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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: World Cup Events Kick Off Now
Two World Cup Events kick-off today
First off there is a combat focused event. For the duration of the football World Cup in Russia, in addition to the normal penalties, when you shoot down a ship you will also be awarded a yellow or a red card. At the end of the tournament, the player with the highest point score will receive a unique ship, the SS Jules Rimet (ship specs will be tweaked), as the prize for being the most attacking player of the tournament. Points will be awarded as 2 points per yellow card and 10 points per red card.
The following kills will award the listed number of cards for a kill.
1 Yellow cards Destroy an NPC in a small ship (cargo capacity 500 units)
3 Yellow cards Destroy a small Police ship or Military fighter (Police Type 1,2 or 3 and Heavy Fighter)
1 Red cards Destroy a Player Ship (of any size)
2 Red cards Destroy a large Police ship (Police Type 4 or 5)
5 Red cards Destroy a large Military Ship (Corvette or Escort Cruiser)
5 Red cards Destroy a large Ashen Ship (Ashen Corvette or Ashen Cruiser)
10 Red cards Destroy an Ashen Elite Ship (NPC flying The Slayer)
50 Red cards Destroy an Alien Ship (If you can find one)
For the peaceful traders out there (or ruthless killers with free time). The march to the final of the football world cup in Moscow has begun. The organisers need to stock up on replica world cup trophies for all the fans to buy. This is where you come in. The Pilot who accumulates the most replica world cup trophies before the end of world cup tournament will win the top prize, which will be a the Bulk Hauler MK3. You can stash the trophies in a warehouse, any type of facility storage or in your ships cargo hold. They all count towards the total you have. I've subtracted the trophies that were already in circulation from the leader-boards
How to get trophies?: Well you will be able to buy them on some markets, some of the NPC ships flying around have them in their cargo holds which you could scoop up. Perhaps the best way though would be to make them yourself. To do this you can now buy a new Silversmith facility and make the trophies.
Find leader-boards for both events under the Ranks menu item
good luck and have fun
Subject: *New* Bounty Hunter Missions
Date: 2018-06-11 02:10:57
No longer the exclusive activity of the criminals and fugitives, finally the realm of space combat comes to good honest citizens (those of military rank Captain or upwards anyway) with the addition of Bounty Hunter Combat missions.
These BH missions are available now on all planets under the Combat Missions menu item. You do need to arm yourself well before trying these out, so they are limited to players with a clean legal status and having Navy Rank of Captain or above. Navy HQ has a new board tracking where all the missions are available.
They are perfectly legal missions (coding errors notwithstanding) so happy hunting. Higher reward targets might be challenging for the uninitiated though.
Make sure you invest in a bounty hunter licence as well.