Ashes of Creation shows off live combat, preps for major PAX West push

The growing Ashes of Creation community is abuzz over the team’s recent livestream in which the MMO’s combat system and UI was shown in greater depth than anything seen so far. Viewers noted how smooth the animations and transitions are in combat, and the team said that all of the four current archetypes have these up and running.

Other news tidbits from the stream include word of water raids, character power (which is balanced between gear, inherent stats, and skill stats), skins and concept art for new creatures and items, and a deeper look at the PvP arena that the team constructed.

Ashes of Creation will be going all-out to get the public’s attention at PAX West in early September, with daily streams, a massive booth, PvE and PvP demos, and even a panel called “Making MMOs Great Again.”

There’s a lot to digest, so take small bites and chew on that information thoroughly after the break! If you prefer to read, the game’s wiki has a great point-by-point rundown of the news from the stream.

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sigtyr

I got aggravated watching the presenter after 2 minutes.

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Michael18

This new combat gimmick looks like a rapid succession of quick time events, to me. Also I’d imagine having to pay attention to those bars at the bottom can become quite distracting. I don’t want to watch progress bars, I want to watch the game world while playing.

Still, many interesting, promising things about this game, so looking forward to see more and good luck to the devs for pax.

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Malcolm Swoboda

COMBAT GAMEPLAY!!!!!11!11!!!1!11

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Alberto

Looking good but this is 1 character alone in a enclosed Arena not an open world..I am liking the style glad I backed this but still too early to tell.

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MesaSage

But how does the combat look?

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Oleg Chebeneev

Lmao at this dude. Chanting “This is so good. This is soooo good. I cant believe it is sooooo good” for 10 minutes while 15 seconds clip (that shows nothing impressive) replays over and over again

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draugris

These overhyping youtube dudes are really annoying.

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itsZiz

Id rather be positive than negative

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draugris

And i would rather be realistic

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itsZiz

Maybe some of us know what games usually look like in a pre alpha state and since this is obvious FAR superior to what we normally see we get excited. But some of us also cant count and make up numbers too ;)

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Vunak

Did you actually play it, because its very easy to make a game look good on carefully selected footage even in an alpha or pre-alpha state and it could actually run and play like absolute dog shit.

It makes me wonder even more since they are continuously showing the same footage over and over again.

The spell effects look good, but the animation on the spell cast looks nonchalant and uninspired.

And like I said below the cast bar with a second press is a really bad idea, when it has to be precise like that.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

He wouldn’t make money from internet gaming videos through critical attitude – you can donate to him through his Twitch page, as it happens. Hype the hype.

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itsZiz

You think I fake excitement on the hopes a youtube viewer goes to my twitch page and donates?

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Raimo Kangasniemi

It did cross my mind. I do understand your position – extensive excitement tends to be necessity in your trade.

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Vunak

That cast bar with the red bar second press is a really bad idea imo.

It would be fine on a local/lan type of connection, but with people playing from around the world and ping issues… Not such a good idea and if they make it client-side…just lol.

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sigtyr

It may also really aggravate EQ – EQ2 gamers that does not want a combat focused on RL dexterity and never have played one.

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Vunak

While I agree, I doubt they are worried about pleasing EQ players since the game isn’t current and doesn’t have a huge player base anymore.

The point is that even people that do play reaction based games like BDO, TERA, BnS etc. It doesn’t matter how experienced or how skilled they are with mechanics like that because they will be SEVERELY impaired by ping. While ping affects games like that anyway, this will just compound that issue to a whole new degree.

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sigtyr

You are correct but there are lots of people who do not currently play any EQ game and that where really hyped for EQN that now has big hopes for Ashes. And yes you are totally correct about the ping problem.

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elveone

How is this combat?

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Zander

character power (which is balanced between gear, inherent stats, and skill stats)

This is huge for PvP. Gear disparity sounds minimal, something gankbox PvPers may be turned off by because no one will be an easy kill. Stats and skills will have as much of a focus which makes PvP more balanced and entertaining. I am happy to hear they didn’t go the BDO/Archeage direction with ‘best in slot’ willing most encounters. It’ll play more like GW2 where skill is what matters.

Land plot ownership, farming and gardening, trade runs in the open world, guilds can’t pocket tax money. All awesome.

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Jake Boller

This game might be of interest to me further down the line, when it’s close to release. Too early in development right now for me to follow it.

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

I can’t get over the car dealership commercial feel of the beginning of the video enough to warrant watching any further.

I’ll just trust what Justin said about it.

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itsZiz

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Toy Clown

Nice to see the game shaping up! I did get a chuckle how the commentator raves positively about the UI and it’s covered up by the block and his face.

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itsZiz

I have a big head

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