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Looking for people to work on a MMORPG

LynnethVayneLynnethVayne Member UncommonPosts: 3
Hi guys I'm new here but i'm looking for people who would be interested in working on a mmorpg with me and a friend. I know NOTHING about coding or being a Dev at all I work support and run tests. 
My friend is super busy fixing some errors so he has me out here looking for people ><!

We are looking for people who are good with coding as well as PHP.

I don't want to give out to much detail because like I said Im very new here and I'm not sure whats against the rules.

So if you're interested please feel free to comment and or PM me!

Thank you!

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  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,403
    Honestly, I wouldn't start asking people until you have something that can work. It shows you will be committed to the project. A team lead that doesn't know how to code or develop a game is not a good sign for people helping out.
    Doing the early setup for an mmorpg is a good way to develop the skills you don't have yet. There are a lot of problems developers face that you can only learn by doing it yourself. Volunteering on a project with someone who has not experienced this yet is very demotivating.
    To get started I would pick out an existing engine and trying to get it to work in a server / client relationship. Then be able to move around in a mock level with test characters. Work with a group of local friends to get these pieces together. Or take the time to learn to code. Coding is not tough. It's just learning semantics, reading how to do something, piecing them together, then testing to see if it worked.
  • LynnethVayneLynnethVayne Member UncommonPosts: 3
    We have a working and running server. 

    Just because I don't code doesn't mean I dont know how the game works. I prefer not to code. ( It's not what Im interested in.) 
    I run the support side, interacting with our community and hosting events. 
    As lead support, I check reports and try to address the issue at hand, or run various tests to try and see what makes the reported error happen. 

    I am one of two people on this project, my partner knows how to code but we are looking to extend our staff. 

  • cameltosiscameltosis Member LegendaryPosts: 3,438
    Given the complexities of MMORPGs, starting with a team of 2 isn't much so you'll be unlikely to find people to work on it. 

    As a first step, I'd work on a detailed design brief for your game. Try to document as much as you can about what you want your game to be. Coding is difficult, time consuming and, at times, maddeningly frustrating so to attract coders you'll need to convince them your game is worthwhile, especially as I imagine you'll be looking for volunteers, rather than paying them. 

    Then, I'd get a website setup. If you don't have much time, just go for Wordpress as your framework - there are tons of free plugins and themes so you can get something looking OK pretty easily, you can then describe your plans to help attract prospective coders and perhaps put a forum on your site so the devs have somewhere to chat. 
  • Lord_WolfLord_Wolf Member UncommonPosts: 6
    I agree with @cameltosis. As a coder myself, you have to bring more to the table.
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