Creative Director Letter Review – 14 April 2021

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There were a ton of great things in this letter, but the most important one is no doubt the fact they are reopening Alpha 1 sales. Intrepid Studios closed Alpha 1 sales in 2018 and people have been waiting for over 2 years to be able to buy and upgrade into Alpha 1 testing. Be on the look-out for that in May. Also, I think the fact Steven said in his letter this is testing, not playing, an Alpha and there would be expectations for the testers is great. Tons of people are going to be disappointed by their expectations of what Alpha 1 is. Note, the key there I said by their expectations

The Creative Director Letter is available here:

The October Interview when we heard about Castle Sieges in Alpha 1:

The April 2019 Interview where Steven talked Staff Size Goal:

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00:00 – Video Start
00:10 – Talking Intro
00:58 – Goal of the Creative Director Letter
01:54 – Alpha 1 Pushed Back
03:02 – Commitment to Transparency
04:08 – Alpha 1 is not a finished product
05:06 – Studio Update
05:57 – Staff Size Increasing by 50%
07:20 – Development Update
07:54 – Unreal Engine 4.25 to 4.26 Update
08:35 – Testing Success
09:17 – Castle Sieges in Alpha 1
09:58 – Best writing Steven has ever done
10:43 – Alpha 1 sales reopening


3 thoughts on “Creative Director Letter Review – 14 April 2021”

  1. I'm so glad he made a point to say that Alpha One testers will be TESTING the work in progress and be EXPECTED to give feedback. Very important that people know that it is not an early play period.

  2. I'm looking forward to it. I know all games have problems addressing and fixing within a timely matter is what I want to hear and see not saying where going to be fixing it over the next couple of years like some other gaming companies I hope we all know what I'm talking about. I also hope we see the skins for mounts, armors, and houses soon not to mention a new map of Verra.

  3. Now imagine waiting for AoC without any info or updates every 6-12 months. That would be a torture. I'm glad they opted for such open development, whether it's good news or bad I like to be informed.


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