Steven Sharif joined Krojak for some fun squad play, while also taking the time to answer some questions!
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...
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!
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+...
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). ...
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!
Potion Launcher Physics
ADS (Aim Down the Sight)
Weapon Swapping & Reloading
Mobile Casting & Mobility
Sonar & Stealth Counters
The closest combat system that this can be compared to is Wildstar. I’ve created a simple visual...
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:
Open world Battlegrounds
Castles and Sieges
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...
Finally we got the newsletter from Intrepid, which provided us with some great information. The biggest news is that Alpha 1 phase 1 is confirmed starting week 3 of September! Phase 2 is planned for early Q2 2019.
As announced previously, Alpha 1 sales in the store is closing soon. They have currently over 8500 participants so far, of the cap of 10 000 participants. The last day for Alpha One pre-order packs ends on August 15th, which is also the day the pre-order cosmetics updates on all the packs. So if you want to upgrade your pack to get Alpha 1 access, this is the time.
Phase 1 of Alpha 1, coming in the 3rd week of September, will be focusing on action combat and PvP related mechanics in the game. Testing action, siege systems, adaptive AI in the horde mode and more.
Confirmed so far:
Open World battlegrounds
Castle Sieges (Guild vs Guild)
City Defense "Horde Mode".
More info to be announced at their PAX Panel next month...