Recently, I have acquired a Korean account to play on the Korean servers of Archeage. This was to gather information about the upcoming 3.0 patch.
Starting today, I will be making a series of posts to showcase some of the new changes in 3.0. The first in the series is the crafting bunch, and today, I’ll start with the Commerce vocation! Disclaimer: This information may not be accurate since there may be changes from the Korean to the North American/European version. This is to provide some knowledge about what to expect in the 3.0 update.
Commerce in 3.0 has changed a bit from the previous versions. A noticeable change is the lack of Quality Certificates for the Speciality/Fellowship/Fertilizer packs. These are now replaced by a crafting fee.
In fact, all crafted items have a crafting fee. Some are to replace the cost for the items originally used in the crafted item (such as armor; now they do not require Blue Salt Gloves and such, but have a crafting fee that amounts to that cost).
As one may see, the materials for the Arcum Iris Lavaspice pack have increased from the NA/EU version (as seen here). I believe increase in materials is going to be compensated by the increase in ALL trade pack values.
Another noticeable thing is the addition of Gilda Stars to some packs.
This pack from Falcorth requires the crafter to use one Gilda Star. This seems to have affected the packs that were made more frequently than the other in that zone. Maybe this was to encourage crafting of the other pack?
However, there seems to be a good side to this. There have been rumors of the packs made with Gilda Stars being more valuable than the other, so it may be worth giving up a Gilda Star for some extra gold.
Something else to take note of is some packs have higher crafting fees than others. Those are the fellowship packs and the fertilizer packs (that are made at upgraded houses). These packs have a 75 silver crafting fee.
Now, some of you may be wondering about the new trade packs coming out in 3.0. Nuia has six new packs added, Haranya four. (Nuia has three zones added in 3.0. Haranya gets two).The screenshots below will show what those materials for packs are.
Nuian Packs (Roll over to see the zone)
Harani Packs (Roll over to see the zones)
*Forgot that there’s probably fellowship/fertilizer packs too… I’ll edit this post to add those in tomorrow… Haven’t seen anything about larders yet either, so keep an eye out! ^^