Ashen Empires is an MMORPG free-form game taking place on the world of Dransik. There are no limits to what you can do or learn with your character. Modeled after pen and paper rpgs, AE uses attributes such as Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Constitution to determine how good your character is in certain areas. There are no classes or restrictions.
Players can choose from three races Humans, Orcs and Night Elves. PvP rules allow for a unique PvP experience by including factions and a number of other rules. The 'Wanted Mechanic' can make a player become a criminal. Criminals adhere to certain rules when flagged:
You can become a criminal in PVP by attacking someone of the same faction, attacking someone 20 levels above or below your level range, or looting the corpse of someone other than your guildmate. You can also become wanted by attacking a neutral NPC.
You will not go wanted for attacking an NPC of the opposite (not Neutral) faction or attacking a criminal player, regardless of their faction. If you are Neutral you will not go wanted for attacking another Neutral player.
Wanted (criminal) players have flashing grey names and will be wanted for 720 seconds. During that time, a wanted player can't use a bank, may not enter player maps in Dungeons of Dransik, and cannot use Lotor's portals. If a wanted player is killed by the guards they will be sent to Jail. Wanted players must wait 20 additional seconds to logout, and during that time guards shout "The wanted player [name] is trying to leave the world!"
Wanted players have special drop rules, as well. If they die to a player they will drop their backpack and one piece of their own (not looted) pieces of equipment.
Ashen Empires is free-to-play with a premium subscription that offers additional perks such as monthly grab bags with assorted items, bonus experience gains, shared banks, extra backpack slots, player housing and much more.