The Daily Grind: How would you mix MMO features to create the best one ever?
Today’s Daily Grind question — more like command! — from Massively OP Kickstarter donor Tim is short and sweet:
Mix features to create your perfect MMO.
It always drives me nuts when MMO developers start from scratch — or borrow the tent poles of a single title — when building a new game. There are so many great MMOs out there with so many great ideas. Steal from all of them, right?
My thoughts on what I’d do change every few months, but here’s what I’m feeling today: I’d mix City of Heroes’ level, zone, and combat design with Star Wars Galaxies’ non-combat and housing activities, Glitch’s brilliant crafting system, Guild Wars’ heroes and travel, Guild Wars 2’s cosmetics, WildStar’s setting, and ArcheAge’s character designer. Would that stuff make sense together? Probably not without some work, but I’d play it!
How about you? What favorite game features would you mix together to create the perfect MMO?