Online gaming and the libraries is a hot topic in many libraries and its Thing #15!
I took at look at Puzzle Pirates http://www.puzzlepirates.com/ and its really cute. But I can see where you could waste a lot of time playing with it!
I sent up a Second Library account two months ago. I found it really, really dull and I was not impressed. I even visited the ALA booth and no one was there. I found it hard to navigate and while there were people around, I was not impressed by what was going on or what people were talking about. I also did not care for the graphics on Second Life. I was expecting it to be more exciting and it was not. Is there a role for libraries in Second Life? Yes, I think that there is, but what it is I don’t know. After my one experience in Second Life, and I was on for a few hours, I would not try it again.
One of these days I would like to try one of the online games like World of Warcraft or Star Wars Galaxies. They look interesting and fun.