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Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 7:09PM Fakeassname said

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heh, lets see how many items of that feature list drop from the game before it ships.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 7:15PM Fakeassname said

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@Fakeassname

P.S. who hell is GoblinWorks?!?!?!

I looked at the site but all it talks about is the Pathfinder mmo, they do list themselves as being their own entity instead of a subsidiary of "Paizo Publishing" (I was expecting that they were) but that still doesn't answer who they are and what kind of MMO background they have (employes wise, obviously the company hasn't done shit before.)
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 7:28PM Fakeassname said

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@Fakeassname

oops, I found their "about" tab.

they list the CEO of Piazo, and two guys with history at CCP..

.... so it's gonna be an EVE-ed out version of Pathfinder?
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 7:12PM BoundingDeer said

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Have yet to try Pathfinder. In the middle of a DnD Campaign but I might check it out after. It would be cool to see an adaptation of it that isn't confined to dungeons. In my opinion, combat is a very minimal part of the pen and paper experience. Having the open world to explore and really roleplay would be nice.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 7:21PM Fakeassname said

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@BoundingDeer

I looked at them before (mostly because they have got more books on the shelf in B&N then DnD does) but all they really are is a custom campaign setting for D20.

most of what I skimmed looked quite a bit like the stock DnD elements with minor changes, so I passed on it seeing as how I already have a full set of the core rule books collecting dust ... *shrug* in all honesty I don't really know enough to judge HOW different they are on a technical level but outside of the kinda cool manga-fied fantasy art there really didn't seem to be all that much in the way of compelling lore to make it interesting to me.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 7:42AM Durinthal said

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@Fakeassname

It's basically a refined version of the D&D 3.5 rules, but for a lot of people that's exactly what they want (as opposed to 4th edition, which changed too much for some).
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 7:30PM (Unverified) said

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As someone who plays Pathfinder pen & paper regularly for a few years, I can say that it's a very solid game system that takes the D&D 3.5 rules and updates a few things that Wizards of the Coast did wrong. That said, they also do things wrong and dumbed down things somewhat unnecessarily. In short, it's better than D&D 3.5, but not ground breaking.

As a rule-set it's nice and all, but I don't really see enough to make a whole MMORPG out of it. I'll still buy and play it, just to see what's going on with it, but it feels quite a bit out of left field to see this announcement. Maybe they're competing with the new Neverwinter coming out in Q4 of 2012?

lastly, Goblinworks who?

Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 10:40PM Hurlbut said

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@(Unverified) They are not using the ruleset to base their MMORPG on, they are using the Pathfinder Chronicles Setting, specifically the River Kingdoms where you can build your own kingdoms.
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 7:31PM Konataismine said

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Yes! I love Pathfinder!
@Fakassname,
They are an continuation of 3.5, a bunch of former employees if I recall correctly.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 11:43PM Allegos said

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@Konataismine Yep. The Paizo staff were the publishers of Dungeon and Dragon magazines for the last few years that those mags were printed on paper.

Pathfinder's compatibility with 3.5 is part of the point of it; it's not a replacement for that version of the game, but a continued support of it under the Open Gaming License now that Wizards of the Coast has moved on to making 4th Edition.
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 8:36PM uberman3000 said

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Pathfinder is awesome, there's nothing I don't like about it. 4E is D&D for dummies, I just don't like it, its boring. Anyway I look forward to playing a Magus in a MMO setting.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 11:12PM JuliusSeizure said

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Dude, Pathfinder is cool and all I guess, but it simply hasn't been around long enough to qualify as 'perennial'.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 12:10PM Laschoni said

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@JuliusSeizure The Campaign Setting is turning 5 soon.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 8:05PM JuliusSeizure said

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@Laschoni

Exactly my point. It hasn't stood the test of time yet. As far as RPG campaign settings go, that needs to be at least a decade. :)
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 11:47PM Saerain said

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This gives me some hope that an Eclipse Phase Online may yet happen within the decade.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2011 11:54PM SgtBaker1234556 said

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I did a quiet little 'yay!'.
Looking forward to this one.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 2:46AM FrostPaw said

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Pathfinder rpg.....American thing?

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 4:27AM Azules said

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@FrostPaw It's a tabletop game. popular pretty much everywhere as far as I know. it's readily available at most traditional games stores in the uk.


This looks cool, anyway. Can has Gamma world mmo next?
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 6:07AM Khal said

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We refer to Pathfinder as "3.5 done right".

Very glad to see this happening and even more happy to read it is going heavy sandbox with a little themepark here and there. My group is currently using the Kingmaker rules and by far this campaign (month 6 now) is shaping up to be one of the more exciting ones we have had over the last 17 years of gaming.

I hope they really do make this game for the crowd that prefers to be given a set of tools so that using their imaginations they can build and shape a game world. Plenty of games out there for people who are either too lazy, don't have the time or just prefer to have stories told to them. Not enough (of AAA or near AAA production value) that cater toward the creative and imaginative.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 7:57AM Celtar said

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Really confused me Matt, I'd never heard of this game. Of course in the last few years I'd stopped following table top rpgs. That said your wording here...

" remains a perennial favorite game setting."

Really had me confused. You do know what the word perennial means right? This game was released in 2009, two years ago. Perennial? I guess in the life time of a frog.

After reading the write up on Pathfinder, sounds like the author basically expanded and clarified a lot of the 3.5 AD&D system short comings. Nothing new there since players have been tweaking table top gaming systems as far back as I'd been playing. (1978)

Anyhow thanks for the info, and actually for pointing out a newer system to me. Plus I want to now go and read up on their campaign setting. :)


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