Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is an upcoming fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game from Visionary Realms, Inc. Brad McQuaid , co-creator of EverQuest , currently serves as Chief Creative Officer for Visionary Realms and a leading figure on the project.
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is considered to be a spiritual successor to “classically-spirited” MMORPGs such as EverQuest and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes , and will prominently feature at PvE -centric design, with plans for at least one PvP server at launch .
Pantheon focuses on challenging and social aspects of gameplay, such as grouping and guilds , making friends, and earning a reputation in the community.
Many aspects of gameplay are inspired by text-based MUD games. Typical character progression is slower paced than many modern MMORPGs in order to make content more meaningful. Combat is performed by selecting various spells and abilities based on class and strategy. Pantheon uses a tab-targeting system.
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen takes place on the high-fantasy world of Terminus, a wildly diverse landform of fragments of many different realms and times, bringing their unique civilizations and deities.
On January 13, 2014, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen was announced alongside a Kickstarter campaign. Visionary Realms continues to crowdfund independently and sells pledges for the game and various levels of external testing. The earliest stages of external testing is scheduled to begin in late 2017 with Pre-Alpha 1.