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  • Summary: Second Life is an online digital world, built, shaped, and owned by its participants. Create a shared reality in a world full of people, activities, adventure, and fun. If you are a designer, programmer, or inventor you will be blown away by the variety of opportunities Second Life provides.Second Life is an online digital world, built, shaped, and owned by its participants. Create a shared reality in a world full of people, activities, adventure, and fun. If you are a designer, programmer, or inventor you will be blown away by the variety of opportunities Second Life provides. Create beautiful scripted 3D objects in a totally live online environment - from weapons to clothing lines to motorcycles. Explore a rapidly changing and expanding world simulated on over 100 servers (with new land added almost daily), containing hundreds of thousands of user-created objects, daily and nightly hosted events, games to play, and people to meet. Buy and sell land, create a business, or exchange virtual for real currency. It’s up to you. Second Life is yours to imagine and inhabit. [Linden Lab] Expand

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  1. The ability to show others your own work makes the game the unendingly original, organic environment that it is. But all said, Second Life is what you make of it.
  2. Fascinating, infinite possibilities, but it's rough around the edges. [Feb 2005, p.84]
  3. This microcosmic world holds together only because its players agree to suspend their reality and believe in each other's fantasies. If you find yourself too sceptical to join in with this shared hallucination, you'll find little entertainment here. [PC Gamer UK]
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  1. RonoxS.
    Dec 22, 2004
    10
    Simple design, awesome gameplay.
  2. TechzenOmega
    Sep 9, 2006
    10
    The creator of SL has as his signature in the SLforums a quote by Mahatma Gandhi "You must be the change you wish to see in the world. " The creator of SL has as his signature in the SLforums a quote by Mahatma Gandhi "You must be the change you wish to see in the world. " Secondlife is user created. 99.9% of what you see in world was made by a member. There is no game to secondlife but there are many games in secondlife. Anything you can dream, you can build. Well at least you can try to build it,lol. Secondlife is the closest thing the the metaverse I have seen. They recently made joining completely free. You only need pay a fee if you wish to own land. No the graphics aren't cutting edge, but the creativity and imagination behind what you find in world is top notch. It's not for everyone, but you will never know if it is for you until you try it. And even if it is not what you expected secondlife gives you the tools to make it what you want it to be. It is definately worth checking out. Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2016
    10
    Best Metaverse but don't use the official go to the tird party viewer, (Firestorm, Blackdragon, etc) this is +/- a f2p but for starting 5$ isBest Metaverse but don't use the official go to the tird party viewer, (Firestorm, Blackdragon, etc) this is +/- a f2p but for starting 5$ is a good choise Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2015
    2
    Secondlife is a dying 3-world where Linden Lab-SL allows and promotes "escorts" (animated prostitution), it is definitely not for any minor.Secondlife is a dying 3-world where Linden Lab-SL allows and promotes "escorts" (animated prostitution), it is definitely not for any minor. As you teleport from simulation to simulation be prepared for varying sim rules. For example, one sim only the sim owner can eject and or ban (means if you attempt to teleport there again you'll be denied access) while yet other sims certain group members can eject or ban you even without valid justification. For example, if you put select sim/group members on block you could be banned from that particular sim. Yet another example, if you disagree with these empowered group-sim members be prepared to be ejected and or banned from that sim sight. This only one of many Secondlife "catch 22s."
    This 3-d world uses a currency called Linden dollars AKA L$, which you earn various ways in SL, or buy with a credit card. Here is where the manipulation begins too. SecondLife uses artificial intelligence (bots) usually what seasoned SL residents deem "insult bots" programmed to literally insult you in various way. One example: these insult bots will cut down your avatar appearance in hopes you will spend more L$ to improve/upgrade your current body and shape, which translates into more margin (profit) for Linden Lab-SL. As mentioned above you can be ejected and or banned from any sim for any reason, but there is way around it. All you have to do is create a "new" SL account, but you'll have to re-buy (spend more) all your items since none of it is transferable to a new account. See the manipulative pattern; however there is far more to SL than just their 3-world. SecondLife has a "Forum" website.
    SecondLife provides a forum site where SL announcements are posted, along with residents' questions and comments. Also, you can login into this site and allegedly post answers to residents questions. If you are really techy avoid this site; since SL heavily promotes use of Nvidia products (I am assuming Linden Lab-SL is either sponsored by Nvidia and or gets a kickback for promoting their products.) IF you attempt to post anything of technical facts that contradicts SL's heavy promotion of Nvidia, yes you guessed it you can be banned from the forum. Of course, there is a way around the forum ban, which you can probably guess by now. You'll have to create a new SL account to post again in SL's forum, but that is only the tip of the icebrg. While losing 100s of SL residents (users) they have gone through various CEOs too.
    The current CEO that I am aware of is Ebbe Altberg AKA "Ebbe Linden" who worked as a YAHOO executive for approximately four years. The Yahoo chatrooms no longer exist (closed.) What makes this interesting before Yahoo closed those chatrooms they posted (for all to see) they were tracking IP addresses, which most thought was to deter the pedophiles from preying on kids. No one realized that after Yahoo closed those rooms that names/info of all users would be SOLD to various online companies. Is it possible to expect the same style identity piracy when SL finally closes?? Will SecondLife survive?
    As many discover a former YAHOO executive now leads SL (most current CEO I am aware of..it is a revolving CEO door), varying sim rules, non stop SL manipulation to force you to spend more money along with dwindling number of SL users it is a simple answer. No
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  5. Jun 21, 2013
    1
    This thing is scary. Second Life is not a game it's a 3D chat room and most of the people in this great world of Second Life are sociallyThis thing is scary. Second Life is not a game it's a 3D chat room and most of the people in this great world of Second Life are socially broken and rather disturbing to talk too. I found multiple people who where having really nasty conversations and the idea that people live in this thing is just plain creepy. I saw some really dirty stuff too that will burn in my head for many many years.

    I set out to try and find someone to talk to but people just stand around DOING NOTHING, I found the occasional person who would say "hello" but that was pretty much it. The "game" runs like a piece of crap and lags terribly because every island was filled with stuff, most of which was nude avatars.

    If you choose to download this I hope you don't see what I did and I hope you actually find someone to talk too.

    P.S The rude stuff is every where so prepare to see alot of porn and other nasty sh*t
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  6. Jan 21, 2021
    0
    Linden Lab is Aiding and Abetting Criminal Activity:
    Millions of real life dollars are siphoned from the Second Life music community
    Linden Lab is Aiding and Abetting Criminal Activity:
    Millions of real life dollars are siphoned from the Second Life music community yearly....without any royalties paid to rightful copyright owners for use of their material...nor are there any real life taxes imposed....all the while....Linden Lab profits from transfer fees for out-going/laundered money.....and music venues wish to act like hotshots while they harbor entertainers who think they are above the law and avoid paying federal taxes on millions of virtual world (Second Life) income.
    Some people believe real life regulations stop at the log in screen entering Second Life
    When you speak out against corruption in Second Life....they attempt to flip it around...make you out to be the bad guy...YOU are the criminal.......your name entered into ban list all around the grid.
    Second Life has become an evil empire full of corruption, greed and trolls....There are much better things to do than to consolidate yourself with a bunch of a--holes.
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  7. Aug 24, 2015
    0
    First, IT IS NOT A GAME! OMG. It like virtual Chat, you can spend lots of money to get L$ so you can shop in the virtual world. For as manyFirst, IT IS NOT A GAME! OMG. It like virtual Chat, you can spend lots of money to get L$ so you can shop in the virtual world. For as many people that are reported to be on it, the programming behind it SUCKETH, it is just embarrassing and buggy! Not to mention complicated. Try to change your shoes and your body disappears. It seems like some players can hack the system to, I am standing in one spot trying to buy something and lasers appear out of no where with someone yelling laser power, picking you up off the ground and flinging you down the map. Good luck trying to report it if you didn't see who it was. Good luck trying to contact support, it doesn't exist. I paid for 3 months ahead of time, so I would get all the options. Waste of money.

    The controls are retarded and are very limited on how to change them. My mouse push left it turns the screen right, push right it turns the screen left. You can't look up or down unless you are in mouse view, then you can use your mouse to click on anything while in that view.

    I don't know who wrote this game but it wasn't a gamer, it was someone clueless. I have no doubt there are a lot of lonely people out there who don't play any real games and like to pretend they are someone else in a virtual world that is plan and simple. People do seem to talk to you, everyone is starving for conversation (because there is nothing else to do), The graphics are primitive in comparison to games that are 10 years old.

    If you are lonely and want to find chat friends make a pretend house, go to virtual gatherings and chat to random people, waste real money to make your avatar look like a dream you. This service may be for you. If your a gamer or just think it would be fun, USE THE FREE Trial before you buy into this, I don't think it will take the average person more then a couple days to figure out this is a waste of time.

    Programming is primitive, graphics are laughable and system requirements are HUGE! Elder Scrolls, Aion, EVE Online, Final Fantasy xxx, COD, are games with decent hardware requirements and don't use as many resources on my PC then SL does.
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