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Hello gamedevs, I am new to programming and I wish to get help here and be able to finally make a start in my future goal :)
Well, I have planned to make a MMOrpg. Maybe similar to runescape or games like grand fantasia.
My main goal is to create a game. It doesn't matter other types of software programming. I think that the only thing I should focus in is to start programming, and in a future create my own engine.
What kind of languaje I should start with and any books to read if I don't know Anything?
Thanks in advance and greetings to you all!
Good luck!

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LOL, I remember when I started coding in C++. First thing I wanted to do was create an MMORPG.

Seven years later and I realise that I am never going to achieve this, and to be honest, would not want to - anymore...

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I guess Unity3D with C# is also a good way to start...
Lots of tutorials and also the asset store is growing quite nicely.
Lots of free and useful assets there as well.

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I always found that creating a Project Network gives a nice visual road map, which can be of great assistance during development.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_network[background=transparent]
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I wonder if film-making forums get posts from people that don't know anything about film-making but want to make a movie like Iron Man 2, and want to know where to start.


There is nothing wrong with having ambition and a goal, even if it is unrealistic. As long as you keep taking the stepping stones to get there.

But its good to ask people, because then your goal is put in perspective.

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There is nothing wrong with having ambition and a goal, even if it is unrealistic. As long as you keep taking the stepping stones to get there.


Except that it's painfully unclear to beginners how making hello world or tic tac toe is going to get them to their unrealistic goal since the path to get there is so long.

It causes beginners dispair since they don't see any meaningful progress, and think the issue is that they're not doing well. Achieving goals is important; far moreso than setting them.

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Except that it's painfully unclear to beginners how making hello world or tic tac toe is going to get them to their unrealistic goal since the path to get there is so long.

It causes beginners dispair since they don't see any meaningful progress, and think the issue is that they're not doing well. Achieving goals is important; far moreso than setting them.


I do agree with you. But like I said, although there are many questions like this on this site. It's good for them to be told from many people and get it put in perspective.

I also think the goals of people who have studied some sort of computing subject such as software engineering or computing science (like myself) or are just self learning can be a bit different because they haven't been thought making all the little SEEMINGLY pointless programs that actually teach you a lot about OOP and such

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