Ashes of Creation shows off alpha gameplay while prepping fans for the Apocalypse

    
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With the public battle royale-style Apocalypse mode coming to Ashes of Creation next week, Intrepid Studios is leveraging the increased attention as best it can. In Thursday’s livestream, the team showed about a half-hour of alpha gameplay while talking up the anticipated MMO.

Viewers were treated to Elvish architecture, UI elements showing node growth, the quest interface, and hints about the improved features that Alpha 1 will boast over Alpha 0. Steven Sharif said that Alpha 1 will be “a pleasant shock” to the community in regards to the progress being made and how much of the game world will become available.

The team also fielded several questions on topics such as the economy, friendly fire, optimization changes, ground mounts, fishing nets (seriously), animation, and even the stock market.

The actual developer livestream starts around 11:19, unless you’re a masochist for hold music:

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Easy Rider

Can’t wait to play the MMO. I hope that it will be released really soon.

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BDJ

Lmao! I doubt it ever gets released. Better get good at the BR game now.

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Oleg Chebeneev

11:50 this looks like Darnassus

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Crowe

I’m looking forward to when I can alpha test the MMO. Passing on all the garbage between now and then.

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xanadox

They are just avoiding Aoc= Battle Royale

Please, european players will thank the possibility to download the client without the need of the game servers being online.

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Matt Comstock

After reading this, I went to check the game’s site out again, and it looks like it could be, well, amazing. It may even break my console gaming streak and bring me back to the world of PC. ;) It appears the Apocalypse game mode is F2P and a full-on open beta to test out some systems. I think this move is well done. I look forward to giving Apocalypse a try next week, and to get a glimpse of Ashes of Creation.

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Jo Watt

It is. There will be a few modes out for Apocalypse that are purely for testing.
-BR (while dreaded and everyone is doing it) actually isnt a bad way to test a lot of people thrown into an area to test PvP.
-Siege mode for testing the castle sieges.
-And I think 1 more but not sure.
Despite it being a little watered down graphically atm and lock low frames the gameplay itself has improved so much that. Cant wait to see it when its optimized.

Also this testing phase is kind of like a ‘prequel’ to the mmo launch. It’s the story of when the worlds Apocalypse happened and this is what happened to those who got left behind.

I find that pretty cool to tie testing in like that. Plus progress is saved and you can end up unlocking stuff for when the mmo launches. (Skins)

Trying not to overhype but looking forward to this…

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Crowe

Yeah, if you’re looking at Ashes for PvP, now is the time to get involved. If not, then wait for the MMO. I haven’t been impressed by anything I’ve looked at in game since the alpha zero stuff.