One of the big problems some Buy to Play MMO games run into is that their only income is the sales of the game and as servers cost money to run and people need a salary to survive the income doesn’t always stretch enough to actually keep the game going.
Vanity, in a way, special patterns/manuals on a shop that would cost a irl currency that would allow you to craft that armor/weapon with any type of material(the stats of the armor/weapon would depend of the material used) tho the skin would be of the one you bought with irl money.
also i guess i’ll write up a thread on a companion system, it is going to be a late developement feature ofc, but also a nice way of getting vanity and event items into the game without being overpowered
Cosmetic Pets (better: New ones next to those allready available ingame) or other cosmetic stuff like skins for armor, furniture or items are okay, but I would love if every new skin is available ingame for all people. The option for buying such skins can be added if the game had run for a long time and new entering players are getting rare (if the other options are not enough anymore (and yeah, that may take years ))
You do know that both are based of an old WC3 mod called dota right? namely dota allstars which emerged from a really crude unpolished version of the original dota which originated from an SC1 custom map called Aoen of strife.
Just because im a huge fan of DotA 2, I hope you understand there is no rip off factor for this game as you can play EVERYTHING without paying. Sure there are arguments about the most recent yearbeast event, but that was kinda stupid and not as pay2win as others made it seem.
I was curious if the rented world space would be completely private instances, or if they would be bound to the Oort universe. There might be a lot of extra value if the rented worlds could be connected to the Oort universe via portals for the players with membership to both Oort and the rented worlds. However, it could be exploited if not planned carefully.
Edit: ignore this posts as there are too many exploits
If there’s anything I know about games it’s that cosmetics and other non gameplay influencing things can sell like wildfire. Dota, Tf2, CS:GO to name a few. especially if we have steam connection for the game, cosmetic things would sell very well. There should be a way of earning those things for free, just much harder. A community market might also be cool because that way you can get those items to circulate and give everyone a small slice of the profits.
As far as future merchandise goes, we need to wait for more features to come out, then we the players can play the game and slowly the community will recognize certain things as representative of Oort.
From there the devs will have something to sell because it’s iconic at that point.
Right now, in this current stage of development, most people only see it as a Minecraft clone.
We speak of the Titans like an unseen prophecy because they don’t exist yet, and portals/warps lead us to more minecraft worlds.
But when they finally come out with races that’ll be the first step in selling physical products, like a plush toy or a poster of something that exists.