Official Livestream - August 17th @ 2 PM PST - Q&A thread


Hey, everyone! 
Once again we’re collecting questions to answer during the August 17th Twitch stream starting at 2:00 PM PST/PDT.

Please post your questions in this thread and we’ll pick around 10 or so to answer live on-stream. Please, only one question per person. Additional questions will likely not get answered. 

Thanks for your help!
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  • MalgusMalgus Member alpha-0-rank
    Hello intrepid 
    I love the amazing work you do <3.
    My question is will there be future road maps for future  patches so we have a rough idea when certain content  comes into the test phases or the live game so we can keep building the hype :).
  • AutumnLeafAutumnLeaf Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    How excatly will cosmetics work, will they only change appearance or will for example a racial skin change the name of our race etc.
  • NarysNarys Member ✭✭✭✭
    Will we ever see anything resembling the majestic Yata from ArcheAge in game?
  • VoidShadowVoidShadow Member ✭✭✭
    What is the planned raito of land to sea or land to water in general? (Swamps and marshes count as land)
    Where there is light, there is shadow. I am the shadow without the light. The shadow of nothingness. The VoidShadow
  • nagashnagash Member alpha-0-rank
    Will we be able to customise our summons, e.g. can necromancers give their undead armour and weapons to fit a role better?

    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead do not fight one another. The dead have no desires, no petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • MorlezanMorlezan Member
    I don't know if this was already asked or answered (new to the forums and will be my first time watching the live stream). My question is; will guilds provide perks and also will there be a tax mechanic that can be regulated in the guilds? I just feel that if the guild provides perks to it's members the members should be prepared to be taxed (a small percent say 5% on profits) just something I think would be cool though I bet many will disagree. 
  • beyond89beyond89 Member ✭✭
    Hello i have a question:

    "Are players going to have a possibility's as getting marry between them, and what benefits they will have as a couple (talking about buff, atk ,def or etc.) are we able to make a social life in game?"

     

  • DraugShadeDraugShade Member ✭✭
    Without going into much detail, how integrated is the anti-cheat/anti-bot functionality at this point? I know it was stated this was being built in from the ground up, would like to know if we should expect having AV/firewall issues during the Alphas or any feedback you guys are looking for on that side.

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  • CobraKingCobraKing Member
    How would you describe Ashes to someone who doesn't play MMOs that would make them want to play it?
    And if they do join will their buying alpha packs etc. count toward the 15% referal system ?
  • MorlezanMorlezan Member
    CobraKing said:
    How would you describe Ashes to someone who doesn't play MMOs that would make them want to play it?
    And if they do join will their buying alpha packs etc. count toward the 15% referal system ?
    This is two questions but me personally I'm interested in the referral one.

  • T-ElfT-Elf Member alpha-0-rank
    edited August 9
    Will there be any Player Firsts in Headstart?


  • Deimos21Deimos21 Member
    Statistics. What kind of statistics will there be in game? Will be there be atleast steam-like time play and last logged in? PvP/PK count is a must imo. Everything else would be nice too: total deaths, total mobs killed, total gold earned etc etc.
  • PsyM3XPsyM3X Member
    Will the Tanking role lean more towards damage done coverts to threat (WoW) or abilities that have taunt mechanics built into them (ESO)? I personally don't like ESO's tanking because it is almost a guarantee that my party will be attacked on larger group pulls.
  • Azrael007Azrael007 Member
    edited August 9
    Will AoC include a replay system? If so, how indepth is it going to be? Example: Being able to replay/rewatch a Castle Siege that you had previously taken part in.
  • CaelronCaelron Member ✭✭✭
    Since many of us love the beautiful art and graphics of the game - Will it be possible to have Intrepid Studios build PC's for its players to buy based on the graphics?

    I imagine this won't be sorted out until near the official launch after much of the back-end and front-end testing, but for those hardcore gamers out there, perhaps something along the lines of tiered models:
    Running the game:
    Low settings: $500
    Mid settings: $1000
    High settings: $1500
    Ultra settings: $2000+
    Developer build (what the developers are using): $$

    Obviously these are just random estimates and the actual costs will fluctuate as the market changes for various parts.  And a surcharge for time and effort to setup the hardware, then load the Operating System and the Game.
    Maybe even include a webpage showing the anticipated parts and cost of parts for each tier... maybe become a computer building game company in addition?

    ... or Ashes of Creation stickers to put on our cases.  That works, too.
  • AeonAuronAeonAuron Member alpha-0-rank
    Will there be other ways of getting Alpha 1 access?
    Auron
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  • DarksaberDarksaber Member ✭✭
    edited August 14
    Can you elaborate on particle effects on weapons to denote their rarity / importance? For instance will there be elemental effects on swords? (Such as fire or frost damage).
    There is no salvation without destruction, no hope this side of death.
  • YuccaPalmYuccaPalm Member
    How will you prevent Alpha 1 players from having too much of an advantage above players who couldn't test the game for about 1 year. It would be nice if AOC wouln't feel like those asian games where people played it on other regions for years and know all the ''tricks''.
  • CheapCheap Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 9
    Does a surface node's zoi also incorporate underground/water as well as surface/land and vice versa?
  • LifetreeLifetree Member ✭✭
    Can you create and customize your own potion like HP, MP, regenerate, or even mix them together that take the affect you want to be?
  • sunfrogsunfrog Member alpha-0-rank
    Will there other uses for butter?
    My signature is the wind.
  • Digital_WindDigital_Wind Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 10
    Question about Tavern Player Agency:
    Can we design (or upload) our own Tavern signs in addition to the Tavern's name and what can we expect with things like racial or regional themed music and food?


    Sometimes...when you've been bashing your head against a wall for hours trying to take down a boss and it seems like you will never progress - all you need is a breath of fresh Digital_Wind.
  • McStackersonMcStackerson Member alpha-0-rank
    Besides member slots, what kind of other things can a guild unlock as they advance?
  • Vorch21Vorch21 Member
    -Will classes (NOT archetypes) could get REALLY specific unique passive skills, lore, combat mechanics, unique bonuses from stats and equipment (like certain classes in DnD games)?

  • EveryHoleIsAGoalEveryHoleIsAGoal Member
    edited August 10
    What is the expected time to kill between evenly geared players. specifically how quickly can the highest burst damage classes kill squishy evenly geared enemies, and how does that compare to tank classes? From my experience, too long and it disadvantages high damage classes, and too short, it will disadvantage tankier classes 
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