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General: The No Elves Manifesto

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  • victorbjrvictorbjr Quezon CityMember Posts: 205 Uncommon

    I like elves. With a side fava beans and a nice Chianti.

     

    *eats an long, pointed ear*

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  • WolfHaartWolfHaart =][=Member Posts: 216 Uncommon

    I'm a Dwarf person myself.

  • spookydomspookydom BristolMember Posts: 1,782 Uncommon

    You have my sword.......I mean lightsaber!........I mean you have my laser pistol! (cof cof) Phew!

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  • ClassicstarClassicstar rotjeknorMember Posts: 2,661 Uncommon

    Western mmo in a open world like Darkfall or Skyrim.

    Werewolfs vs Vampiers like in Underworld or Vampier masquerade bloodlines but including werewolfs.

    A  open freeroaming survial world with zombies would be nice.

    A  alien invaded world like in V series or Independence day.

    I also would love a MMO without humans for ones im sick and tired of all humans present in games i hate them haha

    Verdict: Kill off all Elves, Dwarfs, Orcs and Dragons(Means nomore TOLKIEN worlds pls)

    Solution make realistic worlds with more grim looking characters and get rid of fantasy in a fairytale freaking world NOMORE pls.

    Grim filthy rude cursing violent nasty dirty looking loser type Elves are ok btw.

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  • RavingRabbidRavingRabbid Virginia beach, VAMember Posts: 1,150 Uncommon

    Dont care about elves personally as they have a place in Fantasy gaming and culture. Its the complete overcrowded and overdone fantasy genre that im concerned about in MMO's.

    ***raises plunger in salute to night elf pole dancing and the person who programmed it!***

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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILMember Posts: 6,403

    I have an alternate plan.

    Can we kill all of the elves and substitute with multiple Liv Tylers?

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • SaerainSaerain Barrington, RIMember Posts: 957 Uncommon

    It's funny, because the anti-elf crowd is exactly what has brought us the sorts of Blizzardesque elves that are the norm today.

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  • BlasphimBlasphim San Diego, CAMember Posts: 349 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Saerain

    It's funny, because the anti-elf crowd is exactly what has brought us the sorts of Blizzardesque elves that are the norm today.

    How do you figure that?

     

  • gladosrev2gladosrev2 BialystokMember Posts: 203

    Replace all elves with clones of Spock and be done with it.

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  • casskhawcasskhaw Richmond HillsMember Posts: 19

    Originally posted by gladosrev2

    Replace all elves with clones of Spock and be done with it.



     

    I hate you.

  • idgaradidgarad NOwhere, MNMember Posts: 174

    Give me 8 million and I'll give you a Dune MMO.

  • black_isleblack_isle IstanbulMember Posts: 244 Uncommon

    Hating on elves and "no elves allowed" kind of crap is even more tired than the elves themselves. No originality or inspiration here, moving on...

  • WhySoShortWhySoShort KunmingMember Posts: 315

    This article lends itself towards the "if-it's-not-fantasy-it's-a-sandbox" fallacy. 

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare

    UO spoiled me on elves.

    The crowd there that played elves (and other races) roleplayed as elves, ran events based on elven lore and fiction, spoke various dialects of Elven/elvish/elf-ese or whatever. They added a color and diversity to the game world. This is not to say there wasn't also a gaggle of  trueblack deathrobe-wearing Legol'ass morons polluting the game, but that there were substantial communities of players on the servers I played (Pacific, Catskills, Atlantic) who contributed a unique game experience to UO through their elf-based communities.

    Since then, "elf" in most MMOs just means "donkey-eared class with magic or archery bonuses." In light of that, Elves Must Die.

     

     

     

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  • MyriaMyria Lowell, MAMember Posts: 634 Uncommon

    It is always a bad idea to define yourself by a negative.

    You don't like elves... And I should care, why -- especially since that whole sad trope has been done to death and done far better? You don't like fantasy... So what? Tell me what you do like, what you are going to write about, not some blithering incoherent and meaningless rant against a popular form just so you can try and score points with the oddly large percentage of people frequenting this site that don't, won't, and can't grasp that most people play MMOs to escape the real world and have fun, in so doing they could give a crap less about Sandboxes or some random person's bizarre fear of pointy eared beings.

  • ShadanwolfShadanwolf Member Posts: 2,184 Uncommon

    My comments are directed to the OP. I wanted to complement the writer on a great article. In this age of  childish mmos,and writers who feel they have to use crude street lingo to communicate with their audience, who they percieve to be of the same ilk.....your prose was both stimulating and refreshing.More please.

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOMember Posts: 2,732 Uncommon

    Originally posted by idgarad

    Give me 8 million and I'll give you a Dune MMO.

    Would that be the ultimate sandbox?

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • OnigodOnigod Noord-HollandMember Posts: 735 Uncommon

    Nothing against elves.. if a developer wants elves id say ADD them!

    The people that do support the *no elves* actually say stop cloning!.

     

    sure i like elves but you create a game and add elves in it just like any other game added them with the exact same feeling and type and everything you wont see me playing ur product.

    Cloning a game = AWFULL i wont sub to your game cus your elves look pretier then an older games elves give me good gameplay and i play ur elves

  • Lighten_UpLighten_Up RotterdamMember Posts: 108

    Originally posted by WhiteLantern


    Originally posted by idgarad


    Give me 8 million and I'll give you a Dune MMO.

    Would that be the ultimate sandbox?

    FUCKING DO IT. But don't base it on the movie. 

     

    EDIT: I see what you did there.

  • centkincentkin Asbury, NJMember Posts: 1,033 Uncommon

    Does this mean it is FINALLY time for Asheron's Call 3?

    I mean instead of elves, dwarves, gnomes -- they actually managed to put a world together with virindi, olthoi, and lugians. 

    You do NOT need to use ANY of the "original" fantasy races.  You can create a world that is completely different with all different monsters etc.

    This is one of the big things that AC did that other MMOs didnt do before or after.

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    Note we are talking fantasy -- not scifi which by definition has different things than elves dwarves etc.  Personally I do not like scifi because offense trumps defense (IE the gun of whatever era).

  • xDayxxDayx St Charles, MOMember Posts: 712

    I love fantasy.

    Instead of hating fantasy why dont you write an article about hatred towardsFace-rolling, quest-hub-hopping,dungeon-findering, themeparks.

  • pierrenard53pierrenard53 Montreal, QCMember Posts: 14 Uncommon

    when i play a MMORPG the last thing i wan to be is a human thats what i am in real life

    When i play LOTRO and am a hobbit why? because thats the only game i can be one ...

    i like every races Elves include

    I play MMO to be different then my real life period

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXMember Posts: 3,400 Uncommon

    Some elves are ok, my Elven Warden in  Lotro, is a defender of nature, but isn't a pansy that won't resort to violence.  I always RP very crude and rude when it comes to battling (for an elf).  RP in town usually begins with /me cleans the blood of his golden gleaming armor. :)

  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomeMember Posts: 3,645 Uncommon

    Im not against any race in fantasy MMO's. Im just against the 'disney-approved' implementations. Not just with the elves. But also when greenskins or undead look cute and/or clean. The candy coloured so called evil factions in LOTRO, WoW and EQ2..blegh!

     

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILMember Posts: 6,403

    Originally posted by xDayx

    I love fantasy.


    Instead of hating fantasy why dont you write an article about hatred towardsFace-rolling, quest-hub-hopping,dungeon-findering, themeparks.

    Because those wouldn't be humorous or light-hearted?  They'd just be more oh-so-seriousface doom and gloom.

    We need a break from seriousface once in a while, or the scowl might freeze on the face forever.

    Now about those dragons that appear in every....single...fantasy...game...

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

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