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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:06AM CCon99 said

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Battlestar Galactica with 2 team RvR!

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:06AM Le Chat Noir said

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Discworld. Simple as.

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:08AM Rowsdower said

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I'd like to see Animal Crossing and Pokemon MMORPGs. They both are practically made for it. Both have the potential to be nice laidback fun environments for all audiences, with Pokemon having it's more hardcore elements which would likely include co-op questing, fighting villians, and a massive tournament scene.

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:20AM mko said

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Yeah that's what I was going to write too.
But Nintendo won't do it as long as it's own consoles are capable of handling mmos.
There is also the matter of GameFreak is a small studio.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:26AM (Unverified) said

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Yah this has always baffled me.
I mean it's completely set up for being an MMORPG; trainers (players) monsters, monster-training, player tournaments, quests, trading, virtual-pet-raising, crafting, collecting/pokedex, crafted poke-balls.. the list is almost endless and it's already built in to the lore.

They have anime, manga, trading cards, toy-games, novellas, PRPG's, toys. lunchboxes and hairclips..
..there has to be a reason why they've shied away from an MMO I guess. Possibly the same reason they refuse to move on from 2d animated low-res sprites in even the most recent of their DS versions (battle scenes especially).

Would love to know where Nintendo's head is at.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 9:21AM phobic99 said

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@Amana

All you have to do is look towards the Wii to see where Nintendo's head is. They're more into pumping out more plastic dongles and silly Wii add-ons it seems. Given the fact they've attracted a huge casual player base to the Wii, a Pokemon MMO would make sense but there would be no way Nintendo would release it on anything but one of their platforms. I'd say there's pretty much zero chance of seeing a Pokemon MMO on the PC.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 9:28AM Rowsdower said

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Rune Factory (You know, the fantasy rpg spinoff of Harvest Moon, which is a farming rpg) would make a fantastic MMORPG too.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 9:38AM AlamoeJones said

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I have to agree I would love to see a Pokemon one and I know my mom would love a Animal Crossing Online haha
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:12AM (Unverified) said

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Starship Troopers
[based on the book, not the movie]

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:16AM (Unverified) said

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I would like to see these:

1) Harry Potter
2) Avatar: The Last Airbender

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 12:28AM GaaaaaH said

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English Monster Rancher

(I know, it's weird)

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:24AM (Unverified) said

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I'd like to see:

1) Rome (like, just from the mini-series)
2. Dune
3. Firefly

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:26AM MrGutts said

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I second Firefly..
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 9:24AM Crsh said

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Dune could be amazing, there's certainly a lot of material to work with.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 10:03AM (Unverified) said

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Dune would certainly be an interesting proposition... if they could workout some way for the player to really get involved in the dynamic struggle for power between politics, money and religion that stands at the heart of Dune you would have something potentially awesome

The trouble is that I can't think of anything that has ever been licenced to the Dune name that hasn't ripped the heart out of the source material.

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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 11:03PM (Unverified) said

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Dune would be a very nice IP to work with.

It comes pre-baked with more than just 1v1 faction warfare and numerous "classes" that could be interesting to play out in a game: Fremen, Sardukar, Bene Gesserit, Mentats, House Atreides, House Harkonnen, Fenring, etc.

You've got numerous "worlds" on which players could question, level, pvp.

And let players actually "rule" the Houses and organizations. Don't just make them NPC factions but create a way for players to join a faction, get rank in the faction, and take a leadership role in the faction that actually has impact.

Set the game 20 or 30 years before the action in the original Dune and let the game begin.

Game of Assassins...

The possibilities are vast and the setting would allow so much by way of innovation on some of the old worn out MMO concepts.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:27AM (Unverified) said

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Underworld, although this area may already be covered by World of Darkness. All the same, any MMO that covers the supernatural would peak my current interest.

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:30AM KDWhite said

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Why the Mechwarrior MMO still remains untouched is (to me) a mystery.

Think of the customization of the mechs, the economy for parts, mats, etc.

Crafting your very own armor/weapons for the mech would be cool, too.

There's already a rich storyline, with clans, pirates, jerks, and so on.

Seriously, if they can muster up cash to start a Vegetarian Vampire MMO...

I'll stop there.





Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:31AM (Unverified) said

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Another vote for Firefly.

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:33AM (Unverified) said

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I'd rather see something unique instead of butchering yet another IP.

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