However, it doesn't really seem to be their way to allow it, which is somewhat understandable with their MMOs also being on consoles.
Which gives PS3 players an unfair advantage over PC now, dun' it?? They can sit a their PS3 while they surf the web on their notebook/desktop to get info while we poor windowless ******'s have to log out to surf the latest intel.
As a mouse player on FFXI, I absolutely COULD NOT use the FFXI implemented windower. It was impossible to adjust POV by dragging the mouse to the side of the screen [you'd just jump your mouse onto the desktop without any view adjustment] Granted, I'm probably in a very small minority of people who had this issue, but it was annoying as ****. I always kinda wondered why SE didn't just buy out Azaril [or later Starhawk] and license it under SE. Would've saved time, money, and made a **** of a lot more sense. . .
at least so i remember thinking @ the time.
On that end, I would probably say Blizzard has actually failed with their default UIs (at least when I played years back)
I would argue that this was a stroke of Genius on Blizzard's part. They let the players design and build the UIs they want, they don't have to spend time or money coding or maintaining those UIs, and the community gets good fine tuning control over exactly what they want/need in their UI.
Where this fails is in the delivery, when people start slipping keyloggers etc into the packages on less reputable sites. THIS is where the real problem with UI mods and 3rd party apps comes in.
Yes, I'm sure you could come up with a safer way of implementation, but the cost/upkeep may not be worth it. Edited, Aug 10th 2010 12:33am by seneleron