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"From the ashes of Angels, we shall rise again..."
The Angel Prophecies, 20:14
The year is 2184. Mankind has taken to the stars. Not for survival. Nor out of need. Simply because we could. We colonized other planets, through trial and error. We made unbreathable worlds into inhabitable places, where we could thrive, and live comfortably. Then came disaster...[click for more]
Welcome to Ashes of Angels, a space trading and combat game of epic proportions. So, i'm sure you're asking what it's all about? For a quick summary please read the short history above. "Now, what do I do?", you ask. Well Ashes of Angels (or AoA as it's commonly referred to around here) is all about survival. You've inherited a small space craft, and very small sum of money. And you need to keep yourself alive. The best way to do that is to trade and complete missions for various galactic agencies. But first off, go and register for the game by clicking the "Register" link near the top right of the screen. Go on, I'll wait...
Ok, so you've registered, you've recieved your confirmation link (you did put a valid email address in didn't you?) and you've logged in to the game. Now what. Ok well the best thing to do is just look around, follow the links, and try to familiarise yourself with the layout of the page. Everything should have a fairly obvious label for what it does, and if it doesn't try and read the FAQ or the help section (linked from the lower part of the left hand navigation bar, that's the bit with all the links in it). So, again, we ask now what. Ok, first off don't be trying to sell your ship and buy a better one, you won't have enought credits (the local currency) and you'll end up needing an account reset, which won't take long, but might cause a small amount of embarassment ;)
So first thing to do is to try the Missions screen (again, linked from the left hand nav bar). Use the filters to find only those missions that are in your solar system (and if you picked a solar system other than Sol to start with, then good luck!). If there are any missions available to you in your solar system then check out what time they need delivering by. Then go to the Travel screen and work out how long it will take you to get to the target planet. It's often useful to have the Travel screen open in a new window so that you can flick back and to, to save you time.
Ok, so, find out if you can do complete any missions on time. If you can, take the most lucrative and set your travel destination to the required planet. If you can't complete any missions on time, then have a look through the Encyclopaedia Planetary. This lists all the known solar systems and their planets. Now find out what items the planet you're currently on sells, and use the Stock Search link to see where else will buy them, and what profit you can make. Trade!
These are the 2 basic ways of making money in AoA. For more money making schemes have a good read of the FAQ and all the help files we've got. Also feel free to post any relevant questions into the in game Message board. We're all friendly and happy to help and offer advice and tips, and maybe the odd credit or two if you're really stuck.
So that's about it, go play, enjoy, have fun, and tell us what you think needs adding, or improving, or even just say "hi!"
Subject: Special Missions! - Hunt Santa and his Reindeer
Santa is back in town, armed to the teeth and raring for combat this holiday season. Register for the special missions at your local planet and begin the chase.
These are combat missions, but there will be zero legal status penalties gained for shooting at Santa or his Reindeers.
If you don't want to fire, make sure you scoop up some of the presents and cargo that get dropped when the ships are destroyed. There may be some rare items available in the debris fields.
Subject: Main Game Site Updated
Date: 2017-08-13 21:30:11
the second part of the modernisation of the AoA site has just been deployed
Main changes are relocating the menu to the top to be a drop down menu, and the rest of the site being upgraded to cope better on mobile/cell phones/tablets etc. If you are on a desktop, the only difference you should see is the menus. On mobile devices you will find layouts optimised to a smaller screen format.
The main things you will notice are the changes to the order of the menus. I've tried to co-locate related items wherever possible, so things that you can do from your ship (travel, scanner, look at maps etc.) are under Ship. Personal things (messages, options, facilities, current missions etc.) are under Personal. You can set personal game shortcuts on using the My AoA menu. Things you can do on planets (pick up missions, trading, bank, shipyards etc.) are on the Planet menu. The various forums and the Portal are under Forums. Help files (FAQ's, help, all kinds of useful things) under Help. All your scoring ranks, most wanted boards etc. are under Ranks.
I've updated the FAQ to include previews of the Ashen and Assassin rank images. Oh, and Portal and Game now share the same login, so no need to log in to each separately any more.
There are lots of other minor tweaks and changes. However everything you could do before the change is still possible today. The only things that will have changed are where something can be found on the menus, so keep looking if you can't find something.
I've tested as much as possible on recent iOS and Android devices and everything works ok for me. Things might be a little cramped on older smart phones in portrait mode, so try rotating them into landscape mode to make them a bit wider / easier to read etc.
let me know of any issues in the Bugs portal as normal or suggested improvements as well