Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen gets a new website and new team members

    
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It would be fair to say that Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has had something a checkered development history, but it seems to be back to full steam ahead with a brand-new website. Said site features a great deal of concept art, an overview of the game’s races and classes, and of course official forums for would-be fans of the game.

The studio has also upped its membership by a bit with a few lost members returning to the development team and some new members coming on board. This coincides with public appearances by COO Brad McQuaid and other team members at Gaming Insiders and Cloud Gaming Summit, discussing both the state of the game and the development process in Unity.

Source: Official Site, News; thanks to Reht and Matt for the tip!
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PaganRites Reht Sorry, but all it takes is to look at the news and announcements section of the Pantheon Forums to see all of the official updated. There hasn’t been a gameplay update since February 20 (which was the last video update) which included Halnir’s pass (imagine that) and discussed Unity 5.  Prior to that, the previous gameplay video was the November update (we were getting more routine gameplay videos through the last quater of 2014), which was the last time we saw something new: Harath’s Crawl, and Mah’rela Isles zones – BTW that content was done under the Fuzzy troll administration.  That update also showed inventory, combat stats, skill stats and corpse loot.  Since February 20, we had a couple of small updates, the update to Unity 5, the addition of JP Targete, the expansion of the team.  All of those updates included screen shots of Halnir’s pass.  I can totally understand why people felt like it was recycled content and smoke and mirrors (a former Pantheon Community Manager basically dished all the inside info on Rerolled corrobrating it – i won’t argue his reasons for doing so, but it pretty much backfired), i also felt like it was recycled. So we have seen better graphics and a slightly better ui (from the pics you linked) we have seen NOTHING new other than a vendor since last November.  Not quite a year, but pretty damn close.  

While it may be a far cry from the way Ceder is portraying, it’s also a far cry from the way you are.  Futhermore, basing responses to what convo is posting is also not a good litmus test.  Convo eggs them on, he is having some fun with it, as most of us arem, but it’s working.  I don’t defend the project as vehemently as Convo does because there hasn’t been anything to defend since February but i also don’t talk to anyone on the team.  Yes, of course there are some people who are vehemently against the project, but if you would take a honest objective look at the Pantheon thread over the last 4-5 months, the tenor of many of the posts has changed; it’s more joking than actively tearing the game down.  A lot more people have warmed or rewarmed up to the project.  Whether you like it not, Brad has a lot of work to do to regain people’s trust and repair his image, some of the choices he has made with this team are lending him and the project some new credibility.

In spite of all this, i have remained cautiously optimistic, i want to see the game succeed.  Now i actually feel like the game actually has a chance.

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Reht @Reht  That’s not at all how Ceder portrayed the last year of development.  His initial post was basically all necroed stuff from the Fuzzy Troll era, with zero mention of progress and a team that has been, and I’ll say it again, steady over the last year.  A month or so back they released a pretty incredible screenshot of a castle.  There is new media posted here: http://www.pantheonmmo.com/media/screenshots/ .  Are they doing Crowfall every 3 days updates?  No.  But it’s a far cry from the picture Cedar painted.  That was my point.  And you know as well as I do, that Rerolled is all for this game to fail.  There are like two supporters on the Pantheon thread and they take crap any time they say something that is the slightest bit positive.  See the reaction to anything Convo says for examples.  So coming here to post info from a previous era and acting like that is still the status quo is being  a troll.  Sorry I call it like it is.
I’m not saying this game is going to see the light of day.  I’m not saying Brad is a new man.  But I am saying things are looking better than they probably ever have for the project.  There’s still a pulse.  That’s something.

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PaganRites Ceder  Actually, for the last year there has been very few screen shots or videos displaying new content, it in fact has been mainly the same zone reshot for different angles: Halnir’s Pass.  I have been actively following the game and it’s development.  I am also active on Rerolled, being on Rerolled doesn’t make him or me a troll.  However you are acting as bad as you think he is, two wrongs don’t make a right.

As far as VR, they appear to have weathered the storm and may have the project on the right track but it will take a substantial update to prove that project has started to overcome its growing pains, a brand new professional looking website isn’t enough by itself, but it’s a start……….

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Rozyn Giggilybits Obviously you’ve never heard of American Ninja! :P

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Ceder Reht I had no involvement before and have none now other than being an initial backer, i was and have been critical of all the issues they faced in the past.  Unlike other people, i have no involvement or communication with any members of the team, i just read what they post.  I was just providing information.  Stay bitter buddy.

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Ceder PaganRites The last year has pretty much been the same crowd.  So yes, the team has been steady since the nutbag fallout you mentioned.  And since that time, there has been progress.  More than ‘ videos of stock unity assets from different angles’ if you were really following the game.

Honestly, I’m fine with stock Unity assets.  They look pretty damn good.   If you are a company on a small budget, why would you use otherwise? Smart in my book.

It’s obvious you’re here to troll.  So have fun!

Deathage
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thank god. that old website was straight out of ’95

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wjowski at least then the game would stay on schedule… if they know whats good for ’em

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PaganRites Ceder  Steady?  A year and a half ago they have one set of devs.  Then lost them, then had some “volunteer” devs take their place which had a few quit pretty quickly from there. Then Brad by last fall put Laurene Wells (who maid a failed religious mmo)as lead. She then appointed her husband and 5 home schooled children as devs. The fall out from that was that more “devs” moderators and others left until she and her family were kicked by last winter.  From there its been about the same until this announcement pretty much with the every once In a while progress videos of stock unity assets from different angles.

I guess you could call that steady.  I steady mess. Really. 

As for rerolled, sure they’re pretty vitriol slinging but that doesn’t serve to misdirect from the activities of Pantheon that you’re quite well aware of.  They’ve just keep the discussion going longest since most others have written it laughably off though.

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Hmmm. Still not.