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You know how in a lot of MMO's they'll have seasonal events, like, I play FFXIV as my main MMO currently and we get seasonal and special events for cosmetic items around most major holidays.

I'm also curious though if there will be potentially down the line be something like fishing or other mini game activities added to the game. will there be a command for a random number generator? What if someone wanted to run a casino? Building, exploring, and fighting is all well and good mind you. And obviously I don't expect precious man hours to be wasted on these types of things throughout the alpha and beta stages of the game. Let's get the core gameplay solid and balanced first. 

But as someone that's played a lot of different MMO's, and a pretty avid RPer, I've noticed that one of the best ways to keep a keep community strong is by giving them as many options to be able to interact with one another as possible. So possibly giving us some mini-game options, fishing for just relaxing (assuming you can develope a fun fishing system sadly a lot of games fall flat on that one) But even some casino like mini-games would make things fun. 

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I think the community will deal with seasonal events. As for minigames, it is possible to create them using LUA (JC showed off a virtual game in one of the recent devdiaries)

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Once the game is in full-swing, I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see some kind of seasonal events, however I have a hunch it would be more of a matter of tying-in new content to seasonal themes. For example, they might add some new world-gen features to ice biomes during December, or add procedural generated derelict ships (aka ghost ships) during October, etc.

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"Any plans for silly stuff?" - First what I see in my mind is spaceship looking like a dick but It's not Minecraft and I hope there won't be this kind of stuff in DU :D

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5 hours ago, Miedein said:

You know how in a lot of MMO's they'll have seasonal events, like, I play FFXIV as my main MMO currently and we get seasonal and special events for cosmetic items around most major holidays.

I'm also curious though if there will be potentially down the line be something like fishing or other mini game activities added to the game. will there be a command for a random number generator? What if someone wanted to run a casino? Building, exploring, and fighting is all well and good mind you. And obviously I don't expect precious man hours to be wasted on these types of things throughout the alpha and beta stages of the game. Let's get the core gameplay solid and balanced first. 

But as someone that's played a lot of different MMO's, and a pretty avid RPer, I've noticed that one of the best ways to keep a keep community strong is by giving them as many options to be able to interact with one another as possible. So possibly giving us some mini-game options, fishing for just relaxing (assuming you can develope a fun fishing system sadly a lot of games fall flat on that one) But even some casino like mini-games would make things fun. 

I'm sure you could code casino games with LUA.

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I'm not sure they might want to allow facilitation of gambling with virtual currency that can have a real-world value equivalent. We all know how Eve-bet went. Not to mention all of the skin gambling websites for CSGO.

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Of course, DU Casinos will be a thing, lol. 

We're not talking about running a Bitcoin Casino in-game, it's Quanta. 

 

There's going to be other types of betting mechanisms, races/contests/whatever, so it's only natural to extend that into LUA scripted games. 

 

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I can already see it now. We all get together and build a massive city outside the ship. We get a few casino's up and running. Band of Outlaws turns into a mafia running the casinos and inticing new players to the gambling games with lines of credit. New players lose all the money and get shipped off to some distant planet to work in mines for their war efforts.

Just... tossing ideas at the wall to see what sticks. 

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Turning all matter into mantrid drones would be pretty silly seasonal event...    Dual universe - the universe of light the universe of dark .. it all starts to add up.

but

i loath seasonal stuff in mmos, i really hope we don't all get santa ships for christmas.. and mini quests to collect eggs. that would be more OMG than MMO

 

i also loath the idea of a casino - zero appeal to me..

 

its like winning tickets to the international space station and only playing Candy Crush Saga while you were there

 

 

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