Looking for a new MMORPG to play? If you thought the genre was losing steam at all, here’s a wake up – MMO fans are as eager as ever, they’ve just been on the lookout for the right game, and it looks like they may have found something to satiate their appetite.
Ashes of Creation made a massive splash on Kickstarter recently, it’s the fastest MMO game to get funded and they managed to hit the million dollar mark just a day after launching. Currently, they’re just shy of a million and a half and still going strong. Their initial goal was $750k, so they’ve doubled it already with 24 days left to go.
Here’s a description from their Kickstarter:
“Ashes of Creation is an open-world, non-faction based, no P2W, high-fantasy MMORPG. Join us as we change the face of the genre.”
At 1.5 million, which they’ll likely cross any moment now, they’re going to add in enhanced naval content. They’ve been blowing past all of their stretch goals, and at 1.75 million they’re adding an extensive underground world to explore. There are two more stretch goals, but they’re currently hidden so we don’t know what they will unlock.
There are no pre-defined factions to align yourself to, but there will be PLENTY of choices to make:
“Choosing your class, race and gear is a good start, but while most MMOs stop there, Ashes of Creation is just getting started. All of civilization is the responsibility of our players, and how that civilization evolves comes down to what our players decide. If you want a city, or marketplaces or the comfort of your own home, it’s up to you to build it. If a city is encroaching on your territory, it’s up to you to destroy it. Allies and enemies, friends and foes, these are words determined by you, not by us – there is no red and blue team for you to fall back on. Your grudges, your wars, your peace are real things, created by you, and the history of conflict is the history of the players.”
The game world is almost alive, constantly changing, with seasons including harsh winters, to volcanoes always on the brink of destruction, environmental threats could bring enemies together to work as one for their mutual survival.
This is from an experienced team of MMORPG veterans, here’s a look at their collective resumes:
There are a lot of aspects to this game that will appeal to fans of the genre, so check out their Kickstarter and consider tossing them a few bucks if it catches your eye.