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Pathfinder Online will be ending operations on November 28, 2021. For more details please visit our FAQ.

The Denouement

Bob
During the Age of Legends, as the Azlanti Empire grew to prominence, Pharasma foresaw the birth of Nhur Athemon, foresaw his rise to power as an undead lich, but could not see his true and final death. Calling on all her powers of prophecy, she scoured the nigh-endless reaches of time for his inevitable end. Instead, she saw her own. Nhur Athemon’s eternal quest to stave off his demise would ultimately lead to embracing death and becoming its unliving embodiment, while Pharasma’s unbending defense of the natural cycles of life and death would be her undoing. Or, perhaps she could bend just a little, even at the risk of breaking everything…

A little over six and a half years ago, Pathfinder Online launched into Early Enrollment and Pharasma’s Chosen began settling the Echo Wood. Since then, just as the Gray Lady’s intervention allowed the heroes of the Echo Wood to escape death over and over again, the amazing support from all our wonderful backers and players allowed our tiny team to stay online and keep improving the game year after year. It has been a privilege to see this world and this story brought to life through the dedicated players adventuring in it, but now the epic finale of Pathfinder Online draws near.

In October, Nhur Athemon’s own Chosen will arrive to finish the war between death and undeath, with both the story of Pharasma’s Chosen and the online world they adventure in scheduled to end at Daily Maintenance on November 28. After that, the servers won’t be coming back up, but aspects of the world you’ve all created with us will live on in Golarion, initially through a blog post on Paizo’s site that integrates our history with the larger world of Pathfinder. That writeup will be based on the final state of the world and its settlements, as well as past events. During the remaining months of operation, settlements can earn better stat blocks and more detailed writeups (e.g. longer descriptions, more names of notable player characters and companies, mentions of gathering/crafting/training specialties) by placing and upgrading settlement structures (particularly Pharasma statues) and by completing sequences that include the new Nhur Athemon’s Chosen escalation. For complete details, see The Denouement Rules.

We’ll do our best to get through these final months as smoothly as possible, and to provide new content that brings everything to a satisfying conclusion. However, it’s possible that we won’t be able to keep the servers running right up to November 28. The servers are getting quite old, and we won’t be able to switch over to the cloud before then. Fortunately, everything looks stable at the moment and we do think they’re in good enough shape to go the distance. If things do go wrong and we’re forced to shut down earlier than expected, we’ll use the most recent available data about the state of the world as the basis for the final writeups.

When the world does shut down, we’ll be offering refunds for any recently-purchased items that couldn’t be used in time. We’re also limiting purchases in the Store and ask that everyone buy only what they can easily use during the remaining time available. See The Denouement section of our FAQ for more details and send email to customer.support@pathfinderonline.com if you have any further questions or concerns about your purchases.

We hope you’ll all join us as this grand adventure draws to a close, and thank you all so much for the tremendous support that made Pathfinder Online possible.
harneloot
Well, this is extraordinarily sad news.

Good-bye to my beloved River Kingdoms….you will certainly be missed!
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
Caldeathe Baequiannia
That's sad, but not the worst way things could end.
To reach me, email d20rpg@gmail.com
Hobson Fiffledown
Okay, fine, but half off for a couple of smallholdings is still as low as I'll go. smile
This space for rent.
Bob
Hobson Fiffledown
Okay, fine, but half off for a couple of smallholdings is still as low as I'll go. smile

Not that I'd actually recommend purchasing any of the premium camps/housing given the amount of time left, but just in case anyone really, really, really wants one, we did temporarily set their prices low enough to take into account the expected pro-rated refund if they were purchased at full price. As a result, the Base Camps are currently $7.99 and the Freeholds/Studios/Cottages are $31.99, so well over half off smile

Just be warned that there's no refunds at that price assuming the servers stay up until November 28.
Bob
Also, I'll be removing the 6/12 month game time options from the store and from subscription set-up in a couple days. Anyone who's already set up with those subscription options will continue to purchase that amount each time they run out of credits, but can request a refund if that results in purchasing more than can technically be used up before the shutdown.

I'll also be removing the largest Azoth bundles at that time, and we'll probably steadily remove more items from the store as we get closer to November 28.
Gross
harneloot
Well, this is extraordinarily sad news.

Good-bye to my beloved River Kingdoms….you will certainly be missed!
Indeed yes, been a constant, come home at night and log on, for so long.

Gross
Mercenary monster hunter from Forgeholm
War priest of Angradd… patiently waiting on Goblinworks to deliver him (and greataxes, Dwarves need 2 handed axes).
Gross
And no dwarves greataxes or Angradd smile.
Mercenary monster hunter from Forgeholm
War priest of Angradd… patiently waiting on Goblinworks to deliver him (and greataxes, Dwarves need 2 handed axes).
Fiesta
Gross
And no dwarves greataxes or Angradd smile.

I tried using a Dwarf as a greataxe and it did not work so well.
Edam
Assuming many settlements will flip into caretaker mode as people stop playing (the finale stuff is only of real interest to the table top players) will the final points be based on the maximum plus of structures placed, or on the level they are set at when things finally collapse?
 
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