Pantheon could begin testing at the end of the year

    
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Pantheon’s development is coming along, according to a new state of the game newsletter posted by Visionary Realms’ Brad McQuaid this week. “[W]e are wrapping up combat 2.0, which is our first major revision and tweaking of the combat system, taking into account what we learned during our first major milestone as well as more recent testing,” he tells future players. “We are quite pleased with the results thus far and are setting up our tools so that the designers can more easily tweak and test core values like ‘how long should an average level 3 fight last,’ ‘how often should a level 7 miss when fighting a level 10,’ and so forth.”

McQuaid also teases world building work on the continent of King’s Reach, the Black Dagger Keep dungeon, a more “robust” climate and atmosphere system, and the perception and quest systems. Moreover, he says he’d like to begin testing “at the end of the year or the beginning of the next” — but only if it’s ready.

“We are still actively pursuing additional resources so that we can continue to grow the team, especially the World Building team,” he writes. “As I’ve mentioned in the past we need to make sure that not only the game is ready before we start any external testing but also that there’s enough content. While we don’t need to have the entire world of Terminus built, we’d like to have King’s Reach playable, preferably with both overland and dungeon content for levels 1 thru around 40.”

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Armsman
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Armsman

This MMO will most likely be as ragingly successful as Vanguard: Saga of Heroes was.

Scarecrowe
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Scarecrowe

Mortam
I’ve heard the same thing about the last 5 MMOs I tried out. Three of them were Korean and I couldn’t play any of the five for more than 2 months. The videos I’ve seen of this game convince me that this won’t be a good one. But perhaps they are just showing too much too early and the game will get a complete face lift and combat change.

Kevin_G
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Kevin_G

Pantheon has become my most anticipated mmo.  I love Lotro but  I usually like to have two games that I play seriously.  I feel Pantheon will be that game.  I wish Brad McQuaid and his team is good luck and lots of success.  I will be playing this for sure when it comes out.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

I’ll be in the first wave.  Can’t wait.

ohforfs
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ohforfs

I think this will be our deliverance…

Mortam
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Mortam

Damonvile Very true, but then nothing in life is perfect. All we can do is try to find the closest to it we can

Husvik
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Husvik

TogashiKokujin I bounced through the video and liked the look and feel of the world, coupled with some of what I’ve read, I’m interested. Not enough to crowdfund or whatever, Pantheon shouldn’t take it personally either as I’ve never done it and never will for any vaporware idea or half baked game, period. When the game is fully cooked, I’ll try and if it’s decent then I’ll buy. Bottom line “Fingers Crossed” this could be good.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

The unbuilt game will always be the one everyone has been waiting for. It’s not till it moves out of our own imagination and into reality that it fails to deliver.

Darthbawl
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Darthbawl

“a more “robust” climate and atmosphere system”
Can you say crazy annoying fog like in ARK? :D

TogashiKokujin
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TogashiKokujin

Husvik I agree there. Cautious optimism seems a good stance for now; maybe something will come of Pantheon’s development, maybe not. Many of the ideas currently being spoken about sound good, and the “pre-pre-alpha gameplay video” at least gives an idea that this may become reality at a later time.

So I’m hoping for the best and wish the best of luck to the Pantheon team.