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Is There A Fandom You Wish Had An MMO, Or At Least A Better One? | MMORPG.com

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,576
    edited February 23
    This is an example of Harryhausen's work that inspired my dream game.As you can see the ideas of ARK/Atlas live out these ideas.This stuff began in the 50's and even much earlier so most people are more akin with Anime than the stuff i was raised on.







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  • spidiispidii Member UncommonPosts: 143
    That fact that Pokemon isn't an MMO blows my mind.
  • remsleepremsleep Member EpicPosts: 1,955
    Or thinking off the wall.   

    The TV show HEROES

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    All I remember is Hiro would get really excited about Nissan Versa.

    product placement done right :)
    blueturtle13
  • koldmiserkoldmiser Member RarePosts: 255
    I want a Harry Potter MMO. They could make it so your time in school is like an extended tutorial and the time you choose your class.

    Also I really want an Horror MMO.
    Scot
  • ircaddictsircaddicts Member UncommonPosts: 163
    I'd love a Firefly or Game of Thrones MMO. The MASSIVE world of GOT would be a great place to set an MMO. Start off as a lowly solider of one of the houses and work your way up. Houses would be like Guilds and could fight each other for the Iron Throne. Firefly could be like Star Trek online but set in Firefly Universe. Get a crew and a ship. Then explore and do jobs
    BruceYee

    Top 3 MMO's PRE-CU SWG GW1 Lotro

    Worst 2 wow and eve

  • ircaddictsircaddicts Member UncommonPosts: 163

    Iselin said:



    Or thinking off the wall.   

    The TV show HEROES

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    Loved that different take on superheroes. Especially liked Zachary Quinto before he became the new Spock as well as Masi Oka and Jack Coleman as the evil loving father.



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    Torval

    Top 3 MMO's PRE-CU SWG GW1 Lotro

    Worst 2 wow and eve

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member EpicPosts: 4,977
    edited February 23
    1) Farscape

    Their online community is one of the nicest I've ever seen.  Probably the nicest actually.  Plus I loved the show myself




    Runners Up: Babylon 5, Firefly, Blakes 7


    2) LOTR/Middle Earth

    LOTRO just doesn't cut it.  I don't want it shut down, but it's time for a modern MMO.  Amazon is making something, set in the second age maybe?  I think rumors were that it would be more action oriented



    Runners Up: Wheel of Time, A Song of Ice and Fire(probably set well before the books)


    3) Marvel Heroes Online

    Just give it back to us!!!




    Runners Up: a decent Marvel MMO

    MendelkitaradAeandergoozmania
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 6,440
    In terms of books, I have two wishes: The Stormlight Archive and The Powder Mage.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,853
    Lots of good ideas in this thread but I don't want any of them as real MMOs. I'd rather have most or all of them as persistent world games with a well thought out server size of players. Massive player concurrency has an affect on game design, at least as we know it now, and I think that would ruin most of these game ideas. The effect would be to homogenize them all into a very similar design.
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  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,937
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Elder Scrolls
    Lord of the Rings
    Harry Potter
    Might & Magic
    Torval
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,576
    edited February 23
    I don't quite agree Torval as i happen to know studios have the tools and know how to make games fit for a king.
    It is simply a matter of time,money,manpower and the right people leading to put it altogether.

    We have had great ideas,influences for over 60 years now,so pretty much every idea though of  can be mimic'd from 60 years of ideas shown to us.

    There is nothing stopping a develoepr from utilizing an amazing template known from other games and simply putting in the added work,ideas and assets.

    As i have stated in the past,we simply do not have enough big studios capable of great games which is why the market is flooded with incapable Indie studios.Then we would have to hope the ones capable of making such great games are WILLING which so far does not seem to be the case.

    I can simply point to Blizzard/Activision huge studios,tons of manpower and money and what does Blizzard want to sell us>>>>A mobile arpg.../sigh.If that isn't proof enough devs are not interested in making great games then idk what to say to convince you.
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  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 6,380
    I simply loved Farscape and Babylon 5.
    FrodoFragins

  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 4,306
    While it might be interesting to see specific IPs made into an MMORPG, I'm not entirely sure that re-telling a specific story actually works well in an MMORPG format.  So, while it would be great to license Asimov's Foundation trilogy, it wouldn't really work.  An MMORPG by nature needs something more open-ended than a story line, it needs an interesting world *where a character can make their own stories*.  The player needs to make meaningful decisions that affect their own story, not just watch as a pre-scripted story plays out in the game (LotRO, SWTOR).  The decisions are the essence of Role Playing to me.

    So, I'd be far more likely to play something set in the worlds of Doctor Who, or Ringworld, or Farscape, but doesn't try to follow any of the established stories, than I would be to try a game where I take the role of an existing fictional character in any of those environments.  That is just too static for me, and isn't the direction an MMORPG (especially a modern one) should be taking.



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  • jbwolf23jbwolf23 Member UncommonPosts: 2
    I agree that a "Attack on Titan" mmorpg would be cool.

    Also would like to see an Aliens/Predator mmorpg. (choose between being human, alien or predator with different classes/skills for each race)

    Another great one would be a "Girl Genius" mmorpg. (magic, monsters and science!)
    Girl Genius is an awsome webcomic done by Professors Phil & Kaja Foglio.

    The comic "Elephantmen" from Image comics, could make a great mmorpg too. (gene-spliced animal races with various attributes/skills fighting between different coporation/government factions.)
    Ungood
  • triikortriikor Member UncommonPosts: 23
    Zoids or Armoured Core

    Either would be amazing! Character creator with ability to exit at anytime

    Tons of equipment to mod your zoid or robot
    Remove MMO leveling and have everything sold for in game money (maybe have some gear behind Rep)
  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,359
    With the assumption that it's done well, it would have been o b firefly, alien, or blade runner.  I'd we take away my assumption of them being done right, I would remove all three of them.

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  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member EpicPosts: 4,977
    kitarad said:
    I simply loved Farscape and Babylon 5.
    I'll have to rewatch B5 now that it's been upscaled fairly decently
  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 6,380
    kitarad said:
    I simply loved Farscape and Babylon 5.
    I'll have to rewatch B5 now that it's been upscaled fairly decently
    I watched it all over again about two years ago. It was so great. Michael Straczynski wrote the whole story out which is why there is this overall flow to the whole series. He didn't ad hoc write it as he went through the seasons. He had a definite plan.

    Farscape was so complex even Scorpius was so multilayered and fascinating and the absolute charm of all the characters and chemistry was off the charts. Ben Browder real life wife played Ahkna and she was brilliant. Pity the actress that played Pa'u was allergic to the blue body colouring. Yeah you can tell how much I loved that series.

  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,754
    I don't want any of the things I like to be given the MMORPG treatment for sometime.
    I feel the technology is not there yet for the next level experience I am looking for from a massive online world in an IP I treasure.
    Let the right team(s) to come along and the tech to improve and allow the tools to be crafted to utilize that tech before it is done.
    Otherwise I feel it will just be the same game but different flavor.
    My expectations and desires for the genre have far outgrown the capabilities of the genre itself.     
    I'll check back in with it in another 5 or so years and see where we are but honestly my hopes are not high. 
    I have been able to find experiences similar, albeit in smaller scope, for now that will seemingly have to do. 

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  • GladDogGladDog Member RarePosts: 1,079
    Definitely a Marvel MMORPG. Not a Diablo style game like Marvel Heroes (although the game wasn't bad, it just was not good at retaining people for more than a few months).

    I love City of Heroes and am very much anticipating Ship of Heroes, and had a lot of fun with DCUO. Obviously I like superhero style MMORPG's. Marvel has the most potential though, if they would allow players to make their own heroes rather than play the existing pantheon of heroes and villains.


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  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member EpicPosts: 2,121
    So now we know that 'Heroes' is the common ground on this site.
  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member EpicPosts: 2,121
    I don't want any of the things I like to be given the MMORPG treatment for sometime.
    I feel the technology is not there yet for the next level experience I am looking for from a massive online world in an IP I treasure.
    Let the right team(s) to come along and the tech to improve and allow the tools to be crafted to utilize that tech before it is done.
    Otherwise I feel it will just be the same game but different flavor.
    My expectations and desires for the genre have far outgrown the capabilities of the genre itself.     
    I'll check back in with it in another 5 or so years and see where we are but honestly my hopes are not high. 
    I have been able to find experiences similar, albeit in smaller scope, for now that will seemingly have to do. 


    We'll be waiting forever and even if that new tech ever comes it will only be used by a small percentage of the gamer population for various reasons. Remember Nintendo 3D in the 90's that was pulled from stores almost immediately cause people were getting seizures? Look at VR now and how people who never knew they had certain problems are experiencing them after using VR. We are not advanced beings and as much as I want to be able to play entire games using only my mind anything like that will come far into the future after our descendants adapt long-term and we've been long gone.
  • goozmaniagoozmania Member RarePosts: 354
    Legend of Dragoon...

    The Dragoon spirits shatter, and shards are spread across the world, to be found by thousands of new potential Dragoons.

    The colors already determine a class-like structure: Red/Berserker/DPS, Blue/Shaman-Druid/Hybrid, Green/Paladin/Tank, Black/Rogue-Warlock/Hybrid, Purple/Monk/DPS, White/Cleric/Healer, Gold/Warrior/Tank
    Torvalblueturtle13Ungood
  • debbiddebbid Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    I would love a good Shin Megami Tensei MMO. Imagine wasn't really fun for me.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,853
    goozmania said:
    Legend of Dragoon...

    The Dragoon spirits shatter, and shards are spread across the world, to be found by thousands of new potential Dragoons.

    The colors already determine a class-like structure: Red/Berserker/DPS, Blue/Shaman-Druid/Hybrid, Green/Paladin/Tank, Black/Rogue-Warlock/Hybrid, Purple/Monk/DPS, White/Cleric/Healer, Gold/Warrior/Tank

    One of my all time favorite games.
    blueturtle13
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