What was Glitch missing?
edited March 2015 in General
For many of you the answer to that question is nothing. We were all pretty in love with Glitch : ) But I'm sure there was some small way the game failed to be exactly what you wished it would be. What was that thing for you? Do you think it could happen in Eleven? Why?
I cannot wait for Eleven to come into its own; I hope that it can fill that Glitch-shaped hole in my heart.
I think that's the biggest part of it for me. Like, there were plans for extended backstory, weaving it throughout the gameplay experience, being written for the old game. And, although I hope a Eleven manages to breathe life back into even this central, critical, part of the game, the story they tell won't be, can't be, the story that was going to be told.
A few other things that I felt Glitch was missing...
For our Avatars - Accessories (Sunglasses, Jewelry, Gloves), and the ability to make my Avatar do things like sit, dance, lie down or is it lay down?, plank, etc.
Additional regions - already covered in another thread...but really want a sandy beach area. I've never felt completely home in any of the current landscapes. I'd love tropical warm landscapes...everything in the game feels too cold, rocky, or dark to me except for maybe Groddle.
Group clubhouses/homes - details already covered in another thread.
Centers for Art - either museums to display art or billboard like canvases we could spray paint. Also music centers and instruments. Stages/amphitheaters for performances - whether fashion shows, plays, concerts, open mic nights, etc. (We'd also need the skills trees expanded and need more items (like instruments, paint brushes, paint, etc) to do most of this area).
Vehicles - bikes, scooters, maybe even cars (if quirky enough). But we also need some race tracks too for fun optional competition. Optionally, if vehicles are too intrusive, give us some animals to ride...horses, camels, big turtles...
Pets that you could choose if they follow you around Ur, or if you want to keep them at your house maybe you can build them a small house of their own.
More games to play, some of which you could play solitary for the loners in the group. Ability to have additional games in Ur, like Hide and Seek, or geocaching...some were able to sort of do these things but it would be cool if the game dynamics provided for these things...like maybe a whole region in Ur, that has lots of foreground areas for hiding, and you can't see others on the mini-map for that region...actual chests for geocaching that can't be removed by others players, but where people can sign a log, leave an item or take an item.
I have a lot of ideas about pets ; ) The other things we've talked about fairly at length but I really like the pet ideas!
The only thing that really felt like a hole in the world was that there weren't more ways to permanently affect it. And even there, I can think of plenty of things that could be implemented without changing or breaking too much-- the ability for high-level players to devise new food and drink recipes from existing ingredients, or maybe a Nudgery skill tree that would let you edit the middleground and background of your home street.
However everything else i agree with more clothing options and categories, group homes, more creative options, more ways to move & emote (sit, lay down, dances, faces etc)more games, more activities to do both in a group or alone, and i think the Rook should be harder or have longer effects, and the Giants should have more of a presence in world, temples or otherwise, mind you Rook ideas ties in with Giant ideas anyway
It would also be cool to have mini clothes for the pets that would match whatever clothing you are wearing, if you wish.
Yes to more accessories -- I totally would have rocked some piercings or tattoos (which would be very Glitchy in design, of course -- I'd go for a Scion on one arm and a Uralia owl on the other), sunglasses, makeup, etc.
Perhaps a miniature street project can be undertaken to develop a street in a certain way! Adding a ledge would take a certain amount of material and iMG etc. Just tossing out more ideas!
Possibly a img sink would be the group homes when they are added, in theory at least. IMO youd need some way for the group to contribute, and monetary (currants) seems not as balanced