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  • Man, some people will pay for anything
  • The only video game with Jane Austen in it I want to see is Saint's Row V.
  • I heard it was the cheaters running around in T-72's that really ruined it for everybody:
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  • "Shut down" implies incorrectly that it was ever launched.

    It didn't make it out of development, subby.

    Which... I mean, yeah, that sounds hard to the point of impossible from a game design perspective.  As a general RPG, sure, you can do that with a buttload of writing work, but coming up with MMO-compatible mechanics for what they're describing is a task that sorta makes it clear this was always investor bait and never intended to actually be made.
  • Charles Bukowski or Hunter S. Thompson-set MMO

    That already exists.  It's called "Second Life".  Great example of "the weird get pro".
  • And here I was hoping it had been deplatformed for excessive and uncontrolled posting of rape and death threats against public individuals.
  • you misspelled 'an'  and 'Austen'  you big dummy
  • This is sad news indeed, for that MMO and I were to be married in the spring. Whilst his family was not as, shall we say, "well-appointed" as my own, our love was true.  Now, I feel I shall be forced to marry Lord Deux Ex's misshapen nephew Cyberpunk 2077, and it shall be a loveless marriage to say the least. I dread the rest of my life, and mourn every morsel of education I was able to glean from my governess, for now I shall only be able to appreciate my misery all the more.

    The only comfort comes from the faint and withered hope that perhaps I shall be able to sneak to the stables every fortnight for a dalliance with the stableboy Animal Crossing.
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    The women of Legends of Tomorrow are most disappointed
  • Biledriver: I heard it was the cheaters running around in T-72's that really ruined it for everybody:
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    Well, supper was ready.
  • Just make it a MMO of Pride and prejudice and zombies.  Problem solved.
  • Jim_Callahan: "Shut down" implies incorrectly that it was ever launched.

    It didn't make it out of development, subby.

    Which... I mean, yeah, that sounds hard to the point of impossible from a game design perspective.  As a general RPG, sure, you can do that with a buttload of writing work, but coming up with MMO-compatible mechanics for what they're describing is a task that sorta makes it clear this was always investor bait and never intended to actually be made.


    The Fallen London series seems to have done a decent enough job.
  • Charles Bukowski mmo is called Fark when Drew chips in for a handle of Kentucky Deluxe for the admins.
  • LowbrowDeluxe: Jim_Callahan: "Shut down" implies incorrectly that it was ever launched.

    It didn't make it out of development, subby.

    Which... I mean, yeah, that sounds hard to the point of impossible from a game design perspective.  As a general RPG, sure, you can do that with a buttload of writing work, but coming up with MMO-compatible mechanics for what they're describing is a task that sorta makes it clear this was always investor bait and never intended to actually be made.

    The Fallen London series seems to have done a decent enough job.

    Fallen London [is] a free-to-play text-based browser game...


    Not exactly am MMO. Wildly different mechanics in a text based game than an MMO.
  • It wasn't for me, but I honestly enjoyed knowing that the game existed.
  • FrancoFile: Charles Bukowski or Hunter S. Thompson-set MMO

    That already exists.  It's called "Second Life".  Great example of "the weird get pro".


    What about if you added William S Burroughs?
  • dionysusaur: FrancoFile: Charles Bukowski or Hunter S. Thompson-set MMO

    That already exists.  It's called "Second Life".  Great example of "the weird get pro".

    What about if you added William S Burroughs?


    Pretty sure they already have giant insects.
  • Quantumbunny: LowbrowDeluxe: Jim_Callahan: "Shut down" implies incorrectly that it was ever launched.

    It didn't make it out of development, subby.

    Which... I mean, yeah, that sounds hard to the point of impossible from a game design perspective.  As a general RPG, sure, you can do that with a buttload of writing work, but coming up with MMO-compatible mechanics for what they're describing is a task that sorta makes it clear this was always investor bait and never intended to actually be made.

    The Fallen London series seems to have done a decent enough job.

    Fallen London [is] a free-to-play text-based browser game...

    Not exactly am MMO. Wildly different mechanics in a text based game than an MMO.


    True, true, but I think it shows that the general concept/genre has merit.
  • I hear Fallout 76 will be having moddable private servers so there is now a chance for there to be an Austen MMO set in the post-apocalypse.

    "Oh Mister Darcy, our families will not approve of us marrying until we clear out Father Kilmeade's farm of those radioactive geckos."
  • I remember watching a trailer for this. I'm not one to judge others for their recreational choices, but it just strikes me as very weird. I know there's LARPers that do something similar in a Downton Abbey style setting, taking on the roles of either the elite or the servants. Weird, but whatever floats your boat.
  • Herr Morgenstern: I remember watching a trailer for this. I'm not one to judge others for their recreational choices, but it just strikes me as very weird. I know there's LARPers that do something similar in a Downton Abbey style setting, taking on the roles of either the elite or the servants. Weird, but whatever floats your boat.



    All drama depends on conflict.

    Man vs. Orc is obvious, and has a clear winner and loser.  Debutante vs. Spinster Aunt is more subtle, and may not ever end.

    But the best D&D campaigns, and a lot of dramatic literature, involves building conflict over time - you may score points on your enemy today, but he escapes to fight again.  cf Major League Baseball, Hamlet's uncle, Darth Vader, Morgoth, Sauron, et al.
  • I would play if Edmund Blackadder was a character
  • FrancoFile: Herr Morgenstern: I remember watching a trailer for this. I'm not one to judge others for their recreational choices, but it just strikes me as very weird. I know there's LARPers that do something similar in a Downton Abbey style setting, taking on the roles of either the elite or the servants. Weird, but whatever floats your boat.


    All drama depends on conflict.

    Man vs. Orc is obvious, and has a clear winner and loser.  Debutante vs. Spinster Aunt is more subtle, and may not ever end.

    But the best D&D campaigns, and a lot of dramatic literature, involves building conflict over time - you may score points on your enemy today, but he escapes to fight again.  cf Major League Baseball, Hamlet's uncle, Darth Vader, Morgoth, Sauron, et al.


    I think that's what appealed to me about larping Vampire: The Masquerade. Political backstabbing and ladder climbing in a dark setting with "sexy" vampires. I know, I know, I'm one of thosepeople.

    Yeah, come to think about it, this might be why I don't judge others about this kind of thing...
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