so. here’s something fun that i fantasize about. with the development of this fun web-based rpg stuff, wouldn’t it be fun to play a 3d console game version too? at the same time?
as long as the game mechanics are relatively balanced, why couldn’t you play in a browser, passively, during the day and actively at night? why can’t big central-server-based mmog’s build out site that access the database content?
i mean. that’s all the games are, right? databases.
and, i don’t mean the minimal interactions folks have talked about for years. i mean, full-fledged, xp-earning romps in your browser playing equally with your character in the 3d game. beat down someone in pvp in the browser gives you credit for beating down that person in the “traditional” game.
if you want to talk about a persistent world, open up access to the millions and millions of cube workers during the day who would love to passively advance their avatar.
me? i’d love to build an xbox live arcade game that supports one of my web-based games. (yeah — “one of.” we’ve got 3 more after the current one we want to do!)