John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

My tweets

  • Thu, 13:24: I think I may have let my ramen steep too long. #NotAEuphemism #OrIsIt
  • Thu, 13:39: Levelling is so pointless in MMOs. -.- #LotRO especially. :P
  • Thu, 13:41: 1st level: fighting 1st level goblins. 70th level: fighting 70th level goblins. Whee.
  • Thu, 13:43: The only reason everybody puts levelling in, is that everybody puts levelling in. :P It was good for D&D, but it’s not good for everything.
  • Thu, 13:45: Of course, in D&D terms, nobody in Lord of the Rings was higher than 6th level anyway. Lots of people don’t get that.
  • Thu, 13:46: Elves in the Silmarillion were probably up to the 9th-10th level range.
  • Thu, 13:51: Glorfindel: 10th level elf paladin. Maybe. 5th level upon his resurrection. Going to Mandos takes it out of an elf.
  • Thu, 13:53: Calibrating your expectations w/ D&D:
  • Thu, 13:59: OTOH, other genres have different ranges… “The Avengers” start around level 8 and go up.
  • Thu, 14:04: So what would I do w/ my dream MMO? Probably -some- sort of levelling mechanic to represent training, but on a smaller scale.
  • Thu, 14:05: Most character advancement would be done via learning new skills, and/or equipment. Emphasis would be on gameplay, not power grind.
  • Thu, 14:06: However, I also realize that my dream MMO could easily be snubbed by all the n00bpwners, and thus make no money. I’m fine with that.
  • Thu, 14:13: My dream MMO would probably also have a team of GMs, whose job it would be to keep coming up with new content in a particular zone.
  • Thu, 14:14: Each zone would have its own continuity & history, with old quests removed and new ones added on a regular basis. It would be dynamic.
  • Thu, 14:14: Without levelling, you don’t have to worry about scaling the content all the time and so on; content is always “on level."
  • Thu, 14:15: You could move from zone to zone, or just “stay home” in an area you like.
  • Thu, 14:16: Emerald Vale this month is different from Emerald Vale last month, because some NPC has died, or new buildings are being added...
  • Thu, 14:16: There were goblins down in the mines last month, but adventurers wiped them all out. On the other hand, griffons just migrated from the N.
  • Thu, 14:17: Maybe, I never played one of those. But w/ graphics. /RT @Kingdomcub: sounds like you're looking for an RP message board from the late 90s
  • Thu, 15:01: RT @ClimateDesk: New Jersey bans Tesla to ensure buying a car will always suck via @wired
  • Thu, 22:54: And now, to bed. Leaving for Baltimore in the a.m.! Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. :)
  • Thu, 22:57: Somewhere in Pittsburgh, a lonely crosswalk sign says, “Penn Avenue. Walk sign is on to cross, Penn Avenue."
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