We Rule Sequel on horizon?

After promising players that ngmoco:) would come up with lots of community events after Thanksgiving, we haven’t seen much. An image contest, a caption contest at Halloween and reintroduction of some old Christmas content. It seems clear ngmoco:) want to release an entirely new version of We Rule, but given the spectacular failure of Farmville 2, they seem to have gone back to the drawing board.

Who can blame them, really? Farmville 2 failed because it was little more than Farmville 1 with 2.5D graphics. I wouldn’t want to give up my old farm and start from scratch.

Trade Nations is actually chugging along, but they never choked the pipeline with content. They also added parties. Players earn token items from their shops and use them to stage parties that their friends can attend. But even they are going the sequel route with Trade Nations North Pole, which is Trade Nations with the addition of a sleigh to transport presents from factories to the main castle. It took all of three levels for me to realize I wanted little more to do with the North Pole than I did with Farmville 2.

They seem to have ignored my suggestion, which was to clean out a lot of those buildings and focus on new challenges, including possible combat.

So where can they go next? Well, I’ve been spending a lot of time in Springfield helping Homer Simpson clean up after he blew up the nuclear power plant while playing on his myPad. The Simpsons’ Tapped Out is actually a lot of fun. It’s modeled on Cityville, where players have to finished a number of tasks to earn the next building or character, but these tasks are fun. Going on a bender, robbing the Kwikie Mart, calling your alien mothership for backup. It even has a black hole at the center of town.

All of the Simpsons characters are there. Principal Skinner, Grampa, Melbourne and Mel the Bartender. Playing Tapped Out got me thinking about what the next level of We Rule should look like. Then I got it:

Monty Rule and the Holy Grail

That’s right, what better medieval source for a We Rule sequel than Monty Python? It may cost a little for the rights but it will be well worth it. Players will be able to build Camelot and let it fall into ruins while they go on silly multi-step quests. Some of the quests might include:

One of the tasks in We Rule and the Holy Grail could be to dismember the Black Knight one limb at a time. Your reward could be to unlock a tavern and a bard to sing your exploits (for 48000 coins and 10 grail berries).

  • Building an autonomous collective (complete with houses, crops and ironically literate peasants.
  • Fight the Black Knight. They would have to sever his limbs one by one until he admits he’s helpless, which he never will.
  • Avoid being seduced by the grail virgins.
  • Run away from the three headed ogre.
  • Fight off the killer rabbits

Completing each task will unlock a new building, a new character or a new task. When you touch each character they utter a humorous bon mot (except for the rabbits, of course).

I’ve given you the roadmap, ngmoco:). It’s time to get to work. Best of all, reaching higher levels in We Rule Legacy could also unlock buildings and tasks that you can’t unlock in the sequel. That will keep your current fans motivated and playing.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. susanzmoon
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 02:48:51

    Unlike a lot of friends, I don’t jump from one game to the next! I’m an addictive kind of person. I find something I like and keep at it. I will be very sad if they stop this game. I’ve put a ton of hours and money into it. ( it’s almost embarrassing to admit that) but we all unwind in our own ways and I don’t drink so I spend it here. I guess I should start shopping around a little bit just in case. But if I have to go in a different direction it just won’t be the same. I will miss the we rule post from u. It’s been fun.

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  2. principesa7
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 16:21:27

    Personally I do not like your recommendations at all. If I wanted to play a fighting game there are loads out there. Please don’t go that route. Continue with the challenges to earn new buildings and give us actual peasants that move around and do chores on command.
    Please do NOT bring fighting and grose scenes into We Rule, there is too much violence in this world. Leave it a PEACEFUL and playful game.

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    • Totalthinker
      Dec 20, 2012 @ 00:42:47

      The blog was written in the spirit of the movie, although if they do release a We Rule 2 the Grail Virgin quest would be cool.

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  3. maltesecross
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 19:21:30

    We Rule without goals is getting boring. A few months back I found myself in level 80, without knowing what the target for level 80 is. Now I am close to 2 billion xps without knowing what targets must I reach. I can’t compare my performance with others as the majority are stuck on level 80 like myself.
    Does someone know what the goal for level 80 is?
    When there is going to be a serious upgrade of this game?

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    • Totalthinker
      Dec 25, 2012 @ 05:58:53

      Alas, there are no goals after 80 except to have fun and fill your kingdom with as much stuff as possible. Alas, since ngmoco:) decided to stop game development, it’s pretty much free play from here on out. This is why so many fewer players seem to be hanging around.

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  4. Jojo
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 02:35:41

    My boyfriend and I just went back to playing we rule after upgrading our phones! I got an iphone5 and he switched to an android:) it sucks to see that many players have stopped playing, I am not getting any visitors. Does anyone still play we rule out there? Love your posts by the way 🙂

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