Alpha-1

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Alpha-1 is a testing release of the Ashes of Creation MMORPG.[4] Alpha-1 will test:

Ceneri della creazione

Ceneri della creazione (AoC) è un MMORPG in corso di sviluppo, ambientato in un mondo high fantasy aperto.[14]

Ceneri della creazione è un MMORPG in corso di sviluppo ambientato in un mondo fantasy nel quale le scelte dei giocatori plasmeranno e definiranno il mondo attorno a loro.[14]

Ashes of Creation è una prospettiva unica dell'esperienza MMO. La struttura del nostro mondo è dinamica e costruita per rispondere alle azioni dei nostri giocatori. Le città si innalzeranno e cadranno, la loro popolazione sarà basata sulla storia del mondo man mano che i giocatori la creano. Le missioni si sbloccheranno quando queste popolazioni si riuniranno, i loro bisogni cresceranno, e i segreti verranno scoperti.[15]

Visto che la struttura degli NPC del mondo è stabilita in tempo reale, i giocatori avranno la possibilità di distruggere quello che hanno creato, preparando la strada per nuovi sviluppi, nuove popolazioni, e cambiamenti reali. Strategie politiche ed intrighi giocheranno un ruolo veramente reale nella struttura del vostro mondo.[15]

I giorni dei mondi statici sono finiti, d'ora in poi ci sarà il cambiamento.[15]

Alpha-1 release schedule

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Phase Release Estimated/Actual date
Alpha Alpha-1.[16] Q2 del 2019.[5]

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Alpha-1 testing

Alpha-1 testing is scheduled for fall 2020. Everything prior to this date is considered QA testing that Alpha-1 backers are invited to join in stages.[17]

  • Limited Alpha-1 testing began May 28, 2020 with Royalty and above backers. Initially these tests will be conducted during single day sessions, which over the course of several months will evolve into weekend testing periods.[18]
  • The text and voice NDA has been lifted from this testing phase.[19]

The testing in May-June will likely remain under NDA until I feel comfortable with stability.[20]Steven Sharif

  • Over the summer, Alpha-1 testing will expand to include all Braver of worlds backers and above. They will also start off with weekend testing periods.[18]
  • Closer to fall the aim is to invite all Alpha-1 players to participate in week long testing sessions.[18]

Finally, I am happy to announce that limited Alpha One testing will begin in May of 2020 starting with our highest level Alpha One backers from Kickstarter. This testing will include our Phoenix Initiative backers and above at first. As the game client becomes more stable during this limited testing, we will begin to introduce our Braver-of-World and above backers, and eventually our Intrepid pre-order pack holders. Our goal is to have the Alpha One game client ready for full testing in Fall of 2020. Now obviously this timeline is subject to the preliminary testing and its success during the next several months, so make sure to temper expectations. The whole purpose of testing Ashes is to create a solid and enjoyable experience, while iterating on game design and implementation. The important takeaway of this announcement is that we are making progress towards a playable experience. There is still a long road ahead, and many systems in Alpha One are core systems that require more fleshing out still. And even now I cannot guarantee delays will not occur, but we will strive to be transparent and communicate with you about our successes and failures.[18]Steven Sharif

The initial tests in May with our Phoenix Initiative and above backers will be conducted during single day sessions, which over the course of several months will eventually evolve into weekend testing periods as the Alpha One game client becomes more stable. Over the summer, as we expand the participating Alpha One testers to include Bravers and above, they too will start off with weekend experiences that will test the patience of our players. As we get closer to Fall of this year, we aim to invite all Alpha One players to participate in weeklong testing sessions and push the limits of our Alpha One experience. As we approach these testing periods, we will be updating you with schedules and instructions.[18]Steven Sharif

Alpha-1 participation

There are slightly under 10,000 participants in Alpha-1 testing.[21]

Our target goal from a testing standpoint was ten thousand players. We have just under that - I believe we have 9,300, and we wanted to keep that manageable. Our intent is to have two servers that we have up and running for Alpha 1 Phase 2, with 5000 on each. Our goal ultimately is 10,000 concurrent, but we’re going to begin stress-testing at 5000.[22]Steven Sharif

Alpha-1 NDA

Alpha-1, Alpha-2, Beta-1, Beta-2 releases are not covered by NDA (non-disclosure agreement).[23]

  • QA testing prior to the full release of Alpha-1 will likely be covered by NDA.[20]
    • The text and voice NDA was lifted from the PI QA testing phase on May 28, 2020.[19]

Alpha-1 servers

Alpha-1 servers will be provisioned in the following regions.[24]

Alpha-1 servers will support 1,500 concurrent users.[13]

Alpha-1 player flagging/corruption

Player corruption is expected to be implemented in Alpha-1.[10]

Alpha-1 name reservation

Name reservations will begin during Alpha-1.[5]

Alpha-1 account management

Account management systems revamped for Alpha-1 are expected to be launched on 5 October 2018.[27]

Two-factor authentication

Token-based two-factor authentication (2FA) may be in place for Alpha-1.[28]

Ambienti

We are a high fantasy game... That means that outside of the traditional sorts of environments you're going to start seeing some pretty crazy and wild stuff that will also change based on seasons.[31]Jeffrey Bard

Alpha-1 videos

Alpha-1 screenshots

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