Livestream Recaps

Contains our livestream recaps from the AoC Intrepid streams.
March 29th Stream Recap - Nodes Information!
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Stream Highlights:
  • Game Developer's Conference 2019 went well for Intrepid.
  • Intrepid have hired 18 new personnel in 2019 and are looking to hire 17 more.
  • More information on Node types and Governments in upcoming blogs.
  • First part of Developer Diaries - Nodes released.
  • Community contests are being planned.

Nodes Developer Diary:
The stream opens with the showcase of the nodes developer diary - The community's first look behind the scenes into the technology that goes into building the nodes for the world of Ashes of Creation. The developer diaries are a series of pre-recorded video blogs that are being created by Margaret to give the community insight into how things work behind the scenes at Intrepid studios. This first developer diary covers the intricate ways in which the node technology built by intrepid is used to procedurally populate a node with the various assets required to make a node...
March 8th Stream Recap - New castle siege footage!
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Main Highlights:
  • New castle siege footage released.
  • Alpha 1 pushed back, it is no longer planned for Q2. No new date given at this time.
  • They are no longer expecting the game to be released before 2020.
  • All previously announced dates (Q2 for Alpha 1, Q3 for Alpha 2, release before 2020 etc) have been erased.
  • Vastly improved communication and development/content updates. Monthly streams, detailed articles focusing on game systems (such as nodes), dev-diaries, competitions etc.
    • For March the topic is nodes, so expect a lot of interesting details about the node system!
  • Lots of interesting questions, especially regarding how guild halls will function in the game.
New Castle Sieges Footage:

  • Various siege weapons displayed. Destruction of walls.
  • Shows the relic of the castle, they key objective.
  • Also showcases a objective torch. Changes color depending on who...
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...
December 13th Stream Recap
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Special Features:
  • A look at the Node UI window.
  • A glimpse of the Fishing NPC's and UI.
  • A short look at a Caravan quest.
  • Information on how the Stock Market will work.
You can find the entire stream below:


MMORPG Footage Breakdown below:

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We see the devs spawn into what is a level 5 City Node, Elven themed, filled with NPC's and life.


In this detailed node window we see a bunch of systems that are working behind the scenes. We see a progression bar that shows us that this node is level 5 (City Stage) and is 1/4th of the way to becoming a Metropolis. We also see the total citizens of the node, the tax rate that is set by the mayor of the node (in this case Steven) and we got some information on the 'Trade Agreements' system. Trade agreements basically are agreements between two nodes that lets players do certain specific caravan runs...
Dec 6th Live-stream recap and QnA - APOC Open Beta on December 18th!
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Special Announcements:
  • Open Beta announced for December 18th 2018! Available to all registered users.
  • European My.com site for Ashes of Creation can be found here
  • Apocalypse will be monetized via a Legendary Pass. (A free version will also be available)
  • All Alpha 1 backers will receive lifetime membership of the 10$ legendary pass.
  • New livestreams showcasing MMORPG development next week and how BR assets are used in the MMORPG.

Apocalypse Monetization:
Players are now able to register for the Open Beta of the Ashes of Creation Apocalypse testing phase here
The apocalypse testing phase will include a monetization model known as a "Adventure Pass' similar to a Battle Pass which will let players complete various quests and achievements within the Apocalypse testing mode and all 3 of its...
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...
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...
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...
AoC Gamescom 2018 Stream Highlights
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Special Announcements:
  • Over 500,000 players are registered on the site with Alpha 1 beginning in September.
  • Public Roadmap of the game's development to be unveiled at PAX west.
Player Choice playing a key role:
Steven and Jeffrey insisted on player choice, the goal being to offer various choices to the player (in regards to crafting, exploring, etc.). As such, they hope to steer away from standard progression paths by implementing the following methods:
  • Diversified progression paths.
  • Advancing the economy of the world.
  • Contributing to a node as a citizen.
  • Focusing on your interests within your freehold.
Everything contributes to the development of the world, resulting in each server being different.

Games that AoC draws inspiration from:
When asked regarding games that AoC derived inspiration from, Steven shared the following points:
  • EVE Online - Economy
  • Archeage -...
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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