Second Life is a 3-D virtual world that’s entirely built and owned by its residents. It’s incredibly vast, lots of fun to be in and very, very addictive.
Since going reside in 2003, Second Life has been tremendously popular and the developers Linden Labs claim that over five million people worldwide now happily call it home. To get started with Second Life, you have to sign-up for an account which is quick and simple. You have to choose a first and last name (which in the end, I had to select from a pre-defined list as it wouldn’t accept the suggestion for some reason) and what you’d like your Avatar to look like. Verify your e-mail and you’re all set to go.
The great thing is 2nd Life is that it is liberated to use which means you can basically wander about and chat to individuals as much as you want. However , after signing up, you are offered the chance to upgrade towards the Premium version which gives you your own 3D house, Virtual Currency to spend and access to adult 18+ areas as long as you are usually over 18, of course.
From the moment you enter the World, you can overwhelmed by the sheer number of possibilities and worlds on offer. To get you started, there’s a mini 6-step course which allows you to learn the basics like walking, sitting plus yes, flying. You also learn to talk with people via a simple IM talk client although some worlds also support voice chats. I heartily suggest the Quick Start guide though which opens in your browser to help you get to grips with the game more easily compared to walking around randomly is doing it hard way.
The sheer size of Second Life is amazing. You’re surrounded by not only a large number of virtual worlds but also people desperate to shat to you. You can teleport yourself to a new world simply by clicking on it on the map. The unique thing is, mainly because residents retain the legal rights to their digital creations , they could buy, sell and trade with other residents although this is only achievable in the Premium version. The developers claim the Marketplace currently supports countless US dollars in monthly transactions which is handled with the in-world unit-of-trade, the Linden dollar , which can be converted to US dollars at several online Linden Dollar exchanges.
Although some customers complain that Second Life could be sluggish, I had absolutely no problems. Nevertheless , it does require some serious equipment and the developers recommend at least 1GB of RAM and a high-end processor chip for best results. However , it do log me off automatically saying “demand was particularly strong in my area” so be aware that the machines may not be stable.
Second Life is an amazing accomplishment. If you are willing to invest the time needed to learn the basics, you’ll soon get drawn into Second Life’s virtual planet of unending possibilities.
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