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....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.