mmorpg for DS

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    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    someone should make use of the NDS wifi to create a mmorpg ( nothing graphically fancy, just enough for 1024mbit [​IMG] )

    i reckon it'd become a phenomenum
     
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    well they have announced the release of Maple story, for the ds (Korean Release) slated for sometime late 2007, with plans for a North American, Japanese and european release. if you google it you can find a wikipedia article for it. its only a 2d side scrolling mmorpg, nothing too fancy, but it should be fun. who knows how long it would tkae for us to actually see it, but you never know.
     
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    At least more co-op multi would be nice. I hate gunning after other players, I'd rather work together.
     
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    Octobinz is still working on a homebrew mmorpg called "End of the Shadows". Hopefully that will go somewhere. It looks really promising.

    EOTS Homepage

    PokéSensei is also working on one in PAlib called PoKéQuesT, but I have no idea how far along it is.
     
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    If you ever played Maple Story, you wouldn't look forward to playing it. I don't know if it ever had a non-Korean PC version, but when I played it, it was full of grinding and pre-teen kids roaming around making mess and thousands of bots doing some crap.
    The kids are so annoying I wish there was a sophisticated method of running adult server with proper age check (for now, most games in Korea use ID number which contains birth date and year, but it's so easy to use parents' or older siblings' ID number to bypass that. And adult server resulting in 50%+ elementary schoolers)

    I think Maple Story had the shortest gap between install and uninstall period of 50+ MMORPGs I ever played.

    If a kid walks up to me and says "You, give me two grands" in real life... Hm..
     
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    I don't think the DS can handle maple story with wifi, single player, maybe.
     
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    that "End of the Shadows" thing has character sprites from RPG maker XP.
    Instead of an MMORPG, Someone should just make a hack 'n slash like Diablo. Or an MMO like HabboHotel (Since you have to enter a player made room. The DS should be able to handle that, Just put a player limit on each room.) A gunbound DS could probably work out, since you also have to enter game rooms.
     
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    Is it possible for Runescape to be on the DS. just a thought
     
  9. Psyfira

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    Nintendo Wifi needs friend codes, so wouldn't an MMORPG be a bit of a pain to use?

    Also yeah, Maple story is kinda dull. It's just hack and slash over and over and "bring me item x" quests.
     
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    I really want a Gunbound DS now...
     
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    SOMEONE MAKE A DIABLO LOD DS
     
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    regardless, maple story IS coming out, and that was pretty much the only purpose of my post. honestly i haven't played/tried the pc version, because in the past i've played mostly Pay per month, more commercial games, Ultima Online, EQ, DAOC, WoW. I would never play Maple Story on a PC, but if it game out on DS, there probably wouldn't be much stopping me from giving it a try(considering 95% of mmorpg involves kids under 13, and senesless hours of grinding/farming, thats pretty much what mmorpg means to me, at least in the present time.
     
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    I doubt Maple Story DS would be an mmorpg it's probably just a single player game based on the pc version
     
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    I support Gunbound DS , with wifi 2v2 battles, and vs CPU mode with difficulty settings.
     
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    well according to a few articles, maple story is the "First MMORPG" for the DS. so maybe they will have both single player/online capabilities, but, but as far as i can tell there will be an online componenet. and 100% this will be online in Korea, thats what korea's sales thrive on is mmorpg. they wouldn't dare try brining this out , over there without it. Here, who knows.
     
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    The only reason I liked MapleStory on the PC was because of the huge, 2D, expansive world you could explore. Plus, you can dress up your character like a little digital, pixelated Barbie doll, but then again, what MMORPG can't you do that in?
     
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    some facts about Maple Story DS
    taken from various sources (dev interviews mostly)

    Dev team consists of 6 members (I was like wth?)
    Struggling with first DS programming experience
    Don't have plans yet for other platforms like Wii due to programming difficulties.
    First Korean game on DS
    Supports both single player and WiFi multiplayer
    Dungeon clear type gameplay (opposed to one huge world)
    Avatar makeup system
    Minimal touch screen usage (He said using touch screen on action RPG game can inhibit gameplay, expect only 1 or 2 times usage during story. Also used to other players' information, or item equipment)
    Hotkeys for easier control
    Nexon Korea will maintain and host server just like PC version. (Or possibly Nexon Japan/US for those areas if they come out)
    Will be a long time before Japan/American release.
    Korean Release date : Sep.2007

    Sources are in Korean, so I won't link it, trailers and play demos are also available but the speed was insanely slow from Canada, so I assume the same for most outside of Asia and won't link it. It would probably be million times faster searching youtube than waiting for streaming from Korea =P
     
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    ^ Aww, well... F*ck that.