- The monthly subscription fee is USD $14.99.
- Lifetime subscriptions were granted to crowdfunding backers at the Braver of worlds level or higher.
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. – 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.
There is no P2W in Apocalypse or the MMORPG!
- In-game currency will not be able to be used to purchase subscription time. This may change in the future.
We want to make sure that there's no "interactability" between any type of pay-to-win scenario where our players can exchange those in-game types of currencies to pay for subscriptions. – Steven Sharif
- This only applies to purchases made with an applicable payment method. Purchases redeemed using Intrepid Bucks are not eligible.
- Purchase Embers.
- Reduce subscription costs (to zero).
- Obtain cash rewards on a quarterly basis after Ceneri della creazione has launched.
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. – 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. – 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. – Steven Sharif
Pay to win
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.
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. – 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. – Steven Sharif
- Multiple accounts and multi-boxing on separate computers is not currently considered pay-to-win.
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. – Steven Sharif
- Q: Will there be RNG boxes?
- A: I dislike RNG. Archeage made me loath rng monetization gimmicks. – Steven Sharif
Player housing grace period
- Pre-order packs
- Livestream, 2018-05-04 (53:34).
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- Livestream, 2020-07-25 (1:53:46).
- Livestream, 2021-02-26 (1:08:47).
- Livestream, 2018-10-31 (38:47).
- Blog: Steam Announce And Play Test FAQ For Ashes of Creation Apocalypse
- Livestream, 2018-09-01 (1:05:10).
- Ashes of Creation referral program.
- Livestream, 2017-06-01 (20:47).
- Livestream, 2017-05-08 (11:14).
- Livestream, 2018-08-17 (9:33).
- Livestream, 2017-06-01 (19:12).
- Livestream, 2018-08-17 (32:31).
- Livestream, 2020-11-30 (56:02).
- Livestream, 2020-07-25 (48:28).
- Podcast, 2018-08-04 (1:57:56).
- Livestream, 2017-05-24 (42:22).