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    Need info/advice on MMORPG's, and computer/internet info

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Wrizzy, Jul 17, 2015.

    I posted this question on the gaming thread, but it fits here too.

    I was wondering if anyone with gaming experience and computer system/ gaming system knowledge would be willing to advise me in a story I'm trying to develop. I'm still in the early plotting stages. Premise is about the MC being a computer gamer. A lot of story action might occur within game, and being more of a light gamer myself, I don't feel I have enough knowledge to develop this as I'd like. The MC would be capable/knowledgeable enough to hack the game system (though not necessarily for malicious reasons).

    I'd probably need to be babied a bit. I've played WOW, Guild Wars (1&2), SW:TOR, LOL, and others, but i'm not very knowledgeable on game speak or gaming system terms and such.

    Thanks in advance!:)
     
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    I've been an on-line gamer for about 16 years now. I'm not sure if I can help but I'll try. :)

    I'm not so sure about the 'hacking' aspect, though; but I am aware that there are some programmers on the forum that could help in that department.
     
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    Thanks, I really appreciate your willingness! :) I will probably PM you some questions as they develop, if that's all right.

    Just to shoot out a bit more background, the story will probably end up being something like You've Got Mail meets Sword Art Online.
     
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    Sure, just message me whenever.

    I love the film You've Got Mail. :)
     
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    So, to make sure I follow: You have a game within a game, and this is in a Mulit-Player, not a single player environment? And player(s) are playing the internal game and can 'hack' this game to achieve some purpose?
     
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    Sorry to get back so late. Got caught up in life.

    The story is about someone in the real world who plays a computer game. Only one game is in this story. The main character hacks the gaming system. Still working out the reasoning behind why they do this. I think it is to solve an internal problem with another gaming company wanting to sabotage the company who created the one that the main character plays.
     
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    Hey Wrizzy,

    If you still need any info on games or gaming send me a message. Though going by your plot overview it sounds like its more on the hacking/software side of things. However my housemate happens to be a network engineer, so if any if the questions are on that side of things I can pitch them to him.
     
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    omg i was writing my afterlife short story contest entry as taking part somewhat in an MMORPG but wasn't able to finish it. cool coincidence and question!!
     
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    Thank you. I rotate through different stories I work on, so as I come back around with questions for this one I will let you know. I appreciate your willingness to help. :)
     
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    I don't have a huge amount of knowledge on the topic but I've done a fair share of gaming (console and online). Also, a general idea of networking and programming. Send me a message sometime and I'll try to answer if I can. Good luck!

    One thing to note is that even general gaming terms can vary depending on the game played and genre.
     

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