Actually President Barak Obama does not play, however he herd about all the problems Cryptic was having with the trolls saying how much the game sucked, so he decided that this game was too important to fail and just gave Cryptic 421 billion dollars…
Joe Biden plays every day as he has nothing else to do.
If this is accurate that Tom Hanks likes MMOs, then he may very well be playing this game. He's a big fan of Star Trek and was almost cast as Zefram Cochrane in First Contact.
I read a funny anecdote about that, where before this happened, either Patrick Stewart or Michael Dorn ran into him somewhere, and Hanks demonstrated his love of Trek by naming all the episodes. By title. In sequential order.
Actually George Bush does not play anymore,(he drooled on the keyboard looking at Janet Reno porn) however he heard about all the problems Cryptic was having with the trolls saying how much the game sucked, so he decided that this game was too important to fail and just gave Cryptic 42.1 Trilion dollars…
Laura plays every day as she has nothing else to do except cocaine .
Guess there won't be many outing themselves as famous here, like Masi Oka did (Hiro from 'Heroes') in WoW. There are reasons why some people use different names everywhere (har har) to make it not so easy for the stalkers, errr, fans.
However, MMOs tend to generate their own little stars anyway. Chribba and his Veldnaught in Eve, Chat and their scary postings in STO...
Famous people don't readily post whether or not they play an MMO/game nor do they actively advertise which forums they're on.
I'm on one of the biggest forums worldwide and there isn't any doubt we have some famous people (various hollywood actors, producers, developers, etc) on our site that participate but only a handful know who is really who and what. But they don't advertise who they are for fear of getting hounded by morons about getting signed or helping them out with acting or whatever that particular person is involved with. The ability to be anonymous and have a conversation with someone or a group of people about anything at all is what makes some online message boards fun to be in.
Thus, to those famous people, cheers. Make merry and enjoy the game.
This happened to Mila Kunis in WoW. She said that she had talked on Vent or something like that during a raid and someone recognized her voice, which would be easy if you were familiar with That 70s Show or Family Guy. She wound up having to delete her level 70 or 80 mage. She was talking about it on Letterman or someone's late night show once and about how she was such a big WoW freak.
I'll bet you anything Wil Wheaton is playing. Though I doubt he's revealing himself to us anytime soon.
I met Mr. Wheaton online back in the 90's when he used to broadcast from his webcam 24/7. He was just getting into Linux at the time and seemed pretty computer savvy. Based on my brief conversations with him (over email, etc.) I'd say it wouldn't be beyond him to play STO. Though I doubt he'd ever admit it since he quoted Berman's 1st Law of the Universe (or something like that) to me as saying something along the lines of "If you leave Star Trek and successfully manage to have a career, you never ever go back." So I doubt that putting himself back into ST mode publicly is anything he'd ever want to do... but I could be wrong.
He maintains wilwheaton.net but the last entry on his blog is 4 years old.
For the record, he seemed like a truly nice and down to earth guy.