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GI JOE based swg style sandbox game wish?

creadoskcreadosk Chincoteague, VAPosts: 11Member

I was just thinking the other day that an swg style GI Joe game could be pretty cool.  Think of all the different skill trees based on the classic characters from both sides.  The war and base assaults could be there for pvp etc.  So many bland mmo's atm I thought this would be a cool idea. But I think the sandbox days are dying sadly.

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  • AbdullaDooAbdullaDoo Waukegan, ILPosts: 60Member

    If they implemented well-designed air, sea, and mechanized ground combat, I'd be all over that.

     

    Chances are though that whoever had the rights to it would phone it in (probably with an overpriced voice-over budget) and slap the GI JOE name on it, in which case, no thanks.

     

    I do have trouble imagining how a sand-boxyish game involving GI JOE and COBRA would work long-term without being substantially PVP driven though, since by nature characters would presumably be tied closely to their faction and not playing "Sims in the City."  I also think the standard character class model might be a bit too restrictive.  Instead, maybe something a little more like Rift souls (with less diluted point allocation options each level though) that enables individual players to choose from a number of different combat, mech, or technical/support specializations.

  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon

    I would like an entire skill tree based off kung-fu grip. Then I would approve.

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  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,410Member Uncommon

    I yearn for a GI Joe FPS.



    • Graphics and sounds exactly like cartoon.


    • Combat Crispness of CoD.


    • Objectives, size, and vehicles of BF42


    • Weapon Customization of Ghost Recon Online


    • Ability to choose between 100 different characters or create my own.


     



  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon

    I would play a G.I. Joe mmo just for the nostalgia factor.  I was a huge fan as a kid.

    Remember in cartoons from the '80's where there would be tons of laser fire and nobody ever got hit (except vehicles).  That would be perfect for todays mmorpg's.  Nobody ever loses!  Yay!

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common

    Interestingly enough, I've given a lot of thought to a GIJoe MMO myself, and the only way I could come up with a decent way to do it was as a skill-based sandbox. The Cobra side of things was pretty easy for me to pen out because it's full of no-name soldier-types, it's the Joe side where everyone would probably want to be a "special-named character" instead of a grunt (not Grunt), is where it got tricky in my head.

     

     

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

  • ezduzitezduzit oxnard, CAPosts: 112Member

    Originally posted by AbdullaDoo

    If they implemented well-designed air, sea, and mechanized ground combat, I'd be all over that.

     

    Chances are though that whoever had the rights to it would phone it in (probably with an overpriced voice-over budget) and slap the GI JOE name on it, in which case, no thanks.

     

    I do have trouble imagining how a sand-boxyish game involving GI JOE and COBRA would work long-term without being substantially PVP driven though, since by nature characters would presumably be tied closely to their faction and not playing "Sims in the City."  I also think the standard character class model might be a bit too restrictive.  Instead, maybe something a little more like Rift souls (with less diluted point allocation options each level though) that enables individual players to choose from a number of different combat, mech, or technical/support specializations.

    You clearly have never played SWG.

  • SythionSythion Salem, ORPosts: 422Member

    Wow! You've done it! You've found the one IP that's a worse fit for a sandbox game than Starwars was.

    Grats.

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  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,410Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Sythion

    Wow! You've done it! You've found the one IP that's a worse fit for a sandbox game than Starwars was.

    Grats.

    Star Wars was a fantastic sandbox game. It's still the best and most memorable MMO I've ever played.

    I pity those who never got to experience it before the "Force Sensitive" was enabled.

  • madnosmadnos maynard, MAPosts: 84Member

    They would have to nerf  Joe's " Kung Fu Grip "

     

  • SythionSythion Salem, ORPosts: 422Member

    Originally posted by mmoDAD

    Star Wars was a fantastic sandbox game. It's still the best and most memorable MMO I've ever played.

    I pity those who never got to experience it before the "Force Sensitive" was enabled.

    Okay. I thought it sucked by to each their own. Regardless, it was a horrible use for an IP.

    I mean, star wars media are not about sandboxing at all.

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  • kanezfankanezfan margate, FLPosts: 482Member

    I would like SOE to take the original SWG, strip the Star Wars out of it, and maybe ad a real way to jump and optimize it better. Call it whatever you want. Make it F2P too, I think it would have a healthy population and many of the old school SWG players would play it.

  • L0C0ManL0C0Man Puerto OrdazPosts: 1,065Member Uncommon

    I do think that star wars would work as a sandbox, as long as it isn't centered on the main chars (like in the movies) but on the random people you see around on the movies. It's a big enough universe for that, and also with enough "character" that it works.

    However, I don't really see how GI Joe could work as a sandbox at all. It could have sandbox elements, like open skill progression and full PvP, but the whole idea of both GI Joe and COBRA is about being a military (or paramilitary) organization, with specific and strict chain of command.

    As far as I understand, a sanbox is all about freedom of choice, doing whatever you want in the world, going wherever you want (and of course, facing the consequences). I don't see how would that work if you're supposed to be a member of a military organization where you're supposed to be following orders and doing the missions (quests?) the higher ups assign to you. In any case, I'd think a PvP heavy themepark (maybe with sandbox elements) would be better suited for the GI Joe franchise.

    The only way I'd see a sandbox working in it would be if it's set in the world of GI Joe, but not centered around it, as in, giving you a chance to be GI Joe or Cobra members, or maybe weapons dealers, or mercenaries that work for either one and so on, but since it's basically set in the real world it would be hard to make it "unique" enough that way, IMHO.

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  • s1fu71s1fu71 fair oaks, CAPosts: 220Member

    I would definitely be interested. Cobra, all the way.

    But, hey...Knowing is half the battle....

    It's not about fighting, it's about balance. It's not about enlightenment, it's about balance. It's not about balance.

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by mmoDAD

    I yearn for a GI Joe FPS.



    • Graphics and sounds exactly like cartoon.


    • Combat Crispness of CoD.


    • Objectives, size, and vehicles of BF42


    • Weapon Customization of Ghost Recon Online


    • Ability to choose between 100 different characters or create my own.


     



    It's been a while and my G.I. Joe trivia skills are rusty.  Is the character in the bottom left corner Leatherneck?  And the guy to his right I have no idea who he is...

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member

    whos GI Joe?

     

    is it some american only thing?

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common

    Originally posted by dave6660

    Originally posted by mmoDAD

    I yearn for a GI Joe FPS.



    • Graphics and sounds exactly like cartoon.


    • Combat Crispness of CoD.


    • Objectives, size, and vehicles of BF42


    • Weapon Customization of Ghost Recon Online


    • Ability to choose between 100 different characters or create my own.


     



    It's been a while and my G.I. Joe trivia skills are rusty.  Is the character in the bottom left corner Leatherneck?  And the guy to his right I have no idea who he is...

    Dialtone, I believe.

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

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member

    p.s mmo dad, I see you edited that pic i put up, nice one

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common

    Originally posted by ShakyMo

    whos GI Joe?

     

    is it some american only thing?

    Action man.

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

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member

    Originally posted by WhiteLantern

    Originally posted by ShakyMo

    whos GI Joe?

     

    is it some american only thing?

    Action man.

    ah right, won't that just be for kids then?  dont think ive seen an action man since i was like 8

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common

    Originally posted by ShakyMo

    Originally posted by WhiteLantern


    Originally posted by ShakyMo

    whos GI Joe?

     

    is it some american only thing?

    Action man.

    ah right, won't that just be for kids then?  dont think ive seen an action man since i was like 8

    Depends on the nostalgia factor. I'm almost 37 and have added a few Joes to my collection this year. One just last week as a matter of fact. I still look forward to the new releases of figures to see what is available.

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

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member

    Originally posted by WhiteLantern

    Originally posted by ShakyMo


    Originally posted by WhiteLantern


    Originally posted by ShakyMo

    whos GI Joe?

     

    is it some american only thing?

    Action man.

    ah right, won't that just be for kids then?  dont think ive seen an action man since i was like 8

    Depends on the nostalgia factor. I'm almost 37 and have added a few Joes to my collection this year. One just last week as a matter of fact. I still look forward to the new releases of figures to see what is available.

    I think perhaps this was a bigger thing in the states, it might not have worldwide appeal

  • skeaserskeaser Wichita Falls, TXPosts: 3,849Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by kanezfan

    I would like SOE to take the original SWG, strip the Star Wars out of it, and maybe ad a real way to jump and optimize it better. Call it whatever you want. Make it F2P too, I think it would have a healthy population and many of the old school SWG players would play it.

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  • SuraknarSuraknar Montreal, QCPosts: 824Member

    This is a cool idea for a setting :)

    Yet it implies Factions because in GI Joe there are factions.

    Maybe an RvR-Sandbox Hybrid?

     

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common

    Originally posted by ShakyMo

    /snip a bunch

    I think perhaps this was a bigger thing in the states, it might not have worldwide appeal

    Possibly. I know there is a Canada Joecon and I think one in Brazil as well, not real sure. There's a really good Joe Blog here, if you want to see what's up. A new movie coming out in June as well. I just hope it isn't as cheesy as the last one.

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

  • AxehiltAxehilt San Francisco, CAPosts: 8,753Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Sythion

    Wow! You've done it! You've found the one IP that's a worse fit for a sandbox game than Starwars was.

    Grats.

    Yup.

    Finally a game where I can plant crops, create pottery, and have a dance-off with all my favorite GI Joe characters!  Because that's what GI Joe was about!

    "Joe stated his case logically and passionately, but his perceived effeminate voice only drew big gales of stupid laughter..." -Idiocracy
    "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." -Socrates

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