Friday, January 30, 2015

Archeage Streaming with Sneakyminx tonight for serpentis

When the servers for Archeage come up we will be streaming serpentis and following sneaky's stream tonight. Prepare for laugh's and lots of fun. We run an average of at least two runs of serpentis a night. Watch live video from SneakyMinx on

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Archeage Gold Guide

Making gold in archeage is one of the most important tasks that you will need to accomplish. The game includes quite a few gold sinks such as the crafting system which not only will hit your wallet for archeum dust and crystals but also costs you just gold for the regrade system. So today I'm gonna go over some of the methods to make money which are used by a lot of people and then I'll go over some of the unknown methods as well.

One of the biggest methods in game for making money is the pack running while this method costs quite a bit of labor in terms of gathering materials required and then crafting the pack it's also still quite rewarding to run packs. The higher commerce you have leveled the less labor at the cost per crafted pack. As well a chance for successful deals being made which will add on more money. One of the most ideal runs at least for beginners is the rookborne pack. It baffles me why many people choose to not run this pack in servers. The materials cost to run the pack consists of either the following:

30 figs 50 chopped produce
15 orchard puree 10 milk

Both of these packs are very easy to make considering chopped produce is usually very cheap on the auction house you can buy it off other players or craft it from cucumbers fast if you dont mind the labor costs associated. And figs are easy to come by since they produce more fruit every 2 hours. Even a small amount of figs are more of a curse then a blessing cause you will need to keep picking all the time. The milk can be accomplished by cows or a cow pen which also gives fertalizer used for making eco friendly fuel. You have an option with that to either sell the fuel which sells for some decent gold or use it to make your tractor runs faster.

Rookborne packs are 9g 77 silver on average when at 130% and because you only need to use the mountain pass to get up and get into falcorth plains it's a run that usually takes about 2-5 minutes by donkey and about 10-15 with a tractor. You will need to at least have backdrop from shadowplay, teleport from auramancy in order to get up the mountain pass. You can get up using the location in the screenshots below:


And for the people that want to run tractors since it allows you to run 7 packs at a time instead of only one at a time the following screenshots:

 This picture above shows that with the larger cart the 4 pack cart or the 6 pack cart we need to drive backwards to get over this spot in the mountain to avoid getting stuck.
 We can drive normal from this point.
 At this point we will get stuck cause its a mountain ledge but don't worry we just need to owners mark and dismount.
 We will need to cast riders escape in order to get our cart to a place we can drive away at.
 Your cart must be less then 20 meters away you can see by viewing the hp bar for the cart and looking at distance in meters.
 Our cart respawns at the bottom after skill usage
 We keep driving right down the mountain.
 We turn left to avoid getting stuck as the path turns different directions.
 Turn right for this spot and continue driving.
 We exit the mountain and watch for patrol so we don't get killed.
 This spot is a second one for another patrol so becareful.
 Now we have clear driving to our location from this spot.
The more runs you do the lower the pack prices will get as well as the more people running them. Late times or early morning might have little to no one running packs. We can check prices in game using the trade information under vocation tab on the bottom right corner.

We can also use the same method during peace times to run trade packs into rookborne as well as if we have land in rookborne we can run them to our property and wait for peace. This makes it much faster then most trade packs as well as more money.

Another trade pack which is valuable is packs from Windscour Savannah. Those packs when taken to ynystere are 15 gold because of the distance. Cheese packs to Ynystere are 20 gold the only thing to keep in mind with those packs is avoid getting killed since both maps are pvp and also the time it takes to run them. The distance for more gold means more driving. And as most people would agree time is money.

Most people usually prefer to do international trade runs for charcoal to make money. The reason being is charcoal is needed in a lot of crafting. So usually charcoal itself sells for quite a lot of money. Usually between 80 silver to 1 gold or more. Normal packs usually run from about 9 charcoal up too 17 charcoal. Specialty packs are usually 15 to 19 depending on where they have been run from and cheese packs are usually over 20 depending on the distance run. While these packs contain more danger since you need to go across pvp zones out in the water even in the event you lose the pack you will see more reward then losing one in a pvp zone for gold since you will still get 3 to 5 charcoal or more.

Aside from just selling charcoal another method which will depend on the prices in your server there's the option of turning charcoal into crafting materials such as the following:

Wind Spirit Leather
Fine Leather
Viscous Glossy Oil
Opaque Polish
Sturdy Ingots
Small Seed Oil
Fine Lumber
Small Root Pigment

These are just some of the examples and depending on your server some of them might not be worth making. But a lot of times the demand of the items is much higher and people are lazy or would rather spend money instead of extra labor to craft these items. This is where you come in. By taking the time to craft them you can make even more money and increase profits of what you would get out of the charcoal by selling an item which might only cost a few extra silver and makes you 4 to 5 gold or more tripling profit. Sometimes its even a good deal to buy charcoal and turn it into these materials if the price is high enough on the turn out rate.

Another really good way to make money is by consumables the reason being is during pvp and pve situation having a full stock of consumables is the way to win any situation. You can craft different food and drink to increase mana and recover during combat. Some of these items include the following:

Kingdom's Heart
Spellbook: Brick Wall
Spellbook: Unstoppable Force
Nui's Nova
Ancient Library Relic
Kraken's Might
Hardy Soup
Tangy Soda
Deluxe Sandwich

All of the above are a must for most people who pvp or do pve dungeons. So these will always be in high demand unless the server your playing on has a bunch of noobs which know nothing about the game. So they will need these items and likely pay money though the auction house to obtain them.

Another good way is making the rank 3 items potions and food since many people leveling usually run out of food by the time that rank 3 or 4 levels are hit. Low level quests give food up to around 30 or so and then the quests stop giving food which then requires the user to start buying food from the auction house and from other players.

With 1.7 coming out soon fishing will also have newer more valuable uses including needing to be 90k to do the ice fishing which gets added as well as fishing contests which give some pretty valuable items. Fishing currently makes decent money in terms of how much labor is required to turn profit over.

Selling cow pens and beehives are another really good way to make money but keep in mind the cost of materials ive seen plenty of stupid people post cow pens for like 15g when it costs 20 gold to actually craft them. I end up having to buy them all out then list them higher and turning out profit on them.

Maxing out professions like logging since houses will always need wood or stone as well as crafting which always needs a big supply of wood as well. Stone is a big seller as well as some of the higher level stone products in order to go inside some of the new dungeons and crafting the vehicles's. High logging also makes rubber which is used for car tires they require a lot so you can usually sell them for 15g on average. If people are selling lower then that its likely they don't understand they can make more. Aspen hardwoods are used for beehives and so are lake dawn essences from fishing both can sell really well and make a person alot of money.

Another money maker is south of fredrich there are old vases and chests. The chests require killing 2 star elites for keys while the old vases don't really require anything aside from labor and a short cooldown. While the old vases have been nerfed because there is a cooldown which has been added do to all the botters using these to farm money they still give 1 to 2g on average of vendor items. The chests can contain a relic trade pack which can sell for 5g to 100g but costs the same labor of a trade pack so its more of a gamble labor wise whether you will make a good amount or not.

For the most part making money in archeage is pretty straight forward you can even play the gambling game with the RNG boxes from the shop and make some decent money. Atleast much more then most games ive played since lucky sunpoints bring in 3k gold on average in most servers and lucky red regrade charms bring in about 700g on average. While it is a gamble and you never know what will be pulled out. I will say I have had some decent luck with them. So I won't go and tell you that they are useless cause that isn't true.