What Are Some Popular Virtual Worlds for Adults?


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Some of the most popular virtual worlds for adults include "Second Life," "World of Warcraft," "The Sims," "IMVU," "Kaneva" and "Meet Me." Common elements in popular virtual worlds are the ability to interact virtually with other players, role playing features and a virtual commerce system in the game. They also often allow players to create their own unique avatar.

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"Second Life" launched on June 23, 2003. There were 21.3 million accounts as of Nov. 2010, though not all of those accounts played consistently. As of 2014, about 1 million users play the game regularly. "Meet Me" is a Japanese virtual world that offers realistic environments and has users travel through normal methods, such as trains, instead of being able to teleport. It has a currency system, but the game is designed without any gambling features or mature content. "IMVU" was released on April 15, 2004. As of 2014, it has 3 million active users. In 2011, IMVU announced that it had the largest catalog of virtual goods in the world, with over 6 million items, and that approximately 7,000 items were added per day. Virtual worlds saw a decline in popularity as users migrated to social networks, such as FaceBook and Twitter.

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