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...
Dillia's Diary - A look through Dünheim dungeon
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Today Intrepid released a new blog post, providing some very interesting backstory behind the Dünheim dungeon, which we say briefly during the latest live-stream. We also got another video, for a more detailed look at this fine dungeon! Take a look at the video at the end of the article. Some really impressive visuals and backstory.

The diary explains the POV from a child, talking about the Harbingers threat growing day by day, while visitors to the mountain became less frequent. Her mother wanted to leave the city, but her father was insisting on staying due to his pride and his auction house.
The High Priests and Oracles of all the major temples across the kingdom were summoned to the great Capital City, Dünthol. Days before the Great Council meeting was set to begin, the king was stricken with a mysterious illness. What...
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
-...
A roundup of some nice podcasts/videos of Ashes of Creation
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There are lots of talented Youtube providers out there producing some great podcasts and other interesting videos about AoC. So while we all are waiting for more content on AoC, take a moment and check them out!

From DeathsProxy:
Ashes Of Creation - News Update 02/10/2018 - Live stream Recap, and Stupid Idea's?

From Dungeon Crawler Network:
Ashes of Creation - From The Ashes | Episode 35: Official Content Creator

From itsZiz:
Ashes of Creation NEWS - Alpha 0 Gameplay / New Blog Posts / Dev Stream Q&A
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February 9th livestream, breakdown with images and Q&A notes!
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Another month, another official AoC livestream. Steven and the crew played for about 1 hour, answering a few questions along the way. They showed us a few different instances, with some boss fights, the underrealm, an elvish node, and topped it of with a quick PvP session! Spoiler: Steven did not win the PvP! I have taken several images during the stream, check them out below!

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AoC loading screen.

Stream starts with the amazing looking Dünheim instance, an old dwarf city that got corrupted. The monsters there are pretty strong. The visuals are great, especially when you consider this game hasn't even reached the first official alpha state (alpha 1, estimated ~Q3 2018). We also get a look at the UI, character screen, loading screens etc. Of course things might change, but it is cool to see how it looks now. Steven got some basic gear on his character...
Prepare for the official livestream Friday 9/2 at 21.00 (9:00 PM) UTC
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Once again we can tune in on the official livestream, which is tomorrow Friday 9/2 at 21.00 (9:00 PM) UTC. The livestream was initially planned at the end of January, but got pushed back due to some issues that needed fixing first. Please post your questions in this thread and they'll pick around 10 or so to answer live on-stream. You'll have to be lucky though, as additional questions will likely not get answered. So make sure you tune in to catch the stream!

You can watch it here when it goes live:
http://www.theaocdungeon.com/streams/4/ashesofcreation/148559238/
Ashes of Creation hands-on with IGN - New 15 min gameplay video!
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Yesterday IGN released a hands-on article featuring Ashes of Creation. Over the course of about 2 hours, creative director Steven Sharif and lead designer Jeffrey Bard, guided their reporter through the wonderful world of AoC. Now who wouldn't want that job!

They talked a bit about the nodes, that most cities have to be grown by the players, through harvesting, monster slaughter, and economic trading with caravans. Also pointed out was that the size of the Underrealm, the network of beautiful caverns we were shown in the last trailer, was about the size of the world in Skyrim. Even more shocking, when completed, this area will still only account for about 1/30th of the total game world size!

"We’re much farther along than many other Kickstarter-funded projects at this phase," he says.

He was also quick to point out that the early quests of the classic formula of "kill x10 boars"...
The AoC Dungeon is LIVE - The road to become the best Ashes of Creation community begins!
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Welcome to The AoC Dungeon, a community website dedicated to the upcoming, and highly anticipated, MMORPG from Intrepid Studios: Ashes of Creation. The website is in its early beginning, but I am going to work hard on making this a great portal for AoC content :)

The site will feature the latest news, analytics of alpha content, dedicated forum to talk about anything, as well as own sections for Media for you to share (AoC images/videos from Alpha 0 perhaps? :) ), and for Resources, such as in game Guides. There will also be contests coming soon, with small AoC goodies, and bigger things such as beta packs! Stay tuned.

A little bit about myself: I have been the admin of several projects in the past. Most recently I had the biggest stand-alone community site for Cities Skylines (named Cities Skylines Nation), with thousands of members and discussions. I have played a lot of...
Alpha Zero video of UnderRealm - NDA might get lifted this month!
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So the official Facebook page for AoC just posted a new video from Alpha Zero, this time showcasing the UnderRealm area. This is a first look at the pre-alpha UnderRealm and the difference of look and feel that this area will have from the world above ground. During the video you can see the amazing attention to detail, the vivid environment and lighting, simply stunning! I bet I'm not the only one eager to test it out!

Also some news about the second phase of Alpha 0, the NDA might get lifted, when it starts at the end of this month! This means that those with Alpha 0 access can stream and share from the wonderful world in Ashes of Creation. Great news for all fans, if it turns out to be true. It also provides the studio with some valuable feedback as we all can point out things that might need improvement. All to get a better game. Check out the video...
Latest livestream video with Q&A notes!
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The latest AoC livestream, from January 18th, can be found on Twitch. If you missed that one, then you should definitely check it out!

There was as usual a Q&A session, and below you can read through the interesting answers from the team.
Credits for putting together this list goes to Mykkala.

When are we going to be able to upgrade out packs on the website?
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  • Steven: Our web dev team is currently working on that functionality. Our expected delivery date is around the 26th of January, give or take several days, in case there's some unexpected testing areas that need to be addressed. I would safely say that around the end of this month you'll be able to see the upgrade paths for the pre-order packages.
  • In addition, you will also see the add on functionality available if you are a Kickstarter backer or summer...

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