Ashes of Creation sprints down the final crowdfunding stretch

This is it, boys and girls. Ashes of Creation is going to wrap up its immensely successful Kickstarter campaign tomorrow, and the only question left is whether or not the game will be able to push across the $3M line to unlock the sheer excitement of… a stock exchange. OK, well, it’ll still be pretty neat to see if that goal is reached or not.

As of the time of this writing, the project has achieved 368% of its target goal of $750,000, netting over $2.7M so far. To help keep excitement levels high — and those wallets open — the developers posted a new half-hour gameplay video with commentary that shows off Ashes of Creation’s pre-alpha build in action.

Check it out after the break!

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Serrenity

I’m still resisting. But it is SUPER tempting. I’m not worried about the game crashing or anything like that, just hate the waiting and every game I’ve kickstarted has blown the original timeline out of the water in orders of magnitude (aka – not a single game I’ve backed has delivered yet — still going, just not delivered yet).

Star Citizen, Project Gorgon, Legends of Aria (was Shards Online at the time), Camelot Unchained, TUG, Heroes Song …

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Veldan

I was thinking the same thing, would like to see other games that I helped fund release first… but it was too tempting for me.

The thing that pulled me over the line is that the current kickstarter amount is already so high, meaning that the project is basically already a success, and that even if you choose to grab the lowest tier on the last day, you get a lot of backer rewards because of all the backer number stretch goals that have been hit. Those are much nicer than the direct pledge rewards, imo.

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BDJ

The only thing I hate about this kickstarter (not sure about others) is that the price of the tiers has changed like 5 times. They raised prices on the pioneer tier.

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wild-abyss

I canceled my $40 pledge weeks ago. Then reconsidered at the lower level. I’m not psyched about the PVP things I’ve been hearing but… I do still expect to give it a good chance and I’d like to have backed it if it turns out to be awesome.

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MesaSage

Enjoy the ride.

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Nick

Looks good but I am still weary of how PvP/griefing is being handled. I’ve heard varying reports on how harshly griefers (killing non-flagged players) will be punished. Some statements are far too lenient allowing the penalty to be washed away with minimal work while others imply people would be instantly marked as an outlaw on the map and a bounty placed on them just for 1 unflagged PK.

I’ve been bait-and-switched far too many times in this regard so I am not dedicating much of anything until I am assured playing PvE won’t be regularly ruined by random griefers gaming the system or simply not caring. Developers have frequently overestimated their griefing deterrents.

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TheDonDude

I also never understand the punishment for unwanted PvP being… now other people can PvP them. Huh?

PvP is what they wanted in the first place. Good news you non-PvP victim, you’re now permitted to PvP your attacker. Uh …thanks?

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Loyheta

I ended up going pioneer. This game looks like it can potentially be a lot of fun.

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Veldan

That final stretch goal (3M) is going to be hit soon. I finally gave in yesterday, and backed the $25 tier.

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edangerous

Surprised at how few backers there are in comparison to something like Wasteland 2 which also raised $3m. 17,000 backers vs 62,000 or $176 per person vs $48 per person.

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Veldan

Tbh, $48 is a rather low average. Probably because Wasteland is not an MMO. MMOs tend to attract fewer people that spend more, due to them being more niche games that people play for longer.

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edangerous

Seems like a nice early backer discount on a $60 game more than anything.
$176 avg, is a steep price to play for a game imo regardless of whether it’s an MMO or not.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Toy Clown

I’ve begun watching this game in earnest over the past few weeks. I’ve been wanting to see a game that merges the realism graphics that Asians create for their MMOs but run by Western devs. And this seems an attempt at such a marriage. I hope it does well, as it does sound fun in theory, and the graphics already look pretty neat in its pre-alpha stage.

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mistressbrazen

All the male avatars are fully clothed but in winter the female avatar has her arms and shoulders bare. Sigh.

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socontrariwise

… and of course the chest/cleavage. I saw the same and hope that is an outlier. But I’m not optimistic.