I haven’t seen or heard of ChatAny.com before now, and me kinda likey-ish a bit … but not really.
Basically you can register and create a “next gen” (ie flash/interactive) chatroom all cluttered up just like ya want. You can even embed your chatroom right in your web site or blog or whatever.
The only, actually the BIG drawback is the whole paying for chatroom items with “gold pieces”. When you sign up, at least for now, you get 20 items and 50 gold pieces for free. But after you run out of items and gold then you have to pay $1 for 500 gold pieces to buy more crap for your room. That both sucks ass and bites it big time.
Other than that, being able to customize and embed a flash chatroom is a cool idea.
Yahoo instant messenger has a plug in that kinda works like this, but you can’t embed it in a website and there aren’t that many different customizations that you can use. You do get to see your avatar “talk” and you can play some games but its not as verbose as a room from ChatAny. However, that being said, YIM is free. So are shoutboxes and meebo plugins and like a million other chat like items that you can embed, also free.
So if you really want one of these chatrooms to embed in your site you could sign up, make a quick room and just never spend any real money on it. However, I’m leaning towards never visiting the site again and not ever using it, but that’s just me. However, if you’re a teenage Japanese girl this type of thing might just be for you!!
Hey, there’s a new Pirates of the Caribbean theme out there’s that then.