Right, i have this idea, a cunning plan. Take final fantasy. Throw in Devil May Cry, mix together with world of warcraft and add a pinch of Diablo. A true dynamic 3rd person hack and slash combat mmo. Why does this not yet exsist?! Tera i think is pretty close to it, but it still demands the use of hotkeys and button pressed abilities, and still alot of them. I'm thinking more DMC or God of War.
Just imagine, a group of 5 people, the holy trinity in effect, tanks using aoe pulls and shields to smash enemies away, dps using javalins to pin them to the wall, crowd control, hacking slashing! Healer doing aoe style healing to the group, i'm sure there are tons of examples you could use to show off this kind of game play.
I'd imagine you could simply use a game pad for it rather than a keyboard and mouse, remove the hot bars completely and use a list of moves instead. Plus to keep people from getting confused between classes, just have the same input combinations for similar moves across the board. Maybe even have the game meorise your play style and if it thinks you've used a move often enough to know it by heart it'll steadily fade it off the screen, till you're left with a nice clear screen to slash away with. Ofc, you could go it bare straight off the bat and figure out the moves as you go.
But the main point is that you have a group of people tearing a bloody path through hordes of monsters. Litterally tons of them. a small group of players against an army of npcs ready to reap.
I've just recently played the new DMC, so this kind of gameplay is still quite active in my mind.
Think of the combinations you could have in the party if it were 5 well played characters who communicated with each other. Think of the possible hardmode style fights and bosses you'd need to take down using dynamic combat between different classes and styles (ranged/spell/melee etc).
I'm just throwing this out there too see if any one else had any views on something of this nature. Feel free to shoot it down, it's just an idea after all.
But I'm surprised this doesn't exsist already, or if it does and i'm blind and completely ignorant of it, could someone point me in it's direction?