How apt that Brad and his crew at Visionary Realms would subtitle Pantheon: "Rise of the Fallen." When the game was announced I callously assumed that it would be a no-brainer for funding given the success of Camelot Unchained and Shroud of the Avatar. Hell, if Greed Monger can be funded, than why not give Brad McQuaid some love and let he and his team make a throwback MMORPG for those players who want an updated EQ1?
But it seems that I didn't take into consideration two key points:
- Brad's clout has fallen drastically since his days on the EQ team, due in no small part to the terrible tales of Vanguard's development and spotty history all around with Vigil Games.
- Maybe, just maybe... the niche audience who would generally fund something like Pantheon is a bit smaller than anticipated (and perhaps more stingy with their money).