Hey folks, you might of noticed a few changes here at Ashes and you're probably asking yourself "what are theses changes that Pauleh is doing only to leave them half way finished again", well let me tell you.
It's always been my goal to build a gaming community where people can come together and game together, along with joining in gaming related discussions without fear of internet trolls looking to ruin the fun. Now due to a recent project I'm partaking in, I've picked up a few ideas which I think will work well here at Ashes.
Renaming from Ashes to Ashen Gaming:
Now this is probably the biggest change, I've always liked the name Ashes as I'm a big post-apocalyptic fan. However as a community name I always felt it sounded somewhat odd, we looked at calling it Ashes Gaming one time but the name just didn't sound right so we left it. On the other hand Ashen Gaming sounds pretty good together while pretty well retaining the same meaning/sound of Ashes. This will also help in the future when we expand to other games, also it's worth pointing out that we will still use Ashes for in-game groups, so that won't change.
How chapters are handled:
Chapters are essentially a group from the community that has a guild/group setup within games that we expect to have a big community following in, MMOs are a good example.
We currently have 3 chapters that I'm working on setting up, they are as follows:
- WildStar Online
- Everquest Next/Landmark
- Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade
We still have guilds/groups in games such as SWTOR/Planetside 2/Warframe etc however they won't receive the same chapter treatment as the games listed above, now you may be asking "what does that mean?"
Basically the chapters above will have their own sub sections on the website rather than a single forum section, this includes:
- News section
- Event Calendar
- Member Structure
- More features
While that isn't the full list it gives you a basic idea of what I'm trying to do, each chapter will have it's own site within Ashen Gaming and I believe it will help making solid communities within those games.
Wrapping it up
Alright so I think I've explained everything half decently but who knows, if you have any questions just pop them in the comments section, feedback is always welcomed.
I'd just like to wish all of the American users of Ashen Gaming a Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you don't get too injured during Black Friday, to everyone else take care and stay tuned!