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Posted: Feb 22nd 2008 7:38AM Ghen said

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I wouldn't really want to BE my comic hero, rather just have all his powers ;) Having recognizable names as NPCs works well for other games and I'm not sure I'd like it any other way.

I'd be Havok by the way, post mutant-x havok since I'm no pansy. Seeing yourself die a few times brings out the best ;)

Posted: Feb 22nd 2008 10:18AM (Unverified) said

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Why couldn't they just use the WoW formula. You make a character, and do quests that help people in the city, space, etc. Then after so long there comes a boss fight that you stand along side your main heores. After so many levels you can add attributes to your hero to make them "super". Maybe afer so many levels you can fly or run fast or teleport. You would learn these powers from trainers or classic heroes. Then you could go into instances where parts of the city etc. are really overtaken by big bosses (green goblin, dr. doom) and fight to defeat them as a team with maybe help form NPC heores.

You could do a really nice game like that.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2008 11:48AM zrex said

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My hope for the game is that a big part of it would be to get yourself on one of the super groups (some like the Avengers and the X-Men being more prestigious then others), this could also include S.H.E.I.L.D and the like.

And then once you get to the end game content you can create and form your own group and then you start making a name for yourself. And then your group becomes an option to play in. And there could be some time travel where you relive major events, like the Civil War and the Sentinels.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2008 2:46PM (Unverified) said

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The WoW formula is being completely overdone. It shouldn't all be based on quests because that's lame as hell. That's what keeps me from getting too deep into any of the popular MMOs right now. At some point I say "this is just like the last game I played only in a different package" and stop.

I'd prefer something where you could choose to be a normal person, a mutant or someone that happened upon thier powers through an accident (spiderman/hulk style). From there you'd choose your powers and have to develop them through different situations and practice and from time to time have to deal with NPCs from the actual comic books.

If you choose to be normal you can just make money and build armor or get guns and learn to be really good at it or something.

Instead of quests there should be crime-ridden and cop infested areas where you could get into massive brawls and win points that help your noteriety or infamy. If you want to be a badguy you'd go to the nice part of town and rob a bank or go after J Jonah Jameson. If you want to be a goodguy then go into Hell's Kitchen and save ladies being mugged or something. Then just make it based in New York. There are assloads of heroes and villains there!

There would be different levels of difficulty in different areas and eventually you'd be able to take on some of the heavy hitters like Dr. Doom or some X-Men. Sometimes you'd even be so lucky as to be fighting alongside an NPC who is also enemies with who you're going after!

This seems a bit too deep and involved for most MMOs so it probably won't happen. It'll probably end up being a copy of City of Heroes anyway.

Posted: Feb 26th 2008 10:30AM Haggs said

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Interesting idea, Akela. I'd love to be some of my favorite obscure Marvel heroes like Squirrel Girl and The Captain from Nextwave. But I think it would be extremely hard to do that and still have an MMO.

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