We are happy to announce that starting August 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM PDT the Divine Gateways will open once more for limited Apocalypse testing sessions! For more information, check out our FAQ here: https://ashesofcreation.com/news/2019-08-14-steam-announce-and-play-test-faq-for-ashes-of-creation-apocalypse

[Important Announcement] New Forum & Forum Downtime 5/30 – 5/31

<p style="color:#ffb612; font-size:20px;"><strong>New Forum & Forum Downtime 5/30 – 5/31</strong></p>

Greetings! We have some really exciting news for the Ashes of Creation community!

We understand that our current forums have had some hiccups with eating posts and making it difficult for users to verify accounts and login. We have been working with our web team to try to fix these issues but ultimately decided that a new forum software would be the best route for our enthusiastic community.

So, what does this mean?

<p style="color:#c3834c;"><strong>New Forums</strong></p>

Yes, that’s right! We will be moving off of bbPress (the current forums) to the state-of-the-art Vanilla forums. Vanilla forums host some of the largest gaming communities in the world including EA, Oculus, Sega, and many others.

Here is a sneak peek at how they will look:
<img src="https://3wa6swswssi2rh7s6nj1ju16-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/forum-sneak-peek.png" alt="New Forums Sneak Peek" />

What else does this mean?

<p style="color:#c3834c;"><strong>Forum Downtime</strong></p>

In order to migrate our existing forums (yes, even your disappearing posts) to Vanilla, we need to have the current forums go down so that we can export the database and migrate that data to the new forum software.

Here’s how it will work:

• Tuesday, 5/30 at 10PM PDT / 5/31 1AM EDT / 5AM UTC forums will be locked to any further replies (however, they will still be viewable).

• Wednesday, 5/31 at 2PM PDT / 5PM EDT / 9PM UTC the new forums will go live (same URL).

<p style="color:#c3834c;"><strong>How Will the New Forums Work?</strong></p>

You’ll be able to log in with your existing username and password just like before. All of your previous posts, avatars, etc. will be there.

<p style="color:#c3834c;"><strong>New Forum Features</strong></p>

Additionally, we will all get tons of new features to play with, including:

• Advanced Profiles
• Friends/Groups
• Private Messages
• Visual (WYSIWYG) Posts (no more having to code)
• Custom Forum Badges
• Polls
• Q&A’s
•Forum Gamification (earn ranks for posting, which unlock additional features/badges)
• Self-Moderation Tools (is someone saying sandals aren’t cool? – click on the post to report it to the moderators!)
• Auto-Save Posts (yessssss!)
• Faster Load Times
• Works Great on Mobile
• Forum Tutorial

<p style="color:#c3834c;"><strong>Thanks for Your Patience</strong></p>

We greatly appreciate your patience as you’ve trudged through with us on the old forums. They were great when we were starting out but now that we’re getting so big, I’m sure you will agree, these new forums will be a welcome change.

Also, as a treat to all of you for sticking through the old forums, everyone who created a forum account up until 5/30 will receive a unique forum badge – “Survivor of Original Forums”. We will try to have the badges ready for launch on 5/31 but it may take a few days to apply to all of the accounts (there are a lot of you hehe).

Have any questions regarding the new or old forums? Give us a shout!
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  • Is it weird that I'm extremely excited about this? My eyebrows are erected.
  • <blockquote class="d4pbbc-quote"><div class="d4p-bbp-quote-title"><a href="https://www.ashesofcreation.com/forums/topic/important-announcement-new-forum-forum-downtime-530-531/#post-29857">Sarumonin wrote:</a></div>Is it weird that I’m extremely excited about this? My eyebrows are erected.

    </blockquote>

    That's what she said. xD
  • GOOD NEWS!!!!!
  • I'm with you my friend. #eyebrowserected
  • <blockquote><div class="d4p-bbp-quote-title"><a href="https://www.ashesofcreation.com/forums/topic/important-announcement-new-forum-forum-downtime-530-531/#post-29857">Sarumonin wrote:</a></div>Is it weird that I’m extremely excited about this? My eyebrows are erected.

    </blockquote>

    Not weird at all. As a forum geek I feel the same :D
  • <blockquote><div class="d4p-bbp-quote-title"><a href="https://www.ashesofcreation.com/forums/topic/important-announcement-new-forum-forum-downtime-530-531/#post-29857">Sarumonin wrote:</a></div>Is it weird that I’m extremely excited about this? My eyebrows are erected.

    </blockquote>

    Same but not my eyebrows :)
  • Can't wait! Love the unique forum badge :)
  • Hells yeah! Bring it on!
  • Wow, amazing work. I am impressed with all the info and details. The way you handle this and all your other info gives me goosebumps. Keep up the great work !
  • sweet
  • Yay, no more messages disappearing into the void!
  • Cant wait :)
  • Does the tutorial come with counselling for post traumatic stress disorder ?
    Just saying!
    :D
  • Awesome, I love Vanilla!

    But, maybe a suggestion... things like this can sometimes go awry. Maybe it would be better just to delay it a few days until the Kickstarter is done, just in case? Then you don't have to risk downtime at a very critical juncture of the campaign!

    Either way, I'll be here :)
  • It will be funny if we see all the posts appear that were re-posted 20 gazillion times trying to get them to stick.
  • Like button. Dislike button.
  • Well Done! Now we can develop a more complex Community. :)
  • Awesome news! I'm especially looking forward to some of the self-moderation tools and fancy badges.
  • <blockquote><div class="d4p-bbp-quote-title"><a href="https://www.ashesofcreation.com/forums/topic/important-announcement-new-forum-forum-downtime-530-531/#post-29861">Yaviey wrote:</a></div><blockquote>
    <div class="d4p-bbp-quote-title"><a href="https://www.ashesofcreation.com/forums/topic/important-announcement-new-forum-forum-downtime-530-531/#post-29857" rel="nofollow">Sarumonin wrote:</a></div>
    Is it weird that I’m extremely excited about this? My eyebrows are erected.

    </blockquote>
    That’s what she said. xD

    </blockquote>



    Killed me on at the gym. Didn't expect that and busted out laughing.
  • Sorry misread the Headline >.< . I wonder how mobile would look. I tend to use that a lot
  • Obviously, this makes me happy.
  • Great news indeed! The old forum has been very frustrating, but <Survivor of Original Forums> totally makes up for that <3 Great idea!

    <blockquote><div class="d4p-bbp-quote-title"><a href="https://www.ashesofcreation.com/forums/topic/important-announcement-new-forum-forum-downtime-530-531/#post-29944">Stabby wrote:</a></div>Like button. Dislike button.
    </blockquote>

    This is something I'd like to see in some form. At least upvoting single posts AND threads + a custom "sort by upvotes" in listview would be awesome.
    Will there be an advanced search function? I like to search for specific keywords in specific sub-forums and be able to decide whether my results will show as either threads or posts! User-X Filter would also be nice.
  • Great news indeed! The old forum has been very frustrating, but <Survivor of Original Forums> totally makes up for that <3 Great idea!

    <blockquote><div class="d4p-bbp-quote-title"><a href="https://www.ashesofcreation.com/forums/topic/important-announcement-new-forum-forum-downtime-530-531/#post-29944">Stabby wrote:</a></div>Like button. Dislike button.
    </blockquote>

    This is something I'd like to see in some f.orm. At least upvoting single posts AND threads and a custom "sort by upvotes" in l.istview would be awesome.
    Will there be an advanced search function? I like to search for specific keywords in specific sub-forums and be able to decide whether my results will show as either threads or posts! User-X Filter would also be nice.

    And I sure know I am gonna have to delete some duplicate threads of mine then.
  • Great news indeed! The old forum has been very frustrating, but "Survivor of Original Forums" totally makes up for that :3 Great idea!

    <blockquote><div class="d4p-bbp-quote-title"><a href="https://www.ashesofcreation.com/forums/topic/important-announcement-new-forum-forum-downtime-530-531/#post-29944">Stabby wrote:</a></div>Like button. Dislike button.
    </blockquote>

    This is something I'd like to see in some f.orm. At least upvoting single posts AND threads and a custom "sort by upvotes" in l.istview would be awesome.
    Will there be an advanced search function? I like to search for specific keywords in specific sub-forums and be able to decide whether my results will show as either threads or posts! User-X Filter would also be nice.

    And I sure know I am gonna have to delete some duplicate threads of mine then.
  • Great news indeed! The old forum has been very frustrating, but "Survivor of Original Forums" totally makes up for that :3 Great idea!

    <blockquote>Like button. Dislike button.</blockquote>


    This is something I'd like to see in some f.orm. At least upvoting single posts AND threads and a custom "sort by upvotes" in l.istview would be awesome.
    Will there be an advanced search function? I like to search for specific keywords in specific sub-forums and be able to decide whether my results will show as either threads or posts! User-X Filter would also be nice.

    And I sure know I am gonna have to delete some duplicate threads of mine then.
  • Saru, you made my day with that eyebrowthing x)
    Good news!
  • Finally!! I can reply in peace, without the forums eating my posts. I was so longing for this! thanks, @yaviey ! I'm eagerly waiting for the new forums!
  • Omg yas! So excited :'3
  • WOOOOHOOOO!!

    Can we have more than one Badge showing?
  • WOOOT!
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