Intention and Design
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The recently-sorta-released MMORPG Darkfall is having trouble with players macroing (running programs that play their characters to build up characters and resources without a player’s attention).

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These Elves are People
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It’s important for journalism address virtual worlds because they’ve become the “third place” after Home and Work that Starbucks has been trying to fill for the last decade and change. Adults go online to hang out instead of the bar; teenagers go online to try on new personalities instead of the mall.

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