Among the more unusual business model setups for the incoming wave of indie MMORPGs is Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen’s. As we’ve previously covered, Brad McQuaid’s Visionary Realms studio offers pledge packages for would-be players that range up to $10,000, payable in monthly chunks. The particulars have allowed the studio to sometimes dodge complaints about having a pre-alpha sub as well as about having high backer tiers, when in reality, it pretty much has both.
If that doesn’t bother you because you really want to see another McQuaid game reach live, then you might want to point your eyeballs at the game’s latest pre-order package in honor of PAX East. It’s similar to the regular-flavor $1000 tier, with a few extra perks, including pre-alpha access to let you hop into the game in May.
But if it’s all too rich for your blood, you can enter Pantheon’s contest instead; the studio is giving away five such $1000 packages. All you’ve gotta do is live in the US and fill out their little email form by the end of the convention.
Massively OP is at PAX this week and we do indeed have a meeting with the Visionary Realms team, so stay tuned for our hands-on with the game!
A new pledge called the "PAX East 2018 Pledge" is available now and until 11:59pm PDT May 1st. It will include Pre-Alpha access and will be available for $1k USD or $100/mo ($1200 USD) so grab it while you still can! #PRF #PantheonMMO #MMO #MMORPG #communitymatters #PAXEast #VIP
— Pantheon (@PantheonMMO) April 5, 2018