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The new player guide ;)

KriddonKriddon Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
edited July 2020 in General Discussion
Hello fellow adventurers to the world of Verra. Since I believe that finding information about the game can be hard at times. And that I want to make sure the community is well up to date on the game I made this guide. Also please bear in mind that ashes is a game in active development and certain things may change over time. I have made a newer updated version of this post here https://forums.ashesofcreation.com/discussion/44414/the-new-player-guide/p1?new=1 please go here for updates.

FAQ
Nodes are a very big central part to Ashes of Creation. And that may make you ask what are nodes? They are explained by intrepid here.
Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMvubbX-SHg
Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44HChA1Kkfk
In Jahlon's series they are explained in way more in depth here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGdZLAUNfR0
The game has no box price but will have a subscription fee of 15$ per month.
There are 40 man raids.
The server cap goal is currently 10,000.
The map size is about 480km^2 with an additional 100km^2 of Underrealm which is the underground home of the tulnar race. For reference vanilla wow is 207 km^2 and skyrim pre expacs is 37km^2
There is ship combat. https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Naval_combat
There is mounted combat. https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Mounts#Mounted_combat
There are no separate pvp and pve and RP servers, you'll all just have to get along. o:)
The servers for Ashes of Creation Apocalypse are down and currently have no date for coming back up.
There are nine races with the Tulnar being the ninth mutant race who survived after the great calamity. Which you can read about here. https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Lore#The_fall
Picture breakdown of the other 8 races https://ashesofcreation.wiki/images/thumb/7/7d/Race_Chart.png/675px-Race_Chart.png
There is fishing and many other professions.
Explanation of how the pvp flagging system works. https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Player_flagging
If any one has more ideas for FAQs I will add them.

Link to Intrepid's FAQ
https://ashesofcreation.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/360003155053-Frequently-Asked-Questions

Now since your new here's your guide on the community.😁
Here's some links from around the community:
https://twitter.com/MediaAoC
https://www.facebook.com/AshesofCreation
http://aocwiki.net/Main_Page
News sites about the games
https://www.theaocdungeon.com/ (Not sure if site is still a thing, had trouble reaching)
https://www.ashespost.com/
Jahlon from the Paradox Gaming Network. He focuses on quality informative videos about ashes and is also an official content creator.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUBV64rrQSIFjorua7sMsg
The Big Cheeked Giant he talks about ashes a lot.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa8p_tU0dJ37CCE0R0OX3wQ

Some of the latest MMO gameplay footage May 31 2020



They stream on the last friday of every month at 2:00PM EST with updates check the discord to see if there are any changes. (The embed is a bit broken so just click the twitch logo to get to there page)


Great place to discuss the game and get news updates about it.
https://discordapp.com/channels/256164085366915072/270797463907074048
Quotes about the game from Steven Sharif (Creative Director/CEO of Ashes) this is really old but I believe most of it will still be relative.(Bear in mind this was in 2018 and a lot may have changed)
https://forums.ashesofcreation.com/discussion/10158/quotebin-quotes-of-intrepid-team-from-discord/p1
Ashes' release schedule
https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Release_schedule
Live launch is TBD
The directors letter in which the CEO talks about the state of the game
https://ashesofcreation.com/news/2020-04-01-creative-directors-letter
I don't know everything but I do know a lot so if you have any questions I'm your guy.
P.S.
If there are links I should add or anything else wrong please tell me.
Also if anyone wants to link this or copy pasta it somewhere that's cool. I want as many people to be up to date as possible especially since I will periodically update this

Comments

  • Really nice post, so much information for those that need it like me:) Thanks!
  • KriddonKriddon Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Thera2 wrote: »
    Really nice post, so much information for those that need it like me:) Thanks!

    No problem bud. Helping newcomers is the goal.
  • xyxsxyxs Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Hey do you know how to update your role in the forums?
  • poisonzpoisonz Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    1) nodes and how da world changes around nodes
    2) no flying only for a select few
    3) PvP system that might work perfectly
    4)....
    5)gather lots
    6)no BoE

    yw
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  • KriddonKriddon Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Xyxs wrote: »
    Hey do you know how to update your role in the forums?
    @Xyxs
    Update to what? Are you a Kickstarter backer? The pioneer and Braver of Worlds roles were kickstarter goals on ks. If you are a backer and still don't have your role I suggest pinging. @MargaretKrohn or @LieutenantToast on the forums and/or discord or sending in a ticket.
    Also you may want to post questions here
    https://forums.ashesofcreation.com/categories/support-faq
    Did I answer your question and do you have others? :)

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    This Picture is from the kickstarter page.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1791529601/ashes-of-creation-new-mmorpg-by-intrepid-studios
  • xyxsxyxs Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    edited April 2019
    Thanks m8, I sent a message to toast. I am a kickstarter backer, and was trying to have that reflected on my profile.
  • katrokatro Member
    This is beautiful. I just started getting interested in this game recently and was having such a hard time finding information.
  • KriddonKriddon Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    edited April 2019
    Katro wrote: »
    This is beautiful. I just started getting interested in this game recently and was having such a hard time finding information.

    Yeah for some reason there is no mention of the ninth race that we have known about for months on the website. :D
    Glad I could help. :)
  • VolgaireVolgaire Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Nice guide for anyone new to the game c:
  • KriddonKriddon Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Autumnleaf wrote: »
    Nice guide for anyone new to the game c:

    Thanks I'm just doing my best to stop new people asking about raids during streams and to educate the populace to see if ashes is for them. ;)

  • WololoWololo Member, Phoenix Initiative, Hero of the People, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    great post for new players !
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  • VolgaireVolgaire Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Autumnleaf wrote: »
    Nice guide for anyone new to the game c:

    Thanks I'm just doing my best to stop new people asking about raids during streams and to educate the populace to see if ashes is for them. ;)

    Oh if only it was so easy to make them realise the stupidity of asking again and again, well at least we are 1% closer to making them realize ;) great job c:
  • KriddonKriddon Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Xyxs wrote: »
    Thanks m8, I sent a message to toast. I am a kickstarter backer, and was trying to have that reflected on my profile.

    Good to see you got your role added. :)@Xyxs
  • TeylouneTeyloune Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Good Job with putting this together. <3
  • GemiiChanGemiiChan Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Nicely crafted! New players will find this amazingly useful, and itll be a good "quick tip" type of thread for veterans!!

    Thank you! <3
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  • KriddonKriddon Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    gemiichan wrote: »
    Nicely crafted! New players will find this amazingly useful, and itll be a good "quick tip" type of thread for veterans!!

    Thank you! <3

    I hope its used as such we need to curb the amount of people asking about raids during streams and those confused about why they cant play APOC.
  • Thanks for putting this together. It'll be very helpful for anyone new coming to the forums.
  • KriddonKriddon Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    noemad wrote: »
    Thanks for putting this together. It'll be very helpful for anyone new coming to the forums.

    Yep until the web team grows and updates the website. I hope my guide can be helpful. Since new players should really know there's nine races(#tunlnar best race) and that there is a sub fee and raids among other things.
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