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ArcheAge Trade Guide

 ArcheAge is a living world up for grabs. You’ll build farms, ships, mansions, and, with the help of a heroic guild, castles to dominate surrounding lands. But as sure as the heart of ArcheAge lives in the structures you create, itsblood – carefully crafted, region-specific goods – can be found tucked into Trade Packs racing across dusty caravan trails and secret shipping lanes. Read on to lift the veil (and get a leg up) on this world of player-driven trade! (click ----> Cheap archeage gold, delivery time 5 to 10 minutes)
Trading 101

Trading is the art (and thrill and business) of getting valuable Trade Packs across the continents of ArcheAge. It’s a way to earn precious gold, and it’s the only way to earn important crafting components as well as Gilda Stars required to buy building and ship blueprints along with specialty goods from Mirage Isle.

It’s a source of great risk: opportunistic players could be waiting over the next hill or around the next island, armed to the teeth and prepared to relieve you of your wares. And it’s a source of greater rewards: the farther you travel, the more you can make… and the more you can offer would-be guards!

Sounds great! How do I start?
To run a trade route, you must craft (or find or steal) a Trade Pack, transport it to another region, and deliver it to a Trade NPC. A helpful Trading Guide NPC will give you a quest to craft and deliver your first Trade Pack as you level through your race’s starting zones. Note: Don’t worry about thieves to start – your first run should be between safe regions on your home continent!

Of course, Trade Packs are heavy and will encumber your character, so expect to be slowed (and without access to your glider or the use of world gates).

How do I craft a Trade Pack?
To craft a Trade Pack, you must visit a Specialty Workbench. These Workbenches can be located on your map under the Infrastructure section – simply ensure the checkbox next to “Specialty Workbench” is checked and its location will appear on your map.

Each Workbench (and the Trade Packs it can produce) are region-specific, requiring local ingredients that you can gather and harvest yourself or purchase from other players or the Auction House. Finishing a Trade Pack also requires a Quality Certificate, which you can purchase from General Merchants. Note: Trade Packs can be left safely on your land to be delivered later, but dropped Trade Packs will disappear after 6 days!

Where do I deliver it?
Once you’ve crafted your Trade Pack, you will need to deliver it to a Gold Trader, Resource Trader, or Gilda Star Trader in another region … or another continent! Gold Traders reward you with gold, Resource Traders reward you with important crafting components used in a variety of other recipes, and Gilda Star Traders pay out Gilda Stars you can use to purchase specialty items including blueprints for houses, boats, and more. To receive rewards from a Resource or Gilda Star Trade you must deliver your Trade Pack to the other continent or Freedich Isle.

If you choose a gold reward, it will be delivered to you via in-game mail. Gilda Stars are rewarded immediately, as are materials from the Resource Trader. Note: Not every region has all types of traders. You can browse available traders under the Merchants section of your map.

In general, the longer a trade route, the greater the rewards. Trade routes where you travel across the ocean from one continent to another are often the most lucrative, but they’re also the most dangerous! Your slow movement speed and inability to use a glider while carrying a Trade Pack will make you particularly susceptible to attacks from other players who would like to steal your Trade Pack and turn it in for themselves.

How do I get there?
By Donkey, of course! The Donkey is an early-game quest reward mount – the only one, in fact, that is effective at carrying a Trade Pack. It is not as fast as normal mounts, but is certainly better than walking (or attempting to ride your Elk, Snowlion, Horse, or Leomorph with a Trade Pack equipped).

Other modes of transportation such as ships, farm wagons, and cars have room to carry Trade Packs as well. You can also make use of the world’s automated transport systems such as Airships and Carriages. Note: You cannot use a World Gate while carrying a Trade Pack – that would be cheating!

Safety first!
There are several ways to help protect yourself from would-be bandits and pirates while running a trade route. First, watch your map! PvP regions will enter a Peace period after a great deal of player-versus-player combat has occurred. During this period, no PvP combat is allowed, making it the ideal time to move through with a Trade Pack.

 

When you transport a Trade Pack across the ocean, consider traveling with friends and/or guild members for protection. Player mercenaries might also be available for hire, just make sure that they are reputable and will not turn on you. Remember: The larger the trade caravan, the safer… and the more lucrative for attackers!