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Postby Jez » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:57 am

http://secondlife.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Life

really interesting "virtual" environment. Chat, build, trade, play, design. The list goes on and on and on.......

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Postby Jez » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:04 pm

really you gotta check it out
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Postby Sotos » Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:18 pm

So it is some kind of online Sims? Is it totally free or there are some hidden costs?
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Postby Jez » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:04 am

Omline sims, kinda, but with sooooooooo much more potential. RPG stuff mixed in as well. Basically, anything goes. People are writing code to enable them to do all kinds of things - drive boats, play football, scuba dive, endless potential really. It seems that the users, are really embracing the potential.

The initial set up is free. You can take part in the "environment", chat, explore, interact all for free. I'm still pretty new to it so I'm unsure of all the details, but I can assure you that I've spent 4 or 5 hours "in-world" and not spent a penny. I've not been asked for any sort of payment details whatsoever. It appears, that on the "surface" there are no costs. I think the only cost comes when you want to "purchase" stuff, ie: Land. I should point out though, that although I haven't actually spent any "real" money, I'm finding ways of making/finding "virtual" money all the time.

The environment, is developed by the users. The features and the cost of those features are all defined by the users. Therefore, just as in the real world, you can buy software (M$ Office) and get shareware alternatives (Open Office) for free. In this virtual world people are making stuff you pay to use and other people are making stuff that's free to use. (well that's the way it seems to me anyway)

As I said, I'm fairly new to the whole thing, but seeing as this forum is a "virtual" environment, I thought there may be some interest for a more dynamic, experience.

Well, enjoy what second life has to offer, but as my wife said "don't forget your first life" :wink:

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Postby Olga » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:01 am

Well, sounds interesting to me, I ll check it out
I played an online quest recently, and really liked it although graphics were very average
Also I didn't like that some players logged in just to bother others, really pissing off
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Postby raymanuva » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:32 am

Second life is really bad... laggy, buggy... and full of teenagers.
I've also tried THERE, which is far better quality but still, its all boring in the end.
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Postby Kartal_Aetos » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:57 pm

so tell us a little about THERE, raymanuva...is there a link? maybe we can do a comparison report between the two
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Postby Sotos » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:49 pm

We only get 24 hours in a day. If you can have a second life during those 24 hours it means there is nothing much going on your first life. :P
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Postby raymanuva » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:20 am

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