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  • SurmatoojaSurmatooja Member
    edited September 28
    Will instanced PVP (i.e. arenas, battlegrounds, etc.) be normalized for gear so that skill can be the deciding factor instead of being decided by grinding PVE content (this would of course NOT apply to caravans and wpvp)? Also, could you bring back APOC! I want to play it while waiting for the MMO to drop :)
  • My question is regarding the gliding mounts and if the gliding mechanic will be similiar to that in archeage or if the mounts will hover over the grund like hovercrafts with a pre-set elevation? Thanks for making my dream mmo!! 😃
  • Could you add the Arabic Ashes Community to the server just like the German and the French Community in order to make it possible for the Arabic-speaking players to discuss about the game? It would be really appreciated :smiley:
  • gembojgemboj Member, Explorer
    How do you plan on balancing hybrid character builds?

    I do not mean the hybrid combat: tab target vs action combat, but rather the possibility to do multiple things with you character, e.g. dealing both physical and magical damage. Usually in games, sticking to only a single source of damage yields better results, as the damage (due to the multitude of multiplicators, like: critical chance, critical damage, armor penetration etc.) scales exponentially, rather than linearly. This way, the character doing both: physical and magical damage will never have the same DPS as a character who is dealing only a physical OR magical damage.
  • Hello. Is some sort of dynastic NPC development in discussion? For example can an NPC´s offspring inherit its job...?
    Many Thanks, keep up the fantastic work!!
    Gala
  • How in depth will boss mechanics be? Will they change behavior and make use of their arenas? Will there be 1-2 shot moves that you must be wary of? Stuff like that.

    Thanks!
  • I've heard similar questions to this addressed in brief on a few occasions but I was wondering with regards to 3rd party development if Intrepid would ever be open to collaborating with the community. I've worked on several economic data analysis tools for other mmos and was hoping to develop something similar for Ashes.
    I know the current stance on addons is "not allowed" but the tool would exist outside of the game. It would however need to collect the game's economic data for modeling. Could projects like this ever expect to garner the support of Intrepid or would this also fall under the same category as in-game addons?

    Thanks, I look forward to playing when you launch some day!
  • When can you show other classes? I wanted to see the Necromancer class
  • Siefsu wrote: »
    Will we be able to circumnavigate the world in a single direction, or will we hit a wall before reaching land? For example: going west off of the western continent and reaching the eastern side of the east continent.

    I think the map is flat and not a round planet
  • What will you do to prevent more then 40 players going into a raid and trivializing the difficulty for open world raids, and how will the dynamic difficulty for open worlds raids work, when there can be groups waiting for bosses to spawn and them being killed in a random order?
  • When can I play the beta version?
    Is there have Chinese?
  • Hey everyone on the dev team, thank you so much for all your hard work up to this point. Super excited for the game! My question is a kinda simple one - In regards to spells will there be quick cast spells along with spells that take time to channel? (Being able to move while casting and stuff). Hopefully, this can lead to an in-depth discussion on the topic of combat since that's what I'm the most thrilled about. I'm excited to hear what you all have to say!
  • Hello Ashes of Creation community.

    Will there be Mount and Armor specific equipment to help make harvesting, processing and crafting easier or much more convenient than if the player was not wearing the Armor or using the mount like in Albion Online
  • Hello!

    Will battlegrounds and arena be queue-able with groups of friends? If so, how do you plan to balance them, will it be againt other similar sized groups?

    ESO for example has only solo queues and I feel this takes away from sharing the experience with friends.
  • sovoracksovorack Member, Founder
    edited September 29
    I was (again) dreaming about AoC and thought about how cool it would be to be in a coastal metropolis, watching the sunset and having fun with some friends, meanwhile thinking about a plan to siege those nasty dwarves next door. OMG! DID THEY JUST DUG ANOTHER HOLE?

    Then I suddenly realised, if you want a coastal node to advance to the next tier, it can only take experience from it's adjacent nodes. The ocean, however doesn't have nodes (or at least I never saw it metion), which means coastal nodes can only take experience from 1-3 directions depending on it's location. That makes it much harder to evolve to the next stage.

    Will there be anything in place to help the coastal nodes to advance faster or will a coastal city have any other benefits then harbors to make the grind more worthwhile? (not saying only having harbors isn't already worth it ;) )
  • If I am trying to make raw gold from the game, just grinding bears in 1 spot over and over, approximately how many kills would it take to fill a caravan with hunting certificates?

    I know its still pre-alpha, I'm just looking for a ballpark estimate
  • Vig BeaumontVig Beaumont Member, Braver of Worlds
    With obvious challenges to this year, do you feel as though the current release schedule is still viable with A1 starting this year?
  • The submission period for our live stream Q&A session has now ended - thank you all for joining in and sharing your questions! We'll see you at 11AM PDT tomorrow for our live stream!

    https://www.twitch.tv/ashesofcreation
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  • I think a important part of the game is the map and i just want to ask about it. It will be flat with border limit at the end or something like that, or it will be a sphere where u can go through a side and appear at the other side?
  • Question: What keeps people from abusing the corruption system with a buddy or friend?

    For instance, I go kill a bunch of people that were farming resources, collect the loot, then have my buddy kill me to cleanse corruption. Anything I drop he trades me back through the player to player trading. Rinse and repeat for my buddy. For this to be repeated we do the special quests to reduce kill counts so the corruption is manageable. I suppose this would limited to the repeatability of the special quests but hopefully you get my point. You could form a guild off these mechanics and have groups doing it.
  • DragonwazDragonwaz Member
    edited September 29
    My question would be if it's possible to respec your secondary class or your augments. I think I heard that you're stuck with your first class permeantly but I was wondering if the secondary would be more flexible. I'm gonna be a tank and I'd hate to augment just to find out the my choices screwed myself over and I'd have to start all over.
    psym3x wrote: »
    Are the combat pets all DPS oriented or are there Tank, DPS, Healing and Support variants? Can I be a healer that has a combat pet that aids me in my healing or provides mana regen?

    In case this question doesn't get picked I think they partially mentioned this while answering another question before. It's here at around 1:02:10

  • RiptideRiptide Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    edited September 30
    How do you intend to deal with the gold seller spamming problem? Do you think it will be worse than other MMO's because you don't charge $60 for a base game so the cost of entry for spammers will be lower? It can really kill immersion.
  • KnifepartyKnifeparty Member, Founder
    How is the husbandry system (i.e. custom animals) coming along? Can you discuss any specific milestones that have been achieved and any challenges that have come along during its development?
  • Will generic NPC's around the world (be it guards or vendors, etc) have multiple voices lines? WoW is really good at this and is just one of those small details to add variety. Can have easter eggs if you keep clicking them.
  • Hiya folks - thank you all again for taking the time to share your questions with us here! While I didn't quite have a chance to get to everyone's answers this time around (you all posted SO MANY amazing questions!), I did my best to wrap up as many as I could below:

    @Liniker and @ariatras - We're currently developing Ashes of Creation to be supported on Windows PC, as mentioned in our support article here: https://ashesofcreation.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016315093-Will-there-be-a-Mac-client-

    @ViBunja - We've previously talked about Tulnar combining mammalian, humanoid, and reptilian features among others - you can read more on that here and stay tuned for additional details: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Tulnar#Tulnar_appearance

    @Rhaelah - Since node growth and destruction will be different and dynamic on each server, what gets documented for one place may not be the same on all servers, or even valid the next day!

    @Beekeeper , @Nyxxa , @LickMyPikachu , @Asokka , @Reth , @Strohliosis , @Andile The Ashen One , @boshean , @Dolyem , @Kionashi , @Amma , and @shakacon - Stay tuned for more details on crafting and artisan info as we get closer to having you help us test those systems!

    @zestro - As head-start servers weren't necessarily marked as a "Kickstarter exclusive" like some other items were, stay tuned for additional details on that front in the future.

    @Tycondraes , @Leonerdo5 , @Xenotex , @DocFrog , @Boleson , @Yikan , @kyraku , @Vulko , @Altairis , @Imabeast , and @MultiBuild - Keep an eye out for more details on classes, archetypes, and skills as we get closer to when you'll be helping us test them!

    @JuniorJrpl - You can check out our planned regions in our knowledge base article, which we'll be keeping updated with our plans moving forward: https://ashesofcreation.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016194674-Where-will-your-servers-be-

    @showyk - I'm not sure whether you're referring to Alpha One or Alpha Two here (which is planned to be our persistent phase), but we'll be testing for as long as it takes to gather the feedback we need and get things in good shape!

    @Tragnar , @GreatPhilisopher , @Szolo , @thelazypeon , @Wrennardx , @Mojottv , @Hakaiju , @Ruderick , @Strafexzg , @Carnifects , @Tyrantor , @Arthin , @Dominator , @palabana , @StormWind , @Csteph , @Novuake , @Dran , @Bedy , @Nerror , @mcknightrider , and @alikona - Please try to be a bit more direct/succinct and only include one question next time as requested!

    @Kashews , @Creo , @Naylor , @Banemorth , @Eques3n , @Rayhoyep , @Dreoh , @Original Tuska , @theonegargoyle , @NazguL777 , @HokageofToads , @Hakurai , @Hjerim , and @Lyon - Looks like the lovely @Magic Man got you some answers already in this thread!

    @Ventharien , @psym3x , @Magic Man , @Karthos , @Sent , @Demidreamer , @Xyls , @Damokles , @gunmandude2 , @Sangreal676 , @Shaylaru , @Emberstone , @TroyBoy , @Luminous , @halbarz , @Jyenh , @Maezriel , @Ridik , @haki , @ThePeacekeeper , @Ravudha , @Guildhart , @BobatheFett , @midnyte , @Sorf , @Balrog21 , @Paradoxically , @itztimmeeh , @AskaDemigod , @Arxeon , and @Schlol - As I don't believe we've answered your question specifically before, and we didn't get a chance to get to it this round, please feel free to share it again in the future!

    @asome101 - We'll be looking for your help and feedback on balancing large-scale combat during testing!

    @valerian - From what we've discussed before, family summons would have a long cooldown and node transit would be local-only and up to players to develop: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Family_summon , https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Public_transportation

    @Canthrant and @Argentum401 - You can see more on where we've discussed our plans for patches and expansions here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Expansions

    @Mazterroo - I'm not quite sure where on the forums you saw that; I'd guess it was most likely a reference to their size making them a 2H weapon.

    @BeanSprout - You can read more about guild halls on freeholds here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Guild_halls

    @Makkai - That server location page has the most up-to-date info, and we'll continue to keep it updated as we have more details to share on our plans moving forward!

    @SoulsOnFire - You can read more about flagging for caravan PvP and stating your intentions here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Caravan_PvP

    @Meo - You can read a bit more about where we've talked about aggro/threat/hate before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Combat#Aggro_abilities

    @SixMoved - Stay tuned for more details on Beta server numbers and populations as we get closer to testing!

    @BenjiroRyuu - We're still working on that migration process and potential regional shop options as we bring our EU office online; we'll keep you posted as we have further updates!

    @Izex - That's a major point of having you help us test so early - so you can provide feedback and we can iterate on it!

    @punkte - We've shown some of the development progress behind animations before in things like our Developer Diaries videos, and will continue to do so moving forward: https://ashesofcreation.com/news/2019-06-27-developer-diaries-animation

    @chilfang - You can see more of where we've discussed naval content before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Naval

    @joint - We haven't announced any plans to release on Stadia at this time.

    @anotherone - We've called out some of our policies already in our Terms of Service and will continue to update it moving forward; we also understand that catching cheaters is a constant battle, and we can't reveal quite all of our secret sauce ;)

    @shadekynth - We've been keeping this knowledge base article updated with the latest on our Alpha One plans: https://ashesofcreation.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016315013-What-are-the-Alpha-Beta-Release-dates-

    @baconbread - I'm not sure we've ever discussed instanced raids before, only instanced dungeons: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Instancing

    @Righteous Voice and @Natheirean - Since players around Verra will be individually contributing in different areas, unless you can literally coordinate everyone on a server to do exactly the same thing in exactly the same palces, you won't see that kind of homogenization.

    @Veil Mistwarden - You can check out more about where we've discussed inventory capacity increases from economic nodes here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Inventory

    @Mattokamus - You can read more on where we've discussed what you might find during exploration here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Exploration

    @AntVictus - It sounds like you already have the latest update on the plans we've shared for Apocalypse testing, but we'll keep you posted if that changes!

    @StealthReborn - We don't have any plans to allow gifting at this time: https://ashesofcreation.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026163113-Item-FAQ

    @kesarakk - You can check out more on where we've discussed mules before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Mules

    @Gauldruin - You can read more on our plans for our dye system here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Dyes

    @Donko - The only way to remove an elected mayor prior to the end of their term is by destroying the node: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Mayors#Node_politics

    @yunyunbot - The corruption mechanic would help here; non-combatants can kill corrupted ones who are continually trying to keep others out of certain places like dungeons, since these won't be open world PvP areas like caravans or castle sieges: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/PvP

    @nosavynada - I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "reaction radius", sorry about that!

    @loghan - Since it sounds like this might be used to circumvent the corruption system and cause additional griefing, I'd guess this is likely a no.

    @SoloveyFR - If they're hidden, we can't reveal them to ya ;)

    @Varimathra - You can check out more on where we've discussed our philosophy around game difficulty here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Ashes_of_Creation#Game_difficulty

    @SpacialNightmare - We haven't announced any plans to support those particular NVIDIA features, but we'll keep you posted if that changes!

    @Xenantaya - Node changes aren't necessarily only catalyzed by players, but also random world events that may occur: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Events

    @Lissana - Check out some of the mage armor we've highlighted during our recent 4K videos and the like; it's not always robes and staves!

    @Kneczhevo - We like to share the love as much as we can and answer questions from a variety of folks ;)
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  • HjerimHjerim Member, Leader of Men, Early Alpha One Tester
    Hjerim wrote: »
    To our knowledge, Intrepid exceeded the estimated cost of production of $30 million a while ago. Steven himself have largely been funding this game up to this day. Is this a sustainable situation for Intrepid for possibly one or two years more development time - and now also with the added cost of self-publishing in EU?


    @Hjerim its sustainability is dependent on the personal wealth of Steven which imo is better to be not discussed. Tho he did say, not too long ago that the cost will probably exceed 40m and he seemed to be fine with it soo. I wouldn't worry about if they will be fine financially.

    As to my knowledge, Steven claimed that the money he had spend was closer to 40 million than 30. This was almost a year ago.
    This game will be a lot more expensive given the delay, the extra staff, the new studio and the self-publishing in Europe.
    It would be nice to know if Intrepid could give some reassuring words that the project is no longer funded by Steven entirely or how it is funded. It is a fair question to ask about the financial situation of the game if you want to invest in it, also with a game like Chronicle of Elyria (not that they can be directly compared) that got cancelled recently, people could have doubts about if that could happen to Ashes of Creation too.
    With the information we currently have, the numbers do not look promising.

    But your input is appreciated.
  • Hjerim wrote: »
    Hjerim wrote: »
    To our knowledge, Intrepid exceeded the estimated cost of production of $30 million a while ago. Steven himself have largely been funding this game up to this day. Is this a sustainable situation for Intrepid for possibly one or two years more development time - and now also with the added cost of self-publishing in EU?


    @Hjerim its sustainability is dependent on the personal wealth of Steven which imo is better to be not discussed. Tho he did say, not too long ago that the cost will probably exceed 40m and he seemed to be fine with it soo. I wouldn't worry about if they will be fine financially.

    As to my knowledge, Steven claimed that the money he had spend was closer to 40 million than 30. This was almost a year ago.
    This game will be a lot more expensive given the delay, the extra staff, the new studio and the self-publishing in Europe.
    It would be nice to know if Intrepid could give some reassuring words that the project is no longer funded by Steven entirely or how it is funded. It is a fair question to ask about the financial situation of the game if you want to invest in it, also with a game like Chronicle of Elyria (not that they can be directly compared) that got cancelled recently, people could have doubts about if that could happen to Ashes of Creation too.
    With the information we currently have, the numbers do not look promising.

    But your input is appreciated.

    Why would it be a fair question to ask about the financials of a private company? It is their concern, not ours. Nor should they give out private information to the public.
    When you say invest in it, what do you mean? I have not heard that they are selling shares. If you mean purchase something like a package of digital items, that is purchasing, not investing.
    If you feel that it does not look promising, move on.
  • DreohDreoh Member
    edited October 4
    @Kashews , @Creo , @Naylor , @Banemorth , @Eques3n , @Rayhoyep , @Dreoh , @Original Tuska , @theonegargoyle , @NazguL777 , @HokageofToads , @Hakurai , @Hjerim , and @Lyon - Looks like the lovely @Magic Man got you some answers already in this thread!

    I understand you had a lot of people to respond to here and I in no way am discounting that, the fact that you do this in the first place is actually amazing, but his answer was not sufficient for me.

    We have not yet seen at what level the combat from Apocalypse would be implemented if at all, and there has been no footage of 3d vector-aimed abilities in AoC itself yet so I was hoping for an actual dev comment on such. I don't mind it not being answered in the stream as I know there are hundreds of questions being asked and I'll just attempt to ask on the next livestream.
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  • Dreoh wrote: »
    We have not yet seen at what level the combat from Apocalypse would be implemented if at all, and there has been no footage of 3d vector-aimed abilities in AoC itself yet so I was hoping for an actual dev comment on such. I don't mind it not being answered in the stream as I know there are hundreds of questions being asked and I'll just attempt to ask on the next livestream.


    @Dreoh Ye that's fair. We've been told that there will be 3d vector-aimed abilities in Ashes like in APOC but guess it doesn't hurt to have it confirmed from another dev on the livestream. Good luck next time! I will resubmit my question as well xd
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  • HjerimHjerim Member, Leader of Men, Early Alpha One Tester
    Hjerim wrote: »
    Hjerim wrote: »
    To our knowledge, Intrepid exceeded the estimated cost of production of $30 million a while ago. Steven himself have largely been funding this game up to this day. Is this a sustainable situation for Intrepid for possibly one or two years more development time - and now also with the added cost of self-publishing in EU?


    @Hjerim its sustainability is dependent on the personal wealth of Steven which imo is better to be not discussed. Tho he did say, not too long ago that the cost will probably exceed 40m and he seemed to be fine with it soo. I wouldn't worry about if they will be fine financially.

    As to my knowledge, Steven claimed that the money he had spend was closer to 40 million than 30. This was almost a year ago.
    This game will be a lot more expensive given the delay, the extra staff, the new studio and the self-publishing in Europe.
    It would be nice to know if Intrepid could give some reassuring words that the project is no longer funded by Steven entirely or how it is funded. It is a fair question to ask about the financial situation of the game if you want to invest in it, also with a game like Chronicle of Elyria (not that they can be directly compared) that got cancelled recently, people could have doubts about if that could happen to Ashes of Creation too.
    With the information we currently have, the numbers do not look promising.

    But your input is appreciated.

    Why would it be a fair question to ask about the financials of a private company? It is their concern, not ours. Nor should they give out private information to the public.
    When you say invest in it, what do you mean? I have not heard that they are selling shares. If you mean purchase something like a package of digital items, that is purchasing, not investing.
    If you feel that it does not look promising, move on.

    Fair point!

    My counter-point as to why I think it is fair to ask a private company this, is because the Kickstarter and Summerbackers money were actively used as funding for parts of the game. Without those investments, those parts would probably not have made it into the game.
    This was stated by Intrepid on the Kickstarter page.

    I realize there were goods promised delivered in the investment, but from my point of view, that money is directly invested into the development of the game, no matter if shares are involved or not.
    Do you agree?

    I have no knowledge about law and the likes, so I might be very wrong.
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