Rootin’ tootin’ saloons confirmed for Wild West Online

    
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What would a western MMORPG be like if it didn’t include the classic saloon? A darn poor game, that’s what. Fortunately, Wild West Online confirmed that these taverns will be part of the game, although it’s uncertain what features they will offer.

Wild West Online is going to have saloons,” the team said on Facebook. “Rootin’ tootin’ saloons. That much we all know. While we have our own ideas that we’re developing and working on for what actually goes on in those saloons, we want to know what the community at large wants to see. Will there be gambling, drinking, music, dames, brawling… what?”

Another small reveal this week was that Wild West Online will ship with three biomes, with more variety and larger maps to come as the game is expanded post-launch. Check out concept art of these saloons and biomes below!

Source: Facebook #1, #2
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Joe Seabreeze

They better have a good bounty system, and the law in general! Can you play as a town sheriff, deputy, petty thief, mob boss, gun slinger, Native American, Indian Chief, Cavalry, etc, etc? I mean, do it right this time. Don’t become an ESO where it’s everything but what people wanted.

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Rhime

If there’s no poker then wtf?

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Rolan Storm

It’s starting to get interesting.

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starbuck1771

maybe to make them Iconic put in a Carrie Nation NPC that tries to scalp drunks.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

Gambling has to be in using in game currency. I want poker. My dream would be to be able to own my own saloon and then run black jack tables, craps, one armed bandits, etc. and also have poker tables for players.

There should be a “cheating” mechanic at cards like there was in Red Dead, and if you get caught you gotta go to jail for like an hour. Actual risk/reward for cheating at cards with an in game mechanic associated with it.

I’d love for people to be able to roll showgirls or piano players. heck, I’d roll a character that was the town drunk and just drink all day and sing in the street.

They have a real opportunity to do something totally different that fits the theme of the game and still feels like an MMO at the same time.

They should also incorporate gunslinger mechanics for “Take ten paces and draw” style pvp.

Cattle drives should be a way for people to make money. These are all things that have comparisons to other MMOs but are in the vein of the wild west. Cant wait for this game!

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Melissa McDonald

I think Gunslingers should be powerful, but also have permadeath. They did get shot down sometimes. How’s that for PvP? :)
edit: laughing at the town drunk. PLEASE name him Otis :)

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h4

omg why do people want saloons/pubs in mmos? they sound fun in theory but as far as i have seen, they end up as empty spaces occasionally used for rp sessions. saloons and pubs in online games, simply cannot equate the ones we see in other media (movies, books) due to the nature of games themselves.

The famous star wars cantina scene works because we see a slice of it and it opens up the imagination. But in an online game, few people to sit there and do nothing, when they can be in a combat area getting xp and loot.

Wild west saloon scenes work because there is a lot of tension created by a mysterious character entering a dangerous setting as everyone sizes each other up. A shootout that subsequently happens has dramatic buildup and is over in a flash. This simply cannot be done in a game, unless instanced with npc fodder.

Anyway just ranting. I know RP-heavy people are the exception and try to make it work, but for most of us casual gamers, stopping by an ingame social area means seeing an empty room– players instead congregate at auction houses, mailboxes, quest hubs. Nothing like that famous Age of Conan picture we’re all seen.

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Melissa McDonald

see my post below about how SWG made them actually matter, and serve a purpose.

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h4

To my great loss I did not get to experience what you describe in SWG. I agree that the idea of making the social spaces important and needed is the way to go. That battle fatigue concept sounds great, I haven’t played anything with something similar.

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camren_rooke

From what I saw in ESO, the taverns were where most of the Rp events went on.

Any given tavern I entered I would see someone emoting.

So the Rp’ers dont need it for much but like Project Gorgon does it. Impromptu concerts gives buffs, the longer you listen to them, the bigger the buff.

Imagine a saloon, hang around a while as a rper or even a casual and get a nice buff to combat or crafting.

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Melissa McDonald

All they have to do is make a wedding dress available, and there will be in-game weddings. Just a few simple props allow a lot of RP.

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camren_rooke

Oh what I would give to see someone do a Lily Von Shtupp rendition of “I’m Tired.’ done in this game.

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Johnny Lazerpunch

Dancers that give buffs, musicians that give buffs, bartenders that give buffs, card games that give coin.

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thirtymil

Jack McCalls that give bullets to the back of the head.

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MesaSage

Whatever they come up with for the saloons will only last until the Ever, Jane crew shows up and teaches them manners.

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Targeter

I want to join an RP guild in this game that centers around characters from the Firefly universe that have been accidentally stranded on a low-tech planet. I want it to be called the Gorram Reavers. This is my new purpose in life.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Last picture has Rob Ross vibes

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camren_rooke

I remember when Bob Ross painted that and I thought, “He is totally messing up with the cowboy on the mountain top, but it works, somehow, he made it work!”

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camren_rooke

Cause i cant figure out how to edit and add a pic on an edit

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