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: