Tokimeki Memorial, a hit "love simulation" game, goes to both on and off line.
NC Japan launched an AM radio program on Lineage II, a major MMORPG.
In virtual worlds of online games, people often compete against other players by using various items, such as virtual swords, magic skills, automobiles, or spacecrafts. In some games they might use virtual cards or slot machines.
But in some games, people use mahjong tiles for competition.
There emerged another debates on the size of the virtual economy in Terra Nova. Julian Dibbell, one of the writers, estimated the worldwide MMO GDP at $7.29 billion, by using a ratio of RMT (real money trades) amounts to the real-world GDP (not real GDP). The figure fell between GDPs of Benin ($7.49 billion) and Malta ($7.04 billion).
On Sept. 1, an online gathering was held in the Ragnarok Online, a leading MMORPG in Japan. Approximately 600 players, gathered at the town of "Alberta," enjoyed a PvP match and "rock, scissors and paper" game, and so on.
"Cosmo-Gurashi" (Cosmo-Life) is a MMORPG that featured agriculture. A player becomes a farmer who, buys a plot of land, grow various vegetables and fruits, harvests and ships to the Agricultural Cooperatives. As usual for an online game, the player can raise a pet, create new items, and so on.