I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there are any real differences
between the Online services "Imagination" and "Worlds Away". From what
I've read, both enable the participants to create cartoon-like
characterizations of themselves and move them about the *-world
created by the on-line service. Both also allow the users to chat with
one-another in a chat-room like setting, but these are different in that
an actual cartoon-like person is talking with another cartoon-like person.
This was appealing to me when I first heard about it, and now I want to know
From what I've read, "Worlds Away" is very restrictive -- not letting users
use foul language or harass other users... This might be desirable to
many users. It is run by a Japanese company called Fujitsu, or something
(which has a really nice Home Page, by the way).
"Imagination" is run by the American based company, Sierra -- the makers of
the King's Quest series and the Battledrome games, among other things. From
what I've read, the on-line service allows users to enter different buildings
for learning, referencing, chatting, * conversing, and even *
(there's a * in this one). Like the other one, it allows users to
select a combination of cartoon-like images of themselves. I don't believe
that this one is monitored, though.
Has anyone heard or used either of these services? If so, what are your
general impressions? It's tough for me to "get into" on-line discussion
groups mainly because they are text-based. Making them graphics based is
a nice twist that should liven things up a little.
It would be an _enormous_ aid to me if someone who has had experience in
these things were to respond. Your information is greatly appreciated.
C. David Lumba
"There is only _one_ truth; the rest is just testimony." - Me