Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
Th3 7ru7h

MMOFPS- Apex

This topic is 4821 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Story for Apex A war started in 3019.... Anyone want to help me create a storyline great enough for game development? Im currently thinking about some things that would make this story go on and on and on. But its pretty tought comming up with a story to a game that never ends. Hopefully you guys can help me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement
I was thinking...
[
Two Generals that were best friends, disbanded from the military force to start their own faction. Now they fight to stand their ground and take over the world.


More Comming Soon but feel free to add in also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Naaa I havent played PS yet. Im looking for a partner to help me build this storyline if and at all possible. If you want to just add Th37ru7h@gmail.com on MSN. Thanks guys!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ummmmm - I have read your post in the help wanted forums - I dont mean to bash, but do you think your ready for an mmofps? Seriously, MMO is the pentiultimate game to develop. Furthermore, on planetside, a game developed by a AAA studio, it still had problems with optimization and lag - Its nice you want to write the story, but this might not be the story you want to write.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You can write the story, and then code a game that only addresses a tiny, single-player moment in the story. Then, if you decide to go the whole way and make the MMO, you can include the old game as lore. Write your heart out.

I'm guessing that an MMOFPS will require multiple factions. Your best-buddy-generals-turned-politicians can account for one or two factions, and the organization that trained them is a third. If that organization was training generals, there's probably another comparable political entity in the world that it can fight. So you have three or four factions right there, depending on how well your old friends get along.

That's good. In fact, I think that a very good story element might be a schism between those two friends. They get trained up, and then the splinter off because of a shared idealogical idiosyncrasy--say, they don't like the way the Commonwealth disrespects veterans. So they take their considerable inheritted wealth, their extraordinary tactical talents and training, and their large military and political groups, and go colonize some continent/planet/whatever, forming a society that has the proper regard for those who have served in the military.

Alas, their ideas of just what that regard entails differ somewhat. General A wants to offer veterans political roles as legislators and judges, and includes military service as a requisite for citizenship. General B just wanted to implement a comprehensive pension system that would allow members of the volunteer military to live out their lives in quiet dignity. They quarrel, and deverge, forming two seperate factions.

There are four major time periods described here. First, there's the world that has been untouched by these two guys. There's the Commonwealth and the Bad Guys, and they fight as they see fit. Then, there's the time when these two guys are trying to effect social change, and failing. Third, there's the "Great Defection" when they take their military and political groups off to new lands, and finally there's the Schism, where they fight each other, as well as the Commonwealth, which thinks they're defectors, and the Bad Guys, which thinks they're with the Commonwealth.

All kinds of crazy crap can happen after that, but with that simple framework you've got a solid forty years' worth of general political action, a dynamic world, and an "ending" that's just begging for more story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sounds good but I was thinking more of an weapon of mass destruction case. Or something similar to that. Having something to do with the world, not just the 2 factions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!