Originally written by Isabelle Pavlova for mmorgy.com

Clickable Culture's coverage of our Socio Rapist article made me realize that there's something amazingly obvious that we haven't covered here yet, and it'd be a sin to let it go on any longer.

A Rape In Cyberspace is probably one of the most oft-referenced articles when refering to Sex in Games. Written in 1993, it profiles a rape (in this case, a sort of account takeover) that happened on LambdaMOO, one of the first major online virtual worlds (still running today). Even though the article was written more than a decade ago, many of the issues contained are still valid for today's MMOGs, including feelings involved in character roleplay, and relationships build in worlds that exist in forms ranging from simple text to rich 3D graphics.