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Next Live Stream + Q&A Submission - Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11AM PDT

edited June 2021 in Announcements

Glorious Ashes Community!

Our next live stream will be Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11AM PDT! (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, May 27, 2021 at 11AM PDT so we can select your questions before the stream.

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

#ICYMI, our May Development Update VOD is now available on YouTube, including in-game gameplay footage, Alpha One progress updates, character & environment art, and more!


  • MikasaMikasa Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    edited May 2021
    I would like to know more about military nodes reducing corruption. Could you share any details on that mechanic? And are there any other military node benefits that have not been revealed yet that you are able to share with us?

  • Mario The ShibaMario The Shiba Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
  • SathragoSathrago Member
    edited May 2021
    Are there plans for Bounty hunting to expand past just hunting corrupted players or does the development team feel the current ideas will be enough to create a healthy population of bounty hunters?
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  • DarkfuriaDarkfuria Member
    edited May 2021
    Big HI to all the team :-).The bosses in raids ,will always have the same abilities ,or if we facing them on a high difficult they can have more skills or maybe new phases ?ty
  • EmberstoneEmberstone Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Are there escort quests planned where the escortee is walking and running at the same movement speed we are?
  • ZeshioZeshio Member
    edited May 2021
    Very excited!

    Can you describe a bit more about the mechanics of the caravans? Is it an automated process where the caravan automatically paths between nodes, or will players have some control over their caravans or perhaps the routes they take?
  • ExcylisExcylis Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    What are you doing to combat feature creep?
  • Sago65Sago65 Member
    How do you plan to run the cosmetic store post launch? Will it be similar to the current store?

    Given that Steven is well aware of problems involving other cosmetic stores, I was looking to clarify a few details. Specifically:
    1) Will items be sold for a limited time, such as how the current store rotates every month?
    2) Do you plan to sell other items besides cosmetic skins, such as emotes or toys?
    3) Will cosmetics released post-launch be utilized in the world similar to how cosmetics are used now to decorate the world? (i.e If you release a cosmetic months after launch, will we all of a sudden see random NPC’s and buildings in the world using these skins?)
  • Will monster coins allow you to take part in events on servers other than your own?
  • BloodmaceBloodmace Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    edited May 2021
    Do you plan to have multiple people crafting schematics?

    A schematic that once started/placed by one of the craftsmen required for the item, must be interacted with and progressed by others of different professions.
  • LucyusILucyusI Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
  • edited May 2021
    so, the wiki says 'Players will have a first-name and an optional surname (last name)'.

    What about when you form a family, will that create a family name? Applied to all, who are part of it.
    Are there any visible indications, that tie family members together? Seen by others.
  • VonoxVonox Member
    edited May 2021
    In Lineage 2, owning a castle on the map gave the guild members access to exclusive accessories.
    For example, the guild leader would be given a crown.

    Will Guilds in Ashes that own a castle also have access to exclusive accessories/items, apart from the flying mount for the leader?
  • WasilahWasilah Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    edited May 2021
    Will there be some sort of cooldown or timer for player changing guilds? If i want to go from a guild with combat perks to one with a focus on tradeskill perks is there a time I have to wait to go from one to the other? What about if a siege is declared on the node I am a citizen of? will I be locked from leaving the guild until the siege is done?

    Do you envision guilds being split into 2 separate guilds, one for crafting and one for everything else based off the guild perks? Or will a top raiding/pvp guild still be able to have crafting perk benifits?
  • DesordaDesorda Member
    edited May 2021
    Giving that you want to do Guild pre Registration to enable People to play together now, does that mean that Name Registration moved to beta?
  • Spontancous6Spontancous6 Member
    edited May 2021
    Are there any plans on improving / looking into the current Dwarf designs?
  • AsgerrAsgerr Member
    edited May 2021
    Is there, and if so, what level of variety will there be in items sold from vendors in different areas of the world? Will a vendor in a desert area sell different things than one in a snowy biome?
  • LashingLashing Member
    It appears the main ways gear is removed from the economy is via the player choice of over enchanting or dismantling. Is there plans to remove completed items from the economy a year or more into a server's life outside of player choice to avoid disruption of the low level gear acquisition game-play loop?
  • NyxxaNyxxa Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    What will buying houses in a node that just leveled be like? The first come, first served, doesn't feel good for those out and about giving the node exp when the node levels up.
  • edited May 2021
    I'm a career caster in MMO's, and weaving off GCD skills in between your rotation is exhausting.

    Will it be possible to turn off Wand attack weaving/Melee filler skills, in exchange for more powerful spells with longer cast times?

    This would be a really, really nice feature!

    -An example of too much weaving is SMN in FFXIV, they call it the Arthritis job because it has so many off GCD weaving skills and pet abilities/skills you have to click between the global cool down timer. It is very fatiguing and exhausting to play for any length of time.
  • valkerivalkeri Member
    Will Guild Halls/Fortresses be instanced or will we be able to access them from the open world?
  • InixiaInixia Member
    edited May 2021
    Could the team please provide us a quick background lore for the patron deity and order name/capital city for the Dünzenkell Dwarves? :) Nothing too spoilery I hope - but I noticed the other three major races had identified these elements already a few years ago so I'm just trying to fill in the gap (looking at the wiki). Thank you, love learning about the story elements.

    edit: oh bonus q for the san diego crew: best taco shop - going to need you to lay it on the line.
  • McKaySamaMcKaySama Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Will there be a traditional campaign in the game? By traditional I mean a linear campaign that solo players can experience if they do not want to join a guild or party.
  • Drew_932Drew_932 Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    With the Animal husbandry profession will you be able to cross breed two different types of animals to get a unique animal or mount. Will there be a way to do that in Ashes?
  • ashoneashone Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Will the gathering tools require repairs?
  • HjerimHjerim Member, Leader of Men, Alpha One
    Back in March 2017 you had yet to decide on the use of API and how extensively you would like to make information available. Have you come any closer in regards to what you will allow players to extract, if anything?
  • StakenStaken Member
    will the classes have ablilities beyond those of the archetypes? For example, i'd love to see an oracle (cleric/mage) using foresight and divination based abilities or augments to buff evasion or crit chance, or anything fitting the theme of an oracle. I think it would be a lot more exciting than just a cleric with a few mage spells.
  • MinaaxMinaax Member
    edited May 2021
    can you please switch from ( buy the game / game shop ) model to ( buy the game / monthly sub ) model?
    having shop in the game is very risky. in lineage 2 having shop in the game lead them to sell soulshot in the game shop which mean the player paying money for every swing with there swards. in wow having game shop lead them to sell the best looking mounts in the shop or add some mounts that have no meaning to the lore or the game story just to make players buy it. in path of exile they sell the best looking gear in the game yes it has no stats but looking like holy warrior in full set is much better then having the best gear in the game but they don't match with each other. and I don't need to talk about new world. right now ashes of creation is our last hope as mmo player and having shop can lead in the future to bad things like the ones we have in all those other games.
    also a monthly sub for 15$ per month if you have 100K player that's like 1500000$ as someone who work in servers and tech I know that will cover all the hardware needed and you will have so much as profit too. as for us as a players 15$ that's just 1 fast food meal

    having shop in the game lead devs to create problems so they can sell solutions. that happen in every game we know right now why the risk in AOC.
  • Austin24Austin24 Member
    edited May 2021
    In regards to nodes taking on the appearance of the most represented race that levels them, is there anyway to alter that at all? I'm afraid if people simply pick the most optimal race we will never get the opportunity to experience city's of varying styles. Also, wouldn't the node closest to the starting zone be the first to level? Wouldn't that lock out other nodes from growing? That essentialy makes us negative one random node.
  • MaouiiMaouii Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Do you consider the xp boost to be pay to win? , can you clarify the future content of the shop, can you renew the promise that ashes of creation will not have pay to win in the shop?
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