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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 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.
Recap of PAX East for Ashes of Creation Day 1 - 4, with links and info!
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So that concludes this years PAX East. It has been a great event, Intrepid studios really outdid themselves this year. Really focusing on the community, answering questions on stream and being out there for hours. We got a fun play-through session with the developers and Alpha 1 release confirmed for Q4 this year. To recap the event, check out the articles previously posted and the streams:

Day 1
Highlight of the day was the play-through session where Steven and his crew ran through the PAX demo.

You can check the recap and video here:
Stream recap

Streams from that day

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Alpha 1 announced for early Q4 2018 - Ashes of Creation PAX Panel details
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Yesterday Intrepid Studio hosted a panel at PAX East, where they talked about a lot of things, from how unique and big of a project this is, to how they work together as a team. A lot of background talk and their thought process behind making the game. It's very interesting to watch, so I recommend checking it out.

However, the biggest news was that Alpha 1 is planned for early Q4 2018, and that it will be divided in two phases. The first phase will focus on their arena modes, castle sieges, city sieges, large player battles, raids and guild fights. So it is going to be very exciting to finally get a closer look at all the PvP and large scale content!

There was also a QA session where people from the audience could ask Intrepid. Did anyone say nodes part 3?

Here are a few of those questions:

Question
When can we expect nodes part 3...
Check out the monthly Ashes of Creation pre-order pack cosmetics update!
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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!)
  • Shield of...
Ashes of Creation featured at PAX East 2018 - Will include live streaming every day & raffle of 300 Alpha 0 keys! [updated 3/4]
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Updated:
This week Intrepid sent out an email regarding Alpha 0, PAX schedule and store updates. During PAX East, which is from April 5th to April 8th, they will be giving out 300 (!) keys to Alpha 0! They also mentioned that already has 1200 people been given access to test the game during Alpha 0.

From this moment, anyone who follow Ashes of Creation on their official social media channels, will gain additional entries to Alpha 0! So to increase your chances of getting a key, make sure you follow/subscribe all their accounts:
Ashes of Creation to be featured at Epic's Unreal Engine stand at Game Developers Conference
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The Game Developers Conference is the world's largest professional game industry event. The event started today, lasting until Friday the 23rd. If you happen to be in the area, you might want to check out Epic's stand for Unreal Engine. Ashes of Creation will be among the featured games at their stand!

Epic will provide two different stands, one at #423 South, which will provide host technology, tools demos and business meetings. More important is probably booth #801 South though, which is where you can play the latest Unreal Engine games, talk with the developers behind them and get some free swag. Someone please get a photo with Steven!

This is what the press release from Epic had to say about Ashes of Creation:

Ashes of Creation is a unique take on the MMO experience. Our world structure is dynamic and built to react to the...
New pre-order pack cosmetics available in the official store
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Today Intrepid updated the pre-order pack cosmetics available in their store. These will from now on update every month on the 2nd, up until launch. If you have bought a pack already, you can still upgrade it to a more expensive pack, or if you just want the new cosmetics. Any Kickstarter backer can purchase the pre-order cosmetics without needing to own a pre-order package.

Also added where some new PAX exclusive items (PAX East 2018 April 5th-8th), from minor cosmetics priced at 15-25 USD, to a highly limited VIP PAX 625 USD package. You will also see the developers at the GDC (Game Developers Conference March 21-23rd) at Epic's Unreal Engine booth. So if you are lucky to be nearby, please stop by their booth and share some images!

The new items in the store are...
Intrepid releases their new website for their studio - Two unnamed AoC related projects in the works!
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Intrepid Studios recently released their brand new studio website at intrepidstudios.com. The site has gotten a major face lift, and it is worth checking out for some background info on their visions and their team. They point out that Ashes of Creation is their flagship product, but that there are in fact two unannounced projects within the Ashes of Creation universe.

What could this be? Board game? Novel series? However we will have to wait a bit for more information on this, as these projects will be released in the future as the development of Ashes of Creation, nears its development milestones. Perhaps when we go into beta at the end of 2018 (hopefully), we will know what these projects are about.

There are also 6 available positions at their studio, if you are looking for a job!
- Senior Game Designer
- Executive Game Assistant
- Senior Gameplay Programmer
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