To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Making a Mass Multiplayer Online Game

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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:05 PM

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It takes a lot of work to make an MMO. And I don't mean a few hundred lines of code. Not even a few thousand. To make that game that you always wanted to make, it's gonna take a lot of experience. Don't start trying to figure out how to make an MMO if you've never wrote any code before, it will rot your brain.

The most important things that you will need before even considering how to make an MMO game are:
  • A lot of experience (and I mean years of experience
  • A very devoted team~ And that doesn't just mean you and a few of your friends/classmates
  • Lots and lots of time - and I mean years
  • It's best to have a working knowledge of a few programming languages, too

Nothing but hard work will help you to create an MMO game. If you don't have years of experience, and a dedicated team, you don't stand a chance. Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's just the way it is. Start small~ otherwise everything will become too much and you'll end up quitting, and never making that game that you wanted to make. I strongly recommend that you take a steady learning curve, particularly when you begin learning to program. If you don't, then everything will come crashing down pretty soon.


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Please only post if you have something constructive to say~ a recommended book, website, or just some general advice. I don't want this to turn into another spam thread.

To those of you who are reading this in search of advice:
I wish you all the best as you begin your journey into the world of programming. Remember, if you ever get stuck on a problem, let us know and we'll help you out. We just don't want to see any more threads asking how to make an MMORPG in less than a week. Be optimistic about what you can create, but try to keep your current target realistic. Don't make anything that you think might be too big. If you think it will be too big a project for you, jot it down, and shut it out of your mind for a while. Make some smaller projects, learning new things along the way, until you finally feel ready for that project. When you finally feel ready, get that piece of paper which you planned it on, and start to think about it. Is it achievable now? If not, start thinking about what it is that you need to learn. Go and learn it, and come back to your big idea.

Thanks for reading! :)
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:54 PM

WEEEE STICKY!!!
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:05 PM

Oh, the irony...
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:54 PM

...of....?
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 20 August 2008 - 04:16 AM

I think he was referring to the following:

me said:

Please only post if you have something constructive to say

KYgAy said:

WEEEE STICKY!!!

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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:09 AM

it all makes sense now...
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:43 PM

It was better without explanation....
Kinda dulled the punchline.
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:04 PM

It would have been better if I had read the ENTIRE OP. :)
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:34 PM

I wouldn't really call that ironic, but thats a debate for elsewhere :)
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:52 AM

Please don't make this the next spam thread -_-

And it's all KYA's fault. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Now bow your head in shame.
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:44 AM

Making MMORPGS is really hard :^:
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:33 AM

You bring up a really good point staycrisp. At what point does a RPG become a MRPG; in fact what exactly counts as multilayer? Furthermore, how does one clarify between a MRPG and a MORPG. Surely the definition of the word online is skewed to one's favor. Where is the line drawn between MORPG and MMORPG? At what point are there enough warm bodies to declare it massive? Consider heart attacks: it may be a little one, but it causes a massive effect. Likewise, one player can have a massive impact within the game world.

Case in point: Elder Scrolls 4. You are a single player that creates massive problems and solves them. You singlehandedly do all the massiveness. Is that now a MMORPG? Probably not, but we as society can no longer sit idly by as this progresses. It is up to the lawmakers to decide when a MORPG becomes a MMORPG. I urge each and every one of you to write to your respective congressman or senator and demand action! It is in your hands!
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:29 AM

this is worth a read for the crazy people who wanna make an MMORPG

http://www.devmaster...uilding-mmorpg/
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 22 August 2008 - 03:41 PM

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Visual Basic, . . . might do the job as well.


Is this guy crazy?
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Re: To those of you who want to make a MMO game

Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:28 PM

View Postgabehabe, on 22 Aug, 2008 - 03:41 PM, said:

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Visual Basic, . . . might do the job as well.


Is this guy crazy?


Im gonna say yes :)
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