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  • SunScriptSunScript Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Has the combat design team decided whether to keep or scrap the Weapon Focus Gauge for basic weapon attacks?
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  • XLZAN wrote: »
    As an European (future) player, I would like to know when will the game be open to us ?
    What's the status of European servers and realms?
    Will Alpha 2 be open to us ?

    "Ashes of Creation will launch with the following server regions:[7][8]

    North America (NA).[9][10][11]
    Europe (EU).[9][10][11]
    Asia/Pacific (SEA).[9][11][12]
    Oceania (OCE) (Australia).[9][11][12]
    "

    "Other server regions will be considered based on interest.[9][8]

    South America is under consideration due to traffic from that region.[16]
    "

    This link may help you: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Servers


    Alpha-1 was open to Europeans, so I don't see why Alpha-2 wouldn't be.
    This link may help you: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/
  • kranatus wrote: »
    Other MMOs have implemented many different types of repeatable PVE content. Whether its Dailies, World Quests, Corrupted Portals, or other types of events, these are all initially fun the first few times you complete them, but they usually start to feel like a mandatory chore rather than something fun after a few weeks/months. How will AoC try to address this problem?

    They asked about these a while back, and everyone answering hated them, so they agreed that dailies wouldn't play a part.
    This link may help you: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/
  • TopWombat wrote: »
    How will individuals or small groups being able to influence the outcome in large scale pvp?

    I can see only one way in which this is possible.

    Teaming up with other, smaller Groups. It doesn't negate the Strength in Numbers Effect, only because your Group is smaller.

    To beat like +20 Players attacking your City or so : you usually need about 20 Players of the same Strength and Skill Level as well.
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  • How will Intrepid combat the hype-boredom cycle we keep witnessing all too frequently with games these days?
  • RazThemun wrote: »
    how soon after alpha 2 would you anticipate beta 1 launch? multiple years or a year?

    I may just be misunderstanding you here, but just in case I would like to clarify that they said the Alpha 2 is a persistent alpha. It will last until launch, then the alpha 2 server will become the ptr server. So "after" alpha 2 the game will be released and the betas will have come and gone.
  • spyromancerspyromancer Member
    edited September 2023
    Considering the effect season lengths will have on the world of Verra, is there any plan to have multiple servers with different paces up simultaneously during the testing phases, or would you stick with one time-scale and tweak it as needed for all servers instead?

    I think it'd be interesting to be able to choose a faster-paced server or one that is slow and feels more long-term for different characters, but I can also see why it might be better to stick with just one pace for all.
  • VaknarVaknar Moderator, Member, Staff
    Hello again, glorious Ashes of Creation community! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and shared a question with us for this month’s stream. Q&A submissions are now closed, and we’ll see you at 11AM Pacific on Friday for our livestream!

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  • When are we going to see more PvP related content or just PvP content between developers to demonstrate the mechanics ?
  • ElkzuElkzu Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I want to delve deeper into the karma points, when a small clan is fighting a world boss and a clan of a significantly higher level arrives, how will it punish the pk?
  • ElkzuElkzu Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    ¿Drop equip if a mob kills us?
  • I haven't been this excited for an MMO since the release of the original Archeage! Bravo devs! This is looking fantastic.
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  • BackstabjoeBackstabjoe Member, Founder, Kickstarter
    Any updates on the estimated release date of Alpha 2?
  • I haven't been this excited for an MMO since the release of the original Archeage! Bravo devs! This is looking fantastic.

    We still need lots of testing in Alpha Two and the Beta to be sure, though. I mean, Yes - it looks absolutely glorious. But aside from Videos and some Information on this Website and the Wiki Site, we know about absolutely nothing if we are for real. 😂 At least many to most of us.

    Any updates on the estimated release date of Alpha 2?

    Exactly. Exactly this, Please.

    It would be nice if we could get a Date or so, sometime soon. I would have no Problem with if the Alpha Two for Example would only come out around Christmas or early 2024, even though early 2024 is what many People already hope for the Release after Alpha Two and Beta.


    But a Date would be nice. Something that actually feels like the Game is nearing it's Completion for the Release. Love all the Videos around the Nodes and so on : but it feels immensely distant just from them.
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  • George_BlackGeorge_Black Member, Intrepid Pack
    edited September 2023
    Any updates on the estimated release date of Alpha 2?

    between 1/1/24 and 31/12/24. Make arrangements ASAP
  • VaknarVaknar Moderator, Member, Staff
    Greetings everyone - thank you so much again for sharing your questions with us, and for tuning in for today's livestream! In case you didn't hear us cover your question on the stream, it may be because we've shared an answer previously - check out more on that below!

    Boanergese (question), Elunamatatas (question), Dagera (question), Wolves (question) - Please only post one question next time as requested, and if you only posted one question, please make sure to keep it as direct/succinct as possible - that way it's more likely to be picked!

    @Babayuag (question) - The team is hard at work on the Ranger, and is eager to show more of the archetype kit as soon as it's in a state to do so! :)

    @Voeltz (question) - One of the systems you mentioned may be getting featured on a livestream soon ;)

    @NiKr (question) - Can you be more specific with what it is you're looking for? Are you looking to learn more about AI behavior on a stream? If so, that may be an interesting topic for a future livestream! :)

    @Roubi (question) - Please stay tuned for more detailed information regarding Augments as we progress further in development :)

    @RitchieSH (question) - I found this quote from Steven on the wiki: "A bound currency that's used to purchase a number of different types of vendorable items that exist within nodes. It is not player-to-player currency. It is not intended to be traded between players, but instead it interacts with these unique vendors that supply a large segment of necessary components for a number of different things: whether it be crafting, enchantments, a lot of different things that exist within the node. This is the reason why you would want to acquire that currency so you have access to those types of items" You can learn more about bound currencies here, on the wiki!

    @NyceGaming (question) - The community team is planning on sharing more information regarding a list of weapons in the future :) For now, here is a list of weapons on the wiki!

    @Mitchz (question) - Having unrepairable durability loss is not currently planned. You can read more about what has been said regarding item durability here, on the wiki!

    @Kargone (question) - We'll have more information to share regarding node types in the future, as we progress further in development <3

    @Sago65 (question) - We don't currently have plans to introduce an additional healing archetype or class at this time. With the many ways to customize your character and the way it plays, we are confident with the current plan of Cleric! ;)

    @Yenn0war (question) - That would be Bear McCreary! I highly reccomend checking out the Ashes of Creation Wiki, where you can find the answers to many of your questions!

    @Frost01 (question) - We're aiming for Ashes of Creation to have a robust series of customization settings. We'll have more detailed information to share as we progress further in development :)

    @daveywavey (question) - I can neither confirm nor deny that Demontide may have something Halloweeny to do with Verra ;):smiling_imp:;)

    @Sweatycup (question) - We generally try to keep our cards close to our chest when it comes to juicy lore. We'll have to stay tuned for more lore as we work towards the release of Ashes of Creation <3

    @unknownwon (question) - While we will have more detailed information to share regarding Caravans as we progress further in the development toward Alpha Two. However, Bulletin Boards will serve as a place to find other players for different jobs :) In theory, one could find other players to assist with caravan protection using a Bulletin Board <3

    @Zekethephoenix (question) - There will be many different factors and variables that go into when an event is enabled to occur! ;)

    @Tyranthraxus (question) - Once a Metropolis’ Vassal Node structure reaches its maximum size, it will take a successful siege of any of the Nodes in that Metropolis network to create a situation where it could expand into Nodes in different Zones of Influence. If you want to learn more about this, here’s a timestamp of when we spoke about this during a previous Development Update livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XLJelgfO3g&amp;t=4054s

    @mooshe2 (question) - Skills and abilities for your character come from your primary archetype. When it comes down to ""who can tank or heal,"" it depends on the setting. For high end raids and dungeons, the best Tanks will be players with Tank as their primary archetype, and the best healers will be players with Cleric as their primary archetype. If you want to learn more about this, here’s a timestamp of when we spoke about this during a previous Development Update livestream:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2D_6FLZ51k&amp;t=4340s

    @Undead Canuck (question) - The Ashes of Creation original game music soundtrack is something we’re exploring as future merch. Stay tuned for more information about this and other merch.

    @Valorinth (question) - We aim to provide leaders of Node and Castle Sieges with a robust set of tools that allows them to achieve most of their goals! We'll have more info to share in the future.

    @RazThemun (question) - While we haven’t shared dates or schedules for Alpha Two, Beta One, or Beta Two yet, Alpha Two is planned to be a longer test, and Beta One will be shorter and closer to launch. What happens during testing in Alpha Two may impact when Beta One begins.

    @Leonerdo5 (question) - We have no plans for daily quests or rewards in Ashes of Creation, and bosses and resources won’t respawn in the same place at the same time.

    @Tetterian (question) - When our story arcs have branches, they all tie into a “meta narrative” main story. This allows for each server to have their own story development, while keeping the main Ashes of Creation story moving forward for everyone. We spoke more about this during this Community Q&A (timestamp): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faeK_vQnnm0&amp;t=3524s

    @Schwann36 (question) - Dungeons, Raids, World bosses, Mobs, Quests, Events, Resources, Narratives and other content within a node's ZOI will have a diverse level range; but will scale with the advancement of that node. Based on how Nodes advance, players may want to relocate to find a more efficient location for the gameplay experience they’re looking for. You can learn more about what we’ve shared on this topic in the wiki here!

    @XLZAN (question) - We haven’t shared final details for where Alpha Two servers will be located, but we do plan to have European servers for launch. While this list isn’t final, our current list of server locations at launch can be found here: https://support.ashesofcreation.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016194674-Where-will-your-servers-be-

    @Barab (question) - We plan to have the Alpha Two character creator available prior to Alpha Two.

    @ChaosFactor (question) - The best cosmetic skins will be in-game achievable. You can learn more about what type of cosmetic items we plan to have in the wiki here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Cosmetics

    @kranatus (question) - In Ashes of Creation, we don’t plan to have daily content. Much of our quest and narrative content will change, based on how players choose to interact with these things on your server, and players won;’t be repeating the same PvE content. The September 2023 Development Update shared more about world events, and previously we shared more about story arcs. To learn more about what we’ve said about story arcs, see the wiki here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Story_arcs

    @TopWombat (question) - For large scale PvP, there will be objective based game play that rewards strategy for placement of smaller groups that impacts the outcome of these PvP encounters.

    @RocketFarmer (question) - In Ashes of Creation, much of the content available to you in-game is based on players and the actions they’re taking. Things like how Nodes advance and what ways players on your server complete story arcs will change what content is available at different periods of time. In addition, some content in the world will change based on what season it is.

    @spyromancer (question) - Currently, we don't have plans to implement seasons on a different rotation, or rotating on a different timetable for different servers <3

    @Sunscript (question) - Could you please elaborate on your question for us? Perhaps a video of what it is you're referring to? Thanks! <3

    @Fantmx (question) - Permissions to help manage your home are handled through affiliations like your Guild and family system. The current plan is for a 9 player maximum to the family system. We will have more details to share in the future, as we progress further in development :)

    @IustinusShiva (question), @Goerge_Black (question) - Currently, the plan is for some ranged or melee abilities to require a specific weapon to be equipped. Weapons that are equipped in the character's ranged or offhand slots will be automatically swapped in and out as required by the skill. More information on this can be found here, on the wiki!

    @Fiddlez (question) - It is likely that breaking CC will work the same in PvE and PvP scenarios! We will have more detailed information to share as we progress further in development :)

    @JustVine (question) - Please stay tuned for more detailed information regarding the Summoner archetype as we progress further in development <3

    @PlasticLemons (question), @Azherae (question), @DougBug27 (question), @SongRune (question), @Cadac (question), @Kyyljoy (question), @GrandSerpent (question), @Gaul_ (question), @Imoxator (question), @Lashing (question) - Congratulations! Your questions were answered by Steven and Margaret on the livestream! Be sure to check out the VoD on YouTube in case you missed it live! :)

    @lemulet (question), @-T0Mb- (question), @SkylarckTheBotanist (question), @Drunkninja (question), @SoggyBandaid (question), @Castai (question) - Your questions were ones we hoped to have gotten to on stream but didn't quite have the time. We'd love it if you come by next month for the next development update livestream to ask them again! ^_^
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  • Vaknar wrote: »
    NiKr (question) - Can you be more specific with what it is you're looking for? Are you looking to learn more about AI behavior on a stream? If so, that may be an interesting topic for a future livestream! :)
    @Vaknar yep, if Intrepid have an AI dev or just some pve-specializing devs working and designing encounters and general mob behavior - I'd love to hear from them about their process and overall plans for how they want to achieve Steven's promise of "some pve encounters will only be cleared by <10% of the playerbase".
  • MargaretKrohnMargaretKrohn Moderator, Staff
    edited September 2023
    ⚔️ #IYCMI, we showed what an Event through the Event System can look like via wave-based combat, made some Alpha Two clarifications, and more! https://youtu.be/OmTNooWyZxU

    🙌 Are you excited to see other Events?

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    Updated OP as well =)
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  • Vaknar wrote: »
    @Tyranthraxus (question) - Once a Metropolis’ Vassal Node structure reaches its maximum size, it will take a successful siege of any of the Nodes in that Metropolis network to create a situation where it could expand into Nodes in different Zones of Influence. If you want to learn more about this, here’s a timestamp of when we spoke about this during a previous Development Update livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XLJelgfO3g&amp;t=4054s

    No one ever seems to get my design questions. I don't blame you, @Vaknar; Maybe I just need to phrase them differently?

    Once a ZOI is at MAX SIZE - and can't get any larger - what incentives beyond Node Relics do we have, to fight other ZOI's?

    Yours truly will try posting it this way, in the next Q&A that comes up. I was lucky enough to catch the Update you posted in live-streaming, but it still shows the ZOI's maxing at 20% of the world; What will drive conflict between ZOI's, once they are ALREADY at max-size? It was lightly touched on in the linked video, but no details were given, beyond a brief mention.



  • DreuguiDreugui Member
    edited October 2023
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    did find the delet post option ... Am i blind or somthing ?
    Sorry for my english. French here !
  • How is healing performence and medal is decided if your allies don't really take damage? Because then you don't really need to heal your allies and you wont get a good performance rating.
  • ''Transformation (also referred to as Shapeshifting or Changeling) is a school of magic in Ashes of Creation.''
    Does that includes players or this is just a school of magic present in the game?
    Can you become something akin to druid in DnD? Perhaps something that stays in animal form while fighting?
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