Ashes of Creation’s post-Kickstarter pledge store is live

Wallets at the ready, peeps: As promised, Ashes of Creation is following up its massive Kickstarter run with a more local, homegrown crowdfunding effort on its own website, live now.

“We’ve been hearing from the community that many couldn’t participate due to the payment limitations of Kickstarter,” writes Intrepid Studios. “In response to this, we came up with a campaign that benefits both new backers and those from the Kickstarter! This campaign will have new backer goals achievable by previous Kickstarter backers and new backers as they are unlocked.”

Pledges begin at $25 and run up to over $5000, with a whole ladder of rewards for all backers depending on how many gamers jump in. There’s even a trailer to talk you into the deal.

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styopa
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styopa

Whew, I was afraid I wasn’t going to get any more opportunities to give game dev companies my money in exchange for glittering shiny promises!

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Lethality

Lucky for you, MapleStory is already out so you can go play that with your hard-earned money where you can be *sure* your hard-earned money is being well-spent!

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Lethality

I dunno… I got a response, which was the goal. So I think I was trying exactly the right amount.

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styopa

The idea of someone posting on the internet “just to get a response” is undeniably pathetic & sad.

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Lethality

I’m pretty sure that’s precisely what you did in the post I replied to.

G’night!

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Necromonger

Good call as there are tons of people in Europe and other places where people dont use creditcards but paypal or direct debit.

This way they can also support this project.

Oh love to see all those haters, just like Star Citizen :)

Keep crying boys.

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Alberto

Wonder how long till the Fall campaign then the winter campaign then the Spring campaign?

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Raimo Kangasniemi

As long as crowdfunding works, companies will try to milk the public as much as they can. It’s just business as it is nowadays.

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Lethality

Key to call out – this is only extending the Kickstarter for 30 days. It’s not a perpetual store like SC, CoE, etc.

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Alberto

They would be stupid to NOT leave it up as this is a continuing source of income, the money they raised is NOT enough to make a game as BIG as they have promised. unless they ave some Big pocketed investors lined up.

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Lethality

They don’t need the funding. It’s already fully privately funded for over $30m.

Estranged
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Estranged

Has been stated on this website the owner is footing 30 million.

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Sushi Maru

This is a great idea. You need as many avenues as possibly available for people to send you money.

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MesaSage

I think this is a really good idea. Donate now. For the children.

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

i clicked on one of the options and it didnt show me what i was getting. do i have to go over to kickstarter to see what each of the tiers were and then find the corresponding one on their page? if so that seems really poorly implemented.

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silverlock

Scroll down it’s just lower down on the same page.

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Sorenthaz

Insert peanut gallery negative comment here.

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Paragon Lost

““We’ve been hearing from the community that many couldn’t participate due to the payment limitations of Kickstarter,”

Payment limitations? Paypal and credit cards aren’t options?

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dinwitt

Domestic kickstarters don’t offer Paypal as an option anymore, and credit cards aren’t as ubiquitous over in Europe.

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Veldan

Lol true… I’m Dutch, and it was such a pain trying to get a RuneScape membership when I was a kid because nobody I knew (parents, other family etc) had a credit card. I ended up sending a bank transfer paper thingy in the mail and it took like a month to arrive and process… but I did get my 3 months member status in the end which made me a happy kid.

When I turned 18 I got a credit card as fast as I could (they’re almost free here if you’re a student anyway). It seems I’m part of a minority though, most people around here still don’t have one.

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Zander

Nah dawg. If you watched the video, he specifies regions that will have server access were unable pledge. They fixed this issue. Not every place on the world has PayPal or credit cards.

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Paragon Lost

Well, it’s not a problem in the EU or US. I would speculate that that’s where most of their focus would be, dawg.

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Chuck Finley

But…you know…people from other areas outside of the US and EU do like to support games they like as well…

Zander
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edangerous

This is going to end up in a worse situation than Shroud of the Avatar.

Zander
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Zander

You leave Star Citizen out of this!

Edit: oops, misread that. :D

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TheDonDude

Are we getting a big ol’ Total Amount Raised number, a la Star Citizen?

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silverlock

I think that’s the 5 million dollar stretch goal.

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agemyth 😩

Always be accepting money.

edit: Although, as the video mentions, there are legitimate players who can’t pay through Kickstarter’s payment options.

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Paragon Lost

Seriously confused as to how that’s a thing. I mean the “can’t pay through Kickstarter’s payment options”.

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agemyth 😩

Well, the biggest issue would probably be that Kickstarter does not accept payments through PayPal. There are probably a lot of other ways of payment that I am not aware of or are meant for other regions.

Lots of people still think their personal info and CC info are secure and think giving it to Kickstarter is going to end them.

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mcsleaz

You need a credit Card to pledge on kickstarter, not everyone has a credit card and most kids don’t have access to credit cards.

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Paragon Lost

Kids shouldn’t be backing a Kickstarter. If my kids when they were kids had wanted to do something like that I’d have backed it for them. And actually they could have debit/bank cards that work like CC’s.

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Melissa McDonald

Always exciting taking a leap of faith. I pre-ordered Wild West on June 7 and the company hasn’t sent anything since.

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Zander

Fear not Mel, you made a good investment. Understand though that patience will have to be a strong point. They are looking at an early 2019 release and we both know that will likely get pushed back until mid-19, possibly beginning of 2020.

I’m not sure if fantasy MMO’s still interest you but would encourage you to look at this game as well. The reality is though, it won’t hurt you much to just wait until you either see something tangible during pre-order or wait until launch. Sure, you may not get that cool mount or weapon but at least you know what you are getting.

If I didn’t know already, that I will be playing Star Citizen, I would have already invested in both WWO and Ashes.

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Veldan

Will Star Citizen be out before 2020 though?

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mcsleaz

Star citizen will not be out by 2020.

Zander
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Zander

No it won’t be out before 2020.

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Reht

He will have AoC to keep him busy between 2020-2022 when SC finally launches.

Zander
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Zander

Oh for sure. Ashes will be a great time killer.

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