So I have been kicking this idea around and wanted to see thoughts and opinions on it. I haven’t decided if I have the energy to bring a project like this to life and I think my decision is depending on what comes out of this thread. Now this idea is based on the CONCEPT of Ready Player One, not the story at all. For those of you who haven’t read the book I really suggest doing so. It was just an amazing story. The basic concept is this, it’s several years into the future and technology has jumped leaps and bounds. A company (insert name here) has developed a technology that allows one to enter a virtual world through use of a synaptic interface headpiece. A ‘game’ is developed that takes things from every MMO published and merges them together into the most popular entertainment piece of this generation. When you think of this ‘game’ (Again insert name here) its best to think of Eve meets The World of Warcraft meets Secondlife. The game is structured into worlds; each world is a server representing its own atmosphere. One world would be a giant night life city where the next would be a tropical paradise and another would be a zombie apocalypse. Players would their characters skills not levels, so separate skills for shooting, acrobatics, crafting, etc. ninety percent of the goods in the game would be player made. From starships used to get around to swords, wands and even magical items. Some items would be inserted by the game maker, special powerful artifacts that can be used as status symbols as well as combat or entertainment items. While this game has grown popular the world had grown fairly bleak. Energy crisis, global warming and social strife run rampant. Life is uglier and uglier and people need to use this game to escape. It’s grown to the point where unless people are going to work they don’t leave there home. Want to go to a movie, log in. want to go on a date, log in. So the question is how do you make this an RP board. Well my idea is to allow the player have a character and use them in both worlds. When you make a character you make your real world profile and you’re in game persona. Players can explore the bleakness of the real world and the beauty of the virtual world. We can explore the addiction of logging into this beautiful oasis and the drive to make yourself in one or both of these worlds. I think of this as a very unique opportunity. We can cover people’s desires to role-play in completely different genres together and still interact. One character could be driving himself through an epic fantasy storyline while meeting his Space-smuggler best friend in a western style bar. The options are near limitless and would open up to a very unique role-playing board like none other. Thoughts? Feedback? Of course this idea is a little rough and needs to be filled out and if there seems to be interest and desire I would love to do more with this world. Right now I’m looking to see if enough players would want to play on this and if so if some experienced people would be willing to help me set it up.