Ashes of Creation PAX Impressions

Note: the following article originally appeared on AshenFoundry.com. It’s been just three short months since Intrepid Studios’ wildly successful Kickstarter campaign closed, jolting the development of Ashes of Creation fully into gear. Even knowing that development had been underway in a limited capacity since February of 2016, when I heard the game would be making…

Player Conflict in Ashes of Creation’s Virtual World

In Ashes of Creation’s world, nations will ebb and flow and rise and fall, their vicissitudes commensurate with the greatness or insignificance of the players who comprise them. The actions of friends and foes alike will carve the history of the game’s worlds – and that’s the very specific part of Ashes of Creation I’d like to unpack today. It’s not just the actions of friends that will shape your experience, but enemies as well.

Announcing Ashen Foundry!

I’m excited to announce that we’re finally ready to unveil the next Foundry site, Ashen Foundry. As many of you are aware, I got my start as a content creator over at Tamriel Foundry in the years leading up to the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online, and I’m excited to be ‘getting the gang…

What BioWare Should Keep from Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda’s much awaited launch saw the game release to an assault of criticism on topics ranging from the notable lack of polish to questionable design decisions all around. Even as an enormous fan of the series – I consider the original trilogy to be my favorite games of all time – I have to agree with the criticism. The most accurate description of my time with the game would be that of an enjoyable, but profoundly disappointing experience.