Ashes of Creation’s cash shop nods to Game of Thrones as Apocalypse continues to lose players

    
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Ashes of Creation’s cash shop nods to Game of Thrones as Apocalypse continues to lose players

Baby it’s cold outside, but you can still dress up nice and fancy for the cold in Ashes of Creation with this month’s stock of thematically appropriate items in the game’s shop. Or you can get an adorable husky pupper. Or a handsome holiday caribou. There’s some options. The Rime and Regal offerings introduce items like a decorated caribou mount skin (it has baubles on its horns oh my gosh), a pet skin that turns your pet into a little husky puppy with heterochromia, a woolen greatcoat costume, some fur-lined sabatons, a wolf-drawn carriage, and a freehold cosmetic that transforms a house into a holiday-dressed cabin.

These frosty cosmetics, clearly inspired by Game of Thrones, will be available in the Ashes of Creation shop between Wednesday, December 11th, and Wednesday, January 8th, swapping out with the Bounties of the Verdant Keeper. They will also, like usual, be in bundles that include game time, Embers, and access to alpha or beta phases depending on the package selected. Just in case you want to buy your way into testing and snag some wintery pretties in the process.

We point this out to note that the MMORPG you’d be buying these goodies for is still deep in development. Ashes of Creation Apocalypse, the standalone battle royale mode that Intrepid put out earlier this year to test PvP, is now down to under 10 players on average over the last month on Steam according to Steamcharts. Steam reviews have also slipped down into mostly negative, as players and reviewers report queues not popping and a Halloween event that never ended. It’s a real shame, as our own PvP columnist Sam found the BR game so enjoyable it put the AOC MMORPG on his personal watch list. Hard to enjoy without other players, however.

source: official site. steamcharts. Thanks, Cibax!

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psytic

Wow yea that escalated just a little. Like your Archeage vids Jahlon.

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Jo Watt

Scrolling through the comments all I can say is… totally forgot about what the article said due to the massive text pvp battle that took place… hopefully those guys are ok and went outside for some fresh air.

These are GAMES guys. You just have to play them and enjoy or not…

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Utakata

…apparently, it was mostly a 2 person thread. o.O

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BCGiant

As the local supreme salt lord for Ashes of Creation, and active CC for almost 3 years now, all I have to say is this: Giga get a life, the BR didn’t go so well, a lot changed. It is how it is.

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oxidental2525

You are the local supreme salt lord for a game that is DOA. grats.

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Kero Kero

To be fair, the main critique of AOC Apoc that led to the negative rating is “It’s not an MMO” (pushes up glasses). The large majority of the reviews on release had nothing at all to do with the gameplay or anything other than it not being AOC Creation.

but also apoc was not fun..

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Sorenthaz

There were three main components imo:

1. It wasn’t the MMO.

2. It started as just a BR.

3. It launched under Early Access with monetized cosmetics and a battle pass.

Me personally, I didn’t mind the first two. I thought the BR was fun enough, but the devs put themselves into a horrid spot by putting out the BR first. It put them in a situation where if they continued development on it it’d piss off folks who weren’t happy about the BR being a perceived focus, yet at the same time if they stopped working on content for it then it would die off as it has done.

So now they basically just have to focus on Castle Siege and hope that it’ll get a big enough surge of testers in and that the image of APOC will improve from that.

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Godnaz

The comments in this thread are comedy gold. I watch people pledge money and latch onto these projects almost like it owes them as paying customers. Ashes of Creation, Star Citizen, Pantheon, Duel Universe. Then they get offended when the developer’s persona, ethics or timeline doesn’t meet their own expectations.

This is my own personal opinion and some what reasoning. Two parts to this; be a smart spender by learning to curb enthusiasm for an unfinished product and just as importantly, take a look how you are approaching these products as an escapist. Look, I get it. Life can be shit and I relate with many others who deal with their own hardships by using games as an outlet but many of those folks won’t spend a dime on pledging to crowd funded projects or pre-ordered a game until it’s done, shipped and thoroughly reviewed.

As for making a name for yourself in a video game is difficult work and should be done loosely until a game is released. Then decide if its the game for you and you want to pour it on. No one was going to pay attention post launch anyways if you aren’t entertaining and informative at what you do. Drama only pushes people away, ask Paradox of AoC. It”s just not worth it.

Ashes of Creation is a wildcard pledge. Had it received the pledging and attention of a game like Star Citizen, shit would be completely on fire because Intrepid is not doing well at managing expectations, community affairs and priority development goals.

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Godnaz

Deaths Proxy and Ziz content creation shows its not worth it.

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Rhime

There’s no managing expectations of the entitled gamer no matter the company.

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Toy Clown

Several things have deterred me from AoC to this date:

1. Destruction of housing is allowed. Sure, they said you can get it back, but you still have to re-buy the land, deed, etc. Unless they’ve changed it, it’s a huge turn-off to someone who loves housing as an end-game activity.

2. I love fluff! But we still don’t have a good view of what the characters will look like, and not a lot of work has been put into them yet. No way I’m paying for cosmetics with no way to preview them.

3. Insane amount of money for cosmetics, especially when you don’t know what they’ll look like on a character.

4. Is there a projected release date yet? Didn’t they keep pushing it back? Is this going to be another Star Citizen?

5. I hope to see more news on the MMO itself, not on Apocalpyse.

6. Little diversity in their staff. The last time I looked at their roster, development was male-heavy and the only roles women filled in their company were assistants and customer service positions.

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Jahlon

So, for #1 yes housing is able to be destroyed. This is tied into the Node System. This is part of the ever changing and evolving world, and since they have no instanced housing (they do have instanced apartments also destroy able)

2/3/4 are all “No” at this point. Sadly

5 is coming hopefully this month, but you are right, news about the MMORPG has hard stopped.

6 Their Community Marketing Lead and their Community Manager are both women. They had a senior producer who was a woman who left. Their best animator (in my opinion) is a a woman so this is a pretty non-starter position.

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ecchiboy590

I’ve lost all faith in Kick Starter games.

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G I G A B E A R

This is perhaps the greatest tragedy of AoC. A game which had everything going for it. A great community, promising early development, and a huge influx of crowdfunding cash.

We’ll be dealing with the fallout to crowdfunding in general for a long time no matter what becomes of Intrepid Studios.

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Sorenthaz

To be honest the Battle Royale portion of Apocalypse had:

  1. Little/no advertising.
  2. Little/no reason to bother with it beyond the battle pass cosmetics.
  3. Little/no talk about it or even updates to it since October.

And also they did a really kind of dumb/greedy move by putting up a special outfit for those who hit the end of the battle pass by the end of October, when the pass would last until… mid-December? So that encouraged folks to either nolife grind the game for a month and quit it, or just buy embers if they were that hooked into the fear of missing out.

The BR mode is fun, don’t get me wrong, but it was always small to begin with, only having like ~250-300 people playing it at peak. It didn’t try to get more folks in outside of attempting to advertise on MMO sites with the free cape, and it relied hard on FOMO tactics to keep people playing or paying… only to blow that load within the first month.

BRs basically depend on an active development pace and it’s probably better that they haven’t been doing that just because then folks would be worried they’re spending too much time on the BR rather than other aspects of AoC. Instead they’ve shown they’re working on getting castle sieges ready to be included in Apocalypse.

So really, there’s no reason to bother with it until Castle Siege comes out now. I don’t think another battle pass season is going to revive the BR, and trying to put FOMO pressure on people again would be really dumb.

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G I G A B E A R

Gigabear was right on this one. Sorry Steven, nuking my thousand dollar account isn’t going to change that reality. The BR never should have happened. It should be canceled immediately, and all focus pushed to the MMORPG and getting the alpha up and running.

Cosmetics look nice at least. But that kind of feeds back into the perception problem people have with Intrepid. The cash shop gets updates and is generally on time. The letters which are supposed to give info on the MMORPG get delayed or canceled.

We need a REAL MMORPG update ASAP. I still think this project can be saved, but the window is closing on that. Perhaps the alpha 1 will be good and it can bounce back. I’ll know more once I get to play it.

I note their official twitter loves MOP articles, and tweets them out whenever they speak on the game(makes it easy to comment on them :) ). Wonder if they shall do so in this case, or cast this platform aside just as they did me when my own opinions shifted?

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Pepperzine

Giga, you really should let this game go. Was worried about the distress you had the last time you were commenting on it, was hoping you had moved onto greener pastures and had left this mess behind you. It’s not worth your effort, time, or money. As Marie Kondo would say, ask yourself “Does this spark joy?”

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G I G A B E A R

As a matter of principle I will not be bullied out of a game or community, not even by the alleged CEO. If he had come to me and simply asked, there is little I’d not have done at his request.

Throughout this process I have done everything in my power to reconcile. At every turn these efforts were either ignored or I was threatened with punishment in some way for the attempt, finally receiving a 3 day suspension to my accoutn for a very concicliatory and respectful request that I be allowed to post on the forums, on which I have never broken any rules, so my testing access actually mattered.

I’m confident I’ve been “blacklisted.”And I don’t do blacklists.

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Jahlon

For the record, since you clearly want people to know the story yet refuse to tell the truth.

Your account wasn’t nuked because of anything you were saying on any social media platforms. You have admitted that you were warned not to submit any more tickets through the account services ticketing system about your social/community banned. You informed everyone you were warned that if you did it again they would ban your account for abuse of the ticket system. Lo and behold, they banned your account for abuse of the ticketing system.

You continue to try to paint Intrepid Studios as the “bad guys” in this tale, however, you twist the narrative.

Instead of people being able to spend time discussing the situation, you force people to correct your version which is chalk full of lies and half-truths.

This article is about the cosmetics and the issues the BR is having. None of them are about Intrepid’s community moderation. Keep to the point at hand. The BR mode is failing. That is the point at hand. The BR mode seems to have been abandoned by Intrepid as the week 10 quests don’t even have any text on them. That is the important news, not your perma-banning for legitimate reasons.

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G I G A B E A R

Allow me to “keep to the point” then, even though you spent 3 paragraphs launching into a personal attack including a seriously incorrect reason for my ban before suggesting it. Probably best to skip that part next time, or at least be factual while doing so.

Intrepid Studios made a battle royale. I told them at length this would have dire consequences, as did many others. I was made an example of, as have others. Death’s Proxy. Ziz. And about 20 other lower profile persons. Some were allow back after bending the knee, despite not having broken rules and being personally removed by Steven after publicly disagreeing with him. Some have not, or won’t bend the knee and won’t be allowed back as a result.

Now we arrive today where you have pretty much adopted my entire platform from last year and agree with me on almost everything outside of my ban. And the reason for that is personal bias because I said something you took offense to and have since apologized for.

So you see? We have no real issue here. You have called for this “abomination” to be canceled, and so have I. You have called Intrepid out for communications and transparency, as I did last year.

The only difference is I did it before it was fashionable.

Also, I hope you follow Ember closely for a demonstration of actual transparent development.

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Paladin Glorious

I’m a new content creator and new community member, and I want to point out that I’m a victim of Gigabear. Ever since I joined the Ashes community, I was constantly accused as this guy’s alt because he had a PROVEN history of creating sock puppet alts to try and get himself unbanned.

After getting accused of being his alt so many times, what REALLY shocked me was a video that interviewed many controversial members of the community, which included Gigabear. And he openly ADMITTED to posting the very personal information of the studio owners on his Twitter.

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G I G A B E A R

Lets be clear, the doc was a business filling that was public record. What I didn’t know is they registered the studio AT THEIR HOUSE instead of its actual addres. The moment I was made aware, I deleted it at once. And by “admitted,” you mean apologized profusely.

This is I believe why my game account was terminated. Though Intrepid refused to clarify the reason so I am guessing. Probably because their community manager said people wouldn’t get punished in game for social media.

It’s not relevant at this point. I’ve advised everyone to keep their social and game accounts separate so this never becomes an issue for them, or me, ever again.

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G I G A B E A R

Finally, this is getting to be very disruptive to the article. So I’m going to bow out, and apologize to the author while doing so. I can only control myself though.

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Jahlon

Just so we are clear here, I haven’t adopted your platform. I’ve been covering Ashes of Creation since 13 Oct 2017, long before you were even in the Ashes community.

I was the first Content Creator, in fact the first media person at all, to have a crack at Steven and the Battle Royale and the monetization of it. At the time I asked just about the hardest question that could be delivered. Steven went on the record unplugged with a non-canned statement, and its a statement that even today I’m sure he regrets giving.

When you say stuff like “I told them at length this would have dire consequences…” its almost comical. You aren’t an influential content creator, you aren’t a Peon, or a Krojak, you aren’t a media outlet like MMORPG or Massively, you are a nobody screaming into a Twitter account that is half bot accounts.

As far as personal bias, I don’t have one towards you other than you are a liar who wants to attack Intrepid for things they haven’t done and then delete the posts. Why do you think 5 individuals keep records of your twitter account, including keeping it archived by three different archiving sites?

Everyone keeps saying that if you say anything negative about Steven or Intrepid you will get perma banned, however, I have 85 video commentaries about Ashes of Creation, and most of them are less than flattering, but since I base them in fact and citations and not spin and emotion I’m still very much not only a member of the Community but still an Official Content Creator.

Ziz was removed from the Content Creator program because of videos that were factually wrong, after having been given guidelines the expectation for Content Creators was to be factually accurate, even if you were going negative.

There are a lot of issues with Ashes of Creation, Intrepid Studios, Apocalypse, the development of the game, etc. Maybe you should stay out of it for a while so people who want to actually report facts and discuss facts can do so. Otherwise, stop trying to say people who are correcting the record are wrong, since its the responsible thing to do when dealing with slanderous people like you.

Intrepid has enough blackmarks on its record without lies and slander.

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Sorenthaz

At the time I asked just about the hardest question that could be delivered. Steven went on the record unplugged with a non-canned statement, and its a statement that even today I’m sure he regrets giving.

Any chance I could get a link to that out of curiosity?

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PanagiotisLial1

Let me a moment to understand this.

The game bans people for using the ticket system … aka the support?

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G I G A B E A R

Yes. They absolutely do, although that is not why I was banned. My account was placed on on a three day suspension and final warning for it as a first offense though with the outright threat I WOULD be banned if I sent any further tickets.

I was then permabanned for a tweet as best as I can tell, separated from my thousand dollar alpha 1 account with no refund.

Here is the full text of that ticket which got me punished:

“”First, I offer my last thread on the official forums: https://forums.ashesofcreation.com/discussion/41261/on-the-pitfalls-of-light-moderation

I can find no issue at all with it, and considering the timing of the ban was right as I was discord banned, I don’t believe there was one. I handled myself well despite numerous personal attacks against me, exactly as I should have.

To the point, I wish to be able to post feedback on the alpha 1 and castle sieges as they are released to us. With no ability to do so, Alpha 1 access becomes a mere demo for me, which is absolutely not the reason I bought into it.

I acknowledge I have said many objectionable things about Intrepid. You can expect that to cease immediately if I am given a constructive way in which to express myself. I’m frustrated to be kept away from the community and process. It’s been nearly a year, and I feel that is plenty of time for whatever I did which warranted the initial ban.

I care about the game even after all that has happened. And I wish to resolve the issues surrounding me and Ashes of Creation. But I can’t do that without help.

If an appeal is too much, then simply give me a chance to demonstrate good behavior, and upon doing so, reinstate my forum access only upon the release of castle sieges or alpha 1.

As to whichever community team member reads this, please understand we have never spoken directly. All you know of me is what others have told you. I’m not the devil lol, just a guy who got too passionate about the game. Please consider this request, thank you.””

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Jahlon

They ban people for abusing the ticket system, not for using it.

For example, when you have been banned for being toxic on their Discord, their Twitter, their Twitch Channel and their YouTube channel and you send in multiple tickets daily appealing your ban they warn you to stop using the ticket system to try to get your ban overturned.

Then they finally tell you to stop it or you’ll be permabanned, and you do it again, they do in fact ban you.

I’ve used the Ticket System on a number of occasions, and Samantha, Violet Light, Quaternion Slerp, and the Q&A team members have all responded back and forth with me working on what the issue is.

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G I G A B E A R

Dude, why can’t you just stop lying? I got twitch banned for asking “will in game moderation be as strict as the community platforms?”

I don’t care if you want to come at me, but someone who lectures about factual accuracy really needs to practice it.

TLDR. CITATION NEEDED for my supposed toxicity outside of MY PERSONAL TWITTER. Which I’m not saying is totally ok, but it’s not anything to do with IS or their platforms. Nor is it moderated by them.

And this will be my reply to you each time you make such accusations with no evidence. Citation needed. You will have none, because compared to the people on discord calling me an animal rapist and pedophile(who never got punished) I was the patron saint of civility!

You yourself insult me often on said discord, a direct breach of Intrepid’s community guidelines. You get a pass, because the CEO hates me, or something.

And posting pics of my cut up dismembered WoW avatar bleeding all over is creepy, as is that pic with all the gunspointed at his head.

Again, practice what you preach, then lecture. You are far more toxic than I. And I have the posts to show it. You already got clapped once over a complaint I made,and deservedly so.

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Jahlon

My statement:

For example, when you have been banned for being toxic on their Discord, their Twitter, their Twitch Channel and their YouTube channel and you send in multiple tickets daily appealing your ban

Citation: https://imgur.com/y6ecMPD

Source: GloriusMLMOverlord – Ironically, one of the many alternative personas you have conjured in order to ban evade and drag Intrepid’s name through the mud.

You seem to think Intrepid has to issue you warnings on Twitch to ban you from Twitch, on Discord to ban you from Discord, on Twitter to ban you from Twitter and so on. A known bad actor is a known bad actor. Once you get banned from the social media of a group, they can carpet ban you from all other platforms.

Sort of like you did, when you preemptively banned me from all platforms you know I’m on. (Which the irony of such a statement is just so delicious)

Intrepid’s policy of handling you does not make them bad people. It makes them responsible. It signals them sending the disruptive student to the principal so they can continue teaching all the other children. You bring nothing positive to the discussion or the community. Even when given a punishment you extort them, going so far as to threaten a hunger strike, in order to get them to unban you.

Now, if you finally want to get back to talking about what Chris wrote in his article about the population, that would be amazing.

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G I G A B E A R

I stopped reading when I saw the citation was on a reddit(mmorpg reddit) that isn’t even an AOC reddit, and not even my reddit account. Stop wasting my time.

CITATION NEEDED.

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Jahlon

You’ve already admitted that’s your alt.

Pepperzine
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Pepperzine

Guys, chill. It doesn’t even matter.

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G I G A B E A R

Yes, and the images you linked are not toxic statements. They are an acknowledgment that I was banned from 3 platforms at once. Not that I was banned for a legitimate reason.

Where are these toxic statements outside of twitter? If I’m SO BAD that people run an archiver on me, the evidence should be insurmountable.

Unless I’m not actually bad, then you’d have difficulty actually finding them proof.

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Jahlon

You Doxxed John Moore
You Doxxed Unknown
You created over 20 alt accounts on Discord to Ban Evade
You disrupted a charity event in 2018 by spamming the Discord with @s towards the Staff
You threatened a hunger strike if you weren’t unbanned
You accuse people of forging comments that you’ve made (and admitted you’ve made them)
You attempted to hijack the Reddit [and failed]
You attempted to get Discord Trust and Safety to delete the official server [and failed]

Again, if you want to keep bringing your personal story onto centerstage I can keep rehashing it.

Or you can stick to the facts at hand about the things Intrepid really is doing wrong.

I’d actually LOVE to have a conversation about all the things Intrepid is getting wrong, but you just have to keep on about how they personally wronged you.

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G I G A B E A R

You know where to find me, but have never come to the unofficial discord to have that convo.

You want to discuss Intrepid’s issues other then censorship? I’ve got no problem with that. I think it’s their biggest failing, but I can table it I suppose.

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Jahlon

Sure what issue would you like to discuss then?

Oh and by the way:

“You already got clapped once over a complaint I made,and deservedly so.”

Um. Nope. Sorry. I’ve gotten exactly 1 infraction in the community, and it was for an image I posted that had nothing to do with you.

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G I G A B E A R

We can discuss anything and everything aoc related. Development direction, the BR in general. Will sieges actually help? My lifetime sub to the game. Anything is fine.

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Jahlon

You don’t have a lifetime sub to the game. You purchased a $500 Intrepid Pack from the website, which did not include a lifetime subscription, it included 12 months of subscription time.

This right here, is why its difficult to take you seriously. You don’t even know what comes with your package.

Beyond that, pick a topic and go

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G I G A B E A R

Jahlon, you can even ask Belle and Greypelt on this (they sent me the cut and paste response). I was looking for a KS some time back in 2018. I had intended to use it as an alt since it doesn’t have Stuffertons, but I guess it shall have to be my main.

I’m only confused why you didn’t pick one up as well. It was legitimate under the rules until fairly recently to do this. You just couldn’t discuss it on official channels.

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Jahlon

So you are saying you have 2 accounts

One has the $500 Intrepid pack, your Stufferton Cosmetic, and upwards of $500 worth of cosmetics on it.

And a second account with a Lifetime sub, which would have cost you at least $500 if not more.

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G I G A B E A R

An alt I could run forever and not have to pay for? And get into future tests sooner than Intrepid backers? A steal at that price. Of course this was when I was super excited for the game. Now, not so much.

Can’t even use my true name on it now. Which ironically means I’ll have a lot of friends from the discord who despise “Gigabear” but will be chill with me in game.

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Jahlon

So really you are well beyond the $1000 mark and closer to the $1500 mark?

Unless you are counting $500 + cosmetics + $500 alt account

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G I G A B E A R

Going to be even higher before this is over. This month’s cosmetics looking great.

Not happy about losing all my cosmetics, but I guess I’ll consider this a consolidation and a lesson learned.

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Jahlon

Wait.

So even after all your complaints, all your waving the war flag, all your saying “responsibility as a business to not rip people off” you are going to give them MORE money?

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G I G A B E A R

I give Blizzard money all the time. I do this because I love the game. despite disliking their company.

My issue isn’t with Ashes and I’m still super passionate about being a part of the game.

I’m going to have fun regardless. As will others around me, even if they don’t know who I am. I can’t possibly let current issues get in the way of that.

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Jahlon

So you financially support companies that you fundamentally disagree with?

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G I G A B E A R

It is at this point where I wonder where me being super-passionate(obsessed) with Ashes has been lost in translation.

Lucifer himself could buy the rights to the game and I’d still play it. I am far beyond the point where I’m giving up on it, even if I don’t think Ashes will survive. At least I’ll be there.

I also really want a way to channel that passion positively, and I’m not allowed to do that with the process, so there is only the game itself left.

But I guess your question makes sense if you are operating under the presumption I hate Intrepid, or Steven, or the game, or the community or whatever.

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Jahlon

Well based on your comments in this very news article, I don’t think you are going to convince very many people that you are happy with Steven and Intrepid.

Plus, you had your chance to channel things positively. You’ve done everything from threaten class action lawsuits to hunger strikes.

You think anyone takes you seriously?

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G I G A B E A R

I’m not happy with them. I said I don’t HATE them, there is a difference there. I did have a chance to be positive, and put it to great use. Then the BR hit, and there was no way to be positive without outright lying about the state of the game.

But in the game, it’s different. I can just enjoy myself and do what I actually came here to do in the first place. I had hoped to do it with the dev’s blessing. But I guess I’ll just have to try really hard to pretend they don’t exist and get my “community-driven” development from another company which actually practices the concept.

Tomorrow actually.

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Jahlon

So, you are not happy with them, but back in November of 2018 you created a Discord for the sole purpose of bringing them down.

That Discord lasted 5 days.

You also realize you’ll never be part of the community as long as you have to lie about who you are right?

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G I G A B E A R

Here is how this goes. I hop on a server. I can name myself Altly McAltface, and it makes little difference.

As long as I improve the enjoyment of the game for my server, and believe me I did this in spades in WoW, I consider that a win.

I think you will be quite surprised to find out the Gigabear Effect doesn’t care what name I’m running at the time.

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Jahlon

Yes, but it will never be you. Only a fake persona that you have you live under.

At the end of the day living a lie is living a lie.

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G I G A B E A R

It’s adorable that you are ascribing the same value to a character handle which is made up by definition to an actual real name, which nobody is using anyway.

Not even Steven will be running his online persona. Is he “living a lie” by not being sorceror or Sandalgod or GM_Steven? Of course not.

Speaking of Steven, reconciling with him is going to be great. He doesn’t dislike me. He dislikes a name and a host of misconceptions about me. Easily fixed with a new handle. I’ll be back to getting heart emojies in no time.

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Jahlon

No, your fake personality will be accepted until the moment you drop the mask and reveal that its you the person underneath. At that point, you’ll be kicked to the curb.

Just like when you outed Bking, Bob the Nikua, and all your other alts.

You have said time and time again that you will fix this, in fact you once said

“It’s been fun, but the fact is when I come back it’ll be on Gigabear. Do not worry, I’ll be back before you know it”

Still waiting to see you on the official Discord. When you getting your ban lifted?

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G I G A B E A R

The real me was the one Steven was proposing giving the world’s biggest teddy bear golem to.

This? This is the part that’s against my nature.

You’ll never sniff me out. Nobody will. And in time I’ll be the same highly-regarded community member I would have been had the BR never happened.

One day I can reveal the name, when the game is winding down, which sadly probably will be not long after the launch party.

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Jahlon

And if at the end of the day living a lie for however long Ashes runs makes you happy, then you do you.

Clearly though, most of your arguments must be nonsense if you are

1) Going to continue financially supporting the game
2) Going to play the game
3) Lie about who you are in order to play the game

I find it odd with your left hand you would cheer on Intrepid and Ashes and all the “fun” you are going to have and with your right hand file BBB scam complaints.

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G I G A B E A R

I love Ashes. However I am not a fan of certain Intrepid personnel who CURRENTLY have a role in the game. I’m not boycotting the game because Steven. In fact he’s a big part of why I’m so determined to play it.

Doing otherwise sets a precedent that a dev can ban you for anything. And that is simply not the case in year 2020. As I will prove.

Why you even care I don’t know. Really, you ought to be dealing with the campaign to have you banned instead of wasting time on me. One of those situations you can sway to your benefit.

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Jahlon

There will always be a campaign to have me banned in one venue or another.

At the end of the day I read the rules, I follow them for the most part, and when the moderation tells me to back it down, I back it down.

To date I have one official warning on my record and three mod bot slaps on the wrist, so I’m not concerned.

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Solaris

Don’t feed the bears.

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PanagiotisLial1

These two have a personal vendetta or something?

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Paladin Glorious

I am a new content creator who recently joined the community, and after being accused of being Gigabear’s alt countless times I HAD to find out more.

Despite what I can do with posting videos and trying to be positive about Ashes, a video which interviewed multiple controversial members of the community came out about a week ago was very shocking.

Especially Gigabear’s segment. At one point, for whatever reason, he openly admitted to posting very personal information of the studio’s owner on his twitter. Later on, he also explained that kicking up a MASSIVE storm after his first community ban worked in guilt tripping the owner into lifting the ban. Gigabear has been trying the same thing over and over again for the last 12 months because it worked the first time!

Because of this guy, I’m a victim of everyone growing suspicious of new community members. He has a HISTORY of creating all kinds of Discord alts to sock puppet his way into making admins think “maybe he’s not so bad after all, so we’ll unban him.”

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Sorenthaz

Yeah that’s a pretty big yikes, and kind of makes me glad I’ve largely stayed out of the drama and just sort of quietly checked in on things here/there.

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G I G A B E A R

I’m confident that is not actually Paladin Glorious. We speak often, and he didn’t blame me at all for the people attacking him for being me.

This is probably actually Davlos, a phoenix initiative member(high tier backer trying to protect AoC at all costs) who goes to threads I post and is the originator of those HEAVILY EDITED videos which leave out all the important context. And if it is you Davlos, you should be proud of your campaign against me and own it.

You are right though, I wish I too were not involved in this drama. But Intrepid has to be held accountable if they are to ever release a quality product. A little inconvenience on my part is a small price to pay.

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Sorenthaz

I mean I can literally see in the AoC Discord through some basic search history on your name that Paladin Glorious was wondering why people were accusing him of being you last Wednesday and was getting very annoyed at getting accused of being you on a regular basis.

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G I G A B E A R

Yes this is true, but he was annoyed at those doing it, not me. We’ve spoken in DM about the incident, and his solution was to just stop posting on the discord. Which is crappy, but there wasn’t anything I can do to help him.

I’ve asked him if this is his account, but no reply yet.

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G I G A B E A R

I heard back from him on discord. THIS IS NOT HIM, it is a fraud.

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Sorenthaz

Yeah, I stand corrected on the fact that that’s not Paladin Glorious.

But that just further reinforces my belief that some of you people need to go seek some heavy amount of therapy.

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PanagiotisLial1

Is there an award for worst game community this year on MoP? If yes I nominate AoC for it

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laelgon

I’m curious if they’ll still go forward with adding the siege game mode to Apocalypse. That seems like something that would garner more interest from the people who want the MMO.

I’d have to imagine they’ve lost money on Apocalypse. I know “It’s being used to test combat for the MMO” but they were surely expecting their battle pass to recoup the cost spent making it over all those months. Hard to see it as much other than wasted development time and money.

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Sorenthaz

Castle Siege is pretty much what folks are waiting on now since the BR hasn’t had any updates since like late October iirc.

The problem is that with a BR it requires steady updates every few weeks. It hasn’t had anything new added to it and the main thing to keep folks incentivized has been Fear of Missing Out cosmetics.

But they basically encouraged anyone who got into it to buy all the battle pass levels or grind their life away by the end of October. So those who wanted the Halloween-esque outfit are now sitting at max level for the battle pass and there’s literally no other incentive to play beyond having fun with it. But when no one’s queuing, there’s no point in bothering with it.

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Sorenthaz

And if they did keep doing updates to the BR mode, folks would be worried that they’re focusing too much on that. So it’s better for them to just focus on Castle Siege and let the BR mode die since they already got what they needed out of it.

Then maybe once Castle Siege is released they can whip out another battle pass or w/e and maybe folks will be more inclined to check out the BR alongside Castle Sieges.

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Jahlon

I do agree with you, however, leaving their week 10 quests just blank is a huge black eye to them. That is just an indicator that they’ve abandoned the product.

If they want to abandon ship, then at least say something about it so people aren’t left wondering.

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Sorenthaz

Oh, they left the week 10 quests blank? That’s pretty bad, yeah…

It seems like they’re basically just giving it the silent treatment and focusing solely on Castle Siege since they got whatever they could out of the BR mode.