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X4 Massively Multiplayer

Post by Shadow_9 » Thu, 29. Jun 06, 20:40

What are some thoughts about a sequel to X3 being a massively online multiplayer game? I think that it would add a lot more realism and then you could fly through the X-universe with your buddies! Get into dogfights with other players and player factions. Mabye you could even go into staions or ships and chat eith other players. What does everyone think of this? Do you think it would make the X series better or do you think it would change the feel of the X series? :?

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Post by trebuchet127 » Thu, 29. Jun 06, 20:43

There have been thoughts on this for a long long while now.

check out the devnet forums if you can.

No further developments as far as the site shows but yeah... a good 4 years in i believe?

I think that if it were on free servers and regulated by game masters from all over the world, then it could be a fairly great game. P2P is something that really needs to be refined in order for me to buy into the monthly fee.

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Post by Carl Sumner » Thu, 29. Jun 06, 20:48

See the previous threads...

It would have some problems but they might be solved with the right design. 8)

But SETA would be impossible. :wink:
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Post by the beans » Thu, 29. Jun 06, 20:49

I would prefer it stay a 1 player game seeing that I have Dial-up.
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Post by UlteriorModem » Thu, 29. Jun 06, 21:42

the beans wrote:I would prefer it stay a 1 player game seeing that I have Dial-up.
I prefer single player as then I dont have to deal with cheats, hacks, and punks.

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Post by fiksal » Thu, 29. Jun 06, 23:10

UlteriorModem wrote:
the beans wrote:I would prefer it stay a 1 player game seeing that I have Dial-up.
I prefer single player as then I dont have to deal with cheats, hacks, and punks.

MM would be interesting, but it's likely that I wouldnt played it either...
On the other hand if there would be a multiplayer option - I'd be interested in it...
Start a game, either fresh, or load up your own save. Wait for your buddies to connect and perhaps go start the war with Xenon...

Not everything needs to be MM...

Just throwing it out there :)

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Post by Risky » Thu, 29. Jun 06, 23:38

Maybe someone can script up a multiplayer simulation....... everytime you go trough a gate there's a 50% chance you get attacked by 100 ships all comming you with insults in l33t-speak, an if you actually kill ony of them, they clain you're running a cheat.

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Post by busby1968 » Thu, 29. Jun 06, 23:50

I hope there make some comspect for newbies. Otherwise it be like annoying with people flying around in M6's killing people in M5's. Hope you can start as a tedilia/spilt/argon/boron or pariond. Ill think ill be a pariond.

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Post by Jon Tetrino » Fri, 30. Jun 06, 00:00

Risky wrote:Maybe someone can script up a multiplayer simulation....... everytime you go trough a gate there's a 50% chance you get attacked by 100 ships all comming you with insults in l33t-speak, an if you actually kill ony of them, they clain you're running a cheat.
lol, that would kick ass, simply cause I would show them a thing or two about Theo's Luck ;)

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Post by Alek Rudstrom » Fri, 30. Jun 06, 00:04

but think about it, when poeple wanted to stop playing what would happen how would the game work then?How could a factory or traders you own work when your sleeping? And no SETA!!!!?

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Post by fiksal » Fri, 30. Jun 06, 00:11

Alek Rudstrom wrote:but think about it, when poeple wanted to stop playing what would happen how would the game work then?How could a factory or traders you own work when your sleeping? And no SETA!!!!?
That's why multiplayer option as opposed to online world would work better with the current game.
All the people who are playing with you - are basically your buddies. Supposedly you'd all be doing something similiar together - otherwise what's the point of playing together. Thus if all players activate SETA then SETA turns on for all...
And when everybody logs off, the last person can shut down / stop the game... just like now.
Risky wrote:Maybe someone can script up a multiplayer simulation.......
"Script a multiplayer simulation"? There's no network code, or so I was told.

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Post by mrbadger » Fri, 30. Jun 06, 00:57

The whole reason I like X3 is that I'm the main focus of the game. I need not consider other players in my plans.

The amount of camping, n00b killing and general unfair treatment of new players in Eve tells me that a sandbox online X game would be awful. People would just camp the gates.

And forget going anywhere without loads of weapons.

It would be a bit bad I reckon.
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Post by Penfold153 » Fri, 30. Jun 06, 01:58

look i dont mind there being mms X game i just dont wonna be left out like with WoW i was a great fan of the pre-mms warcraft games but i cant play because i cant afford the monthly fee's and i'm not buying a game for £30 that i can only play for a month,

there should be a single player in with it so we have a choice to play mms or single player.

and i think your far more likely to get a LAN type of online gameing for X because egosoft has not got that kinda money.

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Post by nNemethon » Fri, 30. Jun 06, 02:16

UlteriorModem wrote:
the beans wrote:I would prefer it stay a 1 player game seeing that I have Dial-up.
I prefer single player as then I dont have to deal with cheats, hacks, and punks.
mr badger wrote:The whole reason I like X3 is that I'm the main focus of the game. I need not consider other players in my plans.

The amount of camping, n00b killing and general unfair treatment of new players in Eve tells me that a sandbox online X game would be awful. People would just camp the gates.

And forget going anywhere without loads of weapons.

It would be a bit bad I reckon
I play a lot of Diablo2 LoD online and hacks/cheats/bots etc. are rife in the game. Each time the devolpers patch out another one, it only takes a few days for a modified version of a hack to pop up. It seriously unbalances the game and then you get people 'camping' at waypoints, like eve-online, or just using a hack to kill you off.

It is an appealing idea for mm or just online with limited players in a universe but the last thing I need is for some clod to come along with an m2 and kill me off under a white flag so to speak. But, there's merits to all ideas and it just needs good thinking-out.
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Post by Cycrow » Fri, 30. Jun 06, 02:23

fiksal wrote:
Risky wrote:Maybe someone can script up a multiplayer simulation.......
"Script a multiplayer simulation"? There's no network code, or so I was told.
i think he ment simulating an online game by creating aload of ships to attack you, not to actaual script in multiple code.

personally i would prefer it to be a single player game rather than an online game.

i wouldn't mind a lan connection for a few ppl thou.

i really dont think the current game would as an online game and it would have to be pay monthly.

if you have a 1000 ppl trying to build thier own empires, each with 100 stations and 200 ships.

then ur talking 100'000 stations and 200'000 ships within the world and no way of fitting it in the current universe.

alot of computers struggle now to process the ships and sector there are, increasing the size is only going to make it slower and bandwidth heavy

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