Regardless if I create the game as a stand alone game in C++ or create
it as an online game I want to make it a single player game. I'm not
really interested in creating a party or pvp type game at this point.
As far as your idea of creating a universe with mixed technological
skills that kind of reminds me of an author I sometimes read. I don't
know if you have read any of Piers Anthony's books, but he often has an
interesting way of mixing science fiction and fantacy into the same story.
For example, in the Blue Adept Piers Anthony describes a world with two
aspects. In one frame it is a high tech world with computers, androids,
intersteller space travel, lasers, and anything else you would expect
from a science fiction novel. In the other frame it is a fantacy type
world complete with werewolves, unicorns, people use magic instead of
technology, etc. Some people are able to pass between the two frames of
existance. Thus the main character is able to be both active in a
fantacy and science fiction story at the same time.
Anyway, even big name science fiction stories like Star Wars do have a
fantacy aspect to them as well. If you think about it Star Wars is
something like a fantacy story set in a science fiction setting. Instead
of magic you have the force. Instead of swords you have light sabers.
Instead of knights waring armour you have storm troopers. A lot of the
same principles apply. it is just that Star Wars is suppose to be
futuristic instead of being set in ancient earth.
As I said Tom, I certainly see the logic of the online approach, I
just hope it can be kept single player the way Sryth originally was
intended to be.
I would however love to see a scifi rp game giving you a hole galaxy
to explore with different planets, quests separately on the various
planets, flying a spaceship etc. Pluss, you have infinite expantion,
especially if you made your universe similar to the Starwars or Dune
universe with different amounts of technology found on different
worlds, ---- you could have standard dungeon crawling with swords on
one world, and high tech robot developement elsewhere.
Just my thoughts.
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