Ashen Foundry | Discussion, Guides, and Tools for your Ashes of Creation Experience
I’m happy to announce that @Atropos and I are ready to unveil Ashen Foundry, your home for discussion, guides, and tools to optimize your Ashes of Creation experience. If any of this sounds familiar, you may know us already from our previous fan site for The Elder Scrolls Online – Tamriel Foundry.
Ashen Foundry was created to accomplish several fundamental objectives:
Promote Understanding of Game Mechanics and Content
A primary goal for Ashen Foundry is to promote constructive and intelligent discussion of Ashes of Creation game development and mechanics. We seek to provide players with a valuable resource to improve understanding of game systems and content, knowledge which can in turn improve their own gameplay experience. We strive to be unbiased in our interpretation of information; we want Ashes of Creation to be extremely successful, but Ashen Foundry does not exist solely to generate hype.
Strengthen the Ashes of Creation Game Community
We believe that strength of community is essential for MMOs and we aim to contribute positively towards that objective by establishing a hub for the formation and strengthening of community bonds. We encourage community members to establish social connections by providing tools for players and guilds to build upon the Ashen Foundry platform. Once Ashes of Creation reaches release, we will integrate these tools whenever possible with core game systems to facilitate these connections extending into the game itself.
Support Community Content Creators
Lastly, a central objective for Ashen Foundry is to support community content creators by providing a platform where they can publish content to be featured and shared with the Ashes fan community. We maintain no distinction between official site authors and community posters, anyone who registers an Ashen Foundry user account can have their posted content featured directly on the site home page.
Content published to Ashen Foundry is ranked based on Content Quality, Freshness, and Community Engagement. Newly published content which features a high quality in its design and successfully engages other members of the Ashen Foundry community in discussion will automatically be promoted to be featured prominently on the site home page and in social media announcements.
We hope this system will provide content creators with a great experience publishing their work, whether it be YouTube videos, podcasts, guides, or editorial opinion pieces.
One thing to keep in mind is that Ashen Foundry is a living project. We’re super excited to have reached the point where we feel we can share the site with the community, but we have a lot more we want to work on still. If you’re curious, you can check out our development tracker blog to see some of the future updates we already have planned. And of course, we’re always open to suggestions!
If any of this sounds interesting – please swing by, register, and say hello on the forums! We look forward to enjoying the long journey to launch and beyond with all of you.