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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]

No image import functionality is planned.[10]

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.[13]

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale stress testing NDA was lifted on 19 October 2018 at 6:30PM (PDT).[14][15]

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.[17][18]Steven Sharif

Early access

Ashes of Creation early access packages:

Pre-order packs

Ashes of Creation Maestros of Merriment pre-order packs.[26]

The Merrymaker Troupe is a band of expert stage performers with an explosively arcane touch. Travelling the seas aboard their massive galleon, they practice, rehearse, and devise ever yet more fantastical displays of sparkling sorcery. Devoted to uplifting the spirits of citizens ground down by the harsh realities of life, they believe the respite they provide to be a worthy reward in itself.[26]

Pre-order packs are available from the Cosmetic store.[25]

Participation

Alpha and Beta participation is expected to grow with the sale of pre-order packs.[28]

Server wipes

Alpha and Beta servers will be wiped prior to launch.[29]

Milestones

Accomplishments

  • Kickstarter's most funded MMORPG.[47]
  • Kickstarter's #7 most funded video game.[48]
  • Most anticipated MMO – MMORPG.com's Best of 2017 Awards.[49]
  • Most anticipated early access hands-on MMORPG – MMOs World.[50]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Independent game.[51]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Online game.[51]

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. Livestream, 18 January 2018 (49:26).
  14. 14.0 14.1 alpha1-phase-1-update.png
  15. streaming-allowed.png
  16. stresstest-NDA.png
  17. stresstest-NDA3.png
  18. stresstest-NDA4.png
  19. 19.0 19.1 Kickstarter packages.
  20. MMOGAMES Interview, 8 September 2017.
  21. beta 0.png
  22. Intrepid pre-order pack.
  23. PAX West 2017 Alpha package.
  24. PAX West 2017 Beta package.
  25. 25.0 25.1 Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Maestros of Merriment
  27. Interview, 24 August 2018 (12:18).
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Livestream, 17 November 2017 (28:50).
  29. server wipe.jpg
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 MASSIVELY OP interview: Ashes of Creation on a new way to MMO.
  31. Ashes Discord.png
  32. Ashes of Creation Kickstarter campaign
  33. Ashes of Creation Kickstarter.
  34. Summer Crowdfunding.png
  35. summerended.png
  36. Intrepid Studios Dev Team.
  37. PAX West 2017 Schedule.
  38. PAX West 2017 Map.
  39. Livestream, 18 January 2018 (2:48).
  40. GDC.png
  41. PAX East.png
  42. Newsletter, 7 August 2018
  43. gamescom.png
  44. Ashes of Creation Gamescom 2018 Interview: Responding to Criticism.
  45. Newsletter, 7 August 2018
  46. Intrepid Studios Extra Life 2018 (@MediaAoC).
  47. kickstarter most funded MMORPG.png
  48. kickstarter most funded video game.png
  49. MMORPG.com's Best of 2017 Awards.
  50. Most Anticipated MMORPGs For 2018.
  51. 51.0 51.1 DualShockers’ Gamescom 2018 Awards