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A town is the fourth stage of node advancement.[3]

When a Village becomes a Town, there are even more permanent structures, and a continued established local government. The development area feels well lived-in and developed at this point. Societies and Organizations begin to patronize the Town with ranking structures for players to participate in.[4]Margaret Krohn

Entwicklung der Node

Die Staatsbürgerschaft sowie Aktivitäten von Nicht-Staatsangehörigen Spielern (Aufträge, Sammeln, Raiding, etc.) innerhalb der Einflusszone eines Knotenpunkts zählt zu dieser speziellen Weiterentwicklung des Knotenpunkts (Fortschritt).[5] Es gibt sechs Stufen der Weiterentwicklung des Knotenpunkts.

  1. Expedition (Wenige Stunden)
  2. Lager (Viele Stunden)
  3. Dorf (Ein paar Tage)
  4. Stadt (Viele Tage)
  5. Großstadt (Wenige Wochen)
  6. Metropole (Viele Wochen)
Konzeptionelle Illustration. Ein Knotenpunkt der sich im Einflussbereich eines fortgeschritteneren Knotenpunkts befinden, wird durch den fortgeschritteneren Knotenpunkt in seiner Entwicklung begrenzt.[6]

Die Weiterentwicklung eines Knotenpunkts gibt seinen einzigartigen Inhalt frei, was einen wachsenden Ring an benachbarten Knotenpunkten vom Fortschritt auf die nächste Stufe ausschließt.[7]

  • Die Knotenpunkte gelangen schnell auf die erste Stufe. Dies ermöglicht Dienstleistungen von NSCs wie Verkauf oder Banknutzung zum Lagern von Gegenständen.[8]
  • Je weiter der Knotenpunkt fortgeschritten ist, desto größer wird seine Einflusszone.[3]
  • Weniger fortgeschrittene Knotenpunkte (genannt Vassalen Knotenpunkt), die in den Einflussbereich eines fortgeschritteneren Knotenpunkts fallen, können immer noch XP gewinnen, müssen aber in einem niedrigeren Fortschrittsstadium bleiben als das des dominanten Knotenpunkts.[6]
  • Ein Knotenpunkt erhält XP von den Knotenpunkten innerhalb seines Einflussbereichs erst, wenn diese Knotenpunkte ihre Obergrenze erreicht haben.[6]
  • Spieler werden in Sicherheit gebracht, wenn sie sich während des Ausbaus der Knotenpunkte mit neu angelegten Objekten überschneiden.[9]
  • Bürger eines Knotenpunkts können zur Weiterentwicklung anderer Knotenpunkte beitragen.[10]
  • Der genaue Prozentsatz des Fortschritts durch den Erhalt von Gegenständen oder das Töten von Monstern wird nicht explizit bekannt sein, um ein "Ausspielen" des Systems zu vermeiden.[11]

Different people have different resources invested in nodes progressing and it would be a little "gamey" if you could know exactly what was necessary at that point because that would disincentivize people from participating.[11]Steven Sharif

Vasallen-Nodes

Vassal node structure.[12]

This vassal mode structure tells you what it looks like for a sovereign at a level six metropolis stage; and what it can control at a maximum vassal network is two level five nodes, of which a level five node can control one level four and one level three as direct vassals; and then the four can control a three; and every three can control a one or a two. Now if the three gets removed through siege, the one or the two is removed as well. So that's an important distinction between the three's vassals, which technically isn't really a vassal relationship because there's no citizenships possible. Those vassals don't exist between three and X, but they do exist between four and three, five and four, and six and five. And what this also allows is that because there are 85 nodes that are within the world, we have a buffer zone of about 20 nodes that lives in a max server state. So if you had maximum five metropolises form in a world, you will have a number about 20 nodes that can live alongside those metropolis networks; and when or if a metropolis falls, that extra cushion of nodes around the five metropolis structures allows for the map to be redistricted in a way that is unique. It doesn't mean that one of the fives is just going to pick up where the last six left off and form the same exact metropolis structure. From a territory perspective it has ancillary nodes to play with and expand towards that redistricts the map, so that if a metropolis falls there's a significant difference in the layout of the world and the layout of these almost nation-like territories.[12]Steven Sharif

Village (stage 3) or higher nodes enslave nearby nodes, converting them into vassal nodes.[13][14]

  • Vassal nodes gain benefits from their sovereign node (parent node) even if the node type of the parent is different to the vassal.[16]
It is not a bad thing to be vasseled, it is a good thing to be vasseled. It brings many benefits from the Sovereign, which is the the ultimate parent of that vassal network down to the vassal node itself; and it allows that vassal node to even live outside of its normal mechanics. You get to adopt some of the benefits that the node type of your sovereign is, even if your node type as a vassal node isn't the same.[16]Steven Sharif
  • Sovereign nodes collect taxes from their vassal nodes. These taxes cannot be taken by the mayor or other players.[17]
  • Vassal nodes give excess experience to their parent node and may have their own vassals; so long as they fall within the parent node’s zone of influence.[17][13]
    • If a node is capped and is both a vassal and has its own vassals, any experience earned from itself or its Vassals is first applied to its own deficit. Experience beyond that is then sent to its parent node.[4]
When the vassal reaches its cap it overflows experience up to the parent; and so it can be very good early on for parents to get vassal nodes that are very productive- that have a lot of traffic.[17]Steven Sharif
  • Vassals are subject to the government, alliances, wars, taxes, and trade of their parent node, and are able to receive federal aid from them.[13]
  • Vassal nodes cannot declare war on their parent node or any of their vassals.[13]
  • Citizens of vassals are bound by the diplomatic states of the parent node.[13]
If a Node is a Vassal Node and is capped from advancing further, it first applies any experience earned to its own deficit (see Node Atrophy section), and then applies excess experience earned to its Parent Node. If the Parent Node advances and the Vassal is able to grow, it becomes uncapped. If a Node is capped and is both a Vassal and has its own Vassals, any experience earned from itself or its Vassals is first applied to their own deficit. Any experience beyond that is then sent to its Parent Node.[4]Margaret Krohn

Node layout and style

Racial architecture of the same Dorf (Stufe 3) node on different servers. Dünir Dwarven influence (top). Kaelar Human influence (bottom). Alpha-1 Nicht NDA Bildschirmfoto.

The layout and architecture within a Node’s development area are determined by influential race. For example, a stage 3 Node with the majority of player contribution being Py'rai would have a Py'rai village with Py'rai architecture. Most NPCs would be Py'rai elves, and offer questlines within the Py'rai narrative.[13]Margaret Krohn

Each player’s contributed experience is flagged with their character race and other identifiers. When a Node advances, the race with the highest experience contribution determines the Node’s style and culture. This style and culture change can happen at every Node Stage. For example, if a Node advances to Level 2 - Encampment Stage and 51% of all experience was earned by Ren’Kai players, the Node will be a Level 2 Ren’Kai Node. If that same Node advances to a Level 3 - Village Stage Node, but the Py'Rai contributed 62% of all the experience earned, then the Node will be a Level 3 Py'Rai Node.[4]Margaret Krohn

Node layout and style is determined by several factors:[19][20]

  • Environment (biome) and location of the node.[21][19][20]
    The way that the node system is built is that they can exist across a spread of 18 biomes, but at the same time have to represent the cultural influence of these cultures that are intrinsically a part of a specific biome.[21]Steven Sharif
    • Nodes will adjust the local topography to fit the aesthetic and mechanical requirements of the node.[22]

Currently the way that the platform system is set up, is it's capable of adjusting the topography of the node's footprint, regardless of the surrounding terrain. So the reason for that is we want to have flexibility in the presentation of the node's layout and how it is essentially both from an aesthetic standpoint as well as a mechanical standpoint with node sieges- how it's constructed and that construction should have the ability to take on a variance of different types of topography. So it shouldn't be dependent on the surrounding area. Now that's not to say that the surrounding area isn't going to have some influence over. So for example... we're experimenting a little bit with the platform tech and putting up a node up against the side of a mountain or on the edge of a cliff or something that has a beautiful vista. Those are things that we're going to test out obviously as we continue to work on the node tool and how that platform system works, but the idea is to have the node independent of the surrounding terrain.[22]Steven Sharif

Some parts are determined by the area it's in. Some parts are determined by the type it is. Some parts are determined by the race it is; and then the rest of it is determined by the mayor.[20]Jeffrey Bard

All nodes whether they're associated with a castle or associated with normal node structure has cultural influences that replicate over to the buildings that are produced and the NPCs that are present.[28]Steven Sharif

  • The rest is determined by the node's mayor.[20]
    • It should be possible for a node to complete several building projects within a mayor's one month term in office.[29]
Q: How long would you say it will take players on average to fill slash build up a node completely from wilderness to metropolis?
A: It's one thing to get a node to a certain level: it's another thing to develop the node; and I can't really give you an on-average expectation, because there's a lot of variables at play. There's how many citizens does the node have attracted to it; what's the type of traffic that the node is attracting to it based on things like its tax rates, or the specialization that it chose to spec into, based on the building types it's chosen to build. All of those things are variables that can affect the quote-unquote "average build-out time" of a particular node. So it's kind of difficult to give you an average when there's so many variables along those lines. But the idea is that if there is a particular project that players are interested in in developing based on the node stage, that they would have the ability to complete several of those projects as within a single term of a mayor; and a term of a mayor is one month.[29]Steven Sharif

Racial influences

Alpha-1 Dorf node layout.[30]

We have essentially sets that exist across all races; and each race that dons those armor sets is going to have their own racial influence on the presentation of those particular sets. So that's something that's unique in how each of the races get diversified. Additionally, the more that one particular race contributes to a node's development, it's going to manifest in that particular node's architectural influences. You're going to see the architectures of those races become manifest within the nodes as well: That's another way that we diversify each race and we present each race's culture in the game as through those architectures, through those props that exist, through the tailoring of the armor sets that the NPC might wear, to the different factions that exist. Factions will have their own affiliation with different races as well. Each race will also have some different nomenclature when it comes to the lore, or comes to locations in the world. They're going to have their own language influences as well: The way they speak is something that's going to be distinct between races; when you have dialogue trees with particular NPCs. So all of those things really go into setting an immersive world where the cultures have their own identity.[23]Steven Sharif

Cultural influences manifest in many ways, from node and gear aesthetics to NPC languages and lore.[23][31][4]

There is an attrition and that attrition on experience and influence is heightened based on the performance of the race in the world. So if all these nodes are Orc nodes then their attrition rate is very high to compete with the cultural establishment of new nodes because they have more influence in the world and a popular opinion is against them in their outlying regions that they do not have influence in.[32]Steven Sharif

Spielerbehausungen

Spielerbehausungen Art. Verfügbartkeit. Limit.
Apartments Instanziert.[3] Dorf Stufe und höher.[34] Eines pro Server.[35]
Grundbesitz Open World.[3] Dorf Stufe und höher.[3] Einer pro Account.[35]
Statische Behausungen In-Node.[3] Dorf Stufe und höher.[3] Eine per Server.[35]

Immobilien

Spieler kaufen die Rechte für Spielerbehausungen direkt von der Node.[36] Spieler können Immobilien auch mit anderen Spielern handeln.[3]

  • Behausungen werden einen Grundpreis haben, der mit der Anzahl der Bürger in der Node skaliert.[37]
  • Die entwickler wägen eine auktionsbasierte Methode ab, um neue Immobilien zum Verkauf zu stellen, wenn eine Node sich entwickelt.[39]
    • Es wird einen Zeitpuffer geben, bis die Behausungen zur Auktion zur verfügung stehen.[39]
    • Die akzeptierten Startgebote werden bei einem Mindestpreis starten, der sich an der Anzahl der Bürger orientiert.[39]
    • Am Ende der Auktion gewinnt der Höchstbietende das Haus.[39]
  • Statische Behausungen und Apartments können von anderen Spielern gelistet und verkauft werden.[40][41]
    • Es gibt keine Höchstgrenze für wie viel der Verkauf eines Gebäudes von Spielern einbringen kann.[42]
    • Spielerbehausungen, die während einer Nodebelagerung zerstört werden, können nicht mehr verkauft werden.[43]
    • Grundbesitz kann nicht an andere Spieler verkauft werden.[40] Das kann sich möglicherweise im Verlauf der Testphase noch ändern.[44]

There's no cap essentially in player originated sales. Those are determined essentially by supply and demand as it is within the game and there's no artificial barrier to how high that demand can go.[42]Steven Sharif

  • Der Hausbesitz kann wieder an die Node zurückgehen, wenn der Besitzer es versäumt seine Gebäude-Steuern zu zahlen. Die Steuerschulden und Strafgebühren werden dem neuen Besitzer im Rahmen einer Zwangsvollstreckung in Rechnung gestellt.[37]
  • Spieler werden das Limit für die Anzahl ihrer Spielerbehausungen nicht überschreiten können.[45]

This will allow players to transfer real property goods. This includes ... static housing, this includes apartments that they may own; and they can sell those because those will have a limited and finite quantity.[45]Steven Sharif

Miete- und Leasingkonzepte befinden sich aktuell in der Begutachtungsphase.[45]

Some concepts that we have is going to be rental or leases that could be had allowing players to kind of lease a property for a period of time where they will have control rights over utilizing storage based on the area, controlling the furniture or access point; all that kind of stuff.[45]Steven Sharif

Housing benefits

Spielerbehausungen offers a number of benefits:[40][46] Each different type of housing offers different benefits.[42]

Karawanen

Karawanen facilitate the transfer of goods for players wishing to turn a profit.[54]

Das Karawanen-System ist ein PvP-System in der offenen Welt, das sich um Chancen und Risiken dreht. Karawanen erleichtern den Warentransfer für Spieler, die mit Gütern Gewinn erzielen möchten.[54]

  • Karawanen können nur von Knotenpunkten mit (mindestens) Dorf-Stufe versandt, und in Empfang genommen werden.[57]
  • Karawanen können Güter von mehreren Spielern transportieren.[58]

Node-Belagerungen

Node-Belagerungen ermöglichen es Spielern, eine Node zu zerstören.[4] Dies ebnet den Weg für die Neuentwicklung und den Zugriff auf die gesperrten Inhalte in den umliegenden Nodes. Aufgrund dieser Dynamik spielen politische Konflikte und Intrigen eine wichtige Rolle in der Struktur der Welt.[5]

Angriffe auf Nodes werden für die Angreifer eine Herausforderung darstellen. Städte und Metropolen werden einen erheblichen Abwehrvorteil haben. [5]

If you own a home in a node and you don't want to see that home destroyed, you need to defend that city![61]Steven Sharif

Der Großteil (~80%) der Inhalte in Ashes of Creation sind open-world, möglicherweise kann es jedoch instanziierte Kämpfe innerhalb von Burg- und Node-Belagerungen geben, bei denen bestimmte Gruppen an kleinen, kurzzeitigen zielbasierten Kämpfen um bestimmte Zwischenziele teilnehmen können.[62]

Bestrafungen für den Tod gelten nicht für zielbasierte Events (wie Karawanen, Gildenkriege, und Node-Belagerungen).[63]

Trophäen-Park

info-orange.pngEinige der folgenden Informationen wurden nicht kürzlich von den Entwicklern bestätigt und befinden sich möglicherweise nicht auf der aktuellen Entwicklungs-Roadmap.

Trophäen-Park is an area within Stadt, Großstadt or Metropole nodes that has available spots for trophies. These trophies show the character names of players who are the first to complete world bosses and dungeon bosses that were spawned as the result of the development of that particular node.[64]

  • Server announcements and achievements are designed to encourage groups to experience new content.[64]

Monstermünzen-Events

Elite monster coin events occur for nodes that exist between the Dorf and Metropole stages. This level of event would include something along the lines of a dungeon level bosses and mobs coming into the world to pillage and destroy specific centers of activity.[65]

Kunstwerke

Siehe auch

Einzelnachweise

  1. Liveübertragung, 2019-10-31 (42:34).
  2. ArtStation - Ryan Richmond.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Node series part II – the Metropolis.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Blog - Know Your Nodes - Advance and Destroy.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eine reaktive Welt - Knotenpunkt. Referenzfehler: Ungültiges <ref>-Tag. Der Name „https://web.archive.org/web/20170404005015/https://www.ashesofcreation.com/a-reactive-world-nodes/“ wurde mehrere Male mit einem unterschiedlichen Inhalt definiert. Referenzfehler: Ungültiges <ref>-Tag. Der Name „https://web.archive.org/web/20170404005015/https://www.ashesofcreation.com/a-reactive-world-nodes/“ wurde mehrere Male mit einem unterschiedlichen Inhalt definiert.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Liveübertragung, 2017-10-16 (50:20).
  7. Video, 2017-04-20 (0:02).
  8. Npc vending.jpg
  9. Liveübertragung, 2017-11-17 (55:27).
  10. node xp.png
  11. 11.0 11.1 Liveübertragung, 2017-05-26 (28:16).
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Liveübertragung, 2022-08-26 (1:07:34).
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Blog - Know Your Nodes - The Basics.
  14. 14.0 14.1 jahlon-steven-vassal-nodes-quote.png
  15. steven-stream-clarifications-august-2022.png
  16. 16.0 16.1 Liveübertragung, 2022-08-26 (1:04:35).
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Liveübertragung, 2022-08-26 (1:10:16).
  18. steven-quote-neighboring-nodes.png
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Liveübertragung, 2020-10-30 (39:17).
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 Liveübertragung, 2018-09-27 (53:06).
  21. 21.0 21.1 Liveübertragung, 2022-02-25 (41:00).
  22. 22.0 22.1 Liveübertragung, 2021-02-26 (1:12:18).
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 Liveübertragung, 2022-03-31 (4:57).
  24. Podcast, 2021-04-11 (29:47).
  25. Interview, 2018-05-11 (54:34).
  26. Liveübertragung, 2017-05-26 (21:23).
  27. Podcast, 2021-04-11 (23:36).
  28. 28.0 28.1 Interview, 2018-05-11 (47:27).
  29. 29.0 29.1 Liveübertragung, 2022-07-29 (1:13:09).
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Liveübertragung, 2020-06-26 (45:32).
  31. 31.0 31.1 Interview, 2021-02-07 (33:00).
  32. 32.0 32.1 Interview, 2018-05-11 (1:00:19).
  33. Podcast, 2018-04-23 (29:56).
  34. Steven Sharif - Clarification points from today’s stream.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Interview, 2018-05-11 (50:47).
  36. MMOGames interview, January 2017
  37. 37.0 37.1 Liveübertragung, 2020-06-26 (53:41).
  38. Liveübertragung, 2017-05-12 (52:01).
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 Liveübertragung, 2017-05-12 (55:01).
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 Liveübertragung, 2020-06-26 (47:32).
  41. Liveübertragung, 2020-06-26 (54:03).
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 Interview, 2020-07-08 (33:34).
  43. Liveübertragung, 2020-06-26 (1:02:12).
  44. Liveübertragung, 2020-06-26 (56:08).
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 Liveübertragung, 2019-05-30 (1:23:41).
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 Liveübertragung, 2017-05-05 (30:53).
  47. Citizenship.png
  48. Interview, 2020-07-08 (40:20).
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 Video, 2020-05-31 (47:32).
  50. Liveübertragung, 2020-06-26 (53:20).
  51. Liveübertragung, 2020-10-30 (44:22).
  52. Liveübertragung, 2017-05-05 (32:11).
  53. Liveübertragung, 2020-05-29 (1:03:35).
  54. 54.0 54.1 About Ashes of Creation.
  55. Video, 2019-07-16 (0:00).
  56. Liveübertragung, 2017-05-15 (45:20).
  57. Interview, 2017-01-20 (4:19).
  58. Interview, 2018-05-11 (28:21).
  59. flagging.jpg
  60. Video, 2016-12-04 (0:02).
  61. Video, 2017-04-30 (5:31).
  62. Liveübertragung, 2022-01-28 (17:50).
  63. Liveübertragung, 2020-12-22 (1:13:51).
  64. 64.0 64.1 Podcast, 2018-08-04 (1:35:58).
  65. Liveübertragung, 2017-05-03 (36:25).