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What IP do you feel deserves an MMO reboot?

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  • turinmacleodturinmacleod Staff Writer Mahopac, NYPosts: 120Member Uncommon

    I'd buy the IP from Too Human and recreate that world as an action-based MMO.

     

    While the gameplay there was weak, the IP itself was amazing, Norse mythology just meshed seamlessly with that cyber-ized futuristic dystopia.

     

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  • HelleriHelleri Felton, CAPosts: 927Member Uncommon

    I have mixed feelings on this. I kind of  think that AAA publishers/studio's are not truly capable of bringing IP's to life for fans on a first go around, yet alone a second. But, if I had to give an answer I would say World of Darkness. That might seem slightly outside the scope of this thread. Seeing as how it was an MMORPG that didn't get finished. But, it had great potential. CCP just couldn't meet the vision they had for it, for various reasons. And, that's why I think it still has promise for a reboot.

     

    If an AAA Publisher/Publisher Backed Studio can't come in above a bar they initially set (or even lowered a few times). The game gets made any way, out of determination to turn some sort of profit. And, they are really not willing to look back on it some where down the line with fresh eyes and try again, most of the time. But, CCP is AA at best. Not quite as low down on the food chain as an Indie dev. But, has had one long term successful title under it's belt (EVE Online).

     

    They know how to design for an MMORPG. They know how to get the most out of a demographic they target. And, they had already started on it. They have assets for it. They know what they want to do. They just were not able to. More precisely they were not able to finish the game they wanted to make. So, they backed off it.  That says that they really care about their projects. And, because they probably still have plenty of assets and a floor plan for getting it done laying around. At some point in the future it makes revisiting it a possibility in my mind.

     

    So, out of all the IP's I would like to see get a reboot. I have to go with world of darkness. Because, I think it deserves another chance in the future. And because I actually think seeing a reboot of the project is within the realm of possibility. And, maybe even a high likely-hood at some point.

     

    Here is a link to a teaser video for the defunct project (warning: some violence and nudity):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEi7nQbNDog#t=12

    You can see that they didn't get too far on it...mostly concept art. But they did have a grand idea.

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  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Dorval, QCPosts: 871Member Uncommon
     

    Lord of the Rings. One of my favorite MMORPG's of all time. I would love a second crack at it.

     

    Edit: Forgot this was a reboot question

  • whisperwyndwhisperwynd montreal, QCPosts: 1,479Member
    Originally posted by angerbeaver
     

    Lord of the Rings. One of my favorite MMORPG's of all time. I would love a second crack at it.

     

    Edit: Forgot this was a reboot question

    Actually, 'reboot' can also mean revive and in the case of WoT, it needs a swift kick in the pants as it was supposedly started in '08.

    http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49271

    and here;

    http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/loadNews/12213

     

     

  • MavolenceMavolence Appleton, WIPosts: 612Member Uncommon
    Lord of the rings is what i would like to be seen redone. Whatever LOTRO is its not lord of the rings. Its an abomination and it can go die in a fire.
  • mbrodiembrodie MelbournePosts: 1,008Member Uncommon
    Jones in the fast lane, should get an update and made into an online multiplayer game... awesome game back in the day
  • Havok2allHavok2all Roswell, GAPosts: 188Member Uncommon

    Reboot? Ok, I guess i'll be that guy. I want EQ1. Not EQ Next, as I can't bring myself to view as part of Everquest family. That isn't to say it won't be any good, I just don't get an EQ feel from it.

    Reboot EQ with modern graphics and mechanics. Keep the the same playstyle, difficulty and philosophy, but fix some of the common complaints that could be improved.

  • TimothyTierlessTimothyTierless Columnist M, ORPosts: 2,163Member Uncommon
  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,557Member Uncommon

    SWG

    Tabula Rasa

    Middle Earth Online (thats what lotro was originally supposed to be)

    Vanguard

  • Storm_CloudStorm_Cloud MalmoPosts: 369Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath

    Lord of the Rings.

    Larger world, better art design (more to the point, the avatars) I'd prefer a somewhat more sandboxy world with some caveats in order to maintain the story points. So no orcs camping hobbiton, or hobbits storming mordor.

    This^

    I'd love to see a new MMORPG that takes place in Middle-Earth that doesn't have anything to do with the Lord of the Rings. Just put me in that world, pretty please!

    Oh, and yes... Make it larger, like it's supposed to be. Distances between places in LOTRO are ridicilous!

     

  • BrenicsBrenics Warren, MIPosts: 364Member Uncommon
    Always wanted to see an Ultima Online Reboot. But Lord of the Rings would be one of my picks. Now a reboot of the original Star Wars Galaxies would also be awesome.

    ESOTU had a great patch today, it could change the direction of game for the good!


  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,518Member Uncommon
    Asheron's Call
  • cybersrscybersrs New York, NYPosts: 153Member Uncommon
    Star Wars
  • sludgebeardsludgebeard Tampa, FLPosts: 532Member Uncommon

    Just to clarify my OP for everyone. 

     

    Im specifically asking about Existing, Cancelled, or Pre-Development MMO's that have used a specific IP and deserve a new game based on the IP.

     

    So yes, Everquest, Lord of the Rings, Ultima, The Matrix, are all fine because they all have had a pre-existing MMO that can be rebooted.

     

    Things like say "Golden Girls Online" wouldnt count because no ones ever made a Golden Girls MMO (although someone should immedietly).

  • MadimorgaMadimorga Atlanta, GAPosts: 1,889Member Uncommon

    I agree with Matrix Online.  

     

    Also Anarchy Online.  Either with or without Shadowlands, I'm not picky, but it would need a new engine for a real graphics and control overhaul (I want to be able to move by holding down both mouse buttons!).  I miss AO's classes, setting, skill customization, world size (minus the zoning, which I assume could be gotten rid of), twinking, weapons and armor variety, apartments, fun loot drops for decorating the apartments, social clothing, kiting ability for the NT, and flying.  And I miss not constantly going from quest hub to quest hub filled with needy, bossy NPCs.    

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  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Dorval, QCPosts: 871Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by whisperwynd
    Originally posted by angerbeaver
     

    Lord of the Rings. One of my favorite MMORPG's of all time. I would love a second crack at it.

     

    Edit: Forgot this was a reboot question

    Actually, 'reboot' can also mean revive and in the case of WoT, it needs a swift kick in the pants as it was supposedly started in '08.

    http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49271

    and here;

    http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/loadNews/12213

     

     

    Yeah I heard about that back in the day but it looked like it would have been total garbage anyways. I'm glad it never took off originally. I think a developer could do amazing with it now though. Even a single player RPG, I'd pony up 60$ for that.

    Thanks for the links though, interesting to go back and read them. I even have a comment on page 1 in the second link lol.

     

    Edit: Interesting read here http://thewertzone.blogspot.ca/2012/09/red-eagle-fail-again-to-make-wheel-of.html

  • Havok2allHavok2all Roswell, GAPosts: 188Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sludgebeard

    Just to clarify my OP for everyone. 

     

    Im specifically asking about Existing, Cancelled, or Pre-Development MMO's that have used a specific IP and deserve a new game based on the IP.

     

    So yes, Everquest, Lord of the Rings, Ultima, The Matrix, are all fine because they all have had a pre-existing MMO that can be rebooted.

     

    Things like say "Golden Girls Online" wouldnt count because no ones ever made a Golden Girls MMO (although someone should immedietly).

    Now I want to play as 90 year old woman with a sassy attitude. Can I change my pick to Golden Girls Online anyway?

  • whisperwyndwhisperwynd montreal, QCPosts: 1,479Member
    Originally posted by angerbeaver
    Originally posted by whisperwynd
    Originally posted by angerbeaver
     

    Lord of the Rings. One of my favorite MMORPG's of all time. I would love a second crack at it.

     

    Edit: Forgot this was a reboot question

    Actually, 'reboot' can also mean revive and in the case of WoT, it needs a swift kick in the pants as it was supposedly started in '08.

    http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49271

    and here;

    http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/loadNews/12213

     

     

    Yeah I heard about that back in the day but it looked like it would have been total garbage anyways. I'm glad it never took off originally. I think a developer could do amazing with it now though. Even a single player RPG, I'd pony up 60$ for that.

    Thanks for the links though, interesting to go back and read them. I even have a comment on page 1 in the second link lol.

     

    Edit: Interesting read here http://thewertzone.blogspot.ca/2012/09/red-eagle-fail-again-to-make-wheel-of.html

    I saw that. Lol.  Thought you might remember.  image

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,553Member Uncommon
    Pong
  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by whisperwynd
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by sludgebeard
    Also with serious consequences for combat ether by Federation law or Harsh death penalty for your ship and crew to make combat a very important choice, that would be Star Trek.

     

     

    Are you kidding me? There is no serious consequences in star trek. Everything reset at the end of the episode. Even Spock's death was not permanent.

     Tell that to the red shirts on away parties from the original series.  image

    the pool of unlimited faceless red shirts reset after every episode too. Otherwise, how would you explain they never run out (or even mention a drop) of them?

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by sludgebeard
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by sludgebeard
    Also with serious consequences for combat ether by Federation law or Harsh death penalty for your ship and crew to make combat a very important choice, that would be Star Trek.

     

     

    Are you kidding me? There is no serious consequences in star trek. Everything reset at the end of the episode. Even Spock's death was not permanent.

    Every player character isn't Data or Picard. Or are you still stuck on that corporate themeparks PR "every characters a hero"??!

     

    Not every character needs to be the main character, this is exactl why the storyline in ESO sucked. A line of Herod to turn I. The same quest being told how special they are!

    What you said is not star trek. Star Trek is about the main characters (counting down to all the regulars). How many episodes are about that non descriptive no-one-cares about red shirt? Or the engineering crewman?

     

  • Beatnik59Beatnik59 Chicago, ILPosts: 2,236Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by sludgebeard
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by sludgebeard
    Also with serious consequences for combat ether by Federation law or Harsh death penalty for your ship and crew to make combat a very important choice, that would be Star Trek.

     

     

    Are you kidding me? There is no serious consequences in star trek. Everything reset at the end of the episode. Even Spock's death was not permanent.

    Every player character isn't Data or Picard. Or are you still stuck on that corporate themeparks PR "every characters a hero"??!

     

    Not every character needs to be the main character, this is exactl why the storyline in ESO sucked. A line of Herod to turn I. The same quest being told how special they are!

    What you said is not star trek. Star Trek is about the main characters (counting down to all the regulars). How many episodes are about that non descriptive no-one-cares about red shirt? Or the engineering crewman?

     

    A surprising number, actually.

    Some of my favorite episodes in TNG involve the personal stories of the 'nobodies' on the Enterprise: Ro Laren, Reginald Barclay, Miles O'Brien...and those are just some of the more frequent nobodies.

    But this wasn't just a TNG thing...even the original series focused on the personalities of individual crewman...even for just an episode.

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  • whisperwyndwhisperwynd montreal, QCPosts: 1,479Member
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by whisperwynd
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by sludgebeard
    Also with serious consequences for combat ether by Federation law or Harsh death penalty for your ship and crew to make combat a very important choice, that would be Star Trek.

     

     

    Are you kidding me? There is no serious consequences in star trek. Everything reset at the end of the episode. Even Spock's death was not permanent.

     Tell that to the red shirts on away parties from the original series.  image

    the pool of unlimited faceless red shirts reset after every episode too. Otherwise, how would you explain they never run out (or even mention a drop) of them?

    Still, to those red shirts that died, there were heavy consequences, both to their lives and any possibility of a return casting call.  lol

  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Sugar Grove, VAPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon

    Lord of the Rings - Massive world of Middle Earth with nothing to do about the books.

     

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Beatnik59
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by sludgebeard
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by sludgebeard
    Also with serious consequences for combat ether by Federation law or Harsh death penalty for your ship and crew to make combat a very important choice, that would be Star Trek.

     

     

    Are you kidding me? There is no serious consequences in star trek. Everything reset at the end of the episode. Even Spock's death was not permanent.

    Every player character isn't Data or Picard. Or are you still stuck on that corporate themeparks PR "every characters a hero"??!

     

    Not every character needs to be the main character, this is exactl why the storyline in ESO sucked. A line of Herod to turn I. The same quest being told how special they are!

    What you said is not star trek. Star Trek is about the main characters (counting down to all the regulars). How many episodes are about that non descriptive no-one-cares about red shirt? Or the engineering crewman?

     

    A surprising number, actually.

    Some of my favorite episodes in TNG involve the personal stories of the 'nobodies' on the Enterprise: Ro Laren, Reginald Barclay, Miles O'Brien...and those are just some of the more frequent nobodies.

    But this wasn't just a TNG thing...even the original series focused on the personalities of individual crewman...even for just an episode.

    Count those episodes, and divide by 22 x 7. And miles is not a nobody. He became the chief on DS9, and the "miracle worker" there.

     

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