World of Warcraft and other similar Internet based MMOs are a phenomenon which seem to constantly hover just away from the mainstream.
Despite having 10 million subscribers worldwide, and picking up new ones every day, WoW remains the domain of the geek, or at least that’s what traditional media would have us believe.
One Million Nerds
So when a new Web based comedy drama about a mismatched group of online role-playing gamers found its way on to YouTube last October, 1 million nerds watched it.
The show is the brainchild of Felicia Day, a geeky yet attractive professional actress who regularly appeared on Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Although the first episode of the show was originally intended as a pilot, its success on YouTube meant that Day and her collaborators couldn’t let the fans down.
6 months later, and there are 8 episodes available to watch. The show was also nominated for both YouTube and Yahoo Video awards.
The show is still being financed through the generosity of fans who donate between $5 and $100 through the official site.