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LOL gotta have the worms, thopters, carryalls, and crawlers
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.
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 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.
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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
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.
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.
Originally posted by LifeEnder Id like to see a Highlander MMO .
Wouldn't be very profitable since there can be only one.
Why pick such a bland setting for an MMO when you could have gone... Hey! Riverworld!
Philip José Farmer's Riverworld.
Better to be crazy, provided you know what sane is...
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.
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?
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.