Recently, Brad McQuaid, the CCO of Pantheon (and also the mastermind behind such games as Everquest and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes) had a lengthy Q&A with MMORPG. 

There's quite a bit of detail and insight into what we can expect when Pantheon is finally launched.

Check it out at: http://bit.ly/2bfslQh

 - Dragonsbane

Yesterday, Visionary Realms and the people who are creating Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, announced that users only have 3 more days (two more days as of today) to pick up either a Knight's or a Patron Pledge before they removed!  This means you will not be eligible to participate in Alpha testing unless you subscribe to a Champion or VIP pledge.

From the VR forums: 

"There have also been questions regarding subscriptions being used towards these pledges. As a reminder, pooling of subscriptions ended on January 22, 2016. Any subscriptions paid after that date are not eligible for pooling towards a pledge.

Just remember folks, there are only 3 days left to grab the Knight's and Patron Pledges before we remove Alpha testing as we near our testing cap for players, check out the full post here: https://www.pantheonmmo.com/content/forums/topic/3922/new-pledge-tier-coming-september-12th

Hi everyone. Just as a clarification to Kilsin's reminder, Alpha testing is being removed from the pledges that are going away only, not from any Champion pledges or VIP pledges. Anyone who pledges at Knight or Patron before they go away will indeed have their testing access honored, once testing begins. There is no client to download yet as we are still in internal testing only.

There have also been questions regarding subscriptions being used towards these pledges. As a reminder, pooling of subscriptions ended on January 22, 2016. Any subscriptions paid after that date are not eligible for pooling towards a pledge."

The good folks at Visionary Realms, announced that a new and cheaper pledge will be available on September 12th.

This will be a "bare bones", entry level tier but will still provide the user with a single copy of the game (at launch), a higher level of form access, an in-game title of Pantheon Explorer and, early name reservation!  See below for more information:

"You spoke and we listened, new pledge changes coming soon, be sure to check them out! :) #PRF #Communitymatters

http://www.pantheonmmo.com/news/latest_news/

Due to popular demand a new $50 pledge tier will be available September 12th. This new tier will be a bare bones entry level pledge and will provide a single copy of the game at launch, supporter level forum access, the in-game title of Pantheon Explorer, and early name reservation.

In addition to this new tier we will be removing the Knight's ($100) and Patron's ($150) pledges from the store. We are nearing capacity for alpha and access to it at this level is a thank-you to the early adopters. The two tiers being removed will be replaced with similar pledge tiers without alpha access to the game. So if you have been considering one of these tiers, act now before they go away September 12th.

If you have already purchased a Knight's or Patron's pledge, your pledge does not change. You will still have access to the alpha build of the game when it becomes available."