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The Beta-1 and Beta-2 testing phases of Ashes of Creation will be short.[1]

The game should be pretty much done (at beta stage) and final polish and stuff like that being put in. We don't want people to get totally burnt out on the game before we actually release. So once we get to the beta phases it should be short and sweet.[1]Jeffrey Bard

Beta testing of Ashes of Creation (the MMORPG) will be closed.[3]

Beta release schedule

Phase Release Estimated/Actual date
Beta Beta-1. -
Beta-2. -

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Beta NDA

Alpha-1, Alpha-2, Beta-1, Beta-2 releases are not covered by NDA (non-disclosure agreement).[4]

  • QA testing prior to the full release of Alpha-1 is covered by NDA.[5][6]
    • The text and voice NDA was lifted from the PI QA testing phase on May 28, 2020.[5]
    • The NDA will remain in place until the end of fall.[7]

Early access

Ashes of Creation early access packages:

Pre-order packs

Woe Within the Woodlands pre-order packs.[15]

The sun greets the land once more, and with it dawns the promise of survival against the coming cold. Hills and valleys are swathed in white, with trees left bearing no shade. Now is a period of cooperation and generosity, for the frost will indiscriminately take any in its path, swallowing the unprepared. Indeed, hope blooms now in the face of uncertainty. Together, hearth and home will see us through.[15]

Pre-order packs are available from the Cosmetic store.[14]

We offer cosmetics for players who wish to support the project early. The exclusive nature of the limited availability is something I think collectors value. If you buy cosmetics as an MMO player, I know I enjoyed if the cosmetic is rare and not every girl at the party is wearing the same dress. In addition, these cosmetics are used to populate the world through NPC variants and color/texture changes so their offering aligns with our production schedule. The good thing about these packs is they contain no P2W advantages and there is no box cost, so from a mechanics standpoint you do not need to buy them to excel in the game on launch. And also, there are comparable and subjectively more grand cosmetics achievable in game as well.[16]Steven Sharif

Participation

Alpha and Beta participation is expected to grow with the sale of pre-order packs.[18]

Server wipes

Alpha and Beta servers will be wiped prior to launch.[19]

As a general rule, if the testing phase contains the word Alpha, it is safe to assume there will likely be wipes.[20]Steven Sharif

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