Hey, its me. I wanted to ask some expierienced players what they think of an idea of mine. First I must tell you all something, I havent learned how to program yet! I will as soonn as I can though! Okay now heres the idea.
In my game(which I wil create asap) there are three nations. One nation is modled after the Romen Empire, the other is set in the dark ages, and the third is for ancient Japan. Of course they will not be completely the same, but similiar. Now, the players can choose from a list of races to choose from- human, elf, darkelf, dwarf, ect. Then they choose which country they want to live in. Then they will be randomly sent to a town or city anywhere in the nation.
From there they can do virtually anything. Each nation is controlled by a king, and the kings are controlled by me. With that position I can pass laws, form trade, and make history. I will also be able to start wars within the nations. Or, one nation vs the other. As for soldiers I will be able to draft anyone I choose, and frome there divide the army into groups headed by a leader. To win a war you must either capture all the forts in the other nation, or kill the king.
I know what your thinking, kill the king right? But, the king is the strongest warrior in the game, for each side of course, and is gaurded by the nations elite gaurds. To deal with the confusion of friend or foe in battle a flag will be on the back of every soldier, with a color and symbol to represent which banner he is under.
There are also ship battles, and heavy artillary for ground troops such as catapults. This game is based around an action fighting system from the 1st person view. In short the world and options you make in the game are elements of RPGS, but the fighting is strictly action based. Each race has their own traits that will stay with the player the rest of the game, while level ups increase only health and magic.
I am also going to try to add something I call 'weapon skill' which varies for each weapon. EX; a player with the obsidian longsword has the sword skill Airwave, which cuts through the air and hits far away opponents. The skill can only be used a number of times before the Skill bar empties. Landing hits with your weapon will slowly cause the bar to rise.
What do you think?