Pantheon has begun sharing VIP dev roundtables with the public

    
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GO LEFT YOU IDIOT

Are you ready to be invited into Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen’s VIP lounge? One of the perks of being a VIP supporter of the game is getting monthly developer roundtable videos. And while perks are all well and good for those enjoying them, these videos didn’t do much good to informing the larger community about the formation of this fantasy MMO.

Apparently the VIPs thought so, too, because that select community voted to share these dev videos with everyone else (after a suitable one-week delay). As a result, the first of these hour-long roundtables is now available for public consumption on YouTube.

The subject of February’s video is Pantheon’s customer service, which is more integral to the project than you might first think. Bug tickets, pledge materials, and moderating forums are only part of this team’s responsibilities. You can give it a listen (there are no visuals to go with the video) after the break!

Source: Official forums. Thanks, Panagiotis!
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Nephele

I think people should be excited for Pantheon. It won’t be perfect for everyone, of course, but the team at Visionary Realms is working really hard to make it an MMORPG that’s a worthy successor to as many of the “old greats” as they can. That’s not just EQ – they’re looking at lots of different games and trying to learn from both the good and the bad of each of those, along with also doing some new and innovative things. There’s a lot of experience on their team and the game’s community is pretty awesome, too, so I’m optimistic.

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Phillip Weston

I’m stoked for the game. I pledged to champion level. A game where crowd control is necessary again is the win. Mobs that will beat your ass down, dying meaning something again, a more realistic character look, etc. I personally think its an eventuality that the game will be released and wanted to support.

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Michael18

One of the in-dev games I’m most hopeful for (yeah, I know).

But how you can start such a series with a topic as exciting for gamers as “customer service” is beyond me, lol.

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Coldrun ??

Cool to see this game is still in production! Some of the concepts seem neat; I just hope it does the “old school” thing in a new and sustainable way.

No chance I’d give money before it comes out, but still excited to check it out if it gets good reviews on release!

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Michael18

I’m not following the game all that closely but I heard them say several times that it is very important to them to modernize the game play. Their goal is to keep the “magic” of old school MMOs but make it work for today’s gamers. I think they’re heading in the right direction, whether they’ll reach their goal we’ll have to see.

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Crowe

Modernizing game play sounds great. But do casters still have to sit down in the middle of combat? Because that’s pretty much the opposite of excitement.

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Bruno Brito

Which is a issue in itself. Downtime creates socialization, and forces thought. Downtime is tedious tho. Extremely tedious.

A huge part of the “old mmo magic” is downtime. To be fair, i actually enjoy my relaxing downtimes when i play old WoW. But some games do take it too far.

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Armsbend

If I were dumb enough to give these kickstarters money I’d vote to stop wasting time making hour long youtube sales videos every second of every day and get back to clickety clackety on the keyboard typing out lines of code that make little men run across the screen.

How much time these jokers spend working on their youtube editing skills on other people’s money is insane. The backers should be going to the HQ with pitchforks and throwing fire at them. BUT – their self-respect already has to be at an all-time low so that is unlikely.

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BraxKedren

You do realize that most, if not all, development studios have many, many teams associated with projects and game development right? So those “jokers” that are actually building the game out are the ones doing all the “clickety clackety on the keyboard” while they have PR and HR teams that handle this type of stuff.

Maybe you should understand the business more before you go around making absurd remarks about a company being more transparent of things they are working on while developing the game?

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Armsbend

So this is their youtube video making team? Or the sales and marketing force? How much money is funneled into that? You seem to have a lot of insight into how much development money is going into sales and marketing of successfully kickstarted games – let us know how much of the funds people gave towards development of the game is going into sales and marketing.

Thanks Brax. I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge of the business.

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Bruno Brito

Considering how rough the ride for Pantheon was, i’m inclined to agree with you here. The ideas sound nice, but hell, i always have great ideas. When i get to draw then, is when i’m actually being productive.

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Baemir

You should do a bit of research on Visionary Realms.

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Eliandal

So wait, an audio only RT, that was originally only for VIP backers, equates to a YouTube sales video? I get you’re bitter, but really, if you have no horse in the game, be like Frozen and ‘let it go’! No need to take shots at those who did and do support the game.

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Armsbend

If you know the story of Elsa she tried to ‘let it go’ but since she set off an eternal winter she was pulled back into the story. Once a queen, always a queen as the saying goes.

I’ll stop once these scams stop. You do you, I’ll do me.

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Bruno Brito

be like Frozen and ‘let it go’! No need to take shots at those who did and do support the game.

-“Hey, if you’re not part of Mary Kay, why are you shittalking us?”

-“Do i need a reason to shittalk a pyramid scheme?”

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Phubarrh

Agreed it’s better to stick with released games like Atlas and Anthem.

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Fisty

GET OFF MY LAWN!

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squid

Marketing is just as important to success as development.

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Bruno Brito

More development, less marketing. Marketing can happen when the game is in a playable test state.

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Jason Bolton

Hi,

The video was created and posted by the gentleman who moderated the event – our Community Manager. He isn’t involved directly in coding the game, but serves a valuable function nonetheless. We appreciate your passion for Pantheon. Remember the opposite of love isn’t hate – it’s apathy.