Blogs

  • Situational Gear / Inventory Management

    Posted September 16 by Aradune

    From a post from a great thread on siutational gear, inventory magagement, and other related issues.  I wasn't able to address every question and concern, but did reply to the OP.  I don't think there's anything super new here and I've certainly posted and talked about this stuff in the pa...

  • Sandbox vs. Themepark

    Posted September 16 by Aradune

    Although I've addressed whether Pantheon is more sandbox or themepark (or vice versa) before, I recently had the opportunity to make this post and it's actually not terribly verbose (which is progress for me) so why not put it up here as well: -------------- I totally agree there's a serious deart...

  • Want went wrong? WoW? 'WoW-Killers' or a general lack of guts?

    Posted July 17 by Aradune

    (In response to a post thanking us for taking on a much needed MMO Course Correction -- 7/17/2017) Thanks for the kind words and encouragement! Much appreciated. Although I don't think the entire future of the MMO genre is resting on our shoulders, I do believe we are at a significant crossroads: a...

  • We want details and specifics! Please explain in detail....

    Posted July 11 by Aradune

    (Note: this was posted in response to members of the community wanting more concrete and specific detail behind spells/abilities memorization, slots, re-memming, etc.  I'm posting it here as well because a lot of the philosophy and logic I try to convey in response to questions regarding this s...

  • How to get through to people who just don't get it

    Posted May 3 by Aradune

    This is sort of a part two to the 'How to Respond to Skeptics' post I made over a year ago.  I just posted it on mmorpg.com in response to, let's just say a couple of posters not playing well with each other.  One was attacking the Pantheon community, saying that they were defensive, intol...

  • Sunsetting an MMO

    Posted August 16, 2016 by Aradune

    Sunsetting an MMO (a member of the community asked me about my views on Sunetting an MMO.  Unfortunately, some really big games have been sunsetting in recent years, or at least their focus and revenue models, both of which drastically change the developer's priorities and where they focus the...

  • Pantheon: New Features and New Players

    Posted April 26, 2016 by Aradune

    * Regarding discussing new features, bringing in new players, helping new players while keeping the game challenging, etc. AKA Onboarding * So, I absolutely don't mind the questions, commentary, and concerns -- in fact, I welcome them.  I think there does come a time with certain proposed syst...

  • How to respond to skeptics....

    Posted February 29, 2016 by Aradune

    This has come up here and on other sites, and so I put this together and wanted to make sure I posted it here.  Many Pantheon supporters find themselves frustrated when trying to answer posts made by those who are skeptical of the game, its tenents, its core mechanics, and its target audience. ...

  • Old Ideas and features to address potential problems...

    Posted February 22, 2016 by Aradune

    In response to older ideas, ideas to address problems that we may or may not run into in beta, and rules vs. player freedom: ------------- We aren't really throwing out any of our ideas, even the older ones.  If it makes sense to work on them now, we do and test it and see how we like it.&nbs...

  • Grinding -- Good or Bad?

    Posted February 22, 2016 by Aradune

    Grinding is one of those tough topics to discuss because the term means different things to different people (like meaningful travel, camping, etc.) Until we would all agree as to what it means for the purpose of this discussion, we'll see some posts saying 'yeah, no grinding!' and then just as man...