Now, some people might remember a little show on Fox a few years ago called Firefly. For those of you not familiar with the series, let me give you a quick synopsis. The year is 2517; Capitan Mal Reynolds is at the head of the firefly-class ship called Serenity. He and his crew are smugglers, doing what they can to get by. Veterans of the Unification War, a failed rebellion, they roam space to keep out of the control of The Alliance, who runs the star system they reside in...
Up to now, most massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) have been “walled gardens”, requiring an extensive client install. Metaplace, by contrast, is the most powerful open-standards, web-driven game platform ever made public: “A Web browser with virtual world capability.”
There is no doubt that I am seriously addicted to the online massively multi player game World of Warcraft -a virtual online world where millions of players quest for power, wealth, and magical items .
The chance to do battle not just against a horde of ravenous computer driven characters, but also with and against real human controlled characters is something that appeals to me. And not just on a simply geek level either, but on a level which allows my mind to continue its creative process in a fantastical world.