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World of Greyhawke
Dragon Age (there is a movie, so this counts)
Bloodsport (Kaz O'shea anyone?)
Sword & the Sorcerer
Hawke the Slayer (Mindsword vs Jack Palance)
The Magic Sword (campy movie, but has all the elements of a fantasy MMO)
Harry Potter (would need a new approach to magic, only 6 levels to correspond with school years)
Legend (anything by David Gemmel)
Flesh and Blood (mercenary oriented game, huge potential for PvP)
The Black Cauldron (the book, not that lame Disney fare)
The Rings of Allaire (Susan Dexter)
The list goes on....
(My son speaking to his Japanese Grandmother) " Sorry Obaba, I don't speak Japanese, I only speak human."
Matthew Woodring Stover, specifically the Caine novels (Heroes Die, Blade of Tyshalle, etc). The whole "Actor" entering the Overworld is perfect for explaining why you're in that world doing heroic stuff. Plenty of factions on Overworld, and a few races as well. You could even link in the real Earth factions and have Social Police wielding high-tech gear as some higher level content. Playing a Knight of Khryll... yes, please. Or an Ogrillo Black Knife...
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you're missing out on one of the baddest anti-hero stories around.
That's just, like, my opinion, man.
The very hungry Caterpillar
The Talisman by Stephen King/Peter Straub.
A boy could travel to another dimension.He could be in New York and travel to this other dimension.Once there he could travel and experience that world and then come back to our dimension and be in Texas.
I think a mmo with 2 dimensions would work.You could have 1 that is more like the real world and 1 that is dark and scary.Place events in both dimensions,so they feel more alive.You could even overlap the events so peeps would have to make a choice.
You could make both dimensions part mobs/scary to kill and level up.Also make both calm part of the time.
Some day I'm going to put a sword through your eye and out the back of your skull!
The Riftwar series of books by Raymond E. Feist would make a great mmo.
(Your basic nuclear apocalypse tale, but one of the earliest and most influential)
-Star Wars (still)
IPs can bring strength to a title, but everything else needs to fall in place with the game as well.
Underworld (movie series) would be a good choice. The IP has potential when not constricted as a movie. Plus who doesn't love seeing Selene, Amelia, Erika, or Sonja?
Originally posted by RefMinor Originally posted by Tindale111 Originally posted by Sevenstar61 Frank Herbert's Dune of course. It is one of my most favorite series EVER. I would love to see Dune Universe in MMO.
yeah dune would be great imagine trying to get across the desert with all those worms lol
Teleport into the worm fight instance, teleport back the city
Dune would be my pick too.
It has Multiple Factions with distinctive looks,tactics and weapons and seems tailor made for being made into a MMO and it already has a history in video games including Dune 2 being "borrowed" from heavily by blizzard for the first Warcraft game.
Maybe I'm getting old but I'm surprised no-one has mentioned -
The Belgariad (books 1 to 5) and The Malloreon (books 1 to 5). Both written by David Eddings.
They discribe the rich and complex cultures amongst the numerous races. From assasins to sorcerers, people that can communicate with horses, walk through solid rock, various gods, and creatures make for a great read and basis for an MMORPG.
The Seventh Sword - Brilliant and original storyline written by Dave Duncan
Clan of the Cave Bear - (Jean M Auel) is set in neolithic times when men had recently evolved into Cro Magnon humans and Neanderthals still existed. Amazing depth to this series though a terrible movie of it was made in 1988.
Xanth - is a collection of books written by Peirs Anthony aimed towards the younger teen audience. A very complex world filled with imagination and magic
I also agree that some Raymond E Feist (The Magician), and Terry Brooks (Wishsong of Shannara) books would provide a large platform of lore to work with.
Books that I would love to see turned into an mmo:
Shadowdale, Tantris, and Waterdeep. They are known as The Avatar Trilogy.
Darkwell, Black Wizards, Darkwalker on Moonshae. Or basically the Moonshae Isles Trilogy
For movies, I think the Fifth Element would be a great setting for a mmo.
In a world of sharp knives, you would be a spoon.
Originally posted by Rydeson I have no faith in today's devs to make a MMO worth playing.. It seems that companies are choose 1 or two paths.. Either 1) FPS shooter type game (planetside) or 2) storyline driven themepark (SWTOR).. Been there, done that and done with it.. When games change back to more sandbox style I might give it a go, until them I'd rather play chess against the computer.. lol
It's a good chess site where you can play for free against other people or chess engines.
Lord of the Rings. Oh, it already been done. I thought midgets and some big tree things would be awesome and the original idea was good til it got turned into a theme park and eventually f2p but anyways.
Some kind of time travel game so you could play random stuff whether in some medieval town or a futa ristic alien race or a caveman alien race or a primitive little town with energy shielding or anything in any point of time. Hrm the secret world could do that and make it work.
But Game of Thrones would be interesting just because I can't think of anything else right now.
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I was "Namless" and "Daroot" in AO (Rk2)Been known as "Vindicar" (Aion (EU), SWTOR (EU), WoW (EU).Recently Known as "Wundicar" and "Wundee" in Age of Wushu (US) and Wulin (EU)
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Originally posted by tkreep Twilight the higher level you are the more sparkly and emo you look
at lvl 60 you unlock black make-up for males.