Esme Grey (foenix) wrote,
Esme Grey
foenix

Ponderings

So...

A person I know wants to make an MMORPG. They hate all the current options. And not for the reasons you may think.

They hate them because you can only play humanoid characters.

And thus, they wish to make one without any humanoids...

I'm just sitting here wondering...would anyone play such a game? An important part of fiction is having a character type that the player/viewer/reader can empathise with and identify with. It's why Aliens vs. Predator had humans. It's one function Superboy was part of the Legion, you had that 20th Century perspective to draw you into the wider, futuristic world... Not to mention it's a coding/animation issue. You WANT humans in your game. So, having everyone be a variant of that, you really just need one set of animation/actions, then scale and apply textures to differentiate.

And so, I ponder, who here would play a game where the only characters you can play as are "centaurs, naga, maybe mermaid/man, even pixies and fae"?

J
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