Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

a dune mmorpg please

jpowell26mjpowell26m connell, WAMember Posts: 11 Uncommon
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.

Comments

  • Johnie-MarzJohnie-Marz La Puente, CAMember Posts: 865 Uncommon
    Dibs, I get to play the sandworm
  • jpowell26mjpowell26m connell, WAMember Posts: 11 Uncommon

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

     

  • Johnie-MarzJohnie-Marz La Puente, CAMember Posts: 865 Uncommon

    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 OsloMember Posts: 659 Uncommon
    Would be a boring world to play in if it was only Arrakis. As it is sand, sand and more sand.
  • AvisonAvison Orlando, FLMember Posts: 350

    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.

    image
  • WereLlamaWereLlama Lubbock, TXMember Posts: 244 Uncommon

    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, TXMember Posts: 2,225 Uncommon
    Are you really ready for them to destroy yet another IP?
  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYMember Posts: 2,572 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 46Member Posts: 1,239 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, ILMember Posts: 45
    Id like to see a Highlander MMO .
  • PyukPyuk Eugene, ORMember Posts: 707 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, ORMember Posts: 707 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 NapocaMember Posts: 402 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, ORMember Posts: 245 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.

    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 ChairMember Posts: 7,658 Epic
    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 GliwiceMember Posts: 3,005

    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.

     

Sign In or Register to comment.