Ashes of Creation Showcases New "Tank" Archetype
As part of their ongoing Alpha test phases, the team behind the Ashes of Creation MMO (Intrepid Studios) have revealed a trailer showcasing their brand new tank archetype.
I’m well aware due to the number of fans the game has that I’ll likely get quite a bit of flack from the Ashes of Creation community for stating my opinion of the tank trailer, but the tank abilities – not all of them, but quite a few of them actually look incredibly basic and fall rather flat in terms of animations.
I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen an MMO as hyped as this game is – in my entire career in the MMO genre (over 15 years at this point) look like it was made with animations from back in 2008. Don’t get me wrong. I’m well aware that this will ultimately change over time as what we’re seeing currently is not in any way indicative of the final product, but at the same time, if we’re constantly given class trailers like this – and this isn’t what we’re going to get – what is the point? Yes, it’s all well and good seeing the progress they’ve made, but what’s worse: Being shown progress that is irrelevant (as it’s going to be completely different in a later build,) or being told they’re still actively working on the content in question? In my opinion, neither are preferable, but one of them definitely seems like an easy way of losing some of the hype they’ve accumulated over time.
Thankfully the rest of the game looks great though, so if they take the time to rework these animations.. I feel like the game will be in a good place.