In MMORPGs, horses are to mounts as humans are to races — in other words, they’re the default standard. And for a reason, because who doesn’t love and appreciate these majestic steeds that just want to run free and represent the indomitable spirit that exists inside every seven-year-old girl? Besides, which one of us doesn’t have an imaginary horse named Jericho that’s voiced by Paul Rudd?
Ahem. Sorry. Got off track there. Anyway, as standard as horses may be, their design and inclusion in fantasy settings are practically a must. Rest assured, Ashes of Creation is on top of horses in more ways than one (two, to be exact) and will be working it into one of the game’s profession skill lines.
“In Ashes of Creation, the horse represents one of the first and fundamental animals in the animal husbandry profession,” the studio posted. “Players can expect to find a wide variety of horse species existing in both domesticated form from stable merchants, as well as in the wild with more exotic features and traits.”