While I know this may not be exactly the correct forum for this, I think I'll get the most relevant feedback here because many of the General Forum posters no longer play and the Tech forum is slow, but feel free to move it if it is a problem.
Basically, I was wondering with the common use of dual screens and now the invention of Smart Glass and WiiU kind of ideas where there is additional game content on a tablet/phone how it could be used to take ALL non-game visual content off the screen and onto the tablet. Using FFXI as an example, with the crude 3 second photoshop below, how do you think you would find playing like this?
Do you think the chat log/HP bars are too far from view and would make it more difficult to play? Do you think they're better there, leaving the whole screen to have just the rendered game (and names I guess) which makes for a more engaging experience, especially when a lot of the time you don't need to be watching the chat log or HP bars constantly anyway? Also for any WoW/other MMO players, do you think the concept would work in any of those, how well would it work? Opinions please.
Are there any programmers here that could give an insight into this and its feasibility? Can I assume, with Stanislav developing software that can send chat logs to smart phones something like this should be easy enough to do?