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Alpha One Playtest Schedule Released

In a creative directors letter released on Friday, October 16, 2020 Intrepid Studios creative director Steven Sharif announced the Alpha One playtest schedule for Ashes of Creation.



The first iteration of the playtest schedule will be in two different 4 day iterations from December 18th to December 21st, and then on February 19th to February 22nd. These testing windows will be under NDA and will be available to all Bravers and Intrepid pack holders. These 4 day tests will be used to identify bugs and correct them prior to the week long Alpha test starting on March 19th and lasting through March 26th. This week long test of Ashes of Creation will not be under NDA, and will open up further to all Alpha One Testers and Official Content Creators.

These 3 tests will lead up to the month long Alpha One test beginning on April 6, 2021 and lasting until May 6, 2021. Once these tests are complete we'll know further information regarding upcoming Alpha 2 testing, as well as beta tests.

We also discuss all of this information and more in Episode 10 of Ashes to Go, our Ashes of Creation Podcast

Intrepid End Partnership with My.Games, Self-Publish Ashes of Creation in Europe

Intrepid have ended their partnership with MY.GAMES, who where previously responsible for publishing Ashes of Creation in Europe, as well as customer and operational support.

Instead Intrepid is self-publishing Ashes of Creation in all regions and expanding with a new office in Amsterdam, where EU operations for the game will be handled. As part of this expansion, Intrepid is hiring several community management positions.

When we first launched our partnership with MY.GAMES (previously My.Com and Mail.Ru) in 2018, our aim was to provide the best customer and operational support for our European and Russian players. The logistics and operational components surrounding EU/CIS publishing is complex and a significant responsibility. At the time, it made the most sense to partner with an established publisher for these regions. As we have grown as a company and have expanded our capabilities it made sense to reevaluate our strategies and ultimately expand the responsibilities of Intrepid Studios to become a global publisher, leading that initiative with bringing excellent service for our playerbase and community management that focuses on respecting our fans.

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.

We know many MY.GAMES players will have questions regarding the future of their Ashes of Creation accounts, and we have answered these below in our FAQ. If you have any further questions, please feel free to message our Support team, and they will get back to you in a timely manner. The planned transition process is already underway, and both MY.GAMES and Intrepid Studios are committed to ensuring the process is as seamless as possible. More information will be provided in the coming weeks on the migration process.

Thank you so much for your continued support. Our success is owed in no small part to the glorious community of players who have shared their love for Ashes. We know new adventures await us, and we hope you’ll continue to lend your voice in helping us create Ashes of Creation.

Sincerely,

Steven Sharif

Founder/Creative Director

Intrepid Studios, Inc.

If you already had an account with MY.GAMES, make sure to check out the FAQ for details about migrating to an Intrepid account.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Ashes of Creation Dev Tracker is Now Available for Discord



The Ashes of Creations Discord Bot posts developer announcements and replies from the forums, Reddit or Twitter directly to your Discord server, and can be used to quickly search through all previous developer posts on the dev tracker - with more commands coming in the future.

For instructions on how to invite the bot and set it up on your Discord server, see the Discord page.

The Ashes of Creation Dev Tracker is Now Live

The Ashes of Creation Dev Tracker is now live and supports the official website, forum, Twitter and Reddit.

All results are searchable and you can filter by source or hide replies. Please let us know if we're missing any posts and we'll get the source added as soon as possible.

In the very near future we'll also publish a bot that can post these updates to your Discord server or Twitch channel. Details on those bots will be announced soon.