online gaming

AuthorTopic: online gaming
Warrior
Member # 2275
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wouldnt it be cool if (for maybe the game after, or an add on to BoA) you could challenge other parties online. I see it as being several different worlds (how many and the size of the worlds would depend on how many users play). The player chooses his party (like in BoE), the player then decides on the world he chooses to enter where he wanderes around outdoors. There would be little if no unexpected game events (like fnding herbs). There you would come accross other players, whom you could battle. If you lose a battle you simply are returned to the start and the loss is tallied in your profile. If you win, you gain a number of skill points, depending on the skill of the party you just defeated compared to yours, and you continue. There would also be towns where you can purchase food, weapons, potions etc and rest. You can attack in towns, although it is unadvisable because every one would gang up on you. Perhaps there should even be copmuter guards in towns.

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Posts: 79 | Registered: Friday, November 22 2002 08:00
Warrior
Member # 2275
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just continuing on with my idea, you could own houses, and, to earn money, get jobs. for example, if you purchased a home (fairly small), you could keep the door unlocked and employ people to sell items at certain times. You would have a roster, and if the person rostered on doesnt come online during that period, you would fire them. It would be a good way to earn money (working). You could buy a house primarily to store items and rest of you liked. The computer town guards would guard it to make sure nobody enters. or if you were really insecure, you could employ trusted people to guard it. Eventually, computer characters (shopkeepers, guards etc) would be slowly eliminated and towns would begin to be owned by people.

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Posts: 79 | Registered: Friday, November 22 2002 08:00
Warrior
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Eventually, mayors would be elected etc and one town might decide to take over another. Wars would begin, then people would start to ally. In the end you would end up with nations or countries operating under a single person or party (drakefyre would be one of these i would imagine)... or even multiple parties. The system of government would depend on what the people vote for.Maybe when the current ruler dies (characters should have a life span of maybe 24 months, real time) his heir (you could get married and have a child maybe) or just another character of his choice, or the people would vote. What do you think? Soooo many possibilities.

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Posts: 79 | Registered: Friday, November 22 2002 08:00
Shock Trooper
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A nice idea that has been bought up several times but it probley wont work, Avernum simply doesnt have a large enough fanbase, and Spiderwebsoftware doesnt have the money to support servers to run the game and store the parties (parties would have to be stored server side to aviod cheating). Also a multiplayer game using the Avernum turn based movement system wouldnt realy work. An online arena for parties and even monsters would be nice but it will probley never see the light of day anytime soon.

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
The Establishment
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First of all, there is an "Edit" feature. Triple posting is frowned upon on message boards, especially on ones where a company has to pay for its users to use.

Secondly, the bottom line is online Avernum will not happen. Spiderweb Software does not have the time nor the financial resources to do it. Sorry.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00