Atlantans and MMOGs

I’m admittedly not much of a gamer (save for Guitar Hero on the PS2) and I certainly don’t do a lot of PC gaming, but I’ve recently been doing some research on Second Life.

Now I’m no afficianado, but I can see how something like this would easily become addictive very quickly. Even more so (for me, at least) if, like World of Warcraft, it included objectives and a theme.

So here’s my question: how many Atlantans live part of their lives in virtual places like Second Life, World of Warcraft and the like?

Obviously the Metroblogging folks who run this site think that the “places” created by these games are legitimate or they wouldn’t have started a World of World blog: Metroblogging Azeroth. MetBlogs head honcho Sean Bonner even has a post up this week about the intersection of the two aforementioned MMOGs.

Again, how many folks out there reading this are active MMOG gamers? Where can I find good demographic numbers on the number of Atlantans who have “residence” someplace virtual outside of Atlanta?

Let me know.

3 Comments so far

  1. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 8:07 pm

    I have a Second Life account but, have not entered the world yet. It’s totally amazing to me. Can’t wait for the Holodeck version. Could not find any concrete resources online for your stats question. If I find some, I’ll report back. I’m interested myself. I bet the people at DragonCon would know.

  2. james (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2006 @ 4:43 pm

    there is a pretty good little guide to second life in the new ‘wired’ that just showed up in my inbox.

  3. Jason (unregistered) on September 24th, 2006 @ 9:04 am

    A local Atlanta company called Kaneva has created a new virutal world which seems to be a combination of The Sims and Second Life. I have not personally played it but I know Chris Klaus the founder of Kaneva (and formerly my company Internet Security Systems). Might be worth checking out.

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