Today it just suddenly hit me like a lightning from a clear sky
that one day MMO gamers could end up organizing a Global Crypto
Zerg Day. At the very least it is MMO gamers who will probably truly understand how insanely
genious the whole concept is.
You just need to dig deeper into the
different motivations, causes and consequences to understand why. All it
take really is to incept this idea in people's minds and it could grow
and become contagious.
The idea is that the
MMO gamer communities of the whole world are technically apt and
psychologically pre-inclined to initiate a global Crypto Zerg Day.
How could it happen? Most likely a hype would build up and then everybody
would start spreading the news that on Day X at an exact hour they
should buy a certain type of cryptocurrency for whatever amount of money
they feel comfortable enough to loose. Someone could use just $1 and
someone could use $1000, whatever they can spare. The world has created
circumstances, in which tens or even hundreds of millions of gamers and
maybe also other online users across all the existing MMOs and also
different Youtube channels and forums can rally to hit some
cryptocurrency blockchain with an enormous amount of money, one billion
US dollars or more, perhaps even on a precisely the same date of the year. I think the idea
wouldn't be simply to hit a crypto network but to transfer a substantial
portion of its volume into the hands of MMO gamers.
Consider the following points why a global Crypto Zerg Day could actually be pulled off and why people might go along.
In total, there are roughly 500 million MMO gamers in the whole world.
In many MMO games there are in-game chat channels where news can be
spread quickly to hundreds or thousands of people, who can spread it
further into their clans, guilds and organisations. It is realistic to
spread a message to a hundred million people within one or two months if
everyone has something extraordinary to gain from the endeavour. So,
the social tools to organise a Crypto Zerg Day have already been given
to us in MMO games and other online channels of communication.
The Psychology - Part 1. MMO gamers are used to getting virtual assets
for real money. It's one group of people in the world who can figure out
easily how to buy some cryptocurrency and have the mindset and
experience to actually do something like this.
The Psychology - Part 2. MMO gamers understand the concept of a planned
and co-ordinated zerg rush.
But why did zergs emerge in the
first place in MMO games? Is it because deep inside himself or herself
an average MMO gamer wants to do something extraordinary and perhaps
sensational, which breaks the boring routines of daily life? The idea of
having a planned and co-ordinated Crypto Zerg Day is unusual and fresh
enough to generate a critical amount of hype.
Meanwhile, the means to
perform a zerg raid and cause a global sensation in the real world are
now finally provided with the existence of cryptocurrencies. The alluring part in
the idea is that a single event like this would have an impact on the
world. Not a virtual world, but the real one. Cryptocurrencies are nowadays familiar to a lot of people in the world. You also have to bear in
mind that typical MMO gamers are fascinated by mathematical numbers and
their changes (the way interactions in MMO games work), perhaps some
inclination towards gambling (and Random Number Generation). This could
be an alluring factor too.
4. There is
nothing illegal or bad about the whole concept to deter the build up of the hype. In fact, MMO gamers
might be doing the whole world a favor, which could boost the hype. The world is curious and wants see
what happens both
technically and economically when a crypto network is suddenly hit with
a really enormous amount of money all at once. In that sense, maybe a
lower volume network like Litecoin would be a better target than Bitcoin
because hitting a network with $5 billion market cap would make a much
more tremendous impact than hitting a network with $90 billion market
cap. In a way, a Crypto Zerg Day would be a beta test.
With a Crypto Zerg Day, a considerable portion of some cryptocurrency
in the world would fall into the hands of MMO gamers.
offer MMO communities some interesting new opportunities. If all the MMO
gaming communities in the whole world adopted a certain cryptocurrency,
we could actually use it in games to help fellow players, guild mates,
exchange in-game stuff between games with the help of the cryptocurrency
and so on. In MMO games people can stay anonymous and a common
cryptocurrency could help to share the hobby but also preserve
anonimity. Maybe the impact would be so big that some game developers
and publishers would also adopt that cryptocurrency to sell things to
players. Maybe the whole gaming industry and hardware manufacturers
might follow too. So, it's even possible that MMO gamers could
eventually make that certain chosen cryptocurrency even more prominent
than Bitcoin. To this point, everyone in the world has been complaining
that there isn't enough meaningful use for cryptocurrency. Well, a
cryptocurrency could prove useful for MMO gaming and with 500 million
potential users it might become the most widely used cryptocurrency in
the world, giving it the most solid value out of all existing
All in all, it somehow feels natural that MMO gamers could be the first pioneers and major users of some cryptocurrency.