Don’t you hate that kind of days where it seems like nothing goes right? You burn your toast, you miss your bus, you lose a client, or get a pop quiz in algebra. These kinds of things really take their toll, leaving you pretty stressed out and downright beat at the end of the day. Sometimes do you find yourself daydreaming about making your big Fun Escape Room? Oh, wait, you can’t, because you have work or school tomorrow or your credit card is feeling its own pain.
Not to worry. There is a way to “escape” without emptying out your wallet, packing a suitcase, standing in long, dreary lines at the airport, only to arrive at your destination to find that the airline lost your luggage and a drink costs $12. From the comfort of your own easy chair you can visit far off exotic locations, even other planets through wonders of alternative reality in virtual worlds online. In fact, not only can you go where no man has ever gone before, you can be anyone you want to be.
People come with a wide range of passions and interests and virtual worlds cater to individual likes and desires. You can find worlds that have chat rooms so you can socialize. Worlds like Second Life and KittyKatS let you raise a pet. You can find worlds where you can shop till you drop, like Twinity. You can play war games and go on combat missions in Worlds of Warcraft. Whatever your interest, an online world can connect you with others like you.
If you are concerned about interacting with others outside of your age group, most popular sites filter their members and group them accordingly. Worlds like MovieStar Planet and WeeWorld are designed for the younger crowd and have appropriate controls and filters in place to help protect children from undesirable contact. The bigger sites like Second Life segment members by age. All of these networks are very successful at connecting people of similar interests and passions.
There are lots of reasons people join virtual worlds. They are an excellent outlet to relax and unwind. In virtual worlds, you actually get to experience new things you’ve never done before. Virtual worlds are also interactive. You can play games, go to parties, do fun, cool virtual activities with others in the group. Many people develop friendships with fellow group members because they have so much in common. All of this can be done in the evening, from the comfort and safety of your home computer.