[6/4/2020] Summer Update Pt.2


Like part 1, Summer update part 2 is also an incremental patch that doesn’t really give you much new content, but rather just gives you incremental changes to the game. Good news is KR is getting some long wanted features players have always been wanting.


  • Vehicle component modifications for Siege Tanks, Coupe/Roadster series, and the Strada.
  • House Fairies can now run automatic trade pack runs for you.
  • Ranking system for Garden daily scores. Top ranks get rewards.
  • Raid gold payout system. Might be tax exempt.
  • Better combat log
  • Can now use Nation chat/Guild chat even in the Garden instance.
  • Unlocking content for KR’s unchained server.

Vehicle Component Modifications

Archeage has a unique feature no other game really has which are physics engine based the boats and vehicles. This patch lets vehicles be able to swap and modify components of the vehicle like how one would do on a boat. These components each have different unique abilities.

For this update, only the Siege tank, T3 Coupe/Roadster, and Strada will get vehicle modifications, but during late summer, XL is planning to bring vehicle modifications for B200s, and Farm Freighters. Those will have different type of vehicle mods unlike the ones that are being introduced in this patch and further info will come in future Amigo posts.

Redwood Roadster Vehicle Mods
Strada Vehicle Mods
Siege Tank Mods

Customizable Component UI

There are variances between different types of vehicles, but vehicles will have the following categories as slots: Engine, the Frame, Wheel, and Reinforcement component, and vehicle specific component.

The Customizable Component UI for the 3 vehicles.

Normal Parts

Some of the components that are customizable are common for the three vehicles, thus can be equipped on all three of the vehicles. Think of it how the current ship component system is like. Some components like the propellants can only be equipped by specific boats, but things like sails can be equipped on any boat.

Like ship components, vehicle components will have a specific way to obtain and will be regradable to increase its stats.

The following explains what each vehicle component does:

  • Engine: Directly affects the vehicle’s mobility by increasing the vehicle’s acceleration.
  • Vehicle frame: Changes the material that covers the vehicle’s exterior and increases the max HP depending on its material, but can also slow the vehicle due to added weight.
  • Front/back wheels: Increases the vehicle’s movement speed, turning speed, and its grip.
  • Front/side/back reinforcement component: Protects the vehicle from external forces by increasing the vehicle’s physical and magical defense.

The following images are all Normal Parts that can be equipped on any vehicle.

The 3 types of wheels
The front protective component
The back protective component

Vehicle Specific Components

There are also components that can only be equipped by certain vehicles.

  • Siege Tank: Cannon barrel
  • Coupe/Roadster Series: Rapid-fire gun, Cover, Passenger protective pads
  • Strada: Shatigon’s sand cannon, Exclusive/Special cannon
Some of the vehicle specific components.

Extra Info

Like how ship components can only be replaced within range of an Ezi Light, vehicles can only change its components next to the Daru Cart managers. Along side with the vehicle mod change, the following changes are also happening:

  • Siege Tanks now have the physics system applied like other vehicles. This probably means that they can be pushed and flipped?
  • T3 Apex Squall and Comet Speedster is now a 4 wheel driver.

Finally in July, there will be a new car chasing content that requires using these modified vehicles in a the new area called the “Land of Magic” which is located west of Western Hiram Mountains. In August XL also aims to make these vehicles available even in siege.

Left side component is called the Black Dragon’s Howl.
Middle component is called the Leviathan’s Skin.
Right side component is called the Kraken’s Wound.
Vehicle Frames that will be available.
They increase the vehicle’s max HP, but adds weight to the vehicle.
Rapid Fire Gun on the left.
Swift Wheel on the right.

House Fairy Changes

Since House Fairies directly affect the in-game economy, XL took a conservative approach when adding features to the House Fairy system. They’ve gathered some data and decided the make the following changes.

Balance Changes:

  • The required EXP to level from 1 to 10 is now reduced.
  • Gains more EXP during every level.
  • Increased the max level of House Fairies. Originally max level was 20.
  • Appearance of House Fairies are now changeable.
Appearance Changing UI.

Since the fairy has more levels, it can learn new skills. House Fairies can now finally automatically run trade packs for you, but the amount of time it takes to run a pack run is not consistent. Luckily it always turns the trade pack with the highest value so it’s not a huge issue.

Some things to take note of:

  • House Fairy Trade pack runs can only be done once the fairy reaches a certain leve.
  • You need to lend the fairy a Farm cart scroll so that the fairy can use it.
  • It will then start running normal, specialty trade packs from that region.
  • The amount of packs that can be ran by the House Fairy depends on the level of the fairy and the number of packs the farm cart can hold.
  • If the House Fairy is doing something else and is ordered to run packs, it well require more fee (Probably means labor).
House Fairy Trade Pack UI

Guardians of the Garden Ranking System

Basically to promote players to reach higher ranks for their Garden dailies instead of just stopping at rank 6, XL added a ranking system for the amount of points players gained from the Garden scouting daily.

Ranking UI

This rank renews every Monday Midnight and players in the ranking can receive pretty hefty rewards. If a character reaches first place for the first time, it can also receive an achievement as well as a title.


First place receives 200x T4 Hiram scrolls, 50k honor, 20x honor increase while farming pots (craftable), and 2000 gold.

Quality of Life Improvements

Some times you might need to distribute payouts to your entire raid. This is obviously a pain in the arse, so XL finally added a way to send gold payouts. You can now save a list of pre-made Raid member lists to auto invite players to your raid.

UI where you can save the premade raid member lists.

These lists last for 14 days and you can save max 10 of these raid lists. From this UI, you can also distribute gold payouts to all the members.

Things to take note of:

  • You can only save raid lists that have more than 20 players.
  • If a mail is for a particular player is sent using the cheap ass method (that has the mail sending timer), only that player will get its mail after the timer and rest of the members will receive the mail right away.
  • Mail tax applies uniformly for everyone.

So the gold payout system will have the previously mentioned 20% tax system applied so you can notice the disgusting 40 gold tax for each player when sending out a 200 gold payout.

XL will look at the system usage and determine whether they feel the need to make this tax exempt though.

Honestly shit game amirite?

Combat Log Improvements

Basically the combat log was shit so the floating damage numbers weren’t getting displayed if the target had shields effects on itself.

The term “absorbed” in the combat log will now only show the amount of damage that has been negated by the shield.

The floating damage numbers will now show the raw damage output before any calculations happened and the combat log will show you the rest of the information you need.

You can now see the floating damage includes the absorbed damage.

Combat Effect Changes

Basically some terms in Archeage were very vague. Like wtf is Toughness and Resilience in regards to character stats?

Lots of these big and small name changes are specific to Korean so it’s not really worth mentioning all of them, so I’ll just write about some of them.

  • Replaced the terms “Increased & Reduced” to “+ and -“.
  • Resilience is now called Critical Resistance.
  • Toughness is now called PvP Damage Resistance.
  • Shield Defense Penetration stats are all removed and Shield Defense Penetration rate will be a flat 50% chance across the entire game.

Cross Server Instance Chatting Improvement

So basically in the Garden instance, only players from the main server that had the Garden instance hosted at that time period could’ve used guild chat and nation chat. This is some ass coding, but yeah KR players have been living that way for months.

Finally XL is changing it so that any players can enjoy using nation chat, family chat, and guild chat while they are in the Garden instance.

Yeah, uhh… We’re probably not getting this within the next year.

KR Unchained Server Content Unlock

KR’s Unchained server is finally getting Castle Sieges and Territory contents unlocked. When other content that are still locked in Garden will open is non announced yet and XL says they aren’t going to rush it.

So here it is, part 2 of the Summer update. It’s a god damn shame we won’t be able to chat properly in the Garden instance for the next couple months to a year in Garden when KR can literally do it.

But anyway, what do you expect from XL and Gamigo anyway?

[6/4/2020] Summer Update Pt.1


Well well well… I don’t think anyone will be pleased for the this patch, but here it is. It’s seriously making me want to quit the game honestly, but I do want to feel the golden ages of Archers that’s going on in KR. They’re not even op; they’re just usable now.

I know I’m late with the patch. I’ve been dumbfounded with the patch and forgot to translate them lol

Here’s an obligatory image for the patch note XL uploaded in their post. One of the main quest will be where you have to chase this umm… worm thing with a car to stop it from malfunctioning.

Seems to be an asset used in the upcoming new main quest.

Anyway, here we go.


  • June patch (Pt.2) includes vehicle modification patches and July (Pt.3) includes new main quests after the garden main quest.
  • Improving the Trading system. (AKA. Taxing players for no reason just to reduce the amount of gold in the game.)
  • New KR Unchained server and KR Legacy server merges.

Fucking up the Trading System

First of all, let me be clear that I’m very biased towards this change, but like literally everyone in the KR Archeage forum is mad about this patch.

No one knows how this will translate to NA/EU with Gamigo publishing our region and how the tax for the AH is already different in NA/EU compared to KR, but only time will tell (or I guess only Gamigo will tell).

So XL always wanted to increase the Auction House tax within the game. There were previous attempts trying to increase it, which ultimately got cancelled due to massive uproar. XL seems to be finally pushing it and ignoring player concerns. Moreover this tax will be getting applied to not only the Auction House, but also mails, personal trades, and building sales. Their excuse is that adding taxes to every single user trading mechanisms would umm… prevent/sway away people from buying gold… which is absolute bull shit, but that’s what XL is claiming anyway.

On April, there was a huge item exploit in which XL ended up not revealing the details about. Players reported that a Chinese gold seller sold at least 1 Million gold on Korea’s Unchained server for extremely cheap prices. This caught XL’s attention, hence a massive wave of ban of innocent players got banned.

After this incident, XL decided to push the following changes:

  • Now taxing 20% of the gold being traded in Auction house, Personal trade, Mail, and Building Sales on every server. (Legacy and Unchained. Unchained had slightly higher tax than Legacy and now both are now 20%.)
  • Increased the maximum amount of gold that can be trade with Personal Trade and Mail for every server. Previously had a 200k gold limit.
  • Archelife (KR Legacy’s version of Patron) benefits now get 25% discount from the existing tax for Auction house trades. (Lulu Pouches do not get this benefit. Lulu pouches are basically KR’s version of APEX.)
  • Removed Auction house 50% tax exemption from PC cafes.
  • Lulu Pouches now have a 10% tax when listing and will have a min/max limit price on how much you can list the item for.

So basically the first 2 dot points are already in effect for Korea’s Unchained server. As a big picture, overall the tax will get increased by about 5% instead of the 20% written above, because patron benefits include a 25% exemption.

TL;DR: There’s already 10% for AH tax. This patch increases tax to 20%, but the Patron players will be paying 15% for tax instead.

Other types of trades mentioned above don’t seem to benefit from Patron tax exempt, but I’ll double check this later.

Setting the min/max price is for XL to artificially control how much they want their gold to be worth with their credit and to prevent gold irregular transactions happening with basically APEX. Currently Lulu Pouches has a 1% tax like NA/EU’s APEX, but if they expect Lulu Pouches to be used as a currency (due to gold being taxed), they’ll start increasing the tax for Lulu Pouches as well.

XL claims the exact numbers are not finalized, but they already posted Part 2 of the Summer Update without further mentioning the trade system tax changes so…. yeah… probably will stay the same.

XL is also working on a Raid gold payout distribution feature, which has been explained in Part 2 of the patch. I’ll talk about it in the next post.

New KR Unchained Server and Legacy Merge

KR Unchained Server

In May 28th, KR is getting a new Unchained server. Unlike NA/EU that got multiple unchained servers at the start, KR only got one, so it kind of makes sense to open another server. Apparently KR’s Unchained server is continuously getting new players, which is good news.

Legacy Merge

KR’s servers: Damian, Eahnna, and Orchidna server has been losing activity, so XL is planning to merge the three servers this Summer. Further details will come soon. Wait where’s Nui server’s merge?

Anyway this was some grim news. But yall take care from the Coroner.