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a dune mmorpg please

jpowell26mjpowell26m connell, WAPosts: 11Member
Someone out there needs to get off their butts and develop and release a game based on frank herbert's dune series. With all the houses in the game and the variety of classes the game could really rock.

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  • Johnie-MarzJohnie-Marz La Puente, CAPosts: 865Member
    Dibs, I get to play the sandworm
  • jpowell26mjpowell26m connell, WAPosts: 11Member

    LOL gotta have the worms, thopters, carryalls, and crawlers

     

  • Johnie-MarzJohnie-Marz La Puente, CAPosts: 865Member

    Dune might be an MMO that could have some RT strategy in it. A player, or a guild could build and maintain their own spice factory. The more money you made from it, the more defenses and spice processors you could buy.

     

    Other guilds could capture or destroy your spice factory.

  • ConnmacartConnmacart OsloPosts: 681Member Uncommon
    Would be a boring world to play in if it was only Arrakis. As it is sand, sand and more sand.
  • AvisonAvison Orlando, FLPosts: 350Member

    Terrible IP for an mmo. There just isn't anything you can do in a way that would be engaging to an mmo... and this is from an avid Dune fan.

    Unless it was a spice snorting simulator.

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  • WereLlamaWereLlama Lubbock, TXPosts: 243Member

    I would start it in the time period of the Scattering (maybe during the great famine after the death of the God Emperor) and make it cross between Eve and Starflight.

    Cloaked ships spreading out into infinate worlds developing new technology.  Archaic power brokers attempting to keep control.  Everyone else... starving.

    Could work, but its already making me hungry.

  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,226Member
    Are you really ready for them to destroy yet another IP?
  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Connmacart
    Would be a boring world to play in if it was only Arrakis. As it is sand, sand and more sand.

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  In this case, make sand castles.

    “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

  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    I think Dune is one of those IPs that really don't translate well into video games unless it's just a retelling, let alone multiplayer games. It's about politics, ecology and a master plan to save the human race in the long run, neither of which really translate into good moment-to-moment gameplay. Hell, the fact we got good to great RTS games based on it is kind of miraculous if you ask me.

    Nature without Technology is little more than animals running about.
    Nature without Magic is without wonder or miracle.
    .........
    Magic without Technology is fantasy.
    Magic without Nature is formless and useless.
    .........
    Technology without Nature is application without understanding.
    Technology without Magic is repetitious and uninventive.
  • LifeEnderLifeEnder Plano, ILPosts: 45Member
    Id like to see a Highlander MMO .
  • PyukPyuk Eugene, ORPosts: 691Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Avison

     

    Unless it was a spice snorting simulator.

    I'd buy that for a dollar.

    I make spreadsheets at work - I don't want to make them for the games I play.

  • PyukPyuk Eugene, ORPosts: 691Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LifeEnder
    Id like to see a Highlander MMO .

    Wouldn't be very profitable since there can be only one.

    I make spreadsheets at work - I don't want to make them for the games I play.

  • BeermanglerBeermangler Cluj NapocaPosts: 397Member Uncommon

    Why pick such a bland setting for an MMO when you could have gone... Hey! Riverworld!

    /edit/

    Philip José Farmer's Riverworld.

    Better to be crazy, provided you know what sane is...

  • DanbaccaDanbacca Twin Peaks, ORPosts: 243Member
    Originally posted by Avison

    Terrible IP for an mmo. There just isn't anything you can do in a way that would be engaging to an mmo... and this is from an avid Dune fan.

    Unless it was a spice snorting simulator.

    Yet, somehow this works for Eve. A simple game with a lot of clicking. I tend to believe that Eve is derived from Dune as it revolves around endless mining and corporate / house espionage.

    I would rather see an Mmorpg based on Firefly or the Old west though. Firefly being almost the best of both worlds.

     

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,590Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Avison

    Terrible IP for an mmo. There just isn't anything you can do in a way that would be engaging to an mmo... and this is from an avid Dune fan.

    Unless it was a spice snorting simulator.

    I agree with this.

    Dune will not translate into an MMO. Also, the whole concept of Dune revolves around a "Chosen One" How does that translate into the Chosen Million?

  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member

    If it will be a good game I will play.  I like Dune IP.  If it will be another bad pointless 'fight fight fight' mmorpg I will pass.

     

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