Last year I made a little dance video down in Katzenstein's Lab featuring our dance moves. Check it out:
These are ok, and I had fun making that, yet in game I'm always left wanting more. I guess it's because of the other MMO games I've played where the dances are so awesome. In other MMO's each class or race usually has it's own specific dance.
Look at the amazing work that went into all these guild wars dances. It's actually awe inspiring how many cool dances there are here.
Next up is World of Warcraft, this one comes complete with source material thrown in:
And then there's Lord of the Rings . . . now these aren't really astounding or anything, but the thing to see here is that a character can learn different dances, no matter how slightly different they are:
And here we have the new game I've been dabbling in here, Fiesta. So uh, fast forward through 1:00 to about 1:10 unless you want to /blush.
The deal with Fiesta is that you can purchase new dance moves for your character through their store. You get a default dance move, and then for some money you can buy a few others; there are varieties available to you.
It wouldn't be a discussion of MMO dancing if we didn't throw the Grand daddy of them all in there . . . EQ . . .
UH, yeah . . I'm thinking this video is trying to showcase EVERYTHING ELSE in the game besides dancing . . . you'll notice the dancing sucks. Yeah . . . not fun, but EQ never was about the dancing, and that is so MOSTLY because I don't think they understood the behemoth of community. If they would have grasped that (and how could they? Ultima and EQ were pretty much the first on the block) I think they would have thrown in more /dance.
I'm sure there are plenty more examples out there, and the purpose of this list isn't to be an exhaustive examination. All I really want to say is . . . please, KI, this game does actually have a pretty deep community component to it. It's not always about playing the card game. All the modern MMOs try to inject this kind of fun into their game: we are not EQ or Ultima.
Don't you think it's about time that you gave us all some free content that DIDN'T cost crowns or gold or anything? Don't you feel like you could give the community a few more fun things that we didn't have to pay for?
And on a separate yet equally important community note: I've thought this game needed some party enhancers since the beginning . . . even Toon Town has parties with special activities you can do (be sure to check the dance party game at 3:00 minutes or so in while you're at it)
TOON TOWN! COME ON!
I think a death wizard should dance differently than an ice wizard. I think the boys should dance differently than the girls. I think we need FUN ENHANCERS for the community! Even if you decide to go the crown route like Fiesta where we buy new dances . . . at least we'd have more options and at least we'd have more community type of fun available to us.
So, who would love to see some more fun and (relatively free) community enhancers? Weigh in readers! I think you've heard me rant about stuff like this one time or another.
Now, KI, if you're reading, forget everything I just said and please finish Celestia . . . LOL . . . I'll forward this post to you all after the summer is over. :-)