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Basic Group Dynamics in Ashes of Creation

Game Mechanics
Today the fine folks at Intrepid posted another post on their periodic developer blog which details the core structure of party-based gameplay and group dynamics planned for Ashes of Creation. We will see these group dynamics in action just one month from now when Ashes of Creation features live demos of both PvE and PvP gameplay at PAX West in ... [ Continue Reading ]

Player Conflict in Ashes of Creation's Virtual World

General Discussion
One of the greatest promises of the MMO genre is that of the virtual world; a world in which players of different backgrounds and interests can log in, take on different roles and niches, and interact with each other as they, through either cooperation or collective disunity, collaboratively write the history of a shared, persistent world. It's the core of ... [ Continue Reading ]

PAX West Class Demo Abilities

Class Discussion
Intrepid Studios recently announced their upcoming presence at PAX West in September, but fans received even more exciting news in a recent Twitch steam announcement from creative director Steven Shariff: Ashes will be playable at PAX! Shariff even gave specifics on the 4 classes that will be available for play in PvP and PvE settings on the show floor. In ... [ Continue Reading ]

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The Subtle Brilliance of Intrepid's Marketing Strategy

Foreword: The following is entirely my opinion based on the events of the last few months. I have no inside knowledge regarding Intrepid Studios’ business operations.Intrepid Studios has stated that they won’t be spending heavily on conventional advertising in order to market their upcoming MMO, Ashes of Creation. Instead. they plan to lean on players incentivized by a referral system ...

Ashes of Creation, a game for all players?

Nicky and I have a different experiences with the MMORPG genre.I started 15 years ago with Anarchy Online, World of Warcraft and many titles, whilst Nicky was mostly an offline RPG player before creating a large community in Minecraft. We are very lucky to have met at all in The Elder Scrolls Online!This led us to alter our perception of ...

Party roles and AoC

Hi there, in this thread I would like to discuss the concept of party/group meta roles and how they will fit into AoC. If you are familiar with group based gameplay, you are probably also familiar with the "holy trinity"; the composition including a tank, a healer, and a damage dealer. Many mmo's have been designed with this composition in ...

From The Ashes Episode 10: The Stock Exchange

From The Ashes Episode 10: The Stock Exchange – The Ashes of Creation podcast produced by The Dungeon Crawler Network! Join Aggelos and Thais, the Founders of The Dungeon Crawler Network, as they bare witness the rebirth of the MMORPG genre from the ashes of an industry that has left gamers behind!This week, Aggelos is joined once again to continue ...

Consumption of Crafted Items

I absolutely LOVE all the talk of crafting and how important it will be in Ashes… And I'm sure there will be plenty of threads filled with awesome ideas, hopes and dreams about how it will all work. BUT! There’s one aspect of crafting that isn’t getting a ton of attention, though I think it’s maybe even more important: consumption ...