Anyone tried Second Life?

gadgetgirl85

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I just downloaded Second Life and tried it a bit. I don't really understand what your meant to do though.
 

Legolamb

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I tried it. Lurked for a while. Saw how addictive it could get for anyone with a virtual fantasy life, and promptly trashed it. I can't think of anything that blurs reality and virtuality as scarily as that site. There are schools that are using the interface for real on-line courses and community; the Vancouver police department (I think I just read that) is recruiting through Second Life.
 

AlBDamned

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I would LOVE to get it. But every time I try, it doesn't work.:( (I don't have a paypal account, and my cell phone provider is not on the list)
You don't need to pay any money to get started though (or use a cell phone)?
 

kretzy

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I actually had to play it for a while for a uni subject last semester. Big waste of time if you ask me - there just isn't much to do from what I could gather. Very interesting to study though, particularly the concept of immaterial labour.
 

Blue Velvet

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This is my second life.

Anyway, it's not a game. There is no point to it except community, self-expression, building and selling stuff. Bit like life, really. ;)
 

dswoodley

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It is exactly what it claims to be - your Second Life. How seriously you want to take it is up to you. I only found a bunch of naked people who didn't know what they were doing either.
 

AlBDamned

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You need to verify yourself through Paypal/credit card or phone. I got to that stage and thought "nope" and deleted.
I haven't been on it for a while so that must be a new thing. Never had to do it before. Maybe it became a rule after all that nasty stuff happened.

A gartner research report suggests that Virtual Worlds - or the 3-D web - will be in widespread use by 2009-2010.

A recent virtual world centered on the Barbie Universe got something like 3 million users in a month, with 50,000 new people a day.

Facebook is the thing this year, virtual worlds touted for some time in the next couple of years.
 

Patrick425

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I was gonna, but then realized, why would I walk around in a virtual world and go places and meet people, when I could just do it at home? So I just don't bother.
 

vicious7

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I thought I'd check it out and so far I have absolutely no clue what to do. And some dude came up to me and stole my damned clothes. Go figure I'd get mugged my first minute in a new town. :rolleyes:
 

Jasonbot

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vicious7 said:
I thought I'd check it out and so far I have absolutely no clue what to do. And some dude came up to me and stole my damned clothes. Go figure I'd get mugged my first minute in a new town. :rolleyes:
This game seems pretty open ended. Can you kill people and go to court and stuff?
 

Flowbee

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I tried it, but I couldn't decide which was more fun, hanging out at IBM Innovation Island or Coke Virtual Thirst Pavilion.