Ashes of Creation previews its cute pangolin-esque creature, the quarrior

    
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Is he a pangolin? A hedgehog? Nay, he is a quarrior, and he is the freakin’ adorable critter on display in Ashes of Creation’s latest bestiary dev blog. Unlike the insect-guzzling pangolin in our real world, Ashes’ quarrior eats rocks. Literally.

“The creature’s most notable features, however, are the myriad sparkling jewels that dot the surface of the quarrior’s stone plates. This is said to be a natural byproduct of its diet, composed of a wide selection of geodes. Extraordinarily resilient teeth and a potent stomach acid serve to break down the minerals into a more amicable form of sustenance. Excess nutrients left unused by the body condense and form the bright jewels each quarrior possesses. Despite the seemingly unrefined nature of the quarrior’s jewels, they harbor an unmistakable lustre that quickly rose in demand. Upon learning of the existence of these potentially lucrative beasts, more than a few forward-thinking poachers set out to extract their fortunes off the backs of the unlucky quarriors they found. While possessed of a highly volatile temperament when cornered, the quarrior is ultimately not a combative creature by nature. Many fell, and soon the markets bustled over the bids of bloodsoaked gems.”

But don’t worry; in Ashes, quarrior critters are now domesticated on farms and sound like they’re keepable as pets akin to dogs or cats. And who wouldn’t want one?

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Rialto
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Rialto

I really really really fail to see why taking a standard pangolin and putting some gem/jewel textures on some of its scales warrents an entire “look at the unique fantasy creature we designed!” blog post. This feels like they are super reaching to just keep “news” flowing.

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G I G A B E A R

If you look at their news, a whole bunch of it is indeed cosmetic stuff. There’s simply nothing happening with the game lately outside of the return of the BR this month(shudder)

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Leyaa1

When are they finally releasing some useful information? 2020 release seems miles away…

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MrSaxon

Starting to think this is going to end up as the fantasy version of Star Citizen

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3dom

Well, if selling vehicles and cosmetics in an never-ending tech demo may bring $200M+ (that’s by orders of magnitude more than most games get from sales after release) – then why hesitate?

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Matthäus Wey

They’re really trying their hardest to let development seem brutally slow here huh?

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G I G A B E A R

This is a cash shop cosmetic which is no longer obtainable, and never will be again
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Other than that I like it, though the constant “updates” which are cosmetic spam is getting annoying. And this from someone who bought tons.

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Greaterdivinity

Pangolins are adorable and I approve of any use of them, or anything looking remotely like them in games. SAVE THE PANGOLIN!