Second Life is an online virtual world, the game has been out since 2003. Now I had heard about it for a while – but it was one of those things that sort of lingered around the edge for me. I thought it was going to be like the Sims, but its not really. What got me to jump into it was I saw a number of really pretty pictures online. At first I thought they were stand alone 3D images you know like.. “I spent hours drawing this by hand” type situations. It was later I found out they were actually screen shots. I was hooked, I went to their website and joined.
Joining is free, just so you know – but there was a LOT of information and windows and what not when you log in for the first time.There is a tutorial, but even after 3hrs of walking around the starter zone I still felt lost and not sure of what I was doing.
So I started reading up, trying to find my way around. I found a LOT of youtube videos. Some of them were talking about giveaways and free things. That you had to go to the stores location to get….alas I was lost. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to get to the place. Then after figuring it out (kinda), I didn’t know what to do with the information. Sometimes I did sort of blunder through it – only to realize I didn’t actually have the thing I needed to use it.
Mesh heads, and bento and WHAT???? Sometimes I would see other players, but I was to nervous to ask for help. I found this island by accident and it was really beautiful – but I couldn’t find anyone else. No one to talk to….which in a way is fine.
I also had a problem with walking and using the camera – I kept walking backwards and sometimes even walking in a circle. I tried flying thinking maybe that would be easier. But….. if you don’t know how to land – well there is only one way to land but I want to be a bit more graceful then a rock falling out of the sky.
I’ve also come to realize owning a second life house is not something I’m going to be able to do any time soon. Not that I thought I really would be able to of course.
My avatar is not bu any means ugly – she has a weird thing going on with the back of her legs….but there were so many cute things. I’m trying to stay positive about the whole situation……
OH and TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY……woot woooooooooooooooo