I feel pretty stupid about that decision now, but the concept seemed pretty far fetched. Imagine today, if a young team pitched a gangster MMO set in Capone's Chicago. They tell you: "Not only will the game feature every mobster from that era but we're going to... like... accurately model every person living in the Chicago area!!! And each actor will behave realistically like they're actually living in the world. And... And... And..." You'd probably think, "Uh, you guys need a reality check." I don't think I said those words to Mr. Wright, but I was thinking something similar. Who knew?
< sigh >