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Open beta weekend for Ashes of Creation Apocalypse and Intrepid live-stream details!
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This weekend, the Ashes of Creation Apocalypse mode, will be open for all registered users to download and play!
The test will go live Friday, January 11 at 17.00 UTC (09.00 PT) and will last until Sunday, January 13 at 06.00 UTC (22.00 PT).

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Apocalypse is a free-to-play, stand-alone action combat mode where players can compete in various arena modes. Currently, it is limited to battle royale (battlegrounds), but will later include castle sieges and horde mode. For more info on the release schedule, click here. All the data gathered is used to improve and further develop the MMORPG side of Ashes of Creation.

The main focus of the test this weekend, will be gathering data on the following:
  • Login registration flow
  • Download flow
  • Connection to matches...
Official AoC website has been updated - A quick look at the Intrepid and mycom AoC websites
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Intrepid recently updated their official website, featuring a new shop, account functionality, download options for APOC and more.
Their old website was sorely lacking in both functionality and aesthetics, being a combination of several "themes" as they had updated the website a little by little. A good website is always vital for a game, as it will be the first look for many new players wanting to know more about the game.

As so, this was a good day to take a look at the brand new, Ashes of Creation website! Also, for comparison, we took a look at the AoC My.com website, which will be the "official" website for European players.

Ashes of Creation Intrepid website

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Front page
You are presented with a simple splash screen. If you click register you will be sent to accounts.ashesofcreation.com, where you can register a new account. If you want to login, you can click the small "man" icon on the top right corner, though the URL is currently broken.

The bottom...
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...
November store update!
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Glorious Ashlings!

The November cosmetic skins are now live in the store!
  • If you are a Kickstarter or Summer backer you can purchase each of these items as add-ons!
  • If you have a previous months Pre-Order pack you can purchase the items from the same pack tier as add-ons!
  • Remember these cosmetics are skins and will apply over an in-game item! No P2W!
You can take a closer look at the cosmetic skins from the media gallery!



Wayfarer Pre-Order Pack - 75 USD


  • Access to Beta 2
  • 2 months of game time ($30 Value)
  • $25 in Embers (in-game marketplace credits, NO P2W!)
  • Frostguard cloak...
Dec 6th Live-stream recap and QnA - APOC Open Beta on December 18th!
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Special Announcements:
  • Open Beta announced for December 18th 2018! Available to all registered users.
  • European My.com site for Ashes of Creation can be found here
  • Apocalypse will be monetized via a Legendary Pass. (A free version will also be available)
  • All Alpha 1 backers will receive lifetime membership of the 10$ 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...
The release phases of AoC (Updated 11/1-2019)
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With the alpha testing underway, let's have a brief look at the different phases, and their ETAs.
For more detailed info on Alpha 1, check this article.
  • Alpha 0 (Dec. 15 2017 - Sept. 2018) Completed
    • Covered by NDA.
    • You can gain access through community raffles on their official website, Twitch stream giveaways, discord giveaways etc.
  • Alpha 1 Apocalypse "Stress Test" (Sept. 7 2018 - Oct. 18 2018) Completed
    • Short test phase ahead of Alpha 1 (now known as Apocalypse) to stress test the servers.
    • Visual NDA in effect for the first month.
    • Access based on Kickstarter backer tier, then summerbacker, then website pre-order pack. 1st week ~450 testers, 2nd week ~2000 testers, 3rd week ~5000 testers.
    • Squad play (matched with random teammates) added during the last weeks of stress testing.
  • Apocalypse - Battle Royale arena (Oct. 19th 2018) In Progress
    • Previously known as Alpha 1 Phase 1.
    • 100 players in a last man standing mode.
      • Squad play has also been added.
    • Action combat only.
    • There is no NDA this phase (and all other phases after that).
    • Planned to be online 24/7, with several server locations in NA, as well as servers in EU and OCE.
    • Part of the Braver of Worlds+ Kickstarter packs. It was also part of the Intrepid pre-order pack, but it is no longer being sold.
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...
Character Influences
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Hello, this is Ziltch and today I will talk about that which will influence your character.

Race

First of all, Race.
The different races have different base stats, so this will be one of the most important influences to your character as it decides the base values.
Race is also one of the stat growth variables.
Your choice in race is one of the things that decides how your stats will grow,
one race might get more Strength per level up compared to another which may grow agility much faster, to mention an example.

Your Race will also give you Augments to use on your skills, it’s kind of like this game’s take on racial abilities.

Another thing race will influence outside of your own character is the Nodes.
The race that has most contributed to a Node’s experience will influence it’s visual appearance. If Empyreans have contributed most experience to the Node, the Node will gain Empyrean architecture and design upon leveling up.

And lastly, your...
Seasons & Weather in Verra
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Hello, this is Ziltch and today I will talk about the Weather & Season systems.

(As well as mentioned a bit about the Day/Night system and Biomes)

Biomes
  • Biomes exists that are fixed
  • Biomes exists where seasons change environment
  • Weather conditions will change
(Talked about in this video)

Biomes will change how Seasons and Weather works within their respective Biomes.
Colder Biomes might have a longer winter while warmer Biomes will have shorter winter or maybe not snow at all.

For Weather things like Rain and Snow might get affected a bit in how they work compared to other Biomes.

Seasons
Now let’s talk about seasons. For now, each season in Ashes will last for a week, so if they follow the standard 4 season cycle, a cycle of all will take a month.
(Personally I feel it should be 2 weeks at minimum, 1 week just feels too short)

Now let’s go over...
The Arcane and You: A Mage Guide to Superiority
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The Arcane and You: A Mage Guide to Superiority

Author's Note: There is still much mystery surrounding the AoC Mage class and all other classes. As such, the following article talks about what little is known and speculation on what could be. Expect changes as development continues and more solidified content.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Mages?
Wait What is a Mage Again?
Mage Spell Categories
Current Mage Spells
Mage Archetypes

Introduction: Why Mages?

When I first started playing MMORPGs over 12 years ago an image seared into my memory that I have never forgotten. It was a cinematic opening for a new game and within the trailer there sat a figure upon high. A fearsome spectacle, the powerful mage stood on the ramparts of a tall tower, collected the power of magic into his hands and hurled massive balls of flame down at his enemies before flash freezing the entire location he stood upon. As he gathers more magic in his hands for another demonstration of raw strength, he looks menacingly into the camera….at the...

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