Patent published on September 26, 2023

New Patent Might Make Metaverse Fairer and More Immersive

In a rapidly digitizing world, one of the challenges the gaming industry faces is maintaining fairness and immersive experiences for all players. It's a common problem to have non-active players, referred to as "zombie avatars", and fraudulent entities often resort to unfair means to gain advantage, marring the authenticity of the gaming landscape. However, a game-changer has come into play. A recent patent, US11770420B2, by Wesley John Boudville, titled "Ghost spiders and zombie avatars in the metaverse," promises a solution to these mammoth problems.

Think of a multiplayer game where players can explore different rooms. The patented 'ghost spider' acts as a secret detective that goes into these rooms without being seen. It observes player behavior and flags any player exploiting system vulnerabilities or using any unauthorized practices. Furthermore, it can detect if a player is present in the game as a 'ghost,' merely to display presence but not genuinely participating.

These nefarious activities are the crux of the problem the patent aims to resolve. It aims to enhance the gaming environment so that everyone plays fair and actively, ensuring a more enjoyable and immersive experience for everyone involved.

This patent also flips the page on accommodating an avatar's unique features. Avatars can undergo customization in ways far more intricate than reality allows. For example, unlike merely choosing a dress, your representation can be as distinctive as a fully imaginary creature, broadening the gap between actual and virtual reality and enhancing the gaming experience manifold.

In a post-patent world, this could reshape how we perceive and interact with the metaverse. The invention allows a user's avatar to be far more distinctive than ever before, giving personalization a whole new meaning. Each avatar will truly reflect its player's unique preferences. This ensures that each user's experience is unique and arcs the spectrum of reality and imagination, refining the gaming experience at an unprecedented level.

Imagine you're nocturnal and would love to be represented by a night owl, or perhaps you're a swimmer and would love to be represented by a shark. This indeed blurs the line between reality and virtual reality, and a player's avatar truly becomes their second skin.

The invention might also expose fraudulent practices within games, ensuring a safer and more fair playground for users. It can help advertise valid data for Metaverse room attendance, delivering an accurate user experience.

But all excellent things come with a pinch of salt. A question that emerges is whether this technology, although patented, will ever hit the market or not. As promising as 'Ghost Spiders and Zombie Avatars in the Metaverse' sounds, whether it will materialize is still uncertain.

P.S. It's important to note that while this technology sounds promising, it's still just a patent and there's no guarantee it will be available on the market. You'll just have to cross your fingers and hope that someday your avatar could truly be a unique reflection of you!

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