Community Spotlight Details Halfling Race & More
The latest Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Community Newsletter has been posted that most notably includes the first information about the Halfling race. In addition, the Art and Animation team provides and update and community member 'Saicred' is interviewed.
With regard to Halflings, several questions are asked about the race, how it was developed and how Visionary Realms is planning to give them their own unique identity.
What differentiates the Halflings in Pantheon from the standard fantasy tropes?
Forrest Imel - Concept Artist: This was always on our minds while developing the Halflings. It's really easy to say 'let's make these halflings different! We'll give them fiery wings and huge, broad calf muscles; they'll be super unique!' It was never our intention to completely alienate the players from the idea of a Halfling. We took the original tropes into consideration while developing the visual side of them; short/small people, young/playful, etc., but then thought about what we could twist and change about them to give them their own identity. A lot of this was done initially by our lovely writer Justin. Jared and I just expanded on his written lore.
You can read more about Halflings and the rest of the newsletter on the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen site.