Tomorrow will mark exactly one month since the first day of the ArcheAge head start, and a lot has happened over the course of that month. We have continued to grow, recruit, and build -- we have made friends, and enemies (mostly enemies), and have even been accused of exploiting and made it to the Tahyang forums.
We successfully made a trade run with our allies in the East, and ran many of our own trade packs all over the world, as well as successfully purchased and built a Merchant ship, and a Galleon (Junk/Cutter).
Our base in Two Crowns has become much more operational over the course of the month -- we were finally able to get buildings moved around and get our Thatched houses and large farms up and working again. We have also began our conquest of a small island, slowly, but surely, we will own it.
Over the next month we plan to push further, acquiring more ships for our fleet, continuing to gear up, and run more successful trade pack runs like our 60 packs in about an hour and a half the other night. Within the month we should see the release of Auroria and new lands opening up in the northern area of the map which should create additional entertainment.
This being said, we we will need to continue recruiting and growing -- we are entering the first month phase which will see a drop in numbers because of the usual first month players who give up after about a month. I finally created a guild crest for actual advertisement, if anyone is interested.
As far as the game in general goes, it continues to be fun -- with a few issues here and there that the company is resolving. Queues are gone, as well as most server character creation restrictions. Server stability still has issues from time to time, but all in all, it is generally not anything to complain about.
For those of you still holding out and haven't checked the game out: http://www.trionworlds.com/archeage/en/
The game is free to download, and free to play, with an optional "Patron" (subscription) package. You can find us on the Tahyang server, on the Western faction (Nuian or Elves). You can also find us on our Teamspeak server -- contact someone for details.