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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 12:20PM Darkkhorse said

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Why are they working on a Fallout MMO, we want a Daggerfall - Skyrim MMO!!!

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 12:23PM Deliverator said

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@Darkkhorse
Heartily seconded!!
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 2:03PM Sorithal said

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@Darkkhorse

Bethesda would never create MMO versions of their games. It really wouldn't work well with how they do the Fallout/Elder Scrolls games.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 12:21PM Deliverator said

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Good news for Fallout fans I guess. I'd love to see a full blown Bethesda Sandbox MMO, but I hope it's not in the Fallout world if it happens. I know there are people really hoping for this, so no offense to them, but I wouldn't last long playing in infected brown sand near brown grass and trees under a brown sky. I didn't last long in Fallen Earth either - the coloring was just so depressing.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 12:37PM edgecrusherO0 said

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@Deliverator

Don't hate their color palette! They use some grays in there from time to time, just look at that picture!
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 2:21PM Braiks said

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@Deliverator To each his own I guess. I put so many time in Fallout 3, I'd definitely love to see an online version.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 3:21PM (Unverified) said

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@Deliverator

I don't mind Fallout. I have an issue with Skyrim. There's only so much White, Gray and Brown I can take.

Atleast in Oblivion there were multiple areas with different types of weather/conditions.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 4:58PM PaterFrog said

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@Deliverator There're at least five colors in that picture! Y u no happy?
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Posted: Jan 1st 2012 2:31AM Unshra said

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@Deliverator I think a Fallout MMO would do well

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If someone other then Masthead Studios was developing it, seriously I am not looking forward to whatever they might have planned. I suppose in the end it can't be wrose then Earthrise guess we will see.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 1:12PM BubleFett said

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Is possible that Bethesda will buy out the contract from Interplay and get what ever content assets Interplay has to continue the project under the Bethesda name. Or they will let Interplay continue with the development
With Bethesda having a 51% stake investment in Interplay stock.
Just guessing.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 1:27PM Kitanishi said

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@BubleFett

I can only hope the MMO stays in the hands of interplay.

As much as I DO NOT like the Interplay, I fear that Fallout mmo in bethesda's hands would turn out to be just more of the same Fallout 3, WHICH IS NOT FALLOUT.

If there ever was a fallout mmo, hopefully it is closer to wry sarcastic political and pop culture reference style used in Fallout and Fallout 2 than the stuff that was F3.

Not to mention that Bethesda's current track record with Skyrim says that their mmo would be outright boring and have a horrible interface...because gods help us, Skyrim's UI is horrid mess that stopped me from even going through halfway of the game....and I hear the ending is very anti-climatic.


*sigh* I miss old Bioware that created great games instead of EAware.
I miss old Interplay.
I miss old Bethesda that made Elder Scrolls:Morrowind....
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 1:40PM Eamil said

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@Kitanishi

Fallout was a heck of a lot less silly than Fallout 2 from what I remember.

Either way, I'd honestly prefer no MMO at all than a shoddy one, since once an MMO comes out based on Fallout it's probably the only one we're ever going to get, and I seriously doubt Interplay's ability to put out an MMO that doesn't turn out to be garbage.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 2:14PM Sorithal said

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@Kitanishi

Bethesda would honestly fail at creating a proper MMO if they used what they currently have been doing with their Elder Scrolls and Fallout games. Their worlds would have to be massive enough to fit thousands of players in, and there would -need- to be some more concrete form of progression if they wanted players to stick with the game. Not to mention their current combat methods would need to improve greatly as well to actually feel more fun.

I could see them creating a multiplayer method maybe, with like... up to four players working together, but that's about it. Bethesda probably won't ever bother with an MMO in general because of that, especially since they never yet made a multiplayer option in their current Elder Scrolls/Fallout games.

And a Fallout MMO from Interplay could be good, but if it fell into being too much akin to WoW then it could be a bad thing as well. Plus with MMOs you basically destroy the story aspect of the game (regardless of how badly Bioware claims story is important and such, the Old Republic era's lore is already borked with stuff like retconning Kotor 2's story), especially when every player out of the hundreds/thousands/millions are some unique special hero or such.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 8:55PM Fakeassname said

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@BubleFett

if this were anyone else in Interplay's state, besides interplay, your assessment would probably be spot on: bethsoft would dump a lump sum and walk with all the content or a majority stake in Interplay.

however this is the current Interplay we are talking about here and either of those are simply not possible: Interplay is funding the development of FOOL with an ass load of money that they borrowed from parties interested in getting a chunck of the money this MMO will generate over the course of years, not a pocket full of bethsoft cash. likewise there are multiple parties that have invested in Interplay's stocks for similar reasons and have no intention of handing over the keys to the potential long term gold mine of IPs that Interplay can / could .... -would- ... be able to utilize with the profits generated by FOOL.
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Posted: Dec 31st 2011 12:22PM jslim419 said

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@Kitanishi so you are saying you want a fallout MMO to be a failure then? gotcha. because that is all it can be in interplay's hands.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 2:02PM (Unverified) said

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The idea of a Fallout MMO is appealing to me. Especially if characters could be from different towns, factions and not just Vault Dwellers. Because well it would be cool to have a Super Mutant, a Tribal, a Ghoul and a Vault Dweller all traveling together again.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 2:55PM Janitor said

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Though it will never happen, why don't the two of them work on it together and put aside ego's? Regardless....I already think I'll prefer Fallen Earth anyway, something about that MMO I like.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 3:18PM Darkkhorse said

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Perhaps you've missed the point of the article. They are fighting over the IP to publish an MMO based on Fallout. Might want to check this out - http://www.fallout-on-line.com/

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 7:03PM FrostPaw said

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As I said before, Interplay are not making an mmo, they are just squatting on the rights until Bethesda offers them more money to roll over. No mmo in development for so many years, which has failed to even produce a single in game screenshot is actually being developed with any conviction or funding.

Posted: Dec 31st 2011 8:02AM demonlife said

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@FrostPaw

Yes. I've been saying all along Interplay, at this point, is 3 guys sitting in someone's garage in California pretending to develop an MMO while it sits in legal limbo, just waiting for the right amount of cash to hand it over to Bethesda.
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