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Steven answering questions while playing with Krojak [text breakdown]
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Steven Sharif joined Krojak for some fun squad play, while also taking the time to answer some questions!

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Time to find some tasty items..

Krojak:
I had a blast playing, but playing squad play when solo is a challenge, due to no voice communication option. But aside from that, it's awesome!
Steven: We tried to implement the voice chat, but that there were some slight issues, which will be fixed tomorrow (October 23rd), I think.

Krojak: What are your plans regarding server status and server up-time this week?
Steven: We have a lot of things we need to fix Monday-Wednesday, and then we hope on Thursday (for the Thursday to Sunday session) to have those fixes implemented.

Steven Sharif said:
I hope that people are enjoying the world, the look of the world, the art etc. This build is a pretty good look on the aesthetics of the environment.
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Ashes of Creation enters Alpha 1 Phase 1 - NDA lifted!
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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! When I'm writing this, Steven is currently live playing at one of the streams:

For all other streams...
Battle royale squad play stream footage! [Round-up of all the videos from October 14th]
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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 Network:

DPantomtv:

Grizzly...
Our partner program has been improved and re-branded!
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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 notifications through the Discord and our youtube channel.
  • Shown in our widget (Streams/YouTube) in the sidebars on the front page, article view, and forum index page. This will catch the...
Ashes of Creation Alpha 1 stress started today - NDA still active
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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.

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NDA is still active folks, hold your streaming horses!

As for NDA, Steven confirmed on Discord yesterday that there is still an active "visual NDA". This means that you may share your experiences from Alpha 1, but cannot share anything...
PAX West 2018 Panel Recap - Lots of Alpha 1 info and gameplay video! Alpha 1 Phase 1 will feature 3 battlegrounds!
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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 director), Mat Broome (lead character artist), Micheal Bacon (lead environment artist).

Alpha 1 Phase 1 details

Several aspects will be tested...
My.Com official statement to the Ashes of Creation community
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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 vision to the European players. In the past, My.com has published and developed primarily titles that were, from the ground up, built around a Free-To-Play model. This is not the case with Ashes of...
Alpha 1 preparation: Media of the month contest and Improved media section!
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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! :)

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

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 media section

  • We've added a lot more categories, to make it easier to browse exactly what you are looking for.
Anything else you would like to see? Let us now...
Update from Steven regarding region blocking and EU publisher situation
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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.

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Welcome to our new Guild portal!
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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 visibility. For now, until there are at least 15 guilds on the list, it will be given as a first come, first serve basis. You'll have the spot for at least 3 weeks, and possibly more. All you have to do, is...

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