Since my return this past week, the state of Graal Reborn has been on my mind quite often, so I’ve decided to try to start a discussion about this very problem.
I’ve been thinking about ways as to which we could help draw in more members, and all these ideas keep coming to the same conclusion. If you are old enough to remember the legal problems that Graal went through in it’s early days (For people unaware of it, simply google Graal Zelda Online, it’s well-documented.) Simply, changes like the name of the game were made to avoid legal issues.
I’m sure this has probably been discussed at some point in the past in the Graal Reborn community, but I’m sure with the skilled programmers that made Graal Reborn a reality, this could also be accomplished.
What if some drastic changes were made to Graal Reborn that would make it possible to seperate ourselves from Graal completely? I understand this is easier said than done, but IF done, would allow Graal Reborn to work it’s way into a more public space and allow more aggressive advertising to draw in players.
This would involve a complete revamp in the engine, graphics, anything graal related, but keep the basic framework and workflow we are all already used to, and as long as we don’t follow the path that legit graal went through, it could probably be worthwhile income-wise.
As hard as the Graal Reborn developers have worked over the years, I’d just hate to see this project go under. There’s too much talent tied to this community. If we could take the basic layout and turn it into something completely seperate of Graal, it would allow us to pass through the barriers and problems that currently plague Reborn.
Simply put (for a complex issue), with the way Graal Reborn is going, becoming a completely separate entity would not only do away with the underdog status, but allow it to become a competing game to legit Graal.
I just wanted to start a discussion about this and get some feedback on if this could possibly happen. Again, I know this would be a huge challenge, but wouldn’t it be cool to see Reborn evolve into it’s own entity and go beyond it’s current restraints? If this could be possible, I’d be more than willing to help with this endeavor.