Premium membership and donation pages are live
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Hello dear readers! You may have noticed two new pages that has popped up in the header navigation, called premium and donate.
The premium membership is similar to the popular Patreon service, where you can run a paid membership for your fans. The fans get a few nice perks, while also helping the site financially. So with this post I'm going to explain a bit more about this program and what options there are to support our community, if you wish to do so.

Premium
On this page you will get a breakdown of what is included in the different premium deals. Two of the options are subscription types: 2 months at $4.00 ($2.00 per month) and 1 year at $18.00 ($1.50 per month). This is similar to many Patreon services, which runs at $1-5 per month. Then you have the last option, which is...
Interview with Steven Sharif - Ashes of Creation Community Podcast #024 [BCG]
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BCG welcomes us to a community podcast with Greypelt, Okies, Truth Eternal and of course Steven Sharif as special guest. This is a great podcast, and I strongly recommend watching it. A link to the full podcast is at the bottom of this article. My favorite questions that got answered today, are marked in purple.


BCG: Why do you prefer MMORPGs to other game genres?
Steven:
MMOs is a unique genre, providing the same ability to connect with people all across the world. With my previous guild, which I started in 2002, we had thousands of members. It was such a unique ability to turn on vent/TS and chat together with people across the world and bonding with them. Just the experience to fight with them, engaging in server wars, grafting and gathering the best gear.. You know, it is such a unique experience and that's why it is so...
Status update #2 - We have a discord channel and our news articles are gaining popularity!
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It has now been a while since our latest status report. So time to get a briefing out to you guys!

What has happened in the last 2 months on the website and with new features
  • We now have 80 registered members! And soon hitting 600 posts. :)
  • We have gotten a moderator, @Shunex, which was previously a moderator for the official forum/discord. He has helped me a lot with the site, I am very happy and grateful to have him on the team! PS: We are still looking for a News Writer as staff member, check this thread for more info.
  • New raffle system. Automated, with tons of customization options. It is working great, I'm very pleased.
  • Donation section. You can now donate to us to help...
Steven answered a few more questions on the official forum!
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So it seems like Steven totally forgot about the forum thread ahead of the latest live stream (he took the questions from discord this time), but luckily he decided to answer some of them on the forum afterwards! So let's just jump right to the questions and answers.

Question:
As for my question, you misunderstood I think. I was just interested in a server with the NAME of Stuffertons as a gathering place for the sillier-minded players among us.
Don't get me wrong, I'm totally down for the other idea too!

Answer:
Ah I see, Servers will be named after the champions of the great battles that led up to the fall of Verra.

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First raid PvE video released from Alpha 0! May 4th livestream breakdown and Q&A section
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What a great livestream last night! The stream, which lasted for about 1 hour, featured Steven, Jeffrey and Bacon. We first got a brief introduction, where they talked about bacon stuff (of course!), their Kickstarter office bet (Tristan cheated!) and how their team has increased from 30 to 70 in the last year. Very impressive! They are currently working on housing and environments, and we have some images shared which you can check out bellow.


The gang ready for another live stream!

First PvE raid video and Alpha 1 build ahead of schedule

We got shared a video from a recent Alpha 0 test, where they focused on PvE raid mechanics. The current size for raids was confirmed to be 40 players, but being alpha this can obviously change later. Steven also mentioned that they are impressed by the Epic engine, and their progress for the...
Ashes of Creation pre-order store May update is live!
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New month, new cosmetics in the Ashes of Creation pre-order packs. As usual, the packs are the same in terms of the other content (test access, game-time, embers etc), while the cosmetics rotate each month. If you have already bought a pre-order pack, don't worry: You can still purchase the new cosmetics. It will be available as a addon, so you won't have to buy the whole pre-order package again.


Wayfarer Pre-Order Pack - 75 USD
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*This pack also adds your name 4 times to the drawings for the Invitation-only Alpha Zero Internal Testing phases leading into Alpha One.
  • Access to Beta 2
  • 2 months of game time ($30 Value)
  • $25 in Embers (in-game marketplace credits, NO P2W!)
  • Cloak of Eminence...
Ashes of Creation - The year that followed kickstarter.
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It's been a year since Ashes of Creation went live on Kickstarter, so today let's take a look back on the progress and milestone's that has been made in the last year.

May 2017

Ashes News - Rumor's About Intrepid/Daybreak Games acquistion?
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You might of recently heard about or seen article's posted in gaming new's sites about Intrepid Studio's buying Daybreak Games. This is what we have been told in response by Steven at Intrepid as well as Daybreak Games.

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From Steven on the official Ashes of creation discord earlier today.
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From Daybreak Game's on their forum's earlier today. Orignal Post

If you would like to take a look at the article's in question here are the main two new's sites that this has come from.
www.mmorpg.com - Article
Massively OP...
The release phases of AoC (Updated 24/4-2018)
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With the alpha testing underway, let's have a brief look at the different phases, and their ETAs:
  • Alpha 0 (Dec. 15 2017) In Progress
    • NDA. The NDA might get lifted later in A0, but it has not been confirmed when.
    • You can gain access through community raffles on their official website, Twitch stream giveaways, discord giveaways etc.
  • Alpha "0.5" (Late Q3/early Q4 2018) Not started
    • Short test phase ahead of Alpha 1.
    • Part of the Braver of Worlds+ Kickstarter packs.
  • Alpha 1 (Late Q3/early Q4 2018) Not started
    • Steven:
    • Will be divided in two parts, as announced during PAX East. The first phase will focus on their arena modes, castle sieges, city sieges, large player battles, raids and guild fights.
    • There is no NDA during Alpha 1 (and all other phases after that).
    • Part of the Braver of Worlds+ Kickstarter packs. You can also buy access NOW through their shop, if you buy the 500 USD pack.
Interview with Steven Sharif - From The Ashes | Episode 42: Steven Returns [Dungeon Crawler Network]
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Yesterday Dungeon Crawler Network shared their recent interview with Intrepid Creative Director Steven Sharif. If you haven't seen the "From The Ashes" podcasts by DCN, you should definitely check them out. In addition to Steven Sharif, we also have the podcast hosts Aggelos, Alpha Soul and Stormzlord. In this article you will find most questions and topics that they talked about, and if you want to check out the whole video there is a link at the bottom.


The podcast panel during yesterdays episode of From The Ashes

PAX and Alpha 0

Steven mentioned that they received a lot of feedback after PAX, and of course some of it related to the combat mechanics. Steven and his team believes in transparency during the development process and wants the community to be a part of the process. The game is still in a pre-alpha state, they really...

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