Escapist Editor's Note: It's a Small, Virtual World
Sit down everyone! Class is in session.
The Editor of the Escapist takes a quick look at MMOG history, so if you think that online games started with EverQuest (or even WoW), sit back and learn something.
Virtual worlds have been rolling about the collective imagination for years. But where did they come from, and, more importantly, where are they going?
Some of the first virtual worlds are early IRC chat rooms and MUDs. While these served to ignite the minds of those not daunted by these newfangled computers, they never really enjoyed mainstream acceptance, or really acknowledgement.