Economic nodes

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Economic nodes are focused on trade and merchants.[2]

If playing the game of supply and demand is something you enjoy, the Economic Node Type is one you’ll want to find citizenship in. Whether it’s trading goods across land and sea, hoarding the income you make, or purchasing whatever you fancy, Economic Nodes provide a plethora of ways for players in Ashes of Creation to grow their fortune, build their reputation, and attain rare goods or fame. During the Expedition stage of this Node, players will encounter merchants looking for the help of brave adventurers and curious artisans. If you choose to aid them, the once-small Expedition could grow into a sprawling Metropolis with rare items from lands afar![1]

Economic node superpower

Economic nodes that have reached the metropolis stage unlock the linked economy superpower. Economic nodes with this superpower share their Auction house listings with all others.[1]

Economic Nodes that have reached the Metropolis Stage unlock the Superpower “Linked Economy”. Any Economic Node with this Superpower unlocked shares Auction House listings with all the others, meaning that the items listed in one Linked Economy Node can be bid on from any other Linked Economy Node. Linked Economies also connect a Metropolis and any Vassal Economic Nodes belonging to that Metropolis.[1]

The Linked Economy Superpower has the potential to create a massive market that spans the world. This will allow players to attain and sell goods with ease, providing those who have access to these Economic Nodes a faster path to fortune in the lands of Ashes of Creation.[1]


Economic node mayors are elected via a blind-bid auction where the citizen bidding the most money wins.[4][5][6][7]

  • The developers are in favor of a public accounting of campaign funds and contributions for mayoral candidates.[8]

Unique node buildings

Each node type has a unique service building associated with it that can be activated at the Village stage of node advancement.[10] The unique building plays a central role in the progress of civilization for a server.[1]

Auction house

Alpha-1 Auctioneer NPC.[11]

If a Node is the Vassal Node of an Economic Node, an Auctioneer NPC appears in that Vassal Node. The Auctioneer allows players to list non-resource/processed materials in the Parent Node’s Auction House, but players cannot bid on items from this Auctioneer. These resources and processed materials must be stored within an Economic Node in order to be listed in that Node’s Auction House. In order to bid, they must still travel to the Auction House in the Parent Node.[1]

Auction houses enable players to list items at specific node locations.[12]

  • Previously this was stated to be at the economic node in which the auction house is located. The new quote may not necessarily contradict this statement.[13]
Auction houses allow items and resources to be listed for sale at a specific node location.[12]Steven Sharif
  • A listing fee will be charged to list items in the auction house.[13]
  • Vassal nodes of the auction house node will be able to view items that are listed on that auction house, regardless of node type of the vassal node.[13]
    • This will be possible through an auctioneer emissary NPC in that node.[13]
    • Items cannot be listed in non-economic vassal nodes.[13]
  • Items listed are also visible in community boards (bulletin boards).[14]
That's probably how it's going to be surfaced... Your your mayor is going to have to build it for you.[17]Jeffrey Bard

Auction house locations

Auction houses accompany unique node buildings in Economic nodes.[1]


See also