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I BELIEVE IT HAS POTENTIAL TO BE BAST MMO OUT THERE ANY GAME DEVELOPER LISTENING SHOULD JUMP ON IT RIGHT AWAY..... HERE IS A POST I FOUND ON ANOTHER SITE AND I COMPLETLY AGREE WIT IT 100% WORD FOR WORD LISTEN TO HIM AND LISTEN TO ME WE ARE TRUE GAMES AND KNOW WHAT THE PUBLIC WILL LIKE :)
This is apparent to anybody who lives within earshot of a dedicated Harry Potter fan.
And even the dreaded "Avada kedavra!"
If you're anything like me, you've had imaginary versions of these Harry Potter spells flung at you by over-zealous Harry Potter children, spouses, friends, and neighbors, oh, approximately since the first book came out way back in 1997.
So in the name of all things holy, and on behalf of anyone who's ever stared down the wrong end of a Crucio spell, I beg whoever is responsible for the Harry Potter empire to relent, and give these people a place to put their encyclopedic knowledge of Harry Potter to use.
Give us a Harry Potter MMORPG.
Let people sign up by the millions and play together. Let them choose a name, create a character, and pick a character class House. Or, answer a few questions and let the Sorting Hat pick one for them:
Let them choose a starting city - er, I mean a school.
Then deposit them in the world of non-Muggles as a Level-1 character first-year student. Force them to attend classes, sneak through the halls of Hogwarts, maybe even play the occasional Quidditch game:
As they gain experience, let them advance through the grades until one day, at Level 7 as a 7th-year student, they graduate. And that's when the game begins in earnest.
Or maybe you've had it with the civilized world. Maybe you yearn to study (or even hunt) Norwegian Ridgebacks in the wilderness (and it should be vast, as vast as World of Warcraft is vast, with Muggle and non-Muggle partitioning):
Oh and did I mention?
This one is important.
You should be allowed to declare your allegiance to this guy. Or to his memory.
That should spice up the game quite nicely, and allow for meaningful player-vs.-player (PVP) combat against an established backstory.
Practicioners of the Dark Arts vs. those who oppose them.
Give me tactics. Give me tricks. Give me PVP goodness.
And just to make it interesting: let there be hundreds and hundreds of spells, skills, and abilities to choose from.
Make players research them in libraries, learn them from teachers and friends, go on quests to procure them. Oh, and let them create new spells, new potions, new abilities. I want a fabrication system that's the equal of anything in Everquest 2 or World of Warcraft. I want in-game, functional versions of the Hogwarts Express; Floo powder; hidden doorways between the Muggle and wizarding realms. I want Pets (owls, cats, toads, and rats) with powers that I can control in-game. I want cloaks of invisibility. And I want a plethora of wands to choose from (or to choose me, because as any Harry Potter fan knows, the wand chooses the wizard, not the other way around), each with slightly different powers.
You hear me, J.K. Rowling? Electronic Arts? Warner Bros.?
Give us a massively multiplayer, online, 3D, interactive, graphically intensive, excruciatingly deep version of Harry Potter. Make another billion dollars while you're at it. Take World of Warcraft's 10-million-plus subscriber base, and double it, triple it.
And let your fans—the ones who do this...
Funny, I was thinking about this yesterday. I support.
I like turtles. And monkeys. And cats.
I support 100%, but there would have to be alot of development on the outside of hogwarts places. Besides that, the rights to harry potter media have been sold i think....universal or orlando studios, and then they would have to be able to choose who designed it unless someone came to them with the idea and asked for the rights. Im pretty sure that's how it works, anyways. Also, were did you get these screenshots.
Totally on board with this, .... this could be epic.
Doesn't some thing like that already exist? Not that it would make a difference, but I think it would most likely work. I wouldn't play though unless there was some sort of necromancy, but I'm no potter buff so I really don't know if there is or not.
What the... neveer knew that this was real.
@gears master; its not real, its just an idea, with some PhotoShop images added in as an example of what could potentially be the way it would look... unless your just kidding in witch case ignore this post.
I would love a Harry Potter MMORPG. I have never been a fan of MMORPGs, but I would play it from day one.
Turbine has a console mmo in the works, it's rumored to be either a LoTR port or a harry potter mmo... twisted pixel helped them, $20 million was the initial investment, maybe this week at E3 we'll finally get some announcement from Turbine.
that would be pretty sweet!