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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: *Completed* Server Downtime - Sunday 07-01-2024
Server updates are completed and game is running again. I ran the one tick we missed manually, so everything should now be back aligned with the current times etc.
I'm still completing some background updates etc. during the day so there might be some minor interruptions during the day, but nothing significant.
Report any issues you experience in Bugs forum. Hopefully there shouldn't be any though.
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I need to take the server offline for a few hours tomorrow to upgrade (well actually completely reinstall) the operating system to change it to a supported version..
This will probably happen during the morning UK time.
The game will be completely stopped during this process, and for some of the time the game website itself will also be unavailable.
Subject: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Kill Father Christmas!
Date: 2023-12-19 17:13:22
Father Christmas 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 Father Christmas 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.