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Transportation

Post by andromeda_welles » 29 Jul 2007, 03:38

I was wondering if anyone had thought about movement around Mana World, aside from shanks pony :-)

I was thinking that a cool idea would be to have a blimp service. Set up a couple of blimp towers, complete with tethered blimps, and have NPC's to sell tickets at a ticket stand.

Then, when the world expands and you want to have different islands or major towns, you have a system that you can use to move characters between islands etc.

To choose between the places you might want to go, have a separate map which is a sea of clouds with mountains poking up from underneath with place names. Then have a little sprite blimp move to the destination choice.

Just an idea. I'd have a go at the graphics except that I'm a lousy artist :-(
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Post by Crush » 29 Jul 2007, 04:31

World of Warcraft already did it.
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Post by andromeda_welles » 29 Jul 2007, 04:36

Typical. I've never played or seen it (and have no intention to do so)

Just goes to show that all the ideas in the world are already taken :-(
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Post by andromeda_welles » 29 Jul 2007, 08:43

These aren't original, but since we're on the topic:

How about a giant catapult and landing net
Dragon Airways - complete with palanquin on the back of the dragon.
Stork airlines - a giant sling that is picked up by a giant stork flying through

They've all been done before, as have all the other teleportation-like ideas. I think that anything that gets done will have a resonance with something that has been done before :-(
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