Latest ArcheAge the update is a limited update that mainly deals with bug fixes and a few mission glitches, but significantly it changes and updates the Fresh Start server content schedule to defer “for until further notice”.
The team has quietly updated the plan recently to postpone the restart of the Fresh Start servers to work on the details. All unopened Fresh Start servers are now listed as TBD 2022. Because publish change happened in early December, the plan for Fresh Start servers received a lot of community feedback to protect against mining and exploiting power. One of the recent changes made was to remove the Double the Gain event from all servers, not just the Fresh Start server as originally intended.
Kakao’s team made some tweaks to Fresh Start shortly after handing over publication, but what they found was a lot of potential for abuse. Things like player trades, mail, and events are initially limited. Housing permits and other awards have previously been pushed back to later tiers. Other access rights, like the ability to send mail and participate in private transactions have been set to level 10 to prevent people from simply creating accounts and then spamming chat for RMT ads or using accumulated bonuses forward to mining.
Recently, the latest update shows that they have banned over 21,000 accounts for RMT and fraud. This is an ongoing process that has resulted in some accounts being suspended while they need time to complete their investigation. The step to delay the progress and startup of the Fresh Start servers is still understandable as the initial investigations are still ongoing. Even with some railings they’ve put in place and with the team monitoring for possible fraud or spam, it gives them time to clear the backlog and plan things to work towards. The goal is to provide a fairer game for everything.
See patch notes at ArcheAge.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/archeage-update-postpones-next-fresh-start-servers-until-further-notice-2000124019 ArcheAge Updates Delay Next New Server Start Up Until More Notice