Trion Shuts Down APEX Purchases Because of Exploit

Following reports of a new APEX exploit, Trion Worlds has again shut down purchases of APEX. APEX is an item that can be bought with real money and opened for credits in-game. It’s a cornerstone of ArcheAge’s free-to-play economy, because it can be traded or sold on the auction house, it gives free-to-play players a […]

Players Brag About Exploiting APEX

Although Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman recently tried to minimize the effects of a player discovered glitch used to exploit APEX, a quick check around fandom shows that the perception is that it’s a widespread problem. Some players are even bragging about misusing it and getting a slap on the wrist. APEX is an item […]

Trion Worlds CEO Says There’s No APEX Dupe Bug

Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman recently spoke out on reports that there is a bug that users can use to duplicate APEX. This would be a big deal if true, because APEX is an item that can be bought with real money and opened for credits in-game. Because it can be traded or sold on […]

Economic Exploit Discovered in ArcheAge

ArcheAge players got a little tired of praying to RNGesus recently and found a way to cheat the system. What’s the evil opposite of RNGesus, RNGeezlebub? If he exists, these players made a deal with him. The exploit allowed players to force the game to give the loot they wanted when they opened random boxes. […]

ArcheAge Player Claims, Then Proves, They Can Crash Servers Whenever They Want

According to Massively, an ArcheAge player reported they found a bug in ArcheAge that was capable of bringing down servers. And to prove it and to bring it to Trion’s attention, they apparently brought down servers on over the weekend at times they said they would. Twice. Now I know that fixing bugs is important, […]

How Are People Hacking ArcheAge? Let’s Count the Ways

Raptorak at RPG Paradise has written a nice list of ten ways ArcheAge is being hacked. As he points out, this kind of thing happens in every MMO. But it is interesting to see what some bad actors are doing to skirt the system. The list includes these items. Some are counted as two: Map […]

Trion CEO Scott Hartsman Explains Launch Problems

So if you tried to get in Archeage as soon as it launched on the 16th, you might have had a bad time. Or at least a long wait, as early queue lengths could be massive even for people with patron status. Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartman recently defended/explained the launch to Massively, Joystiq’s MMO […]