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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.[10][11][7]

The developers are now considering including image import functionality.[13] This was previously not under consideration.[10]

I know previously we had spoken about not allowing custom user images in the game, however I think we're leaning more now in the direction of allowing for custom user images. Absolutely well what it will be is the fact that we're a subscription game and if you want to jeopardize your account by doing the wrong thing with regards to custom users [images] then by all means you may do so and we'll have stringent practices in place to prevent that from actually being an issue.[13]Steven Sharif

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.[14]

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale stress testing NDA was lifted on 19 October 2018 at 6:30PM (PDT).[15][16]

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.[18][19]Steven Sharif

Early access

Ashes of Creation early access packages:

Pre-order packs

Ashes of Creation Bounties of the Verdant Keeper pre-order packs.[27]

As the months come and go, and the hand of winter looms over the land, various farmers of Verra take time to celebrate the fortune granted to them by the Verdant Keeper. Hearths are stoked, candles are lit, and fragrant delicacies are prepared. A massive celebration of food and drink takes place, marking the culmination of their hard work and preparation for the harsh, cold months to come. Should the celebrations go well, they say the Keeper will bless the next spring with a brand new harvest, ready to be plucked.'[27]

Pre-order packs are available from the Cosmetic store.[26]

Participation

Alpha and Beta participation is expected to grow with the sale of pre-order packs.[29]

Server wipes

Alpha and Beta servers will be wiped prior to launch.[30]

Milestones

Accomplishments

  • Kickstarter's most funded MMORPG.[49]
  • Kickstarter's #7 most funded video game.[50]
  • Most anticipated MMO – MMORPG.com's Best of 2017 Awards.[51]
  • Most anticipated early access hands-on MMORPG – MMOs World.[52]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Independent game.[53]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Online game.[53]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Livestream, 18 January 2018 (25:22).
  2. 2.0 2.1 alpha and beta phases.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 Livestream, 8 April 2018 (AM) (2:17).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Livestream, 27 September 2018 (54:02).
  5. Interview, 20 October 2018 (0:00).
  6. Interview, 20 October 2018 (12:38).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Livestream, 31 October 2018 (47:44).
  8. Livestream, 18 January (25:22).
  9. Blog: 10 facts about castle sieges in the MMORPG.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Livestream, 17 May 2017 (55:40).
  11. 11.0 11.1 guild emblem.jpg
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Interview, 20 October 2018 (3:35:54).
  13. 13.0 13.1 Livestream, 26 July 2019 (1:05:28).
  14. Livestream, 18 January 2018 (49:26).
  15. 15.0 15.1 alpha1-phase-1-update.png
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  17. stresstest-NDA.png
  18. stresstest-NDA3.png
  19. stresstest-NDA4.png
  20. 20.0 20.1 Kickstarter packages.
  21. MMOGAMES Interview, 8 September 2017.
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  23. Intrepid pre-order pack.
  24. PAX West 2017 Alpha package.
  25. PAX West 2017 Beta package.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Blog: Bounties of the Verdant Keeper.
  28. Interview, 24 August 2018 (12:18).
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Livestream, 17 November 2017 (28:50).
  30. server wipe.jpg
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 MASSIVELY OP interview: Ashes of Creation on a new way to MMO.
  32. Ashes Discord.png
  33. Ashes of Creation Kickstarter campaign
  34. Ashes of Creation Kickstarter.
  35. Summer Crowdfunding.png
  36. summerended.png
  37. Intrepid Studios Dev Team.
  38. PAX West 2017 Schedule.
  39. PAX West 2017 Map.
  40. Livestream, 18 January 2018 (2:48).
  41. GDC.png
  42. PAX East.png
  43. Newsletter, 7 August 2018
  44. gamescom.png
  45. Ashes of Creation Gamescom 2018 Interview: Responding to Criticism.
  46. Newsletter, 7 August 2018
  47. Intrepid Studios Extra Life 2018 (@MediaAoC).
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  49. kickstarter most funded MMORPG.png
  50. kickstarter most funded video game.png
  51. MMORPG.com's Best of 2017 Awards.
  52. Most Anticipated MMORPGs For 2018.
  53. 53.0 53.1 DualShockers’ Gamescom 2018 Awards