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Next Live Stream + Q&A Submission - Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11AM PDT

Also, ICYMI, the VOD for this live stream is now available on our YouTube channel!

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Next Live Stream + Q&A Submission - Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11AM PDT

Hellooooo everybody! Thank you all again so much for stopping by to share your questions for our stream <3 though we may not have had a chance to get to everyone's question, hopefully I can help provide some answers below for where we may have covered your topic before:

@Magic Man - Looks like someone else got you an answer regarding narrative quests, including how different parts of the story will unlock based on where/when nodes rise and fall, as well as some of the cross-node quests we've shared before: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Narrative_quests

@gunmandude2 - That may be part of the powers that mayors and node governments wield, stay tuned as we share more details on that front: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Mayors#Leadership_powers

@nuro and @Heraklesn - You can see more on where we've discussed arenas and possible rewards tied to them here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Arenas

@raisler - All existing freehold/building skins (might just be an unintended difference in naming on that front) will be for particular types of building on your freehold, and we're currently working with the design team to get you more details on what each ones goes on: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Buildings#Freehold_buildings

@AntVictus and @Grunkk - Stay tuned as we may share more of that kind of lore in upcoming places like our Extra Life live stream!

@Shinaso - I'm not sure which test phase's NDA in particular you might be referring to here, but at the moment NDAs are still in place - likely this will depend on upcoming testing!

@Jaykcub and @Lore Dynamic - A lot of this is what your early testing will help us determine; you can check out more on our philosophy around balance being group-based here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Game_balance

@Sent - You can certainly PvP in town if you'd like to take that risk, but if you become corrupted the local guards may not like that ;)

@McShave , @Torr , and @vmangman - You're never truly "done" since nodes will continue to rise and fall with dynamic content both through player agency and random world events with success/failure conditions, so there's always something new to do at all levels!

@unknownwon - That balance between smaller guild/more skills and larger guild/fewer skills will be something we have you help us test moving forward to hone more specifically!

@Nagash , @ShadowVen , @Bonecurse , @GuruCthulu , @Altairis , @Nerror , @skearnz , @DoggyPoo , @Twoupy , @Tacualeon , @ArnasPanica , @kashikyori , and @Demidreamer - Stay tuned for more details on classes and their abilities/augments as we get closer to having you help us test them!

@Deehn - You can see more on where we've discussed our philosophy on quest givers and quest markers before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Quests#Quest_givers

@container - In terms of "shouldn't" expect, our recent Creative Director's Letter goes over what our definition of "alpha" is and how it relates to work that will still be in progress for polishing and bug fixing: https://ashesofcreation.com/news/2020-10-16-creative-directors-letter

@Bricktop - Guild wars will likely be within that primetime window based on victory/surrender conditions, but this will almost certainly be subject to further testing: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Guild_wars#Server_prime-time

@Xyls - PvP happens pretty much everywhere with few exceptions: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/PvP#Safe_zones ; that being said, guards will kill corrupted players on sight: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/NPC_guards

@BoncleEPC - Looks like some other folks got you answers regarding possibilities for level cap raises; that balance will be something you would help us test before new content drops!

@90Bubbel , @akabear , @Ocke , @Nixal , @Primordius , @Lotharious , @kthulu , @Enleiv , @Ravmar , @StickyRubb , @Skaring , @Half Tilt Gamer , @sherka , @Lobotomy , and @DougBug27 - Please keep your replies in the future to only one question as requested; the more direct/succinct it is, the more likely it is to be picked!

@Altec - Summoners' summons will be different based on class and augments: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Summoner#Skills.2Fabilities

@duhc and @Hurtmei - Summoners can summon up to 3 summons: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Summoner#Skills.2Fabilities

@Nicky - At the moment, the plan is for the predominant contributing race in a node to determine that overarching theme/style: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Architecture

@Deadly Dave , @eroenne , and @Varkun - Stay tuned for more details on the races you'll be able to play in the lead-up to upcoming testing!

@Nostra - Sounds like you have the latest update on that front from the wiki; definitely stay tuned for more details in class blogs and the like as we get closer to having you help us test them out!

@Cold 0ne FTB - You can see where we've discussed our philosophy around holidays before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Seasonal_events

@sergiotwo - The corruption system and its finer points will be something that we test heavily with you all to find the right balance of fun and fair, since you'll be able to PvP pretty much anywhere: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Corruption

@ChaosFactor - There might be some confusion here; since sieges don't use the flagging system, there won't necessarily be corrupted players which means there won't be gear dropping (maybe just raw materials if they were combatants).

@DocFrog - That's one of the major goals with the node system - the world constantly changing due to player agency and random world events allowing you to always have something new to explore!

@BeOwningU - That might be depend on the specific mount, as not all of them have combat abilities necessarily: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Mounts#Mounted_combat

@Ravudha - Your second point on new content with regular updates/expansions would help keep all of the artisan classes fresh (not just animal husbandry!)

@Damokles - Looks like someone else got you an answer; Tulnar are a combo of major and minor races that were left behind on Verra: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Tulnar

@Asura - Raids will have dynamic elements that change each time around, bringing that challenge into play: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Raids#Raid_strategies

@George Black - Mounts can be targeted separately and killed, then resurrected after a cooldown period: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Mounts#Mounted_combat

@rogonja - Looks like someone else already got you an answer regarding our current plans for AOE targeting caps!

@SoloveyFR and @Xenantaya - We'll be working on these with lots and lots of early testing with your help, hence the in-depth Alpha and Beta plans!

@Alyxavior - We're currently working with the design team to clarify the footprint of your freehold and how much room each type of building will take up!

@F4RCE , @Karpfador , @dfryz , @Garren , @Flenis2 , @RebelShade , @Tpwnz , @zigabra , @Leolouch Vi Britannia , @Payne , and @Nastyone - Stay tuned for more details on artisan classes as we get closer to having you help us test them out!

@ChaosDeda - You can see more on where we've discussed our philosophy on how important your gear will be to your overall power here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Gear

@bludborn - We're currently working to revamp our Content Creator program in the lead-up to Alpha One, so stay tuned as we announce when applications open back up for that with all the details!

@Rheaper - You can see where we've discussed what would be visible on your character page here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Mobile/web_interface#Character_page

@Uajery73 - I'd say it's pretty likely there will be other ways for you to get other similar cool cats and kitties in-game - it was just that one particular unique kitten/puppy pet they voted on that only Kickstarters will receive!

@BobzUrUncle - You can see more on where we've discussed possibilities for island nodes before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Coastal_nodes

@Quin - You can fight whatever you'd like that you come across (as there will be a variety of levels of mobs in each node based on development), to varying degrees of success certainly ;)

@Dante Machiavelli - You can see where we've talked a bit about animated emotes before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Social_animations

@Kneczhevo - We plan to give you lots of options to customize your UI, both for coloration and other purposes: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/User_interface

@Ruby - So far we've discussed Tulnar having dials to adjust reptilian, mammalian, humanoid, and other attributes - it might be possible that avian would fall under that "other" category, so stay tuned for more character creator details: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Tulnar

@sunfrog - Looks like someone else already got you an answer on this front; the latest Steven quote that folks like to share is "when it's ready" ;)

@Shoelid - You can see where we've discussed leaderboards and achievements before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Leader_boards

@Aiet - There will be many ways you can come across lore in-game, some of which we've discussed before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Lore

@Darkfuria - It would be totally up to that person and what they enjoy participating in; there will be some safe zones in place and they can also enlist help from others to "protect" them if they'd like!

@Set Chubulas and @xaipha - We haven't announced anything along those lines that would be additionally unlockable!

@Feelix - Looks like someone else already got you a helpful answer on the corruption front: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Corruption

@disobedient - Looks like someone else already shared some more helpful details on our plans for combat logs: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Combat#Combat_logs

@Altodor - Stay tuned for more details on naval content specifics as we get closer to having you help us test those systems!

@Urgrosh - We are doing wonderfully and are so excited to have you all join us for upcoming testing, thank you for asking! <3

@Eypo - If you're referring to siege mode as part of Apocalypse, we haven't announced any upcoming plans for that at the moment!

@ItsFayne - We'll be sharing more details on the specifics of the name reservation process and what to expect as we get closer to that point!

@Exiled Byrd - Part of that balance will likely also come from racial augments available, as well as whatever architecture style folks like best and would like to see in their local nodes!

@Luminous - I think there's certainly room for more contests along those lines in the future!

@Samzi - You can check out where we've discussed different possibilities for parlor games before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Parlor_games

@Szolo - Looks like someone else already got you a helpful answer on when Nodes Part 3 may drop based on a recent interview!

@Doodlz , @Hjerim , @Jahlon , @neeko2lo , @Catspurr , @Emberstone , @Sockski , @Warbringer , @Threather , @zestro , @Hakaiju , @tobi1577 , @mytherios , @Dreoh , @HowlingWolf80 , @Tyranthraxus , @Schlol , @Shaze , and @Apok - Since I don't believe we've answered your question quite specifically before and we didn't get to it this round, please feel free to share it in an upcoming Q&A session!

@Armando - You can read more about where we've discussed transmogs here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Transmog

@SteamEgg - You can see what our current plans for raid boss numbers are here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Raids#Bosses ; their availability would be based on node development as you mention.

@Arthin - Many things you've seen in pre-Alpha footage are placeholder/WIP, and will continue to be refined with your feedback during testing!

@Blip - We'll be refining those core systems such as caravans during testing with your help to get the right balance of fair and fun, and will share our community standards as well to help better define what constitutes as "griefing".

@StealthReborn - You can see where we've covered the possibility of a collector's edition before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Ashes_of_Creation#Collector.27s_edition

@Bardtic - I'm not sure if we've specifically covered "endlessly", but raids will adapt based on your performance against previous bosses in the encounter, meaning as you get better you'll see tougher challenges: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/PvE#PvE_difficulty

@trajdl - We'll be sharing more details on what folks will be seeing and testing during the Alpha One phase to help set those expectations; here's what we've shared previously: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Alpha-1

@loghan - Looks like someone else already got you a helpful answer on who gets to participate in node sieges: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Node_sieges#Declaring_a_node_siege

@obblaze - We've been sharing development updates, previews, and videos during our live streams each month, and will be sharing even more details on classes and what you'll be testing in the lead-up to Alpha One!

@YouYourself - Please be a bit more specific on what you mean by "guild buffs" next time - were you by chance referring to the passives you may get through guild progression?

@Sangreal676 - Corrupted players can drop carried and equipped items: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Player_flagging#Player_death

@daveywavey - We definitely want to travel and visit more conventions once COVID stuff clears up! <3

@Dolyem - Open world PvP is certainly not condemned; the corruption system is in place to allow for those smaller conflicts to play out while helping minimize griefing.

@MightyOak - You can read more on what we've discussed regarding naval content here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Naval

@chaoticwaffles - Cosmetic costumes are one piece, but you can see more on our transmog system here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Gear_appearance

@Chezshire - We've mentioned before that arena-style combat is instanced, but spectators may be possible through an interface: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Arenas

@Synkil - You can see more on where we've discussed naval combat before here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Naval_combat

@Charles - You can read more about our plans for player stalls and shops here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Player_stalls

@DaddySteve - You can learn more about where we've discussed mailing items here: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/Economy#Mailing_items

Phew - hopefully I was able to get to everyone this time, and we can't wait to see you all for our next Q&A thread! Thank you all again for tuning in today and joining us! <3
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Woe Within the Woodlands

jesmo wrote: ยป
Is this set only part of the pre order packages or can one get this separately?

Exclusive to this pack for this set of time.
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Extra Life 2020

Zenmara wrote: ยป
Thank you so much for the info!

You're very welcome!
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