Alright, so working on what the project will be. Got a pre-production idea going right now, so I think I will just flesh out that whole thing here.
So the thought is that farm games are fun, but there are few that are not just Skinner boxes. Stardew and Harvest moon are about it, if anyone knows of any others let me know.
The problem is that those games are just not fleshed out in the way that I like, and they scream multiplayer on a large scale. So expanding on that seems like a blast.
So starting out, the world. The world will be a farming town surrounded by a wall. I don't know why a wall yet, but it needs to be there to constrain the player, and it has plenty of room for story paths and reasons.
There has to be water, because I love fishing, and gotta do what you love.
There should be a city center, surrounded by plots of land that the players can own, and others owned by npcs. A Bunch of related stores.
I'll start there and continue to flesh it out from there.
Also I will certainly be going with the "near sci-fi" setting, freedom of creation and whatnot.