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Pre-alpha 大都會 node.[1]

Nodes are a pre-set location, wrapped in a zone of influence, in our world that can form into towns of different sizes. These sizes range from a small camp to a sprawling metropolis. The size of the towns depends on the contribution by players and how far they’ve advanced the Node. Players do not create the footprint of a Node, but within that footprint they do have the ability to own land. Players who are part of the government for a specific Node will have the ability to modify building types and services further, but for the most part, a Node will grow along its own specific path (think about this more as NPCs building these towns out, rather than PCs individually putting buildings and walls up). A Node’s contribution area is larger than the actual town itself, allowing for players to adventure while building upon the town. We call the contribution area the Node’s “Zone of Influence,” and it’s the area where players help to advance the Node they are in.[2]

每個伺服器都佈置了不同種類且可發展的地點,這些地點稱為節點[4]

Nodes are the heart of the world, they create the ebb and flow of life. At their core, Nodes are pre-set points in the world, wrapped in a Zone of Influence and surrounded by geographic areas that change over time based upon player participation. The world map is divided into regions, with each region containing multiple Nodes. As a Node advances, it influences the types of content within itself and the surrounding areas. Players do not create Nodes, but if they are a part of the government for a specific Node, they have the ability to influence diplomacy, and modify building types/construction and services within that Node. There will be 103 Node locations at launch, each with its own impact on the narrative and development of the world.[8]Margaret Krohn

節點種類

Nodes exist all throughout the world and the location of said node will determine its type; but this type will be... seen at the first stage of development when the first stage when a node propagates real-time assets in the world; is basically these NPCs, these merchants that come into an area and they offer services and/or you know of stores or whatever the deal may be. You will see the flavor of the node from those merchants. So if it's a military node you'll see military people. If it's... an economic node you'll see merchants. If it's a scientific one you'll see scholars; and if it's a divine one you'll see priests and clerics. So players will have a very firm understanding of which node is which type in order to know how they want to progress.[13]Steven Sharif

據點會被分配為四種據點種類的其中一種,不同種類的據點都會有其獨特的專業。[8]

  • 玩家能夠在據點發展成第一階段(Expedition)時,透過辨別據點內的NPC從而識別該據點的種類。[13]
據點種類.[8] 獨有專業[8] NPCs.[8]
神聖據點 信仰和技能/裝備強化 牧師
經濟據點 交易商貿 商人
軍事據點 戰鬥職業訓練 守衛
科技據點 工匠和建築 學者

Ashes of Creation allows you, the player, to decide the fate of the world around you. With each Node Type, you can change the flow of resources and goods in the world. Will you grow the largest Economic Metropolis and help guide the riches of Verra, or will you choose another path unlocking new stories filled with allies and enemies?[14]

所有伺服據點種類都是預先預設的。[8]

For example, if a level 4 Scientific Node is destroyed, it will become a Level 0 Scientific Node. It will never be any other Node Type other than a Scientific Node. The location of these Types relates to the influences of the area around the Node.[8]Margaret Krohn

節點種類會影響每個發展階段中的各種服務和系統。[8]

節點優勢

每種節點發展成第六階段 (大都會) 時,也會解鎖一個超能力 (絕招)。[14]

神聖節點優勢

神聖節點發展成大都會 (階段 6)時,將解鎖預先建設於其地底的「巨型地下墓穴」地下城,通往其神聖附庸節點。 墓穴內將棲息着具有獨特戰利品表的獨特頭目[16]

經濟節點優勢

經濟節點發展成大都會時,將解鎖超能力: 經濟鏈結,能與其他擁有此超能力的經濟節點分享拍賣場的買賣情況。[14]

Economic Nodes that have reached the Metropolis Stage unlock the Superpower “Linked Economy”. Any Economic Node with this Superpower unlocked shares Auction House listings with all the others, meaning that the items listed in one Linked Economy Node can be bid on from any other Linked Economy Node. Linked Economies also connect a Metropolis and any Vassal Economic Nodes belonging to that Metropolis.[14]

The Linked Economy Superpower has the potential to create a massive market that spans the world. This will allow players to attain and sell goods with ease, providing those who have access to these Economic Nodes a faster path to fortune in the lands of Ashes of Creation.[14]

軍事節點優勢

軍事節點可解鎖賞金獵人,以及減少腐化持續時間。[18][19]

科技節點優勢

科技節點發展成大都會時,將解鎖超能力: 傳送[20]

  • 公民可以在各科技大都會及其附庸節點之間傳送。無論附庸節點處於哪個階段,只要未處於戰爭狀態,就可以進行傳送。
  • 附庸節點的公民可以來回傳送到其大都會節點。
  • 若存在多個科技大都會,只要未處於戰爭狀態,飛空艇將為各科技大都會及其附庸節點的公民提供快速移動服務,來回這些大都會。

This will allow Citizens and Vassals of Scientific Metropolises to do things more quickly than others, as fast travel is limited in the world of Ashes of Creation. They’ll be able to exchange goods and information with ease and get to locations in the world at a quicker speed in order to gather crafting materials to create recipes, as well as participate in limited-time events.[20]

節點公民權

房屋授予玩家申請節點公民權[22]

  • Citizenship tickets may also grant citizenship to certain node stages. This mechanic will be decided based on testing.[23]

We want these places to be populated and people to be attracted to them and so right now we think housing is enough for that. But we don't want to design ourselves into a corner where we don't have any other options, so the hope is that yes citizenship will be only gained through housing; with our caveat that if that doesn't work well we'll change it.[23]Jeffrey Bard

玩家可以申請成為村莊 (階段 3)或以上的節點公民[18]

  • A player can only claim citizenship to one node at a time.[24]
  • Only one citizenship may be declared per account, per server.[25][26][27]
    • This may have changed to one citizenship per account.[28]
  • Citizenship is lost if the node is destroyed. A player can then become citizen of another node.[25]
  • Node citizenship is not tied to membership of a guild. Guilds don't "own" nodes.[25]

Your account is bound to one declared citizenship per server, which means that if you have two alts and your main character on one server you may only be a citizen of one node between those three... If you have an alt on a different server, it could be a citizen of a node as well.[27]Steven Sharif

Changing citizenship has a cooldown of two weeks.[22]

  • This applies to players who renounce their citizenship in a node.[25]

You can declare citizenship to only one node and when you declare that citizenship. Let's say for example, one guild perhaps wanting to kind of take all their members and have them all declare the same citizenship to a location. The longer a node exists the higher the prize it is to take and some systems with regards to crafting progression and/or rewards and bonuses or the reliquary that we haven't really touched on a lot, those systems are going to be so enticing that from an incentive standpoint it will compel other groups to either potentially break alliances or siege the city in order to take the goods that are potentially in it. So, from an incentive standpoint we have that at play. Additionally, we don't have a cap per-se that we've announced yet on the citizenship aspect of being in a node, but we do have soft caps. It becomes costlier the higher number of citizens each time one new person wants to join to be part of a node. So, there is sort of a soft cap on how many citizens one node can have and it might be that not all in the guild can participate in that area. So, there's kind of a natural divide: A pseudo faction, so to speak between who is a part of that node and who is not.[30]Steven Sharif

Players can interact with the node board to get a list of citizens of the node.[31]

A player does not need to declare citizenship of any node. These players won't need to pay taxes but will miss out on benefits of citizenship.[32]

Citizenship benefits

公民權 grants a number of benefits.[18]

For example there may be merchant tables that only citizens have access to. Those merchant tables might relate to specific types of enhancement stones or specific type of stat migration abilities. You might have access to mundane crafting benches but the upper-tier crafting benches are for citizens. Citizens only have access to the reliquary and the achievements that the node has from its citizens nearby areas and content like raid bosses that they might kill. They may have a weekly allotment of what specific type of core material they can access from the reliquary and only citizens can do that... You might have access to certain types of buffs that occur during like events; and only citizens can have access to those types of buffs. There are obviously going to be title structures within organizations, within religions and stuff that relate to these events and procedures that only citizens can be part of. That title structure for that specific node.[33]Steven Sharif

Citizenship entitles you to a lot of benefits for that node including; Titles, reputation, honor, loyalty, merit, and probably most importantly is the nodes government. As a citizen you are granted the privilege of participating in a node’s government. From voting to running for office.[18]

Non-citizens will have access to generic node services, mundane crafting benches, and standard rewards from node quests.[33]

There are limited functions and services that non-citizens can gain access to as a result. Obviously you want to attract traffic. You want to attract commerce. You want to track taxation. That's possible because those are the means by which the node continues to grow; and in order for that to be attractive you must offer it to non-citizens alike... We don't want to necessarily be super lockout on content per-se, so most quest-lines are still going to be accessible from non-citizens and citizens alike, however the reward tables for those quests might be higher for citizens. You may have additional rewards that be granted based on quest completion and progression.[33]Steven Sharif

影響區域

節點有預設位置及其影響區域[2]

Every Node is given purview over a predefined geographic area called a Zone of Influence (ZoI). No matter where you go in the world, whether you’re questing, gathering, or raiding, you’ll be helping determine which nodes will develop, and what Zones of Influence will expand. Any area that a Node controls is considered its Zone of Influence, including Vassal Nodes, and all Vassal Nodes exist within the Zone of Influence of their Parent Node.[8]Margaret Krohn

每個節點都有預設的影響覆蓋範圍,稱為影響區域。玩家在影響區域內的活動將影響該區節點的發展[2]

The main thing that differentiates us from other MMOs is that we have a living, breathing, reactive world... Our world is separated into zones, which are then separated into what we call nodes. Nodes are sort of invisible zones of influence that listen to everything that a player does; so as players gain experience from killing things, gain experience from doing quests, gain experience through crafting things, the node is also gaining that experience. Once a node gains enough experience it levels up and then starts to attract NPCs to it .[34]Jeffrey Bard

Each Node can form into towns, but are limited by their neighbors. The Nodes have different levels of advancement. There can only be so many of each level. Think of this as advanced settlements needing more elbow room. Nodes encompass more land as they grow and will require more effort to be sustained. This system is a main driver for change in the world because it creates scarcity. As Nodes advance in stages of growth they will lock out neighboring Nodes from progressing, and will absorb their zones of influence.[2]

There is not a space where you will move in to do something and no node will get that experience.[36]Steven Sharif

Node simulation

Simulation of node interactions.[41]

This representation does show 111 nodes as part of this particular simulation. I'm not sure what the tick frequency is on this video. It might be something on the magnitude of like every second is probably 12 to 24 hours. So over time you start seeing these larger node systems building up to eventually where you might see Cities and Metropolises after some period of time; and what this allows the design team to do from a tools perspective, as they simulate this idea of how the world is going to progress, is it gives an opportunity to kind of see strange happenings or something that we couldn't necessarily predict but was a possible outcome based on the variables present.[41]Steven Sharif

The developers have created a simulation of node interactions in preparation for Alpha-2 deployment of the node system.[41]

You can show the initial territories on the Verran map of what these particular nodes have governance over, or their Zones of Influence as we like to call them... As the simulation of this begins to advance and nodes begin to expand their territory and they begin to take over nearby nodes as a result of their of their growth, you start to see these power level ratings that are applied here on specific nodes that determines what type of takeover power it has and and what it pushes back against for other nodes that are looking to take over new territory as they advance.[41]Steven Sharif

  • It also simulates events, such as NPCs attacking and disabling certain node buildings and services. Failure to successfully respond to these will reduce the node's "health ticker", which will slow down the XP gains from the node.[41]

It also simulates events: So each of these nodes will have a health ticker: when that health ticker is impacted it'll stop gaining power or gaining or slow down in its gaining of experience; and that's because certain events can affect a node by disabling certain services, disabling buildings. Players don't respond to that horde of zombies that have come out of the nearby ravine then those zombies can attack stables, they can attack service buildings, and prevent particular types of quests or activities and services from happening until it's repaired.[41]Steven Sharif

  • 節點戰 are simulated, with successful sieges destroying the nodes, and where unsuccessful sieges won't destroy the node but may result in disabled buildings or services, similar to events.[41]

It simulates the sieges if a particular node has a certain frequency that's set where we want to see randomization of how nodes get affected by sieges. Sometimes they'll be destroyed in the simulation. Sometimes they'll have disabled services again, similar to an event, because they didn't succeed necessarily at sieging the node but they did succeed at disabling some of the buildings as part of that siege.[41]Steven Sharif

  • It simulates what outcomes may happen in the live game as a result of player activity, such as splitting up a particular ZOI across a waterway, or having territories expand out to islands or across continents.[41]

It simulates what players could potentially do as well when the game goes live; and that might include things like splitting up a particular Zone of Influence across a waterway, having your territory expand out to an island, or across continents. These are these are the types of things that we want to see players do eventually obviously but this tool provides the design team the opportunity to see it repetitively and over a fast period of time so they see these different types of outcomes.[41]Steven Sharif

節點階段

曠野 (階段 0) 到 大都會 (階段 6)的節點發展展示影片。

Nodes advance by collecting experience from the actions of players nearby. As players complete content inside of a Node’s Zone of Influence (the area around the node), they contribute that experience toward the Node’s development. The experience given to the Node may then be modified based on certain Events and Accomplishments. When a Node reaches the experience required, it undergoes the process of advancing to the next stage. There are a few exceptions where a Node cannot advance even though it has the required experience - most commonly, a Node can not advance if a Node is a Vassal of another Node and would advance to the same stage as its Parent Node.[42]Margaret Krohn

節點有七個 (7) 發展階段,每階段也有升級所需經驗值。節點集滿經驗值後,就可以發展成下一階段[8]

節點階段[4] 圖示 別名[43] 發展所需時間[4] 玩家房屋[44]
0. 曠野 -
1. 遠征 Expedition symbol.png 十字路口 (Crossroad) 數小時 -
2. 營地 Encampment symbol.png 野營 (Camp) 許多小時 -
3. 村莊 Village symbol.png - 數天 小型房屋
4. 市鎮 - 許多天 中型房屋
5. 城市 - 數週 大型房屋
6. 大都會 都會 (Metro) 許多週 宅邸

節點發展

概念圖 — 位於較高等級的節點的影響區域內時,節點的可發展等級會設有上限。[45] 影響區域的形狀將會是不規則,圖中的圓形只用於方便解說。

從第三階段起,節點升級時,鄰近的節點會被納入成附庸節點。附庸節點是由上級節點擁有,且等級必須低於上級節點一級。這代表上級節點升級後,附庸節點才能升級。附庸節點會提供大量經驗給其上級節點,且同時可以有自己的附庸節點,但條件是這些節點也位於其上級節點的影響區域內。附庸節點受上級節點的政府、同盟、戰爭、稅務和貿易影響,且可以獲取聯邦援助。附庸節點不能對上級節點或自己的附庸節點宣戰。附庸節點的公民亦受上級節點的外交狀態約束。[8]Margaret Krohn

玩家 (公民或非公民) 於節點影響區域內進行活動 (任務採集團隊戰鬥等) 時,將有助該節點發展提升節點至更高階段[42][4]

隨着節點發展,其發展區域將會是出現文明的地方。節點發展至不同階段時,其發展區域內將會出現不同的建築物、NPC 和服務。節點等級愈高,發展區域便會變得愈繁盛,人口亦會變多。發展區域也會根據節點種類 (經濟、軍事、科技、神聖) 而變化。未來我們將會更詳細介紹每種節點種類。[42]Margaret Krohn

隨着節點發展,將會有獨特遊戲內容解鎖,但其影響區域會同時擴大,限制相鄰節點的可發展等級[46]

The way that the algorithm expands the territories takes into account a few things: One it takes into account the coast like where's the closest coast. Two it takes into account the neighboring nodes so it can take over and essentially vassal state those nodes, but what's more important is essentially the initial population based on like how players choose their races. Because we have nine different races and four different starting points that branch out, each server's population density is going to dictate essentially the first few nodes that are highly populated and then that initial seed is what's going to determine the node structure as it moves inland into the into the world essentially; and based on the performance and successes of different sieges will determine which nodes that got locked out from the previous the initial advancements what nodes can now be available to advance further. So I really think that with so many variables that are present in the equation of how nodes advance and stay existing with the more variables you have, the higher likelihood there is for there to be a significant diversion in world progression.[50]Steven Sharif

Normally the algorithm that's applied to the node territorial expansion will prevent significant nodes from being in close proximity to each other... There could be a perfect storm where all of the algorithmic progression of territory leads to having these nodes very close to each other because there's certain requirements that should that need to be available to satisfy node vassal takeovers; and it's possible that two nodes would never take each other over as vassals and end up kind of close together and spanning their territories in kind of opposite directions: The Tale of Two Cities kind of thing.[51]Steven Sharif

  • 影響區域內的其他節點達到等級上限後,才會從這些節點獲得經驗值。[45]
  • 玩家在節點升級時,與新出現的建築物處於同一位置的話,會被傳送至安全場所。[52]
  • 某節點的公民仍可以協助其他節點發展。[53]
  • 為了避免出現「為做而做」的情況,玩家不會明確知道節點升級實際需要多少物品或擊死多少隻怪物[54]

Different people have different resources invested in nodes progressing and it would be a little "gamey" if you could know exactly what was necessary at that point because that would disincentivize people from participating.[54]Steven Sharif

附庸節點

Village (stage 3) or higher nodes enslave nearby nodes, converting them into vassal nodes.[8][49]

  • Vassal nodes must remain at least one node stage below their parent node.[8]
  • Vassal nodes give excess experience to their parent node and may have their own vassals; so long as they fall within the parent node’s zone of influence.[8]
    • If a node is capped and is both a vassal and has its own vassals, any experience earned from itself or its Vassals is first applied to its own deficit. Experience beyond that is then sent to its parent node.[42]
  • Vassals are subject to the government, alliances, wars, taxes, and trade of their parent node, and are able to receive federal aid from them.[8]
  • Vassal nodes cannot declare war on their parent node or any of their vassals.[8]
  • Citizens of vassals are bound by the diplomatic states of the parent node.[8]

If a Node is a Vassal Node and is capped from advancing further, it first applies any experience earned to its own deficit (see Node Atrophy section), and then applies excess experience earned to its Parent Node. If the Parent Node advances and the Vassal is able to grow, it becomes uncapped. If a Node is capped and is both a Vassal and has its own Vassals, any experience earned from itself or its Vassals is first applied to their own deficit. Any experience beyond that is then sent to its Parent Node.[42]Margaret Krohn

相鄰節點

Adjacent nodes (Neighboring nodes) starting from Expedition (階段 1) will block (lockout) the growth of their immediate neighbors.[48][49]

區域與發展

地下城, 大型副本, 世界頭目, Mobs, 任務, Events, 資源, Narratives and other content within a node's ZOI will have a diverse level range; but will scale with the advancement of that node and its racial influence.[55][56][8]

We don’t have a strictly level 25 zone. Instead, that zone might have some level 10 creatures near the road, some level 20 creatures deep in the forest, and some level 30 creatures up the mountain. These ratios will change based on the Nodes that inform them, becoming generally more dangerous as the Node grows. All this civilization attracts the attention of Things-That-Should-Not-Be. This does not mean that wilderness areas are safe, by any means. Some may be safe-er, but all will have dangers that even the most experienced traveler needs to watch out for.[57]Steven Sharif

世界管理員

The 世界管理員 is an algorithm in Ashes of Creation that controls dynamic world elements. It acts as both a throttle and an incentive system for various activities to ensure certain parameters are within acceptable thresholds.[58]

For example if you know iron is being used as a raw resource for a specific crafting path that might drive up the price of mithril or silver; and that will incentivize the market to course correct a little bit. The idea is to provide soft incentives that help to alleviate the demand and also to prop up the supply that might not be present from the economic systems.[59]Steven Sharif

節點衰退

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Nodes can delevel based on node atrophy.[42]

  • This is a preliminary design and may change based on testing. This may be changed to an atrophy points system, where accumulated points will progressively disable services within a node. The node may be destroyed (instead of deleveling) if a significant points threshold is reached.[51]

There are intrinsic problems with reducing a nodes level as opposed to removing the node and it may be possible I'm just gonna say now that we don't actually atrophy nodes to delevel but rather accrue atrophy points that must be replenished over time; and if not it begins to disable services and further compound the atrophy problem; at which point when it reaches a certain atrophy point then the node would just disappear.[51]Steven Sharif

  • Nodes accumulate an experience deficit each day based on the node's level. The deficit is subtracted from any experience earned that day. If any deficit remains, then this is subtracted from the node’s experience pool.[42]
  • 市長 are able to initiate quest-driven systems that non-citizens can participate in. The mayor can use a portion of the node's treasury or goods as rewards for quest completion. Players will be able to interface with the node to view the quests that are available to them.[60]
  • Certain flags will appear to notify node citizens if their node has dropped below the required experience for its current stage. After a short period, if the atrophy is not addressed, the Node will then delevel.[42]
  • A node cannot delevel more than a single level at a time.[42]
    • When a Node delevels it enters a safe period, during which the deficit is temporarily reduced to 0.[42]
  • It may be possible through node atrophy for two nodes of the same stage to be adjacent to each other.[51]

Deleveled nodes return to their previous stage.[42]

If a Node delevels, it returns to the previous Stage, but keeps the racial style it had before deleveling. A Node cannot delevel more than a single level at a time. For example, a Level 2 Node would become a Level 1, or a Level 1 Node would become a Level 0. If deleveling would cause a Node to lose its Vassals, it does so. When a Node delevels it enters a “safe period,” during which the deficit is temporarily reduced to 0. Once the safe period expires, the Node can once again begin losing experience based on its deficit.[42]Margaret Krohn

Node governments

Alpha-1 winner of Mayoral election.[61]

Node governments are chosen from a node's citizenry when a node reaches stage 3 (村莊).[18]

Positions within a node's government are attained through titles that grant special access to NPCs in the node.[62]

There are a lot of things that you can strive for within [a node] that grant you that special treatment.[62]Steven Sharif

市長

市長 are leaders of a node's government who control the development of that node.[63]

  • Coordinate the transfer of needed supplies with citizens operating caravans.[66]
    • Mayors must communicate what resources are necessary for a particular node then motivate the citizens to fulfill those needs.[66]

Only node citizens may be elected mayor.[26]

You may only ever be a citizen of a single node at a time.[26]Steven Sharif

市長 gain new powers and responsibilities as their node advances.[8]

The mayor is made aware of what scroll has been generated if their node is the one that's named on the scroll.[67]Steven Sharif

節點選舉

Once a node has reached 村莊 stage there will be a one week cooldown period before node elections begin.[69]

  • This cooldown period allows players to establish citizenship at the village; which may require them to relinquish previous citizenship at another node.[69]
  • Following the initial cooldown, there will be a one week election process, then from that point on, elections will follow a monthly cadence.[69]
  • 節點戰 may not be declared for 21 days following a node advancing to any stage.[70]
    • This was previously stated to apply only to nodes advancing to 村莊 (階段 3), not higher stages.[71]

The village stage is a unique stage because that's when the government system comes online and all other stages past village there will have already been a cadence for the election system and it will follow that cadence, but after the initial village stage is completed there will be a one week period where players have an opportunity to establish citizenship at the village that also provides for the cooldown time that is- that would be present on players leaving another node to kind of participate in in this particular node leveling up. But that after that one week period then there will be a one-week election process and then from that point moving forward will be the one month cadence that the node experiences elections on.[69]Steven Sharif

節點選舉 occur on a monthly basis.[69][72]

Node governments and mayors are chosen through different methods according to the node's type.[1][8]

領袖能力

Depiction of a mayor.[81]

Government officials have wide-ranging leadership powers.[82] Node policies grant certain types of actions that a node government can take.[83]

  • Declaring war on another node and rallying citizens to the cause.[83][84]
  • 市長 are able to initiate quest-driven systems that non-citizens can participate in. The mayor can use a portion of the node's treasury or goods as rewards for quest completion. Players will be able to interface with the node to view the quests that are available to them.[60]
  • Governments may be able to choose a node name from a predetermined list.[89][90]

The government has a lot of say in the direction of the nodes development. Directing assets, building projects, tax allocation, defensive ability etc. Players have the ability to not only create these cities, but they have the right of self-governance.[18]

There are levers and dials that are present to both the owners of Castles as well as the elected officials of Nodes that during their administration they have the ability to impact and influence the region around them.[91]Steven Sharif

行会 do not control nodes.[92][93] Guild leaders (kings and queens) can become mayors of nodes.[26]

  • Guilds hold separate roles in the direction of the node than the roles held by private citizens.[18]
  • Only a certain number of guilds may participate in these roles.[18]
  • Separate guild roles are reserved for small, medium and large guilds.[18]

Guild’s also hold separate roles in the direction of the node, than the roles held by private citizens, and only a certain number of guilds may participate in these roles. Separate guild roles are reserved for Small size guilds, medium size guilds and large size guilds.[18]

節點稅務

市長/Node governments allocate resources, taxes, and quests to help develop node defenses.[65]

  • Tax money only goes toward funding node development.[95]
  • Taxation rates scale based on when a player joined a node as a citizen. The goal is to exert financial pressure on node populations by making taxes increasingly expensive as nodes advance, rather than putting in place hard population caps.[96]

Parent nodes take a cut of all taxes from the housing and any services that occur within their ZOI.[97]

  • This tax doesn't necessarily impact the individual citizen, because citizen's tax levels are determined by their node, but the node's finances are affected by the taxation levied by its parent nodes.[97]

節點戰爭

Node governments may declare war on another node and rally citizens to the cause.[84]

We have conditions that you can set between nodes with regards to either nodes being friendly with each other and acting trade alliances, or they can declare war on nodes similar to how guild wars may function in different games, where those citizens become hostile to each other based on the player government that's elected in the particular node. So those systems all kind of cater to allowing a conflict that's meaningful and that also provides a non-imbalanced relationship between stronger guilds and not as strong guilds.[30]Steven Sharif

內部衝突

There won't be a civil war mechanic within nodes but there will be scope for internal political conflicts; such as undermining the current leadership and disrupting trade.[99]

We want consequences to matter and if that person got elected then you need to work within the means of the mechanics to get them unelected.[100]Steven Sharif

同盟

Ashes of Creation may have specific content that revolves around 同盟.[101]

Content that revolves around alliances specifically and progression within the development of that alliance; and the ability to share some common services between guilds that are part of that alliance. I think that additionally allowing alliances to toggle certain relationships with nodes as an interaction is beneficial. That's going to provide an interesting dynamic for players who are either members of the particular node that has the relationship established or members of the Alliance. So I think that obviously building systems is is about creating the channels by which these players can form bonds and the more layers you have around those you know channels of bonding between the different guilds or players, the more sustainable that relationship.[101]Steven Sharif

Node quests

故事任務 can have multiple stages. These quest stages can actually be failed.[102]

There will be many different quests that actually have stages of the storyline; and these stages can actually be failed. You can actually fail a storyline; which sucks when you think about it, but at the same time that risk makes your investment that much more important.[102]Steven Sharif

種族任務

任務 may be based on a character's race.[105]

Different quests may relate to who the primary cultural contributor is to a node. This won't lock out content, but will add flavor to the quests.[105]

There might even be different directories of the quest that exist for specific races, and even though you're sharing a quest to kill a boss, if you're human and I'm an elf, I will have a different arc potentially that leads in a different direction than you, even though we took the same quest; and this can relate to who the primary cultural contributor is to a node unlocking different arcs for cultures that share the primary culture of a node - not that locks out content but it gives a flavor in a different direction so that not everything is so cookie cutter.[105]Steven Sharif

Race matters because narratives have paths that also are influenced based on the primary contributing culture to the node... If you're a Niküa and you have you're in a Niküa node that's predominantly Niküa, you're going to have certain services and/or abilities as a member of the Niküa race that other races may not have access to... They may have alternative quest lines, but they won't have specific ones. Now those specific Niküa quests will then relate to the meta-narrative that's present in the world and they'll start to direct some of that meta-narrative; and that'll be beneficial for your kind because it will unlock certain content for your race that other races haven't unlocked yet. So there is an incentive there to see progression along that line now in order to curb the progress of a dominant race.[106]Steven Sharif

任務 that are race specific, title specific, or guild specific will likely be less than 10% of the total number of quests. 90% of quests should be able to be shared by everybody.[107]

市長任務

市長 are able to initiate quest-driven systems that non-citizens can participate in. The mayor can use a portion of their node's treasury or goods as rewards for quest completion. Players will be able to interface with the node to view the quests that are available to them.[60]

Node reputation

Good actions, such as participating in civilization building, may result in that character gaining positive Node reputation. Bad actions taken, such as failing certain quests, may result in gaining negative reputation. This reputation is gained or lost on a per-node basis.[108]

The more good aligned or civilization building aligned tasks that you complete, you get higher positive reputation. But if you get low or bad reputation you could be deemed enemy of the state of a node. You could be deemed kind of a bad actor and it might raise prices for you, but it also might open up certain quest lines that the darker, seedier side of the world are interested in.[108]Steven Sharif

節點建築

節點佈局與風格

Racial architecture of the same 村莊 (階段 3) node on different servers. Dünir Dwarven influence (top). Kaelar Human influence (bottom). Alpha-1 非 NDA 截屏.

The layout and architecture within a Node’s development area are determined by influential race. For example, a stage 3 Node with the majority of player contribution being Py'rai would have a Py'rai village with Py'rai architecture. Most NPCs would be Py'rai elves, and offer questlines within the Py'rai narrative.[8]Margaret Krohn

Each player’s contributed experience is flagged with their character race and other identifiers. When a Node advances, the race with the highest experience contribution determines the Node’s style and culture. This style and culture change can happen at every Node Stage. For example, if a Node advances to Level 2 - Encampment Stage and 51% of all experience was earned by Ren’Kai players, the Node will be a Level 2 Ren’Kai Node. If that same Node advances to a Level 3 - Village Stage Node, but the Py'Rai contributed 62% of all the experience earned, then the Node will be a Level 3 Py'Rai Node.[42]Margaret Krohn

節點佈局與風格 is determined by several factors:[112][113]

  • Environment (biome) and location of the node.[114][112][113]
    The way that the node system is built is that they can exist across a spread of 18 biomes, but at the same time have to represent the cultural influence of these cultures that are intrinsically a part of a specific biome.[114]Steven Sharif
    • Nodes will adjust the local topography to fit the aesthetic and mechanical requirements of the node.[115]

Currently the way that the platform system is set up, is it's capable of adjusting the topography of the node's footprint, regardless of the surrounding terrain. So the reason for that is we want to have flexibility in the presentation of the node's layout and how it is essentially both from an aesthetic standpoint as well as a mechanical standpoint with node sieges- how it's constructed and that construction should have the ability to take on a variance of different types of topography. So it shouldn't be dependent on the surrounding area. Now that's not to say that the surrounding area isn't going to have some influence over. So for example... we're experimenting a little bit with the platform tech and putting up a node up against the side of a mountain or on the edge of a cliff or something that has a beautiful vista. Those are things that we're going to test out obviously as we continue to work on the node tool and how that platform system works, but the idea is to have the node independent of the surrounding terrain.[115]Steven Sharif

Some parts are determined by the area it's in. Some parts are determined by the type it is. Some parts are determined by the race it is; and then the rest of it is determined by the mayor.[113]Jeffrey Bard

All nodes whether they're associated with a castle or associated with normal node structure has cultural influences that replicate over to the buildings that are produced and the NPCs that are present.[91]Steven Sharif

種族影響

Alpha-1 村莊 node layout.[121]

We have essentially sets that exist across all races; and each race that dons those armor sets is going to have their own racial influence on the presentation of those particular sets. So that's something that's unique in how each of the races get diversified. Additionally, the more that one particular race contributes to a node's development, it's going to manifest in that particular node's architectural influences. You're going to see the architectures of those races become manifest within the nodes as well: That's another way that we diversify each race and we present each race's culture in the game as through those architectures, through those props that exist, through the tailoring of the armor sets that the NPC might wear, to the different factions that exist. Factions will have their own affiliation with different races as well. Each race will also have some different nomenclature when it comes to the lore, or comes to locations in the world. They're going to have their own language influences as well: The way they speak is something that's going to be distinct between races; when you have dialogue trees with particular NPCs. So all of those things really go into setting an immersive world where the cultures have their own identity.[116]Steven Sharif

Cultural influences manifest in many ways, from node and gear aesthetics to NPC languages and lore.[116][122][42]

There is an attrition and th1at attrition on experience and influence is heightened based on the performance of the race in the world. So if all these nodes are Orc nodes then their attrition rate is very high to compete with the cultural establishment of new nodes because they have more influence in the world and a popular opinion is against them in their outlying regions that they do not have influence in.[106]Steven Sharif

可造建築

Node governments decide the location and types of constructible node buildings to be constructed within sectors of a node.[125][126][127]

These are buildings that the mayor has agency over determining whether or not they should be a constructed project. Constructible buildings can be selected at open plots that are gained as the node advances. If they elect to begin construction of one of these types of buildings- one of which is the marketplace- it'll grant certain trade benefits as well as some stalls that the citizens may participate in.[128]Steven Sharif

The government decides how to specialize their node. Once they choose certain things they won't be able to choose other things.[125]

  • 節點建築 live within a "tech tree" based on the stage of the node. Each stage offers stronger services to the node but must satisfy prerequisites for the building construction.[129]
  • Different governments may change the buildings within a node.[125]

And there could be regime change... If somebody doesn't like the fact that a market was built and they want to re-elect a new government next cycle, they can do so... and that market could be destroyed and a new building take its place.[125]

When the building types are determined, the community will then need to bring resources into the node (using caravans) and come together to construct the buildings (via quests and the like).[125]

專屬建築

Each node type has a unique node building associated with it that can be activated at the 村莊 stage of node advancement. The unique building plays a central role in the progress of civilization for a server.[14]

聖物之泉

聖物之泉 concept art.[132]

Each city has what's called a reliquary and the reliquary begins to spawn unique items for the citizens to take advantage of based on the performance, progression and achievements that those citizens have within the world. So if your citizens are part of downing a world boss or completing a dungeon in a record time or crafting a legendary item or whatever: all of these different types of progression paths for the cities could result in the production of a relic that exists within the reliquary.[133]Steven Sharif

聖物 are achievements for a node that unlock over time. They allow node citizens to craft certain legendary items and progress in certain legendary quest lines.[134][135]

Relics are embodiments of certain types of achievements. You may have the scale of a dragon that's been defeated- the all-scale aspect of it- and from that every week a citizen might be able to derive one scale material component that can be used across a plethora of high-end types of crafting.[134]Steven Sharif
  • Relics automatically manifest in the node's reliquary when specific conditions are met by that node. For example, it may require a certain number of citizens to accomplish a particular achievement a number of times before the relic is granted to the node.[134][133]
Let's say for example there is a dragon nearby and this dragon is a large raid boss; and the number of citizens that the node has that participates in that raid the first time- if you have 30 citizens present you may not achieve the relic. And it's not a matter of capturing it at that location taking back to the city. It'll automatically manifest within the reliquary if a number of citizens accomplish a particular achievement a number of times necessary to create the relic. So if you only have 30 citizens present at that raid boss you may need to do that raid boss four or five six times in order to unlock the achievement which grants the relic in the reliquary. So it's essentially incentivizing the citizens to participate in the world events around the node.[134]Steven Sharif
The other component of relics that's important to note is that it's not just adventuring relics, these are accomplishments that span a lot of the different progression paths. So you could have accomplishments get unlocked by how many number of citizens achieve you know the creation of a particular type of item. You may have now an alchemical genius that is a citizen of your node and as a result there is an alchemical relic that's been granted to your reliquary in a similar fashion to the dragon.[134]Steven Sharif
  • Limited access to the relics stored in a node's reliquary are granted to registered attackers after successfully destroying that node in a node siege.[134][133]
    • Benefits are also be conferred to those who capture, steal, or sabotage relics held the reliquary.[136]

Node building destruction

Destructible castle.[141]

You could be more precision oriented in the decision to attack a city. Let's say it's a rival node that's trying to reach you know a node stage five or something and you want to disable their ability for the religious system to progress so you target the temple during the attack, or you want to disable their scholars academy from reaching a higher level so that your nodes can; or you want to disable multiple buildings that allow for experience and quests to be undertaken by its citizenship, which prevents them from keeping up in pace of experience gained with your node. These can be more precision oriented and don't have to effectualize an actual takeover of the node.[142]Steven Sharif

節點建築 (including player housing) have hit points and can be damaged or destroyed by different systems.[129][143]

If buildings suffer more than approximately 25% damage, any NPCs or services offered by that building will not be available until the building is repaired.[143]

  • Players must repair damaged buildings (or rebuild destroyed ones) in order to reactivate the services from those particular buildings.[129][143][144]
    • Citizens will need to obtain the resources needed to repair and rebuild any damaged infrastructure.[143][144]
    • Larger more advanced buildings will require more resources to repair them. In-node housing will likely require the least resources to repair.[145]

Buildings that take significant damage are destroyed and appear as rubble on the plot they occupied.[129]

玩家房屋

Pre-alphaEmpyrean 族個人土地房家宅[152]

Players will have the ability to survey and develop land anywhere in the world. Be a pioneer deep in the wilderness, build the home of your dreams, and work the land to cultivate resources and supplies. Alternatively, stick with civilization and safety in numbers – purchase a home within the confines of a village and watch your investment grow as that village turns into a city. Homeowners in our game will have the ability to develop their plot of land as they see fit. Focus on farming, animal husbandry, or own your very own smithy. You’ll be able to specialize your land to maximize your profits or your comfort – be sure to choose wisely.[153]

玩家房屋有三種:固定房屋公寓個人土地房[1]

玩家最多可同時擁有每種房屋各一間。[155] 固定房屋公寓為每伺服器一間〕﹔個人土地房為每帳號一座。

玩家房屋 種類 解鎖條件 起始數目 擁有限制
公寓 獨立區域[1] 村莊階段及以上[156] 5[157] 伺服器每名角色一間[158]
個人土地房 開放世界[1] 村莊階段及以上[1] 充足'[157] 每個帳號一座[158]
固定房屋 節點內[1] 村莊階段及以上[1] 8[157] 伺服器每名角色一間[158]

固定房屋

固定房屋 provides non-instanced player accommodation within a node, also known as in-node housing.[1]

公寓

公寓 are internal only (instanced) spaces within a node that offer some housing functionality.[1] There will be an initial 50 apartments available for purchase when a node advances to a 村莊 (階段 3). Additional apartment buildings can be built at Town (階段 4) if the mayor chooses to construct them and if there is an available plot to do so.[157][156]

  • The number of available apartments increases as a normal part of node advancement.[156]
  • It was previously stated that apartments would be available at Town (階段 4) or above.[1]

The mayor may additionally construct apartment buildings when the node hits stage 4 at one of the building plots in the node, along with cities gaining additional static housing and apartments by default as a normal part of the leveling process.[156]Steven Sharif

個人土地房

Alpha-1 個人土地房[162]

個人土地房的整個目的就是賦予一切用途。不只可以讓你覺得「噢,我設計得真漂亮」,更是一個對你的角色、對世界有用途的設計。[163]Jeffrey Bard

個人土地房是較大型的玩家房屋,可以建造於村莊 (階段 3) 或以上的影響區域內。[1]

個人土地房與遊戲內多個系統相互影響。[168]

地產買賣

Players buy the deeds for housing from the node itself.[18] Players can also buy and sell properties from other players.[1]

  • Housing will have a base price that scales with the number of citizens in the node.[169]
  • The developers are considering an auction-based method for listing new properties that become available for purchase when a node advances.[170]
    • A grace period will occur before the housing becomes available for auction.[170]
    • Bids will then be accepted starting at a minimum reserve value that is based on the number of citizens in that node.[170]
    • At the end of the auction, the highest bidder will win the house.[170]
  • 固定房屋 and apartments can be listed and sold to other players.[167][171]

There's no cap essentially in player originated sales. Those are determined essentially by supply and demand as it is within the game and there's no artificial barrier to how high that demand can go.[160]Steven Sharif

  • Housing ownership can default back to the node if the owner fails to pay their property taxes. A balance and penalties will be charged to the new purchaser of the home in the manner of a "foreclosure process".[169]
  • Players will not be able to exceed their allotment of housing in the game.[173]

This will allow players to transfer real property goods. This includes ... static housing, this includes apartments that they may own; and they can sell those because those will have a limited and finite quantity.[173]Steven Sharif

Rental and leasing concepts are currently under consideration.[173]

Some concepts that we have is going to be rental or leases that could be had allowing players to kind of lease a property for a period of time where they will have control rights over utilizing storage based on the area, controlling the furniture or access point; all that kind of stuff.[173]Steven Sharif

節點戰

節點戰 (Pre-alpha footage).[174]

As some areas in the world grow, others will fall. This is the foundation of the living, breathing world that is Ashes of Creation, where players will have the ability to make important decisions that matter in the longevity of an area becoming a city, or whether to siege a rival town. Rise above the ashes, create the world around you, and be a part of the story that unfolds because of your actions and decisions.[42]Margaret Krohn

節點戰 enable players to destroy nodes.[42] This paves the way for new development and access to the locked content in surrounding nodes. Due to this dynamic, political strife and intrigue play an important role in the structure of the world.[4]

Sieging nodes will not be an easy task for the attackers. Cities and metropolises will have a considerable defensive advantage.[4]

If you own a home in a node and you don't want to see that home destroyed, you need to defend that city![175]Steven Sharif

The majority (~80%) of content in Ashes of Creation is open-world but there may be instanced battles within castle and node sieges where specific groups can participate in small, short-duration objective-based battles for specific waypoints.[176]

Death penalties do not apply to objective-based events (such as caravans, guild wars, and node sieges).[177]

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摧毀節點

Nodes can be destroyed starting at Level 3 - Village Stage, and are destroyed through sieges. Sieges are started via an item which is acquired through a quest that scales in difficulty with respect to the level of the Node which is being targeted for the siege. Once the item is brought to the Node and is activated, the declaration period begins and a countdown is initiated for players in the region to see. This countdown runs for a number of days equal to the level of the Node being sieged. Once the countdown is complete, the siege begins. There is a cooldown between sieges, and players must wait a certain amount of time after an unsuccessful siege before a new siege can be declared. The higher the Node level, the longer the cooldown between sieges. If a siege is successful, then the Node is brought down to Level 0, and anyone who was a citizen of that Node is no longer a citizen.[42]Margaret Krohn

Nodes can be destroyed starting at 村莊 (階段 3) following a successful siege against that node.[42]

After a node is destroyed there will be a debris field containing spoils that are lootable to the victors of the siege.[146][143][147][148]

  • The stables debris might contain mount certificates that can be added to caravans in the future or sold on the auction house.[146]
What happens when the node gets destroyed is there will be stockpiles of spoils... A whole host of what is centralized within a regional economy like the node system becomes- a portion of that becomes available to the attackers who participated in the siege and they can go and interact with those with those debris fields and attempt to claim things.[146]Steven Sharif
  • Players are prohibited from moving goods out of depositories within the node following a siege declaration against that node.[147]
  • Attackers who participated in the siege will have exclusive looting rights for period of time following the node's destruction.[180]
    • Any loot remaining after this period will be open for anyone to loot.[180]
The looting rights have a period of time in which the attackers have loot rights essentially. So these are people who participated in the attack- they were flagged attackers during the siege and they have first dibs; and then if after that period of time... that looting right dissipates then it becomes open..[180]Steven Sharif

對玩家房屋的影響

玩家房屋 designs and decorations are retained and can be placed again later if the housing is destroyed during a node siege.[150][151]

  • Blueprints are mailed to the player to utilize for future placement.[42]
  • Destroyed freeholds are subject to material loss.[42]
  • Certificates will track major milestones (such as Furnaces and Homesteads, for example).[150][151]
  • A possible design idea is for items such as furnishings to be boxed in crates that are accessible inside the new home.[181]

對節點房屋的影響

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Following a node siege, static housing will be scaled back or destroyed based on the advancement of the node.[150]

  • If the housing was purchased at a higher advancement than the node currently is then it will be destroyed, otherwise the housing will be scaled back.

對公寓的影響

公寓 may be destroyed in the following circumstances:[150]

  • If their building was destroyed during a node siege, even if the siege was not successful.[150]
  • If a mayor built extra apartment buildings at Town (階段 4) or higher and the Node deleveled below that stage.[150]
  • If the mayor decides to destroy apartment buildings all items and layouts will be mailed to the owner.[182]

對個人土地房的影響

個人土地房 may be attacked by any player[183] for a period of two hours[42] following a successful siege against its parent node.[184]

  • Players and their allies may defend their freehold for this period of time.[184]
  • Structures and guards may be obtained to defend freeholds during this period.[184]

After the two hour period of open combat following a successful node siege, any remaining freeholds will exist under a grace period for roughly 1 week where another node may take over the zone of influence of the freehold.[183][42]

  • The freehold owner will be required to undertake a quest process to have their freehold adopted by a new node if one exists.[183]
  • At the end of the grace period, if the freehold does not reside within the ZOI of a stage three (村莊) node or above, it will be destroyed.[185]
  • Players who are registered as a defenders of their node cannot loot their own destroyed freeholds.[186]

If a siege is successful, then the Node is brought down to Level 0, and anyone who was a citizen of that Node is no longer a citizen. Freeholds within the Zone of Influence are subject to a period of vulnerability. These Freeholds can be destroyed by other players during a period of roughly 2 hours after a successful siege. Destroyed Freeholds are subject to material loss, and blueprints for them are mailed to the player to utilize for future placement in order to allow the player to keep their Freehold’s layout and structure. Once the vulnerability period is complete, any remaining Freeholds will exist under a grace period for roughly 1 week where another Node may take over the Zone of Influence of the Freehold.[42]Margaret Krohn

節點重建

A node that was successfully destroyed by a node siege may develop differently due to the following influences:[112][187]

商隊

商隊讓希望賺取利潤的玩家運輸貨物。[153]

商隊是以機會和風險為中心的開放世界 PvP 系統。希望賺取利潤的玩家可以透過商隊來運輸貨物。[153]

  • 商隊可用於運輸多個玩家的貨物。[192]

死亡懲罰將不適用於存在特定目標的活動 (例如商隊公會戰節點戰)。[177]

商隊種類

There are different types of 商隊 in Ashes of Creation.[195][196]

The caravan system is another very big part of the node system. They are the main driver of economic activity and there is a bunch of different types of caravan.[196]Jeffrey Bard

商隊 PvP

Alpha-1商隊 PvP[197]

You won't be able to see inside specifically but as part of the caravan structure itself there will be little hints as to what the the cargo is. So for example if you've seen some of our recent footage with caravans you kind of see sitting on top of the caravan there's some gold or some silver or some iron.[198]Steven Sharif

商隊週邊會形成一個開放式 PvP 區域,區域內的玩家會被標記成戰鬥員 (紫色)[199]

  • 在決定進攻或防守商隊前,玩家將無法確切看到商隊運輸中的貨物。但會有視覺提示顯示車上的貨物,例如金、銀或鐵。[198]
  • 玩家將可以透過介面視窗決定攻擊、防守或無視商隊。[200][201][202]
    • 距離商隊多遠視窗才會出現,將取決於玩家先前作為攻擊方或防守方的表現。[200]
  • 要成功擊毀一個商隊,將需要一個隊伍。[190][203]
  • 在商隊擁有人登出或與伺服器連接中斷 5 至 10 分鐘後,商隊才會消失。[204]

It's still intended from a design standpoint to be a window that is presented to the player based on proximity; and that proximity it can be greater depending on your performance as either a defender or an attacker in previous raids.[200]Steven Sharif

雙方皆有誘因鼓勵玩家加入,並將於 Alpha 及 Beta 階段測試。[205]

  • 大部分誘因都是社交性的,而且是由玩家之間非正式協議而成。[205]

The caravan defender role is going to have its own progression questing and rewards associated with it that are going to attract a certain subset of players and then you know vice-versa wise we're going to have incentives that appeal to the more highway brigand type players; and you know you might not always be on one side or the other: that might change depending on what your interests are in the at the time. But obviously you know those types of systems need to have robust you know consequential type rewards and benefits associated with them in order to compel the player; and that's something obviously we're going to test in alphas and betas and see how performant it is in actually attracting players to participate and make sure it's not just one-sided so-to-speak.[205]Steven Sharif

Also the hope would be that the people who are running the caravans can offer their own rewards that "Hey if you come help me defend this thing I'll give you some cut", or that these are my friends or these are my guilds- that a lot of the sort of incentive is social and created between players.[205]Jeffrey Bard

摧毀商隊

商隊摧毀時 (變成殘骸),將掉落一部分運輸中的貨物[190][206][207] 其餘貨物將會消失。[208]

  • 任何人都可以撿拾商隊殘骸。[208]
  • 摧毀時將有機會掉落商隊組件。掉落高級組件時,商隊擁有人或其他玩家將可以回收組件。[209]
  • 玩家可利用掉落的重型貨物證書,在商隊的起行節點贖回部分貨物。[210][207]

The caravan becomes a wreckage upon destruction and that wreckage is an interfaceable item that players can come up to and they can receive certificates for a portion of the goods inside the caravan. Now the idea with that certificate is that it must be taken back to the point of origin, or at least a region within that point of origin. We'll see about that last part because there's a few things I want to test in the Alpha from a gameability standpoint. The reason why for this is because what might happen is you may have some type of collaboration within a guild to kind of game that system. Hey I'm gonna reach this caravan just to the border of the region and then we're all destroy it, collect the goods and take it to you know that region's warehouse; and have to skip out on the last half of the way. So it must successfully reach its destination before the goods can be considered a part of that region.[207]Steven Sharif

地底節點

地底節點 and nodes directly above them are considered adjacent but do not exist in the same ZOI.[37][38][39]

  • There will be "bleed over" between underrealm nodes and surface nodes in terms of influence and interaction.[38]
    • There may be visual queues above ground that indicate influence from underrealm nodes in that area.[38]

That might be a little bit of a departure from our design in the past. I know originally you know like two-plus years ago we were discussing how those would be independent of each other, but I think as we further defined the layout of the world map itself you know it made more sense for those to have some interaction and influence that's combined.[38]Steven Sharif

沿海/島嶼節點

Pre-alpha naval concept.[214]

There will be nodes along the coast and on islands.[215]

  • These nodes will have specific water oriented influences and abilities, services, questlines, that relate to the seas.[215]
  • Coastal nodes change the spawn tables of the nearby water content and can also trigger specific events.[216]
  • Harbors in coastal nodes will have quest lines that relate to the ocean and nearby islands.[216]
  • It may be possible to siege a coastal city by sea.[217]

Island chains are part of Ashes of Creation naval content.[218][219]

海底節點

Underwater points of interest that have NPC structures may appear to be like cities, but they will not be nodes.[220]

  • There won't be nodes underwater or in the water.[215]

贊助公會

Whether an organization is the patron of their node means it contributes the most amount of work to the node from its members.[221]

贊助公會 unlock the following benefits for their members.[222]

Any number of guilds can be in a node, but the number of patron guilds within a node is limited by node stage.[223]

股票市場

As nodes develop, player governments may open a Stock exchange (also called Stock markets and Sharemarkets) where players can buy and sell shares in Nodes, 行会 and 社会组织.[224][225]

  • There is no regulatory commission to restrict the purchase and sale of stocks.[226]

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