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Ashes of Creation Creative Director Speaks In In-Depth AMA | MMORPG.com

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imageAshes of Creation Creative Director Speaks In In-Depth AMA | MMORPG.com

In anticipation for its upcoming Alpha 2 release, Steven Sharif, joined several content creators for a lengthy community AMA.

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  • goldboyy45goldboyy45 Member UncommonPosts: 307
    edited May 13
    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,196
    Keep in mind that the "AMA" was limited to handpicked influencers chosen by Stephen.

    All time classic  MY NEW FAVORITE POST!  (Keep laying those bricks)

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  • emperorhades1emperorhades1 Member UncommonPosts: 338


    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.



    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.
    KallendaltzervoMadBomber13KyleranSovrathSarlariningear
  • KallendalKallendal Member UncommonPosts: 41
    Alpha 2 on the horizon. Time will tell. tbh, and not judging game play at all yet. But the carvan system was very appealing. Something new, and honest to a large world.
  • goldboyy45goldboyy45 Member UncommonPosts: 307






    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.






    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.



    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.
    KyleranSandmanjwemperorhades1
  • goldboyy45goldboyy45 Member UncommonPosts: 307
    edited May 13


    Keep in mind that the "AMA" was limited to handpicked influencers chosen by Stephen.



    lol, have you grown tired spewing hate for this project? What is the context of your pointless comment slap? you're telling the audience here to keep in mind steven handpicked these influencers...this is correct, and what is your point? That they will ask irrelevant or easy questions or what? These are 4 content creators interested in supporting the development of this project and well respected in the ashes community.
  • KaliGoldKaliGold Member UncommonPosts: 135
    I played Alpha 1. The game was a mess but the instanced pvp war/siege was great. I will check out Alpha 2 when it starts. So much has changed since Alpha 1.

    After all the hype surrounding so many games and they ended up being a huge disappointment(New World, Starfield, Diablo 4 etc), I am keeping my expectations in check with AOC.
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 23,499












    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.









    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.






    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.



    3yrs? Do you realise that some of us on here have memories good enough to hold you to that? See you in 2027. :)
    KyleranSovrathKidRisk
  • BabuinixBabuinix Member EpicPosts: 4,329
    KaliGold said:
    I played Alpha 1. The game was a mess but the instanced pvp war/siege was great. I will check out Alpha 2 when it starts. So much has changed since Alpha 1.

    After all the hype surrounding so many games and they ended up being a huge disappointment(New World, Starfield, Diablo 4 etc), I am keeping my expectations in check with AOC.
    What you mean by "the game was a mess"?

    Could you elaborate?
  • WargfootWargfoot Member RarePosts: 1,026


    Keep in mind that the "AMA" was limited to handpicked influencers chosen by Stephen.



    lol, have you grown tired spewing hate for this project? What is the context of your pointless comment slap? you're telling the audience here to keep in mind steven handpicked these influencers...this is correct, and what is your point? That they will ask irrelevant or easy questions or what? These are 4 content creators interested in supporting the development of this project and well respected in the ashes community.
    Way too early for a victory lap.
    Slapshot1188KyleranScot
  • AngrakhanAngrakhan Member EpicPosts: 1,410
    I will say "true stealth" is very difficult to balance. WoW ended up balancing it to the point the classes that had it couldn't really do the role they were designed to do namely take down high priority back row targets like healers and ranged DPS. At launch a rogue was to be feared in any PVP situation, but after a few expansions they just became an annoyance who could be CC'D, escaped, or their dps healed through.

    DAoC had a similar experience where they nerfed the opening attack so that if you duoed up with another stealth class the second opener would do a fraction of its normal damage.

    Won't surprise me if stealth classes in this game go through the same life cycle. Feared at launch but "balanced" into irrelevance after a few patches.
    Kyleran
  • WargfootWargfoot Member RarePosts: 1,026
    Angrakhan said:
    I will say "true stealth" is very difficult to balance. 
    It really isn't, as long as the intangible aspects are taken into account.

    What I mean is too many times balance is based upon two players going toe to toe in an open arena, which is a bad way to balance.  The better balance is based on actual game play and how the stealth is used.

    I played a warg for a couple of years in LOTRO so I've done quite a bit of stealthing.  If I tried to go toe to toe with about any opposition class I'd lose very handily.  However, you can bet I'd be the SOB cleaning up the terribly wounded trying to slink away from the battle.  

    The ability to pick and choose a fight is brutal if used well.
    As long as you're not afraid to be a total bastard, it's a great skill.
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,196
    edited May 13


    Keep in mind that the "AMA" was limited to handpicked influencers chosen by Stephen.



    lol, have you grown tired spewing hate for this project? What is the context of your pointless comment slap? you're telling the audience here to keep in mind steven handpicked these influencers...this is correct, and what is your point? That they will ask irrelevant or easy questions or what? These are 4 content creators interested in supporting the development of this project and well respected in the ashes community.
    Sure.  If you don't appreciate the fact that the people asking the questions are handpicked by the person they are asking, as well as likely having monetary benefit through the referral system, well, thats on you.


    ValdemarJtzervo

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  • XiaokiXiaoki Member EpicPosts: 3,932


    Keep in mind that the "AMA" was limited to handpicked influencers chosen by Stephen.



    lol, have you grown tired spewing hate for this project? What is the context of your pointless comment slap? you're telling the audience here to keep in mind steven handpicked these influencers...this is correct, and what is your point? That they will ask irrelevant or easy questions or what? These are 4 content creators interested in supporting the development of this project and well respected in the ashes community.

    Yeah, I'm sure these hand-picked muppets will definitely ask the hard ball, tough questions like "how awesome is Ashes of Creation?" and "is it difficult being so handsome and talented Mr Steven Shariff?"
    KyleranValdemarJtzervoSovrath
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 43,741

    Scot said:



















    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.












    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.









    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.






    3yrs? Do you realise that some of us on here have memories good enough to hold you to that? See you in 2027. :)



    Hey now, 7 years late is not too late, amirite? :)
    ValdemarJScot

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  • Butch808Butch808 Member UncommonPosts: 379
    Star Citizen will be out before this game.
  • SarlaSarla Member UncommonPosts: 336
    Their was a time I was interested in this game, that has passed..
    ValdemarJ
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 10,647
    Scot said:












    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.









    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.






    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.



    3yrs? Do you realise that some of us on here have memories good enough to hold you to that? See you in 2027. :)
    It's a real A2 so 2 years maybe longer won't be outside the norm. Can't wait to play A2. Wife and I upgraded our PCs. 
  • goldboyy45goldboyy45 Member UncommonPosts: 307

    Scot said:



















    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.












    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.









    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.






    3yrs? Do you realise that some of us on here have memories good enough to hold you to that? See you in 2027. :)



    I'll be here, not going anywhere.
    NanfoodleOldKingLog
  • OldKingLogOldKingLog Member RarePosts: 588

    Scot said:



















    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.












    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.









    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.






    3yrs? Do you realise that some of us on here have memories good enough to hold you to that? See you in 2027. :)



    I'll be here, not going anywhere.

    And neither is AoC. Kidding! 

    Meh don't mistake uninterested lethargy of any and all kickstarted MMO projects as hate. Given the piss poor track record of these types of crowdfunded games, many people have lost all faith a working MMO can be created this way.
    tzervoScotKyleran
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 23,499

    Scot said:



















    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.












    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.









    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.






    3yrs? Do you realise that some of us on here have memories good enough to hold you to that? See you in 2027. :)



    I'll be here, not going anywhere.
    One day since your last, so 1067 days and counting. ;)
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,196
    Scot said:

    Scot said:



















    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.












    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.









    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.






    3yrs? Do you realise that some of us on here have memories good enough to hold you to that? See you in 2027. :)



    I'll be here, not going anywhere.
    One day since your last, so 1067 days and counting. ;)
    Yes.  He doubled his yearly post count yesterday so hopefully we can keep a productive conversation up over the next 2 years! The more the merrier.  Different perspectives make for better discussions.

    All time classic  MY NEW FAVORITE POST!  (Keep laying those bricks)

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Proudly wearing the Harbinger badge since Dec 23, 2017. 

    Coined the phrase "Role-Playing a Development Team" January 2018

    "Oddly Slap is the main reason I stay in these forums." - Mystichaze April 9th 2018

  • goldboyy45goldboyy45 Member UncommonPosts: 307



    Scot said:





    Scot said:


























    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.















    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.












    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.









    3yrs? Do you realise that some of us on here have memories good enough to hold you to that? See you in 2027. :)






    I'll be here, not going anywhere.


    One day since your last, so 1067 days and counting. ;)


    Yes.  He doubled his yearly post count yesterday so hopefully we can keep a productive conversation up over the next 2 years! The more the merrier.  Different perspectives make for better discussions.




    Good, lets keep a productive conversation, just give the project a fair chance, believe me the project has a number of issues but let Intrepid cook, they are making progress.
  • emperorhades1emperorhades1 Member UncommonPosts: 338



    Scot said:





    Scot said:


























    Absolutely excited for Alpha-2 coming up in Q3, scroll up to read other comments regarding this article....oh no comments? Looking like the cesspool of negativity on this platform has nothing to say when Ashes is on the up.















    I am excited for 2040. It will be a good year in gaming.












    Another low hanging fruit troll, plenty here, the game will be out in like 3 years relax.









    3yrs? Do you realise that some of us on here have memories good enough to hold you to that? See you in 2027. :)






    I'll be here, not going anywhere.


    One day since your last, so 1067 days and counting. ;)


    Yes.  He doubled his yearly post count yesterday so hopefully we can keep a productive conversation up over the next 2 years! The more the merrier.  Different perspectives make for better discussions.




    Good, lets keep a productive conversation, just give the project a fair chance, believe me the project has a number of issues but let Intrepid cook, they are making progress.
    Really guy.  No one cares about this too late to the party game.  It was going to be great, but they just can't produce it.  
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