Pantheon shows the class you’ll never be allowed to play

There was a lot of buzz swirling about Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen’s hour-and-a-half developer livestream yesterday, thanks to a truckload of information shared and gameplay that showed off the visual and animation improvements that the team has added.

Of particular note was the reveal of the Monk class and how this melee class handles, the new zone of South Saol Peninsula, and the acclimation system. Due to Pantheon’s hardcore design, even the environment will be a challenge to overcome due to debilitating effects (such as freezing winds, scorching fire, and deep sea pressure). To be able to survive in these areas, players will need to use “infusions” to acclimate their characters’ bodies.

While players will be able to eventually get their hands on all of the content shown in the stream, there is one aspect that will forever remain hands-off. Brad McQuaid apparently made his own class, a War Wizard, that can be played only by him. Because why not exercise your power and position if you’re making a new MMO?

The full developer livestream awaits you after the break.

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Arngrim

The Acclimation system is something ive wanted in an MMO for years, even in regular games. It’s been tried in a few games but nothing like this. Another huge plus for me about this game.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Perhaps it and the necessity to group even draws in some from the survival games to a real MMORPG… ;)

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Robert Mann

If he was just doing it because it was cool for the stream, whatever. If not… then he managed to set up his own target on back paintjob. There will be so many people wanting nothing more than the killing blow on him if he uses this in game, that he won’t just face a handful of determined assassins. It’ll be an all out war front.

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Japheth Meadows

Pantheon is 99% a PvE MMORPG. No open world PvP unless on the PvP server which isn’t likely to be that populated in the end nor do we know the ruleset.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Well, I have no issue with it if other devs get their own classes too. Otherwise its a bit too egoistic.

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Crowe

It took a long time for the group to kill single mobs.

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Solaris

DAAAAMN this game is looking good. Gnome ftfw.

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SeedEve

Really enjoyed the stream and with each stream the game looks better.

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thalendor

Definitely! The previous stream with Cohh changed my outlook on this game from cautiously optimistic to genuinely excited. And I was more impressed with this one.

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Reht

Absolutely!

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Reht

Looking good so far, pretty big leap from last stream. Looking forward to next week’s stream.

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Doctor Sweers

F n A, Cotton! Glad to see this game rolling along.

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Reht

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A Dad Supreme

He remembers what players did to Garriott by embarrassing him completely by dancing over his dead body, and doesn’t want a repeat.
No better way to prevent that than by going “Full War Wizard”.

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camren_rooke

Never go FULL War Wizard.

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Harry Koala

On second thoughts, maybe they’ve read the comments here last week and decided to get a head start on the overpowered new class for the first expansion… :)

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Bree Royce

Foiled again!

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Harry Koala

The impression I got was that it was going to be an NPC only class, and Brad was just playing it in the stream A) for fun B) to show it off ‘cos it’s cool and C) to give it a bit more testing to see how it works

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Shiro Madoushi

Brad McQuaid apparently made his own class, a War Wizard, that can be played only by him. Because why not exercise your power and position if you’re making a new MMO?

Because he’s using other people’s money to pay for it.

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Paul

Perhaps you could enlighten us all with a list of the many MMOs built from start to finish out of the lead developer’s own pocket ?

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Amsai

Really? ………

Whatever, I enjoyed the stream greatly.

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