Hello everyone, I just want to start by saying, I have a pretty great idea for a One Piece MMO, now first off, I just want to say the core idea is not my original idea, I saw a video on YouTube of a guy discussing the idea but for the life of me...I cant find his video again, sorry, but here is how this will work, I am going to break this down into sections, please give me all your input, and for the love of god....if u work for a major mmo company...MAKE...THIS...HAPPEN! Alright, first thing is first, the main summary of the core system this game will work on, If you follow the One Piece Anime and/or Manga, then you should understand where I will go with this, I want the mmo to be JUST like one piece.....BUT its an alternate one piece, there will be no characters from the show, of course there will be NPC's but the point of this mmo is that the players are really the core of the game, like...literally 100/1 on the player:NPC ratio, REAL people have to be the driving force of this game....what do I mean? well like the youtuber said, everyone needs a role, the cipher pol agents,marines, pirates, Shibukai (warlords), pirate emperors, Gorosei (5 Eldar Stars) Vice,reg, and fleet admirals, pirate king, fishmen, and even everyday citizens (and whatever else I missed from the show) ALL need to be REAL LIVING PEOPLE. Main point: the whole game needs to be player driven, like an alternate real life, consequences will mean something, I want it to be that if I were to kill an admiral of the navy, It would mean something! I want real people coming up with bounties, higher up navy workers should have the ability to search a players name and give them a bounty poster with whatever bounty they honestly believe is fit. Sounds great huh? Now let me get down to specifics.
I. Character/Name Creation: Now first off....this is one piece...I don't want to see people running around named something like...XxKittykatmeowmeowxX, or lolking167, (of course that's TOTALLY OK if you WANT that.) but what I want is a name system that will let you use things like (space), -, ', :, ., and w.e else....this is One Piece people...we need real names, If I want to name myself "Soul D. Archer" then for the love of god.....let me do that! the naming system must be without restriction (aside from vulgarity and an excessive name length) Now for Character creation.....now....again....like I have been saying...this....is...ONE PIECE!, I don't want some cruddy generic character creator, I literally want a "perfect world" type character creator, you ever play champions online? then you know precisely what Im getting at, but I want that in One Piece format....I want to be able to look exactly like pirates from the show (or be as original as I want, I want all the hair styles and colors they can muster up...matter of fact....for eye and hair color....just gimme one of those custom color sliders (the ones that literally let u pick any color from the spectrum) but yea, I want tons of hair styles, and maybe throw in a decent amount of eye types too, and people this is.....(say it with me) ONE PIECE!, so give the character the ability to look as absolutely stupid, funny, or boss as possible, I'm talking noses that range from Nico robin weird to Usopp weird.....people can be large giants, or even 9 feet tall like Akainu, make people fat and ugly and hilarious looking like Kokoro the sea train conductor (if they want that). and I also want custom tattoos and decals for clothes, and also custom symbols and icons for the coat capes, (the kind that the admirals wear) or really just for any cape or coat. (also custom flags and sails is a must)....moving on
II. Combat,Devil fruits, and Environment Destruction: Ok, now....lets get something straight....This wont be the easiest thing...but this is one of my biggest concerns, this game is gonna need COMPLETE and TOTAL environment destruction, and I mean like....red faction levels....combined with Everquest next...let me paint a picture for you....I somehow came across the Gura Gura no Mi (Whitebeard's tremor tremor fruit) for god's sake....if I fully charge one of my power fists directly into the ground in the middle of a city in alabasta...I expect the place to FALLLLLL! and I mean absolutely collapse......it was said in the anime that whitebeard had the power to destroy the entire world (if he so chose) seriously...I want REALISM. if I the Magu Magu no Mi (Akainu's magma magma fruit) I expect to use the Ryusei Kazan (meteor volcano) and see absolute hell on earth...all around me, I want to see strong logias with the power to make the entire ocean quake nearby, and have ships swaying all around in the ocean near them....if I have Kizaru's Glint Glint fruit, I expect to be able to blow up an entire ship with my power. (now granted I don't want people to have this kind of power from day 1) which leads me to part 2 of section 2, Combat. people need to train..HARD I mean....REALLY HARD, to get to the level of the guys from the anime, you have to devote time....I don't want some guy just getting the rumble rumble fruit (Eneru's lightning based fruit) and just be able to run around and unleash hell on the world and that's the end of it....no screw that, but at the same time..Im not looking for a level system either....I want it to be like star wars galaxies (R.I.P. sweet prince) (also I am referring to Pre-CU) in that sense, or even Age of Wushu, no levels.....just training, there needs to be some kind of way that u can use the keyboard and mouse to make your own attacks, yes there can be combos and even hotkeys, (like if I use the Gum Gum fruit, I wanna see things like 1 on the keyboard being gum gum pistol...and 2 being whip) but there should be some kind of way to make your own attacks (still haven't thought that one through yet, suggestions are more than welcome) and you know what...no class system nonsense either...no restrictions...I want the ability to be able to master every single combat style in one piece (non devil fruit of course) if I put enough effort into it, whether it be swordsmanship, to sniping, martial arts (like Sanji's kicks), gun-slinging, or whatever it may be, I wanna be able to master all the forms of haki, (I'd say maybe every 1/50 new players have a chance at being able to master conqueror's, or maybe every player has a 0.1-1% chance of having it in them) main point being: No combat restrictions like in traditional mmo's, now for my final part of this section, the Devil fruits, Now this will kind of tie in the combat a bit, first thing is first, Devil fruits will have to either grow on random trees around the entire game world, or spawn in a random place around the game worlds, each devil fruit should be true to the anime and have the same effects and weaknesses in the anime, if I fall into the water, and nobody is around to save me....game over (this is why u should make good friends and allies) also as an example...if I have Doflamingo's string string fruit...then by god I better be able to fly around when its cloudy out, and also be able to use people as my puppets, Devil fruits like the tremor tremor fruit or the glint flint fruit, or even the magma magma fruit, should be a few fruits that should actually make you pretty op even if u find it just starting out (if so....you lucky bastard) once a devil fruit user dies, their devil fruit should pretty much instantly re-spawn somewhere around the entire world, now I must also say I think we shouldn't have too many character slots for this game, for realism reasons, also I would like to say their should be a perma-death system (now bare with me) I want this to be the ultimate One Piece Experience, if your character dies...then that's the end for that character, and their legacy, BUT if you aren't just some commoner in the game at the time, then it should be harder for you to die...again we've heard it before...THIS...IS...ONE PIECE.... you gotta understand that if I am at Whitebeard level...his fruit....his strength....his skill....my health and defense should be through the roof, (I literally want to see certain players with 100k or higher health and crazy stats) but only if they should have it (proper training, or powerful enough devil fruit/haki and techniques), I literally want to see a guy like white beard being fought by another 30+ players just to be able to even come close to beating him. (one piece type realism people). Moving on
III. Overall Roles in the game: You wanna be an average Joe helping marines or pirates get by? YOU GOT IT! Wanna be a fishman and master fishman karate up to Jinbei's level? WHY NOT!? You wanna rise to the rank of Vice, admiral, or fleet admiral? SURE THING! You wanna become a cipher pol agent and work for the world government? ALL YOURS MAN! You want to work towards the rank of Warlord? SKIES THE LIMIT! Wanna become king of the pirates!??!?! (Hey Elder scrolls online has an emperor system...why not this game!?) I want to see players of all types running around, I want to see a guy who has the mindset of crocodile try to Rule over Alabasta (of course hes gotta be tough enough....maybe even get in a little skirmish with whoever ate the gum gum fruit :P) I want to see royalty among the world, I want real people to have entire empires and their own law systems and everything, if someone decides to betray their own pirate captain...let it be so, don't even put a PVP restriction in the game....let every last thing be based on trust, If I wanted to pull a Blackbeard and kill my own crew member while everyone was sleeping and logged off because he was guarding the devil fruit the crew found...LET IT BE SO! people....I want the ULTIMATE ONE PIECE EXPERIENCE! I literally want to see custom islands not seen in the anime that people can construct their own empires on (I'll be getting to that later). Alright......that about sums that up really...Moving on
IV. Islands/the entire OPO World: Ok ok, now heres what I'm thinking...I want a HUGE VAST world, I mean like....elder scrolls online or Star Wars the Old Republic big, There needs to be actual islands from the anime and towns (Sky Islands, Whiskey Peak, Arlong Park, Marineford, Sabody, Loguetown, Punk Hazard (would have been and epic band name), Dressrosa, screw it....throw in long ring long, all of them really.....) but they don't need to be exact to the world of the anime, just put them in there, and everything else is custom and original, named islands,unnamed...straight up uncharted islands that people can just scavenge for wood and food and stuff, but also big islands that can be built on by players into whatever their hearts desire . This one is rather short and to the point so moving on....
V. The Straw hats Strike back....wut?, Ships/crew (guild)/friend system: Ok srsly guys...this one is very important, I wanna start out by saying their should be a few categories on the social menu, these are what Im thinking: Associate, Ally,Friend, Trusted Friend, Pact Brother (like Luffy, Ace, and Sabo) (There should also be a little system for that which is symbolic to the anime) Crew member (should also have a seperate guild menu type thing for ur crew), Rival, Enemy, Arch-Nemesis, VIP (like royalty in certain places), and lastly Person of Interest, now I am sure all of these are self-explanatory so I wont waste time explaining any of them. Also....Ship system.....this one is HUGE, I say u start off with an above average size dinghy (like what Luffy had before a real ship like the going merry), and then slowly (but not too slowly) move on up to a bigger ship, now Im thinking either u can build the ship custom (with the right supplies...Im thinking something like the planet explorers vehicle creation system) or u can buy pre-made ships and do w.e u want to them to make it to your taste. It should be able to be as big as possible, and I mean MASSIVE with enough money and supplies (but of course be able to be destroyed by other ships or devil fruit powers, because....yea...if not it wouldn't be fair), imagine someone with something like Whitebeard's ship but it couldn't be destroyed....they would be SOOOO OP. Of course there needs to be acceptable ship combat...Auto fire all cannons on port or starboard side with button presses...OR if people are manning your cannons, they can manually fire for you while you are at the helm. Sort of a pirates of the Caribbean online type thing u know...? Also, there should be a grappling hook type system or something similar to get to your ship if a giant wave (natural or made from an intense battle...either way) hits your ship to the point where you cant reach it. Alright....moving on.
VI. Currency system: If I've said it once I've said it a million times....THIS......IS....ONE PIECE! We need the currency to strictly be Beli, BUT....it needs to be a totally player driven economy, remember...everyone plays a role . And if someone brings in a bounty.....they need to be paid EXACTLY what is on the bounty poster....but the thing about that would be that the navy would have to have an unfair amount of funds....hmmmmm . Alright...moving on.
VII. Quest system/Armor system: Now lets be honest it doesn't matter how you put it, there is going to have to be some sort of quest system, Exploration,Bounties,Escorts,Assassinations,whatev er..... So yea put that in there....give people the opportunity to earn extra cash...meet together to form a common goal, make allies, the works . Also I want to point out that I don't think players should have to rely too much on an armor system, I want people to look like One Piece characters...not something out of WoW. Seeing a punch of pirates and marines running around all ironclad would be soooo stupid.....their natural bodies should be their armor through training.....if anything make armor totally stat related....not cosmetic at all....if they need armor THAT BADLY then fine....but at least make it so I don't see it, and just see my actual outfit that I put together .
VIII. Final Notes: If you have honestly read this entire thing to the end, then I want to thank you as a person, as a fellow One Piece fan, and as a gamer. Thank you for reading my thoughts, I am hoping to god someone will pick this up and make this a thing, an MMO that even a legend like Star Wars Galaxies would wish to be. took me a few hours to put this all together, so thank you for understanding and not getting frustrated with the length, THANK YOU ALL