Character naming

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Characters will have a first-name and an optional surname (last name).[1]

  • There is a minimum length of three for a character name.[2]

Character names will appear on the character sheet and optionally on the character website page.[3]

  • In-game a character's name is displayed above their head. This can be the first or last name.[3]

Nameplate

A character's nameplate is displayed above their head.[3]

  • This can be the first or last name (family name).[3]
  • The name of the character's Guild is displayed next to their name.[4]
  • The character's nameplate will deteriorate to give an indication of how much damage they have taken.[5][6][7]
  • An icon will identify the character's class.[8]
  • Hovering over the user's nameplate will show information such as level, their class name and archetype combo.[8]
  • A buff icon indicates the character's gear and grade.[8][9][10]

Summoner summons' creature type appears in the nameplate above the summon. This cannot be changed by the player.[11]

Threat assessment

Players will have a buff on their nameplate that indicates the gear set they are wearing. Other players will be able to see this buff by targeting that player at a distance.[8][9][10]

  • This will indicate the type of gear (cloth, leather, plate) that they are predominantly wearing.[9]
  • The border will indicate the level and quality of the tier set.[8][9][12]
  • This also indicates if the gear is enchanted.[9][12]
  • The developers believe that inspecting gear to obtain an exact equipment list or gear score may lead to "unwelcome behavior".[13]

When you see a player approaching you and they're wearing a transmog you know you don't know if that person is a high damage mitigation against physical damage or against magical damage and essentially the way we overcome that is through you being able to target a player at a distance and they will have a buff that's present on them that you will see, which indicates that essentially the piece set that they are wearing. It is important for players to be able to ascertain from a threat assessment standpoint you know what they're going up against if they're actively checking that and that will be available.[10]Steven Sharif

Being by default able to see a person's "gear score" / equipment list... may cause unwelcome behavior.[13]

Health

Health is a stat in Ashes of Creation.[5][6]

  • Players that are not in the same party or raid will not be able to see other player's health percentages or exact health bar values.[5][6]
  • A player's name plate will deteriorate to give an indication of how much damage they have taken.[5][6][7]

With regards to seeing another player's health: As you know their name plate will deteriorate or give you an indication of like hey they've taken damage they're significantly injured, but you're not going to get a percentage. You're not gonna get an exact bar value, unless you're in their party or in their raid.[6]Steven Sharif

Character page

A character web page (character sheet) will be available closer to live launch that shows the following:[14]

  • What a character looks like.[14]
  • Achievements and server firsts.[14]
  • Info on a player's class.[14]
  • Character's back story via journal entries (that are shared publicly by the player).[15][16]
  • Traits can be applied that describe a character's history.[16]

You will have a unique homepage for each character and that homepage will be able to be customized by the user to display unique information. It will have a small out-of-game RPG component where you can construct background and traits and stuff like that.[16]Steven Sharif

The character page will be accessible in game by opening a browser through the UI.[15]

That's part of the character sheet desire for us which hopefully will be accessible in game as well by opening a browser through our UI where you can get back history of a character that that character has input themselves into journal entries that they may choose to share with others... For role play perspective we want people to be in depth with their characters.[15]Steven Sharif

The player can manage what info is shown on the character page.[14]

Name reservations

Name reservations were rewards for backing at the Pioneer level and higher and are currently available through the Voyager plus pre-order pack.[17][18]

  • Accounts will have name reservation tokens, that entitle its holder to reserve a name on a specific server when the reservation time comes.[19]

Character creator

Alpha-1 launcher/character selection.[20]

The character creator (or character customization screen) allows players to define the look of their character in Ashes of Creation.[22]

We're gonna have a wide array of character customization.[23]Steven Sharif

The goal is to have a character creator that is on par with if not much better than what BDO provided.[24]

If I had to give a comparison, I would use BDO as an example of what our Character Creation is going for.[25]Steven Sharif

A character's voice may be able to be selected from preset options.[26]

There is a chance that the character creator will be released early.[24][27]

See also

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