From: kansas city kansas USA
|I messed up ... the post shoulda been titled XMMORPG
Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus.
I cant yet consider myself a fullfledged programmer (though ive studdied and love C+ at Devry), but this post is just a question.
Out of all games that ive ever played my favorites have alwasy been those that are online. I mean hey.. fun only goes so far when your playing against AI. There are no other games that compare to the fun and adventure of MMORPG's.
My question is "WHERE ARE THE CHRISTIAN ONES"?.
Are there none out yet.
There are many secular ones out that are kind of cool, but i have more of a desire to be amongst my spiritual family.
I mean hey... we got:
to name a just a few.
These games are the BEST (i think) to play online. And this new upcomming game Shadowbane (http://shadowbane.com) will change the way that MMORPG's are played.
Are there "ANY" christian coders or game designers working on a Xtian MMORPG?
I myself have NO idea where to even start with creating a game. But i do have basic skills in 3d Studio Max, Bryce, & Poser, Im a good pencil artist and dreamer , that would be very willing to help with the creation of a XMMORPG.
Either hit me back up here on the post or email me at
[This message has been edited by CEMRATH (edited March 06, 2002).]
From: Palatine, IL, USA
|Your right man,
MMORPG are cool, the best will be Star Wars: Galixies.
I am allready addicted to it and it hasn't come out yet.
I think I might quit my job to play it full time. And
there would still be the 12 year olds beating me. Life's
not fair. I would like to encourage you in your quest to
make a game. I don't know how you could work PKing into
a Christian game "Lets pray before I murder you then steal
all your stuf". Maybe if it was just robots or something...
Love in Christ
From: The Blissful State Of Me?
|I think you would get into to many religuse argments if you did such a game. Thats why I dropped the idea. Then you gatta think about fonding such an idea. Good luck getting the cash for a server alone if your in the fix that most people are in. Anyways then people come to the think small bit too. I did that and it wasnt worth it. I have a full set for a Tetris game and a programer told me it was the biggist Tetris game that he has ever seen. Anyways to stick to what you were asking. There are Christians inside of all sortsa RPG games and others. Diablo even has Christians in it that minnister to others who are lost. I resently quit playing black & white thow. Found out that I could sacrifice babies in the game and thats enough for me to delete it. Diablo two is way cleaner if you ask me.
Anyways if you are looking at working on a project there are some people here trying. Including myself but im probably a pain in the kneck to work with and very demanding for excelence and qulity. In short im a head ake.
From: Port Angeles, WA, USA
|to make such a game would require a huge resources and
dedication, and also without a company structure making even a simple game requires discipline , which is hard
i think a game like that could work..
However to make such a game would require thousands of man hours, with different christians working togeather on it..
From: Lockport, NY
|I think it's quite doable to make a MMORPG. sveral things could hinder it tho.
1. Server: they are kind of expensive, and you need a very good one, with fast conection, otherwise there will be lag. Expect to be paying alot a month: even if you own the server, you need to pay for the lines.
2. MMORPGs have trouble in the area of PVP. A different system would have to be created, so that players wouldn't kill each other. I have always liked the UO arena idea.
3. About man hours: i think initially, there is LESS time put into a MMORPG verses a SP rpg. the reason for this is you don't have to animate a whole storyline, just initial introductions to the world and groups, and modeling everything in the game, and the game systems. thats alot less then making a story. but where the time is made up is that you have to do continual maintenance on the servers: you goota make sure it works, and you need to give players new things to do ocassionally, as well as the general events (see point 4). Also, you need admins on all the time to answer questions, or fix bugged items, ect. so at least 2 people will have to do that all the time.
4. the biggest hurtle to me is this simple truth: Storyline in MMORPGS is hard to do. The simple idea of many people liveing out virtual lives makes for an ongoing story, always developing, and therefore hard to have a story from the outset. What if someone joins in half way through? Here are some possible solutions:
Forgot to mention what kind of groups (the ideas in my head you see, i forget to mention things cause there obvious to me). The groups could consist of:
Thats my opinion. I think its quite doable, if you can come up with a good storyline. I am makeing a futuristic RPG right now (along with the Mideval RPG i'm doing with Angel & others), and am still deciding on wether to make it MMORPG. If i did, it would be very complex, because of the various combats i intend to have in the game. Not to give much away, i intend to have at least 3 very different forms of combat, and in massivly varied environments. Also making a massive data network... Well, like i said, still deciding. Still am working on exact factions and power groups for my worlds, but have alot of ideas on the game systems end (making the scripts, if not in code, in a code-friendly way)
All told, it's doable, but you'll need plently of capital to start the thing, and it will be an ongoing thing once its started: you'll have to garenty your server for a few years at least. so it something to consider well before it's begun.
God bless you guys, and may he give us all wisdom and ideas
From: Utah, USA (non-Mormon)
|Hey, Cemrath I'm making a Christian MMORPG which is also to be played offline as well. I know its gonna be very hard but I have the dedication and endurance to do it! And nobody, I mean nobody, is gonna stop me! Whooyeah! So if you'd like to help me Cemrath drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org !
From: Marietta, GA
|You make happen what you believe. If God has called you to make a MMORPG make it and don't EVER give up.
I feel I've been called to make a game. I guess it would be a RPG but I was thinking more along Action lines. Anyways its a big task as a lone person but it is possible. Very possible.
|Here's a Christian MMORPG in the planning that I ran accross. Looks pretty old though (1999)...
BTW, welcome to the boards Jeremy & Cemrath!