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Fred’s MMO
Posted on May 10, 2007 at 01:06

Before you even start reading, let me say this: I am not actually making an MMO… But my topic title is not a sham, and if you will read on, I shall prove that to you! Hehe.

So long time no blog, eh? Sorry folks, I have been busy… but soon I’ll be getting a new demo out, and I will need some beta testers. So stay tuned. Now, onto my blog!

Anyway, I think it’s funny, how much MMO games have really changed the way people think about games. Myself specifically. As a former WoW explorer, and a current Guild Wars adventurer, I often look around myself at things in the real world and think to myself, “man, that would make a great MMORPG game!” I ask, is this a common thing to think among game developers?

Case in point – In a recent fit of nostalgia (and I happened to have a Best Buy gift card burning a hole in my pocket), I picked up season 2 of Disney’s Ducktales.

Before I continue, I’d like to say that I think this show is one of the best cartoons for TV that Disney ever produced. It had action, adventure, and some silly (but still funny) humor that was very reminiscent of the old Uncle Scrooge / Donald Duck Carl Barks comic books I used to read when I was a kid. It was colorful, well animated, and had some very memorable music. But enough of my praise, back to the topic at hand.

While watching the show’s pilot episode (2+ hours, 5 episodes long!), where most of the main characters and locations are introduced, I couldn’t help but think to myself again “man, that would make a great MMORPG game!” Yes, I envision a persistent game world filled with ducks, beagles, money bins, mansions, hideouts, crazy inventions, etc. I see a Junior Woodchuck quest / merit badge system. An explorable Duckburg. Maybe some big treasure hunting story. The possibilities would truly be endless!

To those of you who know of (and appreciate) the show, this would probably be an amazing experience. To everyone else, it probably sounds insane!

As was mentioned above however, it is not to be. Aside from the fact that a project like this would be of an impossible magnitude for a single person to undertake, it would also be a waste of time to work so hard on a project that you could have no possibility of selling, and probably even less of a possibility of pitching to the owner of the intellectual property contained within.

But a man can dream, can’t he? [:D]

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I love ducktales!
Posted by Lethal May 10, 2007 1:10 - 10.6 years ago
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I also picked up Darkwing Duck season 1. Not as good of a show, but had some good moments. Maybe I just have some strange obsession with animated ducks? Hehe.
Posted by FredFredrickson May 10, 2007 1:14 - 10.6 years ago
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Can't say I've seen it.

Your title got me all excited for nothing. [:P]
Posted by Nighthawk May 10, 2007 1:15 - 10.6 years ago
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How's this for an MMO: You play a new hire at an insurance company and must navigate your way through the corporate pitfalls, alphabetical filing, financial reports, actuarial tables, hit on the hot secretary, oh no, she's the bosses daughter, quick, saving throw! YES! Not fired!

See, already exciting, isn't it?
Posted by Shork May 10, 2007 1:23 - 10.6 years ago
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Posted by 1337 May 10, 2007 2:01 - 10.6 years ago
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There's a game like that called Toon-Town. Although, I bet that your's would beat the crap out of it.
Posted by -0NL1N3- May 10, 2007 2:44 - 10.6 years ago
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I'd say it's kinda a waste of skill. :P
Posted by JW May 10, 2007 3:05 - 10.6 years ago
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Of course it would be... that's why I'm not working on it. [;)]
Posted by FredFredrickson May 10, 2007 3:57 - 10.6 years ago
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I'd say it's kinda a waste of skill. :P

What he said.
Posted by shawn May 10, 2007 6:34 - 10.6 years ago
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"I will need some beta testers. So stay tuned. Now, onto my blog!

Posted by poultry May 10, 2007 6:50 - 10.6 years ago
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I want to BETA TEST!
I remember duck tales, old good show.
Posted by Xxypher May 10, 2007 7:56 - 10.6 years ago
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that's why I'm not working on it.

Reading is good.
Posted by Kaz May 10, 2007 8:28 - 10.6 years ago
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That was a good show, unluckily I stopped getting disney back while I was watching it years ago.
Posted by KaBob799 May 10, 2007 8:38 - 10.6 years ago
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ha ha.
You go ahead and make it. jk.
Posted by elmernite May 10, 2007 8:46 - 10.6 years ago
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Oh my god...ducktales... :D I had 2 or 3 episodes when I was a child hehehe.
Posted by Panithadrum May 10, 2007 11:09 - 10.6 years ago
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Ducktales had the best theme-tune ever! (2nd only to fireman sam, but i think that was UK only) They used to get really in to singing theme tunes back in the day.
That is a really great idea for a game though, if only to feed nostalgia.
Posted by Jaythediv May 10, 2007 12:19 - 10.6 years ago
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Make it and I will love you.
Posted by basilamer May 10, 2007 14:57 - 10.6 years ago
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Beta testers are funny because they have no ears.

Eh I'm not too much into disney... Well I dunno actually, never sat down and watched something by them.
Posted by Alpha Man May 10, 2007 15:15 - 10.6 years ago
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Don't make Chikena a beta tester. Be begs too much, haha.
Posted by melee-master May 10, 2007 16:23 - 10.6 years ago
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Sounds as if it would be interesting, however I fail to imagine what it would be like; I have never seen any of the shows.

0_0 @ Your projects.
Posted by NoodleNog May 10, 2007 16:26 - 10.6 years ago
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