Ashes of Creation’s new community head is already fielding player questions

    
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Ashes of Creation’s new community marketing lead Margaret Krohn is already on Reddit answering player questions on a range of topics from payment plans for Kickstarter pledges (there won’t be any) to name reservations. But the big outstanding question right now for the crowdfunded MMORPG is the state of the forums and website, which have been offline since Apocalypse came up last month because of data corruption and architecture issues. The Q&A is on Reddit, driving home the point that the community’s been ousted.

“Currently we are working on a single sign on solution into the forums and new website. We do not have a final date for when this will be available, but we are hoping for within the next couple of weeks. This is a high priority for us and we apologize for this inconvenience,” Krohn writes. “We are still working on a host of current issues regarding the website. We’ve made considerable efforts, but we hope to have them all resolved by the end of the month.”

She also addresses the content creator program, slow ticket response, marketplace issues, content delays, combat animations, Oceania servers, and the forthcoming content roadmap.

Source: Reddit
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harbinger_kyleran

Always calls into question a developer’s competence when they struggle with the simple things such as standing up websites and forums.

More evidence is how the initial BR launch was fumbled and had to be restarted today.

Still appears to be a few key gaps to fill on their team.

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Hamblepants

I’m not wild about Ashes devs being mods of the subreddit, but I don’t see it as the catastrophe other people do.

It’s against reddiquette, sure, but as far as I’ve seen there’s been no dodgy moderation (and I’m sure people would be raging against them hard if there was, with evidence to back that claim up).

Honestly, it’s hard not to see this as just “people hating on something because it’s successful and because they’re trying to make money while they do it.”

I like Camelot Unchained’s approach to not focusing on money raising (and Crowfall/Pantheon I think are similar in that way…??), but I don’t really see the problem with focusing on monetization or spin-offs as long as that’s not slowing down the focus on the main game .

I don’t see any signs that the spinoffs or monetization for AoC are damaging the MMORPG, ditto Steven’s ownership of the subreddit.

It kinda strikes me as people raising a stink when there really isn’t a major problem with game development (yet).

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Neiloch Fyrestarter

The MMO problems of AoC will come when people realize just how forced upon the PvP is proposed to be. People interested in PvE are going to be in for a rude awakening when they realize penalties for being PK’d as “pve flagged” are higher than if pvp flagged while the penalty against the perpetrator are quite light and easily sidestepped or worked off.

They aren’t as open with these things as they should be because like a lot of PvPvE games they are hoping for at least an initial surge of first month subs/purchases by PvE focused players. After that they usually ditch after getting PK’d while minding their own business a few too many times.

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Hamblepants

Insightful stuff – What’s that based based on, your assessment that PvE players will get heavily penalized (far more than PvPers) for being killed while flagged as PvE only?

If true, that’s a super bizarre (and stupid) design choice if you want both groups to have fun in your game…

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She also said that, unlike what she said before, Steven won’t be relinquishing control of the subreddit, which is a huge problem. It’s been a controversy for months and there’s more threads on it today. There’s even talks of trying to get Reddit Admins to remove all employees from being subreddit mods, which has apparently happened before (because Reddit is supposed to be a fan run site). I don’t blame her because it seems like she’s trying to do what she feels is right, but Steven appears to be the problem.