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Caravan skins ("Pimp my caravan") were available in the cash shop (cosmetic store).[2]

  • The skin changes the appearance of an in-game mount and in-game caravan that are hooked up to each other.[3][4]
  • The caravan and mount components of the skin are not able to be utilized separately.[3][4]
  • Building, ship, caravan and mount cosmetics require an in-game item to be obtained first to apply the cosmetic.[5][6]

You'll need your own creature and caravan hooked up to each other, and then the caravan cosmetic skin goes over all of them to make it look like what's pictured. you're not able to split out separately that caravan mount skin, hence why you'd want the separate mount skin if you wanted to ride it independently.[3]Sarah Flanagan

Caravans

Alpha-2 caravan being escorted to the Miraleth node.[7]

The Caravan System is a major aspect of the economy in Ashes of Creation. While the rewards can be great for moving massive amounts of Commodities and other materials across the world of Verra, players can choose to be Caravan attackers or defenders, making these hotspots for PvP battles.[8]

Caravans are vehicles that facilitate the transfer of cargo across Verra.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Caravans are the induction of emergent gameplay, which means you cannot predict the situation you're going to be in when you use a caravan. That's part of the risk: The risk is the unknown. If you could predict it then your ability to mitigate that risk would unfortunately remove that dynamic- that ratio of risk versus reward.[19]Steven Sharif

Personal caravans

Caravan speed is affected by caravan components and the type of roading.[32]

There'll be different variants of each of the components, with the wheels for example, would have variants that will excel perhaps at off-road over on-road and vice versa. So right now we have caravans that are set up more for the on-road portion, but you will travel faster over roads, but that obviously comes with the increased risk of running into other players or monsters that are blocking the road.[32]Chris Justo

Personal caravans of different tiers deployed outside the Winstead node in Alpha-2. 3D models by Hal Anderson.[33]

Personal caravans (also referred to as Self-directed/player-driven caravans) are utilized by players to transport cargo across Verra. These are land-based and water-based (raft caravans) that a single player drives and directs.[34][20][35][36][37][38]

  • Caravan drivers receive a significant defensive buff while they are driving a caravan. This reduces CC effects and increases damage mitigation significantly.[41]
  • The caravan owner is able to grant permissions to allow other players to drive their caravans. If these permissions are not activated by the owner then anyone can drive their caravans. If the caravan driver is killed or otherwise removed from the caravan then any player will be able to drive the caravan for a period of 15 to 20 minutes before the caravan despawns and becomes a wreckage.[41]
    • A caravan will persist in the world for a period of 5 to 10 minutes from the time its owner logs out or is disconnected from the server.[42]
  • Caravans have collision, so other players could jump on the caravan while it is being driven.[41]
    • Players or mounts trying to block caravans will be pushed out of the way.[10][43]

Skins

Cinderhorn Steer pre-order pack cosmetic mount skin.[44]

Providing these limited options that collectors out there like when it comes to achieving and/or purchasing cosmetics. It means something I think when players make that decision to purchase or they go through the rigorous portion of achieving those things in game that it is not just everywhere around them and becomes meaningless at that point.[45]Steven Sharif

Accessories/armor, Buildings, Caravans, Mounts, Pets, and Ships sold in the cosmetic store are skins.[46][47][2]

Owning cosmetics does not guarantee the acquisition of the item the cosmetic can be used on. Players must still achieve the corresponding item/building.[49]Steven Sharif
  • The lore on store cosmetics is flavor text.[48]
  • Caravan skins change the appearance of an in-game mount and in-game caravan that are hooked up to each other.[3][4]
    • The caravan and mount skin components are not able to be utilized separately.[3][4]
  • The best skins will be in-game achievable.[53]
The best skins will be in-game achievable (obviously “best” is subjective, so I’d say the most ornate and detailed/unique).[53]Steven Sharif

Cosmetic store

Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.[54]

There is going to be legendary cosmetics that can be earned and achieved in the game through the game systems, but that's going to take a significant amount of effort and work; and those cosmetics are going to be on-par with the cosmetics offered in the marketplace... What that does is it provides additional revenue to the company so that we can continue to fund the development of content as well and bridge the divide that not having a box cost would have and not having any pay-to-win mechanics whatsoever.[55]Steven Sharif

The Cosmetic store enables players to purchase Cosmetics for use in Ashes of Creation.[56] The cosmetic store offers limited time, limited quantity items to help sustain game development.[57]

  • Equitable cosmetics, both from a quantity and quality standpoint, are achievable through in-game means.[57]
  • Nothing in the cosmetic store will be pay to win.[58]

Nothing in our shop will ever be pay to win as we believe this practice greatly hurts the MMORPG genre.[58]

  • Cash shop cosmetics will offer a diverse selection of unique looks.[59]

I want to incentivize purchase in the cosmetic shop for sustainability of what expansions we have intended, since we are not a box cost. I want to incentivize purchase by offering limited items: limited time, limited quantity, so you have confidence that when you purchase them, they won't be offered later on in some other way.[57]Steven Sharif

  • All cosmetic store items will be non-tradeable.[60] There will be no gifting mechanism for cosmetic items.[61]

I don't want cosmetic items that can be purchased from the market to be transferable... because it is in a way a transfer of money for potentially something in-game.[61]Steven Sharif

List of caravan skins

See also

References

  1. Ashes of Creation Store: Ramstone Hauler.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pimp your caravan.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 toast-caravan-skins.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 margaret-caravan-skins.png
  5. 5.0 5.1 cosmetic-levels.png
  6. 6.0 6.1 Livestream, November 30, 2020 (57:50).
  7. Video, January 31, 2024 (29:15).
  8. Newsletter - January 2024.
  9. Video, January 31, 2024 (5:22).
  10. 10.0 10.1 Livestream, October 31, 2023 (1:30:52).
  11. Livestream, October 31, 2023 (1:06:32).
  12. 12.0 12.1 Livestream, August 31, 2023 (2:10:23).
  13. 13.0 13.1 Video, July 15, 2019 (2:12).
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Livestream, August 26, 2022 (1:20:17).
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Livestream, July 29, 2022 (3:21).
  16. 16.0 16.1 Interview, May 11, 2018 (28:21).
  17. Livestream, May 15, 2017 (45:20).
  18. About Ashes of Creation.
  19. Livestream, January 31, 2024 (57:26).
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Video, October 31, 2023 (10:13).
  21. Livestream, May 29, 2020 (46:36).
  22. Livestream, July 28, 2017 (20:56).
  23. Interview, March 27, 2020 (16:19).
  24. caravan UI.png
  25. Livestream, May 22, 2017 (40:40).
  26. caravan zone.png
  27. Video, October 31, 2023 (34:12).
  28. Podcast, April 11, 2021 (23:36).
  29. 29.0 29.1 Livestream, January 31, 2024 (1:15:05).
  30. Video, October 31, 2023 (29:36).
  31. Livestream, January 29, 2021 (1:25:14).
  32. 32.0 32.1 Video, October 31, 2023 (20:17).
  33. Video, October 31, 2023 (17:20).
  34. Video, October 31, 2023 (13:32).
  35. Video, October 31, 2023 (1:52).
  36. caravan-driver.png
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 Livestream, April 30, 2020 (58:05).
  38. Livestream, July 28, 2017 (19:43).
  39. Video, October 31, 2023 (16:25).
  40. Livestream, 2018-04-8 (AM) (15:46).
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Livestream, October 31, 2023 (1:27:50).
  42. Livestream, July 25, 2020 (55:32).
  43. Livestream, April 28, 2023 (1:21:29).
  44. Ashes of Creation Store: Caravan skins.
  45. Livestream, November 30, 2020 (56:02).
  46. cosmetic skins.png
  47. Cygnus.png
  48. 48.0 48.1 Rime and Regal.
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 steven-cosmetic-skins.png
  50. Livestream, December 6, 2018 (41:43).
  51. Livestream, June 30, 2023 (1:15:34).
  52. Livestream, August 28, 2020 (2:14:06).
  53. 53.0 53.1 steven-best-skins.png
  54. Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.
  55. Livestream, July 25, 2020 (1:53:46).
  56. cosmetics obtaining.png
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 Livestream, 2018-04-8 (PM) (58:29).
  58. 58.0 58.1 kickstarter microtransactions.png
  59. equitable-cosmetics-quote.png
  60. cash shop non tradable.jpg
  61. 61.0 61.1 Interview, May 11, 2018 (32:36).