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Posted: May 5th 2011 6:45PM Graill440 said

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Justin....put the wand down, no one wants to hurt you but we will if we have to.

Posted: May 5th 2011 9:56PM Xidian said

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I have been thinking about this for a long time and I agree with all of your points. After hogwarts entering the world can be your "endgame" but it really wouldn't be endgame, it would just be you playing the game. There could still be progression in many ways after that.

Posted: May 5th 2011 11:00PM XD00175 said

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Haha, I've actually considered the possibility of this in the past, came up with similar points. And what the hell is the point 2 picture?

Posted: May 6th 2011 4:07AM Lorell said

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I would love to try Harry Potter MMO. I really like idea of being student of the magic and study in Hogwarts!!! And yes, as most of Harry Potter's fans I feel sad that series ended and would love to once again be part of it :P

Posted: May 6th 2011 3:03PM Daemodand said

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@Naru now in 3D Wrong. Episode 2 The Clone wars came out in 2002, Galaxies MMO came out in 2003.

Posted: May 7th 2011 5:03PM Vazzaroth said

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This is pretty convincing article, and if a dev followed this formula, I'd be pretty pumped! I've always liked the idea of a MMO where everyone would be the same "Class" if it was any other game (All wizards, warriors, roges, etc) but each one specializes and is different.

Also on my list of "Omfg this IP is PERFECT for an MMO, Why hasn't this been done" is Magic: The Gathering. Theres mountains and mountains (And Islands and swamps!) of lore to tap (Hehe) and similar to HP, it's fantasy thats not quite stereotypical fantasy. Each color can easily be a class, and theres at least 10+ factions of various sizes they could use as sides in the fights. Tons of spells can be translated into the game, and the framework for the card game already mentions a small percentage of individuals through the planes who awaken to great power... the perfect excuse for MMO characters to be made I think. Speaking of planes, setting different zones on any of the dozens of planes would be BRILLIANT I think. You can have alot more variety in worlds than the average, terrestrial game I think.

Alas, the IP holder Wizards of the Coast is one of the single worst software developers/IP Translators I've encountered, so even if it was made, I don't have confidence it wouldn't suck...

Anyway, Go Ravenclaw!

Posted: May 29th 2011 5:08PM Flyers108 said

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I'm very interested in this idea. There are so many ways for this to be a great adventure and immersive experience. It would be great if someone made this and made this correctly. In terms of going past Hogwarts, I certainly see that as some kind of expansion pack where you can become an Auror and other such professions (or a Dark wizard?). Hopefully it starts out in Diagon Alley where you get your wand and your school equipment before trudging off to Hogwarts where you pick your House (Ravenclaw!!!) and classes. I hope they could add the smaller classes like Care of Magical Creatures and Divination rather than just Potions, Charms, Transfiguration, and Herbology. There are also so many quests to take part in while at Hogwarts. Being able to play Quidditch would also be awesome beyond all measure.

As mentioned in the article, it does seem like the series will come to an end after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 releases, but a Harry Potter MMO along with the Wizarding Word of Harry Potter would be able to keep the magical world alive for a fairly long time. I've also considered writing a book about wizards that are here in America. I'm not quite sure how that all blows over legally, however.

Posted: Jun 24th 2011 5:43AM (Unverified) said

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I keep wanting to give someone my money to make this MMO happen.


Why will no one take my dollars?!

WILLING TO BUY!

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