Archeage Launches Today, So How Was Early Access?

Archeage will be publicly available today for players in North America. So what can you expect? If the early access period was any indication you can expect the following:

  1. Brush up on your Korean; a selection of vendors will speak Korean when you interact with them although this appears to just be the minor voiced parts.
  2. Bugs; ostensibly graphics bugs, I noted a handful related to character modeling.
  3. Server downtime; the servers were inaccessible for more than a few hours at least once during the early access period.

All of the above problems should be familiar to anyone who has experienced a major MMO launch; the Elder Scrolls Online was no exception.