Ive dipped in and out of these forums for years and this latest reappearance to the forums has a different feel, things are shinier and sleeker than ever but it seems not without a cost these forums are much less populated than before however it seems a strong politer yet smaller group of eclipsians has remained!
Anyway i digress, a lot of games pick up and lose momentum all the time and pretty much most games on here are nothing more than a few ideas and screenshots and the rmxp users sometimes have enough content to set up an alpha due to the non setbacks of pre created content. With the newest version of eclipse just released I wonder if there is anything that can bring more light, members and production back to these forums.
So this brings me to my next point, just because something is labelled specifically it doesn’t mean that has to be its purpose, the biggest downfall for well produced eclipse games in my opinion is at the end of the day a very small proportion of people off this community will play and support a 2D MMORPG with all the games out there. However people worldwide still avidly play and support 2d rpgs and 2d games. So what if you were to create an OFFLINE game with eclipse?
Building an offline game with a MMORPG Maker???
Well here is my theory: I am currently (with Eclipse) building a singleplayer/cooperative dungeon crawler rpg, and heres how im going to do it:
Singleplayer - user downloads the client + server, hosts own server, jumps on new character, ADVENTURE BEGINS
Offline Multiplayer - user downloads server + client, remaining players download client, one player hosts, upto 4?8?16? Players join, LAN PARTY ENSUES
Online Multiplayer - user downloads client, finds online player or developer hosted server, connects, NEW FRIENDS, MULTIPLAYER MADNESS!
So for those who tl:dr go back and read it; this is a valid point (atleast i believe) raised. Eclipse is essentially a slightly more confusing, free, better version of RPG MAKERS but what do we have over them? (Multiplayer capabilities). I think a lot of games on here would flourish under the prospect of no pressure to fill a server because the game can be played single player!
Plus i like to think a lot more original and custom ideas would come out this door.
AN INTERESTING CONCEPT? A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?