Linked by JoshB on Mon 14th Nov 2011 11:45 UTC
Games When I decided to take on this article I thought it would be easy. Grab a few quotes from some developers, re-hash WINE support, check out the latest version of Battle for Wesnoth... Simple stuff.
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RE[2]: Need an MMO
by tuma324 on Mon 14th Nov 2011 18:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Need an MMO"
tuma324
Member since:
2010-04-09

"Hopefully the OSS game devs will put something together with the newly sourced iDTech engine aside from yet another Quake rehash...


The sad truth is that the majority of F/OSS games fill atleast one of the following, if not multiple ones:
* Looks horrible.
* Is yet-another deathmatch FPS.
* Lacks any kind of single-player story.

I do realize that creating deathmatch FPSes is easy; you don't need a coordinated effort in drafting a story, you don't need to write your own engine, you don't even need to worry about the graphics either as people are too busy killing eachothers to notice anything else. Anything more complicated quickly requires too much coordination to be possible.

*toddles back to playing Skyrim*
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How about your start contributing then?

Wait, that's impossible right?

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RE[3]: Need an MMO
by WereCatf on Mon 14th Nov 2011 18:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Need an MMO"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

How about your start contributing then?

Wait, that's impossible right?


I never claimed to have the required skills, now did I?

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RE[4]: Need an MMO
by Soulbender on Tue 15th Nov 2011 16:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Need an MMO"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You could contribute with the storytelling.
I mean, how hard can it be considering that most commercial games have laughably bad stories (and acting) that wouldn't even make the grade in a C-level movie production.

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RE[3]: Need an MMO
by Kivada on Tue 15th Nov 2011 05:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Need an MMO"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

How about your start contributing then?

Wait, that's impossible right?


Ah yes! Because everyone that uses open source software has any ability to code or has any 3d modeling skill?

I'm more then willing to pay for an OSS game, there are plenty of engines that have licensing terms that allow for you to make a profit.

Hell how about an RPG Maker or Fighter Maker or Never Winter Nights style DIY game maker kit.

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