YouTuber's Journey Into Abandoned MMO Is Creepypasta Material

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  1. Apocales 4:35a.m. just one more episode..

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    Active Worlds is an MMO from 1995 that nobody really plays anymore. That’s where this story begins. YouTuber vinesauce plays unusual games all the time, and recently he took to exploring some of Active Worlds. For the most part, Active Worlds seems like a digital graveyard that nobody roams anymore. At least, that was the case until Vinny came across “Hitomi Fujiko.”



    At first, Vinny thinks Hitomi is nothing more than an NPC, a bot created to help newbies. Hence why Hitomi kept repeating the same helpful phrases over and over. But then, as Vinny starts talking to the “NPC,” he starts realizing that no, Hitomi might be an actual person. That’s when things start to get creepy.

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    “Considering there were close to 6,000 people watching, it’s a safe bet that many people were trying to register and join at the same time, which clusterfucked their servers, preventing any new sign ups,” Vinny wrote in the YouTube comments. “People were reporting that they were unable to register, so this seems very likely.” I reached out asking for more details about the whole thing, but honestly? Even if this was a set-up, it’s a damn entertaining one. I want to believe Hitomi Fujiko. Maybe he’s still out there right now, waiting for somebody to drop by once more. There does appear to be SOMEthing going on with Hitomi that’s not quite normal, though. Players over at the Vinesauce subreddit have found a website under Hitomi’s name that has hidden messages in it, making some users believe it’s actually an ARG of some sort. A very obscure one at that, because what are the chances someone would just start playing Active Worlds again? (Thanks for the tip, Luis!)

    You can check out more Vinesauce here, or if you’d like to watch the full, unedited Active Worlds livestream, see below:



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    http://kotaku.com/youtubers-journey-into-abandoned-mmo-is-creepypasta-mat-1767500088
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    Lol.

    You do see an interesting phenomenon, though, with slowly dying games. You would assume that, at a certain point of general inactivity, there would be complete abandonment of the servers. But no, you'll still have fewer than 100 people continuing to log in consistently, doing god knows what other than killing NPCs and standing around.
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