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Ashes of Creation will launch with the following server regions:[1][2]

At this stage we do not have numbers on how many different servers will exist for different regions. We've said in the past 8-10,000 concurrent users per server is what we'd like to aim for. Obviously, the number of servers that exist in a region are going to be dependent on the population that's playing.[9]Steven Sharif

Other server regions will be considered based on interest.[3][2]

  • South America is under consideration due to traffic from that region.[10]

Once we get closer to launch we'll update this information, which may include additional regions.[3]

Certain regions will have "harmonized" subscription prices that better reflect their local economies. These regions will be segregated from other regions.[11]

  • Players will be able to make characters on any server they wish. There will be no region locking (outside of harmonized regions).[12]

Folks have always been able to make characters on any server they wish. We are not region locking anyone.[12]Margaret Krohn

Servers

The world will be the same on each server, but Nodes will develop differently. Different servers will have different narratives. Things that happen on one server may not happen on another.[13]

There will be a multitude of servers located throughout the various regions of the world.[15]

  • Post launch, users will be able to select their server by the ping or the region that's notated next to the server.[15]
  • Ashes of Creation Apocalypse server selection is driven by the party leader. Whatever region they have selected will apply to their friends and squad.[15]

We'll have a multitude of servers located throughout to the various regions of the world; and those servers will be good connection points for- and will be driven by- I mean there's two types of servers I'm sorry: For the alpha-1 arena those will be driven by the party leader right; and wherever whatever region they have selected if they invite friends to their squad or whatever, they'll be able to play on that region. With regards to live launch when the server's go live, you'll be selecting a server to play on; and that will be your character's home; and that server you'll be aware of where that server is located usually by either a ping or a region that's notated on next to the server.[15]Steven Sharif

Server transfers

Server transfers will not be possible initially. The developers intend to assess the impact on housing and other systems closer to launch.[16]

Server reservations

Server reservations allow guild members as well as unaffiliated players to reserve character slots on a server starting in the Beta testing stages of the game.[17]

This would likely be utilized more so by guilds than that would be solo or unaffiliated players; and I believe that the solo player they may have friends that they want to play with. That's fine, they can also still with those friends do the reservation system, but the player who is just joining the game fresh and doesn't have a community that they're part of, I don't think they really mind in that regard and will not utilize that system.[17]Steven Sharif

Alpha-1 servers

info-orange.pngSome of the following information has not been recently confirmed by the developers and may not be on the current development roadmap for Alpha-1.

Alpha-1 servers will support 1,500 concurrently connected users per server.[18][19][20]

Alpha-1 servers will be provisioned in the following regions.[21]

Localization

Ashes of Creation will be initially available in English, French, German, and Russian.[25][26]

  • Italian, Polish and Spanish localization will then be added.[26]
    • Spanish will be added in the near future.[27]
  • Other languages are being considered.[25]

Servers won't be language locked.[28]

  • There may be separate servers in the EU region based on language type.[26]

There's localization that will be present in the German and French Russian languages to start; and then we intend to also localize in Italian, Polish and Spanish. So servers will be allocated within the region as being one of those language type servers. So it's not going to be per country per se as it might be per language.[26]Steven Sharif

Efforts will be made to translate Ashes of Creation into multiple languages.[28][29]

Subscription

Game time is currently purchasable in Pre-order packs.[31]

This allows us to avoid the pay to win mentality many free-to-play games employ, as well as maintain a steady flow of new content for all our players.[32]

Ashes of Creation (the MMORPG) is a subscription based game.[32]

  • The monthly subscription fee is USD $14.99.[33][34]
    • Certain regions will have "harmonized" subscription prices that better reflect their local economies. These regions will be segregated from other regions.[11]

I think a sub cost provides both the barrier of entry to prevent, some not all, but mitigate some gold selling bots and whatnot because there's a cost associated with playing the game, but it's also not too high that it gets on the greedy side or prevents a lot of players from participating and trying the game; and then if the game is good then people will continue to subscribe and that subscription provides funding and revenue for the developers to continue a significant content creation and expansion rollout for the game.[37]Steven Sharif

  • Subscriptions will begin at launch or, subject to change, a user may be able to choose to activate their subscription to start at a particular point in time.[38]

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse was free-to-play.[40][41]

  • These are stand-alone modes that will be open to everyone, not just backers.[40][41][42][43]

There is no P2W in Apocalypse or the MMORPG![41]

Publishers

Intrepid Studios will self-publish Ashes of Creation in the NA (North American), OCE (Oceanic) and SEA (Southeast Asia) regions.[44][45]

We have learned a lot from our partnership with MY.GAMES, and we wish our friends there all the best as we have mutually decided to part ways. Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce that Intrepid Studios will be opening European offices in Amsterdam to help support our publishing operations in the EU/CIS regions. We have recently posted open positions for our new EU offices, and look forward to hiring the best and brightest in true Intrepid fashion.[46]Steven Sharif

The Ashes of Creation MMORPG will not be published on the Steam platform.[47]

Account transfers

Intrepid Studios plan to announce the migration steps for moving a My.games account to Intrepid Studios. All purchases and achievements will be preserved.[46]

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