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Next Live Stream + Q&A Submission - Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11AM PST

edited February 2021 in Announcements

Glorious Ashes Community!

Our next live stream will be Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11AM PST! (Click here to convert this to your local time.)

For this upcoming stream, we'd love to gather some questions from you to answer live! Please submit your question for our development team in the thread below, and we'll select 10 of them at random to answer at the end of our live stream. In order to accommodate a variety of questions from our community, please only post ONE question below, and the more direct/succinct the better! Submissions end Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11AM PST so we can select your questions before the stream.

We'll see you soon for our development update live stream!

Our VOD for today's stream is currently exporting to YouTube! In the meantime, if you'd like to check out the in-game video we shared today in all its 4K glory, you can now watch it here!
Also, if you didn't hear your question covered on today's stream, check out the full list of answers we shared here!

📺 #ICYMI, our February Development Update VOD is now available on YouTube!

✅ Including in-game gameplay footage, Alpha One progress updates, character & environment art, and more!


  • ShinasoShinaso Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    edited February 2021
    Obstacles may present barriers on roads that players must remove to allow transit of goods.[5]
    This quote from the wiki might refer to climate changes but my question is:
    Can players craft/place those barriers on the road?

  • HonshuHonshu Member
    edited February 2021
    Roughly what phase of alpha will we see the augment system start to be fleshed out into a playable state?
  • MikasaMikasa Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    edited February 2021
    I have a full guild of pirates and we would really like more insight on mariner based skills.

    Could you give us an update on the mariner skills and talk about how levelling each mariner skill would impact/improve the performance of your ship for us pirates?
  • caedwyncaedwyn Member
    edited February 2021
    can you please add a mini toggle in the setting to reduce the details of spiders only? no need to put so much time into it really
  • EnleivEnleiv Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Can you give any details on how guild freeholds work, and what relation if any they have to regular player freeholds?
  • TyrakkelTyrakkel Member
    edited February 2021
    It was really exciting to see environments being designed with aquatic gameplay in mind during the last development update! Do you have any updates to how technology will enable/limit sailing gameplay? Obviously not expecting Sea of Thieves-level of wind/water physics!
  • NostraNostra Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    edited February 2021
    If a node advances to stage 4 during the 21-day protection period granted to a node when it advances to stage 3, does the protection period stay in place or is there some form of XP gain lock-out period until a Mayor is elected thus preventing advancement above Stage 3 for that period?
  • SparkyCJBSparkyCJB Member
    edited February 2021
    Will the freehold cosmetic be able to be applied to any building, or just specific building types?
  • SonicXplosionSonicXplosion Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Will classes that are a combination of magic + martial or martial + magic archtypes have to build both magical and physical stats? Wouldnt this hurt them in the balance department by spreading their stat pool too thin?
  • HjerimHjerim Member, Leader of Men, Alpha One
    Back in 2017 you had yet to decide on the use of API and how extensive you would like to make information available. Have you come any closer in regards to what you will allow players to extract, if anything?
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  • Greetings from Norway !
    Regarding Artisian skills Taming is found under Gathering and Animal Husbandry is under Processing. Do this mean you can ONLY have/ use one of them. So you Will be dependent om someone else to capture / Tame new animals for you to breed and wise verca?

    Thank you.
  • acki02acki02 Member
    edited February 2021
    Will each resource be a separate tier for artisans, or will there be multiple resources per tier for each artisan branch?
  • What will you have for people that like to get achievements and collect things? WoW has things like battle pets, cosmetic armor and weapon appearances, and mounts to collect, that are usable across different characters on your account. What will Ashes have to collect?

    What will you have for people that like to go everywhere, do everything, and complete everything? Completionists & achievers. Will you have a formal achievement or trophy system that rewards people for reaching a certain level, accumulating X amount of wealth, defeating a boss encounter a certain way, etc.?
  • MichaelMichael Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Maybe I can come up with a question to put here soon.
  • DomThaorDomThaor Member
    edited February 2021
    Will there be collision control between Players in Ashes of Creation.

    For example would it be possible to form a line of tanks to block certain floors in a castle, where you dont just run through like in other mmorpgs and where you actually have to kill the tanks or break the line to pass through this defenseline? To add a tactical component.
  • Dante MachiavelliDante Machiavelli Member, Alpha One
    edited February 2021
    Do you think that a strange woman lying in a pond, distributing swords would make a good basis for a system of government for the military nodes?
    ooh ooh oowa oowa
  • truelytruely Member, Alpha One
    Will there be casual content which is aimed at people partying up in the world rather than everything being solo content?
  • egrizegriz Member
    edited February 2021
    It seems like the node system will be heavily dominated by the largest guilds and world PvP events will be 'Large Guild A vs. Large Guild B'. How will the core game design cater to the more casual player who are still interested in participating in all aspects of the game but don't have the hours to be involved with a hardcore guild. Based on what I have seen so far, it seems like we will be at the mercy of the largest guilds.
  • What is y'alls thought on customized NPCs? Something the players can develop alongside their own character. A unique NPC to that they have built, nurtured, and loved.

    I have made a previous post about this

    And wanted to see what the development team thought about this idea.
  • What is the benefit of dual wielding vs 2 handed weapons and how will the repair cost justify it?
  • Since all classes can wear all armors, will we see Archetype specific cosmetics in the gear store to help diversify class appearance?
  • DesordaDesorda Member
    edited February 2021
    When buying Cosmetic Packs it is always kinda confusing as to what type of Building the Building Cosmetic is applicable for. When are you planning to make that more transparent?
  • JahlonJahlon Member, Intrepid Pack, Alpha One
    edited February 2021
    Honshu wrote: »
    Roughly what phase of alpha will we see the augment system start to be fleshed out into a playable state?

    Alpha 2
    Make sure to check out Ashes 101
  • Steven previously stated DPS trackers and addons will not be allowed. What type of information will be available to players via the API?
  • OnyStyleOnyStyle Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    edited February 2021
    Previously you guys said there will be regular content updates. Will this take form of adding quests/npc's/dungeons into the existing world? Or will they be in the form of new explorable land masses?
  • TyrantorTyrantor Member
    edited February 2021
    With Node sieges having the ability to affect so many people within their own ZOI or further, what is the current plan regarding duration of the siege, will these be single day or multi day events?
    Master Assassin
    (Yes same Tyrantor from Shadowbane)
    Book suggestions:
    Galaxy Outlaws books 1-16.5, Metagamer Chronicles, The Land litrpg series, Ready Player One, Zen in the Martial Arts
  • Can we get a community event to write a backstory for the name Tank?

    I was thinking about a backstory regarding the greatest warrior under Ran'Kal noticed that some plate armor he looted from enemies made different sounds based on the weapons that hit it. The swords went TANK, the clubs went TONK, the arrows went TINK, rocks went TENK, and dead bodies made a TUNK sound.

    This orc wasn't the brightest, and decided to name the armor TANKTONKTINKTENKTUNK armor. After a few years, other orcs grew tired of referring to the armor with so many words and syllables, and began to shorten the name. TANKTONKTINKTENKTUNK became TANKTONKTINK, then TANKTONK, until finally just TANK remained, becoming a staple name in Verra as people also likened the armor's strength to a reliable Tankard of ale.
  • Lailesh1Lailesh1 Moderator, Member, Alpha One, Adventurer

    you will be able to breed the animals (Pets and Mounts). Will the offspring then come into the world or do you have to raise them first? I would find the latter better than if they were born directly adult.

    And what about catching the individual animals?

    man wird ja die Tiere (Pets und Mounts) ja züchten können. Kommt der Nachwuchs dann Erwachsen auf die Welt oder muss man diese erst groß ziehen? Letzteres würde ich besser finden, als wenn diese direkt erwachsen auf die Welt kommen.

    Und wie sieht es eigentlich mit dem fangen der einzelnen Tiere aus?

    Greetings from Germany :D
  • JahlonJahlon Member, Intrepid Pack, Alpha One
    Enleiv wrote: »
    Can you give any details on how guild freeholds work, and what relation if any they have to regular player freeholds?

    Guild freeholds
    When a guild reaches a certain level, its guild master is granted a guild freehold certificate to enable placement of a guild hall.[39]

    Make sure to check out Ashes 101
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