Warhammer 40k: You’re a soldier, not the chosen one

    
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If you are bone tired of the MMO trope where you (and millions of other players) are the chosen hero fated to rescue the entire world, then Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade’s ego-busting approach might be right up your alley.

“Unlike traditional MMOs, we aren’t treating you like the fated hero of the land — you’re a soldier here to do a job. And if you become a hero or a leader of men, it’s because you really earned it,” Lead Game Designer Brent Ellison said in an interview. “You’re important because your team is important.”

Ellison said that Eternal Crusade is “working towards alpha” and spent most of the interview discussing battle and faction mechanics. This discussion comes a couple of weeks after previous Studio Head Miguel Caron left Behavior Interactive and was succeeded by Nathan Richardsson.

[Source: Official forums, MMO Games]
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Landari_Omega
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Landari_Omega

I want this game to succeed. I want it so badly. Please don’t let reality kick in.

FeveredDreamer
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FeveredDreamer

So this is one of my biggest pet peeves in MMO storytelling, thus while I’m honestly not the biggest fan of the 40k universe I’ll definitely be checking this game out.  I hope more developers start to get the hint that it just doesn’t make sense to take the “chosen one” road to storytelling in a game played cooperatively by hundreds of thousands to millions of players.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Would love it to pieces if they used Voxel Farm in this game so you could smash through walls as a Space Marine. ;P

Still, the news itself that you’ll be a grunt and not some special special prophesied one is a breath of fresh air!

usagizero
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usagizero

Greaterdivinity NebHatesYou I think Tera did that too, where you are talking to a guy after getting off noob island, and he basically laughs in your face thinking you are a big shot, and saying you are just one of many.

shanoyu
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shanoyu

SkyyDragonn I kind of like it thematically, where the F2P is limited to one race for whom it really makes sense; a gigantic horde of bloodthirsty orcs who are never outmanned.

Rebel Engie
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Rebel Engie

doctoroverlord CthulhuDawg Edohiguma
All of us freeloaders are going to Ork it up in this game.
Hopefully the devs won’t let the Ork side be super weak.

ArchDevi
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ArchDevi

The bottom line is that in SWTOR
1) you already start as a portent. Everybody detects your incredibly gifted and will become super awesome in due time
2) everything is centered around you. You arethe sole reason making an impact in the lives of everyone surrounding you. If it wasnt for you X thing would have never been done (ignore the part where dozens of people are doing exactly that along with you)
3) you WILL be the most awesome dude ever, no ifs and buts. You play from lvl 1 to cap, you become the big cheese, simple as that. There is no other possible ending, its set on stone.
That is completly different from what this game announces. SWtOR plays exactly the same as every other MMO, dunno why your so stubbornly trying to argue something so evident.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Armond Fortier This is the main reason I don’t play SWTOR any more. One thing is that everyone is the one and only (I picked a BH because I wanted to be one of many, not Champion). Add that any trooper/agent/smuggler/BH can take on a Jedi/Sith 1 on 1 does not sit well with me, not to mention blast through a horde of them.

Benthalak
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Benthalak

Armond Fortier The Trooper story was fantastic… right up till the end where it was all ruined. Worst Ending to a story in the history of ever.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

You’re put in you place by the brigadier outfitting you as a Templar in TSW: