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Alpha-2

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Alpha-2 is the Persistent alpha.[1][2] This release is expected to include the following:

"Persistent" means that the Alpha-2 servers will be kept up all day and night until launch.[1]

  • There may still be character wipes.[9][1]
  • There may still be testing wipes.[9][1]
  • Alpha-2 servers will become the public test servers (PTS) post-launch.[9][1]
    • Used to test patches and updates.
  • Beta-1 and Beta-2 will probably not be persistent.[1]

The ultimate goal for A2 is to be persistent and the PTS, but before we get that far there's gonna be some wipes I would expect.[9]Steven Sharif

Alpha-2 availability

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Phase Release Estimated/Actual date
Alpha Alpha-2 (persistent alpha).[1][2] -

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Alpha testing system requirements

创造的灰烬 alpha testing minimum system specification.[10]

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2125 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 3.3GHz
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon 6870 HD with 1GB and DirectX 12
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB of available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Recommended specification.[10]

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz / AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury with 4GB and DirectX 12
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB of available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Tulnar race

The Tulnar race will be in place before Alpha-2. Concepts and early works are expected at that time.[3]

Naval schedule

Ship assets will likely be released leading in to Alpha-2.[4]

Emblem, logo and symbol editor

Import of user-created image content (UCC) is being considered.[12] This was previously not under consideration.[13]

  • An active GM staff will be monitoring user-created content. Users who upload inappropriate content will place their accounts in jeopardy.[14]

I know previously we had spoken about not allowing custom user images in the game, however I think we're leaning more now in the direction of allowing for custom user images. Absolutely well what it will be is the fact that we're a subscription game and if you want to jeopardize your account by doing the wrong thing with regards to custom users [images] then by all means you may do so and we'll have stringent practices in place to prevent that from actually being an issue.[12]Steven Sharif

With regards to this UCC question, I think when you have an active an active GM team that you know you are you have directed to care take the product you're going to mitigate a lot of that functionality you don't want to see out of this custom image system. People who look to let's say meme the system are going to be met with the type of enforcement that they don't want to have on their account; and being a subscription-based product and being a risk versus reward and maybe a more old-school approach to character development and progression I think they're gonna take a significant risk in doing things that we don't want them to do, which will result in the jeopardy of their account. So I think that is not going to deter a hundred percent of things- I don't think you ever can deter a hundred percent of things unless we go away from custom images- but I think that we can achieve some parity of essentially enforcement versus infraction ratio that's going to be liveable for everybody.[14]Steven Sharif

The user interface will allow emblems, logos and symbols to be designed in-game.[13][15][8]

Emblem editor functionality is tentatively planned for Alpha-2.[8]

Alpha-2 NDA

Alpha-1, Alpha-2, Beta-1, Beta-2 releases are not covered by NDA (non-disclosure agreement).[17]

  • QA testing prior to the full release of Alpha-1 is covered by NDA.[18][19]
    • The text and voice NDA was lifted from the PI QA testing phase on May 28, 2020.[18]
    • The NDA will remain in place until late fall.[20]

Early access

创造的灰烬 early access packages:

Pre-order packs

Boons of the Waveborn pre-order packs.[28]

A world's worth of wealth and mystery lies beneath azure waves, preserved in glittering depths, awaiting those who know where to look. With hook, net, and determination, the Niküa mark their place, eager to advance their traditions for the betterment of future generations. Most of all, the sea is a teacher, one which will accompany the Niküa forevermore.[28]

Pre-order packs are available from the 化妆品店.[27]

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.[29]Steven Sharif

Participation

Alpha and Beta participation is expected to grow with the sale of pre-order packs.[31]

Server wipes

Alpha and Beta servers will be wiped prior to launch.[32]

As a general rule, if the testing phase contains the word Alpha, it is safe to assume there will likely be wipes.[9]Steven Sharif

里程碑

Accomplishments

  • Kickstarter's most funded MMORPG.[53]
  • Kickstarter's #7 most funded video game.[54]
  • Most anticipated MMO – MMORPG.com's Best of 2017 Awards.[55]
  • Most anticipated early access hands-on MMORPG – MMOs World.[56]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Independent game.[57]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Online game.[57]

See also

引用

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  3. 3.0 3.1 Livestream, 8 April 2018 (AM) (2:17).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Livestream, 2018-09-27 (54:02).
  5. Interview, 2018-10-20 (0:00).
  6. Interview, 2018-10-20 (12:38).
  7. Livestream, 2020-03-28 (1:41:11).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Livestream, 2018-10-31 (47:44).
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  10. 10.0 10.1 What are the minimum requirements for Alpha?
  11. Blog: 10 facts about castle sieges in the MMORPG.
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  14. 14.0 14.1 Interview, 2020-07-08 (48:30).
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  17. Livestream, 2018-01-18 (49:26).
  18. 18.0 18.1 Livestream, 2020-05-29 (31:37).
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  22. MMOGAMES Interview, 8 September 2017.
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  24. Intrepid pre-order pack.
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  26. PAX West 2017 Beta package.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Ashes of Creation - August Cosmetics.
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  30. Interview, 2018-08-24 (12:18).
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  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 MASSIVELY OP interview: Ashes of Creation on a new way to MMO.
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  45. Newsletter, 7 August 2018
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  47. Ashes of Creation Gamescom 2018 Interview: Responding to Criticism.
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  55. MMORPG.com's Best of 2017 Awards.
  56. Most Anticipated MMORPGs For 2018.
  57. 57.0 57.1 DualShockers’ Gamescom 2018 Awards