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There will be settings to aid colorblind players.[1][2]

  • User interface elements will utilize textures and icons to distinguish them, in addition to color.[1]

User interface

Alpha-1 early preview skills UI.[3]

The UI implementation will be highly customizable, whether it be from resizing, a movement, recoloring, different types of UI flavors that will be presented and offered to players as well. We want to have a very very robust UI system so we know that that's something that's more personally oriented in people's preferences rather than something that can be a one-size-fits-all.[4]Steven Sharif

The Ashes of Creation user interface (UI) is built with customization in mind, rather than being one-size-fits-all.[4][6]

The UI will be very adaptable for many play styles.[7]Steven Sharif
It's very important to note that in Alpha 1 you are not going to see a solid UI presentation and that's because our UI currently is still very placeholder very work-in-progress.[8]Steven Sharif

UI settings

User interface settings will allow detailed customization of Ashes of Creation.[4][10][6]

Player customization options are paramount when it comes to UI. That is a very subjective thing that we've all become- our own flavors we like out of certain components of the UI; and so instead of trying to force down the throat of our players a specific approach to UI, why do that when we can develop options and customization that the players can influence themselves: That includes color compositions, it includes text sizes, includes bolded, it includes options of which informations you're choosing to display, scaling.[11]Steven Sharif

Various display elements can be toggled on or off.[11]

Gameplay actors, such as foliage density will not be able to be adjusted by players.[20]

We will not allow players to to adjust the density of foliage actors in the world. That will be universal... There are going to be areas that are more dense than others. It's meant to be part of the a part of the world that players can utilize for certain purposes, like hiding in for PvP. However, there will be collision with those foliage actors and the player capsule. So as you might see that bush moving and think, "Huh that's odd. That doesn't look like wind. There must be something there." And that's the kind of immersion that we want.[20]Steven Sharif

Control settings

Alpha-1 default keybindings.[21]

Players will be able to customize their keyboard control scheme in Ashes of Creation.[22]

Macros

The issue with macros is that from an anti cheat metric perspective it's difficult to define what a macro is against a script. And in order to catch all scripts sometimes you have to prevent the macro usage. So really that's a that's a data issue. If we allow for macros then we lose our ability to precisely ban script users, botters.[26]Steven Sharif

Controller support

The Ashes of Creation MMO is not designed around controller support.[28]

Controller support will likely be something we work on closer to launch.[30]Steven Sharif

Camera settings

The aim is to provide a variety of camera options in Ashes of Creation.[31]

  • A "pretty significant" zoom out distance for the camera will be possible.[32][33]
Things will render in the world out of your current vision. While the quality may change between high end and low end systems, and what settings players select, it's important to us to have the game render in an effective manner, that also adds to everyone's immersion while in the game.[32]Cody Peterson
We don't have the first-person zoom in because when you get into first-person there's a different animation set required for the holding of the weapon: The hands that you see in front of you; and we don't have those animations. So we're really focusing on third-person.[34]Steven Sharif
Q: What kind of camera distance is Intrepid using for fights? (WoW vs FF14)
A: Closer to FF14. We want people to have a wide range of view, especially since our battles will be very large. We want people to be able to visually access their surroundings.[35]Margaret Krohn
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Addons/mods

My decision is not to allow DPS meters nor add-ons. I feel we have adequate measures in place to prevent a majority of potential third party trackers. I know this subject has passionate voices on both sides and I respect the various opinions and positions many of you have expressed.[38]Steven Sharif

Addons and DPS meters will not be allowed.[38][39]

  • The developers do not want addons/mods to be necessary to experience the game.[40]
  • The design of the game API is still under consideration.[41]
  • There will be integrations available for streaming services such as Twitch and a few other services, but it's not something that will be exposed through an API just yet.[42]
  • The developers believe that parsers (DPS meters) can have negative effects.[43][39]

The idea is to make a one-stop-shop from the company when it comes to in-game systems... We don't really want to have addons in my opinion.[40]Steven Sharif

There will be leader boards.[44]

Voice communications

In-game voice communication channels.
Channel VOIP Proximity-based
Open-world.[45] - No.[45]
Party.[46][47] Yes.[48][47] No.[48]
Raid.[46][47] Yes.[48][47] No.[48]
Guild.[47] Yes.[47] No.[48]
Tavern voice chat.[49] Yes.[47] Maybe - based on testing.[48]
Marketplaces/Stall districts.[48] - Maybe - based on testing.[48]
Dungeons (limited rooms).[48] - Maybe - based on testing.[48]
Points of interest.[48] - Maybe - based on testing.[48]

Voice chat will have fully functional mute and chat preferences.[47]

Companion app

A companion app (mobile app/web interface) allows players who are not logged into the game to have authority over certain services and mechanics.[50][51] Some functionality may come post-launch.[52]

Specific dates that you can have running as reminders in your guild UI, this will also be something that I would like to be available on the mobile companion app as well. So essentially you can receive notifications via a calendar update on guild events that the leaders or the officers have the ability to pin within the game will also give you notifications on the mobile app as well. That's my intention at least.[56]Steven Sharif
Some of it may come post-launch... but we do want people to interact with the game on their phones when they're away from the computer; and we're going to do as much as we can to make that cool.[52]Jeffrey Bard

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Livestream, October 30, 2020 (30:36).
  2. Livestream, July 18, 2017 (52:42).
  3. Livestream, August 28, 2020 (1:12:50).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Livestream, August 28, 2020 (1:27:01).
  5. Video, March 31, 2022 (32:40).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Livestream, May 5, 2017 (20:02).
  7. Ui.jpg
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Livestream, June 25, 2021 (29:09).
  9. Blog: Creative Director's Letter, October 16 2020
  10. 10.0 10.1 Livestream, May 26, 2017 (5:06).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Livestream, June 30, 2022 (48:03).
  12. Video, June 30, 2022 (16:39).
  13. Livestream, June 25, 2021 (26:11).
  14. Livestream, June 25, 2021 (1:31:47).
  15. 15.0 15.1 Video, June 30, 2022 (24:18).
  16. jqWtRci.png
  17. Livestream, June 28, 2019 (1:22:48).
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Livestream, September 3, 2017 (58:29).
  19. helmet.jpg
  20. 20.0 20.1 Livestream, June 30, 2022 (1:10:19).
  21. toast-keybinds-skills.png
  22. Livestream, May 26, 2017 (38:30).
  23. 23.0 23.1 keybinds-quote.png
  24. Livestream, July 30, 2021 (1:10:22).
  25. Interview, August 8, 2018 (27:38).
  26. Interview, August 8, 2018 (27:53).
  27. Intrepid Studios Snapchat, 2018-11-30.
  28. Livestream, November 17, 2017 (21:24).
  29. controller.png
  30. Livestream, 2018-04-8 (AM) (18:04).
  31. Livestream, May 17, 2017 (35:41).
  32. 32.0 32.1 Forums - Livestream Q&A 2022-08-26.
  33. Livestream, June 30, 2022 (52:08).
  34. 34.0 34.1 Interview, August 17, 2018 (4:31).
  35. Reddit Q&A, 2019-01-8.
  36. Camera.jpg
  37. camera mechanics.png
  38. 38.0 38.1 Ashes of Creation Forums - No Damage Meter?
  39. 39.0 39.1 Livestream, May 5, 2017 (20:02).
  40. 40.0 40.1 Interview, October 20, 2018 (6:29).
  41. Livestream, May 5, 2017 (21:41).
  42. Interview, May 11, 2018 (49:03).
  43. Livestream, April 30, 2020 (1:28:19).
  44. Livestream, May 5, 2017 (43:27).
  45. 45.0 45.1 steven-proximity-voice.png
  46. 46.0 46.1 Interview, July 18, 2020 (1:10:24).
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 voice chat.png
  48. 48.00 48.01 48.02 48.03 48.04 48.05 48.06 48.07 48.08 48.09 48.10 48.11 steven-proximity-voice-2.png
  49. The mighty beard!
  50. Livestream, January 18, 2018 (30:18).
  51. 51.0 51.1 Livestream, November 17, 2017 (11:00).
  52. 52.00 52.01 52.02 52.03 52.04 52.05 52.06 52.07 52.08 52.09 52.10 Livestream, May 4, 2018 (54:09).
  53. Livestream, May 9, 2017 (28:57).
  54. Livestream, November 17, 2017 (9:49).
  55. Livestream, November 17, 2017 (11:53).
  56. 56.0 56.1 Podcast, November 15, 2020 (52:50).