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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 8:05AM DemonXaphan said

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you really need to stop posting these old cartoons from my childhood past, i starting to remind myself of how old i am. Ok if i had to go back to one it would be Lineage.

Posted: Mar 16th 2012 12:40PM ntellect said

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@DemonXaphan
I was just about to respond the same. Few weeks back I saw Transformers, and now GI Joe. Back to topic, would be nice to see some of these properties turned into "true" MMOs as opposed to quick money grabs.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 8:14AM Balraw said

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I would pay good money for a full on wild west themed mmo. So many possibilities from being a gun slinger, gambler, American Indian , us army, frontiers (wo)man, lawmen or outlaw, gold rush settlers and much much more.

My feeling would be that is would work best as a sandbox of some description though not necessarily full on pvp. Will probably never happen but its nice to dream :)

Posted: Mar 16th 2012 8:31AM (Unverified) said

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@Balraw
I'll +1 for a wild west sandbox. Think of going to somewhere random out west and setting up your own little saloon and watching a town take shape around it. Gunslingers dueling it out in the streets. I'm thinking part Maverick with the gambling and The Quick and the Dead with the dueling contests.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 8:48AM mysecretid said

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@Balraw

My friends and I have often wondered why a Wild West MMORPG hasn't happened yet. The genre seems to offer a lot of the familiar elements gamers like in their MMORPGs, all wrapped up in something which isn't the same-old, same-old.

There used to be a belief that "nobody cares about Wild West stories today", but Red Dead Redemption kinda put the spike to /that/ idea, didn't it? :-)
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 9:14AM JadoCast said

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@Balraw Red Dead MMO?
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 10:08AM Leandra said

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@Balraw

Agreed, I would totally be into a Wild West MMO! There was a tabletop game I played a long time ago called Deadlands that combined the Wild West with horror and a tiny bit of steampunk. That would be my personal favorite flavor of Wild West MMO -- but anything set in that era would be pretty cool, really.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 11:23AM bobasweat said

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@Balraw

I would LOVE to see a wild west sand box
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 11:59AM Wolf of Thorns said

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@Balraw

Frack yes. Wild West Sandbox pls.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 12:05PM Saker said

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@Balraw Agree! Give me DeadWood online!
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 8:28AM Bramen said

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A Red Dead Redemption MMO.

Steampunk mmo too!

Posted: Mar 16th 2012 8:40AM Cyclone Jack said

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The two I would really love to see would be a wild west and steampunk. For wild west, I would take Red Dead Redemption as a base and build off of it. More professions (like Balraw stated above: Indian, army, outlaw, settler, etc), more crafting, make it very sandboxy. For steampunk, I want an MMO based on the world in Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, not the stuff we have been seeing lately which is just fantasy with some gears thrown in some buildings. Two honorable mentions would be something based on Outcast (the old PC game, not to be confused with Outpost) and Planescape.

Posted: Mar 16th 2012 8:40AM Ken from Chicago said

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Western MMO

Space western MMO

Steampunk space western MMO

Or, this may sound radical, but stick with me, Shawn:
A futuristic post-alien-conquered-Earth where the remnants of humanity has tapped into unknown latent superhuman abilities, scavenged and reverse-engineered advanced alien technology to create a stargate to flee to a planet all their own--only to be followed by their alien invaders. So in desperation they advance cloning technology to build up human defenses, and where there is a need in one professional branch, a clone can be created to specialize in that branch. Between advanced human tech, advanced alien tech, advanced latent superhuman powers, and of course cloning, I think that could be a interesting and fun MMO.

Or maybe it's too radical and I should just clean the slate.

Posted: Mar 16th 2012 8:59AM Azrielen said

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@Ken from Chicago

All of this. Yes.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 9:10AM Ken from Chicago said

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@Ken from Chicago Oops, I forgot to mention factions on that last option, cuz otherwise you might think I was suggesting a simplistic 2-sided human vs alien factions. Nope.

Terrans--

They tend to only trust human tech. There gear is big, slow, tough, solid and reliable. They, as a group, are also seeking away to retake Earth of Olde.

Alphans--

They argue humans must tap into their latent superhuman psionic abilities to reach their potential. They are fast, stealthy, can strike very hard, great at recon and support but they are also relatively the most fragile. Carrying too much armor and electronics is a greater mental strain on them. They, as a group, believe in survival, but think concerns of land, of retaking Olde Earth are trivial at best, dangerous at worst.

Deltans--

They believe humanity must adapt or die. They see the advanced alien technology as key to humanity's growth and are the first to scavenge, claim, use, adapt and reverse-engineer alien technology for their own. They travel average speed, but their armor and weapons are lighter and more powerful than standard human tech--but also less reliable. As a group, they want to stay on New Earth and secure from the alien invaders that are en route--the long way around since the stargate was destroyed.

Omegans--

They believe it's humanity destiny to adapt and conquer, that the alien conquest of Earth was a massive boon to humanity, unleashing human's latent super-abilities, bootstrapping alien technological progress for their own--as well as provided alien genetic material for gengineering.

They move at random speed, and what they lack in defense they compensate in offense or vice versa. With any Omega group you're never sure what to expect.

As a group and to a person, the Omegans want it all--it's only a matter of time. They want Old Earth, New Earth, and all planets in between and around. They like and use all tech, human and alien, so much they willing to bionically enhance their own bodies with cybernetic replacements--and to do the same with spliced genetic alien material. They are the creepy faction of the lot, jacks of trades, master of them all--just very very very slowly mastering them all.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 10:30AM Joaquin Crowe said

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@Ken from Chicago I seem to have played that game before...

(Tabula Rasa)
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 12:46PM Utakata said

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@Ken from Chicago

Trigun MMO vs Firefly MMO....

...let the battle begin.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 4:23PM Ken from Chicago said

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@Utakata that's no battle. Firefly MMO fer sure.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 11:47PM Utakata said

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@Ken from Chicago

*Bites tounge*
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Posted: Mar 16th 2012 8:40AM Damn Dirty Ape said

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Actually looking at the recent info on Assassin's Creed III I was kind of thinking a 'historical fantasy' type MMO would be a lot of fun. Something based during the colonization of America, or later during the Revolutionary War.

Loads of factions, dangers, and uncharted wilderness to explore. The sandbox potential is also limitless (build a farmstead, start a new business in a frontier town, etc).

Funny thing the one time I tried an Assassin's Creed game I really disliked it, but I think I'm sold on AC III just on the graphics and setting alone.

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