Studies have shown that people find love more succesfully on MMO’s than they do on online dating websites. This sounds almost silly at first but when you think of how often you log into an MMO compared to a dating site and how much of a stronger bond you can make with somebody gaming and questing with them than you can randomly trying your best pick up line and hoping they can be bothered to respond it kind of makes sense.
Entropia Universe helps further demonstrate this case with a classic virtual love story of Boy meets girl, boy and girl bond over hunting dangerous creatures, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl get married, and then they do it again in real life.
Karen Oderkirk and Jetze Koole met in the MMO ,famous for its Online Real Cash Economy, and soon began hunting together forming the team on Arkadia in Entropia Universe. Jetze is known as “Geronimo Roni Last” and Karen’s avatar is “Wicked Saradu Hawklord”.
Not long afterwards they bought a two-person spaceship, and using their interceptor they toured the other planets eventually settling on Planet Cyrene. During their time online together they got to know each other by talking in-game over Skype and developing a large group of mutual friends. In 2012 they got married online in a ceremony officiated by a friendly starship captain.
Real life took a little more time to get to the same stage as they were living in different countries. Jetze lives in the Netherlands and Karen lived in the USA in California. Karen decided to make the big move to be closer to Jetze and started on the long process of paperwork needed to get a permit to stay in the country. In August of 2013 Karen finally got her permit, and a request for marriage approval was submitted to the town hall. While it took a long time, the two are now a recently-married happy couple and continue to both play in Entropia Universe and in real life.
Entropia Universe is the largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE) game in the world. Players have no monthly costs, but deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on any planet in the Entropia Universe. For more information on Entropia Universe or to download the free game please visit www.entropiauniverse.com.