Just a quick update on a supposed new feature which was added recently into ArcheAge Closed Beta 4. As reported on Korean gaming website, GameMeca, a new tracking system for thieves was implemented. You see, while players have their own houses, farm animals and plants from where they can obtain lumber, fruits and more, other players may steal these items when the owner is not around. This caused a huge problem leading to complains in the game forums.
XLGAMES, the developer, has apparently come up with a solution. Whenever such thefts occur, there is a chance of footsteps appearing on the ground nearby. The owner may then click on them and obtain an item with the print on it. Once activated, the thief will gain 1 penalty point. Once 100 points are reached, the thief will be sent to jail. There might be other solutions in the works as ArcheAge is seemingly vulnerable to such acts given the freedom players have.