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Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.[1]

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.[2]Steven Sharif

The Cosmetic store enables players to purchase Cosmetics for use in Ashes of Creation.[3] The cosmetic store offers limited time, limited quantity items to help sustain game development.[4]

  • Equitable cosmetics, both from a quantity and quality standpoint, are achievable through in-game means.[4]
  • Nothing in the cosmetic store will be pay to win.[5]

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.[4]Steven Sharif

Pets, Mounts, Costumes, Armor, Buildings and Accessories sold in the cosmetic store are skins.[6]

We plan to include a shop for micro transactions. The shop will only include cosmetic items. Nothing in our shop will ever be pay to win as we believe this practice greatly hurts the MMORPG genre.[5]

All cosmetic store items will be non-tradeable.[11] There will be no gifting mechanism for cosmetic items.[12]

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.[12]Steven Sharif

Obtaining cosmetics

Some cosmetics can be obtained in-game:[3]

Achievements may unlock some cosmetics.[3]

Not all cosmetics are obtainable through in-game means. These will be purchasable through the cosmetic store.[3]

Cash shop cosmetics will be limited in quantity, limited in time for purchase. They will be unique, but you will also have extremely difficult to gain cosmetics in game as well as unique cosmetics that look great and better... There will be a lot of cosmetics that are achievable in the game because that is a very fun aspect of MMO play.[13]Steven Sharif

Cosmetic binding

All cosmetic store items will be non-tradeable.[11]

Pre-order packs

Boons of the Waveborn pre-order packs.[14]

A world's worth of wealth and mystery lies beneath azure waves, preserved in glittering depths, awaiting those who know where to look. With hook, net, and determination, the Niküa mark their place, eager to advance their traditions for the betterment of future generations. Most of all, the sea is a teacher, one which will accompany the Niküa forevermore.[14]

Pre-order packs are available from the Cosmetic store.[1]

We offer cosmetics for players who wish to support the project early. The exclusive nature of the limited availability is something I think collectors value. If you buy cosmetics as an MMO player, I know I enjoyed if the cosmetic is rare and not every girl at the party is wearing the same dress. In addition, these cosmetics are used to populate the world through NPC variants and color/texture changes so their offering aligns with our production schedule. The good thing about these packs is they contain no P2W advantages and there is no box cost, so from a mechanics standpoint you do not need to buy them to excel in the game on launch. And also, there are comparable and subjectively more grand cosmetics achievable in game as well.[15]Steven Sharif

Cosmetic items

Cosmetic items allow players to customize their character in-game.[16]

  • Eye color.
  • Skin color.
  • Hair color.
  • Hairstyles.
  • Tattoos.
  • Scars.

Cosmetic items that produce in-game cosmetic effects will also be available.[17]

Dyes

Modular Cleric armor concept by Jeff Delierre and Keith Kovach.[18]

Dyes are a cosmetic item in Ashes of Creation.[3]

Dye usage

Dyes are normally one time use items that apply a cosmetic color change on certain items/gear.[20]

The Kickstarter and Summer crowdfunding dyes are sets of unique colors that are not obtainable by players who did not participate in Crowdfunding. These dyes are not usable as normal dyes are. Instead they are used to override the color of another dye obtained in game.[21]

  • They are assigned to a character from a user's account management page.
  • They do not expire, so they may be used to continually override dye colors.
  • Once a dye has been overridden it becomes a bound dye to that character, so the colors cannot be sold for in-game benefit.
  • When an item is sold or transferred, color changes are reverted.

Armor appearance

Gear will have appearance slots (Transmutation/Transmog/cosmetic slots) that are used to copy the appearance of an item (in some cases).[22][23]

  • Cosmetic slots can be toggled on or off by the player.[25]
    • A "default player appearance" may be automatically applied during sieges or other large scale battles to improve client-side performance.[26][27]

I'm more of the mind that it wouldn't really serve a purpose to have bikini plate armor, just in like reality, if you're going to have armor, it should be protective. I think from a fashion statement is enjoyable for some people, but it's a kind of an immersive issue.[28]Steven Sharif

We're going for kind of a more realistic look; not necessarily realistic setting, but we want our characters to have weight and kind of feel like they're there.[28]Jeffrey Bard

Attachments

Attachments are able to be unlocked as flair pieces to armor to create a customizable look.[35]

  • There will be hundreds of attachments available ranging from a small clasp to the front plate of a breast plate.[35]

Caravan cosmetics

Caravan skins ("Pimp my caravan") are available in the cash shop (cosmetic store).[36]

List of cosmetics

External links

See also

References