PSA for New Players
With an influx of players coming into ArcheAge who may have little to no experience with the game, I thought I’d do a post of the more common questions I see asked in Faction chat. I’ll try to be as concise as possible since it’s a long list.
There are ten combat archetypes in AA. Each class is a combination of three. There are NO gear or weapon restrictions based on your class. However, the stats on the 3 types of gear are better suited to certain combinations than others. And some skills require specific weapons like the Battlerage Bash skill needs a shield.
You’ll pick your first combat tree when you create your character. The next one comes at level 5 (I think) and the 3rd at level 10. None of this is permanent. For a fee, you can change your combat trees any time you wish, by visiting a Nui Priestess. You can spec your trees – choose different skills, by using the reset icon at the bottom of the Skills Window (press K).
This flexibility allows you to play different classes using the same character. You’ll just need to carry different types of armor and weapons. Using a good skill builder website will show you skill combinations to help you maximize your output.
PVE Death = Lost XP
If you die in PVE you lose XP. The amount lost is reduced if you’re resurrected by a player. If you want to recover the XP, you can do so for a fee, by interacting with the Nui Priestess where the game resurrected your body. This is the same NPC used to change out combat trees.
The mini map can’t be moved. You can however, use the S, M & L icons on the top left to change the size. You can also have map icons displayed or not, by using the gear icon which is also top left. Open the map itself (M key) to select which icons you want displayed. Changes made on the map are reflected in your mini map. Right-click the map to zoom out to the world view.