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Creative Director Steven Sharif, who works on the online role-playing game Ashes of Creation, announces the postponed Alpha One launch; the big test without a nondisclosure agreement will only take place in July 2021, and not in June. Why? Because TESO Blackwood and WoW Burning Crusade Classic are already messing around.

Once again, the start of the big alpha test of the MMO Ashes of Creation will be postponed by the developers of Intrepid, as announced by Creative Director Steven Sharif on the official website. The schedule has changed and we will briefly tell you what it looks like now:

  • From May 14th, 2021 to July 9th, 2021 there is the “Alpha One Preview Spot Testing” phase, after which there is a complete wipe of the server and which is subject to a declaration of confidentiality (NDA).
  • From July 9th, 2021 to July 11th, 2021 there’s the Alpha One Preview Weekend including full server wipe, but without a confidentiality agreement.
  • From July 14th, 2021 to August 13th, 2021 there’s the Alpha One (finally) including full server wipe, but also without NDA.

Any why is this the case?

The release of the “others”

Ashes of Creation’s Alpha One is about server stability and performance, but also about the player character system in its details. So a fairly extensive test is planned, and in order for Ashes of Creation to appear in the best possible condition at some point, the game systems must be thoroughly tested.

Problem only if Steven Sharif’s sea, about 25 percent of gamers interested in Ashes of Creation are likely to play one of these MMOs: The Elder Scrolls Online or World of Warcraft. Or both. Sharif cites this as one of the reasons for the Alpha One shift.

Because on June 1, 2021, The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood will be released. And on June 2, 2021, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will be released. Oops. Any developer in their right mind understands that these two releases are mutually exclusive; TESO and WoW are in constant competition with each other anyway. Then why should the people at Intrepid interfere with Ashes of Creation …

The developers at AoC now have a little more time for this! Yay!

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