Yes, it surely is easier to click a URL and play the game while you are online. Also, the security warning argument, I never find it as an excuse whatsoever. How hard is it to click on yes or no, keep or discard? And if you know the game you are downloading, how can anybody be scared of warnings? Warnings are there to make sure you know that you are downloading an EXE that could contain a virus, if EXEs were so evil, then I guess most of us wouldn't even on the forums discussing how evil EXEs are... Oh wait... I wouldn't be able to use C2 either or any of the very best game making tools. And don't you need an EXE (or any other native format) to run an HTML5 game/app. anyway?
Nothing is fully fool proof and I realize there's lots of those around the net, but that's not yer, browsers devs., game devs. or my problem. Is it?
My drivers are ALL up to date, most drivers aren't updated anymore though, so there's no further updates possible. I'm sure this is the case with most people around the world as well.
I never intended my words to be taken into the context of a heated argument. I was just trying to point out the problems of HTML5 now and who knows if they will ever be fixed. It is clear that at the current state, HTML5 isn't older hardware friendly, and that's quite tacky. HMTL5 performance issues might get fixed on new and powerful hardware, what about the other guys? Will offline play be easier?. We can blame the card makers and such for some of this issues, but let's be clear on something, native formats do not have a problem running on older hardware. I have ran native games on hardware that was less than satisfactory for the game requirements, still a very decent speed. Will HTML5 accomplish such a thing on older computers? Somehow I really doubt this. But, Who knows? And even if it did, how long would it take it? 5 or 10 years?
Also, I never said anything about making exporters now, I never said that at all. In fact, I said I understood yer position to want to finish something first before starting anything. I however, did say that having a back up plan, is a good idea, and I still think that and won't change.
And the whole running in a browser thing, it seems backwards, for reasons I already stated.
More dependencies = more convenience? Better technology?
Only when HMTL5 can rid of ALL its shortcomings it will be able to stand up against native formats. Nobody can say what the future holds for HTML5, but it surely cannot stay like this.
There's nothing I want right more, than to be proven wrong. Sadly, it is all speculation.