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  jpowell26m

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OP  10/11/12 12:25:34 AM#1
Someone out there needs to get off their butts and develop and release a game based on frank herbert's dune series. With all the houses in the game and the variety of classes the game could really rock.
  Johnie-Marz

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10/11/12 12:26:45 AM#2
Dibs, I get to play the sandworm
  jpowell26m

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OP  10/11/12 12:27:48 AM#3

LOL gotta have the worms, thopters, carryalls, and crawlers

 

  Johnie-Marz

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10/11/12 12:40:16 AM#4

Dune might be an MMO that could have some RT strategy in it. A player, or a guild could build and maintain their own spice factory. The more money you made from it, the more defenses and spice processors you could buy.

 

Other guilds could capture or destroy your spice factory.

  Connmacart

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10/11/12 12:50:20 AM#5
Would be a boring world to play in if it was only Arrakis. As it is sand, sand and more sand.
  Avison

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Where is your god now?

10/11/12 12:53:15 AM#6

Terrible IP for an mmo. There just isn't anything you can do in a way that would be engaging to an mmo... and this is from an avid Dune fan.

Unless it was a spice snorting simulator.

  WereLlama

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10/11/12 8:52:29 AM#7

I would start it in the time period of the Scattering (maybe during the great famine after the death of the God Emperor) and make it cross between Eve and Starflight.

Cloaked ships spreading out into infinate worlds developing new technology.  Archaic power brokers attempting to keep control.  Everyone else... starving.

Could work, but its already making me hungry.

  Zorgo

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Who did wrong? The advertiser hired to sell the game or the consumer who put faith in advertising?

10/11/12 8:54:20 AM#8
Are you really ready for them to destroy yet another IP?
  dave6660

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10/11/12 8:59:41 AM#9
Originally posted by Connmacart
Would be a boring world to play in if it was only Arrakis. As it is sand, sand and more sand.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  In this case, make sand castles.

"Why so serious?"
-- The Joker

  Methos12

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Its better to be quiet and perceived as stupid, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

10/11/12 9:09:14 AM#10
I think Dune is one of those IPs that really don't translate well into video games unless it's just a retelling, let alone multiplayer games. It's about politics, ecology and a master plan to save the human race in the long run, neither of which really translate into good moment-to-moment gameplay. Hell, the fact we got good to great RTS games based on it is kind of miraculous if you ask me.

Nature without Technology is little more than animals running about.
Nature without Magic is without wonder or miracle.
.........
Magic without Technology is fantasy.
Magic without Nature is formless and useless.
.........
Technology without Nature is application without understanding.
Technology without Magic is repetitious and uninventive.

  LifeEnder

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10/11/12 9:09:23 AM#11
Id like to see a Highlander MMO .
  Pyuk

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10/11/12 9:13:07 AM#12
Originally posted by Avison

 

Unless it was a spice snorting simulator.

I'd buy that for a dollar.

I make spreadsheets at work - I don't want to make them for the games I play.

  Pyuk

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10/11/12 9:13:39 AM#13
Originally posted by LifeEnder
Id like to see a Highlander MMO .

Wouldn't be very profitable since there can be only one.

I make spreadsheets at work - I don't want to make them for the games I play.

  Beermangler

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10/11/12 9:22:44 AM#14

Why pick such a bland setting for an MMO when you could have gone... Hey! Riverworld!

/edit/

Philip José Farmer's Riverworld.

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  Danbacca

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10/11/12 9:37:14 AM#15
Originally posted by Avison

Terrible IP for an mmo. There just isn't anything you can do in a way that would be engaging to an mmo... and this is from an avid Dune fan.

Unless it was a spice snorting simulator.

Yet, somehow this works for Eve. A simple game with a lot of clicking. I tend to believe that Eve is derived from Dune as it revolves around endless mining and corporate / house espionage.

I would rather see an Mmorpg based on Firefly or the Old west though. Firefly being almost the best of both worlds.

 

  GeezerGamer

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10/11/12 9:38:40 AM#16
Originally posted by Avison

Terrible IP for an mmo. There just isn't anything you can do in a way that would be engaging to an mmo... and this is from an avid Dune fan.

Unless it was a spice snorting simulator.

I agree with this.

Dune will not translate into an MMO. Also, the whole concept of Dune revolves around a "Chosen One" How does that translate into the Chosen Million?

It's the sad state of the genre. The next big title has as many threads discussing issues with it's business model than issues with the game itself.

  fenistil

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10/11/12 10:59:47 AM#17

If it will be a good game I will play.  I like Dune IP.  If it will be another bad pointless 'fight fight fight' mmorpg I will pass.