Ashes of Creation team answers tons of fan questions, gives a preview of the Underrealm

    
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Have a burning curiosity about pixies, testing, and soundtracks? They might have been answered yesterday. In the span of an hour, the Ashes of Creation team tackled around 30 player questions in a developer livestream on Twitch in addition to giving viewers an early look at the first iteration of the Underrealm and Dunir dungeon.

Topics covered in the livestream include the death of the quicktime bar, Fae pets, the persistent nature of the Alpha 2 servers, class balance, tameable mounts, climbable trees, bards, bots, and gold sellers.

The team said that the next phase of its Alpha Zero testing is coming next week and will include more people on the server. So far, the “raw” test has provided a lot of useful feedback that’s kept the team busy doing “tons and tons” of optimizations.

“We are agile and we are so focused on getting things done,” Jeffrey Bard reported. Steven Sharif added that the game production is “slightly ahead or are in a better position than I anticipated we would be in at this point.”


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socontrariwise

I wish they would make more scripted answers/interviews too because if you read the transcript … there is barely any real information and much fuzz. Look at the Bear question for example or the Balance one. The latter is hardly coherent. :(
I’m grateful someone provided a transcript though so I can quickly skim and don’t have to waste 54 minutes of my life looking for information …

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Toy Clown

Seems the only developers that realize there are deaf and hard-of-hearing people in their audiences are over at GW2. Does anyone happen to have a transcript of this?

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rawhunger

This is a very beautiful-looking game. I’m thoroughly impressed. But then again, EverQuest Next was a beautiful-looking game too.

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Sorenthaz

Everquest Next barely showed anything substantial though. Most of the stuff was shown off more in Landmark than EQN.

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Pepperzine

Really dislike how many videos coming out for developing games is 50 minutes of developers discussing things with a few minutes of game footage. Do people really listen to them talk for an hour?

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Lethality

There really isn’t a ton of game footage to show yet for a game in such early development. Players will listen through to glean any new tidbits of info :)

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Skardon

agreed. this whole developer video phenomenon just strikes me as self-indulgent. there are much more efficient methods of communicating new information.

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Rolan Storm

Yes! No, some don’t. Me, for one. Really annoying. I prefer brief summary to watching an hour(s) of yada-yada-yada. I’d rather play your game than listen about it.

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Stropp

Sure not everyone is into that, but there would be enough players out there wanting to scrape up every little morsel of info about a game that it would be worth doing. These videos aren’t for players who are scraping the edges of interest, they’re there to build a dedicated fanbase.