Community Q&A with our Creative Director

Community Q&A with our Creative Director

April 8, 2023
Community Q&A with our Creative Director

On Friday, April 7, 2023, our Creative Director, Steven Sharif, did a live Community Q&A with ChibiBree (The Golden Feather), RitchieSH, and Simurgh (Ashes Pathfinders) on the Ashes of Creation Twitch channel!

Timestamps & Topics:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 07:41 Most Challenging and Enjoyable Parts of the Journey
  • 13:36 Zones In Alpha 2
  • 16:43 Souls and Their Connection to Realms, Planes, and Avatars
  • 22:18 Will Alpha 2 Include Part of the Eastern Continent?
  • 22:49 Underrealm Size
  • 24:10 Elaboration of Milestones
  • 27:30 Bodies of Water in the Underrealm
  • 28:12 Length of Alpha 2 and Avoiding Burnout
  • 31:50 When Will We Know About Cosmetics and Freeholds?
  • 37:56 How Will World Events Affect Freeholds?
  • 40:24 How Do You Go About Designing Old School Systems In a Modern MMO?
  • 49:49 What is the Current Scope for the Combat System?
  • 54:07 When Will We See an Update for the Character Creator?
  • 55:21 How Far Are You Willing to Go In Response to Player Feedback On Core Systems?
  • 58:44 How Will Branching Storylines Affect Future Expansions?
  • 1:00:55 The Separation of Artisan and Player Level and its Effect On Gathering
  • 1:04:20 Perks to Leveling an Alt
  • 1:06:02 Classes and Their Relevancy In Gameplay Loops
  • 1:08:30 Will Testing In Alpha 2 be Compounding or Cyclical?
  • 1:10:13 Will Dialog Choices Have Any Impact On Quests?
  • 1:11:14 Will Players Be Able to Wield Blood Magic?
  • 1:14:05 Do You Plan on Introducing All Primary Archetypes Before Adding Any Secondary Archetype Systems?
  • 1:15:06 Metagaming Node Concerns
  • 1:18:02 True Natives of Verra
  • 1:19:45 Hiring and Customizing Labors on Your Freehold
  • 1:21:33 Will You Use Unreal Engine 5.2?
  • 1:22:46 Have Any Mechanics or Systems Been Cut From The Game?
  • 1:24:37 Will There Be an Ashes Of Creation Themed TTRPG?
  • 1:26:44 How Exactly Does the Constellation System Work?
  • 1:29:46 Biggest Obstacle to Overcome Before Alpha 2
  • 1:33:00 Outro & Content Creator Plugs

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