Online Role-Playing Fits the Bill

“MMRPGs are pervasive virtual environments populated by human-controlled digital people from around the globe. | Players develop characters, work towards goals, solve puzzles and engage in social fluttery. They’re the visual marriage of text-based adventures and chat rooms, and women are flocking.” Alex KrotoskiOnline Role-Playing Fits the BillGuardian)

Interesting… while Slashdot just posted a thread savaging The Sims Online, the article above praises it (but it apparently hasn’t been released in the UK yet).