Hey guys, I just realized something interesting that I came upon. As I am a huge NBA fan I wanted to get involved in an NBA fantasy league. But getting involved in a league and running a successful team is much harder than I thought it was going to be at first. I tried joining a league and creating a team on ESPN’s fantasy league, but everything went just over my head. So I asked a friend to show me and educate about the ins and outs of running a fantasy team. The thing I realized immediately and found to be really interesting was the similarity between an MMO and the fantasy leagues. Things like having a successful avatar with the proper (most efficient, best) gear and skills, can be seen the same as having a successful team with the right mix of talented NBA players that complement each other and produce positive results. Other things like the auction house or a bank system and shops in MMOs can be seen to be similar to the draft and free agents system in fantasy leagues. Also you can socialize in both medium with a great and vibrant community to support both types of medium. The main reason I found these similarity surprising and interesting is because the perception and stereotypers associated with both activities are pretty much pure opposites. People who play MMOs are considered “geeks” while people who are associated with fantasy leagues and thus sports are considered “non-geeks”. But the fact is that despite the opposite stereotypes of both, the activities done in both are pretty much identical.