Re: Webpage that shows whether Kinship Members are currently in Game!
Like Fredalas said, it would require an external application - if for no other reason than a method to upload the information to a web server. Believe it or not, location data (like actual dev coords) are easily accessible by such an external application - however, getting the currently logged in character name, and have it possible to be verified - is a bit obnoxious - as there's no direct way of getting that from the game's memory, and Lua plugins are exploitable. For instance, if you do something like:
Originally Posted by arg0naut
That would indeed give you the player's name; however - all someone would have to do is something like so:
theName = thePlayer:GetName();
and the data becomes compromised.
So in theory, it would work like this. Your kin members would have to load up an application, or just one that would sit in the task bar, enter in their login info into the options for that application, and every time they logged in, it would show their account as being online, and could even send their current cordinates - but much like applications such as Vent, it wouldn't show which of their characters were on.
I was looking into this while exploring the idea of a LotRO social networking site, with some kind of "Places"-esque feature, that would allow players to opt-in to show their current in-game location to their friends.
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