Recent Pantheon Developer Roundtable Dives Deep Into Dungeon Design And What Challenges Players Can Expect
The devs are set on taking player choice and design to a whole new level for MMORPGs.
The June Developer Roundtable for the upcoming MMORPG Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen had Visionary Realms Creative Director and Programming Producer Chris "Joppa" Perkins lead the discussion about the game's dungeon design. Perkins explained the current intricacies of dungeon play and answered plenty of questions from fans, hoping to shed some light on what players can expect within them.
Starting out, Perkins elaborated that dungeons in Pantheon are "large-scale" and "dense," even having multiple pathways and points of no return to make exploration naturally exciting and fresh. There will be the occasional rare enemy spawns with unique loot drops, platform-style traversal, and camping spots littered throughout that'll persuade players to come back and discover more about the zone. Not to mention, some dungeons will lead to others and new explorable locations.
When it comes to dungeons, the devs seem to be making sure there are nuances of player choice, such as allowing players to enter a dungeon from one entrance versus another to begin the zone differently. The devs hope these choices keep dungeon play engaging for players and become an incentive for them to return and explore more after leveling. Changes are still in the works for the Pantheon dungeons, like improving underwater dungeons and creating content that makes players want to visit them. There's plenty to look forward to for players who enjoy making on-the-go decisions inside dungeons, but we'll have to wait and see how their ideas come together.
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