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Paizo CEO Lisa Stephens will be having a chat open to all players later today about the future of the game. More information at Goblinworks
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My Guess... Paizo is buying out/buying into Goblinworks and going to have more of a say in the games design while adding a big money transfusion to keep the game afloat.
First news from announcement: Closing Goblinworks offices, moving back to Paizo Offices and laying off all staff except 3 core members.
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They need to reach out to Project Gorgon now and retcon Pathfinder Online into that game. It will be mutually beneficial.
Ok had to do some homework,was quite interesting to read about Lisa.I guess over the years she became quite a success story and ranks right at the top in her various business ventures in gaming.It seems the whole Pathfinder brand is hers and although i know almost nothing of it,apparently it is VERY popular.So reading between the lines i would say,she is proud of her Pathfinder brand and doesn't want to see this blemish ruin it,so i would say most definitely she is buying out Goblinworks.I truly do not know Goblinworks,however reading about how popular this Pathfinder brand is,i can only assume that Goblinworks thought this was an easy cash grab.I woudl also assume she has a bit of money saved up,but not likely the kind of money that a massive Triple A rpg would need sunk into it.So this is going to be a very tricky ride,she does seem like she has always made the smart decisions so does she have a solid plan or just trying to save her brand name?
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One look at official artwork for Pathfinder the RPG and then comparing it to Pathfinder the MMO, and you can see a huge discrepancy. The whole game should be scrapped and started over. But it SHOULD be made. It just needs to be more like the table top.
Q: Is Pathfinder Online going to shut down?
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@Loke666 Here is the link to the recording. It should help you understand what was announced. just the first 5 minutes or so is enough.https://soundcloud.com/duffy-swiftshadow/keepside-chat-with-lisa-stevens-9215Warning though. It's kinds tough to take. Not a good situation obviously.