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How to Make Money in ArcheAge and Build Your Empire

Do you want to know which are the easiest ways to make money in ArcheAge? One of the most highly anticipated MMORPG’s in years has finally released, and due to its wealth of options, player-driven economy, and less lucrative questing system that other games of the genre, players are clamoring for ways to make money in ArcheAge; especially players who aren’t lucky enough to have patron status.

Developed by XL Games, the Korean studio set up by developer Jake Song, creator of the legendary Lineage. ArcheAge  first released in January, 2013, in South Korea, but launched only this past month in English. The game, described as a “sandpark”, combines the open content style of a “sandbox” game, with the more structured play experience of a “themepark” game, and features a traditional fantasy world of elves and magic. Within this game, players can choose among different lifestyles and systems, such as housing, fighting, farming, trading, shipping, piracy, or justice, allowing users to build castles, claim territory, set up fiefdoms or trade. There are a lot of crafting skills, such as cultivation, farming, and fishing among others, depending on which career you choose to follow.


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There is no doubt every videogaming is big business, and its players take it very seriously, even treating it as a job of sorts in some respects. That is certainly the case with ArcheAge, a very deep and complex game and players can get lost in and devote themselves to. Because we are videogame fanatics, we have gathered six of the easiest ways to make money in ArcheAge, to help you along your way. Check out our list and tell us what you think!

No. 6 Complete Quests

Indeed, monetary rewards for individual quests aren’t very large, yet they can still be a decent source of income, particularly early in the game when launching other ventures needs capital. Besides, when killing monsters to complete quests, they might drop a Coinpurse, which contains silvers and in some cases some valuable crafting materials that can be sold on the auction hall.

No. 5 Cultivation and Farming

Among the various crafting skills in ArcheAge, cultivation is one which can help you earn some money. You can “cultivate” a diversity of animals, such as sheep, cattle, poultry, etc., attending to each animal’s particular requirements and harvest time. Moreover, each product you sell has its specific cost; therefore some will earn you more than others. For people who don’t want to farm themselves, they’ll pay a premium for these items at auction.

No. 4 Planting

Planting different plants and fruits is another way of earning money in ArcheAge. Each product has its particular harvest time, and you can sell what you harvest to NPC’s, or you can for sell the lumber to other players seeking to make boats. Yet, this activity might require some initial investment in seeds or seedlings.

No. 3 Fishing

Another easy way to get some money is fishing. Preparing a rod isn’t hard, and you can make one in the crafting station. Then, you just need to get some earthworms, which you can gather when planting crops, and go to the sea to fish. If you became a fishing fan, you can also build a boat, although that might be pricey, and exposes you to pirates and thieves.

No. 2 Trade Packs

Trade Packs are the best way to get gold in ArcheAge. When reaching level 10, quests become available, and allow you to create and deliver trade packs. Some specialties are specific from a certain region, and you can deliver Trade Packs to Gold Traders on your continent. The only rule is that you cannot deliver the specialties in the region where they were crafted. The further the region you sell your Trade Pack, the more money you get. ArcheAge has been created with the trade pack system at its core, and unsurprisingly, they’re one of the best ways to make money in the game.

No. 1 Thievery and Piracy

And of course, if you don’t fancy working for your gold, you can always go around stealing property from other players. Some illegal farms are unprotected, and players can loot them. Moreover, these players can attack others carrying a trade pack in the PvP zones or at sea. Yet, this activity is a bit risky, as thieves and pirates should be ready to be put on trial and spend time in jail, if they get caught. Small price to pay however for the thrill of the hunt, and free goods.