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Iona Fan Man
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Idea for an MMO "RACE WARS!!"


I thought of a story line for a multi-faction game set on Earth in the distant past.

apocalyptic time in the future some moon sized asteroid headed for Earth, everybody goin Die. blah,blah,blah

Man-kind has developed time travel, but they can't send people back to a time where they can change the past which would effect the future..yada,yada,yada..sometype of Back to the Future Paradox

So people are being sent 300 million years in the past to Pangaea (when all landmass was together)

As people end up there(no way to get back), they start noticing that the respective Races have certain allergic reactions to the plant life in certain areas but not others, and mix-breeds of people die off unable to cope and only the purest bred people of the respective races can migrate to the areas that are better suited for their respective races.

Fossil fuels hadn't yet formed(no gas, machines), and plant life while abundant, is new and mostly unknown as it either was extinct in the future or hadn't evolved into what it was known for. Same goes for animals.

That's the background setting, races=White, Black, Hispanic, Asian

Each area has protection from long term invasions(allergic exposures) but each area has unique plantlife/objects and whatever that the other areas need.

As the respective races start living on their new lands, they each develop untapped primal abilities that the new climate and diet bring forth.

And they war against each other because that's just what happens.

Typical wow style mmo....terribad?







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willymeaux
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re: Idea for an MMO "RACE WARS!!"


Lay off the bong





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Matisyeezy
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IMO, you can have the same concept by taking the same plot and tweaking it slightly to not split the opposing factions into racial categories. There's no way in hell a game like that would get the green light. If it did, it would get drug over the coals by every person in the media ever. And fairly so, there's pretty much no way that you can do that without it devolving into stereotypes or possibly more offensive characterizations. You have to differentiate each faction in some way, which pretty much means equating attributes to them. That's just easier to do with elves, aliens, or some other imaginary subset. Heck of a lot harder to offend people like that. But like I said, that's just my opinion.





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Iona Fan Man
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it would get drug over the coals by every person in the media ever.


yes, publicity

I would be sure to engender racial stereotypes: ie

Hispanics better gatherers
White can create new weapons(with unique traits) cost a ton
Asians can reproduce those cheaper
Blacks walk slower, run faster



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Matisyeezy
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Yeah, I don't think that's the kind of publicity you actually want. At least not if you're trying to turn a profit. I mean, to me it seems like pissing off every non-white person because you've deconstructed them into stereotypical representations while also managing to put it right into that "white guilt" wheelhouse is a horrible marketing strategy.

But I don't really know anything about marketing a video game






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paladine36
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re: Idea for an MMO "RACE WARS!!"


Sounds fun actually. Would probably have to be a rts. But yeah sadly you wouldn't be able to use the racial aspect if you wanted it to be a mainstream game.





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