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Pathfinder Online

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Foghladha
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Posted On: 11/27/2014 at 12:11 PM
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Game Summary:

Pathfinder Online is a Fantasy Sandbox MMO with Open World PvP based on the Pathfinder intellectual property used with a license from Paizo, inc.

A Fantasy Sandbox

The world of Pathfinder Online is highly persistent. You will make meaningful impacts on the world as you build structures, create a economy of player character crafted goods, and struggle for territorial control.

Open World PvP

You will struggle for control of territory, trade routes, and resources with other players. Conflict is central to the game, and often conflict will mean combat. Some areas of the world are safer than others - but the more risk you take, the greater the rewards you will earn.

Combat between player characters should be meaningful. Randomly attacking others without context will damage your character's reputation, affect their alignment, potentially flag the attacker for retribution by others, trigger bounties, and over the long term, force the character to live and train only with others of a similarly murderous bent, significantly impacting their abilities.

A Player Driven Economy

With the exception of some low-level gear for new players all the equipment, supplies, building materials, and consumables in the game will be created by player characters from resources they harvest and exchanged via in game markets. Characters will have to arrange to transport their raw materials, intermediate processed components, and finished goods to crafting facilities and then to active markets.

Develop Your Character The Way You Want To

You can play as an iconic role familiar to players of the tabletop Pathfinder roleplaying game - an adventuring hero like a Fighter, Wizard, Cleric or Rogue (and in time, like the other classes in the tabletop RPG) or you can explore many more ways to develop your character. The world of Pathfinder Online is a superset of the tabletop experience. Characters can be spies, diplomats, soldiers, teamsters, explorers, or hundreds of other occupations and specialties. You will determine how your character develops. Follow a traditional role, or mix & match character abilities as you see fit to create your own customized and unique approach.

More Information: https://goblinworks.com/pathfinder-online/

 

Last Edited on: 07/02/2015 at 09:40 AM
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Ban Fili de na Ulchabhan Dearg
Seacoral
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Replied On: 11/28/2014 at 03:48 AM PST
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Any raiding or dungeons to creep around it.

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Selrina
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Replied On: 11/28/2014 at 05:49 AM PST

Open world PVP is just not for me.

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Soren
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Replied On: 11/28/2014 at 06:39 AM PST
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The hard part people will have with this one is that it's being released as an alpha so many might go into it expecting a totally polished product, which is not what they are going to get. Pathfinder wants to work with a solid core and build the game with them over the next few years. That said I got to participate in a few of the 'alpha' weekend tests and imho they have a very solid system in place... plus dwarves!!! Can't go wrong if you have dwarves :)

If you meet yourself on the testing track, don't make eye contact. Lab boys tell me that'll wipe out time. Entirely.
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Rhynor
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Replied On: 11/28/2014 at 07:54 PM PST
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Did a quick search to try and find out whether or not they've finalized a business model for this one, and came across this:

(source:  https://goblinworks.com/pathfinder-online/faq/ )

 

Will there be a cost to play Pathfinder Online?

We are planning a hybrid subscription/microtransaction model. Players will have the option to pay a flat monthly fee for complete access to all standard game features, or to use microtransactions to access desired features and content on an a la carte basis. Pricing details have not yet been finalized.

When Early Enrollment begins, only subscriptions will be available.  Subscriptions will be priced at $15/month.

 

Will there be premium content?

Yes. Several types of premium content can be purchased using microtransactions. This content includes "bling"—visual enhancements to the character or the character's property that have no mechanical effect; a wide variety of mounts that let you customize your ride and show your personal sense of style; and low level consumables that will give minor benefits.

Our commitment to the players is that there will never be an item in the cash shop that is mechanically better than the best craftable item that can be made by characters in-game.  The cash shop items will always be implemented in such a way as to avoid harming the in-game economy.

Not all those who wander are lost ~ JRR Tolkien
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Foghladha
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Replied On: 11/28/2014 at 08:56 PM PST
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The part I don't like is a studio charging it's customers to beta their game. This opens Pandora box that will in the end lead the industry into giving us unfinished products and changing us for them. 

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Rhynor
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Replied On: 11/29/2014 at 12:28 AM PST
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Agreed, Fog. It doesn't inspire confidence in the product or its longevity if they feel the need to fund its development that way.  Unless the business model changes, I won't be touching that one.

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Jagg
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Replied On: 11/29/2014 at 04:13 PM PST
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The structure of the game (sandbox, no centralized marketplace which allows for arbitrage, politics, and developed Pathfinder lore) is appealing.  The unproven studio and lack of AAA funding make PO a gamble. I bought into the kickstarter way back, so I'm gonna check it out and see how it goes. 

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Lateralus
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Replied On: 12/05/2014 at 07:46 PM PST

Keep us posted Jagg. I am interested in the open sandbox type thingy.

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Malthol
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Replied On: 12/06/2014 at 10:15 AM PST
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So far, the biggest problem I see with it: it doesn't feel anything like Pathfinder at all. Don't go into this without reading up on skills & progression, as it is not intuitive at all at this point. It has potential, if you get yourself into a reasonably large guild, though.

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Malthol
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Replied On: 01/04/2015 at 05:19 PM PST
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Now that Early Access has started, anyone playing?

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