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Last edited by SirRobin; 2012-04-06 at 08:08 PM.
Would love it if it was a MMOFPS, I loved playing Outlaws ( hello early 90's ), the first successfull MMOFPS still has to arrive though so might be asking too much. I hate getting older and losing skills, by the time I'm 50 the games out will be a whole new level of awesomeness.
I recall pondering before that the "real" reason we never got a PC version of RDR was that Rockstar was tinkering with maybe making an MMORPG version of it.
I'm still waiting for a horror MMO. Something with Resident Evil or Silent Hill elements. Definitely a lot of zombies around (slow ones) but having other monsters or demonic things around would be okay too. But I'd want the MMO to feel immersive like SWTOR. WoW leveling wasn't immersive enough to make use of the zones that could've been scary.
I'm just sick and tired of MMOs. Seriously.
The night is dark and full of terrors...
Well the Wizards101 dev just announced that they're going to be doing Pirates101, soooo maybe Cowboys101 will be after that haha
Of course you can make a Western MMO. From what I've read of the posts here, people only seem to see a western as "Cowboys and Outlaws/Indians". You know that in "The Wild West" there were also Gold/Oil prospectors, Think of the character in "There Will Be Blood". There would also be the Edisons, Fords and Watts as industrialists to model on.
You could make a perfect sandbox MMO in the wild west, with inventors, ranchers, industrialists, outlaws, sheriffs & prospectors. Model it on EVE Online, with safer parts of the country around the major cities, and then have the wildlands where security is lower, but opportunity is higher. You could have a Huge world to use/explore and fight over. You form a posse or build a homstead, staging post, village with research, industry, mining/ranching and transport your wares to market (trying to avoid or fight outlaws/bandits)
The model EVE uses is absolutely perfect for a Western (especially steampunk) MMO.
BRB while I patent this.
there was one in development once, but it caused Telegraphers Finger in too many of the early testers.
Last edited by greech; 2012-04-27 at 09:07 AM.
I really like Western theme, but i just don't think it would be a good idea for an MMO. Sure people like Gunslinger type of characters, but there's only of handful people that really do for a long run. You have to understand, that with limited characters to only be that way, it just wouldn't live for long. Just look at Star Wars, well, I don't play it anymore, but not many people were that type of class there, while I played. Was the same in Warhammer, not many people were Witch Hunters.
Characters like that can be very limited, thus boring. They should make a Steam Punk MMO, I think that would attract more people, of course, they would need to tweak it a bit to bring more melee classes and stuff. But like many people have said, Fantasy is the best option, since you can fit pretty much everything in it. Star Wars tried that with their melee classes etc., but still wasn't that good. Still, Fantasy MMOs can have so much more. Technology and all the awesome miniguns and whatnot, is kinda not on par with what Fanatsy brings. And alot of people that play MMOs usually like melee characters and it's hard to have good melee classes, if the world is just full of guns.
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And the best Western-type game, I ever played was Desperados! Man I loved that game! Also, Commandos! <3
Western video games in general have always been super niche. You could probably count all the worthwhile ones with your fingers. Not even after Read Ded Redemption has there been a surge in western-themed games.
Cowboys Vs. Aliens MMO - sure.
Cowboys would be like Alliance, Aliens like the Horde
I'd buy that for a dollar.
> each character starts out as a farm hand. What you decide to do decides what side of the law they are on. Some side missions you could run into not knowing who is on what side. If you choose to help one side. You might end up helping the Outlaw and end up on the bad side of the law with that town. Doing good deeds would slowly regain your rep.
> The main part of the game wouldnt be cross relmed for anything. The only way to know what side other players are on is by seeing their name on a wanted poster or reading about them doing good deeds. There would be no marker marking them as your enemy. So you would have to learn what names are good and what names are bad.
> Players join in a outlaw gang or a group of lawmen.
>Open PvP would be Lawmen and bounty hunters vs the outlaws. Outlaws robbing trains with other players on them. Outlaws robbing banks and other players trying to stop them.
>Outlaw players would have wanted posters of them in towns that they have done something in. The more the have done, the more money another player would get for hunting them down.
>The world would be huge taking at least a hour of real time(if not even longer) to cross by horse.