Release Phases

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Friends & Family Alpha (Oct/Nov 2017[1][2])

  • Friends and Family Invites

Alpha 0 (Dec 15, 2017[3])

  • Alpha 0 Experience [4]
    • Zone size will be similar to PAX with more unlocked.
    • There will be three Node areas.
    • Only one Node will be able to reach village stage.
    • Different bosses and story lines will be experienced depending on which node is developed.
    • Alpha 0 will test Tech, Tech Supports, and Systems.
    • Alpha 0 will take place in the Empyrean starter area, while PAX took place in the Kaelar area.
    • The areas will continue to be expanded in the future.
    • This will showcase the second divine gateway.
  • Community invites rewarded via (These keys do not apply towards later Alphas [1])
    • Weekly random drawings of registered users[5]
    • Twitch Stream !raffle
    • Randomly on Discord
    • Other Community Members Contributing to AoC's Success
  • NDA (non-disclosure agreement) [6]
  • Sneak Peek of Launcher?

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Alpha 1 (2018 [2][7] [8])

  • Part of Kickstarter Packages "Braver of Worlds" and higher
  • No NDA [9]
  • Expected Early Q4 2018
  • Divided into Part 1 and Part 2 - This is a content divide not a tester divide
  • There will be a test period before Alpha One for A1 [10]
  • Will include the kickstarter backers at the Braver of Worlds Tier and higher.
  • Intrepid does internal testing and QA testing. Eventually, Intrepid does a soft roll out. That's the alpha of A1.

Alpha 1 Part 1 Will Test [11]

  • Arena modes
  • Castle sieges
  • City sieges
  • Large player battles
  • Raid vs. Raid
  • Guild vs Guild

Alpha 1 Part 2

  • Tests crafting and gathering [12]
  • Early iteration of Summoner/Rogue/Fighter/Bard [13]

Alpha 2 (2018/2019) [14]

  • Persistant Alpha: This means that Intrepid is going to keep the A2 servers up all day and night until launch, not that there will be no character wipes.[15][16]
  • Part of Kickstarter Packages "Founder" and higher
  • Become the Play Test Server[15]

Raffle Beta (2018/2019?[17])

  • Weekly random drawings of registered users[18]
  • Twitch Stream !raffle
  • Randomly on Discord
  • Other Community Members Contributing to AoC's Success

Closed Beta Phase 1 (Late 2018/ Early 2019)[14]

  • Part of Kickstarter Packages "Pioneer" and higher
  • May be purchasable after KS [19]
  • Probably not persistent. Beta will have periods of access points and then that period will close. [16]

Closed Beta Phase 2 (2019) [14]

  • Part of Kickstarter Packages "Settler" and higher
  • May be purchasable after KS [19]
  • Probably not persistent. Beta will have periods of access points and then that period will close. [16]

Other Betas(2018/2019?)

  • No known information has been released about any additional open/closed betas.

Headstart (2019)

  • Separate "Headstart" Servers [20]
  • Useful for Final Testing before Launch
  • Disabled Nodes
  • Players Can:
    • Explore the World
    • PvP

Launch (2019)

  • Non-headstart Servers [20]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1
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  2. 2.0 2.1
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  3. Ashes_of_Creation_-_Pax_West_Pre-Alpha_Tutorial
  4. http://www.aocwiki.net/Ashes_of_Creation_Livestream_2017-09-15
  5. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1791529601/ashes-of-creation-new-mmorpg-by-intrepid-studios/faqs | Image
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  7. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1791529601/ashes-of-creation-new-mmorpg-by-intrepid-studios/faqs | Image
  8. http://www.aocwiki.net/MMORPG_Podcast_2017-05-13
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  10. http://www.aocwiki.net/From_The_Ashes_Ep_42_Steven_Interview_4/22/2018#Alpha_Soul:_What_role_do_the_three_houses.2C_like_the_Thieves_Guild.2C_the_Craftsman_Union.2C_what_role_do_they_have_aside_from_augments.3F
  11. http://www.aocwiki.net/PAX_EAST_2018_-_Ashes_of_Creation_-_Making_of_The_Most_Anticipated_MMORPG#Closing
  12. http://www.aocwiki.net/Ashes_of_Creation_Community_Podcast_024_steven_interview#Greypelt:_Will_gatherables_have_uses_for_crafting_in_high_level_items_if_they_are_low_level.3F
  13. http://www.aocwiki.net/Ashes_of_Creation_Livestream_2018-5-4#When_will_we_see_the_other_4_archetypes.3F
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2
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    http://www.mmogames.com/gamearticles/ashes-creation-interview-creative-director-steven-sharif/
  15. 15.0 15.1 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1791529601/ashes-of-creation-new-mmorpg-by-intrepid-studios/faqs | Image
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 http://www.aocwiki.net/Ashes_of_Creation_Livestream_2018-1-18
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  18. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1791529601/ashes-of-creation-new-mmorpg-by-intrepid-studios/faqs | Image
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