Here's a little background:
So, I'm a huge fan of Dungeons And Dragons (the boardgame) even though I've never had the chance to play it.
I love watching sessions on youtube where the players breath life into their characters and the game itself. It looks like so much fun.
Playing alot(!) of MMORPG:s I've always been chasing that fealing, that epic adventure where you embark on a journey with a group of friends and concour challanges and grow (your characters) together.
The thing is that I always end up grinding for X amount of hours/days alone and then occassionally face-rolling a dungeon with random people whom I never met only becous I had X mount of quests in said dungeon.
I've been listening to a lot of speaches by Jonathan Blow (creator of Braid) lately and it really opened my eyes to a lot of things regarding responsible game design. Now I won't go into details reGarding that but it's relevant to my question so if you've also heard speaches by him you migh be able to relate easier.
So, to the question (idea):
What do you think of a MUD where you start a campaign as a group of people (every person playing at their own computer over the internet like any other MMO) and whenever you want to play the game everyone in that group have to be connected to the campaign so there is no induvidual progress and a sitting/session actually requires the entire group to advance together? Also once a campaign is started you cannot change the group comoposition or add/remove a player.
I realise there is a lot more to it then just forcing players to play as a co-op, such as character development, actual game-play etc, but im trying to think of a means to re-create the "sessions" of a DnD game.
Also, I tried to look up games implementing a simIlar system and came across the game "Magicka" but I'm not sure if it actually forces groups to play, or if you are able to change the group whenever you want, so I also wanted to ask anyone who played it (or any other game with a simalar system) if it is indeed a system like the one I'm talking about, and if so what was your experience of it? Good? Bad? :-)
Thanks in advance / AS.
Edited by AlanSmithee, 10 May 2012 - 03:46 AM.