People want something new. Well now will have it.
Slow by design
CohhCarnage mentioned this in the latest Pantheon stream. Obliviously anyone half following development knows that, but by him looking into the camera and saying that, it hit home...…. This art is so old it's NEW !
I sit here and ponder this with all it's advantages:
Mmorpgs give the players abilities. Yet going on 10 years, none matter but simply spam buttons. Pantheon doesn't go one step beyond but two by really making your "hot bar count". This feature is 20 years old.
You may say 20 years old ?.... that's not good !
Well, maybe it is. People like to think !..... that's why Pillars of Eternity, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Divinity: Original Sin and so many turn based games are so popular. Add the challenge of diversity of others changing the battles dynamics... This makes it more intriguing for the thinking persons set of features.
Boring to watch, very exciting to play !
For the actual player, they'll be on the edge of their seat for the entire encounter. Awareness is the key watching every sliest move of everything on the players screen. People love this young and old.
I really want that next ability.... It will change everything.... I miss the want !