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R.A. Salvatore On Building Worlds

Posted in Games, Geek literature, Geekery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by Geek Tv

R.A. Salvatore, the popular fantasy author best-known for his Forgotten Realms novels starring Drow Elf Drizzt Do’Urden. For the past several years, he’s been working with Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios to produce a game codenamed Copernicus, an MMO.

With the disclaimer “I’m not here to tell you how to create a world. I am certainly not here to tell you how to design a game. What I am here is to tell you the principles I use when I create a world,” Salvatore began a journey through his gaming and writing careers and espoused core concepts of his world building methods.

“The first thing in an MMO is the size of the world. Any discussion of game design is about hitting sweet spots. For me, one of the most important things in an MMO is the size of the world,” said Salvatore. “[EverQuest] is still the game that I look to as the best world in a game,” due to its size and scope.

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Allods Online

Posted in Games with tags , , , , , , on April 14, 2010 by Geek Tv

This post isn’t about a show but for an MMO instead. Gpotato‘s Allods seems like a cheap copy of World of Warcraft at first but it has very pretty graphics and design and features the cutest fantasy race ever, The Gibberlings 😀 The interface and design remind greatly  of WoW but this one is absolutely FREE!

It is a 3D Fantasy MMORPG with some Sci-Fi elements. The game mixes high fantasy with the space opera genre, but with a much greater focus on fantasy. Unlike other MMORPGs, Allods Online has a great emphasis on its storyline. The game takes place after the destruction of the planet Sarnout which led to the formation of floating islands in space called Allods. Fight for either the Empire or the League in this extremely polished MMORPG.

You can see the races and other information here

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