Combat

News about the PvP/PvE combat system (sieges, arena, battlegrounds etc.) in AoC.
Castle siege Info + January 11th Stream Recap
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Special Announcements:
  • Margaret Krohn is the new Community Marketing Lead for Ashes of Creation.
  • Margaret will focus on the larger tasks, such as marketing, press team involvement, community management, content creator program etc.
  • There will be a Senior Community Manager to handle the day-to-day communication on Discord, Twitter, forums etc. Who this is, will be announced very soon.
  • Castle Siege Maps sneak peak. 2 Castles shown.
  • 6 Classes for Castle Siege announced with short introductions to each.
  • Alpha 1 keys were given away during the stream. (Winners: n_ah, KillerKape)
Castle Sieges Information and Sneakpeak:


Castle Siege Information:
Intrepid showcased 2 whole castles for the castle siege and Steven teased that these were 2 of the 5 castles that would exist in the MMORPG. The first castle is the Aelan human castle...
Flagging System, Corruption System & Death Penalties
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Hello, this is Ziltch and today I will talk about the Flagging system, the Corruption system and Death Penalties.

Flagging System
First let’s talk about the Flagging System (PvP).
(Note: Caravan Raids and Sieges are not part of the Flagging system)
There are three different ‘States’ you can be in.

Non-Combatant(Green)
Combatant(Purple)
Corrupt(Red)

If you are a Non-Combatant:
  • If you Attack
    • Non-Combatant: You become a Combatant
    • Combatant: You become a Combatant
    • Corrupt: No change (You stay in the state you are in)
  • If you Kill
    • Non-Combatant: You will gain Corruption and become [COLOR=rgb(184, 49...
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse announced! 31/10 full stream recap
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Main headlines
  • First Alpha 1 Phase 2 gameplay shown. Phase 2 is planned to start in March-April 2019.
    • Phase 2 will be the traditional MMO experience, with progression, node system, open world etc. More info on what is included in this phase, can be found here.
  • Alpha 1 Phase 1 is renamed Ashes of Creation Apocalypse. Will feature the battle royale, castle siege, and horde mode. Will be a free to play side-arena, playable by everyone.
  • October cosmetics showcased.
  • New website coming soon[SUP]TM[/SUP].
Alpha 1 Phase 2 gameplay. This is with medium graphic setttings, but already looking extremely good!

Alpha 1 Phase 2 gameplay

We...
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!

krojak.jpg
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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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...
Twitch Livestream Recap - 9/27/18
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Main Headlines
  • Stress test planned to continue until October 5
  • NDA planned to lift October 5
  • Next test dates Friday 9/28 to Sunday 9/30.
Battle Royale Notes
  • Battle royale mode is loosely built into the lore of Ashes of Creation
    • Events of the mode take place during the mass exodus from Verra
    • Games start with a failed travel attempt through the portal to escape
  • Players testing the mode will have progression and experience tracked
    • Cosmetic rewards will be earned for launch of AOC themed after ancient Verra culture during the exodus
  • Why battle royale mode?
    • It's fun
    • It's easy to make
    • It's action combat oriented
  • Royale mode may not be implemented into AOC official launch
QA From Today Stream
  • Will players be able to gift monthly sub time via the referral link program?
    • No...
Alpha 1 Stress Test Thoughts: Updated 9/23/18
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I was one of the lucky 250 to gain access to alpha 1 stress test on Sept. 7. Here's a few thoughts on the game's battle royale mode and visuals...

The game mode was a standard battle royale last Man standing. We were only allowed to queue for solo. If you've played fortnite or are just familiar with the genre, you know how the game mode goes. Special abilities like high jumps or explosion arrows were locked to the weapons. Some armor dropped with camouflage specials which did seem like a major cheat mode.

The visuals on the other hand were out of this world. My game defaulted to epic settings causing a minor stutter, which was corrected by dropping shadows down. Playing on lowest graphic setting didn't hurt the visuals much at all, even looking better than other AAA games on max settings. Every element of the game looked beautiful. Plants to trees to water. The weapon effects and physics were just as amazing.

The action combat was fluid. I was able to snipe players 200m+ away. You needed to be accurate to make a hit with a bow but with the 2hand long sword you could...
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...
Kirby's Alpha 1 Combat Analysis
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With the unveil of the Alpha 1 combat trailer, I decided to share my analysis of the trailer to highlight noteworthy elements and discuss them in detail. In case you missed it, you can view the full trailer here. The key points that I took away from the trailer are below, followed by my thoughts on each of them. Please let me know if you enjoyed reading this article, I'd love to do more of these in the future!
  • Melee Telegraphs
  • Potion Launcher Physics
  • Headshot Hitboxes
  • ADS (Aim Down the Sight)
  • Weapon Swapping & Reloading
  • Mobile Casting & Mobility
  • Sonar & Stealth Counters
  • Un-obstructed Teleport
  • Weightless Actions
  • Final Thoughts
Melee Telegraphs
The closest combat system that this can be compared to is Wildstar. I’ve created a simple visual to help explain the process of hit registration when it comes to melee weapons. Upon taking a...
Action Combat Preview - August 17th Livestream and Special Guests
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Special Announcements:
  • Intrepid Studios is coming to Europe at Gamescom in Germany (21st August 2018).
  • Name Reservation will be available sometime during Alpha 1 Phase 2 (Hopefully).
Alpha 1 Testing Phase Breakdown:
The Ashes of Creation Alpha 1 is set to begin during the third week of September and will go on for almost 7 months. The Alpha 1 test will focus on three major tests:
  1. Open world Battlegrounds
  2. Castles and Sieges
  3. City 'Horde' Mode
Open world Battlegrounds:
Offering variable combat modes with testing upto a 100 players. They'd like to provide consistent Battleground testing where players will be able to complete a match and instantly queue up for another to ensure heavy testing of the feature. Focused on Matchmaking.

Castles and Sieges:
The objective is to test stability with upto 200 players to ensure they have the right values and spawn timers for various mechanics.

City 'Horde' Mode:...

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