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The Way MORPG (Brainstorming!)

Postby saturnineherbivore » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:57 pm

Hey all,

Super quick introduction. I'm sort of a lurker, and I (-shock-) love Crestfallen Studios and The Way.

That aside, I'm interested in making an online game inspired by The Way -- don't stop reading please! Now, I'm not sure what this community's (or what's left of it) opinion is about this kind of stuff (although I have a vague idea...), but I'm hoping this will generate some interest.

I don't really want to bother Lun or whoever about this as I'm guessing they have plenty enough on their minds and are, by this point, somewhat sick of The Way and all. I'm assuming they don't mind such projects, as long as they are non-profit (which of course, this will be).

So. First things first. How? Well, I am a decent programmer and I have a good understanding of what it takes to develop online games. BYOND.com, of which I am a longstanding member, has a wonderful software suite very suitable for online game development, that I am already experienced with. I'll probably go with that -- or maybe I'll be more professional and develop my own client. In any case, it's quite doable.

That said, I'm here to get some ideas for the project. It'll be an RPG, but that's all I've decided yet. I want it to be true to The Way setting, but us fans actually know very little about it at all. From what I remember, the games are full of red herrings and unconcluded subplots. I actually haven't played the games since 08 or so, so there are quite a few things I don't remember as well. I would love if someone could write me a quick refresher.

I'm hoping some of you would be interested in this. As this place is quite dead, I'm not really expecting much of a response, but I'll be sure to check if someone responded periodically. And if I end up going through with it, I'll be sure to keep you updated.

So what should this project entail in general? How would it play out?
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Re: The Way MORPG (Brainstorming!)

Postby tridon777 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:34 pm

First off this should have been put under the "Scratch Wall" or "Gaming" sections not under Estrana. Im not a admin/mod so I would just create a new topic under either section. Sounds cool though you should create a demo at least to get people excited/interested.
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Re: The Way MORPG (Brainstorming!)

Postby EmperorJeramyu » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:46 pm

It's way-related, so this is the right forum.

And yes, this place is utterly dead. Don't expect much of a response.
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Re: The Way MORPG (Brainstorming!)

Postby PsychicK » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:03 pm

There are some zombies left though.
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Re: The Way MORPG (Brainstorming!)

Postby saturnineherbivore » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:11 pm

Ma nishma, zombie?

Three posts in a day means there's some life to this place yet. ;-)

Regarding a demo: I would love creating one but you need a concept first, right? So help me think of something!
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Re: The Way MORPG (Brainstorming!)

Postby Alundaio » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:27 pm

I've actually worked on an Online Plunge game and the beginings of what could have been an MMOrpg previous to that...but Everyone dissapeared nor was anyone willing to help me. Strange EVERY time I look back at this forum every year or so somebody brings up wanting to make an MMORPG or Online Plunge game. It's sad, really, how bad it was wanted. (Btw this is my first time back in probably 2 years maybe...)

Yeah don't bother Lun, Last time I asked he said he didn't care as long as you didn't profit or claim the ideas as your own.

From my experience of working alone, you really need alot of free time and patience to get somthing done. Do not take on an MMORPG by yourself. It's project suicide. Even if you have using software that makes all the networking easy to code. If there was alot of intrest I would probably help you as it was somthing I always wanted to accomplish. But I really havn't programmed in anything for a couple years. I learned C++ in college along with other various scripting languages. Atleast I still have my Big Book of C++...so it shouldn't be too hard to re-learn.
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Re: The Way MORPG (Brainstorming!)

Postby saturnineherbivore » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:14 pm

Hey Alundaio,

Thank you for your response. I am aware this project may not generate much interest, but I don't really care as I'm doing it for myself. :)

I don't require any help with the technical things, but if you (or anyone else) desires to help me with the brainstorming, it would be highly appreciated.

It is important to note that I plan on making a MORPG, and not a MMORPG. I don't have the time to work on (and let alone maintain) a game capable of handling a "massive" amount of players, nor do I think a game based on The Way would be so popular.

It's been a while since I posted this and I have made some progress. Unfortunately, I am kind of in a hurry at the moment, so the actual progress report will have to wait.

BTW, if someone would like to contact me but does not want to post in the forums, my email is duapooz3 [at] gmail [dot] com. You are welcome to send me mail, and I'll be sure to respond when I see it!

TTYL!
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Re: The Way MORPG (Brainstorming!)

Postby saturnineherbivore » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:24 pm

Just a quick update, if anyone's following this: the networking component for the game is nearly finished, and I will soon begin fleshing out some of the game elements. I don't really have anything tangible to show at this point (my progress was mainly technical), but stay tuned for more updates in the future.
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Re: The Way MORPG (Brainstorming!)

Postby tridon777 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:07 am

Sweet. Too bad you are not using JAVA otherwise I could help you out. :(
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