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Ceneri della creazione cosmetic store.[1]

There is going to be legendary cosmetics that can be earned and achieved in the game through the game systems, but that's going to take a significant amount of effort and work; and those cosmetics are going to be on-par with the cosmetics offered in the marketplace... What that does is it provides additional revenue to the company so that we can continue to fund the development of content as well and bridge the divide that not having a box cost would have and not having any pay-to-win mechanics whatsoever.[2]Steven Sharif

The Cosmetic store enables players to purchase Cosmetici for use in Ceneri della creazione.[3] The cosmetic store offers limited time, limited quantity items to help sustain game development.[4]

  • Equitable cosmetics, both from a quantity and quality standpoint, are achievable through in-game means.[4]
  • Nothing in the cosmetic store will be pay to win.[5]

Nothing in our shop will ever be pay to win as we believe this practice greatly hurts the MMORPG genre.[5]

  • Cash shop cosmetics will offer a diverse selection of unique looks.[6]

I want to incentivize purchase in the cosmetic shop for sustainability of what expansions we have intended, since we are not a box cost. I want to incentivize purchase by offering limited items: limited time, limited quantity, so you have confidence that when you purchase them, they won't be offered later on in some other way.[4]Steven Sharif

  • All cosmetic store items will be non-tradeable.[7] There will be no gifting mechanism for cosmetic items.[8]

I don't want cosmetic items that can be purchased from the market to be transferable... because it is in a way a transfer of money for potentially something in-game.[8]Steven Sharif

Cosmetici

I Cosmetici offriranno una vasta gamma di modifiche in Ceneri della creazione.[10]

Skins

Cinderhorn Steer pre-order pack cosmetic mount skin.[11]

Providing these limited options that collectors out there like when it comes to achieving and/or purchasing cosmetics. It means something I think when players make that decision to purchase or they go through the rigorous portion of achieving those things in game that it is not just everywhere around them and becomes meaningless at that point.[12]Steven Sharif

Pets, Monta, Costumes, Armatura, Buildings and Accessories sold in the cosmetic store are skins.[13]

The best skins will be in-game achievable (obviously “best” is subjective, so I’d say the most ornate and detailed/unique).[20]Steven Sharif

Pay to win

Ceneri della creazione will not be pay to win.[12][2][21]

Ashes of Creation will not be pay to win, that is our pledge to the community. One of the core principles we set forth with Ashes of Creation is a very strong desire to maintain the game's even playing field.[21]

A lot of developers and companies have come along in the past- and I've been hit by this too- and they've said we're not going to have pay-to-win and then boom they roll out some pay-to-win. We have consistently said we won't be pay-to-win and in the pre-orders that we provide and even in the Kickstarter there were absolutely zero pay-to-win components whatsoever. So not only will we talk the talk but we will walk the walk as well.[2]Steven Sharif

Because we are a non-box purchase game, meaning there is no box price to play Ashes of Creation, it is only a subscription; and that's beneficial because it reduces the barrier of entry and we want a high population obviously; but at the same time one of the ways we augment the revenue flows to sustain constant updates and new chapter releases and additional content within the game is through a cosmetic-only marketplace; and that means absolutely no pay-to-win whatsoever; and that will be adhered to forever.[12]Steven Sharif

Inventario slots, RNG loot boxes and XP potions are considered pay-to-win.[22][23][24][25]

We will not use a loot box system for cosmetics either. We currently have a cosmetic store that offers limited time, limited quantity items to help sustain game development. These items are purely decorative and do not offer any in-game benefits.[22]

My definition of pay-to-win is really anything that affects the in-game economy, the in-game action pool, your abilities and/or skills... In my opinion the inventory slots and the XP potions would be considered pay-to-win.[24]Steven Sharif

Q: Will there be RNG boxes?
A: I dislike RNG. Archeage made me loath rng monetization gimmicks.[25]Steven Sharif

Obtaining cosmetics

Some cosmetics can be obtained in-game:[3]

Successi may unlock some cosmetics.[3]

Not all cosmetics are obtainable through in-game means. These will be purchasable through the cosmetic store.[3]

Cash shop cosmetics will be limited in quantity, limited in time for purchase. They will be unique, but you will also have extremely difficult to gain cosmetics in game as well as unique cosmetics that look great and better... There will be a lot of cosmetics that are achievable in the game because that is a very fun aspect of MMO play.[29]Steven Sharif

Pre-order packs

Deeds of the Dauntless pre-order packs.[30]

Though many of noble birth would scoff at the notion of addressing their subjects or opposition adorned in anything but their very finest, their character often leaves much to be desired. Yet to see an individual pure of heart clad in that which befits their might and courage inspires true heroism, and is often the basis upon which countless fanciful legends are born.[30]

Pre-order packs are available from the Cosmetic store.[1]

We offer cosmetics for players who wish to support the project early. The exclusive nature of the limited availability is something I think collectors value. If you buy cosmetics as an MMO player, I know I enjoyed if the cosmetic is rare and not every girl at the party is wearing the same dress. In addition, these cosmetics are used to populate the world through NPC variants and color/texture changes so their offering aligns with our production schedule. The good thing about these packs is they contain no P2W advantages and there is no box cost, so from a mechanics standpoint you do not need to buy them to excel in the game on launch. And also, there are comparable and subjectively more grand cosmetics achievable in game as well.[31]Steven Sharif

Cosmetic binding

All cosmetic store items will be non-tradeable.[7]

Transferring cosmetics between alts

Ceneri della creazione web site design preview (WIP).[32]

Cosmetici can be reassigned to other characters (alts) within an account but can only be active on one character at a time.[33][34][35]

  • There will likely be a cooldown for reassigning cosmetics between characters.[33]

Cosmetic items

I Cosmetic items permettono ai giocatori di modificare i loro character all'interno del gioco.[37]

  • Colore degli occhi.
  • Colore della pelle.
  • Colore dei capelli.
  • Pettinature.
  • Tattoos.
  • Cicatrici.

Oggetti cosmetici che producono effetti cosmetici all'interno del gioco saranno disponibili.[38]

  • Fuochi d'artificio.
  • Picnic.
  • Campeggi.

Dyes

Modular Cleric armor concept by Jeff Delierre and Keith Kovach.[39]

Dyes are a cosmetic item in Ceneri della creazione.[3]

Dye usage

Dyes are one-time use items that apply a cosmetic color change on certain dyeable items.[41][42]

  • Only one dye can be used per dyeable items. A player is free do use different dyes on different dyeable items.[41]

The Kickstarter dyes are sets of unique colors that are not obtainable by players who did not participate in Crowdfunding. These dyes are not usable as normal dyes are. Instead they are used to override the color of another dye obtained in game.[43]

  • They are assigned to a character from a user's account management page.
  • They do not expire, so they may be used to continually override dye colors.
  • Once a dye has been overridden it becomes a bound dye to that character, so the colors cannot be sold for in-game benefit.
  • When an item is sold or transferred, color changes are reverted.

Armor appearance

Alpha-1 female plate armor 3D render.[44]

We want to be realistic with the application of particular types of armor, such as plate armor. In this regard for the different sexes there's a fine line that has to be drawn between accentuating the form of the sex as well as making it somewhat realistic and actually applicable to the environment.[44]Steven Sharif

Gear is intended to be realistic in appearance.[45][46]

  • There will not be "oversized" weapons.[47]
  • Armor will not be overly sexual in appearance.[46]

We're going for kind of a more realistic look; not necessarily realistic setting, but we want our characters to have weight and kind of feel like they're there.[45]Jeffrey Bard

I'm more of the mind that it wouldn't really serve a purpose to have bikini plate armor, just in like reality, if you're going to have armor, it should be protective. I think from a fashion statement is enjoyable for some people, but it's a kind of an immersive issue.[45]Steven Sharif

Armatura will take on a racial appearance.[48]

  • Cosmetici can be used by all races but there may be slight variations to make them work with the body builds of each race.[49]

Players can change gear colors using dyes.[50][39]

Helmet display can be toggled on and off.[51]

  • Hair will likely be masked if helmet display is toggled on.[52]

Particle effects are used to denote the importance and rarity of some weapons.[53]

Armi are able to be sheathed.[54]

Crafters are able to influence what their crafted items will look like.[55][56]

Appearance slots/Transmogs

Gear will have appearance slots (Transmutation/Transmog/cosmetic slots) that are used to copy the appearance of an item (in some cases).[57][58]

  • There are rules when applying cosmetics to specific items, unlike costumes, which don't have level restrictions.[59]
  • Cosmetic slots can be toggled on or off by the player.[60]
  • A "default player appearance" may be automatically applied during sieges or other large scale battles to improve client-side performance.[61][62]

Attachments

Attachments are able to be unlocked as flair pieces to armor to create a customizable look.[63]

  • There will be hundreds of attachments available ranging from a small clasp to the front plate of a breast plate.[63]

Caravan cosmetics

Caravan skins ("Pimp my caravan") are available in the cash shop (cosmetic store).[64]

  • The skin changes the appearance of an in-game mount and in-game caravan that are hooked up to each other.[18][19]
  • The caravan and mount components of the skin are not able to be utilized separately.[18][19]

You'll need your own creature and caravan hooked up to each other, and then the caravan cosmetic skin goes over all of them to make it look like what's pictured. you're not able to split out separately that caravan mount skin, hence why you'd want the separate mount skin if you wanted to ride it independently.[18]Sarah Flanagan

Merchandise

Merchandise for Ceneri della creazione is planned to be available by fall or winter 2021.[65]

I had a lovely meeting yesterday with our merch team and what they are cooking up for this fall/winter.[65]Steven Sharif

List of cosmetics

External links

See also

Riferimenti

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Livestream, 2020-07-25 (1:53:46).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 cosmetics obtaining.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Livestream, 8 April 2018 (PM) (58:29).
  5. 5.0 5.1 kickstarter microtransactions.png
  6. equitable-cosmetics-quote.png
  7. 7.0 7.1 cash shop non tradable.jpg
  8. 8.0 8.1 Interview, 2018-05-11 (32:36).
  9. Ashes of Creation Store: Colonial Costume.
  10. Livestream, 2017-05-08 (48:52).
  11. Ashes of Creation Store: Cosmetic store.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Livestream, 2020-11-30 (56:02).
  13. cosmetic skins.png
  14. 14.0 14.1 Rime and Regal
  15. Livestream, 2018-12-06 (41:43).
  16. Livestream, 2020-11-30 (58:24).
  17. costumes-weapons-quote.png
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 toast-caravan-skins.png
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 margaret-caravan-skins.png
  20. 20.0 20.1 steven-best-skins.png
  21. 21.0 21.1 kickstarter p2w.png
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 loot-boxes.png
  23. 23.0 23.1 Livestream, 2020-07-25 (48:28).
  24. 24.0 24.1 Podcast, 2018-08-04 (1:57:56).
  25. 25.0 25.1 RNG boxes.png
  26. Interview, 2021-06-13 (48:27).
  27. steven-multi-boxing-3.png
  28. steven-multiple-accounts.png
  29. Livestream, 2018-07-09 (55:20).
  30. 30.0 30.1 Ashes of Creation Store: June cosmetics.
  31. steven-cosmetics.png
  32. Livestream, 2021-01-29 (46:48).
  33. 33.0 33.1 steven-cosmetic-reassignment.png
  34. 34.0 34.1 Kickstarter item application.jpg
  35. 35.0 35.1 kickstarter mounts.png
  36. Livestream, 2017-05-26 (18:10).
  37. Livestream, 2017-05-08 (48:49).
  38. Livestream, 2017-05-26 (32:14).
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Livestream, 2017-07-28 (9:47).
  40. craftable dye.jpg
  41. 41.0 41.1 Livestream, 2020-10-30 (1:14:34).
  42. Livestream, 2017-05-26 (3:04).
  43. dyes.png
  44. 44.0 44.1 Livestream, 2020-05-29 (50:20).
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Livestream, 2017-05-26 (19:51).
  46. 46.0 46.1 Reddit Q&A, 8 January 2019.
  47. oversized.jpg
  48. Podcast, 2018-08-04 (53:43).
  49. margaret-gear-appearance.png
  50. Livestream, 2017-07-18 (54:56).
  51. helmet.jpg
  52. Livestream, 2020-10-30 (1:13:22).
  53. Sparkly.jpg
  54. Livestream, 2017-09-03 (48:56).
  55. Livestream, 2020-11-30 (1:05:22).
  56. Livestream, 2017-05-24 (24:19).
  57. Interview, 2018-08-24 (5:28).
  58. Livestream, 2017-11-17 (22:33).
  59. Livestream, 2020-11-30 (57:50).
  60. Livestream, 2018-02-09 (50:29).
  61. Livestream, 2020-07-25 (54:10).
  62. Livestream, 2019-11-22 (1:08:05).
  63. 63.0 63.1 Interview, 2018-10-20 (3:34:46).
  64. Pimp your caravan.jpg
  65. 65.0 65.1 65.2 65.3 steven-merch.png
  66. PAX 2017 Merch.
  67. Ashes of Creation 3rd Wikiversary Giveaway prizes