Brad McQuaid’s MMO Pantheon has snapped up Trion’s Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson

    
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Did you wonder where Linda “Brasse” Carlson was going to end up post-Trion Worlds’ implosion? Because you had to know she’d end up somewhere; she’s a force of nature in the MMO realm. Turns out she’s landed at Visionary Realms working on Pantheon.

“In an extraordinary tale of dragons and dwarves, we welcome Linda ‘The Brasse’ Carlson to the Pantheon team,” the game’s latest newsletter says. “Linda is no stranger to MMOs, having been the Director of Community Relations at SOE, Daybreak and most recently Trion Worlds. She is currently consulting Visionary Realms on Community Relations so expect to see her around a bit and be sure to say hello! We are very excited to have her and we are sure many of you will recognize her from some of your favorite games too.”

There’s much more to the newsletter, of course, including the news that more team members are being picked up “due to recent events a lot more talent has become available in the San Diego region.” Ahem. Pre-alpha 4 has begun as well, and there’s a lengthy look at the Perception system, which heavily influences the way questing plays out in the game world.

Source: Newsletter

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xpsync

Names familiar i think she was part of the EQ2 crew back in time, loving the screens, we might have something here.

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Adam Russell

Check out Brasse’s cosplay pic in the Pantheon newsletter.
https://www.pantheonmmo.com/newsletter/2018_november_under_wraps/

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Crowe

I’ve always enjoyed her cosplay and webcomics. I met her at a DragonCon a few years back but was confused because she wasn’t in costume. (I recognized her name and had to ask her to confirm after the panel was over — pre-DCUO launch for the timeframe).

The statement VR makes about her in the newsletter isn’t quite a dead-on hiring though.
“She is currently consulting Visionary Realms on Community Relations so expect to see her around a bit and be sure to say hello!”
I’ve done consulting for over a decade now and it’s piecemeal work. I’m hoping she finds fulltime work that suits her talents. She did an excellent job for SOE. Daybreak was/is a CF and Trion was never going to be a win for anyone.

That said, I’m just not sure the Vision for Pantheon is really going to fit what I’m looking for in an old school game as I’m an adult player with a lot less time than I had when I played old school games! I backed it for nostalgia but don’t expect I’ll recoup my pledge in time played. But I’m certainly hoping I’m wrong!

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Adam Russell

more team members are being picked up “due to recent events a lot more talent has become available in the San Diego region.”

So whats the gossip here? Is there another studio laying off people?

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XK

San Diego isn’t the Bay area.

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Toy Clown

I’m happy to see Linda got such a good position (or at least I hope it is!). I had wondered where she was going to turn-up at after Trion was sold off.

Also, I haven’t been watching Pantheon, but the sceenshots posted here are intriguing enough that it caused me to think, “Oh, hey! This MMO isn’t forcing open-world PvP on the players like all other MMOs being released are, right?” That right there is worth keeping an eye on it.

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Matthew Allart

Brad McQuaid?? Vanguard: Saga of Heroes anyone? No thanks

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Max Sand

I am really interested in this game, and a familiar face like Brasse being involved raises my confidence in it. Good news to me.

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XK

Until I read your comment, I honestly thought both elves were male. Hopefully, the models are still being worked on and improved.

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AurochsReborn

every game i play right now… is just bidding time till Pantheon releases. this entire MMO industry of microtrans, easymode drooling, 109092019210 loot chests per minute can go to whatever hell you believe in. die in fire and be forgotten. Pantheon is the only MMO for me and my guild. And even if Pantheon only lives up to half the hype, it will still be vastly more interesting than the boring shit out there today

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Solaris

Another surprisingly good move by McQuaid, the comeback kid (?).

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Neurotic

Thank flip for that! Linda’s exit was the most upsetting part of that whole deal. I’m SO glad she’s found a berth, and wish her happiness and good fortune, now, in her new position, and forever after! Hail Brasse! Long live the Queen!