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#ActualSatharis

Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:46 PM

I wouldn't even tell an experienced game developer to make an MMO.

Seriously developing an MMO is like ten games in one, even a small one. Not only is it incredibly difficult to do, but in most cases unless you have a whole team backing you up and a serious gameplan you're just going to waste your time anyway. There are not many people cut out to make MMO's, and the few ones that are running from humble beginnings(i.e. runescape) started as pet projects and happened to find an audience.

I just really couldn't convey the absurd amount of work that an MMO requires without you actually trying it yourself, there are no words to describe it. Not impossible by far but usually enough work to not even be worth the investment.

Honestly I've heard "i'm ready for anything" or "I can do anything given enough time" enough times to make me sick, if you really want to develop games then work on games that are more realistic. Re-evaluate your idea in the future when you are sufficiently experienced.

For the record, not one person that has said any of those phrases to me ever actually did what they promised they would do. I think the people that really -will- succeed are the ones that realize that they may not be able to pull it off.

#2Satharis

Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

I wouldn't even tell an experienced game developer to make an MMO.

Seriously developing an MMO is like ten games in one, even a small one. Not only is it incredibly difficult to do, but in most cases unless you have a whole team backing you up and a serious gameplan you're just going to waste your time anyway. There are not many people cut out to make MMO's, and the few ones that are running from humble beginnings(i.e. runescape) started as pet projects and happened to find an audience.

I just really couldn't convey the absurd amount of work that an MMO requires without you actually trying it yourself, there are no words to describe it. Not impossible by far but usually enough work to not even be worth the investment.

Honestly I've heard "i'm ready for anything" or "I can do anything given enough time" enough times to make me sick, if you really want to develop games then work on games that are more realistic. Re-evaluate your idea in the future when you are sufficiently experienced.

#1Satharis

Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:43 PM

I wouldn't even tell an experienced game developer to make an MMO.

Seriously developing an MMO is like ten games in one, even a small one. Not only is it incredibly difficult to do, but in most cases unless you have a whole team backing you up and a serious gameplan you're just going to waste your time anyway. There are not many people cut out to make MMO's, and the few ones that are running from humble beginnings(i.e. runescape) started as pet projects and happened to find an audience.

I just really couldn't convey the absurd amount of work that an MMO requires without you actually trying it yourself, there are no words to describe it. Not impossible by far but usually enough work to not even be worth the investment.

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