New York sold for $19,350. Somebody else bought Texas for $23,000. California? $53,000 is what it cost to become governor -- and Schwarzenneger was nowhere in the mix. What the heck's going on? Weblo.com
is what's going on, and people are dropping real-world currency on virtual world assets in a way that leaves horse-armor gripes in the dust. A virtual copy of every real city, state, and property is up for sale. Sound bogus? Over 9,000 cities have already sold for real money, and their virtual mayors are making money from every transaction taking place within their territories.
But here's the kicker: Are you ready to become the ruler of England? Starting June 14th, England is indeed going up for auction
. And it's expected to go for up to $100,000. This all reminds Chuck of the "land grabs" fiasco from Second Life
which brought virtual properties and virtual contracts into real-world court rooms under real-world law. If something like that goes down again, it'll only be that much more embarassing from the repeat performance.
Don't have that kind of cash (and who does? Who are
these people?!) Then you can still register for free at Weblo. Hey, I just became the virtual publicist for author Dave Eggers, but people like Peter Molyneux are still available ... although names like Alley Baggett and Aria Giovanni might get you more hits.
Until now, to become Royalty you had to be born into, or marry into the Royal Family. The Rules are about to change. Starting June 14th Weblo.com is giving everyone a chance to become the ruler of England!
This is the ultimate title in Virtual Worlds. England will become more valuable every year as tens of millions of people live virtual lives. Gartner Research predicts 80 percent of online users will be part of virtual worlds by 2011.
People are already lining up to bid. We can put you in touch with American members who believe England may become the most valuable piece of virtual real estate ever.
Weblo.com is auctioning off England and it is expected to sell for between $50,000 and $100,000 in real money. Once a member is crowned King or Queen they will collect a percentage of all transactions within England.
At Weblo.com the state of California sold for $53,000 in real money, Texas Sold for $23,000 and New York State sold for $19,350. Most U.S. states have sold. State owners earn money from transactions throughout their entire state.
England takes this to the next level with the King or Queen earning money from transactions in the entire country. Weblo.com is a multi-player online world that has been referred to as "Monopoly on Steroids".
A virtual copy of every real city, state and property is up for sale. Over 9000 cities have sold for real money and the virtual mayors of these cities are making money from all transactions in their territories.
Please let me know if this is of interest and we can set up a quick interview with members who are bidding for England and/or our CEO.
For information about the Auction please check out Weblo.com/England.