Hail traveler and welcome to Ashen Foundry, your home for discussion, guides, and tools to optimize your Ashes of Creation experience! Our site launched on July 4, 2017 and is still under active construction to add awesome tools and functionality that can empower the player experience.
The Ashen Foundry team has exciting plans to build this site into a thriving fan community for Ashes of Creation. We maintain an active tracker for our development progress where you can see what we are currently up to. We hope that you will consider registering an account and joining our community!
Ashen Foundry was created to accomplish several fundamental objectives which are described in the following sections.
Promote Understanding of Game Mechanics and Content
A primary goal for Ashen Foundry is to promote constructive and intelligent discussion of Ashes of Creation game development and mechanics. We seek to provide players with a valuable resource to improve understanding of game systems and content, knowledge which can in turn improve their own gameplay experience. We strive to be unbiased in our interpretation of information; we want Ashes of Creation to be extremely successful, but Ashen Foundry does not exist solely to generate hype.
Strengthen the Ashes of Creation Game Community
We believe that strength of community is essential for MMOs and we aim to contribute positively towards that objective by establishing a hub for the formation and strengthening of community bonds. We encourage community members to establish social connections by providing tools for players and guilds to build upon the Ashen Foundry platform. Once Ashes of Creation reaches release, we will integrate these tools whenever possible with core game systems to facilitate these connections extending into the game itself.
Support Community Content Creators
Lastly, a central objective for Ashen Foundry is to support community content creators by providing a platform where they can publish content to be featured and shared with the Ashes fan community. We maintain no distinction between official site authors and community posters, anyone who registers an Ashen Foundry user account can have their posted content featured directly on the site home page.
Content published to Ashen Foundry is ranked based on Content Quality, Freshness, and Community Engagement. Newly published content which features a high quality in its design and successfully engages other members of the Ashen Foundry community in discussion will automatically be promoted to be featured prominently on the site home page and in social media announcements.
We hope this system will provide content creators with a great experience publishing their work, whether it be YouTube videos, podcasts, guides, or editorial opinion pieces.
Ashen Foundry has a number of key features that you should become familiar with if you are new to our community!
- Our Code of Conduct - https://ashenfoundry.com/articles/code-of-conduct/
- Community Discord Server - https://ashenfoundry.com/articles/discord/
- Knowledge Compendium - https://ashenfoundry.com/compendium/
- User Profile Badges - https://ashenfoundry.com/badges/
Questions, Comments, or Feedback?
The core team for Ashen Foundry includes the following individuals who have contributed significant time and effort into helping develop and maintain the website.
- @Atropos - Site Creator, Developer, and Administrator
- @Isarii - Editor-in-Chief
- @Rial - Lead Moderator
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you have by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to hear from you and will endeavor to respond promptly!