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December 8, 2009

When a friend leaves forever, and you get that little “Friend removed because the character no longer exists” message, how does it make you feel?

There is a real person behind every avatar in an MMO. These humans breathe, feel, think, and are as real as you or me. We find ourselves connecting on Facebook, on the phone and meeting every day in the game to be a part of each other’s real lives.

Is feeling a sense of loss when they go away any less valid because it happened in a Virtual Reality world instead of what we call “real life”? Does it hurt less if you cant recall who that person was? What if the one who left is someone you care about as a friend and dont want to see walking out of your life?

Thoughts to ponder

~ icbleu

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