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What MMO Universe?

ScooterScooter Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in MMO Extravaganza
Just a random question. If you had to pick one universe from any form of media that's crying out for an MMO, what one would you choose?


Me, I'd play a C&C MMO. I have that FPS game they came out with years back, and seeing the old sights from a new perspective was pretty awesome. And it's not like Blizzard hasn't already shown that MMOs from RTS games can work.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The Price is Right

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Obvious:

    The Elder Scrolls.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    DUNE

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    DuskTwilightDuskTwilight Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Shadowrun. If done right it could be the best online game in history.

    If it's ever done, it will probably be just a WoW clone with guns in the future though.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The only shadowrun game that was ever done right was the SNES one and it really didn't even have anything to do with shadowrun; it was just an excellent RPG.

    I know a lot of shadowrun pnp players really enjoyed the Genesis one; but I had a hard time getting into it.

    EDIT: In case enyone forgot...DUNE. God that universe needs a MMO like a crackwhore needs crack.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    KingsHand wrote: »
    The only shadowrun game that was ever done right was the SNES one and it really didn't even have anything to do with shadowrun; it was just an excellent RPG.

    I know a lot of shadowrun pnp players really enjoyed the Genesis one; but I had a hard time getting into it.

    EDIT: In case enyone forgot...DUNE. God that universe needs a MMO like a crackwhore needs crack.
    No, they'd probably get Frank Herbert's son involved and he will make it suck. <_<

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited May 2007
    Final Fantasy Tactics ;x

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    CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Hmm. Bladerunner?

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Star Wars?

    Except good.

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    CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I was tempted to go with that too.

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    TwistedJesterTwistedJester Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    StarCraft or Aliens (HAS to have Space Marines though), with gameplay like PlanetSide, minus the suck. It would be glorious.

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    Dr. FaceDr. Face King of Pants Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    M.U.S.C.L.E. Men

    But seriously - I would look for something in the horror, insanity vein based of Lovecraft. Like a steampunk-ish setting using his take on the American east coast infused with horrifying creatures that damage your mental state as much as your body.

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Wheel of Time

    Also, Dr. Face, is this pretty close?

    Tentacles within.

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    MorskittarMorskittar Lord Warlock Engineer SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Heavy Gear or Dark Sun. Also known as "hard sci-fi mechs/power armor done right (with lots of political goodness)" or "a D&D world that's not for pussies like Tanis or Drizzt (with lots of psionic pit-fighting four-armed bug men)".

    I have a soft spot for desert worlds, I guess.

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    KiithKiith Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The world in the Malazan series of books by steven errikson. Or the Wheel of Time, or Harry Potter.

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    HallowedFaithHallowedFaith Call me Cloud. Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I would personally love to take the idea of Revelations. You know, the last book in the Bible. The concepts in it are earth shattering and seriously out of this world. (For obvious reasons) Rather than be a "Hero" or some character that is "special" yet does the same crap over and over - the idea that you're simply trying to survive during the chaotic end of the world just seems awesome. That being said, Fallout MMO would be along the same lines.

    Already mention, Harry Potter - but I want to get into some detail on this one. The world created by Rowling for the potterverse is quite detailed and spectacular - one reason the books are so good is that she created this world of hers many years before she started writing the books. So rather than attempt to create everything as she goes, she is simply something of a news reporter, giving a detailed look into the realm she has crafted and is now observing. The concepts in the books give way to a lot of great MMO aspects. So many various ways one could engage in "leveling" their character besides the standard hack+slash for XP.

    All that said, I think Customization is what really makes an MMO. I find WoW almost retarded because everything is so similar. Classes, races, etc. Far to many limitations on the characters and way to much work for minor customization over the long haul of the giant universe that it is. On the other side of this coin, City of Heroes/Villians gives you the evergrowing list of customization options right out of the box. The downfall to this of course is that it's somewhat limited in it's in-game depth. As someone once said on these forums "Punch mans, punch mans, punch mans." Give me an MMO in any universe and make it so that I feel as if I am unique and not carried around like the rest of everyone - and i'll play.

    Also, Star Wars MMO without the suck, plzkthx bai!

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The Matrix. Because MxO never existed. It was all an illusion.

    Seriously, if someone can figure out a way to make a Matrix MMO work, that would kick all kinds of ass.

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    EnderEnder Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    GoodOmens wrote: »
    The Matrix. Because MxO never existed. It was all an illusion.

    Seriously, if someone can figure out a way to make a Matrix MMO work, that would kick all kinds of ass.

    There is no spoo...er...MMO?

    Since Shadowrun and Wheel of Time have already been taken, I'll put in another of my deepest desires...

    Fallout.

    Just think about it.

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    AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    >.>

    <.<

    seriously

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Any of you ever read Heroes Die or Blade of Tyshalle?
    You should, cause I can't help but imagine that those could make an entertaining MMO game.

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    Dr. FaceDr. Face King of Pants Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Wheel of Time

    Also, Dr. Face, is this pretty close?

    Tentacles within.

    You sir, owe me another pair of pants.

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I thought you might like that. :D

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    SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Man, I don't even know. Something with a space/sci-fi setting. With a good mesh of space and planet/station-based activity, with personal spacecraft ownership. Warhammer would work to an extent(rogue trader), as would Star Wars, but clearly we already have those.

    Alternatively, the world of Dragaera.

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    TremblayTremblay Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    An underwater mmo.

    Why? I dunno.

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    guruslothgurusloth Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    see317 wrote: »
    Any of you ever read Heroes Die or Blade of Tyshalle?
    You should, cause I can't help but imagine that those could make an entertaining MMO game.

    Just play WoW, but then pretend to be oppressed when you log off.

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Enderverse

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I suppose it would be amusing to have an MMO set on the satillite they train on. Basically a giant PVP tournament game of the zero-g training, with the rest of the base as a place to hang out, RP, and play minigames.

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    HallowedFaithHallowedFaith Call me Cloud. Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    A Legos MMO would be the SHIT. Ya know, kind of like Second Life - all sandboxy - except without all the porn and furry.

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    HullabalooHullabaloo Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    A Legos MMO would be the SHIT. Ya know, kind of like Second Life - all sandboxy - except without all the porn and furry.

    They'd find a way, they always do with sandbox settings.

    I can see many a lego man dry humping a giant brick woman.

    At any rate I'd suggest keeping an eye on that funcom one - there's a blog I found thats doing all the ARG (well i think they're running a small scale arg) they have running at the moment. It seems to be the most intresting setting planned at the moment.

    Edit: The Secret World. Thats it.

    Anyways heres the blog link: http://darkdaysrcoming.blogspot.com/

    That stupid cat picture wasn't there before but other then that it's been good to watch for info on the games storyline.

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    EnderEnder Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Enderverse

    :^:

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    HallowedFaithHallowedFaith Call me Cloud. Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Chrono Trigger hasn't been mentioned yet? I think if you kept the battle engine the same, the team play would be awesome. Especially if you can create various realms where time exists so you get that whole time travel thing. As a creative developer it is totally possible and would really step things up in the MMO world.

    The obvious old-skool fanboy in me says that anything to do with Zelda could make for a decent MMO. Granted, there would be no real innovation to speak of - but the settings would make it fun just because it is Zelda.

    I do however thing that an original fantasy/modern mix setting that uses a sandbox engine with a fully operational quest system and editor would be fantastic. Let's do some math shall we?

    Second Life Sandbox engine +
    World of Warcraft depth +
    City of Heroes/Villains action +
    Great music score =
    "Sorry I can't eat/sleep/shit/fuck/breath/live - I am playing "Super Bad Ass MMO" right now"

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    Dr. FaceDr. Face King of Pants Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Ender wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Enderverse

    :^:

    I think an MMO in that setting wouldn't have to be based on the training environment, but rather just be a space flight/planetary adventure game with say, a new invasion by an alien race - maybe rogue Formics - that kind of thing. Kinda what the Star Wars MMO is supposed to be, but with all the suck pulled out and replaced with refined awesome.

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    HayasaHayasa Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Police Academy vs Predator

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    EnderEnder Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Dr. Face wrote: »
    Ender wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Enderverse

    :^:

    I think an MMO in that setting wouldn't have to be based on the training environment, but rather just be a space flight/planetary adventure game with say, a new invasion by an alien race - maybe rogue Formics - that kind of thing. Kinda what the Star Wars MMO is supposed to be, but with all the suck pulled out and replaced with refined awesome.

    I don't care about the mechanics, I'm just in it for the name. :winky:

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    kaz67kaz67 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Tremblay wrote: »
    An underwater mmo.

    Why? I dunno.

    I would love to see that as well.

    Also wouldn't mind seeing something based on the Zone of Enders universe but guessing it would be very difficult to do it right.

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Accualt wrote: »
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    >.>
    <.<
    seriously

    Don't even tempt me with that. I'd never leave the house. And I might actually convince my wife to play a computer game.

    Of course, people would immediately start complaining that the Lesbian Witch class is imba, or that it's too hard to earn a spot in the Scooby Gang.

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    StregoneStregone VA, USARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Trigun.

    Set it immediately after the ships crash. Players have to build a new society from scratch. Make it a combination of A Tale In the Desert and old school Star Wars Galaxies, with some other stuff tossed in there too.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Stregone wrote: »
    Trigun.

    Set it immediately after the ships crash. Players have to build a new society from scratch. Make it a combination of A Tale In the Desert and old school Star Wars Galaxies, with some other stuff tossed in there too.
    It's a shame Seed sucked so hard that they had to take it down.

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    flamingdogflamingdog Registered User new member
    edited May 2007
    robocop

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    HallowedFaithHallowedFaith Call me Cloud. Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    A Megaman MMO theme could be sweet. Upgradeable robots that learn skills based on things killed. Sounds good to me.

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