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Game time is currently purchasable in Pre-order packs.[1]

This allows us to avoid the pay to win mentality many free-to-play games employ, as well as maintain a steady flow of new content for all our players.[2]

Ceneri della creazione (the MMORPG) is a subscription based game.[2]

  • The monthly subscription fee is USD $14.99.[3][4]
    • Certain regions will have "harmonized" subscription prices that better reflect their local economies. These regions will be segregated from other regions.[5]

I think a sub cost provides both the barrier of entry to prevent, some not all, but mitigate some gold selling bots and whatnot because there's a cost associated with playing the game, but it's also not too high that it gets on the greedy side or prevents a lot of players from participating and trying the game; and then if the game is good then people will continue to subscribe and that subscription provides funding and revenue for the developers to continue a significant content creation and expansion rollout for the game.[8]Steven Sharif

  • Subscriptions will begin at launch or, subject to change, a user may be able to choose to activate their subscription to start at a particular point in time.[9]

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse was free-to-play.[10][11]

  • These are stand-alone modes that will be open to everyone, not just backers.[10][11][12][13]

There is no P2W in Apocalypse or the MMORPG![11]

Pay to win

Ceneri della creazione will not be pay to win.[14][8][15]

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.[15]

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.[8]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.[14]Steven Sharif

Inventario slots, RNG loot boxes and XP potions are considered pay-to-win.[16][17][18]

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.[17]Steven Sharif

Q: Will there be RNG boxes?
A: I dislike RNG. Archeage made me loath rng monetization gimmicks.[18]Steven Sharif

Cosmetic store (micro transactions)

Ceneri della creazione cosmetic store.[21]

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.[8]Steven Sharif

The Negozio di cosmetici enables players to purchase Cosmetici for use in Ceneri della creazione.[22] The cosmetic store offers limited time, limited quantity items to help sustain game development.[23]

  • Equitable cosmetics, both from a quantity and quality standpoint, are achievable through in-game means.[23]
  • Nothing in the cosmetic store will be pay to win.[24]

Nothing in our shop will ever be pay to win as we believe this practice greatly hurts the MMORPG genre.[24]

  • Cash shop cosmetics will offer a diverse selection of unique looks.[25]

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.[23]Steven Sharif

  • All cosmetic store items will be non-tradeable.[26] There will be no gifting mechanism for cosmetic items.[27]

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.[27]Steven Sharif

Skins

Cinderhorn Steer pre-order pack cosmetic mount skin.[28]

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.[14]Steven Sharif

Pets, Monta, Costumes, Armatura, Buildings and Accessories sold in the cosmetic store are skins.[29]

The best skins will be in-game achievable (obviously “best” is subjective, so I’d say the most ornate and detailed/unique).[36]Steven Sharif

Box cost

There is no upfront box cost associated with Ceneri della creazione.[37]

Publishers

Intrepid Studios will self-publish Ceneri della creazione in the NA (North American), OCE (Oceanic) and SEA (Southeast Asia) regions.[38][39]

We have learned a lot from our partnership with MY.GAMES, and we wish our friends there all the best as we have mutually decided to part ways. Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce that Intrepid Studios will be opening European offices in Amsterdam to help support our publishing operations in the EU/CIS regions. We have recently posted open positions for our new EU offices, and look forward to hiring the best and brightest in true Intrepid fashion.[40]Steven Sharif

The Ceneri della creazione MMORPG will not be published on the Steam platform.[41]

My.games FAQ

Q: What does this mean for my Ashes of Creation account with MY.GAMES moving forward?
A: In the coming weeks, we will announce the migration steps for moving your account to Intrepid Studios, rest assured all purchases and achievements will remain with your account.[40]
Q: What happens to my purchases on my MY.GAMES account moving forward?
A: The purchases and achievements you have on your MY.GAMES account will be migrated to the Intrepid Studios account management system.[40]
Q: What happens if I already have both a MY.GAMES account and an Ashes of Creation account?
A: If you currently own both an Intrepid Account and MY.GAMES account that you intend to migrate, you will be able to submit a support ticket and we will help to consolidate your accounts into one, if you so desire.[40]
Q: If I was a MY.GAMES customer, how can I purchase the individual monthly cosmetics that were not available through their website?
A: If you owned a pre-order package during the time of a desired individual monthly cosmetic, you will be able to submit a ticket through our customer support system, where we will then verify your eligibility to purchase the cosmetics and help to facilitate that purchase.[40]
Q: What will I need to do to play on European or Russian servers in the future?
A: You will need to ensure your migration in the coming weeks, and use your Intrepid account to access the game.[40]
Q: What does this mean for your regional and language support moving forward?
A: Intrepid Studios will be working to ensure proper localization in our supported languages as we build out our publishing operations in the EU.[40]
Q: If I don't want to transfer or migrate my MY.GAMES account, can I get a refund?
A: Any players who previously purchased their pre-order through MY.GAMES can submit a support request through MY.GAMES for a full refund.[40]
Q: What happens to my personal information associated with my MY.GAMES account?
A: When you migrate your account to Intrepid Studios, you will also be migrating the personal information associated with your account. If you would like to request that MY.GAMES removes your personal information, please reach out to their support team directly here.[40]

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Early access

Ceneri della creazione early access packages:

Expansions

Le DLC expansions (releases dopo il lancio) sono pianificate su base trimestrale.[49]

Grazie alla struttura modulare di molti dei sistemi a cui stiamo lavorando, non risulta difficile implementare nuove cose... Pianifichiamo di avere un ciclo a base trimestrale e/o mensile per continuare a pubblicare nuovi contenuti.[52]Jeffrey Bard

Il ciclo trimestrale per i grandi contenuti è ottimo per noi ed in più, come hai detto, queste componenti modulari dei meccanismi nel gioco ci permettono di introdurre patch minori che possono essere viste in diretta nel mondo.[52]Steven Sharif

Non faremo tanti giri di parole sul futuro costo dei DLC. Visto il modello a sottoscrizione, questo fa parte dell'accordo tra noi come Studio e voi: Ci saranno aggiornamenti e capitoli regolarmente pianificati; e la vostra sottoscrizione è ciò che vi permette di accedere a quel contenuto.[53]Steven Sharif

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