Rise like a phoenix in Ashes of Creation.
Intrepid Studios will host Ashes of Creation’s first publicly playable experience at PAX West in Seattle from September 1st through the 4th. A pre-alpha environment preview released yesterday morning showed off the tumultuous volcanic locale that players will be able to explore just over a month from now. An experienced Game Master will guide players through gaseous crags and crystalline caves as they seek to defeat the terrible evil that lies dormant within the mountain.
The PAX West demo will give players the choice between one of four classic classes: Ranger, Mage, Tank, or Cleric. Players will have the chance to escort caravans, get a taste for combat, and establish a village node before leaping into the dungeon. Nodes are a core system of Ashes of Creation and is the method of developing a settlement in the game. Nodes track player actions and become more robust as players interact with the surrounding environment. Intrepid Studios promises to elaborate on the Node System in later developer blogs, but the demo will give players a more hands-on impression of how they work.
Ashes of Creation takes place in a fallen fantasy world untouched by civilization for millennia. Players will be tasked with rebuilding, repopulating, and rediscovering the world’s lost secrets. Has Ashes of Creation caught your eye? Let us know what you think about the upcoming MMO in the comments below.