The Power of the Guns in MMORPGs!

  • Date: 06-05-2010 Views:

    KeyWords: gun,MMOFPS,APB,WoW,sword,weapon,The Secret World,AK-47,Sci-Fi

  • Summary: It is sad that we don't have a lot of modern guns MMORPGs, and we got an endless flood of fantasy ones, but if developers are going to risk putting money into games full of M16s, or AKs we need to get accept the fact that mobs will require you to shoot like 20 times to be killed, otherwise it won't be MMORPG at all.

Benjamin

The Power of the Guns in MMORPGs! These Shells??? There is something about them…

By Benjamin
He keep an eye of the things going around the communities in the mmo games, and general games, also getting whatever info he can get into his hands, then for some reason, something new pops up out of his head. Maybe one day something amazing appears from this process, after all this goes on and on, for now...

Hey people, today after my regular session of playing and chilling with the internet, I started my usual meditation I have almost every day and then it got into my mind the idea of having "guns" inside a mmorpg. After a while I told myself, well there are guns already, you have some bows, a few throwing knives and the dwarves in warcraft have some sort of 17th century rifle, and of course you need to add the stockpile of MMOFPS games around, not to mention the defunct Tabula Rasa game with tons of rifles, pistols, machine guns and so on.

But what I mean with 'a MMORPG game with guns' is one game centered in the use of guns. Yes, I mean those guns, the ones with shells full of "gunpowder", and bullets. You probably say hey, there is games like that already, APB (All Point Bulletin) is one example, also there is an upcoming game with a lot of guns, by the name of "The Secret World".

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Let me clarify something here, when I say GUNS!!! In the MMORPGs World, I mean it as a standard rule set for developers to use in the creation of their games, like the "WoW Age", instead of having a lot of games using the standard WoWish leveling style, with talents, standard gear (robes, pants, wrists, boots, helmet, 2 rings, 2 trinkets, cape, and a few other accessories), spells, skills, and etc. Lets create a new mold for games, one by the name of the "Era of Virtual Gun Powder", and now instead of armor, we have Kevlar with Riot Shields. The Spells and Swords are gone and then you have, Machine Guns, Assault Rifles, Snipers, Pistols, and the list will keep up naming all the modern weapons.

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First, we need to analyze for a minute the roll of guns in their right perspective, right now the games use what we can call ancient times weaponry, that's right, everything in almost every game is inspired by old weapons, swords, spears, axes, hammers and such, honesty non of use have ever seen any of this guns used in a war, as they turn to be obsolete long before we were born.

We have fun with something that not even our grandpas used in the World War II, which will give you an idea of how outdated; your sword is as weapon of war. I haven't seen any sword in action, I don't think I will, but from time to time, I hear someone shooting an AK-47 in the street.