Introduction to Ashes of Creation

After my announcement about leaving Elder Scrolls Online, I’ve had a lot of folks tell me about this game, Ashes of Creation.  I started to look into it and corresponding with the developers and it looks very promising.  I think the problem with newer MMOs is the sandbox elements are all but gone.  Meaning, it’s a theme park, going from one mundane task to another with an never ending hamster wheel.  Remember the old school Ultima Online?  Or Star Wars Galaxies?  Players impacted the world dynamically and that’s what has me excited about this game.  Here’s what I know so far.

  • Website – ashesofcreation.com
  • Referral Program – If you decide to start an account, you can use this code (https://www.ashesofcreation.com/ref/Deltia/) to directly benefit me both in and out of game.  You don’t have to pay anything, but its a huge help for content creators like myself moving forward.
  • Live Stream – I’ll be live streaming an interview with the developers on Monday May 1st on my YouTube Gaming channel here 3:30PM PDT.
  • Setting – High fantasy open world with a malleable world. Meaning, you can build, destroy, create the world.  There are pre-placed point of interest, but overall the environment can be altered by the players and guilds.
  • Not Free 2 Play, Pay 2 Win, micro transaction nutmachine.
  • PvP – Seems like old school Warhammer Online / Elder Scrolls Online.  Big siege, impactful open world fighting and even instanced based arena types.
  • PvE – Traditional questing, dungeons and boss fights.
  • The main point of emphasis I keep encountering while doing the  research on this game seems that it’s all about players choices and how players impact the world.  Change, creation, developing towns which can be destroyed or created.  It’s the old school reason I loved MMOs, players make the world.

While this might not be for everyone and I don’t know the release date, I’ll be looking into this game along with Destiny 2.  PC MMOs are my thing, but I’ve gotten burnt out on theme park, microtransation heavy liner MMOs.  I think this could break the chain and be a huge hit for hardcore MMO goers.  Consider checking out there Kickstarer launching May 1st and I’ll have more coverage as I begin playing!

18 Comments

  1. Marc Ayats on April 30, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I’m with you in this one m8. Been tired of ESO for the last months just doing dailies. Now, have to change the meta again would be refreshing but this recommendation of yours looks really promissing.
    Let us know in wich server you play or realm or whatever they are called. Ild love to discober this new world with you all!

    • Deltia on May 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Oh yeah we will have an Army of nuggets!

  2. Bill Malone on April 30, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Looks very interesting….may be following you there:)
    Followed the link and registered:)

    Thanks for all you do!!
    Semper Fi

  3. Brandon Kerber on May 1, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Super excited, this looks dope. Really enjoyed watching your ESO videos so I’m excited to see your videos for this.

    Cheers!

  4. Draco on May 2, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Do you have a link where we can watch last night’s live stream? It was way too late for me (past midnight).

  5. Webkko Walting on May 2, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Registered through your ref-link, Deltia. Game looks promising and reminds me a little bit of FF XIV.

    Hope to see you ingame 🙂

  6. Felix on May 2, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    In 2018 :O

  7. Jeremy Keczan on May 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Followed link and registered.

    Thanks!

  8. William P Malone on May 2, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    The more I dig into this game the more excited I get! Wish it was not so far off:) I just pledged at the $80 level:

    Pioneer – Early Bird Limited!
    Invite to Closed Beta – Phase 1
    1 Additional Month of game time (3 Total)
    Character name reservation – 1 Name reservation
    Kickstarter Exclusive – Obsidian Stallion
    Kickstarter Exclusive – Falcon pet
    Kickstarter Exclusive – Character Pioneer’s cloak
    Kickstarter Exclusive – Freehold appearance bundle Tier 1
    Access to in-game Chat Emoji pack – Tier 3
    Additional character creation customization options – Tier 3
    Unique “Pioneer” forum badge
    Unique in-game character title “Pioneer”

    Hope to see you in-game once it launches:)

  9. Bill Malone on May 2, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The more I look into this game the more excited I get. Too bad the release date is so far off:) I just backed at the $80 level. Hope to see you in-game once released:)

    Pioneer – Early Bird Limited!
    Invite to Closed Beta – Phase 1
    1 Additional Month of game time (3 Total)
    Character name reservation – 1 Name reservation
    Kickstarter Exclusive – Obsidian Stallion
    Kickstarter Exclusive – Falcon pet
    Kickstarter Exclusive – Character Pioneer’s cloak
    Kickstarter Exclusive – Freehold appearance bundle Tier 1
    Access to in-game Chat Emoji pack – Tier 3
    Additional character creation customization options – Tier 3
    Unique “Pioneer” forum badge
    Unique in-game character title “Pioneer”

  10. Persson on May 2, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    star wars galaxies was imo the best MMO in scope minus a few graphic bugs- before it was destroyed by the new game enhancement.
    Any game the brings back that huge universe scope will get my money

  11. Felix on May 3, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Wow, you deleted my comment.
    You hereby lost all my respect.

    • Deltia on May 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      I didn’t delete a comment, I have to approve them.

  12. Weolo on May 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    I hope you find the game you are looking for. I too am looking for the same kind of game and hope Ashes of Creation works out.
    Good luck and have fun!

  13. Bill Malone on May 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Do you have any solid plans for your “Army of nuggets?”

    I am all in:)

  14. Darkweaver on May 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Why does it sound to me like you have turned against ESO?

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