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New MMO: Who would be interested...

Goatgod76Goatgod76 Stow, OHPosts: 1,214Member

....in a possible Western based MMO? This is a curiosity question. I had thought about this over a  year and a half ago when I was getting bored with all of the same knights, wizards, goblins, trolls, orcs type of MMO's that have been released over the past 10 years. There aren't a lot of space based MMO's, but there are some, so I thought...what MAY be interesting that hasn't been done? Hence Wild West MMO came to mind and became my project final for my Game Art & Design class.

 

- It would be an FPS style MMO where you can go first or third person view.

- COMPLETE PvP based MMO.  No rules but what the players make (Like EVE). Of course their would be cheating,hacking,glitching rule sets, but I mean the in-game rules of the West would be set and enforced by the player base. After all, the West was wild! So some towns you go into might have law abiding citizens (For the most part), and other towns could be completely lawless.

- There would be no classes, no levels like other MMOs. Just skills in which you could put points into to improve desired areas. In this aspect, it would be much like Fable. What you do effects your reputation and character's ability to get around. You start off an average person, and can branch off any way that gets your fancy. Be anything you want! Be a Horse Thief, Bank robber, Gun Slinger, Cattle Thief, Marshal, Bounty Hunter, Train Robber, Prospector, Blacksmith, Rancher, Gun Smith, Tradesman, General store owner (Limited spots, basically player AH),  Sioux Indian, even a Union soldier and form regiments to hunt high price player/NPC outlaws! Form posses, gangs, you name it!

 

I've got a million ideas for such a game, but not everything hashed out, like end-game material. But I  was just curious (As stated above) if anyone would also be interested in such a game? Give ideas here to add to it if you wish. I know that not long ago I also saw a n article by an MMORPG writer  mentioning the possibilities of a Wild West MMO theme too. I'm just tired of the same regurgitated MMO fodder and what to see what other come up with for this theme.

Comments

  • Aside from the costumes and horses, how would it be any different than 100 other FPS games?

  • Goatgod76Goatgod76 Stow, OHPosts: 1,214Member
    Originally posted by Laiina


    Aside from the costumes and horses, how would it be any different than 100 other FPS games?

     

    I meant different as in an FPS style MMO. Like Huxley and/or Fallen Earth wise, but with a Wild West setting. Their almost ISN'T the possibility anymore of coming up with a truly unique game model, just spin-off models.

  • Zackary13Zackary13 Hampton, NJPosts: 13Member

    im gonna be honest, not a huge fan of the ol' west, you need something that hasn't been too hit up on, which clearly middle ages is out of the question, however a fast paced pirate mmo would be interesting (im sure there is but im not on my omputer enough to look for one X_X)

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  • ZindaihasZindaihas Seattle, WAPosts: 5,164Member

    Would Clint Eastwood be in it?

  • IhmoteppIhmotepp Koolawachie, SCPosts: 14,495Member

    First Person Shooters are fun, but IMO there's no need for them to be massive.

    A Western game with 32 people on each side shooting each other is massive enough for me. Makes my fingers hurt to play a shooter for very long, so I just don't have a need for it to be massive.

    A Western MMORPG might be fun though.

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  • reikaleereikalee Quezon CityPosts: 79Member

    Who knows? It might be a good change after all.

    I am simply myself, no more and no less. And I only want to be free.

  • MyreanMyrean yahan, AKPosts: 186Member

    What is the name of the GAME? Anyways I try new games if it has a good features and gameplay

  • Goatgod76Goatgod76 Stow, OHPosts: 1,214Member
    Originally posted by Myrean


    What is the name of the GAME? Anyways I try new games if it has a good features and gameplay

     

    It's just something I have been thinking of for some time now. Hadn't really thought of a name to this point....was more focused on what would be in it and let the name come from that.

  • tutubitutubi mandaluyongPosts: 47Member

    the western setting doesnt actually fit in with FPS style games. western duels are done via showdown and they are hyped around town, then the duellers will finish the duel in about 1 second :D. doesnt fit in a gunz/counterstrike/halo FPS game :D

  • Goatgod76Goatgod76 Stow, OHPosts: 1,214Member
    Originally posted by tutubi


    the western setting doesnt actually fit in with FPS style games. western duels are done via showdown and they are hyped around town, then the duellers will finish the duel in about 1 second :D. doesnt fit in a gunz/counterstrike/halo FPS game :D


     

    It wouldn't be a Halo/Counterstrike game. I'm brainstorming ways to do the duels, when they do take place. And how exactly would a Wild West setting NOT fit in as an FPS? It requires guns after all.

     

    Not all FPS games are defined by bunny hopping, ADD ridden rapid fire mayhem. Reloading in my Wild West idea would be often, and slower to stay in line with the actual times. Just as the windows in my game idea would be warped glass, just as it was in the era. My game idea is /would bring back something to MMO's that has been missing for awhile....challenge. Their are quite enough cookie-cutter hand holding MMO's on the market as it is.

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