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Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms MMO announced

Bigpoint teams up with HBO to take the popular Game of Thrones to the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as an MMO.

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A Game of Thrones series has been a hit for HBO and it is trying to capture the enthusiasm for the TV show in the MMO space, announcing a project with Bigpoint entitled Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms. The game, which is being developed by Norwegian studio Artplant, focuses on the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

The setting for the game will be after the deaths of King Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark:

The Seven Kingdoms were originally independent countries which rose up over thousands of years until the Targaryens ruled over them as one nation of Westeros. The Starks of the north declare war on the south and Baratheon’s two brothers both make claims to the throne. Players are challenged to form alliances through Player vs. Player (PvP), Siege combat and politics to control Westeros.

Bigpoint plans to debut a trailer for the game at the San Diego Comic-Con, which begins July 12.

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    July 3, 2012 10:30 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms MMO announced.

    Bigpoint teams up with HBO to take the popular Game of Thrones to the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as an MMO.

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      July 3, 2012 10:31 AM

      I wonder what each house will have as special skills/detriments.

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        July 3, 2012 10:39 AM

        Starks: weakness=neck special power=dies with honor
        Lannister: weakness = children will kill you special power= sex with siblings

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      July 3, 2012 10:34 AM

      Who's ready for paragraphs upon paragraphs of flavor text on the sweet rolls?

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        July 3, 2012 10:39 AM

        I'm about 1/4th of the way into a game of thrones and is it me or does he REALLY like to describe valyrian steel?

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          July 3, 2012 10:44 AM

          He really likes describing food, too. And incredibly awkward and downright gross sex scenes.

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          July 3, 2012 10:49 AM

          As best I can tell, despite being rare and expensive and impossible for modern artisans to make....everyone seems to fucking have it.

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            July 3, 2012 10:52 AM

            Hah yes this was my thought too. "OH ITS RARE!", next page another person has a weapon made from it

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            July 3, 2012 10:58 AM

            Nah, it was pretty rare. There was Ice, the heirloom great sword of house Stark. After the death of Ned, Ser Payne or whatever had it for a while before the Lannisters had it melted down and forged into two long swords since they had no valyrian steel weapons These were given to Jaime and Joffrey. Jaime ends up giving his to Brienne.

            Then there was Longclaw, which was the heirloom sword of house Mormont, which Jorah passed on to John Snow. Aside from that, there was the dagger used in the assassination attempt on Bran. I think that's about it for Valyrian Steel weapons? Just a few weapons that got around.

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            July 3, 2012 11:20 AM

            Plus each weapon looks different, due to how it was treated/made/some other shit.

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        July 3, 2012 10:41 AM

        I hope they have the following classes:
        Food Eater
        Clothing Designer
        Bastard

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          July 3, 2012 10:47 AM

          Add whore and cripple and you've got my dollars

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            July 3, 2012 10:52 AM

            Haha a whore class would be great fun, but highly susceptible to disease and DoT effects. You have to visit a maester all the time. You could make lots of dragons I bet.

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              July 3, 2012 10:53 AM

              susceptible? No way, they'd have a resistance bonus

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      July 3, 2012 10:43 AM

      This game better have teets

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      July 3, 2012 11:10 AM

      It's g0nna suck.

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      July 3, 2012 11:18 AM

      First XXX MMO?

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        July 3, 2012 2:06 PM

        Now theres an idea :)

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        July 4, 2012 9:08 PM

        Yes, this game will have "Rape" and "Dismember Horribly" buttons. There will also be special emotes where your character will describe the food on the tables for 15 minutes.

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      July 3, 2012 11:22 AM

      I was just thinking, "Man, the games industry needs more MMOs!"

      I hope it's subscription-based too, for maximum failure potential.

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      July 3, 2012 11:29 AM

      No one can possibly think this won't fail, including the developers of it. Must be using it as a tax write off.

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        July 3, 2012 12:45 PM

        more like clueless investors who are still stuck 7 years in the past when mmos were pulling in fat stacks of money.

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      July 3, 2012 11:44 AM

      They need to give up with these MMO's unless they are F2P right out the gates.

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      July 3, 2012 11:48 AM

      Uh, well, in theory an MMO in a setting like this could be sort of cool if handled properly. In reality though the game will be utter garbage.

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      July 3, 2012 12:05 PM

      YES A MEDIEVAL SETTING MMORPG!!!!!!!! I HAVE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR A GAME LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      FINNNALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      July 3, 2012 12:44 PM

      Good on them on swindling some poor investor out of millions of dollars on what's bound to be a medicre mmo that will not sell and people will have no interest in in a few years. I am surpised the investor didn't see what happened to Capernicus and Elder Scrolls and high tail it out of the meeting, but hey, more power to Bigpoint.

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      July 3, 2012 12:51 PM

      needs account ban on death.

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      July 3, 2012 10:48 PM

      They should have just made a total conversion of Mount and Blade.

      To make it like an MMO, perhaps have a persistent world where battles are fought and won for territory. Like Planetside or something.

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        July 3, 2012 11:36 PM

        I'd be all over a professional quality GoT game in the style of M&B like a fat chick on cake.