Ashes of Creation wants to create the ideal and iconic RPG tavern

    
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It’s a well-worn but welcome roleplaying game trope that adventurers gather before quests in a colorful tavern full of shady characters, intrigue at every table, and a bard strumming a lute in the corner. This iconic setting is something that the team behind Ashes of Creation wants to get right with its upcoming game.

So what will the Ashes of Creation tavern offer? Aside from purchasable food and drink, a private chat space, customizable music, rentable rooms, battle maps on tables, parlor games, and (of course) rested experience. The team said that the latter is important to put butts in the chairs and “keep you socializing with your fellow players and to enjoy the amenities tavern owners provide.”

Taverns will also serve as a launchpad for quests: “Taverns foster adventure in a few ways, one large part being the bulletin board. The bulletin board, quests can be posted here and completed too. If a tavern owner needs supplies they can post quests, others can also purchase space in order to post quests as well.”

Meanwhile, check out the team engaging in all sorts of Halloween nonsense — and perhaps spot a few development Easter eggs on their screens!

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MandalaTribe

so basically u want sexual role playing like wow is wat ur saying lul make your game better rather then talk about a dog like fable

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socontrariwise

Yes please! I was starting to be really disillusioned with what I saw from AoC so far (unimaginative world with overly glowing flora and fauna, repetitive combat etc) but having taverns be actual focus points of social activity would be great.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Yes, but will it have tavern wenches?

Alex Js.
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Alex Js.

Sounds interesting. Add in a proper player-played music system (like the LOTRO’s music system, but with better instrument variety) and more “private” rooms for, well, more “adult-oriented” entertainment (with specific character animations which could be ONLY used in such areas) and it would be perfect ;)

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Toy Clown

I am so on-board with this concept and hope they see it through. When I first started RPing about 20 years ago, this is how taverns worked in communities: They were hubs used to find others to adventure with, find leads on new adventures, share gossip and listen to bards.

Today’s RP communities have turned taverns into the real world’s equivalent of pick-up bars, where people go to find one-night stands, which has driven off the more adventure-minded and made them harder to find in the open world setting.

So yes, excited for this feature!

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camren_rooke

Here’s hoping but…

hUBERty McOwnface rides into tavern still on his hippogorgodrago mount. Sits on quest giver while they take out trash and do dishes in real life. Fifteen minutes later, they click on quest giver/bulletin board, click through exposition text, then rush out the door.

Not saying anything just….

/e looks away sadly.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Sounds good, can’t really comment more than.