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Deities and Alliances

    • 164 posts
    June 25, 2016 8:43 AM PDT

    Could we the readers and players of the lore get a list of the Dieties, and Leaders of each Race... I.E.

    Their Names

    Powers? (power of nature, etc?)

    Alliegence (good, evil, ETC)

    And what races are devoted to which diety.

    It could help with reading the current lore as there are names we do not know and I might help make the lore less confusing.

    • 277 posts
    July 1, 2016 11:28 AM PDT

    LeonSanborn -

    We will be releasing that information at some point. Right now we are focusing on how picking a deity will impact char creation, class, etc. (HEAVY CAVEAT: we are also discussing *if* it will impact those things. So please hold off on any "Pantheon Dev sez deity selection will give your class a special bonus and that will adversely affect balancing" threads, if you can)

    In short, we want it to matter what deity you select, for obvious reasons. But there's a nuance in Pantheon that may differ from other games: each race has anywhere from 1-?00 deities, or things functioning in a deity-esque role. So you aren't picking from global, universal gods. You're picking from your racial roster, which is likely exclusive to your race. Now, there may still be some crossover between "like" deities, and that's the part we're working through now. So if you pick a God of Death for the Ogres, shouldn't that breed some familiarity with the followers of a similar god among the Dark Myr? We think so.

    When we've got those details worked out, I'm sure we'll have releases that help you acclimate and understand the Gods -- or similar beings -- of each race. We want you to know who you're serving, as much as you can.

    Apologies on the lore not having a fuller explanation inherently in it. I will work on a post that sheds some light on that, or may just ammend the currently posted stuff.

    Thanks!

    • 75 posts
    July 1, 2016 11:58 AM PDT

    Istuulamae said:

    LeonSanborn -

    We will be releasing that information at some point. Right now we are focusing on how picking a deity will impact char creation, class, etc. (HEAVY CAVEAT: we are also discussing *if* it will impact those things. So please hold off on any "Pantheon Dev sez deity selection will give your class a special bonus and that will adversely affect balancing" threads, if you can)

    In short, we want it to matter what deity you select, for obvious reasons. But there's a nuance in Pantheon that may differ from other games: each race has anywhere from 1-?00 deities, or things functioning in a deity-esque role. So you aren't picking from global, universal gods. You're picking from your racial roster, which is likely exclusive to your race. Now, there may still be some crossover between "like" deities, and that's the part we're working through now. So if you pick a God of Death for the Ogres, shouldn't that breed some familiarity with the followers of a similar god among the Dark Myr? We think so.

    When we've got those details worked out, I'm sure we'll have releases that help you acclimate and understand the Gods -- or similar beings -- of each race. We want you to know who you're serving, as much as you can.

    Apologies on the lore not having a fuller explanation inherently in it. I will work on a post that sheds some light on that, or may just ammend the currently posted stuff.

    Thanks!

    Ooo! I like where this could go *if it happens*. :P

    • 164 posts
    July 5, 2016 10:53 PM PDT

    Kobrashade said:

    Istuulamae said:

    LeonSanborn -

    We will be releasing that information at some point. Right now we are focusing on how picking a deity will impact char creation, class, etc. (HEAVY CAVEAT: we are also discussing *if* it will impact those things. So please hold off on any "Pantheon Dev sez deity selection will give your class a special bonus and that will adversely affect balancing" threads, if you can)

    In short, we want it to matter what deity you select, for obvious reasons. But there's a nuance in Pantheon that may differ from other games: each race has anywhere from 1-?00 deities, or things functioning in a deity-esque role. So you aren't picking from global, universal gods. You're picking from your racial roster, which is likely exclusive to your race. Now, there may still be some crossover between "like" deities, and that's the part we're working through now. So if you pick a God of Death for the Ogres, shouldn't that breed some familiarity with the followers of a similar god among the Dark Myr? We think so.

    When we've got those details worked out, I'm sure we'll have releases that help you acclimate and understand the Gods -- or similar beings -- of each race. We want you to know who you're serving, as much as you can.

    Apologies on the lore not having a fuller explanation inherently in it. I will work on a post that sheds some light on that, or may just ammend the currently posted stuff.

    Thanks!

    Ooo! I like where this could go *if it happens*. :P

     

    Sweet thanks Kilsin, I was just curious if it was something like EQ whereas it only had a limited amount of Dieties and you could only pick specific ones based off your class IIRC. But that seems pretty interesting.


    This post was edited by LeonSanborn at July 5, 2016 10:54 PM PDT
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    • 8258 posts
    July 6, 2016 8:18 AM PDT

    LeonSanborn said:

    Kobrashade said:

    Istuulamae said:

    LeonSanborn -

    We will be releasing that information at some point. Right now we are focusing on how picking a deity will impact char creation, class, etc. (HEAVY CAVEAT: we are also discussing *if* it will impact those things. So please hold off on any "Pantheon Dev sez deity selection will give your class a special bonus and that will adversely affect balancing" threads, if you can)

    In short, we want it to matter what deity you select, for obvious reasons. But there's a nuance in Pantheon that may differ from other games: each race has anywhere from 1-?00 deities, or things functioning in a deity-esque role. So you aren't picking from global, universal gods. You're picking from your racial roster, which is likely exclusive to your race. Now, there may still be some crossover between "like" deities, and that's the part we're working through now. So if you pick a God of Death for the Ogres, shouldn't that breed some familiarity with the followers of a similar god among the Dark Myr? We think so.

    When we've got those details worked out, I'm sure we'll have releases that help you acclimate and understand the Gods -- or similar beings -- of each race. We want you to know who you're serving, as much as you can.

    Apologies on the lore not having a fuller explanation inherently in it. I will work on a post that sheds some light on that, or may just ammend the currently posted stuff.

    Thanks!

    Ooo! I like where this could go *if it happens*. :P

     

    Sweet thanks Kilsin, I was just curious if it was something like EQ whereas it only had a limited amount of Dieties and you could only pick specific ones based off your class IIRC. But that seems pretty interesting.

    That was Istuulamae (Justin) replying, our Lead Writer and Lore Master ;)

    • 500 posts
    July 6, 2016 8:46 AM PDT

    Right now we are focusing on how picking a deity will impact char creation

    Will there be an option for those who want to be 'godless' ? This is something like picking an alignment for me. People can learn and grow and become different alignments as their life progresses. They can also pick and choose a God which represents them later on as well. Sometimes it's a very personal thing, picking that diety, or choosing to go without.

     

    -Todd

    • 277 posts
    July 6, 2016 10:00 AM PDT

    tehtawd said:

    Right now we are focusing on how picking a deity will impact char creation

    Will there be an option for those who want to be 'godless' ? This is something like picking an alignment for me. People can learn and grow and become different alignments as their life progresses. They can also pick and choose a God which represents them later on as well. Sometimes it's a very personal thing, picking that diety, or choosing to go without.

     

    -Todd

     

    Todd -

    In some form or fashion, for sure. The way this manifests on Terminus may not be exactly the same as on Earth, and may vary a bit by race. Dieties play a significant role in our world, namesake of the game aside, so we want all options to carry a natural significance. But regardless, choosing not to follow a deity will be an option. 

    • 500 posts
    July 6, 2016 10:18 AM PDT
    Awesome, that's good to know. Thank you ... IstuulaBRO.

    Lol

    #thathappened

    ;)

    Sent via mobile

    -Todd
    • 277 posts
    July 6, 2016 2:07 PM PDT

    tehtawd said: Awesome, that's good to know. Thank you ... IstuulaBRO. Lol #thathappened ;) Sent via mobile -Todd

    You've really done it this time, Todd. 

    • 500 posts
    July 6, 2016 3:01 PM PDT
    Lol.
    Or BROadune.

    Ok I'll stop derailing.

    Sent via mobile

    -Todd
    • 164 posts
    July 19, 2016 5:50 AM PDT

    Istuulamae said:

     

    That was Istuulamae (Justin) replying, our Lead Writer and Lore Master ;)

     

    Ah my Bad, You had a different image before, so I auto thought you were kilsin. XD

    • 106 posts
    August 11, 2016 10:19 AM PDT

    Dear Istuulamae, thank you very much for participating in our discussions. :) I love them since I am a lore lover and personally find this aspect to be the most important element of every game (together with combat). (I am an old book worm heh).

    Could you please, if you have the time, give us your thoughts on the idea of Gods giving peculiar "possibilities" to dedicated players of said God(ess), group of Gods? As a long time (over 15 years) player of DnD I am thinking in terms of "Favored Soul" a popular template in DnD capable of being applicated in many different options within a MMO. Unfortunately I cannot recall an active gaming world developed in such a way that the gamers are being awarded (or punished?) by powers upon high. Game mechanics wise it really could be deployed in the simplest possible way - let's say a GM taking the role of a God's avatar and rewarding a certain player (or even a group of players) with specific (even permanent) boons. They could range from pure RP prestige awards to real in game (although not game breaking surely) boons like for instance 1% more xp when in dungeons, or 2% higher critical strike chance to your group when in open world (or when hunting a specific type of an encounter/boss/monster - like the Ranger's favored enemy in DnD) - the possibilities are endless surely. 

    My question is : Is such thinking in line with the lore of Pantheon? I will be playing a Dire Lord and would really love to be able to RP-it and dedicate myself to it in such regard to be "officially" awarded by my divine protector whoever he might be (even if he is a "Sithis"-like deity XD )

    Thank you in advance,

    C.


    This post was edited by Cler1c at August 11, 2016 10:33 AM PDT
    • 1179 posts
    December 18, 2016 6:21 AM PST

    Great to know that deity choice will be a part of character creation in this game.  I've always been an agnostic kind of guy, but it's still important to me that the choice is there.  I'd also love to see multiple settlements for some of the races, sort of like Qeynos and Freeport, and having your deity selection determine where you start out in some cases.

    • 1755 posts
    December 18, 2016 7:57 AM PST

    I would like to see an option to change your god later in the game.

    • 296 posts
    December 18, 2016 8:18 AM PST

    Well, not to plug my own posts too much Leon but if you're confused about the current lore and/or are interested in seeing what gods we know of laid out in a simple format I'll have a post in a few days doing exactly that. Obviously it'll only be current and not a complete listing of the pantheons but it should help to keep things easily navigable.

    • 1179 posts
    December 18, 2016 12:23 PM PST

    That would be pretty sweet if you could change your god, but it would have to be pretty involved.  Maybe you'd have to max certain factions and then do an epic quest.

    • 1755 posts
    December 18, 2016 12:26 PM PST

    Don't mind it being difficult or time consuming as long as it's an option.

    • 108 posts
    February 9, 2019 7:39 PM PST

    really hoping we get deities

    • 20 posts
    February 13, 2019 7:51 PM PST

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