Ashes of Creation shares the lore and the development of the Scalerunner mount

    
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Ashes of Creation shares the lore and the development of the Scalerunner mount

Ashes of Creation is adding a new mount, and as is often the case when this happens, there’s a big ol’ lore dump that weaves a story about why players can ride giant-sized fauna. So it is with the Scalerunner, a very large and very good lizard friend that has its roots in local game world myth.

The Scalerunner itself is a fearsome beast with impressive agility and a venomous bite, which led to a number of tales warning villagers away from roaming the lands at night or warning children from misbehaving unless the maw of a Scalerunner finds them. While the Scalerunner itself is not a particularly aggressive creature, its actual danger is very real, particularly those which are bred for war. Raising a Scalerunner for battle purposes is described as a months-long process, but also a worthy effort; there have been tales of how a group of Scalerunner riders have turned the tide of battle.

All of this is certainly well and good and interesting, but perhaps you’re the sort of person who would rather see the Scalerunner in action. In that case, the embedded video below features not only the actual development process of this new mount, but a whole bunch of lizard riding footage. Giddy up, giant iguana friend!

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Dug From The Earth

So they took the chocobo grind from FF14 and put it in this game. Lovely

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Jahlon

Are you talking about leveling up your mounts?

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Winter

to be critical it’s making me wonder if this is the fantasy version of Star Citizen..

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G I G A B E A R

Star Citizen has a playable alpha at least and an actual developer heading it up.

AoC looks to be more like EQ Next in how it’s unfolding. But later this month we’ll supposedly get a look at the alpha and we’ll know then if the game is an elaborate hoax or they have a viable product.

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Winter

I meant in the way that it is being developed etc. Star Citizen has a playable alpha but it took a long time to get there. Time will tell however

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G I G A B E A R

That is true. Crowdfunding projects are often delayed. That alone is not necessarily cause for concern. But the other stuff is, such as the failed attempt to launch a BR twice. Making a BR in the first place. The disastrous website issues. Various departures of personnel along with major issues filling key positions.

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Godnaz

Dont forget that two years ago, Intrepid Studios banned and/or refunded the accounts of their top community ambassadors and streamers who were constructively vocal against supporting the push of Battle Royal, the publishing partnership with My.com (who now gets to make decisions) and a host of other shady things that essentially pushed out the people who pledged to fund the game and closed communications, only promising to post update videos like this one.

Then studio head, Steven Sharif (in so many diplomatic words) told the community that they got their initial $3.2 million needed and were going a new direction. They offered refunds to those who didn’t like it and the funding has slowed to a crawl. They don’t have to report to the AoC community anymore.

Yep, Star Citizen has been a lengthy and expensive project but it can’t hold a candle to how bad the backers of AoC have been treated. Even for how badly I want a new MMORPG, being there on AoC launch day is out of the question.

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G I G A B E A R

Oh I’m very much aware of Intrepid’s abandonment of community-driven development.

Can confirm some people are getting game banned for negative commentary of the game as well, even on their own personal social platforms.

It’s really sad. Sharif seems to be taking the “F the haters” approach against people who aren’t haters, and most importantly, have very valid concerns and points.

We’ll see how it goes for him later this month, if he dares even show the alpha.

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Jahlon

Can also confirm people are getting game banned for doxxing staff publicly on Twitter. If we are going to tell the story, let’s make sure we tell the whole story, especially when it comes to game bans.

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Jahlon

To date, Intrepid has banned two content creators.

One for passing off factually incorrect information, the other for being inflammatory and toxic and not really producing any content anyway.

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Jahlon

Had two good conversations with Intrepid in the past week. One with Steven and one with Margaret.

Steven basically owned up to the missteps back in 2017 and 2018 with his not hiring producers and putting “producer” responsibilities on his team leads. In early 2019 they on-boarded their producers, including Babbletr0n from the Blade and Soul team, and they have since been making good progress.

The other one was with Margaret, and she’s working on helping clean up the list of things owed to the community. In fact, just today they put out a zen-desk article that helps clear up the confusion on the Dec 2018/Jan 2019 store where people couldn’t make purchases. Some people might not think this is important, but it is something they owed the community.

Alpha 1 preview is this month so we will have to wait and see.

Plus the new cosmetics this month look amazing.

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Pepperzine

Plus the new cosmetics this month look amazing.

Are these cosmetics they’re selling? If so, it’s laughable to point out cosmetics being sold for a game at this stage of development look amazing…

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Sorenthaz

Oh wow you weren’t kidding on those cosmetics. Reminds me of Terraria’s Crimson theme-wise except not using SNES-esque graphics.

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Jarette Domongatt

Why are they showing stuff that does not pique the interest of their backers?
Looking at landscape, its empty. Here’s me hoping to get that at least Witcher 3 level of details.

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micedicetwice

One more mount, yay! By the end of the year, we’ll have two, or even three more!

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G I G A B E A R

90% of what is coming out of Intrepid is cosmetic item related.

I’ve already written it off, and I suspect if the alpha 1 first look this month is more of their usual fluff, I will be far from the only one.