Alpha-2

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Alpha-2 is the Persistent alpha.[1][2] This release is expected to include the following:

"Persistent" means that the Alpha-2 servers will be kept up all day and night until launch.[8]

  • There may still be character wipes.
  • There may still be testing wipes.
  • Betas will probably not be persistent.
  • Alpha-2 servers will become the public test servers post-launch.
    • Used to test patches and updates.

Alpha-2 availability

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Phase Release Estimated/Actual date
Alpha Alpha-2 (persistent alpha).[1][2] -

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Tulnar race

The Tulnar race will be in place before Alpha-2. Concepts and early works are expected at that time.[3]

Naval schedule

Ship assets will likely be released leading in to Alpha-2.[4]

Emblem, logo and symbol editor

The user interface will allow emblems, logos and symbols to be designed in-game.[9][10][7]

No image import functionality is planned.[9]

Emblem editor functionality is tentatively planned for Alpha-2.[7]

Alpha-2 NDA

Alpha-1, Alpha-2, Beta-1, Beta-2 are not covered by NDA.[12]

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale stress testing NDA was lifted on 19 October 2018 at 6:30PM (PDT).[13][14]

Stress testers may discuss their experience. However visuals, including streams, video recording and screenshots for the stress test are under NDA. Unlike other studios, our community quite literally is first in, to Verra. And the stress test might be messy... Only visuals are under NDA.[16][17]Steven Sharif

Early access

Ashes of Creation early access packages:

Pre-order packs

Pre-order packs are available from the Cosmetic store.[24]

Participation

Alpha and Beta participation is expected to grow with the sale of pre-order packs.[26]

Server wipes

Alpha and Beta servers will be wiped prior to launch.[27]

Milestones

Accomplishments

  • Kickstarter's most funded MMORPG.[45]
  • Kickstarter's #7 most funded video game.[46]
  • Most anticipated MMO – MMORPG.com's Best of 2017 Awards.[47]
  • Most anticipated early access hands-on MMORPG – MMOs World.[48]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Independent game.[49]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Online game.[49]

See also

References