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TerraX the MMO Dev Blog - Build... It... Better

TerraX is a new MMO in the initial stages of creation. Come with us and even get involved as we make a foot and half stack of spec's into an actual functioning game...

Author: alemap000

On your mark...

Posted by alemap000 Wednesday January 25 2012 at 9:01AM
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Welcome to the TerraX MMO Dev Blog.

After a few posts here and there on this mighty MMORPG site we've decided to buckle down and Start The Blog.   Yes, we know it's an obligation and a priviledge, it's a chore and a perk - but it's also what I would call community service. 

Ever built an MMO? 

I do not think that phrase means what you think it means...  Making an mmo is more about juggling cats and less about sitting around all night working out cool looking weapons for the tanks. 

It's difficult, stressfull, impossible and mandatory all at the same time.  It's dealing with investors, detractors, programmers, artists, and distant family members that wonder when you're going to either hire their new boyfriend (as a sales rep! cause he's just too cute and who wouldn't buy from him???) or stop wasting your time on that stupid game and get your doctorate like a proper adult.

But we're doing it.  We've got our concept, our overall game design, our 4 year budget (down to the frikken staplers), our investment data, our staffing requirements, and our foot and a half stack of specs.   We have endless enthusiasm, a willingness to raise funds for a GAME (snerk) and the ability to live off of coffee and meals we can create out of a half a pack of ramen noodles and pickles.

We have families.  We have regular jobs.  We have ... did I mention?... 1.5 feet of specs 2 years in the making that whisper to us endlessly about how wonderful it would be to actually play this game. 

Come with us.  Comment below and let us know you're in because this is huge and we can't do it without you urging us on, keeping us on course, and eventually joining the think tanks, focus groups, and testing protocols.

TerraX.  On your mark.. set... GO!



Nephaerius writes: Considering the launch of the MMO Terra in the near future you might want to re-think your name. Just my 2 cents. Wed Jan 25 2012 10:42AM Report
Lithuanian writes:

Well...I have some strange feelings. A pity I have not met this game before. Now it is on a lauch stage, so any new ideas won't be the best (re-write, re-balance everything?).

It is good that someone has a privilege to create a new MMORPG. A quality one, counting all mistakes of other games and maybe re-inventing something.

What I would want from a game? Mostly: free to play option that has only slight 'deviation' from p2p. Something like me favourite Istaria: if you f2p, you can be Human only and have no plot (and the plot does help a lot!). All other things are player-driven. No cash shops, like "look, this HeavyNon Shiny  Armor is not cool, our Super Skiny Medium Armor of Owning is very cool and it costs only 999.99 $".

Would I be in? Not sure. I'm so non-standard player (f2p and PvE) that possibly won't be your typical customer. Thoughts about game? Maybe - but I would have a dilemma about Istaria, it's like first love for me....

Wed Jan 25 2012 2:21PM Report
alemap000 writes:

Neph- TerraX is a working title only but thanks for thinking of the heads up!  Who knows what title it will actually wind up with when we're done with building it.

Lith- we're not at launch phase.  We're at design done on paper and now we actually have to build it phase so your input is welcome.

We're looking at 4 years to create this thing.  We have tons of specs for game content but our project right now is gathering a think tank for the game engine tech.  Just cause we have the content defined does not mean we have the game built - there's so much to create ... head spinning!

Wed Jan 25 2012 4:50PM Report writes:
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