That's cool. You can do the code?
We need more activity in this thread This whole section of the forums, however, seems rather deserted. A good mmo could really spark it up tho
Seriously though, briz, what type of setting are you thinking of? Something unique would be nice, and of course as stated before something w/ robust gameplay. Zombie apocalypse would be awesome (barricade building/jury rigged weaponry would be a must of course ), maybe a semi-rts where you comtrol space ships rather than a player (kinda like civilizations, I guess, with planets representing cities that you can put in various upgrades to, increase population and production, etc. Or maybe even have the planets be like discs, perhaps a mile or few in radius, and the ability to move on foot, have a small rts element (mining on the planets, of course, gathering food to increase population, though it should be made hard to build up large numbers of troops quickly (like hundreds on a planet) to help w/ graphical strain.
I dunno, there could be all kinds of cool new possibilities. By choosing a top down view, simplistic but still artistic and immersive, you give yourself a lot of creative leeway (in that you spend less time coming up with a satisfying graphical interface and more complex gameplay can be represented mostly in statistics). So what kind of world are you shooting for?