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So Ashes of Creation forumers

I am bored, forums post are slow and content is drier than the Sahara. What's got you excited about AOC recently?

-We just got animal husbandry details
-Mounts are looking cool as always
-Perhaps their optimization regarding the 250v250 siege battles we saw many months ago?
-Caravan systems seem like they have gnarly potential maybe the guild v guild v guild conflicts that are sure to arise from caravans?
-What do you think about an alliance guild helping in a siege and potentially ending up stealing the castle from their alliance member?
-Crafting and gathering looks like it might have a lot of potential has anything drawn your eye in particular?
-Combat, Tab targeting hybrid system seems ambitious, is it to ambitious? Their certainly a fine line between failure and success potential for it, what do you think?
-AOC certainly has a lot on it's plate, what are your thought regarding their ability to deliver? Seems like so far they have tried to be transparent in a world where transparency can certainly be punishing.

Load me up with AOC opinions because I want to read them all because I am way to excited for a game that is a ways away from releasing even the A2.
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    JustVineJustVine Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    My AoC opinion? Reading the wiki is healthier for you and the community than listening to the community if you want to keep your enthusiasm. Just don't look at past production timelines.
    Small print leads to large risks.
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    @justvine The only problem is, I think I have read the entire wiki at this point (unfortunately) plus, good or bad, the community will shape this game and I am down to get to know it, especially all the diehards that are here way to early with me
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    CROW3CROW3 Member
    Have you run Ashes101 to ground yet? Jahlon has a few hundred hours of videos out there on Ashes.
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    AzheraeAzherae Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I guess I'm really hoping to see something I haven't seen before.

    Not 'something I haven't seen before in a fantasy MMO' or 'something I haven't seen before in the exact way Ashes does it'.

    Otherwise it's not really all that hype? Their 'marketing' of Ashes worked on me because it sounded like 'we're gonna take the best we can from everything and make the ultimate MMO' and I believe that they might do that, but that would be moreso 'a perfect polished experience at the end'. Games that 'slowly refine a genre into perfection' don't look super cool during the development stages unless they find something really special, and Ashes doesn't have 'really special' yet, so this phase is just a quiet one.
    Sorry, my native language is Erlang.
    
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    @Azherae for me i hope i get to participate in some high quality massive sieges, that would check the not seen before box
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    AzheraeAzherae Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    QuiQSilver wrote: »
    @Azherae for me i hope i get to participate in some high quality massive sieges, that would check the not seen before box

    Fair enough. So far I didn't enjoy Ashes sieges more than FFXI Besieged (even considering Ashes was PvP and FFXI Besieged is more like a really good PvE one) but obviously that was Alpha. That's my point though. It's too early in development for me to say 'This is better than the game I already play!' and that's fine, they should take their time and make it really worth it.

    It's just not something to be hype about yet unless you're confident that it WILL be better than the sieges in games already available. I've played '400 vs 200' (400 Players is the cap in the zone FFXI uses for its 'Siege') and while it obviously had all the technical limitations you'd expect in 2011 or whatever, it's just not new to me.
    Sorry, my native language is Erlang.
    
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    NerrorNerror Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    edited March 2022
    I've just been taking a break a little bit. I still check in briefly to see if something catches the eye, but other than that, been playing other games. Elden Ring, Total War: Warhammer 3. I've thought about seeing if there are any MMORPGs I haven't played yet, just as a sort of inspiration for things to do or not do in Ashes. So yeah, take a break? Ashes isn't going away.
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    George_BlackGeorge_Black Member, Intrepid Pack
    edited March 2022
    Elden Ring.
    Be back soon.
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    The growth and improvement of AOC and the Intrepid team.
    I know that many consider that I am a White Kinght, well, I can not deny it (LMFAO), but precisely the reason why I am that, it is because I see the effort, improvement and growth of intrepid team and AOC.
    Could be the white knight of NW or Blizzard, but I want to know that money does not buy greatness, effort and overcoming, the intrepid team is fighting, seeing ways to try to improve gender, be different and innovative, so I want to continue seeing the growth of Intrepid and AOC.
    The effort, audacity and innovation that try to use is what catches me.
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    @MybroViajero I do like how they have been going about their development so far. I hope they keep it up and nothing turns out to be a lie.
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    GoalidGoalid Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    The growth and improvement of AOC and the Intrepid team.
    I know that many consider that I am a White Kinght, well, I can not deny it (LMFAO), but precisely the reason why I am that, it is because I see the effort, improvement and growth of intrepid team and AOC.
    Could be the white knight of NW or Blizzard, but I want to know that money does not buy greatness, effort and overcoming, the intrepid team is fighting, seeing ways to try to improve gender, be different and innovative, so I want to continue seeing the growth of Intrepid and AOC.
    The effort, audacity and innovation that try to use is what catches me.

    Don't ever apologize Viajero, your memes keep us all moving forward.
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    GoalidGoalid Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I'm most excited for node development in Alpha 2. Really want to see some high end roads, and get a feel for just how big these cities become.
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    NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Forum burnout is a thing just take a brake from ashes and come back in a month or two
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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
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    @goalid I wonder if they are going to tease us by only providing up to lvl 5 nodes upon launch of A2 before releasing the metropolis in a patch several months later. Feels like what they will do. Super excited to see those high level nodes though, I hope the detail really shines and make you feel like its a true medieval/high fantasy city.
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    CROW3CROW3 Member
    Nagash wrote: »
    Forum burnout is a thing just take a brake from ashes and come back in a month or two

    HE LIVES!!! 💀
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    AzheraeAzherae Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    CROW3 wrote: »
    Nagash wrote: »
    Forum burnout is a thing just take a brake from ashes and come back in a month or two

    HE LIVES!!! 💀

    He explicitly does not... I think.

    Skull emoji notwithstanding.
    Sorry, my native language is Erlang.
    
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    NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    CROW3 wrote: »
    Nagash wrote: »
    Forum burnout is a thing just take a brake from ashes and come back in a month or two

    HE LIVES!!! 💀

    Oh you know you could never get rid of me
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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
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    AzryilAzryil Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    CROW3 wrote: »
    Nagash wrote: »
    Forum burnout is a thing just take a brake from ashes and come back in a month or two

    HE LIVES!!! 💀

    Does the undead really live?
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    NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Azryil wrote: »
    CROW3 wrote: »
    Nagash wrote: »
    Forum burnout is a thing just take a brake from ashes and come back in a month or two

    HE LIVES!!! 💀

    Does the undead really live?

    I live everyday like its my last and let me tell you I live in so much fear
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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
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    GoalidGoalid Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    QuiQSilver wrote: »
    @goalid I wonder if they are going to tease us by only providing up to lvl 5 nodes upon launch of A2 before releasing the metropolis in a patch several months later. Feels like what they will do. Super excited to see those high level nodes though, I hope the detail really shines and make you feel like its a true medieval/high fantasy city.

    I don't even expect level 5 nodes to be ready by Alpha 2 release, I expect us to get level 5 nodes a couple of months into A2, and then get metropolis nodes in Beta 1. The amount of environmental art that has to be created for both generic node designs and environment-specific designs must be overwhelming for the staff.
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    ShoelidShoelid Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    The stuff that keeps me excited for Ashes is still the basic, old-school MMO philosophy. I want a multiplayer RPG, not whatever 'MMORPG' has come to mean recently. I want to explore dungeons and fight for land with my friends. I want guilds to mean something. I don't want to grind up my item level. I want to spam dungeons for a specific weapon/material for my specific build.

    I'm hoping that the node system will allow me and my friends to carve out our corner of the world, instead of feeling like we have to compete with the best of the best.
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    DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Recently?

    1: Nagash has been resurrected.
    2: New player race models.
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    CawwCaww Member
    No - Do not make the forums more interesting and engaging.... I have real work to do and can not afford to be distracted with enticing topics, forum drama and actual game updates and announcements.
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    Nagash wrote: »
    Forum burnout is a thing just take a brake from ashes and come back in a month or two

    It's aliiiive!!! ....... Sort of...
    This link may help you: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/


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    @Shoelid I think that potential is key for many of us. AOC has potential to make more than just the small area you can customize to feel like home. If they can nail the head and actually manage to put a node above a guild in term in loyalty then this game will have a lot of potential.
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    @Goalid Definitely always best to temper expectations, so just lvl 4 on the start of A2 lvl 5 late and lvl 6 after A2 transitions to beta. Thats reasonable, definitely could see it. Although I will say they have like 100 staff right now, and they are definitely doing something more than just whats released in their streams, maybe its all backend and not art but i doubt it. UE5 might also help.
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    The forums been dead because there's been no interesting gameplay reveals from Intrepid, just tidbits and the new races. New races are interesting, but nothing to really say there. I like the road feature they showed that one stream, it looked cool.

    I feel bad for the content creators out there because there has been nothing to talk about and discuss with the community. It seems that everyone will just have to wait until Alpha 2 drops, which could be 6 or more months, until we have something interesting to talk about.

    This is my personal opinion here, and Steven has talked about this many times, but I don't really care about a character creator. The game isn't even releasing for 2 or more years probably, that feels like something I would care more about at release. In most games I just go for generic look anyways, it's all about the gameplay for me.
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    JustVineJustVine Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I feel like things might get more lively once we have a replacement for Jeff. Until then, probably not.
    Small print leads to large risks.
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    GoalidGoalid Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    edited March 2022
    QuiQSilver wrote: »
    @Goalid Definitely always best to temper expectations, so just lvl 4 on the start of A2 lvl 5 late and lvl 6 after A2 transitions to beta. Thats reasonable, definitely could see it. Although I will say they have like 100 staff right now, and they are definitely doing something more than just whats released in their streams, maybe its all backend and not art but i doubt it. UE5 might also help.

    I would still lower my expectations because that 100+ staff all have different jobs, and aren't all just focused on node development.

    Something I've also gotten excited for recently, is the underwater combat and underwater exploration. Want to start seeing that in Alpha 2.
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    Shoelid wrote: »
    I'm hoping that the node system will allow me and my friends to carve out our corner of the world, instead of feeling like we have to compete with the best of the best.

    My gaming group have been salivating about the idea of wandering off and working up some distant node in the corner of the map and see who decides to join in around that area but after reading about nodes it seems like you are heavily Incentivized to just be a citizen of the largest node (with node type as a factor as well ofc). Not super keen if this is how the node meta will play out with developed nodes giving exclusive and strong benefits. Will see in A2 I guess.
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