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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fucking Crazy ass video game idea part one.

So I was sitting in class today when suddenly an idea for a MMO came to me! I actually think it is a good idea too! I really don't know if this has been done yet or not. If it has, tell me. I would love to play it. Anyhoo, moving on now...

When you log in for the first time, you are presented with a black screen with white text. The white text will welcome you to the world and ask you to create a something called a "bit." Other than that you are told that you are rogue computer code starting, trying to come become something greater than a single letter.

Now I know this is not correct, but for the sake of depth, one "bit" will be represented by a single letter (on screen) of the players choosing. So to start, there will be 24 different characters, each character have their own feats, skills (passive and active) and stat modifiers. The base stat for everything will be 5. Why? Because that is easy to work with. So let's say just as an example, you choose the letter B. B is for Barbarian, so you would have a Strength Modifier of +6, a dex modifier of -2, Intelligence -3, Wisdom -4, and Charisma -2.
That would translate out to:
STR 11
DEX 3
CON 5
INT 2
WIS 1
CHR 3

Okay, moving on now. So you are now a "B" on a black surface with little white trees and buildings. Think Atari style. At this point you are now able to set up keyboard short cuts and what not. You are also able to use the arrow keys (or if you choose WSAD) to move your character. You will then encounter other letters and squares. The Squares are here for you to level on. When you move up to them and invade the area they are in, a battle is started. During the battle, Your life will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Enemies next to yours with turn by turn of what is going on in the battle in a chat box on screen. Your shortcuts can be used to initiate skills and spells.

Really the square are just there for free experience seeing how they won't be doing much Damage due to them being not as advanced as your single Character. After a few square battles you will level. Once you do level you will be able to put some points into your characters passive skills. Yes, only the passive ones at the moment. Oh, did I mention you stop gaining experience as well. This will cause most of my readers to "WTF" but hear me out. Remember how I said before that there are also other letters roaming around? Well, now you either enter the PVP Arena and fight other players OR you can fight the random NPC "bits." Once you kill one of the others, you will be asked if you would like to absorb the bit.

Of course you are going to want to absorb the bit because it allows you to start gaining experience again. BUT as an added bonus, you get to acquire two minor skills and one passive skill from the letter as well as all the stat buffs (and nerfs) of the bit you absorbed. You also take in the letter into your character and add it to it. So you are B and you add Q to your character. You will be given a box with you B in it. Inside said box you can manipulate the B and the Q. The only rule? You cannot exceed the limits of the box. You will have options to keep a bit attached to your character or destroy it. The choice will be up to he player seeing as how there will be a limited number of bits you can attach.

This Process continues until you reach level 8. Now this is when some cool stuff happens. After you Absorb your 7th character (so you have 8 in all now) you will be taken to a loading screen where you see a bit more color...and graphics. See, you have collected enough bits to become a "Byte." Which means you are now able to enter the 8-bit world or the byte world. At this part of the game, you will be assigned an avatar based on the Order you Selected the Bits. So someone who has "WNUOSPED" will not have the same avatar as "ASDFGHJK". Spelling certain worlds may also give you special buffs upon leveling. But they will only be temp. After you get your new 8-bit avatar, you will be hit with some more story (which I will not reveal incase I do create this game) and you may now name your character.

So Wat Do Now? Well now that you are in the byte world, things will look more Zelda-esque. I am talking NES zelda. You receive new skills based on the 8 characters you chose and in which order. The controls remain the same but you are now hunting for letters (non-player) or PVP arena. By killing letters you will receive parts of the letters that you slay. Which will either give you equipment, crafting materials (assuming you or your friend have the "Craft" ability and a item coding copied) and BP which will stand for Byte Points. Not British Petroleum. You will receive BP every battle. As for the equipment, it will provide stat boosts and elements. The elements do nothing but minor extra damage...so just wait. Once you obtain 1024 BP, you will be eligible for your next character advancement.

The next step is becoming a "Kilo." The world of the Kilo is different from the world of the Byte. Instead of looking like a NES game, things now look like a SNES or Sega game. Remember the elements on the equipment from before? Well that now becomes your Primary element. I hope to have several elements in the game just for some verity and much re-playability. The first draft of the list looks something like this: Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Ice, Electric, Wood, Shadow, Grass, Metal, Light, Spirit, and Martial. May not give all those at once. Might force some sort of pay system...or even better. Give all those and but also and premium content like god and demon elements (names pending) Obviously some elements will school others. But I want every character to stand a chance. No Over Power Rape BS. Balancing will be the key. But I don't want to neutralize the game play and make it slow and bland. I want it to be mildly fast pace you know.

I have some other ideas but I don't want to reveal them yet. I need to work out the details plus I don't want to get all my ideas out there incase someone steals it. Unless they steal it with the intentions paying me. Then I would be happy to help them out (after I've seen a contract)

Tell me what you think so far. Part two will be just as fun as part one.. I want feedback, questions, comments, concerns, complaints, and...you get the point.

Ya Her?

P.S. Steal it and I will sue your ass. Unless I see 20% of the green and full creative control. THOSE ARE MY DEMANDS!



OH I will add pictures later. This looks souper bland (I'm hungry)

Regh out.

8 comments:

  1. @TechnoMac No name yet. I need some ideas.

    @Savage Nugget There is still more to come.


    I am rather excited to turn this into an actual project.

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  2. I'd love to code this if I had extra time. It's a super interesting idea. That's something that could either be as small as a flash game or as big as a real full-fledged MMO, depending on how it went. Keep us posted on what's going on with this idea, even if it's just a post saying, "Yeah, not gonna do it."

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