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Is There A Shuttered MMO You'd Like To Bring Back As A Remake? | MMORPG.com

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edited February 2022 in News & Features Discussion

imageIs There A Shuttered MMO You'd Like To Bring Back As A Remake? | MMORPG.com

We see emulated servers bring back old MMOs as they stood when they were active all the time. Yet these time capsules bringing old games to life may not necessarily attract new players to discover what made them so great. Is there an old, shuttered MMORPG that you'd love to see be brought back to life, but not as a revived version of the old, but a remade version anew?

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  • Viper482Viper482 Member LegendaryPosts: 4,069
    edited February 2022
    I know it is technically still around, but I would say Dark Age of Camelot or Warhammer Online (done right with 3 factions) or something like it. Not a PvE game with RvR as a e-sports scoring side note like in ESO or GW2.
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  • MargraveMargrave Member RarePosts: 1,364
    Earth and Beyond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • dreadlordnafdreadlordnaf Member UncommonPosts: 88
    Fallen Earth.
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  • TheDalaiBombaTheDalaiBomba Member EpicPosts: 1,493
    Tabula Rasa
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  • GruugGruug Member RarePosts: 1,792
    Star Wars Galaxies with the same rules set as first released. No "NGO" or "Combat Upgrade" at all. Just improve the graphics, add some means of real missions given either by the old computer terminals or NPCs and more planets to explore and build cities upon. Also, flesh out the space game more.
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  • SelfDestructProSelfDestructPro Member UncommonPosts: 323
    Star Wars The Old Republic graphics were dated when it was in development. So were the mechanics. Thank the HeroEngine for that.

    But I would love to see a modernized version of Star Wars Galaxies. All the original freedom, with updated graphics and combat. No queued combat or hybrid version of targeted combat. Think player-skill based combat with NO BUFFS. That's what still kills me about SWG. It's basically buff wars. It was back in the day too, but who really likes the outcome of a fight to be determined by who has the most buffs?

    I'd love to see MMOs that aren't based on old school roleplaying mechanics. Like no levels, no statted gear. Star Citizen is currently the closest I've seen to what I'm looking for, but it's rocky and it's been in development for 10 years. Plus it's annoyingly too simulation based.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 23,150
    I agree there is room for remasters, SWG and Ultima Online would be my top choices. But I must admit my choices are skewed by not having played those games.

    The problem is remake is not the same as remaster, it opens up that can of worms called "the modern game". So why I would be in favour of a lot of modernising in such remakes, there could be loads of changes which would be a turn off. So what you would actually "remake" with these 'old masters' is crucial.
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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 3,338
    Well many of the above suggestions are great, and I'd like to see them too. To add something new to the list, I have to say Age of Conan and Anarchy Online. Both great games. I believe a graphic remake would make both titles relevant again. 
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 8,914
    New World ... oh wait , that's slightly premature...


    But seriously Asherons Call .. deserve it 
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 32,084
    Vanguard.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 7,871
    Marvel Heroes
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  • MendelMendel Member LegendaryPosts: 5,609
    Odd.  No one has mentioned Asheron's Call yet.  While I didn't really care for the game as it stood, I absolutely loved the idea of major periodic global events.  Maybe not try to make them monthly, but rather quarterly.

    Oh, and where's this forum's perpetual love for City of Heroes?  Good game, phenomenal character creator.  The things they tried to do (zone transits, layering, etc.) were plagued with all sorts of technical issues.  I'd like to see these done properly. (read: without the lag).

    I slept in.  What's your excuse.



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  • TheDalaiBombaTheDalaiBomba Member EpicPosts: 1,493
    Mendel said:
    Odd.  No one has mentioned Asheron's Call yet.  While I didn't really care for the game as it stood, I absolutely loved the idea of major periodic global events.  Maybe not try to make them monthly, but rather quarterly.

    Oh, and where's this forum's perpetual love for City of Heroes?  Good game, phenomenal character creator.  The things they tried to do (zone transits, layering, etc.) were plagued with all sorts of technical issues.  I'd like to see these done properly. (read: without the lag).

    I slept in.  What's your excuse.



    City of Heroes is a really good one, mad I forgot that one myself.


    I'd honestly prefer CoH 2 to be a shared world action RPG, though.  Something with Marvel Avengers-like combat combined with CoH style character building.  That would allow missions and powers to become more involved and complex while maintaining the idea that we're in a world of heroes.  Drop-in/drop-out multiplayer on the fly in the open world, like Destiny.  Mmmmmmmmmmmm.  That would be *divine*.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 8,914
    Mendel said:
    Odd.  No one has mentioned Asheron's Call yet.  While I didn't really care for the game as it stood, I absolutely loved the idea of major periodic global events.  Maybe not try to make them monthly, but rather quarterly.

    Oh, and where's this forum's perpetual love for City of Heroes?  Good game, phenomenal character creator.  The things they tried to do (zone transits, layering, etc.) were plagued with all sorts of technical issues.  I'd like to see these done properly. (read: without the lag).

    I slept in.  What's your excuse.



    AC is mentioned 3 posts before you
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  • toljartoljar Member UncommonPosts: 229
    100% Asheron's Call. I think the systems, quests, and community of it is needed in this day and age.
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  • burbs00burbs00 Member UncommonPosts: 3
    I agree with a few of the others here... Tabula Rasa.
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  • koldmiserkoldmiser Member RarePosts: 348
    Dark Age of Camelot, City of Heroes, and Marvel Heroes.
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  • partyheadpartyhead Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    Silkroad online (when trading was still exciting)
  • ashiru_1978ashiru_1978 Member RarePosts: 818
    Star Wars Galaxies, EverQuest 1 and 2, Vanilla WoW, ASTA Online and Perfect World Classic.

    I'd like to see these games relaunched in a brand new engine with new visuals that correspond to the old ones, so nothing wild like Retail WoW's art style compared to Vanilla WoW. Or Perfect World Classic's art style compared to the Retail version's art style that's just so out of whack.

    And most importantly - for these games to play abide by the same rules as they did back in the day, just more streamlined and easier to get into.
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  • blbetablbeta Member UncommonPosts: 144
    edited February 2022
    Asheron's Call for sure. The UI overhaul would be a huge upgrade. AC skills built on New World type skill system would probably work well. Hell just take AC and rework all the old stuff to work with New World engine.

    Imagining Asheron's Call reworked and plopped into the New World engine sounds pretty good.
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  • AzucArSaladAzucArSalad Member UncommonPosts: 63
    SWG pre-Jedi-for-everyone fest.
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  • MadBomber13MadBomber13 Member UncommonPosts: 124
    Vanguard and ShadowBane as it was with better graphics with a more stable and less buggy program. 
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  • BootezBootez Member UncommonPosts: 72
    Anarchy Online.

    I know it's still around, but a remake by a competent company would be incredible.
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