I really need help on designing a small mmorpg game. I want to use DirectX and winsock, and I have a basic knowledge of C++, but I don't know where to start. I have plenty of time to learn anything that I would need to learn in order to start/continue the project.
I just don't know where to start. The game will be 2d, since 3d for networking is very complex. Like, what would I start on first? How would I create login and signup options? What kind of database would I use?
Any generalized help/link to resources would suffice :o