The Daily Grind: What MMO deserves its own movie or TV show?

    
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I'm not sure which set of CGI looks better. That's not good.

In going through our annual posts ahead of our December awards and whatnot, I noticed a bunch of stories about movies and TV shows that constituted an odd sort of pattern. Forget the Warcraft movie; we’re now looking at the Monster Hunter movie, a Final Fantasy XIV TV show, a Skull and Bones series, The Division movie, even a Knights of the Old Republic movie trilogy. There have even been rumors about a Diablo show. Plus, whatever happened to the Johnny Depp-backed Secret World show?

Yeah, don’t answer that. I have a pretty good guess I already know.

What other MMO deserves its own movie or TV show?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Xell

Wild Star

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Josh Strachan

Diablo is not getting nearly enough attention here.

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Chosenxeno .

Scarlet Blade.

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strangesands

Without a doubt, The Secret World.

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Witches

I HAD forgotten the Warcraft movie…thanks for reminding me…i REALLY appreciate it…

Using the header image as an example, i’d rather watch a show where they take game landscapes and make digital “real world” reconstructions of it.

Games are more interactive than tv shows, i’d rather play a big budget version of Westworld or Tron, than watch Warcraft/FF/ESO/GW2 the tv series, anyone who reads a lot can tell MMO stories are very derivative, in games that’s great ’cause you are now playing in the stories you read about before, but on tv it’s just boring retreading of things that have been done countless times before.

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NeoWolf

I would say DDO if only because Dungeons and Dragons has yet to have a decent worthwhile related movie associated with it :)

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cazamar

There is a new D&D movie coming in 2021 that could finally be good.

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NeoWolf

Fingers crossed :)

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Oleg Chebeneev

Plenty. Most obvious ones: EVE Online, Secret World, Star Citizen, Neocron, Anarchy Online, Fallen Earth.

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NecroFox4

I’ve always thought that the premise and lore of Asheron’s Call would make an interesting series, or possibly film.

An episodic series could follow a random Illuvian, pulled to Dereth by a portal that suddenly opened before them. Or a film could retell the assault on the hive of The One Queen by Thorsten Cragstone and Elysa Strathelar, etc.

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Greaterdivinity

Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil To Produce ‘The Secret World’ TV Series Based On Video Game

It already exists. I just hope somebody doesn’t screw it up somehow.

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Sray

Wildstar would have made a great Saturday morning cartoon back in the 1980s.