So now that I’m back into directly coding web-dev support for Awareon, I have an impulse to integrate more than just logins with the game.
I’m keen on using the game environment for social interactions, beyond just combat. My old Gates Motel game had a “spraypaint” feature for players to leave short messages, but they had to swap out another weapon to do so. I once wrote a simple guild-forums addon for WoW, although patches broke any attempts to connect it outside of the game. I deeply appreciate the player message system that From Software has integrated into Dark Souls. I’m sure there are other great examples too of simple (or complex?) bulletin boards between players within a game.
This is going to lead me into another prototype for Awareon and one that would leverage our old 4thWall name / theme.