Pathfinder Online has been one of the games that has garnered a lot of attention over the past several months as being a sandbox title to watch. We managed to catch up to Goblinworks CEO Ryan S. Dancey to talk about Pathfinder Online. See what he's got to say about this ground breaking title.
MMORPG: Pathfinder is one of the top RPGs out right now in the tabletop world. What is it like for Goblinworks to bring this game into the online universe?
Ryan S. Dancey: I have such a sense of pride about Pathfinder. A lot of people don't know this, but when Lisa Stevens (Paizo Publishing's CEO) and I were working at Wizards of the Coast, we wrote a lengthy 10-year plan for the Dungeons & Dragons business. After we both left, Wizards decided to pursue a different path. With Pathfinder, Lisa is following our original plan and having huge success. So I feel like a happy uncle to everything that Paizo has accomplished - watching them make history has been one of the highlights of my life.
We approach Pathfinder with a deep sense of the love and community that Paizo has created. Pathfinder isn't something that can be treated cavalierly. Every decision we make about the game is debated and discussed with a panel of Paizo's top leadership, and we give the entire Paizo staff numerous opportunities to see what we're working on and give us comments and feedback.
Read more of Garrett Fuller's Pathfinder Online: A Sense of Pride.