So, after binge watching the "A Certain" anime series recently, I thought would an mmo set up like that world work in any way?
For those that haven't seen it, the "A Certain" is mostly about the paranormal activities in a gigantic science facility in the guise of a mega city for students (LOTS of schools, and something like 80% of the population are still in school), which has been dubbed the "science side" that is at war with the secretive religion based "magic side".
On the science side the students work to develop their individual esper powers (pyrokinesis, telekinesis, teleportation, electro-kinesis, durability manipulation, material control, vector control, etc.) ranging from level 0 to level 5, with 0 being either no powers or powers not manifesting, and level 5 being top ranked and high damage potential.
On the other side, magic is how people normally perceive it, from a more worldly view, instead of the generalization. Magic taught by a monotheistic religion can do nothing to celestial beings, as the only believe in 1 God, while magic taught by a polytheistic religion CAN harm or even kill celestial being. It also is used through various means, tarot cards, enchantments, incantations, rituals, worship, and idol worship and emulation.
Now with most of the explanations out of the way, the concept I came up with was, after finishing the visuals of character creation you're put into a 50-100 multiple choice test that would determine your side, and ranking off the bat, being unable to start at level 4 or 5, along with your power/religion, and if you've done anything in the past to piss off the opposing faction.
Once playing your able to test out your ability in a "simulation" room, or lack there of, and pick a weapon that suits your taste, being either a kendo shinai, long bow, airsoft/paintball gun, or martial arts wraps (you're a student so think clubs). As for "quests, and various busy work, you'd go to your school for a job board and take care of the missions it ask of you, like clearing out a nearby thug hang out or doing work for the local police force in gathering information and managing crowds.
So what do you guys think of this base idea?
Hi guys, I've been in the search for a new MMO because I've really fallen out of love with WoW, GW2 and what not. I'm currently a level 17 Arcanist and the game has been kind of meh so far. It seems like a lot of people on this subreddit swear by this game so I really want to stick it out and experience the fun that you guys are having. Did you guys find the game boring at first or is it just me? The combat feels REALLY slow and the FATEs seem like a weaker version of GW2 dynamic events. I really love the multi-class/job/etc system though (I grew up with Runescape haha) and the quest text has been pretty funny at times. Just so you guys know, I'm not bitching about the game or anything :P, I got pumped up by how many people loved this game on here and wanted to experience that feeling of being immersed in an MMO you love.
Thanks a ton guys!
I love loove pso2, it's combat, all it's costumes, does anybody kno any games similar to it ? jp games would b fine, as long as theres an english patch somewhere, because i dont think there's any NA games quite like it
For everybody who isn't aware of what's going on - AOL is going to shut down Joystiq. Massively is part of AOL and joystiq, so many feared it would go away as well.
Even though they couldn't (and can't for a few days) say something specific, Jef, who is the managing editor, now confimed in the comment section, that nobody will go away:
Here's a screenshot to the comment: http://imgur.com/qCLTyBQ
And here the article, where you can find it: http://massively.joystiq.com/2015/01/28/leaderboard-when-did-you-start-reading-massively/
My personal (important!) guess would be, that they'll go down the independent route (with a change of the name/url) or that they very well may have found another buyer, allthough that's probably unlikely, since AOL probably would have sold Joystiq all together and not just a "niche" MMO-Site.
We have to wait and see, but at least those guys will be around. I am very happy about that, since I go there to get a broad overview of the MMO news, while I browse reddit for my specific games:)
My mother is currently attending school for her Master's Degree and needs to have some people fill out a survey for help with her research project. I was wondering if anyone would mind helping her out. Thanks ahead of time. Here is a disclaimer about the survey.
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Perfect World and Cryptic Studios have announced the next Neverwinter module. Called "Elemental Evil", the module is said to be the largest one yet and will increase the level cap to 70. In addition, players will face off against the various cults of Elemental Evil and will see a tie in to the forthcoming tabletop game, Princes of the Apocalypse.
Daedalic Entertainment has announced the worldwide release of Blackguards 2, a strategic role playing game that brings back some of the first game's iconic Blackguards for another adventure. Blackguards 2 is available for PC and Mac and can be purchased in the Steam store for $31.49. To celebrate today's release, Daedalic has sent out a brand new trailer.
The Crowfall team has a trio of new screens on the game's forum. Fans can get a look at the second installment of the banner series, a first look at the Fealty system as shown in a chart and learn more about character creation via page two.
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During this week's Focus Next event, Focus Home Interactive and DontNod have announced a new RPG called Vampyr. According to the scant information revealed, the game takes place shortly after World War I with players taking on the role of a vampire physician. The moral quandary pits the needs of the doctor against the needs of his patients.
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