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PoE-saga MMORPG? Please?

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Hello everybody,

 

 

I respect and understand the decision to make PoE a single-player formatted title...

 

 

But what about an MMORPG of the same style game? Say something similar to EVE or WoW at $15/month to enjoy years of the PoE universe. I know several players already that play MMO's and are already enjoying the beta of a soon-to-release Wildstar. They were huge IWD and BG fans and I'm sure if they had a choice of something like this, they'd bite.

 

 

 

Just a penny for your thoughts.



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They are helping with one MMO and making another one. Keep Pillars of Eternity SP focused.
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There's a billion boring MMORPG's out there. We don't need more of those, we need more quality SP CRPGs.


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Video games take time to make.

MMOs even more-so. MMOs require constant money-funneling for servers and gameplay changes. The infastructure for an MMO is vastly bigger than that of a SP game.

They already are making one and half-making another.

They have a full plate already with Armored Warfare, Skyforge(?), the PoE expansion, possible South Park DLC, and this unannounced title possibly to be announced at E3. 

 

They only have 180 people working there.



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Not to be rude or anything, but...

 

A MMORPG of recent years is to a SP CRPG of good old IE-standards like a cool dude that surprise everyone with a shave after all those years:

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Edited by IndiraLightfoot, 22 May 2014 - 10:23 PM.

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"There's a billion boring MMORPG's out there. We don't need more of those, we need more quality SP CRPGs."

 

There's a billion boring  SP CRPGs out there. We don't need more of those, we need more quality MMORPG's.


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"There's a billion boring MMORPG's out there. We don't need more of those, we need more quality SP CRPGs."

 

There's a billion boring  SP CRPGs out there. We don't need more of those, we need more quality MMORPG's.

No.

 

r00fles!


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A MMORPG of recent years is to a SP CRPG of good old IE-standards like a cool dude that surprise everyone with a shave after all those years:

So all old RPGs are just as shallow, empty and trivial as the new ones, and their richness and depth was just a shallow facade?
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How would you make a real-time with pause MMO anyway?

 

What happens if a player pauses the game and then just leaves? Is the entire server stuck?


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I guess you could instance each combat encounter, like they do with conversations in most MMO's.  



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I guess you'll just have to do it using the honour system. Call time outs when you need to change something. :D

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There's a billion boring  SP CRPGs out there. We don't need more of those, we need more quality MMORPG's.

No there isn't. There's hardly one from the past two years. And MMORPG's are boring per definition as ninety percent of the players only wants to "hunt", five percent wants to cyber and for the rest it is just to steep an uphill climb to even attempt to roleplay.



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No, just no...

 

OE already made themselves a laughing stock by working on not one, but 2 useless MMO's already... do you want them to be the MMO-factory of mediocrity?



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The World of Darkness MMO sounded kinda interesting, before it got shelved...But an MMO certainly isn't anything I would want Obsidian to work on.. 



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"No there isn't. There's hardly one from the past two years. And MMORPG's are boring per definition as ninety percent of the players only wants to "hunt", five percent wants to cyber and for the rest it is just to steep an uphill climb to even attempt to roleplay."
 

\CRPGs - SP or otherwise- is fake role-playing and nothing like pnp. MMORPGs are no differen for the most part.

 

NWN is the game that came the closest to true RPing.



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Volourn: Indeed. Nothing beats NWN as far as RPGing on computers go.

 

 

 

A MMORPG of recent years is to a SP CRPG of good old IE-standards like a cool dude that surprise everyone with a shave after all those years:

So all old RPGs are just as shallow, empty and trivial as the new ones, and their richness and depth was just a shallow facade?

 

You certainly got me there! :w00t:

Well, perhaps one can argue that inside that head it's always just code, scripts and ones and zeros, so it's empty anyway. Computer games are all about that cool façade, but in the case of good old CRPGs that façade wasn't shallow, but very deep and intricate, whereas in most MMORPGs, it's just smooth like baby cheeks.



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i would not say no to an mmo in the world of PE, but that is something to be left for later... much later.

and in case they do make one, it should be something a bit different than the usual wow clones or grindy copy paste korean mmos... otherwise they should expect a mob with pitchforks and torches ouside their offices


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OE already made themselves a laughing stock by working on not one, but 2 useless MMO's already... 

From who?


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I echo Bryy. What's this 'laughing stock' nonsense? That comment makes absolutely no sense.


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Sure, a few people find it weird. I myself find it strange. But it makes sense for the progression of a company, and this has not made them an outcast of the industry.


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