What we want to see in a Game of Thrones MMO
In the Game of Thrones you win or you die. BigPoint games has recently announced development on a free to play MMO based off of the HBO series Game of Thrones and while we were immediately delighted at the news we also soon realized that expectations for any sort of Game of Thrones adaptation are going to be so high that we doubt any publisher would be able to make all of us happy. So here it is BigPoint, these are just a few of the ideas that need to be implemented in order to create the Game of Thrones MMO that us the fans really want to see.
First off and probably most importantly we need to be able to choose from as many houses as possible from the show for our character to be a part of. As of now it seems like we will only be given the choice of Stark, Lannister, or Baratheon. While this is a great start the first obvious missing choice is some sort of involvement with Daenerys Targaryen. We get that she is not in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms directly but there are still plenty of those loyal to her. Also, we started to wonder whether you had to create a new house and then become bannerman for the three main houses or would we have the opportunity to choose one of the current houses from the show. House Clegane is loyal to the Lannisters, the Mormonts are loyal to the Starks, and House Tarth loyal to the Baratheons. These are just a few of the most popular houses that we would like to choose from. If you watch the show your sure to know that the Night’s Watch has to be a choice as well. Who wouldn’t want to take the black, right?
Another important detail to all of us is the combat system that will be used. The fight scenes is both the books and show Game of Thrones are some of the most memorable. One of the main features we would like to see is a plethora of weapons to choose from. Will you take up the battle hammer like Robert Baratheon or the bastard sword of Jon Snow? We even would like to see the curved blade of the Dothraki, the Arakh. There are so many choices for armaments inside the Game of Thrones universe and who wants to be limited to only swords? However, giving the player different weapons won’t mean much unless we have direct control of how we use them. Automated battle scenes in any game can be a huge let down and so it would seem letting us go through and hack and slash our way through the Seven Kingdoms by our own accord would be a no brainer in a Game of Thrones MMO. This is also where we would like to see the RPG element of the game play a huge role. Give us the player direct control of our fighting style and moves, our strengths and weaknesses.
As the great Tywin Lannister once said, “Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.” Deception and treachery are major tools used in the Game of Thrones. Characters such as Varys and Petyr Baelish are major players who have never picked up a weapon. The fan favorite character Tyrion Lannister’s greatest moves have all been with his mind and not an axe. A true Game of Thrones game has to give the player the ability to participate and even win the Game of Thrones without ever picking up a weapon. Perhaps that is too much to ask but still, there has to be plenty of ways to lie and deceive both friends and foes alike.
No matter who makes the game or what kind of game it is the expectations are going to be very high for a Game of Thrones game, we get that. We just feel that there are certain aspects that make the fans really love the Game of Thrones world and those have to be implemented into the game to make it the best it can be.