Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

FPS Manifesto

A post on FragWorld.Org offers what they call "The First Person Shooter Community Manifesto," a list of desired features for future first-person shooter games compiled thanks to a meeting of members of the community (thanks joao). They have a recording of the audio from that meeting for download, and the lists of their essential and suggested FPS features follows.

These are the ESSENTIAL things we HAVE to have in a FPS Shooter

  1. Dedicated Servers - for performance and countless other reasons. Co-op game modes and games should also have dedicated servers
  2. Mod Tools - This will save you development costs by giving your customers new content and no cost to you and give you great ideas for the next version of your game. Whatever you can't put in the game we can put it in for you. Just give us the tools please.
  3. As much server side control and options available (the ability to control maps, gametypes, weapons, special abilities, filter language, kick hackers etc). For private matches in particular it is important to have features either built into the game or via 3rd party mods to ensure a level playing field for all players and the ability to create different rulesets.
  4. LAN Capability - So people at Lan Parties, Tournaments, College Dorms, Gaming Centers and their friends houses can enjoy face to face competition without requiring each PC to have internet capability
  5. Stat Tracking - API, Log file or do it yourself we need to be able to see how we and others are doing.
  6. A Capable Server Browser that shows all the options mentioned in #4 filterable by ping, server location, gametype, map and whose data can refresh in real time.
  7. A Section in the Game's Official Forums for verified server owners so they may have constructive dialogue with each other and with the game developer.
  8. In Game Recording - Machinima, Commentaries, Frag Videos, Tutorials, and other Video Broadcasting is free advertising and marketing of your game. It helps us run cheat free events the promote your product. Having a capable spectate mode also facilitates this as well.
  9. Anti-Cheat - Definitely have a strong Anti-Cheat out of the box and work with the community and Anti Cheat Companies in staying up to date with the latest Anti-Cheating Methods such as the ability to force settings in private matches and detect adjustments to exe files
  10. Allow Config files to be editable in game via console or interface

These are SUGGESTIONS we have to make a great FPS Game

  1. Map Editor - Creates content for your customers and no development cost to you.
  2. Front End Administration of Servers - A pulldown that allows you to kick and perform server admin functions while in game.
  3. Server Side Demo Recording
  4. Stat Tracking by Server
  5. The ability for server admins to flag suspicious players which instructs the server to record/screenshot them or conduct extra anticheat detection on them.
  6. Social Networking integration - See achievements, stats etc on facebook or web widgets/API so communities can post on their websites
  7. Clan level achievements/leveling/features similar to what guilds have in MMOs
  8. Invisible spectating in "public" servers for server admins
  9. Special Beginner Servers for people new to the game
  10. The ability to assign a trackable skill level to a player (ELO) and see the average skill level of the players in a server via the server browser
  11. A Tutorial on how to use the server browser
  12. To expand #3 in essentials we desire certain features for fair competitive play
    1. The ability for all players to start at the same time
    2. The ability to see a clear end of game scoreboard and leaderboard with stats and score at the end of each round and match
    3. The ability to limit and control weapons and special abilities (this allows for exclusion of undesirable weapons and abilities and allows for sniper only or infantry only type gameplay)
  13. Spectating/Broadcasting - In addition to in game demo recording allow for free and follow spectating to promote the game via live broadcasting and commentary which can be done via shoutcast, ustream , Justin TV etc..)

View
21 Replies. 2 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 ] Older >

21. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 18:45 ASeven
 
Nucas wrote on Jun 10, 2010, 16:43:
oh, good to know these crusading children are making the world a better place.

"anti-cheat out of the box" is an especially horrible idea, the implementations are always half assed or invasive. and if you're valve, there's always the chance you get banned and never know why because it's no questions asked, thanks for your money, feel free to register a new steam account. i think that's something better left to third parties.

games don't get made for pc users anymore. that sucks, but it means the shit on this list is a thing of the past. which is too bad, because i fucking hate matchmaking.

And obviously doing nothing but being sarcastic about it will help make the future a lot brighter, of course!
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
20. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 16:43 Nucas
 
oh, good to know these crusading children are making the world a better place.

"anti-cheat out of the box" is an especially horrible idea, the implementations are always half assed or invasive. and if you're valve, there's always the chance you get banned and never know why because it's no questions asked, thanks for your money, feel free to register a new steam account. i think that's something better left to third parties.

games don't get made for pc users anymore. that sucks, but it means the shit on this list is a thing of the past. which is too bad, because i fucking hate matchmaking.
 
Avatar 49584
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
19. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 11:47 Sepharo
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jun 10, 2010, 03:01:
All I'm getting out of this list is that some teens played a lot of COD and decided that they knew what was best for the entire FPS genre.
If that's all you got out of it maybe you should practice reading comprehension.
 
Avatar 17249
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
18. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 11:15 Razumen
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 23:00:
Um shouldnt this be called a 'Competative gaming manifesto'

FPS manifesto had me thinking, prone, lean, iron sights, body damage according to where you hit, better AI...


That would be a design manifesto, and no one would ever agree to that.

There's nothing wrong with this list. Yeah, a lot of things are multiplayer oriented, but the ESSENTIAL list contains features that should be de facto amongst PC games these days, not just FPS (so the 'manifesto' is a bit narrow-minded in that regard)

The only thing I think is important in the 2nd list is the map editor.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
17. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 10:12 Grendle
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 23:00:
Um shouldnt this be called a 'Competative gaming manifesto'

FPS manifesto had me thinking, prone, lean, iron sights, body damage according to where you hit, better AI...


I was thinking the same thing.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
16. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 08:49 Verno
 
I think we need FPS games back on the PC again before we get to these steps.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: Fire Emblem, Diablo 3, Bravely Default
Watching: The Machine, After the Dark, Devils Due
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
15. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 08:10 Prez
 
Please stop making lists and calling them "manifestos". It makes us sound like terrorists or commies.

Having said that...

Mod Tools - This will save you development costs by giving your customers new content and no cost to you and give you great ideas for the next version of your game. Whatever you can't put in the game we can put it in for you. Just give us the tools please.

By far my personal biggest request.
 
Avatar 17185
 
Goodbye my Monte boy. May you rest in the peace you never knew in life.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
14. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 07:10 Atomic
 
Couldn't some software company just develop some API or plug-in that offers all these things for any game to utilize? That would take the pressure off the developers to create it from scratch and focus on the game itself.  
Avatar 2718
 
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
13. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 06:45 Dmitri_M
 
Damn sounds like nearly everything we had for Quakeworld 14 years ago.

Not quite, but how pathetic that people need to make lists like this for features like "LAN Capability" today. But gaming is better than it's ever been, quit whining!
 
Avatar 22350
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
12. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 03:34 eRe4s3r
 
Except its mp only, and looking at the player numbers of MW2 right now vs units sold - i would say that the hardcore MP players are the absolute minority.  
Avatar 54727
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
11. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 03:01 Silicon Avatar
 
All I'm getting out of this list is that some teens played a lot of COD and decided that they knew what was best for the entire FPS genre.  
Avatar 18037
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
10. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 00:41 Bumpy
 
Blackhawk wrote on Jun 10, 2010, 00:13:
This is not an FPS manifesto. This is a multiplayer FPS manifesto. There is a difference.

This.

Not a single thing on the list interests me. How about more important things like proper widescreen, mouse in menus, HUD size, FSAA, no mouse smoothing or acceleration, configurable graphics, menu size, mod support, high res textures, etc..
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
9. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 00:13 Blackhawk
 
This is not an FPS manifesto. This is a multiplayer FPS manifesto. There is a difference.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
8. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 9, 2010, 23:00 Yosemite Sam
 
Um shouldnt this be called a 'Competative gaming manifesto'

FPS manifesto had me thinking, prone, lean, iron sights, body damage according to where you hit, better AI...

 
Avatar 21539
 
PSN id PR345, PST - D3, GTA5, Borderlands 2, Grid 2, GTA4, BoS, RDR, GT5, COD WaW, KZ2, RAGE, Dirt2, MC LA, Skate2, LBP, Dead Nation - Wanna jam? Hit me up on PSN, Mention Blues News.

CIV4 MOD http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=326525
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
7. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 9, 2010, 22:43 ASeven
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 22:23:
Oh you got me wrong, I'll be posting this all over even if it is potentially futile. I am a CS nut after all.

Doing that too and contacting some friends that have clans. Maybe this won't change anything, maybe it will, but if we do nothing than that's a sure guarantee that nothing will ever change.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 9, 2010, 22:23 Sepharo
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 22:16:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 21:53:
The developers are aware of these essentials, it's the demands of the management that prevent them from happening.

Business as usual.

True, but still if they see the demand for these features grow in strength who knows? Where there's demand there's often supply, and there's no harm done supporting this, I guess.
Oh you got me wrong, I'll be posting this all over even if it is potentially futile. I am a CS nut after all.
 
Avatar 17249
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
5. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 9, 2010, 22:16 ASeven
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 21:53:
The developers are aware of these essentials, it's the demands of the management that prevent them from happening.

Business as usual.

True, but still if they see the demand for these features grow in strength who knows? Where there's demand there's often supply, and there's no harm done supporting this, I guess.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
4. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 9, 2010, 21:53 Sepharo
 
The developers are aware of these essentials, it's the demands of the management that prevent them from happening.

Business as usual.
 
Avatar 17249
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 9, 2010, 21:52 ASeven
 
From what I gather, they're trying to gather as much support, clans, players, everyone, as possible to sign it so they can put the pressure on developers.

I reckon it's a good idea, let's hope they manage to gather enough people.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 9, 2010, 21:42 Rosco
 
Wow. Interesting list, for multiplayer only.  
Consoles are schwag.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
21 Replies. 2 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 ] Older >


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo