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Some contests are entirely impromptu, like the "who can tell the best BDSM story" game that arose in chat one day, resulting in two residents receiving 25,000 "JOI bucks" for their stories even though it was not an official event.Patric says most newcomers to Sociolotron cancel their accounts within a day or two."But that's not the reason they stay."They stay, he says, because of the people they socialize with."We attract a special kind of person because we have such a heavy emphasis on role play," he says.A new mall that caters only to the Elite Perv Society – residents who earn a certain threshold of "experience points" by participating in chat – includes a wedding store for in-world unions."This is something that came directly out of the community, and they love it," she says. I've experienced first-hand the welcoming hugs and greetings for newbies, and residents go out of their way to show you around, help you set up a house and start earning your jewels.They encourage you to participate in the games and contests.Sociolotron emphasizes game play and interactive story rather than ILM-worthy graphics, and actively discourages chatting about your life outside the game. It emphasizes multimedia, beautiful graphics and emergent relationships. Yet both platforms exist because the creators wanted to play in a particular type of environment and couldn't find it, so they built it.
Patric wants to take Sociolotron from 2-D to 3-D, and is building a character animation engine from scratch.
"The people who stay are a great asset to the community."Badgirl believes that one of the biggest mistake designers can make "is to tell the residents 'this is what the community is and this is what you're going to do.' The most important feature is the people," she says. It's not your community."Many of JOI's events and contests emerge from the chat rooms.
A running joke about capturing other people's panties led to a panty-collecting game with in-world cash awards and prizes.
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And one big question has been: if they build it, will people come? People will come, if only to see how well the products live up to the hype.