I'm gonna say it

Anarchy Online, built on the New World engine would put New World to shame.

HEAR ME OUT

Updated mechanics that resemble a MOBA (fun-erer), they have faction war - as does Anarchy, Anarchy Online does skills, gear, weapons, enemies, cities, lore…EVERYTHING better…or at least it did. With the raise of remade scifi movies such as Blade Runner, and Dune a game such as Anarchy Online would only succeed (as long as there is no monthly subscription).

Make a sequel to Anarchy Online that takes everything that made it great, and do it better.

Sitting on this IP and doing nothing with it is a huge mistake.

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lol

I agree iRuinLunches it would be great and gorgeous but the financial side of this would be the main problem, not to mention that as AO NW lost insane number of player of not being ready at time and insane duping bugs.

It wont happen but i do also wish it

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MOBAs suck. No thanks. It won’t be AO if it isn’t an MMORPG.

new world is not a moba. its a sandbox mmorpg that is based on crafting with pve/pvm and pvp action. nw is pretty close to the ao philosophy compared to many themepark. the op has a point but as i replied earlier in the thread it wont work

I think it would work honestly. Given the vastness of Anarchy and the amount of content you can add to this game to keep it relevant is pretty wild. A botched release/poor marketing aside, I believe this game would thrive.

Why would Funcom emulate an MMO that went from millions of players to less then 50k in the span of 2 months?

It would just be a fast track to the death of the IP.

Furthermore AO’s tab and lock combat system is not transferable to modern point and aim type of MMOs. It’s not as simple as slapping a new engine on it. You’d have to redesign the mechanics from ground up. Whatever would come out on the other end would not be AO in any meaningful way.

If you want to play a Scifi MMO that has New World style combat mechanics go play Planetside 2.

Considering Funcom’s record with AO. I don’t they are actually capable of doing much of anything. Have you tried to use the register.funcom or anarchy-online sites?? Websites aren’t that hard, and they can’t even make those 2 sites work properly after more than 20 years.

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I think the biggest take away from my post (if anything) should be “Sitting on this IP and doing nothing with it is a huge mistake.”

I use NW as an example because it was relevant. I still play NW (and AO).

[Alezander] - I’m not suggesting a plain swap to another engine. Obviously this would change a lot of stuff and I’m certain with a good team of devs they could turn AO into a modern MMORPG.

[Killitagain] - It’s so sad and yet true.

lol this game is in maintenance mode all they’re doing it keeping the servers running so they can get money for it, no updates for over 2yrs . GL getting them to actually put work into Anarchy Online, unless they make an “AO2”

Well tencent owns funcom now. The game does make money but will it please them… If it does they could export ao to china. New players but they will speak manadarin and you wont be able to understand anything…

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Wake up call my friend from a guy that started playing this in 2004.
It is not about money, they kept making games and are developing Dune right now. AO is a milking machine, you pay high subs with a few MB accounts and they keep making money for new IPS.
Sorry to be negative but it is just reality.