Very new to the site so please bear with me. I would love to post a picture of my MMO concept that I built and gather opinions on it. I can take constructive criticism, but I guess I'm afraid of the thought of someone stealing the idea? I would love to post it though.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I've moved your question to our Meta site, which is where we ask meta questions — questions about the site itself. \$\endgroup\$
    – DMGregory Mod
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 4:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ Relevant: Where can I ask open-ended questions instead? \$\endgroup\$
    – Anko
    Commented Apr 6, 2018 at 18:01

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If you want open-ended opinions on your game, then this is not the best site to gather them.

StackExchange Q&A is geared toward solving concrete problems, and questions that have a concise correct or working answer. Opinion polls don't really fit our format.

You can try a more open-ended discussion site like the forums on GameDev.net, or earn a little rep here by asking & answering questions to be able to access our informal chat rooms.

Generally, I wouldn't worry about someone stealing your game idea. Especially for something like an MMO, the idea isn't the hard part, it's the years and fortune invested in implementing and executing those ideas. Everyone who's ever touched a game has more game ideas than they'll have time and resources to make in their lifetimes, so there's an excess of supply, and everyone would rather make their own ideas than take yours. (At least until you've done the hard work of proving it's commercially successful — that's generally when the clones show up. Until you're making money or rolling in heaps of users, nobody cares)

Or, to put it a more bluntly, your game idea (probably) sucks (archived version). And that's OK. Most ideas suck. It's the process of refining, improving, executing & building on ideas that might suck on their own that eventually makes a great game. No one can replicate all that hard work from a few concept images alone.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I appreciate this. I truly do. Thank you! \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 4:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ Regarding "most ideas suck": Always remember that the most selling game of all times is a box stacking simulator. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philipp
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 8:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ We'd totally be happy to talk to you about it in Game Development Chat! (once you have the rep, but that's not hard to get) \$\endgroup\$
    – Almo Mod
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 13:56

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