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What MMO Universe?

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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    StarCraft or Aliens (HAS to have Space Marines though), with gameplay like PlanetSide, minus the suck. It would be glorious.


    Natural Selection MMO?

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  • Look Out it's Sabs!Look Out it's Sabs! Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I would love to see a Fullmetal Alchemist theme type MMO where it would be an open ended world. You get to choose what type of alchemy you want to specialize in (metal, water/ice, fire, stone etc etc) or you can stay away from alchemy altogether and just specialize in the use of weapons (swords, guns etc) or a combination of both.

    It wouldn't have classes, but be more like the elder scroll games where you develop your guy overtime.

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  • Greg USNGreg USN Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I would like a FF MMO that doesn't require 15 hours of party play to gain 1000 exp and nets you like 3 gil. Seriously I am still pissed about how many months I poured in that game.

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  • ColdbrandColdbrand Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    .Hack//SIGN, I want to play in "The World", badly.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2007
    I want .hack//sign also.

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  • FragtasticFragtastic Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    A Battlestar Galactica MMO would be pretty cool, depending on how the last season turns out. It would probably be the only time a profanity filter made 'fuck' sound cooler.

    Would be frakkin' awesome.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Fragtastic wrote: »
    A Battlestar Galactica MMO would be pretty cool, depending on how the last season turns out. It would probably be the only time a profanity filter made 'fuck' sound cooler.

    Would be frakkin' awesome.
    You can't really have an MMO set in a universe like BSG. There aren't enough options which would be consistent with what BSG is. It's like the idea of a Firefly MMO - we don't actually know enough about what that universe looks like.

    And of course, the game mechanics are what make or break an MMO more then the setting, so with these franchises where you need to work out a significant portion of the rest of the universe why not drop the licensing fees and design the universe you want with some similar themes to your inspirations?

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  • FragtasticFragtastic Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Fragtastic wrote: »
    A Battlestar Galactica MMO would be pretty cool, depending on how the last season turns out. It would probably be the only time a profanity filter made 'fuck' sound cooler.

    Would be frakkin' awesome.
    You can't really have an MMO set in a universe like BSG. There aren't enough options which would be consistent with what BSG is. It's like the idea of a Firefly MMO - we don't actually know enough about what that universe looks like.

    And of course, the game mechanics are what make or break an MMO more then the setting, so with these franchises where you need to work out a significant portion of the rest of the universe why not drop the licensing fees and design the universe you want with some similar themes to your inspirations?

    Perhaps not the time period that's presented in the TV show, but theres plenty of storyline that they don't explore at all (or haven't yet). They could set it during Cylon War and players could choose either Cylon or Human and duke it out. I guess I just think Cylons, Vipers, and Battlestars are really cool and would love to fight as/against them :)

    edit :And if we don't know enough about the universe, not a big deal because as far as I know, after the TV show is done for the franchise is done with anyway so the writers for the game could make up whatever they want anyway.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Fragtastic wrote: »
    Fragtastic wrote: »
    A Battlestar Galactica MMO would be pretty cool, depending on how the last season turns out. It would probably be the only time a profanity filter made 'fuck' sound cooler.

    Would be frakkin' awesome.
    You can't really have an MMO set in a universe like BSG. There aren't enough options which would be consistent with what BSG is. It's like the idea of a Firefly MMO - we don't actually know enough about what that universe looks like.

    And of course, the game mechanics are what make or break an MMO more then the setting, so with these franchises where you need to work out a significant portion of the rest of the universe why not drop the licensing fees and design the universe you want with some similar themes to your inspirations?

    Perhaps not the time period that's presented in the TV show, but theres plenty of storyline that they don't explore at all (or haven't yet). They could set it during Cylon War and players could choose either Cylon or Human and duke it out. I guess I just think Cylons, Vipers, and Battlestars are really cool and would love to fight as/against them :)

    edit :And if we don't know enough about the universe, not a big deal because as far as I know, after the TV show is done for the franchise is done with anyway so the writers for the game could make up whatever they want anyway.

    Let me put it this way - I really don't want to play in an MMO with 10,000 ships named "Serentiy" "S3renity" and a bunch of characters calling themselves Malcolm Reynolds, which is what will happen. Basically I'm skeptical of people's creativity when you give them a world they identify with already, I much prefer it if the world is designed for an MMO from the ground up.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    The universe of Dan Simmons 'Hyperion'

    GMs can be Shrikes.

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  • dojangodojango Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I suppose this has already been said, but here it is:

    the problem with Firefly

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  • compomancompoman __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2007
    SIMPSONS MMO lol. think about it :D there is eough lore to create one!

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  • GarthorGarthor Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    compoman wrote: »
    SIMPSONS MMO lol. think about it :D there is eough lore to create one!

    It's just like a WoWbie to call it "lore." They're so conceited. We all know the CORRECT name for it is "fluff."
    So help me gof I've heard that on these forums

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  • EriEri Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I've daydreamed about a MMO based on this short anime series,
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    Scryed

    Your "alter user" (character) can "alter" matter into whatever you wish. Whether it be mechanical/biological alterations to your own body or into a guardian of varying size, etc., the range of power of their alterations depends on the prevalent level system, but I imagined a tree structure for picking powers/attributes.

    For example, you could pick a "primary-metal" and "Legs" to be able to run really fast, which gives the option to have a fully armored suit at higher levels.

    Fights would be pvp and vs npcs.

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    Another idea: maybe a MMO like Grand Theft Auto?

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I'd play a Cthulhu MMO so hard. Of course, I'd have to reroll a new character every few days due to the fact that all my other character die horrible deaths or go batshit insane and become unplayable.

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  • dojangodojango Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Gyral wrote: »
    die horrible deaths or go batshit insane

    That's what we'd call "progression" in a Lovecraft MMO.

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    dojango wrote: »
    Gyral wrote: »
    die horrible deaths or go batshit insane

    That's what we'd call "progression" in a Lovecraft MMO.

    LFG Mountains/Madness, need PHD. Sanity preferred.

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  • EriosErios Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Outlaw Star.

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  • Mild ConfusionMild Confusion Smash All Things Registered User regular
    edited November 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.

    First, let start off and saying that those are my two favorite books ever.

    That would be interesting, what would the factions be? Earth vs Overworld?

    But truthfully, I would rather see an MMO based on Steven Brusts' Dragerea books.

    I know Tycho would love it.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    If executed properly, I would kill for an ASoIaF MMO.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    The problem with the Dune MMO:


    Everyone would just roll Fremen. Period. Why would you play anything else? Compared to Fremen, everyone else just plain SUCKS.


    Or is sucked into a worm. Ridden by Fremen.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Except everyone else would get shields, or lasguns. And let's face it, I ain't listen'in to no prohibition of nuklear weapons ya 'ear?

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Wait did someone say something about Neverwhere

    That shit would be sublime

    Pretty much anything done by Neil Gaiman could be turned into a fascinating MMO.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited November 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.

    First, let start off and saying that those are my two favorite books ever.

    That would be interesting, what would the factions be? Earth vs Overworld?
    Maybe if it took place after the second book, but prior to that Aktirs are a myth. It's hard to believe they'd be considered a myth when you've got roving death squads out hunting them.

    In my mind, it'd be like two seperate games, you'd have the adventuring side where you play a typical fantasy MMO going about raping, pillaging, murdering and the like on Overworld. On Earth side, you'd have to manage your career to insure that you continued getting the numbers to fund your expeditions to overworld. Bidding on contracts, getting endorsement deals and the like, maybe training an upcoming student at an academy (I imagine that when you're character died or retired you'd then start playin as the student, making all the time you spend on training him/her an investment to be taken seriously). I don't know how the earth side would work out exactly, but it could be entertaining.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Except everyone else would get shields, or lasguns. And let's face it, I ain't listen'in to no prohibition of nuklear weapons ya 'ear?


    Shields would be fucking stupid. Don't you remember what happens when a shield is taken out into the desert?! WORMS happen.


    And who in their right mind would try a Shield-Lasgun Reaction? It could kill everyone in the area instantly.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Except everyone else would get shields, or lasguns. And let's face it, I ain't listen'in to no prohibition of nuklear weapons ya 'ear?

    Shields would be fucking stupid. Don't you remember what happens when a shield is taken out into the desert?! WORMS happen.

    And who in their right mind would try a Shield-Lasgun Reaction? It could kill everyone in the area instantly.
    And how often are you likely to be on Dune, or in the open desert on Dune? That place would pretty much be death to anyone that wasn't a fremen. Like wandering about Salusa Secundus if you're not a Saudarkar. Or the back alleys of Giedi Prime if you're not a Harkonnen.

    As big as the universe is, there are plenty of places that you could use a shield with little fear, save that some asshole with a lasgun and a plan not to die alone is watching you.

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  • MittenMitten Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Shadow of the Colossus.

    Enter a new, instanced, semi-randomly generated world based on a variety of possible features with each 'game' (something along the lines of Diablo II), where you and a band of random or pre-arranged players are tasked to hunt down a given number of colossi on horseback and defeat them as a team. The colossi would be selected by the game from a preferably long list, with variations existing even within colossi of the same 'type' to keep things interesting, based on the geography of the chosen landscape (ie: big lake -> possibly a water-dwelling colossus) and placed accordingly. The 'guiding light' would be given to a single person, elected leader by the players.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Depends on when the MMOG is set. Later on, there wouldn't BE a Dune. I'm sure people would feel rather put out if there was a Dune MMOG... and the game's namesake isn't even in technical existance.

    Basically, where there is a real Dune, there are Fremen ruining people's shit.

    Of course, we could have it set Pre-Dune.


    But then we get into the House X abominations.

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    On the Dune MMO:
    Except everyone else would get shields, or lasguns.

    Um, no. No, no, no. Lasguns + Dune = VERY BAD. If you don't know what I am talking about, you need to read more Dune. In the entire series, you only ever see two laser weapons, ever. Not because people can't make them, but because there is a very good reason they don't.

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  • Mild ConfusionMild Confusion Smash All Things Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Please explain, my only Dune knowledge comes from the RTS, old movie, and the sci-fi series.

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Please explain, my only Dune knowledge comes from the RTS, old movie, and the sci-fi series.

    If you shoot a shield with a laser, it creates a thermonuclear-scale explosion. The power and size of the shield is irrelevant; something about the photons slowing down when they hit the Holtzman field. Since photons *can't* slow down, boom happens.

    Giedi Prime used to be a paradise. Until someone shot a personal shield with a man-portable laser rifle in the capital.

    Edit: Oops. Not Giedi Prime. Poritrin, the (I believe) agricultural world that supplied Harkonnen space. Until above.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    In the later books, they use the reaction for defensively mining space, don't they?
    I was under the impression that Lasguns where fairly common weapons. Used with risk for both sides but still used. I know the Harkonnens used them when hunting fremen on Dune in book 1 but it's been a while since I've gone through the entire series.

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    delroland wrote: »
    Please explain, my only Dune knowledge comes from the RTS, old movie, and the sci-fi series.

    If you shoot a shield with a laser, it creates a thermonuclear-scale explosion. The power and size of the shield is irrelevant; something about the photons slowing down when they hit the Holtzman field. Since photons *can't* slow down, boom happens.

    Giedi Prime used to be a paradise. Until someone shot a personal shield with a man-portable laser rifle in the capital.

    Edit: Oops. Not Giedi Prime. Poritrin, the (I believe) agricultural world that supplied Harkonnen space. Until above.

    Not that sci-fi is perfect science, but damn, that's silly. If a laser makes it go nuclear, shining a flashlight on them would take out a couple blocks. Going out in sunlight would take out a suburb.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Avatar the Last Air Bender would probably make a decent MMO world. It's got a decent enough following. Four factions (have to set it back in time, I guess). Each with classes that vary between extremes of stealth, melee, bending, and ranged attacks, or something.

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  • MahoshonenMahoshonen Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I'd love to see an MMO set in Alpha Complex.

    The PvP system would have to be insane!

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  • HarshLanguageHarshLanguage Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Scooter wrote: »
    delroland wrote: »
    Please explain, my only Dune knowledge comes from the RTS, old movie, and the sci-fi series.

    If you shoot a shield with a laser, it creates a thermonuclear-scale explosion. The power and size of the shield is irrelevant; something about the photons slowing down when they hit the Holtzman field. Since photons *can't* slow down, boom happens.

    Giedi Prime used to be a paradise. Until someone shot a personal shield with a man-portable laser rifle in the capital.

    Edit: Oops. Not Giedi Prime. Poritrin, the (I believe) agricultural world that supplied Harkonnen space. Until above.

    Not that sci-fi is perfect science, but damn, that's silly. If a laser makes it go nuclear, shining a flashlight on them would take out a couple blocks. Going out in sunlight would take out a suburb.

    There's lots of things from Dune that sound pretty silly out of context. Frank Herbert was a great universe-builder, but he was not a hard-sf guy. You can't beat how that universe held together, even if you had to accept some parts of it on faith. His son tried to explain many of Frank's creations more scientifically in his books... but sadly, those prequels make many of Frank Herbert's ideas sound silly in context. :x

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Scooter wrote: »
    delroland wrote: »
    Please explain, my only Dune knowledge comes from the RTS, old movie, and the sci-fi series.

    If you shoot a shield with a laser, it creates a thermonuclear-scale explosion. The power and size of the shield is irrelevant; something about the photons slowing down when they hit the Holtzman field. Since photons *can't* slow down, boom happens.

    Giedi Prime used to be a paradise. Until someone shot a personal shield with a man-portable laser rifle in the capital.

    Edit: Oops. Not Giedi Prime. Poritrin, the (I believe) agricultural world that supplied Harkonnen space. Until above.

    Not that sci-fi is perfect science, but damn, that's silly. If a laser makes it go nuclear, shining a flashlight on them would take out a couple blocks. Going out in sunlight would take out a suburb.

    There's lots of things from Dune that sound pretty silly out of context. Frank Herbert was a great universe-builder, but he was not a hard-sf guy. You can't beat how that universe held together, even if you had to accept some parts of it on faith. His son tried to explain many of Frank's creations more scientifically in his books... but sadly, those prequels make many of Frank Herbert's ideas sound silly in context. :x
    Lasguns were not laser guns as I understand it. And yeah, they were used quite a lot - at one point Duncan Idaho is firing some kind of area effect shot from a lasgun rifle down a slope pretty much with abandon. The Atreides escape the Harkkonen's in the first book when the same guy plants a bigass shield when they're sounding off with them.

    Let's face it - shield-lasgun explosions were awesome, and everyone wants delay fire lasguns to use against building shields.

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  • Ronin TetsuroRonin Tetsuro Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    SO based on what I've read here, there's still enough strat that could be employed to make a Dune MMO possible, it'd just be really frikkin annoying to go in pvp zones.

    I personally would love a Wing Commander: Privateer MMO. The second hardest game to get sick of, with the first also deserving of an MMO: X-COM.

    Just think. All the team tactics of Rainbow Six, with the base building of something like X2. Start off as a merc soldier for someone else's base, and if you survive long enough, you can set up shop on some empty piece of turf and recruit other PlayerCharacters to work under you in your corporate guild. Earn money off relics and weapons recovered. PVP would consist of attempted corporate takeovers in your own/someone else's base...

    Ugh. Can I have it NOW please?

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    A Mutant Chronicles game. I don't care if it's an MMOG or not, and there's no market for it (except maybe after the movie release in '08...But who am I kidding, it's going to suck), but I would love it.

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  • VestyVesty Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I fully endorse an A Song of Ice and Fire MMO. Of course all the major houses would be factions. All the major events that happen in the books could become such awesome world events. Large scale battles and such. The Wildlings attacking could be an every so many month PvE event, and there could be a lot of PvE in the Trident (or was it the Neck, its been a while since I read them) area due to the large amounts of looting and bandits. Dany and all that stuff over there can be left out til an expansion since there's so much content in Westeros to begin with.

    Also a Battletech MMO would be awesome but if It was realistic like I want, I think it might have limiting appeal. For it to be really cool there would have to be some sort of system that allows people to be in tanks/vtols/power armor other than just mechs (and no Mech Assualt's arcadey system). Having large battles between two forces all controled by people would be awesome. And all the factions (including clans) are so culturally different it could make for some unique locations and other content. But I think there's a better chance of a Mechwarrior 5 than a Battletech MMO. And unfortunately either probably won't be realistic =\

    It always confused why Pokemon and .hack//sign aren't MMO's. Especially .hack considering its about an MMO. They could make a lot of money if they marketed the two together.

    The Watchmen series (NightWatch, DayWatch, etc.) would be an interesting universe, especially if the Twilight could be easily accessed. The only downside would be you're not really supposed to use your powers much, I dunno how they could get around that.

    -e- Ghost in the Shell would be interesting too. Can buy upgrades to your body and such. I guess it would sorta be like Neocron but hopefully better.

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