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(VG 24/7)   Firefly MMO will have players putting on their cunning hats and playing for reputation. What is reputation? Is people talking. Is gossip   (vg247.com) divider line 112
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2014-03-23 03:14:49 PM  
I don't think there's going to be any multi-player missions though.

This is something the captain has to do for himself.
 
2014-03-23 03:35:24 PM  
browncoats untie!
 
2014-03-23 03:42:43 PM  
It'll be just like the TV show. A small, cultish following will form and adore the game completely until somebody pulls the plug 5 months later.
 
2014-03-23 03:48:15 PM  

GreenAdder: It'll be just like the TV show. A small, cultish following will form and adore the game completely until somebody pulls the plug 5 months later.




lh3.googleusercontent.com

As for the news of a Firefly MMO...

lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-03-23 04:10:58 PM  
Sounds extremely generic and tedious.
In this interview it's directly said that the content is gated by the reputation system. You will be blocked from content and forced to specialize as a way of delaying your character development.

The only thing new about this MMO is the license.
 
2014-03-23 05:13:23 PM  
I wanna be a space hooker!
 
2014-03-23 05:32:39 PM  

fusillade762: I wanna be a space hooker!


Space hobo.  Definitely space hobo.  Plenty of hiding places to hitch rides on those Firefly class ships.
 
2014-03-23 05:48:10 PM  
I would give this a try.
 
2014-03-23 05:48:36 PM  
This MMO has a unique opportunity to be disappointing.
 
2014-03-23 05:49:13 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-23 05:53:28 PM  

hamdinger: [i.imgur.com image 456x349]


They played it out of order and didn't even air the complete season. It was doomed to fail from the start.
 
2014-03-23 05:56:54 PM  
The intro video had a ton of Serenity ships flying around.

You know what might be cool, and work pretty well? If EVERYBODY can play as the members of the crew, you join the crew and fly around, but to everybody else in the game in another crew - you appear as some other ship and crew. Any interaction you have looks the opposite to the other group.

In other words, when somebody else's Serenity flies by, you see some other type of ship completely, and their crew names are similarly different. To the other group, it is YOU who is not on Serenity or a member of its crew.

It's still not a practical solution to the Jedi dilemma in a Star Wars MMO game (Everybody wants to be a Jedi Knight), but for an MMO like this, it could work.
 
2014-03-23 05:57:22 PM  
This sounds shiny, count me in!!
 
2014-03-23 06:12:21 PM  

LesserEvil: The intro video had a ton of Serenity ships flying around.

You know what might be cool, and work pretty well? If EVERYBODY can play as the members of the crew, you join the crew and fly around, but to everybody else in the game in another crew - you appear as some other ship and crew. Any interaction you have looks the opposite to the other group.

In other words, when somebody else's Serenity flies by, you see some other type of ship completely, and their crew names are similarly different. To the other group, it is YOU who is not on Serenity or a member of its crew.

It's still not a practical solution to the Jedi dilemma in a Star Wars MMO game (Everybody wants to be a Jedi Knight), but for an MMO like this, it could work.



That sounds like a great idea for a throw away MMO like this.  It might work better though if they just dropped the first M and just make this a multi-player online game, forget the massive portion.
 
2014-03-23 06:13:30 PM  

neuroflare: hamdinger: [i.imgur.com image 456x349]

They played it out of order and didn't even air the complete season. It was doomed to fail from the start.


Don't feed the troll.
 
2014-03-23 06:22:19 PM  
TFA: As such, Firefly Online isn't about you being the hero -

It's about you being the Big Damn Hero.
 
2014-03-23 06:22:25 PM  

hamdinger: [i.imgur.com image 456x349]


more like
i.imgur.com

Seriously all good shows go to scifi...scyfi..syfy to die or are born feet first with parts missing if they originate on that channel.

As for the game I'll wait till it gets some screenshots or gameplay videos released because TFA sounds like Peter Molyneux jacking off on Firefly which considering the fanbase doesn't need anymore jizz on it.
 
2014-03-23 06:27:51 PM  

Ghastly: I don't think there's going to be any multi-player missions though.

This is something the captain has to do for himself.


No I don't.
 
2014-03-23 06:28:15 PM  
Every time Fox gets good Sci fi, they kill it.  Almost human is their latest victim.
 
2014-03-23 06:29:00 PM  
As long as it's not another farking WoW clone, I'll give it a shot when goes live.
 
2014-03-23 06:29:49 PM  

fusillade762: I wanna be a space hooker!


i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-23 06:30:52 PM  

Deadite: hamdinger: [i.imgur.com image 456x349]

more like
[i.imgur.com image 251x201]

Seriously all good shows go to scifi...scyfi..syfy to die or are born feet first with parts missing if they originate on that channel.

As for the game I'll wait till it gets some screenshots or gameplay videos released because TFA sounds like Peter Molyneux jacking off on Firefly which considering the fanbase doesn't need anymore jizz on it.


It was on Fox. They killed it.
 
2014-03-23 06:37:48 PM  

El Freak: Deadite: hamdinger: [i.imgur.com image 456x349]

more like
[i.imgur.com image 251x201]

Seriously all good shows go to scifi...scyfi..syfy to die or are born feet first with parts missing if they originate on that channel.

As for the game I'll wait till it gets some screenshots or gameplay videos released because TFA sounds like Peter Molyneux jacking off on Firefly which considering the fanbase doesn't need anymore jizz on it.

It was on Fox. They killed it.


He's probably referring to shows like SG-1 and Sliders moving to Sci-fi to die.

I disagree, though. SG-1 and MST3k had some of their best years on the channel.
 
2014-03-23 06:38:54 PM  

LesserEvil: It's still not a practical solution to the Jedi dilemma in a Star Wars MMO game (Everybody wants to be a Jedi Knight), but for an MMO like this, it could work.


The other solution to that issue is just to shift the setting.  SW:ToR worked really well by shifting to the Old Republic period, before the Sith came up with the rule of 2 and where the Force was much more a basic part of daily life.  So it didn't matter anymore if 90% of players were Jedi/Sith-- constant warfare hadn't yet selected force sensitivity out of the population (where it had forcibly been inserted by the abusive precursors to make humans better slaves) and developing those powers or not was more a question of dedication and professional commitment than genetic aptitude.

The focus-shift for the 'verse is similar -- just set it near the outer rim or before/during the civil war, so that either 90% of the people in space logically  are part of an unregistered (e.g. usually but not always criminal) organization and isolated from the allied worlds by pirate/reaver space to a degree, or where Alliance and Freeholders are on more logistical even footing to begin with.

// The best storyline in SWToR was technically force-sensitive but not really a conscious force  user, Smuggler had hands-down the best plot and also all of the most entertaining abilities except for force-jumping.  Grenades... grenades everywhere... good luck force-dodging the entire room being on fire, assholes.
 
2014-03-23 06:39:42 PM  
Will all the players be saying "verse" this and "shiny" that, and "I recken"? That already sucks.
 
2014-03-23 06:43:18 PM  
Will Mrs. Reynolds be available in the game?
 
2014-03-23 06:46:17 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: fusillade762: I wanna be a space hooker!

[i291.photobucket.com image 736x588]


One of my first, and still, I think, my finest...

/I promised myself I wouldn't cry...
 
2014-03-23 06:51:50 PM  

El Freak: Deadite: hamdinger: [i.imgur.com image 456x349]

more like
[i.imgur.com image 251x201]

Seriously all good shows go to scifi...scyfi..syfy to die or are born feet first with parts missing if they originate on that channel.

As for the game I'll wait till it gets some screenshots or gameplay videos released because TFA sounds like Peter Molyneux jacking off on Firefly which considering the fanbase doesn't need anymore jizz on it.

It was on Fox. They killed it.


Really? meh my memory of that time is pretty shot to hell. I do remember most shows I liked getting farked over till AMC/HBO/BBCa started getting awesome must subscribe shows.
 
2014-03-23 06:53:13 PM  
This could be cool if they really take care to do it right.  Leave it open, but make people not want to grief due to risk of extreme losses.

But meh, I have high hopes, but low expectations.
 
2014-03-23 06:54:01 PM  
i970.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-23 06:58:03 PM  
I'm signed up.  Beware Captain Alvin Toffler ;)
 
2014-03-23 06:59:19 PM  

omeganuepsilon: This could be cool if they really take care to do it right.  Leave it open, but make people not want to grief due to risk of extreme losses.

But meh, I have high hopes, but low expectations.


Yeah, given you basically just suggested Eve Online I wouldn't hold your breath on the "no one wants to grief because of permanent losses" thing.  Sure the number of people griefing is relatively low in Eve but the scale and sometimes-legendary nature of it more than balances it out.
 
2014-03-23 06:59:30 PM  
Can you stay in your bunk the whole time?

Can I bang the companion right off?

Can I drop the crazy teen into unsuspecting enemy situations then trigger her kill everyone switch?

Can I bang the mechanic right off?

Can I finally get Wash's backstory other than he was a DJ named Venus Flytrap on a radio station in Cincanatti?

Can I bang Kirby at the radio station?
 
2014-03-23 07:00:28 PM  

hamdinger: [i.imgur.com image 456x349]


But enough about Star Trek and Futurama.....
 
2014-03-23 07:02:36 PM  
a.onionstatic.com
 
2014-03-23 07:10:17 PM  

theflatline: Can I finally get Wash's backstory other than he was a DJ named Venus Flytrap on a radio station in Cincanatti?


Wot?

You mean the Shepard used to be a detective in a New York precient.
 
2014-03-23 07:13:42 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: fusillade762: I wanna be a space hooker!


Saved!
 
2014-03-23 07:14:08 PM  
So, ignoring what's going to probably be a god awful MMO (There hasn't yet been one based on a license which wasn't complete and utter shiat, the most recent, SWTOR, failed so spectacularly that the only way it could have been worse was if they closed and rereleased a year later like FF14).

Has there been any other work released about the Firefly universe? Any books, graphic novels, etc.?  It seems odd to me that, given the sci-fi aspect, there haven't been a billion novels. Like Star Wars/Trek, or Forgotten Realms schlock, etc.
 
2014-03-23 07:18:23 PM  

hamdinger: [i.imgur.com image 456x349]


By this logic, 60 Minutes, Law and Order, Guiding Light, and The Simpsons are the best shows ever.

/Good != Popular
//Popular != Good
 
2014-03-23 07:21:05 PM  

Jim_Callahan: omeganuepsilon: This could be cool if they really take care to do it right.  Leave it open, but make people not want to grief due to risk of extreme losses.

But meh, I have high hopes, but low expectations.

Yeah, given you basically just suggested Eve Online I wouldn't hold your breath on the "no one wants to grief because of permanent losses" thing.  Sure the number of people griefing is relatively low in Eve but the scale and sometimes-legendary nature of it more than balances it out.


Wat?

I suggested no such thing, I tossed out a generic mechanic seen in many mmo's in one form or another.

But whatever, after reading up on the Firefly game, battle will be turn based strategy.
Blech.

Eve could have been somewhat cool if they'd allowed actual piloting and dogfighting.

I'll wait for Star Citizen, the new Elite, or one or two others on the horizon.
 
2014-03-23 07:21:28 PM  

red5ish: Will all the players be saying "verse" this and "shiny" that, and "I recken"? That already sucks.


'Verse.

Shiny.

Reckon.

The more haters try to make it cool to badmouth Firefly, the more I will resist your evil by intensifying my love. That show ruled.
 
2014-03-23 07:27:31 PM  

theflatline: Can you stay in your bunk the whole time?

Can I bang the companion right off?

Can I drop the crazy teen into unsuspecting enemy situations then trigger her kill everyone switch?

Can I bang the mechanic right off?

Can I finally get Wash's backstory other than he was a DJ named Venus Flytrap on a radio station in Cincanatti?

Can I bang Kirby at the radio station?


WTF?

Wash was a programmable human for hire who went crazy, not a DJ. Book was a detective in New York City and Mal used to work in a pizza joint.

Also, WKRP's hottie was Bailey, not Kirby.
www.sitcomsonline.com
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2014-03-23 07:28:26 PM  

mjones71822: Thanks for the Meme-ries: fusillade762: I wanna be a space hooker!

Saved!


The thanks goes to

hubiestubert

Well done, Sir!
 
2014-03-23 07:30:00 PM  
With the amount of fangasm in here, one would almost think it was a brony thread.
 
2014-03-23 07:30:42 PM  
Oh, and also: Saying that if a show was good it wouldn't have been canceled is like saying that if the library at Alexandria had anything worth a damn in it it wouldn't have been burned.
 
2014-03-23 07:42:09 PM  

Grotesk: Oh, and also: Saying that if a show was good it wouldn't have been canceled is like saying that if the library at Alexandria had anything worth a damn in it it wouldn't have been burned.


Don't listen to those  go tsao de haters.  The show was fantastic, and it was canceled because some  fay-fay duh pee-yen network executive couldn't see past each week's ratings figures.  They made a rabid fan-base kind of show, the sort of thing that long term success is made of, and they didn't give it the time it needed to develop.
 
2014-03-23 07:44:58 PM  
and they are going to write dialog that may be unlocked if you have the right character. sure. and if they do what a waste of development time for something not everyone can use.every mmo gets blasted with the not enough quests and content complaint at launch. his idea of a preacher or diplomat getting more dialog options is far different then this is only a quest for hunters or potion makers.
 
2014-03-23 07:45:12 PM  
omeganuepsilon:
But whatever, after reading up on the Firefly game, battle will be turn based strategy.
Blech.


In an MMO? How would that even work...?

I like Turn-based strategy... just can't see it working in an MMO...

Honestly I'd like to believe this will be good, but

A) I generally don't like MMOs anyway
B) We've all been bitten by the movie/tv based game before. It's so rare for one to be good that I never even play them anymore.
 
2014-03-23 07:46:58 PM  

starlost: and they are going to write dialog that may be unlocked if you have the right character. sure. and if they do what a waste of development time for something not everyone can use.every mmo gets blasted with the not enough quests and content complaint at launch. his idea of a preacher or diplomat getting more dialog options is far different then this is only a quest for hunters or potion makers.


I think the real question what extra options will there be if you play a Companion... ;)
 
2014-03-23 07:51:58 PM  
Can you be a strawberry?
 
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