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Monday, May 19, 2008 5:08 AM

SINKINRUBBERDUCK


I've heard around that some kind of Firefly MMORPG is going to be made by Multiverse. Does anybody have any information on this release or ideas about what could be in it or what they would find interesting,that they can share with their fellow browncoats.

Here's some links I've been able to find so far;
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/12/72263

http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/12/08/0358216&from=rss



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Friday, June 27, 2008 4:58 AM

SPACEVIKING


no info but it would be pertty damn cool.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 8:56 AM

MICJWELCH


It's kind of fizzled out. I was following it pretty close for a while, even thought I was going to be able to help with it, but there hasn't been anything at all in quite a while.



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Thursday, July 10, 2008 7:28 AM

CRIMSONDAWN


we can only hope

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Sunday, September 28, 2008 7:29 AM

MYSTARRIA


Firefly MMORPG delayed (canceled?)for a Buffy one. I think they're making a huge mistake. Firefly had a ton more growth potential than Buffy possibly could. Not sure what they're thinking.

I liked Buffy, but that story had one city, I don't see how they could grow beyond that without killing the story. Whereas Firefly there are multiple planets and factions offering huge room for growth of the game.

Let's hope it is just a delay.

Here's one of many links with info:

http://www.massively.com/2008/09/03/virtual-worlds-conference-talk-to-
unveil-buffy-the-vampire-slaye
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Monday, January 5, 2009 3:15 PM

DREAMTROVE


I could write one if there was enough interest.
Give me some time, and let me know the interest level and if there's anyone else out there with some dev skills.

The Verse is far more well defined than it is explored, and so there's huge room for material.

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Monday, January 5, 2009 3:38 PM

BYTEMITE


Hmm. If Multiverse is only just changing a Firefly MMORPG for a Buffy MMORPG... I wonder if maybe they'll release some of the original Firefly coding as a sort of official mod.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009 4:00 AM

DREAMTROVE


My guess is that it doesn't exist.

Think about it. First, think about the multiverse engine. Then think about Buffy.

You have Torrence High, and then a street or two, and graveyards. It's really straightforward and simple, and not very big.

Now consider Firefly. As a dataset. Firstoff, even the ship itself, which is probably where they caved, is not neat symmetrical layout, full of curves and angles, etc. But passed that, the idea becomes insane.

The engine doesn't really look set up for spaceships either, aside from the interior which it could handle. Finally, there's the community issue. You can fill a virtual world with thousands of users, but you can't put them all on Serenity.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 12:58 AM

CHAPTERANDVERSE


The newest ScifiNow magazine (with Eliza on the front) features some of Firefly-related stuff, including a nice report on the best merchandise, and it states that the Firefly MMORPG has been officially dropped in favor of a Buffy game.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:09 PM

DREAMTROVE


Yeah, as I said, making the buffy world would be much easier. Not only is it small, but it's all very standard dimensionally. Also, they have a set 8 million user fanbase, vs. I'm reading around 600,000 firefly fans. Probably helped in no small part not only by being on for 10x as many eps, but by the Buffy RPG. Maybe we should start smaller. Firefly RPG.

Okay. I've talked myself into it, if anyone is interested. We can start collecting data and construct an unofficial firefly RPG. Anyone interested?

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:21 PM

BYTEMITE


I think plenty of people are. :) In fact, there's a lot of people working on many different Firefly/Serenity MMORPG projects, and I hope one of them is successful.

And that Multiverse/Fox/Universal don't hear about it.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 10:25 PM

SIGMANUNKI


There are not "many different Firefly/Serenity MMORPG projects". Period. There is currently exactly one (fan made). But, that has been put on hold due to the project leads computer crashing recently and it really can't be said that they've gotten off the ground yet. No offence to those involved, but the proof is in the pudding so to say.

When it comes to single player games, there is one ongoing one, and many many failed/abandoned ones.

There are two (I believe) table stop RPG games that are fan made and the one official one.

When it comes to card/board games, search the archives. Someone here has created a couple.

But, that's it for FF/S gaming. I know it's sad to have that little. But, it's the honest truth.


@Dreamtrove:

I do believe that you are grossly underestimating the time and effort involved in such endeavours. It'll take more than just a couple people to get something like that done.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 11:20 PM

LOWENHART


i know many people working on a Firefly "MMORPG"
and they build on it since more than 2 years
you must be in the wrong circles

i think its cool whats going on :)

PS....DREAMTROVE you should join

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