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New study shatters Internet 'geek' image
The typical Internet user, far from being a geek, shuns television and actively socialises with friends, according to a new study on surfing habits.
The findings of the first World Internet Project report present an image of the average Netizen that contrasts with the stereotype of the loner "geek" who spends hours of his free time on the Internet and rarely engages with the real world.
A Tale in the Desert is a massively multiplayer online game set in ancient Egypt where players strive to build the perfect society. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) can only be played over the internet. Thousands of people can play the game at the same time from all over the world. This means that almost all of the characters you will see and talk to in the game are controlled by other people just like you, not by a computer. This interaction with so many real people makes MMOGs unique and fun.
A Tale in the Desert (ATITD) is the first MMOG to focus on a friendly yet competitive environment with absolutely no combat. The online gaming publication IGN.com said this about ATITD: “Never before in any MMORPG have I felt more like I was part of a team. In Egypt, we work together to build great things.” This doesn’t mean the game is without conflict but the excitement takes place in the race to accomplish goals before, or better than, anyone else. You’ll often need other people to work with you but watch your back; some people will do anything to reach the top first…
Originally posted by NuTroll
Hell the only reason im typing right now is so i can get enough points to go into RATS.
Originally posted by DeusEx
Heh...I of all people kow how good and bad the internet can get. It's teh basis of my social life, and I keep in contact with people all over the world. On teh other hand, I've had some seriously bad romantic incidents online. it's one of those double-edged swords, i suppose. I would probably die without my internet- I'm jacked in a good deal of the day. And the word 'otaku' is taking on new meaning online. In the beginning, it meant someone obsessed with anime. Now, it's taking on a more shadowrunnish meaning...
Ah yes, back to my enquiry: What think ye of online romance?