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  AlBQuirky

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OP  4/22/14 8:11:13 PM#1

"Traveller" used to be a tabletop Pen and Paper RPG. I had some great fun with my high school buddies when we played that. I am not saying make an MMO exactly like Traveller (this spelling messed me up for years afterwards!), but rather the idea of crewing a ship and having commerce be the main point of the game. Anyone familiar with this old classic Space Sim RPG?

Basically, you created a character that went through one of your home world's military careers to start out. After some years (determined by the player), where you gained experience and skills, you mustered out. You started the game with some skills and not a nOOb.

You could be a Scout, an Engineering Tech, a Medical Tech or Doctor, a Navigator, Security Specialist, and all other aspects of spaceship crewing. Traveller had technology trees that could be rolled for, when one's skill got high enough. Medical Officers could even discover "immortality", or at least, slow down the aging process.

I always chuckled during character creation. Character Stats were rolled randomly. If you didn't like your rolls, you joined "The Scouts", who had the worst survivability.

It could be set-up with players being the crew members, or NPCs, which you get to control. Players being the crewmembers would be tougher, but could add a good RPG aspect to it, trying to get hired onto a ship after mustering out of the service. That could also backfire and possibly add "inefficient gameplay", but add the realism of trying to get hired on to a ship. NPC crewmembers could add alts without having to roll up new characters :)

- Be a merchant ship that buys goods in one sector or planet and sell them in another sector/planet for profit.

- Be a mercenary and hire out to the highest bidder.

- Be part of a planetary defense force.

- Hire out your ship and be a planetary explorer.

- Hire out your ship and seek out raw materials on unexplored planets.

- Be an asteroid miner.

- Build your own ships.

- Make improvements on your own ship.

- Be a technology leader in your field of study.

I realize that EVE has many of these features, but definitely not the same "feel" as Traveller had. I also realize that this idea may lose some of the fun like D&D did without a DM.

Maybe not a good idea for an MMO, today? Thoughts?

PS: Why is 3D movement so much more fun than 2D movement?

- Al

Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
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  Hokie

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4/22/14 8:36:14 PM#2

I kind of reminds me of Star Frontiers.

Which was was my 2nd game to go to back in the day besides AD&D.

 

If I remember correctly Start Frontiers (and then Star Drive) was a better "realized" sci-fi game than Traveller. But I'd totally be okay with a combination of the two / three of those games.

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  Torvaldr

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4/22/14 8:38:29 PM#3

This was one of my all time favorite pnp games. I still have all my old books from the 80's and 90's. I remember playing by myself even when I moved away from the friends I had that played. It was the kind of game you could spend hours creating and detailing worlds and smaller societies to fit within the main (Zhodani, Imperial, Terran, etc) empires, designing ships, and creating various npcs and characters.

I would love to play an mmo like this. I do agree that EVE has some elements, but the atmosphere doesn't feel the same. Traveller was about a lot more than just pvp and pvp resource control. It was about a lot more than ships too. Some of our campaigns never took place in deep space. Some were planetary, others took place within a few worlds or systems, while others spanned the entirety of known space. For me it was very much character centric. Not all characters could even afford a ship.

This game universe could hold every possible play style too. The possibilities of how you want to play and spend your time are nearly endless.

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  AlBQuirky

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OP  4/22/14 8:47:24 PM#4


Originally posted by Hokie
I kind of reminds me of Star Frontiers.

Which was was my 2nd game to go to back in the day besides AD&D.

If I remember correctly Start Frontiers (and then Star Drive) was a better "realized" sci-fi game than Traveller. But I'd totally be okay with a combination of the two / three of those games.



I never played Star Frontiers, but that sounds cool, too :)

Just having an open space simulator where adventures can happen would be a nifty idea,in my opinion :)

- Al

Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
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  AlBQuirky

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OP  4/22/14 8:52:04 PM#5


Originally posted by Torvaldr
This was one of my all time favorite pnp games. I still have all my old books from the 80's and 90's. I remember playing by myself even when I moved away from the friends I had that played. It was the kind of game you could spend hours creating and detailing worlds and smaller societies to fit within the main (Zhodani, Imperial, Terran, etc) empires, designing ships, and creating various npcs and characters.

I would love to play an mmo like this. I do agree that EVE has some elements, but the atmosphere doesn't feel the same. Traveller was about a lot more than just pvp and pvp resource control. It was about a lot more than ships too. Some of our campaigns never took place in deep space. Some were planetary, others took place within a few worlds or systems, while others spanned the entirety of known space. For me it was very much character centric. Not all characters could even afford a ship.

This game universe could hold every possible play style too. The possibilities of how you want to play and spend your time are nearly endless.



I always played a "Scotty" type Engineering Whiz character :)

I spent hundreds of hours with the book "Highguard" because it had ship design mechanics. Figuring out metric tonnage and fitting it into a ship's shape was awesome fun that I do not think I could do anymore without a total "re-learn" of the system :)

Yes, EVE lacks a lot of the activities that Traveller has/had. EVE, like you pointed out, is all about the ship. Traveller is/was all about the characters.

- Al

Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
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  Archlyte

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4/22/14 8:56:43 PM#6

Hell Yeah Traveller would be awesome.

The lore, giant space map.  Tech/law levels would make great mechanics.

The character generation system, it would be amazing. If I had the ability to make an MMO I would make Traveller.

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4/22/14 8:58:42 PM#7
Really? You think Star Frontiers was better than Traveller. Man I don't get that at all. SF was very watered down and generic. The races were pretty bad too. It's like comparing Spelljammer and World of Greyhawk.
  mrrshann618

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4/22/14 9:43:31 PM#8

They each had their own thing to it.

Played more SF than traveller/Mega Traveller 

SF was more to me like a knockoff of Star Trek, while Traveller was more gritty, then again could have just been GM.

I mostly played Shatterzone and Spacemaster.

 

Heck ANY Sci-fi where some sort of effort was put into it would be a nice change of pace from the glut of Fantasy games.

  Jacxolope

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4/22/14 10:02:55 PM#9

Damn...Had to log in to comment because this thread brought back memories.

Traveller, Star Frontiers, AD&D... Good stuff. Even the early days of the home computer when there was still "magic" in the new technology. Those were good days. =)

Not much more to add but- Hell yeah...

  Hokie

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4/22/14 10:19:16 PM#10

I guess I was lucky enough to play in a very well developed SF campaign, that combined Alpha Dawn (planetary) with Knight Hawks (starship).

Ours was very heavy based on the explorer/bounty hunter/freighter pilot/Sathar guerrilla warfare play-style.

Hmm, when I really think about it you could say our overall theme was a mercenary guns for hire play-style. Have to admit I do miss it.

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  crack_fox

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4/23/14 4:30:29 AM#11
I remember Traveller. I bought the ruleset but never got a campaign going. My group was always more into MERP/RM and AD&D. I also remember the Travellers strip in White Dwarf magazine, back when that mag didn't just cover GW's shit. 
  Phry

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4/23/14 4:43:40 AM#12
Traveller MMO would be awesome, would be good if it could be done, i still, even now have all the original Traveller rulesets and 'adventures' i would love to see a game that was based on the 'universe' of traveller, to be able to explore the spinward marches, visit the sword worlds, would be a lot of fun, if only.. besides, how many games out there are there where your character can die during creation
  Grouroux

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4/24/14 3:41:03 AM#13

It can be really cool, but how many players is needed to keep the gameplay fun ?

When you speak about exploring planet, it can be really big to explore, and really hard to find another player. And in space it's worse. To list features it's cool, but to make a mmo there is always a problem of population density.


Originally posted by AlBQuirky PS: Why is 3D movement so much more fun than 2D movement?
 

Is it a Troll ? :)

For me 2D movement are really more fun, and it can be ok for any kind of gameplay. It's also really easy to understand how you can move.

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  Gadareth

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4/24/14 3:45:35 AM#14

I loved traveller one of the few rpg games where your character could actually die during character creation !! If they did make a mmorpg on it I really hope they keep that aspect.

Seriously hardcore <grin> a mmorpg with the chance of permadeath in the creation screen !!

 

 

  Archlyte

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4/24/14 4:03:42 AM#15

I think a Traveller MMORPG would need to have procedurally generated planets, as the size of the known universe is vast, and having just 8-16 fleshed out planets would be awful. Better to not even do it if you can't get that Age of Sail feeling of wandering the universe and making credits hauling Fusion Power Units to remote outposts on worlds with thin atmospheres.

  AlBQuirky

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OP  4/24/14 4:10:55 PM#16


Originally posted by Grouroux
It can be really cool, but how many players is needed to keep the gameplay fun ?

When you speak about exploring planet, it can be really big to explore, and really hard to find another player. And in space it's worse. To list features it's cool, but to make a mmo there is always a problem of population density.


Originally posted by AlBQuirky PS: Why is 3D movement so much more fun than 2D movement?
 

Is it a Troll ? :)

For me 2D movement are really more fun, and it can be ok for any kind of gameplay. It's also really easy to understand how you can move.



The numbers could be a problem. Unfortunately, you can not "program" that into an MMO :)

I agree 2D movement is easier to grasp then 3D, but I had great fun flying in City of Heroes and steering my spaceship in Star Trek: Online. I guess that extra axis gives me a sense of more freedom. Well, that and I can feel like a bird :)

- Al

Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
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  AlBQuirky

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OP  4/24/14 4:13:49 PM#17


Originally posted by Archlyte
I think a Traveller MMORPG would need to have procedurally generated planets, as the size of the known universe is vast, and having just 8-16 fleshed out planets would be awful. Better to not even do it if you can't get that Age of Sail feeling of wandering the universe and making credits hauling Fusion Power Units to remote outposts on worlds with thin atmospheres.

That's a great idea, procedurally generating the worlds in space. The main worlds could be handcrafted, but the "discovery worlds" would do well with this :)

I also agree that without the "Age of Sail" aspect, the whole idea would flop :)

- Al

Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
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  nariusseldon

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4/24/14 6:25:11 PM#18
Originally posted by AlBQuirky

 


Originally posted by Archlyte
I think a Traveller MMORPG would need to have procedurally generated planets, as the size of the known universe is vast, and having just 8-16 fleshed out planets would be awful. Better to not even do it if you can't get that Age of Sail feeling of wandering the universe and making credits hauling Fusion Power Units to remote outposts on worlds with thin atmospheres.


That's a great idea, procedurally generating the worlds in space. The main worlds could be handcrafted, but the "discovery worlds" would do well with this :)

 

I also agree that without the "Age of Sail" aspect, the whole idea would flop :)

and they will probably all look generic and boring with nothing interesting to do on them.

I would much rather to have a RPG with well crafted levels, scripted stories, and good game mechanics.

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4/25/14 2:38:37 AM#19
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by AlBQuirky

 


Originally posted by Archlyte
I think a Traveller MMORPG would need to have procedurally generated planets, as the size of the known universe is vast, and having just 8-16 fleshed out planets would be awful. Better to not even do it if you can't get that Age of Sail feeling of wandering the universe and making credits hauling Fusion Power Units to remote outposts on worlds with thin atmospheres.


That's a great idea, procedurally generating the worlds in space. The main worlds could be handcrafted, but the "discovery worlds" would do well with this :)

 

I also agree that without the "Age of Sail" aspect, the whole idea would flop :)

and they will probably all look generic and boring with nothing interesting to do on them.

I would much rather to have a RPG with well crafted levels, scripted stories, and good game mechanics.

Yes because you are a cafeteria line MMO player. You hit the wrong thread bro, the spoon fed crowd wouldn't like this game in any form, it would have too much freedom and player-dependent content because It came from PnP. Wildstar should have everything you need, thread is that way --->

  Bladestrom

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4/25/14 2:53:39 AM#20
Maybe you should actually read/comprehend what he was saying archlyte, exploring a universe of a procedurally generated universe would be insipid and dull. You want to explore to find the exotic, locations that inspire etc. e.g. See Travelling in Eve.

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