Blogs

  • 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...

  • FAQ - We want your help!

    Posted August 27, 2015 by Announcements

    Dear Pantheon Community,   For something a bit different, we are putting together an FAQ for the new website and we want to get your feedback to help us decide what questions to answer.   While we won't be able to add every question posted and some we may re-word to cover a wider range...

  • Please welcome Corey, Adam and Jason to the team!

    Posted August 3, 2015 by Announcements

    Pantheon Community,   Please join me in welcoming three new members to the Visionary Realms team!   Corey "Ceythos" LeFever rejoins the team as a Senior Game Designer. He brings several years of experience working on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes as well as more recent work on mobile g...

  • My response to Smed's stepping down....

    Posted July 25, 2015 by Aradune

    Daybreak’s John Smedley steps down as chief executive officer   Obviously I'm not going to talk about recent events, etc.  I honestly haven't hung out with Smed for a while.  So I definitely don't have an 'inside scoop' or anything like that (and, even if I did, it still pro...

  • Does a core group of gamers really change or go away?

    Posted July 25, 2015 by Aradune

    The debate over casual gamers vs. hard core gamers, or free to play vs. subscription, or what's really an MMORPG, etc... it rages on.  Why?  Because these are real issues relating to where MMOs came from and where they are going.  People, regardless of what side they are on, are passi...

  • Introducing: The Dark Myr of Syronai's Rest

    Posted June 10, 2015 by Announcements

    Pantheon Community,   It is with great pleasure that I bring you the Dark Myr Race!   "The Myr hail from the planet Issul. The race was born at a time when Issul’s oceans were dying. Wars between ancient leviathans had erupted beneath the waves, in battles so fierc...