Character page

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A character web page (character sheet) will be available closer to live launch that shows the following:[1]

  • What a character looks like.[1]
  • Achievements and server firsts.[1]
  • Info on a player's class.[1]
  • Character's back story via journal entries (that are shared publicly by the player).[2][3]
  • Traits can be applied that describe a character's history.[3]

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.[3]Steven Sharif

The character page will be accessible in game by opening a browser through the UI.[2]

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.[2]Steven Sharif

The player can manage what info is shown on the character page.[1]

Mobile/web application

A mobile application and web interface allows players who are not logged into the game to have authority over certain services and mechanics.[4][5] Some functionality may come post-launch.[6]

Some of it may come post-launch... but we do want people to interact with the game on their phones when they're away from the computer; and we're going to do as much as we can to make that cool.[6]Jeffrey Bard

Character creator

Alpha-1 launcher/character selection.[10]

The character creator (or character customization screen) allows players to define the look of their character in Ashes of Creation.[12]

We're gonna have a wide array of character customization.[13]Steven Sharif

The goal is to have a character creator that is on par with if not much better than what BDO provided.[14]

If I had to give a comparison, I would use BDO as an example of what our Character Creation is going for.[15]Steven Sharif

A character's voice may be able to be selected from preset options.[16]

There is a chance that the character creator will be released early.[14][17]

Character naming

Characters will have a first-name and an optional surname (family name).[18]

  • There is a minimum length of three for a character name.[19]

Character names will appear on the character sheet and optionally on the character website page.[20]

  • In-game a character's name is displayed above their head. This can be the first or last name.[20]

Character appearance

Vaelune character appearance options.[21]

There is a great variation that's going to be available from a character standpoint when creating your character, especially around the face. Whether it be the shape of the jawline, the cheeks, the ears, the nose, the lips. You know we want to provide a lot of options and an agency to the player to customize their character appearance.[21]Steven Sharif

Vaelune beard appearance options.[22]

We want there to be a lot of room for people to manifest their own identity, to role play how they want to from an appearance standpoint. There's going to be parameters within which you will be able to customize a character. We want the culture and the identity of the races to exist in a range that makes them easily identifiable from other players and other cultures. So, because of that, we have to have a spectrum you can exist on. There will be a lot of hair variants you can do, body art tattoos that you can apply. You'll be able to play with the scales of the facial structure, the bones, the height, width, the body fat percentage. You'll be able to add body hair on different parts of the body. If you want to have hair on your feet, you can dial that up.[23]Steven Sharif

Character appearance can be customized in the character creator (CC)[24] and via in-game salons/barbershops.[25]

  • Character models are focused on realism.[26]
  • A player will see a generic character before customization.[27]
  • Character designs will have influences from a wide range of cultures, such as European, African and Asian.[28]
  • Lolis will not be in the game.[29]

Sliders will offer flexibility in customization.[30] There will be limits to the amount of deformation possible for a character based on their race.[31]

  • Body type.[32][31]
    • Overweight, skinny, muscular.[33]
    • Body fat percentage.[23]
    • Bone structure.[23]
    • Height.[23]
      • You can't have a one inch tall character.[34]
    • Width.[23]
    • There will be "boobie sliders".[14][34]
      • The scale is not going to be ridiculous.[32]
    • Facial structure.[13][23]
      • Shape of the jawline/chin, cheeks, ears, nose, lips.[32][21]

Adjustments will allow a character to appear more feminine or masculine.[32]

  • These are relative to the character's race.[32]
    • Female Dwarven beards will not match that of the male. It will be more of a braided option that is not as voluminous.[23]

Character appearance is able to be saved to hard disc.[36]

A "default player appearance" may be automatically applied during sieges or other large scale battles to improve client-side performance.[37][38][39]

Early access

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse may include an early access character creator.[17][40][41]

As we develop our character creation screen we'll implement that into arena mode. So can create characters there, save those characters. When you make a character in Ashes you can port over that save.[41]Steven Sharif

I would like to have the option for players to go in spend time, create characters save that character and then have it available in their suite their character creation suite as an option to preload at launch that they can take that's those settings and launch the character. I would love for there to be community rewards and competitions for the best made characters that we could do like a monthly kind of thing around and/or additionally I'd like for there to be implementation of housing and a housing suite that you can save your furniture load out as well for building out the interior of housing. I don't know if we'll be able to get to that. It is a cherry on top of the icing. And we'll see how the schedule looks with that regard.[43]Steven Sharif

Early access character limits

There will be character limits during the Alpha and Beta testing phases. These are probably going to be more relaxed than for live launch.[44]

  • Allow testing of different builds as needed.[44]
  • Provide equipment needed to test various scenarios.[44]

There will be a "comfortable" number of character slots on launch.[45]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Livestream, 17 November 2017 (13:59).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Interview, 8 August 2018 (28:50).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Interview, 24 August 2018 (6:30).
  4. Livestream, 18 January 2018 (30:18).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Livestream, 17 November 2017 (11:00).
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 Livestream, 4 May 2018 (54:09).
  7. Livestream, 9 May 2017 (28:57).
  8. Livestream, 17 November 2017 (9:49).
  9. Livestream, 17 November 2017 (11:53).
  10. steven-launcher-leak.png
  11. steven-ren'kai-leak.png
  12. Livestream, 30 June 2017 (09:43).
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 Livestream, 8 May 2017 (48:49).
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Livestream, 25 July 2020 (1:11:52).
  15. character creator BDO.png
  16. Livestream, 26 May 2017 (53:40).
  17. 17.0 17.1 Livestream, 26 July 2019 (1:10:44).
  18. Livestream, 8 May 2017 (48:39).
  19. Livestream, 31 October 2017 (48:39).
  20. 20.0 20.1 Interview, 11 May 2018 (2:45).
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Livestream, 30 April 2020 (46:51).
  22. 22.0 22.1 Ashes of Creation Twitter.
  23. 23.00 23.01 23.02 23.03 23.04 23.05 23.06 23.07 23.08 23.09 23.10 23.11 23.12 Livestream, 8 April 2018 (PM) (13:39).
  24. Livestream, 8 may 2017 (47:35).
  25. Livestream, 15 May 2017 (51:19).
  26. Livestream, 30 june 2017 (11:21).
  27. Livestream, 30 june 2017 (10:04).
  28. Livestream, 30 june 2017 (12:39).
  29. Lollis.jpg
  30. Livestream, 30 june 2017 (13:13).
  31. 31.0 31.1 Livestream, 30 April 2020 (1:10:46).
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 Livestream, 22 May 2017 (54:32).
  33. Livestream, 30 june 2017 (10:27).
  34. 34.0 34.1 Livestream, 24 May 2017 (48:45).
  35. beards.jpg
  36. Livestream, 24 May 2017 (28:22).
  37. Livestream, 25 July 2020 (54:10).
  38. Livestream, November 22 2019 (1:08:05).
  39. Livestream, 17 August 2018 (1:07:51).
  40. 40.0 40.1 Livestream, 1 September 2018 (1:05:10).
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Livestream, 31 October 2018 (40:31).
  42. Newsletter, 7 August 2018
  43. Interview, 8 August 2018 (30:51).
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Livestream, 24 May 2017 (57:00).
  45. Podcast, 4 May 2017 (51:52).