Farewell, ArcheAge

It may have seemed apparent that I wasn’t posting for a while. Got pretty busy in real life, and have finished most of my “goals” in game.

I’ve had a wonderful time playing this game even though my character will never hit the 6,000 Equipment Points mark, haha. Clipper harpooning and other mischief with friends made the game enjoyable. But with my loss of interest in the game, I believe that it is time to pack my bags and move on.

That being said, I am grateful for this game to spark my curiosity in the Korean language, which I have plans to continue to study as I’d like to translateย The Fir and the Hawk novel I bought, the story on which ArcheAge is based upon. I also plan to visit Korea once I know enough (and when I save up money for that trip ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Seeing the faults in ArcheAge made me want to develop a game of my own, in the future. I am currently working on the story, combat, items, maps and races of my game’s world, which does not have an official title as of now (I am thinking of The Laikan Project for it though). For my game, I wish a huge open world revolving around the sandbox play style, while providing enough content, through means of exploration, extensive quest lines with choices that can affect the outcomes, and incentives for PvP/PvE.

Going back to ArcheAge, I’ll most likely hop on time to time for the next few months, and by the beginning of next year, I’ll be out.

Again, I’d like to thank those in game and those who read the blog for making the game enjoyable and a bit more interesting. As much as I’d like to stay and play for a while more, I feel that there are bigger things in life calling for me in my future. College is coming up soon, and then work or some entrepreneurial venture after that.

If you’d still like to communicate with me, you can message me at percymeetsarcheage@gmail.com (through email or Google Hangouts!). Thank you all for the fun! โค Even as the years go on, I’ll remember these 2-3 years as some of the more interesting ones, with all the different people I’ve met.

Farewell, ArcheAge! Good luck for what may come your way in the future!

This Blog Will Be Put on Hold for (at least) Several Months, So I Can Focus my Studies on the Korean Language

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve mentioned in the past that I would start learning the Korean language. I have learned a good amount of the alphabet so I will aim to learn how to form sentences next. Then, I will focus on expanding my vocabulary.

As a consequence, I will need to put in a lot more time into that. I cannot invest as much time into this blog as language learning is a very focused thing that requires a lot of effort and dedication.

This means that this blog will not be updating with any information from Korea. Additionally, I made a promise to myself. This promise is to never use Google Translate for translating purposes again, unless I want to its Text-to-Speech feature.

Occasionally, I’ll hop on to write how y’all are doing (and my progress), but other than that, please don’t look at this blog for any update past the 3.5 ArcheAge update, until I formally declare I have returned.

I will abandon Google Translate, and aim to use solely the knowledge I learn, plus a few dictionaries and other Korean resources.

It will take a lot of self-discipline as I have not really done this before. I have taken on French and it was quite easy to get the basics of the French language down.

But now, I am going to undertake a language I truly want to learn. Not only do I want to be able to translate articles from ArcheAge Korea accurately, but I want to eventually provide transcripts from videos and even talk to the Korean players without much trouble.

I honestly haven’t had such a passion to do something like this in a long time, but I can’t wait for the doors that open when I can talk, read and write in Korean. Just like any other language, there’s bound to be challenges that arise.

But, I’ll do my best and not give up! One day, I’ll be able to be fluent in Korean, and even work on learning other languages!

I would have never had thought that this game would persuade me to learn a language that I wasn’t interested in the past.

And now, I announce that this blog is on hold.

Thank you all for your support. I love y’all ๐Ÿ’•

Going to Update ALL 3.5 Posts since KR has Changed their Stuff from the Last Time I Posted!

It’s probably a bit late… But I’ll be updating all of the posts I’ve made for 3.5. I’ve been aware of most of the changes but I have not updated any of them because there’s been so much happening with exams and such.

Additionally, I will be expanding this blog to more than just patch notes as I’d like to include more of the creator community (from all regions) in. I hope to have more time then ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m Learning Korean! plus a few other things

Hey everyone!

I’ve recently started playing AA again (about 1.5 months ago) so I decided I’ll tell y’all what’s been up.

  • I’m learning Korean (finally)! As of right now, I’ve only gotten down about half of the alphabet, but I hope that within a year, I won’t have to use Google Translate as much. (In other words – more accurate info!)
  • Additionally, I’m trying to hop on ArcheAge Japan to see if I can find interesting statistics or people there. Oh, and I’ll tackle the Japanese language after I can comprehend Korean okay-ish.
  • One big thing I’m going to do is to switch my education from public to self-studies/homeschooling. With this, I can delve deeply into subjects I’m interested in! I am hoping that I can do ArcheAge-related projects as well! (This will be for the last two years of high school!) I’m doing research on it now, and how to withdraw myself from the public school system. I think it will be great!
  • Going back to Korean language-learning, I have read your comments on that post I published a while back ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll try out the things you’ve recommended.
  • If anyone is interested in mentoring/tutoring me in Korean, it will be much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ Penpals and Skype friends are welcome too! If you play ArcheAge as well, that’s even better!
  • Aaaaand going back to the homeschooling thing… I hope I can go to one of the PAX East events to use my growing journalism skills :3
  • And finally, for ArcheAge-related things to put on my blog… Since I’ve practiced using InDesign enough now, I think I’m ready to launch some kind of PDF guide, or eBook ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be adding more guides over the summer, as well as updating information on the ArcheAge Gamepedia (which is a big fixer-upper). If you have any suggestions for guides (related to crafting, leveling, money-making etc), feel free to comment them ^^

One final question for y’all: How have you been these past few months (IRL or in-game)? I hope it’s been going well ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll be sure to post when I reach a milestone in my Korean language-learning adventure, write up a guide, find some interesting info from the Korean site, or get into the JP version… I forsee that this year will be filled with fun, and I can’t wait to get started on all of this!

Starting On a Different Path

Yesterday, I began playing ArcheAge again. I’ve been playing it sparingly, but after a month and a half, I returned to join the festivities that can only happen in here. My FFXIV subscription had ran out, and there’s no way in-game to pay for the subscription. I’ll stay on AA until I find some way to pay for FFXIV again.

I’ve changed up Percy’s look. It was mainly the hair I wanted to change, but I went and edited her face a little too. This was since I bought one of those coronets off of the Auction House. I’ve been waiting to buy one for a while, haha!

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This shot took forever to take.

It surprised me when I saw how good it came out! I tanned Percy again, and reshaped her face. I aimed for a cherry blossom pink for the hair.

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Yes, she is still a Harani.

Additionally, I’m going to roll healer.

In FFXIV, I rolled a healer and I’m lovin’ it! So I’m going to roll as one here as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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I need to work on getting a better shield for Percy (preferably a Divine Ayanad or Epic Obsidian) and tiering up the club. Or tier up the club and sell it and then use the funds for buying an Epic club. I’m still working it out.

After that, a Divine Obsidian/Ayanad will be my next goal. How am I going to make that much gold? I have no clue. (Yet I have enough gold to buy costumes… Hmm…)

I found a nice club skin too… “Pantheon’s Judgement” – the club skin released with the small Inquisitor Robes pack that was on sale for only a weekend.

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It looks pretty neat, but I’m gonna save up for a nicer club before I image that on. The chances of finding that skin again are low.


Anything new going on with you guys? Any cool plans or events you have in mind?

I want to do a giveaway, but I have nothing to give away, unfortunately. And if I did, it’d have to be on the Nazar server, since I don’t have anything like APEX to give ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Maybe in the future I’ll join the Creator’s program and give away codes from there. But for now, I’ll keep on pushing out stuff.

Take care everyone!

Percy

Just a Little Update…

I apologize for being inactive with posting on the blog lately. Lots of real life stuff going on, such as colleges, exams etc)

There hasn’t been much information released on specifics on 3.5 in Korea yet, so it can only be determined by testing or looking at Korean players’ guides on how they did something.

I’ve been getting sucked into FFXIV as well (playing and leveling with a friend from AA), so I don’t think I’ll be as active as I was on ArcheAge. I’m gonna hop on every now and then, though.

Nevertheless I’ll post information from KR and JP sites (maybe CN, if I feel like deciphering that), for you all. Maybe you guys want to know about the events there? 

It’s just that without anything big to write about, I don’t update the blog. 

I’m planning to rename the URL of the site to just a one word title (so it’s going to be pretty short). It’ll probably encompass games that I will play and want to focus on in the future.

As always, feel free to comment and ask me questions or chat with me whenever you would like to. If you have a request for a certain topic (but not like “How do the quests in Whalesong/Candlestick Strait work?” or more of the strategy involved), you can comment it below and I will see if I can do that for you.

Additionally, my friend and I are planning to hold an event of some sort on the Nazar server. Not sure what, but we hope to attract a lot of people before we go on our break from AA to play FFXIV. Maybe we’ll do giveaways too??? Just wanted to break out from the AA loop for a bit. ๐Ÿ˜›

I will post a video tour of our little town soon though, since we’ve worked hard on making it. You can drop by to see what’s up, if you would like ๐Ÿ™‚

Best Wishes,

Percy โค๏ธ