Since there's so many people coming up with ideas for the game I figured we need a ideas thread so here we go.
Ability points-You gain through missions and use to equip powers and traits you've learned. Some Examples: +stats- +hp/mp 10% cost 50AP,etc.
Powers- cure 1 cost 10AP, cure 2 cost 20AP, must equip 1 in order to equip 2 and so forth. Pet-100AP to equip, can choose what type such as tank, dd, support,etc. Can spend more AP to make pet stronger.
Specials- Cost 100AP to equip and have a 1 hour cool down time, can spend more AP to make them last longer or make them stronger. One of my own special ideas 'Time stop' for 10 seconds all enemies around you stop and can't move or attack.
Counters- Can spend more AP to make them more effective. Counterattack 50AP-10% chance to counter with weapon/'s in hand, Hp regain50AP- regain 1 hp every 3 seconds, etc
Weapon skills- H2H Combo 10AP, raging first 50AP, must equip the lower weapon skills in order to equip the high ones.
+Powers- +Fire damage 10% 50AP/ +sword damage 10% 50AP/ +combo damage 25% 50AP
Abilities & traits-Sneak attack 75AP/Treasure hunter 30AP/convert 200AP/etc
Just to name a few and give the general idea.
Weaknesses-If you choose you can equip a weakness in exchange for ability points, example: weakness to fire damage by 10% gain 50 ability points.
Chocobo training- Once you get a chocobo you can train it to run faster but also train it to walk on water or swim if game allows, all the way up to flight.
Titles-Like in fable you can buy titles which npc's will call your for example your title is hero, you talk to a npc and they say hello hero.
Honor points-Gain through various tasks. Can be used to purchase things like accessories. Accessories give bonuses like +stats, +elemental damages, +xp, etc. They can be leveled up using honor points making them more powerful.
World fair-Like in ff7 that one place can't remember the name where you can bet on chocobo races and play games. There would be rides, games, clubs like dancing where you can do special dances for example you type /dance club and you will do a dance only available at the club. A underground fight club where you can duel and fight people and what ever else you can think of, feel free to come up with your own ideas.
Card game-Like in past ff games we could bring back the card game where you if you lose the other play can take a card from you. Also you could trade in sets for prizes, for example you have 5 crawler cards which you can trade for a silk robe, etc.
Party search by %-One of the ways you can search for people will be by power percentage, for example your looking for a healer so you search healing %, you see at the top of the list healing 90%, this means this person has healed 90% of the time they've been playing. So an example of looking at a persons power percentage would be as follows- elemental 15%, sword 20%, buffing 35%, healing 30%. 35% being the highest means this person buffs more then anything else.
Reaction command- Maybe they could have a reaction command like in kingdom hearts so at certain points you and party members chain together special actions like a skill chain. So for example your behind an enemy with a tail and you see the reaction command and push it then you grab it's tail, then another person who is in front of it see's the command and if they push it in time the two of you make it trip over it's tail and it falls down.
Radio and tv- Like in GTA4 maybe we could have radios that we can attach to are chocobo's and listen to the radio, I can see it now 'Inforumnation where you get your news and entertainment. Also you can purchase a tv for you mog house to watch, it is FF where talking about here it's not like that can't do good animations and stories. Perhaps you can even upload your own music and animations for those who have talent. There would have to be a policy like no bad language, copy right material, bad audio, and it can't suck. Also if they do use your music or animation you get rewarded, maybe a reward point system where you can buy things like T shirts, coffee mugs, in game gil, or maybe if you have enough a free monthly play. This would rock, chill out at home and watch the tube or go for a cruise on you choco and listen to some tunes. To bad the reward points wouldn't apply to me I have no talents.
Anyways I'm just coming up with lots of ideas and loving the ideas others are coming up with. I'm just so excited about this game can't wait until it comes out. So lets hear those ideas people.
Edited, Jun 19th 2009 7:30pm by foxblade