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The Ashes of Creation Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign launched with a $750,000 funding goal on May 2, 2017.[1]

  • Campaign concluded on June 3, 2017 with 19,576 backers, raising $3,271,809.[2]

This project is primarily self funded, and we’re dedicated to staying true to our vision and not being compromised. The core product can be delivered with our current capital and the crowdfunding goal. Going forward, we are dedicated to keeping our vision consistent with our philosophies and adding features whenever possible.[3]

Kickstarter packages:

Crowdfunding package upgrades

Upgrades to Kickstarter and Summer crowdfunding packs are available in the store for the difference in package price.[4]

Stretch goals

Parlor games

Parlor games (tavern games) are games that are played in player-built taverns or in-node taverns.[5]. Some will be dice games, others will be card games; and some will be less savory.[6]

The idea behind the tavern games is to create another social interface. This is where players that are loving the RP aspect of MMORPGS- they want to walk into a tavern and meet new people and play games.[7]Steven Sharif
  • These games will involve aspects of both chance and skill.[6]
  • They must be played between 2 or more people.[6]
  • Players will be able to wager in-game currency against other players.[6]
    • The developers are considering a secondary currency for tavern games that would enable purchase of cosmetic items through a secondary currency market.[7]
    • There may be a ladder system that contributes to gaining this currency based on placement on the ladder.[7]
    • The alternative is to use the regular currency (gold).[7]
  • A portion of the income from the game goes to the tavern owner or node.[5][6]
  • Parlor games will vary based on the predominant race of a node.[7][6][8]
  • There may be unique games that can be acquired through adventuring in the world.[7]
  • Tavern owners dictate the table cost of parlor games. The node's mayor dictates the tax rate that applies when money exchanges hands.[9][10]
When a player wants to engage in a game, they may sit at a table, and another player may sit down with them. At that point the gameplay layer for the mini game will open in a user interface window. Depending on the type of game.[10]Steven Sharif

Parlor games were a Kickstarter stretch goal.[11]

Cute small pets

Doggit and Peacat pets. Winners of the Kickstarter Cute small pets stretch goal vote.[12][13]

Cute small pets were a Kickstarter stretch goal.[14]

Group mounts

Multi-passenger group mounts were unlocked during the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.[15][16]

  • These mounts will be elephant sized or larger.[17]
  • Group mounts will be rarer and more difficult to obtain than regular mounts.[18]
  • There will be a limit on the number of passengers (for each type of group mount).[18]
  • Specific weapons systems may exist on different riding points on group mounts.[18]

The group mount is gonna be a very difficult mount to achieve, but once achieved it's gonna be very fun and and pivotal in gameplay. So the idea there is to have them grand.[17]Steven Sharif

Backer only weapon skins

Kickstarter backers will receive a unique weapon skin.[19]

  • Usable on all types of weapons.
  • Include subtle and tasteful glow/particle effects.

Enhanced naval combat

Naval content refers to content above and below the sea.[22][23]

Naval content was unlocked as part of the $1,500,000 Kickstarter stretch goal.[28]

There will not initially be naval content (such as a Dark Lake) in the Underrealm, but this may be something that gets added in future expansions.[29]

There won't be class abilities that are specific to naval content, but some utility skills (such as underwater breathing) may be of some benefit.[30]

Backer only armor skin

All Kickstarter backers receive a unique armor skin set.[2]

The Underrealm

Alpha-0 Underrealm environment.[31]

One of the aspects of the Lore behind the Tulnar was that in the pantheon of gods that exist- having foretold the future through the Goddess of Fate to the Goddess of Creation- these areas in the Underrealm were created in to allow for refuge for which the gods knew would be left behind that couldn't make it to Sanctus. So that was a pre-thought there in the creation of the Underrealm to facilitate that realm where refugees could seek.[32]Steven Sharif

Alpha-0 Underrealm Sharptooth cat mob concept art.[31]

We plan to have the Underrealm really pervasive throughout the game itself, a part of the open world. It will introduce some unique elements such as the type of monsters you see, the type of crops you can grow and houses you can have.[33]Steven Sharif

The Underrealm is a rich environment where bio-luminescence abounds in the fauna and flora that exist here. These deep caverns and underground valleys provide new destinations for civilization to develop. Bringing the node system into the depths of the world may awaken darker creatures than the surface.[34]

  • The Underrealm is estimated to be 100 km2 in area.[35]
    • The underrealm is not contiguous across the entire map. There will be areas that are obstructed by chasms or other features.[36]
    • The location of Underrealm entrances throughout the world is focused around natural geographic choke-points that exist above ground. This provides alternate subterranean routes that can be used by caravans, raids, and other player activities.[36]
    • Not all entrances to the Underrealm will be open at the same time. This can shift dynamically (based on node states) that cause different routes to open up, which may be more or less advantageous than other routes.[36]

The expansiveness of the Underrealm itself is quite large. It does persist across across a lot of the playable game area that's above ground. So there are alternatives in the Underrealm for passages and traversal throughout the world.[37]Steven Sharif

We've also talked about node states affecting what openings are open and what things are closed. So not all entrances to the Underrealm will be open at the same time. So that configuration can shift and different routes will open up and be more advantageous than other routes.[36]Jeffrey Bard

Backer only aquatic mount

Tidesnapper is an aquatic mount that has the ability to glide through the water.[40]

Social organizations

Social organizations are ways for players to interact with the world around them in a different manner. They are about creating micro communities within the game.[42]

  • Social organizations start to patronize Nodes once they advance to Town (fase 4).[43]
The whole idea of these societies is that they are a mechanism for progression that do not have to rely on your level progression. These are different progression paths that players can participate in. If you don't want to leave a node in your gameplay experience and you want to find as much as you can do within that city, these offer those things. Now, some quests might take you outside of the city to you know hunt and pursue things, but you could also perfectly be a person that is a merchant and purchases them from other travelers instead of having to go do it yourself. We want to offer players a diverse method of progression; and these systems house those benefits.[44]Steven Sharif
Sometimes two organization's goals might not align with each other and there'll be conflict there, but it's not going to be like everybody in the Traders Guild is at war with everybody in the Thieves Guild.[45]Jeffrey Bard
  • Social organizations are run by NPCs, however there will be ranks that certain members can attain that will grant some influence over the organization.[46]

Backer only dye set

Tinten zijn normaliter items voor eenmalig gebruik die een cosmetische kleur veranderen op bepaalde items/gear.[47]

De Kickstarter- en summer crowdfundingtinten zijn sets van unieke kleuren die niet verkrijgbaar zijn voor spelers die niet hebben geparticipeerd in de crowdfunding. Deze tinten zijn niet op dezelfde manier bruikbaar als normale tinten. Ze worden gebruikt als een override op een andere in het spel verkregen tint.[48]

  • Ze worden vanuit een speler zijn accountmanagementpagina toegewezen aan een character.
  • Ze vergaan niet. Dat betekent dat ze oneindig gebruikt kunnen worden als een override voor bestaande tinten.
  • Als een tint overschreven wordt, wordt het een spelersgebonden tint. Zo kunnen de tinten niet verkocht worden voor in-game winst.
  • Wanneer een getint item verkocht of overdragen wordt, worden de kleuren teruggesteld naar het origineel.

New Underrealm race

Tulnar character model concept art of the three base influences.[49]

The Tulnar society has more of a caste like system, where based on what physical features you show, based on where your ancestry and lineage lie between the races that came together to make the Tulnar, kind of determines your order in that caste system to a degree. So when players get to create their characters and determine whether they are going to have heavy influences of reptilian, mammalian, humanoid; that's going to kind of determine their reception from NPCs as well when they interact with those Tulnar PCs.[50]Steven Sharif

Tulnar (pronounced Tull-nar[51][52]) is a playable race in Ashes of Creation.[53][54] The Tulnar fled to the Underrealm to escape the Corruption that befell Verra.[55]

They're a combination of the leftover races, not just the leftover major race populations, but the leftover minor races as well; and that's what gives them their attributes that are bestial, or reptilian, humanoid; and that players can use sliders to influence the visual representation of. But in a similar fashion, their cultural markers are also going to be a combination of different influences, so they're very differently constructed culture than what is found in the other eight races.[56]Steven Sharif
Were the Tulnar a result of corruption in their creation, or was it purely a kind of you know crossbreeding between the multiple minor and major races that existed in the Underrealm during the after the apocalypse? They are not a result of corruption. So there is no corruption that was that was taken into account during their creation.[62]Steven Sharif

The Tulnar race will be in place before Alpha-2. Concepts and early works are expected at that time.[64]

Backer only mount barding

Mount barding cosmetic reward for backing at the Leader of Men level.[65]

Mount barding (also referred to as Saddles) is armor for mounts in Ashes of Creation. Mount barding is similar in concept to player armor.[66]

  • The higher the level of barding, the better looking it will be.[66]
  • Barding will have multiple components that can be equipped. Each component will increase the stats of the mount, such as hit points and speed.[67][66]
  • Barding cosmetics can only be applied to mounts with barding cosmetic slots.[68]
  • Cosmetic skins may only be applied to barding/saddle items that are earned in-game.[69]
    • Barding skins can not be applied over a mount skin.[70]
    The mount skins are applied to the mount, and barding (think of it like an accessory appearance) can not be applied over the mount skin.[70]Cody Peterson
    • Barding skins' appearance may differ depending on the type of mount.[68]

Backer only skill FX

All Kickstarter backers will receive a skill effects (FX) set.[71]

  • Includes unique colors and additional effects for certain skills. For example: A mage with her fireball skill may fire off a ball of searing white flames as opposed to the traditional colors of that skill.

Stock exchange

As nodes develop, player governments may open a Stock exchange (also called Stock markets and Sharemarkets) where players can buy and sell shares in Nodes, Guilds and Social organizations.[72][73]

  • There is no regulatory commission to restrict the purchase and sale of stocks.[74]

Crowdfunding gildebeloningen

Mantels met een gildethema waren cosmetische belonings voor het steunen van de Kickstarter of Summer crowdfunding van Ashes of Creation met een Leader of Men level of hoger.[75]

Kickstarter/Summer crowdfunding gildebeloningen[76] worden toegewezen aan de gilde waarvan de eigenaar lid van is.[77]

  • Wanneer de beloning toegewezen is, wordt het een asset van die gilde.
  • Gildeleden die de gilde verlaten hebben geen toegang meer tot de unieke items van die gilde.

Crowdfunding mounts

Kickstarter/Summer crowdfunding mount beloningen worden op deze manieren uitgegeven en gebruikt door backers die hier recht op hebben:[78]

  1. Basismounts worden verkregen na een beginner quest die beschikbaar is voor alle spelers in de startgebieden.
  2. In de account management pagina wijzen spelers cosmetic skins toe aan een character in hun account.
  3. Deze skins kunnen vervolgens worden aangebracht om het uiterlijk van de in het spel verkregen mount te wijzigen.
    • Dit verwijderd de skin niet. Het kan alsnog in de toekomst toegepast worden op een andere passende mount.
    • Spelers kunnen de skin van het ene character verwijderen en aan een andere character toewijzen.
    • Skins kunnen alleen actief zijn op een character en een mount.

De Dawnbreaker mount skin wordt in eenzelfde manier gebruikt, maar is alleen toewijsbaar aan een bepaalde klasse mount. Aquatische mount skins, zoals de Tidesnapper, worden ook op eenzelfde manier gebruikt, maar zijn alleen toewijsbaar aan de aquatische mountklasse.[78]

Kickstarter media


External links

Zie ook


  1. Ashes of Creation Kickstarter campaign
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ashes of Creation Kickstarter.
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  5. 5.0 5.1 parlor games tavern.png
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 parlor announcement.png
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Interview, 2021-06-13 (18:40).
  8. Livestream, 2017-05-24 (11:04).
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  10. 10.0 10.1 steven-tavern-games-2.png
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  12. Blog: Creative Director's Letter.
  13. Ashes of Creation Twitter - Kickstarter cute small pet winners.
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  16. Group mounts.png
  17. 17.0 17.1 Livestream, 2020-04-30 (1:22:26).
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Livestream, 2022-01-28 (1:11:40).
  19. May The 4th, Be With You... And also some skins.
  20. Livestream, 2020-09-30 (40:52).
  21. Video, 2017-11-09 (0:01).
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 Podcast, 2021-04-11 (36:43).
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 Livestream, 2017-05-17 (30:53).
  24. Livestream, 8 April 2018 (PM) (1:01:28).
  25. Livestream, 2020-07-25 (1:59:09).
  26. Livestream, 2018-07-09 (30:35).
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Livestream, 2017-08-23 (28:22).
  28. Kickstarter - We Just Broke $1,500,000!
  29. Livestream, 2022-01-28 (1:09:00).
  30. Livestream, 2022-02-25 (1:04:29).
  31. 31.0 31.1 Ashes of Creation - The visuals.
  32. Interview, 2018-10-31 (6:00).
  33. A chat with Ashes of Creation's Steven Sharif, 7 June 2017.
  34. 34.0 34.1 Kickstarter $1,750,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, 13 May 2017.
  35. Interview, 2018-08-17 (10:43).
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 Livestream, 2020-10-30 (1:19:13).
  37. Interview, 2018-10-31 (5:43).
  38. Livestream, 2019-11-22 (41:02).
  39. Livestream, 2021-01-29 (1:00:57).
  40. 40.0 40.1 Ashes of Creation Kickstarter - Over 9,500 Backers and Counting!!
  41. Types of Events on Verra.
  42. Livestream, 2017-05-17 (7:27).
  43. Know Your Nodes: 2 developer post
  44. Podcast, 2018-04-23 (24:47).
  45. 45.0 45.1 Livestream, 2017-05-26 (49:05).
  46. Livestream, 2018-07-09 (38:28).
  47. Livestream, 26 mei 2017 (3:04).
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  49. Livestream, 2022-07-29 (59:00).
  50. Interview, 2018-10-31 (5:03).
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  52. Livestream, 2022-03-31 (1:06:54).
  53. Livestream, 2017-05-30 (16:51).
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Kickstarter $2,500,000 New Player Race Achieved.
  55. Livestream, 2017-05-17 (5:49).
  56. 56.0 56.1 Podcast, 2021-09-29 (16:51).
  57. Interview, 2020-07-20 (15:18).
  58. Livestream, 2018-04-08 (23:04).
  59. Livestream, 2017-05-26 (39:34).
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  61. Podcast, 2020-11-15 (31:13).
  62. 62.0 62.1 Livestream, 2019-11-22 (24:33).
  63. Podcast, 2020-11-15 (40:24).
  64. Livestream, 8 April 2018 (AM) (2:17).
  65. Leader of Men
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 Livestream, 2020-05-29 (58:31).
  67. Livestream, 2020-09-30 (45:37).
  68. 68.0 68.1 margaret-barding-slots.png
  69. Livestream, 2020-09-30 (45:26).
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  71. New Backer Goal!! + Monster Coins (>'.')>
  72. 72.0 72.1 Livestream, 2017-05-17 (11:27).
  73. 73.0 73.1 Stock Exchange.jpg
  74. 74.0 74.1 Interview, 2018-10-20 (5:51).
  75. Crowdfunding
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