Virtual Landowners Say Hands Off My Imaginary Real Estate

second life real estate
second life real estate

As the popularity of online game-playing has increased, so have the opportunities to implement value out of the "currency" some of those games use to reward players. In other words, virtual economies are developing a value that some would agree can have as much impact as actual ones. It was therefore only a matter of time before those virtual currencies spilled into the real world.

Look at something as ubiquitous as frequent flyer programs. Countless websites exist where miles, the currency of those programs, can actually be bought and sold with real world dollars and cents. The same goes for World of Warcraft Gold, now bought and sold as readily as the precious metal.

Wherever you have a valued currency, it only takes a bit of gumption to develop a virtual market with real world stakes. One such burgeoning virtual market is the virtual real estate market.