Ashen Empires is a long-standing massively multiplayer fantasy online roleplaying game. The game has similarities and inspiration from the Ultima series of games, including Ultima Online. Originally named Dransik, the game Ashen Empires had Jason Ely, one of the developers of Ultima 8. Ashen Empires was developed under Asylumsoft Inc. and TKO Software, with the current development and publishing under Pixel Mine and Iron Will Games. The game was originally released in 2003 for the Microsoft Windows platform. Originally a pay-to-play subscription game, Ashen Empires has since been changed to a free-to-play/microtransaction model.
How Many People Play Ashen Empires?
We estimate that 226 people play per day, with a total player base of 2,378.
- Subscribers: 2,378
- Daily Players: 226
- Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PC
- Released: 2005-01-17
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
Ashen Empires Description
Ashen Empires is a fantasy MMORPG with 2D or 2.5D pixel graphics reminiscent of Ultima Online. Characters in Ashen Empires are created from one of the three playable races: Human, Night Elf, or Orc.
Humans gain a bonus Orb in Intelligence and spell skills, mage weapon skills, and a stamina bonus. The Night Elf gain bonuses in Dexterity, Resist Magic, Bows, Crossbows, and Thrown Weapons and an Armor Class passive. Orcs get bonuses in Strength, Resist Poison/Disease, Resist Large and Short Blade Weapons, and a Health bonus. Starting characters have 7 Orb points to distribute in 4 main attributes (Strength, Intelligence, Dexterity, and Constitution).
Players can also learn Skills and Tradeskills. Ashen Empires imposes no limit to the number of skills a character can learn, but it takes time to improve them through leveling. Leveling Skills requires practice to gain enough experience. There are quests that award a large amount of experience to improving specific skills. Tradeskills follow a similar mechanic, though they require specific tools. Tradeskills in Ashen Empires include Alchemy, Brewing, Carpentry, Iron Forging, Jewelry Making, Leatherworking, Mixing, Runecrafting, and Sewing.