There’s an Ashes of Creation Reddit thread that’s sort of blowing up this week concerning the availability of cosmetic looks. Basically, the worry is that Intrepid Studios might be selling outfits in the cash shop right now that could be available later in the game for free (perhaps with a minor reskin).
The heated discussion drew the eyes of Intrepid’s Steven Sharif, who responded by saying, “There will not be recolors or material swaps on the monthly cosmetics as a means to populate additional achievements in game by player characters. There will however be variants of the cosmetics for NPC populations including quest-givers, guards, merchants and creatures.”
Sharif went on to say that the team will be mixing and matching parts of armor for different sets, but that it shouldn’t be too noticeable.
“There will be legendary cosmetics that are ONLY achievable in game and players can know wont be offered in some cosmetic shop in the future undermining their accomplishment,” he wrote. “As well as for the more casual players time exclusive purchasable cosmetics from the marketplace, that players who purchase these can rest assured they won’t be available again in some sale by the company in the future.”