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    Community enhancing features.

    Someone always brings this up whenever a new sandbox MMO appears, and as I haven't seen it mentioned yet, I guess I'll do it. IN MMO's, there are core features, such as combat, crafting, harvesting, exploration, and travel. However, these features on their own can lead to players being bored after a while (like anything when done a lot), and some of the sandbox games that people remember most fondly (e.g. UO and pre-change SWG) had features of perhaps less important to the overall world, but that provided a kind of glue to the community, and some fun fluff type things to do in between the serious stuff.

    The features I am talking about are things like having in-game taverns (hopefully player owned and run), card games in there or in other places, musician type skill perhaps, and other entertainment based endeavors that players can engage in with others. Some of these might lend themselves easily to Xsyon's core, like taverns. A tavern is just another building built by players, with a distinctive look perhaps and non instanced interior for many people. Others might be harder to implement, but having played a crop of recent sandbox games (Darkfall, MO, Roma Victor), they were all missing this fluff or glue that turns an empty world into a living, breathing entity. So I really hope Xsyon devs spend some time on this at some point, resources permitting.

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    Re:Community enhancing features.

    somewhere down the line, we get to make beer. Beer enhances everything.

    On topic, you have some good offerings and I really don't know the answers (except the beer part )

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    Re:Community enhancing features.

    I suspect this game will have lots of tools for those tribes creative enough to use them.

    Redecorate taverns for themed parties / events and invite other tribes. But why stop at a tavern? Make schools of magic, theology, or technology and run events with those. Set-up roleplay rivalries between them.

    The ability of tribes to give out quests should be a big aid in this sort of thing. A lot of events can centered around courier quests with player characters doing various parts.

    In the end the players will make or break this game since it has no static questing.

    Leader of Ancient Embers at ancientembers.net

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