Obtaining cosmetics

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Some cosmetics can be obtained in-game:[1]

Achievements may unlock some cosmetics.[1]

Not all cosmetics are obtainable through in-game means. These will be purchasable through the cosmetic store.[1]

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.[2]Steven Sharif

Cosmetic store

Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.[3]

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.[4]Steven Sharif

The Cosmetic store enables players to purchase Cosmetics for use in Ashes of Creation.[1] The cosmetic store offers limited time, limited quantity items to help sustain game development.[5]

  • Equitable cosmetics, both from a quantity and quality standpoint, are achievable through in-game means.[5]
  • Nothing in the cosmetic store will be pay to win.[6]

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.[5]Steven Sharif

Pets, Mounts, Costumes, Armor, Buildings and Accessories sold in the cosmetic store are skins.[7]

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.[6]

All cosmetic store items will be non-tradeable.[14] There will be no gifting mechanism for cosmetic items.[15]

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.[15]Steven Sharif

Pre-order packs

Woe Within the Woodlands pre-order packs.[16]

The sun greets the land once more, and with it dawns the promise of survival against the coming cold. Hills and valleys are swathed in white, with trees left bearing no shade. Now is a period of cooperation and generosity, for the frost will indiscriminately take any in its path, swallowing the unprepared. Indeed, hope blooms now in the face of uncertainty. Together, hearth and home will see us through.[16]

Pre-order packs are available from the Cosmetic store.[3]

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.[17]Steven Sharif

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