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Posted by Steven Sharif (Collaborator)

Glorious Ashes Community!

Happy Monday!

You will be happy to hear that we are currently in the processes of integrating the information from Kickstarter into our Account database and will be sending out emails to your Kickstarter registered emails by Tuesday of next week (June 20th).  June 20th will also be the launch of our store at www.AshesofCreation.com where members who were unable to participate in the Kickstarter, due to limited payment processing, will have an opportunity to back Ashes.

You may have seen the first week of June we announced some new additions to our team;

Rocco Scandizzo - Lead Economic Designer
Rocco Scandizzo - Lead Economic Designer

Rocco has almost 20 years experience in the video game Industry, owns a Ph.D. in Economics, and MBA in Marketing and a BA in Economics. Prior to joining Psyop Games as managing director, Rocco spent more than ten years working in positions of new business, strategy, and marketing. Formerly an Agent at CAA, Partner at ISM, Director of Franchise and License Development at Activision, Director of Strategic Growth at Vivendi Games, and previously at THQ and Atari.

AKil Hooper - Lead Technical Designer
AKil Hooper - Lead Technical Designer

Akil Hooper has a long and storied history in the game industry. He's been a designer, a lead, a producer, and a creative director, on games such as EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Fallout: New Vegas, and companies like Sony Online Entertainment, Obsidian Entertainment, and Disney Interactive. Akil is a master at his craft, and is able to find the fun in any system he's involved with, and he'll be bringing those skills to his position at Intrepid Studios.

Kevin McPherson - Lead Programmer
Kevin McPherson - Lead Programmer

Kevin has had the opportunity to work on many MMO's over the past 20 years, including EverQuest 1 & 2, Planetside 1 & 2, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and Shadowbane. Intrepid is excited to have Kevin's experience and passion contributing to making Ashes of Creation the penultimate fantasy MMORPG experience.

Senior Character Artist
Senior Character Artist

Mat Broome is an experienced game developer and professional illustrator with over 15 years on multiple AAA MMO games. Mat has shipped seven cross-platform game titles including the hits H1Z1, Planetside 2, and DC Universe Online and lent his skill to hit titles such as Everquest.

Programmer
Programmer

Graduate from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2012. Soon after, began working for Amazon as a software developer for the past 5 years. Alex is an experienced programmer, having released multiple products such as AWS Mobile Analytics and AWS Pinpoint. 

Intrepid will be continually hiring and expanding as we began to ramp up production on Ashes of Creation! As you can see by our office today :)

We have some exciting announcements to make this month, during our live streams on June 16th (3pm PDT) and June 30th (Noon PDT), so make sure to tune in!

The road ahead is an exciting one, and one that we could not be more grateful to share with all of you.

With love,

Steven


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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    One does not "own a Ph.D.". One gets owned by a Ph.D.

    Source: survivor of grad school with PTSD

    EDIT: still very awesome news :)
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    Just saw that on discord... nice. 
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    Talk about bringing in the old guard. They have so much experience
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    They hired an economist!!!! That makes me incredibly happy. Hiring real economists is one of the main reasons why Eve Online has such a strong player driven economy.
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Got the e-mail from kickstarter just now. Glad to see the fundings are being put to good use! Excited for the upcoming live streams.
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    nagash said:
    Talk about bringing in the old guard. They have so much experience
    Full with legendary gear. 
    I need to get in on this.. damn you my portfolio!

    Seriously though, it was already promising but this is just getting better and better
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    This is the real start of Intrepid *raises a glass* to the future everyone!
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    Dayum, Rocco Scandizzo looks so fine B) 
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    Judging people by their appearance is not something I endorse, but 

    Rocco Scandizzo - Lead Economic Designer
    Bard. Definitely a bard.

    AKil Hooper - Lead Technical Designer
    A paladin for sure. Just look at that stature.

    Kevin McPherson - Lead Programmer
    Programmer = Mage. Period.

    Senior Character Artist

    Cleric... Yep, that smile gives it away.

    Programmer
    A warlock I think. This one's tricky. (Could be a rogue in disguise!)
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    @lexmax I respectfully disagree.

    Rocco Scandizzo could be a bard, but he could also be a ranger.
    AKil Hooper looks like a fighter/tank to me. I feel like he could protect his group from a nasty boss. A paladin hits all these points.
    Kevin McPherson looks like a summoner to me. I can almost see him giggling as his minions overwhelm anyone who dares to cross his path, wave after wave.
    Mat Broome - agreed on this one, looks like a cleric to me too.
    Alex the Programmer - I see a rogue in this one. You're right in that he looks like he has a few tricks up his sleeve, I just don't think they're of magical nature.
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    Alex is not a rogue. He's an elf, but the kind that doesn't fight. He's the kind that steals your gf. I would be friends with all these people except Rocco. He looks like he's plotting to steal my chickens.
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    Lilem said:
    Dayum, Rocco Scandizzo looks so fine B) 
    Starting a fan girl club? I do like men with beards :33
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Diura said:
    Lilem said:
    Dayum, Rocco Scandizzo looks so fine B) 
    Starting a fan girl club? I do like men with beards :33
    I've got you covered

    EDIT: please don't tell my wife
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    Lilem said:
    @lexmax I respectfully disagree.

    Rocco Scandizzo could be a bard, but he could also be a ranger.
    AKil Hooper looks like a fighter/tank to me. I feel like he could protect his group from a nasty boss. A paladin hits all these points.
    Kevin McPherson looks like a summoner to me. I can almost see him giggling as his minions overwhelm anyone who dares to cross his path, wave after wave.
    Mat Broome - agreed on this one, looks like a cleric to me too.
    Alex the Programmer - I see a rogue in this one. You're right in that he looks like he has a few tricks up his sleeve, I just don't think they're of magical nature.
    Alex is easily a rogue. One good with the ladies.
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    Diura said:
    Lilem said:
    Dayum, Rocco Scandizzo looks so fine B) 
    Starting a fan girl club? I do like men with beards :33
    I'm not a girl, but sure, why not.
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    haha
    @Diura Oh, the Karma!!
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    Dygz said:
    haha
    @Diura Oh, the Karma!!
    I got no idea what you mean ^^
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    Would love to be a fly on the wall to hear and see what they're all planning.
    This is too exciting!  Be still my heart!   Will my heart last till release?  
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    Would love to be a fly on the wall to hear and see what they're all planning.
    This is too exciting!  Be still my heart!   Will my heart last till release?  
    Yesss It will! I'll make sure of it :3
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