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Pantheon - Rise of the Fallen

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    https://www.pantheonrotf.com/

    I am always on the lookout for promising new MMOs, and here is one.

    This is a recently announced MMO in the old style (think EQ1). It is still about 3 years out and will have Mac and PC versions.

    The site has some information. I have read all of the information and watched lots of interviews. There really isn't anything new or unique about this game in terms of features. Pantheon is more about going back to the old, when games were actually played and experienced. Some points to that end include:

    - difficulty of content
    - focus on group play and group strategy
    - defined class roles
    - open world with minimal instancing
    - focus on exploration

    They conducted a Kickstarter campaign which failed to meet the goal of $800k. So now they area taking donations through their site and also looking for investors. Despite the failed Kickstarter development is continuing.

    The promise of this game is in its old skool philosophy of gameplay and in the obvious passion of its developers and supporters... emphasis on passion. There are lots of MMO veterans rallying around this game. It's very heartening.
     
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    I bought a subscription to help development. I have been following their updates. Development is still in an early stage. The updates are mostly stuff like lore, maps, and items.

    As a subscriber I will get access to pre-alpha builds once they are available. But that will come with a NDA.
     
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    Weekly video discussion #5. This one is about travel:

     
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    Development on hold until investors can be found:

    https://www.pantheonrotf.com/blogs/355/91/pantheon-s-financial-situation

     
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    I have followed some interviews since development was put on hold.

    Brad is using the demo to try to get investors. He says he will produce a video of this demo for public consumption soon.

    There is some discontent over how much the devs got paid for their work. There is talk of the devs splitting off and making a different game with a smaller scope than a MMO.
     
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    Brad has recruited some people from the community and is continuing development that way.

    Some videos have been uploaded:



     
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    They are continuing development with a team of volunteers. It's pretty insane that they are able to make this work. They went from failed kickstarter to running their own crowdfunding campaign on their site which didn't bring in nearly enough money. When they ran out of money after a few months they switched to recruiting volunteers.

    They are posting regular updates and videos. Here is the latest:

     
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