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Community Spotlight: Nick

Posted date / 03.08.17

1) What is your main character's in-game name and how did you come up with it?

I haven't decided on a character name for Pantheon. Right now I just go by "Nick" or "NickHotS" in the community. I've used several different 'RP' names in past MMORPGs, but I usually create a new name for each MMO I play. I definitely need to put some thought into at some point! :)

2) What interests you the most about Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen?

I'm a fan of a lot of 'old school' style games, but many of their sequels, remakes, and spiritual successors throw away almost everything that is great about the original. With Pantheon, it's different. You guys are making a new awesome game, borrowing mechanics from some of the great MMOs of old, streamlining the experience without ruining the depth or gameplay we know and love, while adding new mechanics that fit the spirit of the game. That is main pull of Pantheon for me, and I'm sure that I'm not alone in this.

3) What will your main race and class be and why?

I really like tanking, so I will probably play the best Warrior race/class combo -- Ogre Warrior perhaps? I'm really intrigued by the Archai and think they have a really awesome character model. I'm interested to see if there will be any other good tanking races. It'd be cool if the Archai had some kind of racial that allowed for better threat generation than Ogres, which seem like a race based on pure survivability and strength. Other combinations that intrigue me are Archai Monk or Bard, and Dwarf Enchanter.

4) What is your favorite system, mechanic or feature so far in Pantheon?

That would have to be the Atmospheres and Climate system. The possibilities are endless, and they really make the world feel a lot more dynamic and challenging. I think these systems will add a lot of interesting decisions and preparation needed from players to tackle the content of Terminus

5) If you could enter the game and visit anywhere in Terminus for 1 hour, where would you go and why?

I would definitely check out Kaegen's Solitude, the lower raid dungeon portion of Amberfaet. I'd want to see what kind of challenges await us there, and just who or what Kaegen is!

6) Finally, if you had to choose between having GM powers and being able to do anything in-game that you want for 1 hour or having unrestricted access to the database for 1 hour, what would you choose and why?

This is a tough choice, but I'd have to go with unrestricted access to the database for 1 hour. As a game design enthusiast, I'd love to take a look behind the hood and have complete access to all of Pantheon's data. Having unrestricted access to all of the numbers and decisions that go on during development is very appealing to me.

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