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If you got to choose the "Theme / Setting" for the next big MMO, what would it be?



  • BlackUhuruBlackUhuru Of Angels, CAMember Posts: 770

    Mad Max/Road Warriors.....

    "It would be awesome if you could duel your companion. Then you could solo pvp".--Thanes

  • NaralNaral Solway, MNMember Posts: 751 Uncommon

    Shadowrun or Firefly.


  • BrachusBrachus Taneytown, MDMember Posts: 96 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Naral

    Shadowrun or Firefly.


  • RedcorRedcor Austin, TXMember Posts: 426

    Firefly fo sure

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  • MadimorgaMadimorga Atlanta, GAMember Posts: 1,920 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Brachus

    Originally posted by Naral

    Shadowrun or Firefly.



    Shadowrun is also a good one.  And also an IP that was, at least at one time, in the hands of some serious fools.


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  • VowOfSilenceVowOfSilence wheeMember Posts: 575

    Post apoc (fallout)

    cyberpunk (deus ex, system shock)

    sci-fi (mass effect)

    wild west (red dead redemtion)


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  • mCalvertmCalvert Tallahassee, FLMember Posts: 1,283

    I also think a game of thrones, dark gritty sandbox, almost no fantasy would be awesome. Constant massive global battles,.

  • MadimorgaMadimorga Atlanta, GAMember Posts: 1,920 Uncommon

    A full, AAA Discworld MMO, but only if Terry Pratchett writes most of the quest dialogue.


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  • WalterWhiteWalterWhite CardiffMember Posts: 402 Uncommon

    I would love an Assassin's Creed MMO or a Grand Theft Auto MMO (not an APB style crapfest).


  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXMember Posts: 2,446 Uncommon

    I second or third the Shadowrun theme.  A nice mix of steampunk, cybernetics and fantasy elements.  But then again, while the setting isn't the same, Guild Wars 2 will be a good mix of steampunk and fantasy as well.

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingMember Posts: 1,720 Uncommon

    Firefly would be amazing, but the universe is a bit limited...


    A cyberpunk mmo would also be very very cool

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  • TheConkinTheConkin MalvernMember Posts: 12

    Understated Fantasy MMO would be perfect. Picture some Studio Ghibli style scenery and depth of detail would be amazing. Huge forests and landscape you could properlly explore rather than just a path. 

    Idealy there would be more emphasis on non-combat gameplay. Say I wanted to be some kind of medicine man I could pursue quests to treat certain people and gain more knowledge/skills that way. But also if I wanted combat abilities I could have them as well, and not just defined to classes so I'm not cooped into magic or range or melee. 


    So basically

    -largely natural setting fantasy with modest steampunk or arcane/tribal technology (Asura or Laputa kind)

    -quirkily done races without the usual cliches. Race descriptions really mirk me - elves who shun the world is so overused. I'm not keen on furries but clips from Ninokuni make it seem alright!

    -Open classes/skills. But keep magic as modest as possible. More emphasise on supplementary skills that can be used out of combat.

    -Foes would be spirits (fuelled by bad experience/fatigue of being in limbo) that manifest physically into beasts (Monoke type or stylized oni demons would be beautiful) . Killing would free some spirits but perhaps to add extra dimension you could trap them and do tasks for them to free their spirits instead. 




  • NaralNaral Solway, MNMember Posts: 751 Uncommon

    Originally posted by ninjinkai506

    Iron Kingdoms

    Yeah, that would rock too. Love the tabletop, and with the factions it would be great, especially right (ie not like Warhammer OL).


  • Goatgod76Goatgod76 Stow, OHMember Posts: 1,214

    Or a good space MMO that incorporates both space flight battling (Smuggling, etc like in EVE), as well as the ability to visit planets that had cities and explorable content outside of your ship.


    Even content on space stations (FPS quests, player hangouts like bars, etc.)


  • SmoeySmoey CambridgeMember Posts: 568 Uncommon

    Game of Thrones!

    (\ /) ?
    ( . .)

  • SithborneSithborne Falling Waters, WVMember Posts: 1

    Dungeons and Dragons: Dragon Lance Saga. Would be Awesome.

  • zaylinzaylin Olympia, WAMember Posts: 792 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Brachus

    Originally posted by Naral

    Shadowrun or Firefly.


    Ditto....Ive seen similar Threads like this too,and A LOT of people drop Shadowrun or Firefly..both excellent choices for an mmo.

    Pencil&Paper/Table Top games that have been made into(or soon to be) MMOs/videogames so far: D&D,40k, and Warhammer Fantasy. THQ I know also has the rights to necromunda,mordhiem,and a few other IP rights from GWS...opps sorry a little off ya Shadownrun Mostly for me :^)

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILMember Posts: 6,403

    Ringworld.  No question in my mind it would make a fantastic MMO, in the right hands.

    Kzin and Protectors, Vampires (that definitely don't sparkle) and Puppeteers, Machine People and Grass Giants...and 6x10^14 square miles of map to explore.

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  • boincmanboincman Centreville, VAMember Posts: 99

    Pulp Sci Fi ala Doc Savage or Sky Captain


  • JTJT Sioux Falls, SDMember Posts: 401

    This has been brought up many times over the years and I still stick with a good space exploration mmo.  Wing Commander + Privateer or an X series mmo.

    For those of you that brought up Firefly, you all do know there is one in the works? 

    We can only hope it does not get cancelled.

  • Deathstrike2Deathstrike2 Wellston, OHMember Posts: 1,801

    How about an MMO based on the tv show "Sliders"?  You could slide from one dimension to the next and it would allow for any and all possibilities for gameplay.  Anything from dinosaurs to magic to a world where Germany won the war would be possible content.  The sky would be the limit. 


  • xaritscinxaritscin CaliMember Posts: 350 Uncommon

    i'd preffer more Steampunk and Industrial Revolution based MMOs.......not just adding steampunk details to magic shit, i mean  full steampunk mmos, not shit like Neosteam or ARGO, or Allods.

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  • AsheramAsheram Member Posts: 2,066 Uncommon

    Blade Runner -better trailer than the 1st I posted. image

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