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Online Simulation Games & Their Real World Applications

by: MD Weems ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

For those of you gamers out there who love real-world simulation games, there are plenty in the realm of the MMORPG games to choose from. Here is what these types of online simulation games are and what they do.

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    What Are Online Simulation Games?

    Lately, the online simulation games have evolved into what we call MMORPG games today. While they can be anything from fantasy styled games, such as World of Warcraft, the simulation games that are used to help train people for jobs fit more into the mmo games that offer a trade skill - such as flight simulators, combat training, and more. these are the types of MMORPG games that are designed to actually make the player feel like they are in a real-world area, such as World War II, being a rock star on a stage, and flying an airplane. They are designed to realistically simulate the real world, in a way that will allow players to either place themselves in someone else's shoes, learn about a job, or just have fun in another time. These simulation games are normally very specific to certain industries, such as the airline and flight industry or the military, where errors in the real world can cost millions of dollars and simulation games training usually lives. So, these MMORPG simulation games allow the students to learn on a real-world environment area that will give them real life problems and issues that they will have to deal with so that they can lean without serious problems if they fail.

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    What Are They Used For?

    In today's high tech world, there are so many applications for these types of simulation games that's its almost unreal. But, the main areas of industry that use these types of games are: the military, airlines, submarines, rocket sciences, space sciences, and law enforcement. In these sectors, mistakes on the job can cost lives, and no one wants that. So, by utilizing the MMORPG real-time strategy games, the users are allowed to try and test out the skills that they have learned so far in their training and even mess up – without the fear of real-life consequences.

    simulation ss3 While not a lot is known in the mainstream world (due to safety and security issues), about the MMORPG simulation games that the military uses for training, there is actually a lot known about the MMORPG games that air traffic controllers are trained on. There are two main networks, VATSIM and IVAO, that air traffic controllers are training on to help them avoid on the job problems. These games provide an extremely authentic flight simulation, where the players can be air traffic controllers and pilots to learn to interact with each other and to use their skills to avoid problems in the air. By using these games, the companies actually save money, as they aren't using their real world resources for training, and there are no training accidents either. They can see how potential workers will react in emergency situations by simply running simulation games before that problem ever occurs.

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    Simulation Games For Real Life

    simulation ss2 So, with the amount of training that different industries do in MMORPG games, it is easy to see that gaming isn't just a hobby or past-time. It has practical applications that it uses help to train people in high risk jobs and keep them safe by allowing them to learn emergency procedures in a real-world environment instead of on the job where mistakes can lead to loss of life and more. These online simulation games offer a unique way for employees to learn, grow in their job skills and find out more about dangerous areas of their potential jobs - such as combat training, flight simulators, simulated jails, simulated surgeries, and much more. The possibilities are endless and offer a great way for gaming companies to help use their MMORPG games to cater to the real world market and uses.

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    More About Simulation Games

    simulation ss1 Here are some other great simulation games on Bright Hub that will help you see how these online simulation games, MMORPG games, and more can help in so many ways:

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