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Posted: Nov 4th 2009 10:40AM LaughingTarget said

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Not everything can be made into an MMO.

Posted: Nov 4th 2009 10:57AM (Unverified) said

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Absolutely. I don't understand how you keep people playing a game about.. snowboarding?
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Posted: Nov 4th 2009 10:43AM swarmofcats said

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WoW killer

Posted: Nov 4th 2009 10:53AM (Unverified) said

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I dont understand why they think this is a good idea... I just hope it doesnt kill Hello Kitty Online.

Posted: Nov 4th 2009 10:59AM Jesspiper said

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Welcome to Death Race

Posted: Nov 4th 2009 11:03AM phairoh said

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This actually seems like a fairly cool idea to me. Make it a $40-50 game, F2P (as mentioned in the article) with microtransactions for things like new boards, board graphics, gear, but then can also gain in game currency via competitions like races and freestyle things. There could even be crafting of boards and gear, building race courses (for in-game money or just for the hell of it), and who knows what else.

As long as the actual snowboarding mechanisms are top notch I can see this as being a pretty fun time waster. Obviously not something you're gonna get completely engrossed in, but really a perfect candidate for an F2P model.

Think outside the box people! :)

Posted: Nov 4th 2009 11:05AM (Unverified) said

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lols at the picture you used.

Posted: Nov 4th 2009 11:13AM (Unverified) said

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Hmm... PvP would be grand! One faction can be snowboarders, the other faction can be skeet-shooters... can't get any more fun than that.

Posted: Nov 4th 2009 11:25AM (Unverified) said

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Oh man, I can see that now.

Pull!
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Posted: Nov 4th 2009 11:33AM Sephirah said

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I'm the only one to think that they'll rush The Secret World to develop this sport MMO and we'll see another AoC?

Posted: Nov 4th 2009 12:07PM Pingles said

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If they shake things up with a bit of creative PvP I could see playing something like this. Whether it's CTF on slaloms or "tag" or even weapons fixed to the board so you have to aim with your movement (a la WWI fighters) I can see the draw.

Posted: Nov 5th 2009 12:21AM Dblade said

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What's ironic about this is that a snowboarding MMO already exists, Project Powder at http://projectpowder.outspark.com/ Riding Star is also in closed beta in Korea

So funcom is getting a grant for doing something other companies have already done.

Posted: Nov 5th 2009 4:22AM (Unverified) said

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