Ashes of Creation’s community propels hype through infographics and polls

    
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With Alpha One testing starting this month, Ashes of Creation has a lot to show the world to help bolster confidence in this upcoming MMORPG. The April development video was a good step in that direction, but what’s especially helpful in generating hype is what the community itself is doing.

In this past month’s newsletter, Intrepid Studios asked players what non-progression activities they most enjoyed in MMOs, which might be telling for future Ashes of Creation features. The answers ranged from a strong emphasis on exploration, player-created content, decoration, minigames, and “pursuing the highest art of any multiplayer game: FASHION!”

Over on the forums, one artistic and enthusiastic fan whipped up a couple of infographics to lay out Ashes of Creation’s key features and playable races. It’s so well-done, you’d think that it was studio made. It’s very helpful if you’re new to the game and want a quick catch-up on what it’s claiming to offer.

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Covynant001

“what it’s claiming to offer.”

We’ll see….

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Perhaps there is some merit to this project, but I fear they may start OK, but further down the line they may go casual and ruin the experience. Usually happens with the more successful games.

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Joshua Bazgrim

The emblems, artwork, and text are all studio made… Someone just cropped them out and put them on a black background. While cool, I find the wording a little misleading. These aren’t fan drawings or words. You can find everything from that infograph on the wiki word for word with the same pictures released from Intrepid Studios.

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Solaris

High hopes for this one and starting to feel like I won’t be let down.

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Sorenthaz

If it somehow does turn out to be a letdown or scam they sure as heck have done a good job making it look really convincing/promising. Considering Apocalypse gave a playable glimpse of what they were toying with (destructible environments, some weapons/abilities, etc.) the only real way I could see them letting folks down is if somehow their systems (like nodes) don’t work quite the way that they said they would. But it doesn’t seem like they intend whatsoever on scaling things back or watering it down for now.

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Matthew Yetter

Agreed. While the community may not have always liked the things that the studio has had to say or certain decisions, I don’t think anyone can complain that they have had a lack of communication. And even the stuff that the community complained about is now proving to be exactly what the studio had promised — a test bed for the features that would go into the finished game.

The is the only Kickstarted MMO that I have any hope for. Well, Book of Travels seems to be moving along well also but I don’t know that I’m actually interested in that one.

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Pepperzine

Infographs and polls are not hype propelling to me.