Ashes of Creation Livestream 2017-06-30

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  1. Introduced Mr. Hooper. 16 years experience game dev. Mostly with Sony/SOE
  2. Summer store open until July 21st
    1. Can expect codes over the weekend , Mon or Tues at latest
  3. [6:25]Pax coming up in 2 months
    1. In Seattle, Pax Prime, large set up on main floor.
    2. 2 experiences for players
      1. PVE Experience
        1. Town, Caravan, Dungeon
        2. 4 classes playable
          1. Tank
          2. Ranger
          3. Mage
          4. cleric
      2. PVP Experience
        1. Team vs Team battle in arena
      3. Merchandise available specific to PAX
    3. No Talent Trees, characters are pre-built “kits”


  1. [9:25]Character Customization w/ artist Mark Bloom
    1. Just talking around a table.
    2. Start with a “Fight Club” base character
    3. Customize the body toward stealthy or tanky look
    4. Showing a base character on screen
    5. Different Facial features
      1. Scars
      2. Different color eyes (e.g. red on one, blue on the other)
      3. Different nose types
    6. Showing how the base model becomes one with armor and race.
    7. Ability to give armor battle wear or pristine as well.
    8. How the slider will work with Tulnar
    9. Giving the options to the designers to make fullfill their role.
    10. Talking about opening up their Character Creation to the public earlier
      1. Possibly with a contest
      2. Build Anticipation


  1. [21:45]Tank
    1. Abilities
      1. Taunt
        1. Ability for tank to draw aggro from target.
          1. Single
          2. Cone AOE
        2. Control the battlefield
      2. [23:30]Cover ability / Wall
        1. Force enemies to engage him.
        2. Slam a foot and construct a wall behind or beside him that will put a condition modifier on enemies that come in contact.
      3. Pull skill / Lasso
        1. Pull the target to you.
      4. [25:30]Shield Bash
        1. Damage dealing and Condition stun effect
        2. Can offer aide, puts the shield to sky , party damage goes to him.
    2. [26:50]Keystroke time frame.
      1. Weapon use ability
      2. Sword and Board, initiate attack with weapon, will have the opportunity to do a keystroke within the right window of time that will let him use his shield, and another keystroke to smash again which will be an ultimate effect
      3. Superhero jump (better name later)
      4. Jump and Lasso of multiple targets
    3. Utility Skill
      1. Lets you contribute in a way that isn’t necessarily damage.
      2. Tanks is a perception check.
        1. Determine in an area
          1. What will aggro
          2. An ambush
      3. Strategic with placement due to cooldown times
  2. [32:50]Cleric
    1. Don’t want them to be 1 dimensional healers where they sit in the back and tap heals.
    2. Master of Life - Staff wielding upfront and personal
    3. Abilities
      1. Targeted spot heal. Along with a heal over time with also a proximity damage over time to nearby enemies
      2. Life balance AOE as a template
        1. Enemies will have life removed
        2. Allies will have life restore based on life removed.
      3. [35:30]Group balanced life affect
        1. Averaging out hitpoints
        2. Bring everyone to an equal health
      4. Chain heal effect
        1. Target a member and launch a line of heals towards them can jump from allied members will deal burst damage to enemy in proximity to the target.
        2. Increases potency based on how many allies it affects.
      5. Endow life
        1. Resurrection skill
        2. Short duration buff that will resurrect them upon death.
        3. If player is dead, regular long cast rez without buff.
    4. [38:00]Ultimate Skill
      1. Divine form
        1. Grants party member within proximity a Heal over time and increases heals and damage over time
        2. Cleric will rise off their feet
        3. Last about 5 seconds
    5. Utility
      1. Purge - Cleansing
      2. Clears out a curse from a building.
  3. [40:40]Mage - Spellbook Ranged DPS weapon
    1. Abilities
      1. Fireball Fastcast targeted spell that does damage with the potential to light targets on fire.
      2. Longer casting Root Ice prison. Laydown shards of ice to trap. Doesn’t damage
      3. Lightning bolt, Straight line attack
      4. Self Teleport can blink through a wall. Direction of mage and where they are facing
      5. Buff ability Mirror Image classic DnD skill Increased evasion
    2. [44:40]Ultimate Skill
      1. Earth eruption effect
        1. Line template casting forward , to trip and damage
    3. Utility
      1. Detect Magic See magically hidden Points of interest Hidden paths behind fake walls
  4. [46:25]Ranger
    1. Bow minimum distance attack
    2. Abilities
      1. Powershot Bow attack with larger cast time (charge up)
        1. may or may not penetrate still deciding on that
      2. Snare target , Fire a foot pin or hamstring
      3. [49:00]Mark a target. That will debuff enemy to take additional damage from any source.
      4. Dash ability that will pull a ranger, after the dash will use a shot.
      5. Prepare shots, to drop arrows / quiver as long as they maintain proximity to arrows they lay down will have more damage.
    3. [50:45]Ultimate ability
      1. Rain of Arrows. Lay down AOE template for rain of arrows
    4. Utility
      1. Track, See’s hidden physical things ,
        1. Footprints for unique animals
        2. Can see footprints going through a wall,
  5. [52:25] PAX Prime
    1. In Seattle, 1st Week of September.
    2. Livestreams from PAX
    3. Stage Q&A
    4. May be releasing some packages to go to PAX


[54:00] How will players run in caravans know what nodes will need for supplies ?

  1. Will be able to determine what resources are in the node
  2. Mayor will know what the node needs for construction
  3. Will be able to say the recipient is temple

[55:28] Will I be able to heal without leeching experience?

  1. Yes , Drive by heals

[55:56] Will every class be viable in multiple roles or will they only have one that they will excel at?

  1. If you double down, that is your role
  2. If you are hybrid, gear and skills will need to support that.
  3. It will take effort but is possible.


  1. Will be back in 2 weeks
  2. Excited for PAX , tune in for streams
  3. Thanks