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Hello all,

I'm Miles and I'm new to the forums. I'm working on creating an online PHP based medieval game. I know what your thinking - RuneScape. To tell you the truth, my idea did come from that game, but I'm leaning in a different direction. I'm trying to create a world in which the player's actions effect the game itself. What happens is not planned by the programmer at all. :)

I have intermediate knowledge of:

PHP (enough to get started with a game I think.)
MySQL

I'm learning jQuery also.

What languages should I learn? I'm not sure where to start. I don't fully understand AJAX, although I'm interested in it.

Thanks,

M

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PHP is a language.

I've never played Runescape so I can't help you there, but is there a particular reason why you want to use a predominately application based programming language to make a game with?

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Well at least yours will be a medieval game, not an MMO. ;)
Because, the thought of a "beginner" embarking on those projects
are usually laughed at around the forums.

I say go for it with PHP and any database. If you think of how to represent
the game in the browser, you could do something fancy with javascript,
but for starters, why don't you let the server compose a low-resolution
image of the player and the environment?

Say PHP would generate maze like walls, symbls and an arrow to represent the player.
Of course this is far from real time, and sort of heavy on the server...

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