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Cohh's 2 Hour Unguided Stream from the Pre-Alpha server, summarized in 15 mins

CohhCarnage recently streamed unguided, organic gameplay of Pantheon from a live Pre-Alpha server. His stream was 2 hours long at the beginning of a 24 hour test session. This was the first time anyone has ever streamed the game on their own without any direction from the developers. These Pre-Alpha tests have always been under strict NDA, so for those who haven’t tested Pantheon themselves yet, this was the best opportunity so far to get a glimpse of the state of the game. If you haven't had time to watch the whole thing, or maybe just want to refresh your memory, I've got the summary: https://youtu.be/EUb7EEm0tDg
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  • user298user298 Member UncommonPosts: 152
    Yes, I got a good glimpse. Looks just as awfully dated (in terms of graphical fidelity and animation quality) and mechanically boring (in terms of actual gameplay) as it always did in any previous video. And I know that it's "pre-Alpha" or whatever, but in my experience with dozens of different MMOs, if the game looks that bad after 7 (or is it 8 already?) years of development - there's almost no chance it will magically get better at the time it is officially released. 
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 16,876
    How many "Pre-Alphas" make an Alpha?
    How many Alphas make a Beta?
    How many Betas make an Early Access Release?
    How many Early Access Releases make an actual Launched game?

    Wake me up when it's under a year.

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  • achesomaachesoma Member RarePosts: 1,725
    user298 said:
    Yes, I got a good glimpse. Looks just as awfully dated (in terms of graphical fidelity and animation quality) and mechanically boring (in terms of actual gameplay) as it always did in any previous video. And I know that it's "pre-Alpha" or whatever, but in my experience with dozens of different MMOs, if the game looks that bad after 7 (or is it 8 already?) years of development - there's almost no chance it will magically get better at the time it is officially released. 

    You're just seeing Unity stock asset placeholders and gray boxing. Graphical artists and animators were just recently this past year. So not an indicator of final graphical appearance at all.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 43,300
    achesoma said:
    user298 said:
    Yes, I got a good glimpse. Looks just as awfully dated (in terms of graphical fidelity and animation quality) and mechanically boring (in terms of actual gameplay) as it always did in any previous video. And I know that it's "pre-Alpha" or whatever, but in my experience with dozens of different MMOs, if the game looks that bad after 7 (or is it 8 already?) years of development - there's almost no chance it will magically get better at the time it is officially released. 

    You're just seeing Unity stock asset placeholders and gray boxing. Graphical artists and animators were just recently this past year. So not an indicator of final graphical appearance at all.
    Pity, then they are further from release than some thought, 5 more years at least.
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  • EQBallzzEQBallzz Member UncommonPosts: 229
    Imagine being 8+ years into a project. Still not in alpha. Still using stock assets and placeholders and still asking people for money. o.O 


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  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 7,857
    achesoma said:
    user298 said:
    Yes, I got a good glimpse. Looks just as awfully dated (in terms of graphical fidelity and animation quality) and mechanically boring (in terms of actual gameplay) as it always did in any previous video. And I know that it's "pre-Alpha" or whatever, but in my experience with dozens of different MMOs, if the game looks that bad after 7 (or is it 8 already?) years of development - there's almost no chance it will magically get better at the time it is officially released. 

    You're just seeing Unity stock asset placeholders and gray boxing. Graphical artists and animators were just recently this past year. So not an indicator of final graphical appearance at all.
    I am cautiously optimistic then.

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