ArcheAge: CEO of Trion Weighs in on State of the Alpha
On May 29th, Scott Hartsman, the CEO of Trion, sent out and Email update to everybody currently participating in the Alpha. I gotta say, it feels pretty good to have a CEO care enough about the state of the game to personalize an Email for the community. Here's what we've seen:
Hi, everyone --
I wanted to send a personal thank you for all of your support in bringing ArcheAge to the West. We hope you've been having as much fun as we have seeing the Alpha go from a downright tranquil place to a world teeming with life - farming and building, trade and crime, justice and piracy, loyalty and betrayal - in such an incredibly short amount of time.
It's been an amazing experience watching the sandbox come to life, and we're all extremely thankful to you for being a part of it.
A quick update on the testing process: Since releasing the Founders' Packs, we've had a lot more of you come on board than expected, and we're happy to report that the servers have been able to keep up with it pretty well!
The massive number of Archeum Founders has really helped us stress test the way we do things: We've already had to expand the capacity of the server to three times the number of characters that one world is expected to have. That you've propelled ArcheAge as high up as the #2 game on all of Twitch.tv has really been humbling for all of us. It makes us want to work even harder to deliver the best release that we possibly can. You're an incredibly active bunch, too! While we were expecting a good turnout, you really blew the doors off: After the first Alpha weekend, we immediately doubled the amount of server hardware. After the first week, we saw that more than 80% of you were still playing every day and we upgraded it again. We're going to hold it here for now while we focus on an imminent new Alpha update and on the Beta and launch buildouts in our US and EU datacenters, which we're happy to report are well underway.
Your Alpha play and feedback absolutely help shape the game. They directly inform our ongoing conversations with XLGames as to how to best deliver this western version of ArcheAge and where we should collectively take it in the future. We thank you for the feedback so far, and ask that you keep up the great job in further testing, all the way through launch later this year, and beyond!
CEO, Trion Worlds
Some people may have trouble believing some of the claims made in this message, but we here at 2p chose to let Trion have the benefit of the doubt in situations like this. Hopefully, we'll see the community input shaping how the game launches. We've been burned in the past, I'm hoping we won't get burned here.
What do you think of this message? Will Trion keep their promises? Let us know below.