Tex

Admin
Tex
Ashes of Creation enters Alpha 1 Phase 1 - NDA lifted!
  • 30
  • 0
Rejoice dear ashlings, Ashes of Creation has now officially entered Alpha 1 Phase 1, and with that the NDA has been completely lifted. This also means that all Alpha 1 backers have been invited to test the battle royale combat mode (~ 10 000). In addition, all Alpha 2 backers have been invited for this weekend test as well. In the coming weeks they will also be inviting beta backers, all Alpha 0 backers, and eventually all registered users on the Ashes of Creation website.

Steven Sharif said:
We are happy to announce the testing is going very well and we are collecting a lot of useful data. Everyone at Intrepid cannot thank our Glorious community enough for their help in making mmos great... once more."
Everyone who is eligible should have received their mail yesterday/today with access code and download link.

You should also go ahead and check out our stream section...
The release phases of AoC (Updated 20/10-2018)
  • 3,310
  • 22
With the alpha testing underway, let's have a brief look at the different phases, and their ETAs.
For more detailed info on Alpha 1, check this article.
  • Alpha 0 (Dec. 15 2017 - Sept. 2018) Completed
    • Covered by NDA.
    • You can gain access through community raffles on their official website, Twitch stream giveaways, discord giveaways etc.
  • Alpha 1 "Stress Test" (Sept. 7 2018 - Oct. 18 2018) Completed
    • Short test phase ahead of Alpha 1 to stress test the servers.
    • Visual NDA in effect for the first month.
    • Access based on Kickstarter backer tier, then summerbacker, then website pre-order pack. 1st week ~450 testers, 2nd week ~2000 testers, 3rd week ~5000 testers.
    • Squad play (matched with random teammates) added during the last weeks of stress testing.
  • Alpha 1 - Phase 1 with battlegrounds (Oct. 19th 2018) In Progress
    • 100 players in a last man standing mode.
      • Squad play, added during the last part of stress testing, will most likely transfer over.
    • Action combat only.
    • There is no NDA during Alpha 1 (and all other phases after that).
    • Open to all registered accounts 1 month later.
    • Planned to be online 24/7, with servers both in NA and EU.
    • Part of the Braver of Worlds+ Kickstarter packs. It was also part of the Intrepid pre-order pack, but it is no longer being sold.
Battle royale squad play stream footage! [Round-up of all the videos from October 14th]
  • 2,287
  • 0
Yesterday Steven decided to drop the NDA temporarily for official content creators, which resulted in lots of streamers providing live gameplay footage from the battle royale squad testing. The test lasted for about 3 hours, providing Intrepid with tons of useful information.

Steven also shared on Twitter that next week, also those who are not official content creators, will be able to stream and share their content from the Alpha 1 Arena test.


Check out all the awesome videos from yesterday:

itsZiz having fun in the stress test yesterday, finally being able to stream it to the public!

itsZiz:

khasino:

Paradox Gaming...
Our partner program has been improved and re-branded!
  • 372
  • 14
The program is intended for content creators looking to cooperate in building up our communities. Currently we are looking for streamers and video content creators, though this may be expanded in the future.

What we can offer for you
  • Streamer specific features (Twitch, Mixer.com, Smashcast.tv):
    • Featured on the streams page on our website. It will appear at the top of the section, then all non-featured streams will follow after that.
    • Only featured streams get notifications through the Discord and our live-stream channel.
  • YouTube/video content creator specific features:
    • Only featured YouTube channels get...
Ashes of Creation Alpha 1 stress started today - NDA still active
  • 232
  • 2
Last night at ~0300 CEST, the Alpha 1 stress test for Ashes went live. The stress test will include a limited number of testers, which will increase each week. The first week only has about 450 testers (but this may be increased), the second will increase that to over 2000 testers, and finally 5000 testers for week 3. The point of this stress test is to test their server backend, login-system, matchmaking, etc. All those underlying mechanics that need to be working properly before they open the gates for all those with Alpha 1 access.
The participants are chosen from Kickstarter backers, then summer backers, and finally the pre-order pack backers. If you are not selected in these weeks, don't be alarmed: After about 3 weeks of stress testing, Alpha 1 will be open to all those with access to that phase.

9beb297cda2c148e11e15e4e36938b5c.png
NDA is still active folks, hold your...
PAX West 2018 Panel Recap - Lots of Alpha 1 info and gameplay video! Alpha 1 Phase 1 will feature 3 battlegrounds!
  • 1,722
  • 2
Main headlines
  • Over 100 people are working on the game right now in their developer team, and this is expected to grow to 200 people before the end of this year.
  • New gameplay video showcasing the new action combat system
    • Castle siege mode is shown
    • Horde mode - city siege is shown
  • Alpha 1 Phase 1 stress test phase begins this week! A selection of Alpha 1 backers will be drawn randomly.
  • Alpha 1 backers will be testing each of the 3 battleground modes first for about a month, but then anyone with a registered account can also test the battlegrounds!
  • Alpha 2 confirmed to begin in Q3 2019
  • 40 000 signed up for alphas and betas

The team: Akil Hooper (lead technical designer), Jeff Bard (lead game designer), Steven Sharif (CEO, creative...
My.Com official statement to the Ashes of Creation community
  • 160
  • 1
Today Volker at My.com posted an official statement on the Ashes of Creation Discord channel, in an attempt to calm the worries of the community in regards to customer service, pay-to-win, server stability and account security. I personally think that this is promising, as it shows that Intrepid and My.Com is taking this very seriously. Of course, only time will tell if this actually holds true, but I think EU fans of AoC should relax and have faith in Intrepid and their strategy. You can read the full statement from Volker bellow.

Pay-to-Win
"As previously communicated, we at My.com are, and remain, fully committed to supporting the creative vision that Steven and Intrepid Studios has for Ashes of Creation. Their vision appeals to the desires of western MMORPG fans, and we are fully committed to bringing this non-Pay-to-Win...
Alpha 1 preparation: Media of the month contest and Improved media section!
  • 126
  • 1
In preparation to the coming Alpha 1 start, and NDA lift, in mid-September, we are introducing:

Media of the month contest!

Every month, users can vote on their favorite media (image/video, anything in the media section). Was it a cool picture of a massive city sige? Rare cosmetics? Anyone can vote, and anyone can upload their own candidates. The first contest will start when Alpha 1 starts! :smile:

The winner will get a cool MOTM ribbon above their avatar. :smile:

As a bonus, the winner of the first contest will also get a free 3-month premium membership. Later winners may also get some cool free stuff, though this can vary from month to month.

The MOTM vote button, which can be found inside most of the categories in the media section.

Improved...
Update from Steven regarding region blocking and EU publisher situation
  • 229
  • 2
Good news today! Lately the community has been worrying that we may not be able to chose ourselves what region we want to play on. (as some from Europe might not want to play on EU servers..) Thankfully, today's update from Steven, on the official Discord, puts that to rest. There will be no region or IP blocking. He also confirmed that Intrepid will handle the game client packaging, so my.com won't be doing that either.

Yesterday he also dropped a small update, reassuring fans that the game will stay subscription based, with no box cost, and a cosmetic-only marketplace, the same as in NA.

94b7f10fe46ccad34ee44a3abf821da7.png
Welcome to our new Guild portal!
  • 379
  • 6
After a long time of developing, I am pleased to announce our new guild list! This is in an effort to make it easier to find a new guild, or recruit to your guild. Of course, as it is brand new, there are not many guilds there yet, but I hope that very soon it will be packed with guilds! The AoC Dungeon strives to be the best website for your Ashes of Creation needs, and this is just one of more stuff to come. This is the first edition of the guild list, and it will be improved further as feedback comes in.

You can filter the search on the front page, to limit the search. Only a few filters are added now, but more coming as needed.

Promoting your guild in the top image slider
You may also promote your guild in the top image slider, for more...

Twitter Page

Latest guides

Donation

Total amount
$40.00

Facebook Page

Newest members in the dungeon!

Top