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2010-07-19 01:43:10 PM  
One time I signed up for a Second Life account.

Apparently you can fly around, which was pretty cool, but I still didn't get the point of it all. No turtle shells to throw or anything.

However, raising money for charity is cool, even if I couldn't win their stupid game.
 
2010-07-19 02:44:03 PM  
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2010-07-19 03:39:40 PM  
TheYeti: One time I signed up for a Second Life account.

Apparently you can fly around, which was pretty cool, but I still didn't get the point of it all.


It's like life, but it's the second one. You know.
 
2010-07-19 03:40:41 PM  
In other news, WoW players have raised a total of $0.23 scrounged from mom's couch.
 
2010-07-19 03:41:52 PM  
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hot like pam
 
2010-07-19 03:48:44 PM  
 
2010-07-19 03:49:06 PM  
TheYeti: One time I signed up for a Second Life account.

Apparently you can fly around, which was pretty cool, but I still didn't get the point of it all. No turtle shells to throw or anything.

However, raising money for charity is cool, even if I couldn't win their stupid game.




Sounds like Carousel....


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2010-07-19 03:55:07 PM  
My flying penis would have a cannon that shoots out babies.
 
2010-07-19 03:58:37 PM  
ticketfan: TheYeti: One time I signed up for a Second Life account.

Apparently you can fly around, which was pretty cool, but I still didn't get the point of it all.

It's like life, but it's the second one. You know.


How do you get a second life if you don't have a first one?

/Careful, that joke is an antique
 
2010-07-19 04:00:35 PM  
I am so completely confused by this, honestly. I signed up for an account once upon a time, to see what all the fuss was about. I couldn't get out of the introductory area, and could barely figure out how to get my character to move.

I'm a long time veteran of video games, especially PC games, so you'd think I could figure it out. But the thing was so needlessly complex I couldn't make heads or tails of it.

Granted, I didn't really WANT to play the game that much so I didn't spend more than 20 minutes TRYING to figure it out before I deleted it. But man, the interface just killed any chance of me even trying. The only other game that ever really did that to me was Eve Online. And I really tried at that game, lasting three days before giving up.
 
2010-07-19 04:00:53 PM  
Second Life can be quite powerful, quite cool, an amazing tool for connecting people and bringing the world together. However, in reality that's only 20% of its estimated usage load. The other 80% is furries, pixelsex, and goreans.

Since they instituted Adult segregation it's gotten better in terms of avoiding "ne1 wan 2 hav fun" messages when you're in the not-sex sims, but my GOD there are a lot of pervs on that thing.
 
2010-07-19 04:06:24 PM  
I tried second life and then I realized that I still couldn't meet people so I gave it up after getting bored with the really pretty pixel landscapes. Same thing with WOW, pretty but dull.
 
2010-07-19 04:07:12 PM  
I didn't know furries cared that much about cancer
 
2010-07-19 04:07:41 PM  
yukichigai: Second Life can be quite powerful, quite cool, an amazing tool for connecting people and bringing the world together. However, in reality that's only 20% of its estimated usage load. The other 80% is furries, pixelsex, and goreans.

Since they instituted Adult segregation it's gotten better in terms of avoiding "ne1 wan 2 hav fun" messages when you're in the not-sex sims, but my GOD there are a lot of pervs on that thing.


ahhh the good old days.
 
2010-07-19 04:08:13 PM  
Pixelsex, you say?

Pervs, you say?

Is this a free game....?



/ my Sims character once got abducted by Aliens, and I was so weirded out that I switched off without saving
// always regretted it
/// he was working in military intelligence at the time
//// could have gone places and done stuff
 
2010-07-19 04:09:43 PM  
/ flying dayglo penises, you say?
// can I meet someone who's flying a giant sparkling vagoo?
/// because that would be cool
 
2010-07-19 04:09:59 PM  
Shadowknight: I am so completely confused by this, honestly. I signed up for an account once upon a time, to see what all the fuss was about. I couldn't get out of the introductory area, and could barely figure out how to get my character to move.

I'm a long time veteran of video games, especially PC games, so you'd think I could figure it out. But the thing was so needlessly complex I couldn't make heads or tails of it.

Granted, I didn't really WANT to play the game that much so I didn't spend more than 20 minutes TRYING to figure it out before I deleted it. But man, the interface just killed any chance of me even trying. The only other game that ever really did that to me was Eve Online. And I really tried at that game, lasting three days before giving up.


If you think that's bad, try DCS:Black Shark. You'll cry.
 
2010-07-19 04:12:04 PM  
Complete waste of time.

The cancer med market is just too huge to ever allow a cure to see the light of day.
 
2010-07-19 04:15:41 PM  
Second Life hasn't folded yet? I'm surprised. I had thought it would have gotten outdated/moved away from by now.
 
2010-07-19 04:17:15 PM  
TheSignPost: Pixelsex, you say?

Pervs, you say?

Is this a free game....?



/ my Sims character once got abducted by Aliens, and I was so weirded out that I switched off without saving
// always regretted it
/// he was working in military intelligence at the time
//// could have gone places and done stuff


Maybe you just THINK you switched it off. For all you know the aliens are composting your body for fuel and this is just the tail end of your brain's death-zap "life-flashed-before-my-eyes" thing. When I reach 1 you will wake up. 3. 2.
 
2010-07-19 04:22:00 PM  
ConConHead: Second Life hasn't folded yet? I'm surprised. I had thought it would have gotten outdated/moved away from by now.

Came for this.

I left when they outlawed poker.

/Good times though
 
2010-07-19 04:22:17 PM  
yukichigai: The other 80% is furries, pixelsex, and goreans.

I'm gonna regret this, and I could probably look it up but I'm afeared to.

WTF is a gorean?

CSB!!: My wife's latest Alma Mater thought a bit about using SL for a class. She tells me this, I LOL heartily, point her to Something Awful's safari. She doesn't quite believe it.

She logs in one day. She ends up standing in a field of grass. She turns around - BAM - naked guy playing a piano.

Never spoke of it again.
 
2010-07-19 04:22:22 PM  
So, is this game like a game for guidos and guidettes?
 
2010-07-19 04:24:26 PM  
mark.jms: WTF is a gorean?

submissives/Dominants on an alien planet, based on some book somewhere, tried it for like a week in the 80's
 
2010-07-19 04:25:46 PM  
Google-Fu also works when searching Gorean
 
2010-07-19 04:30:01 PM  
Parallax: Complete waste of time.

The cancer med market is just too huge to ever allow a cure to see the light of day.


6/10. Short and sweet.
 
2010-07-19 04:31:00 PM  
Don't forget the hordes of coordinated beachball attacks..
 
2010-07-19 04:34:41 PM  
Parallax: Complete waste of time.

The cancer med market is just too huge to ever allow a cure to see the light of day.


What ever happened to the mole rat's anti-cancer gene coming to deliver us from cancer?


/Like our population needs its doubling time shortened anyway.
 
2010-07-19 04:35:58 PM  
It's the technological evolution of this...

Oh come on! You're gonna kill me because I had fake sex on graph paper with a girl who barely spoke to you in real life?

www.magicmoviemachine.com

/I have like 25 charisma points
//Lesliebots, attack!
///Where the fark is season five already?
 
2010-07-19 04:38:46 PM  
Some people get it, some don't.

This is an old Second Life video, but it may help you understand why some people depend upon Second Life to enhance their own lives...

Better Life (new window)

...and for you music fans, this video was performed live in Second Life with one musician streaming live from Seattle, Washington while the Sax player simultaneously played along in Argentina. It's a neat example of the ability for musicians to collaborate over long distances and perform to a diverse audience scattered world-wide. Plus, it's a pretty cool tune...

Done Sold My Soul to the Devil (new window)
 
2010-07-19 04:38:50 PM  
I thought I remember reading somewhere that there are people that actually pay real money to buy virtual real estate (virtual estate?) in that game. They also had some big concerts by some not so non-famous bands or something. I'm just too tired to Google it all.

Maybe I'll start a second life to do that for me.
 
2010-07-19 04:41:31 PM  
mark.jms: yukichigai: The other 80% is furries, pixelsex, and goreans.

I'm gonna regret this, and I could probably look it up but I'm afeared to.

WTF is a gorean?

CSB!!: My wife's latest Alma Mater thought a bit about using SL for a class. She tells me this, I LOL heartily, point her to Something Awful's safari. She doesn't quite believe it.

She logs in one day. She ends up standing in a field of grass. She turns around - BAM - naked guy playing a piano.

Never spoke of it again.


She wouldn't have seen me if she had stayed off of my lawn.
 
2010-07-19 04:44:57 PM  
People join second life to live the way I do in real life.

Kinda like Kramer going to a fantasy camp. My whole life is a fantasy camp. People should plunk down $2000 to live like me for a week.

/Seriously, best, life, ever!
 
2010-07-19 04:56:05 PM  
As someone who's been fighting the big C for 9 years now on and off, I wish instead of wasting so much money raised towards "research" where no progess is ever really seen, just more "treatments" that make you more sick than better - that some of that raised money would towards some of us who are really struggling financially due to the cost of care.
*sigh*
It'd be nice to not have to worry about that for once...

/oh well. One day cures for all sorts of diseases will be found, and not by some giant corporation either
//there is always hope
///i love video/computer games!
 
2010-07-19 05:06:21 PM  
Dr. Poison: Some people get it, some don't.

This is an old Second Life video, but it may help you understand why some people depend upon Second Life to enhance their own lives...


Are you one of the people that don't get it? I know two people in wheelchairs and both of them live pretty active REAL lives. I can understand people wanting to escape, but it's sad (not inspirational) when that escapism replaces real experiences. People that spend hours a day on games (I used to be one of them) would be far better off getting off their ass and going outside, getting a coffee with a friend, etc. That way when they're done for the day they can look back and realize they made their life better instead of just having some imaginary crap to show for it.
 
2010-07-19 05:15:02 PM  
I was so curious I had to try it (2007-08-ish maybe?). Wow. I still have nightmares... creepy as heck...

I did enjoy the flying though.
 
2010-07-19 05:20:41 PM  
Dr. Poison: Some people get it, some don't.

This is an old Second Life video, but it may help you understand why some people depend upon Second Life to enhance their own lives...

Better Life (new window)

...and for you music fans, this video was performed live in Second Life with one musician streaming live from Seattle, Washington while the Sax player simultaneously played along in Argentina. It's a neat example of the ability for musicians to collaborate over long distances and perform to a diverse audience scattered world-wide. Plus, it's a pretty cool tune...

Done Sold My Soul to the Devil (new window)


Have you been to any of the get togethers?
 
2010-07-19 05:23:16 PM  
They tried this on WOW, raised 30,000, but some farking Rogue ninjaed the loot at the last minute and logged.
 
2010-07-19 05:27:09 PM  
Second Life can be fun if you are fun
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2010-07-19 05:54:03 PM  
Some (juvenile) people will be disappointed that Second Life (SL) isn't ChatRoulette for avatars. Most people find a myriad of real life uses for it, many are making a good pocket money to get through these tough economic times.

Here are a few tips to get started:

Start with a free account and see how you like it. There are MANY freebie zones where you can "buy" items for free, many are better than expensive items. Freebies are also great to tear apart and see how they were created.

Because of the complexity of SL, the user interface requires a bit of a learning curve. Be patient, you can't possibly learn everything in a day - or even in a week for that matter. I've been using SL over 5 years and I'm still learning something new every day. For me, that's one of the fascinating things that keeps me coming back for more.

Keep your LOCAL CHAT window open, so you can see what others are saying to you. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Arrow keys control (walk) your avatar. Use PAGE UP to fly and PAGE DOWN to land. Flying can be somewhat uncontrollable due to lag at times (especially in crowded areas, such as the orientation zones), so keep to walking for the most part.

If you're interested in building, SL is the ultimate tinker-toy. You should learn the key and mouse combinations to control your camera for greater accuracy. Hold the ALT key and use your mouse to zoom in/out. Hold ALT and CONTROL keys to orbit your camera with the mouse.

Instant Messages (IMs) are private conversations, and the best way to contact someone in distant parts of the SL "world". Learn how to use the IM system early.

Don't worry too much about customizing your avatar early on. You'll first need to learn the basics before you try new clothes/hair/etc. You'll need to learn how to open boxes, how to wear items, and how to search your INVENTORY beforehand. Once you feel comfortable getting around and meeting people, find a friend to help you shop for things to customize your avatar.

After you've spent some time on your free account, you should have enough knowledge to decide whether or not you want to pay for a premium account. There are perks for becoming a premium member - free land, free house, weekly stipends, etc. Personally, I've been on a free account all my (second) life. I have a full island and a successful business that pays my monthly Real Life bills. You can do a lot with very little or no monetary input into the game.

Unless you're obsessed with your crotch, stay away from the "Adult" area (Zindra continent). Join groups and find friends that share your interests. Hanging out with the people who produce newspapers/magazines, or do weekly TV shows, musicians, NASA scientists, etc., is much more rewarding than waving a penis around all day.

Due to the fact that SL is completely user-created, everything must load on-the-fly, and the system is built to run on the widest gamut of computers (from low-end to high-end gaming machines), the graphics are not as amazing as games with preloaded content like WoW. You will want to open your preferences and adjust your graphics settings down for optimal performance.

Like any online chat room or forum, lurk first and see what is acceptable behavior. Don't beg for money/jobs. Make quality friends and they will help you earn money or do the things you want.

Remember - there are MILLIONS of people using SL. If you can make a product that only a fraction of those users will want to buy, you'll still stand to make some pretty good money. Musicians typically make about $20 US in tips per gig. Not bad money for strumming your guitar in your livingroom, as most real life part-time jobs don't pay 20 bucks an hour.

Last, but not least, try to ignore all the chicken-littles and complainers in SL forums. It's a "me-me" world and when it doesn't go the way some little snowflake expects, they get all whiney and butthurt.

Once you discover all the amazing things you can do, it will open up a whole new world to you and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

/not a fan-boi, just grateful that my proceeds from SL have kept a real life roof over my head through tough money times.
 
2010-07-19 05:59:43 PM  
Dr. Poison: Some (juvenile) people will be disappointed that Second Life (SL) isn't ChatRoulette for avatars. Most people find a myriad of real life uses for it, many are making a good pocket money to get through these tough economic times.

Here are a few tips to get started:

Start with a free account and see how you like it. There are MANY freebie zones where you can "buy" items for free, many are better than expensive items. Freebies are also great to tear apart and see how they were created.

Because of the complexity of SL, the user interface requires a bit of a learning curve. Be patient, you can't possibly learn everything in a day - or even in a week for that matter. I've been using SL over 5 years and I'm still learning something new every day. For me, that's one of the fascinating things that keeps me coming back for more.

Keep your LOCAL CHAT window open, so you can see what others are saying to you. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Arrow keys control (walk) your avatar. Use PAGE UP to fly and PAGE DOWN to land. Flying can be somewhat uncontrollable due to lag at times (especially in crowded areas, such as the orientation zones), so keep to walking for the most part.

If you're interested in building, SL is the ultimate tinker-toy. You should learn the key and mouse combinations to control your camera for greater accuracy. Hold the ALT key and use your mouse to zoom in/out. Hold ALT and CONTROL keys to orbit your camera with the mouse.

Instant Messages (IMs) are private conversations, and the best way to contact someone in distant parts of the SL "world". Learn how to use the IM system early.

Don't worry too much about customizing your avatar early on. You'll first need to learn the basics before you try new clothes/hair/etc. You'll need to learn how to open boxes, how to wear items, and how to search your INVENTORY beforehand. Once you feel comfortable getting around and meeting people, find a friend to help you shop for things to customize your avatar.

After you've spent some time on your free account, you should have enough knowledge to decide whether or not you want to pay for a premium account. There are perks for becoming a premium member - free land, free house, weekly stipends, etc. Personally, I've been on a free account all my (second) life. I have a full island and a successful business that pays my monthly Real Life bills. You can do a lot with very little or no monetary input into the game.

Unless you're obsessed with your crotch, stay away from the "Adult" area (Zindra continent). Join groups and find friends that share your interests. Hanging out with the people who produce newspapers/magazines, or do weekly TV shows, musicians, NASA scientists, etc., is much more rewarding than waving a penis around all day.

Due to the fact that SL is completely user-created, everything must load on-the-fly, and the system is built to run on the widest gamut of computers (from low-end to high-end gaming machines), the graphics are not as amazing as games with preloaded content like WoW. You will want to open your preferences and adjust your graphics settings down for optimal performance.

Like any online chat room or forum, lurk first and see what is acceptable behavior. Don't beg for money/jobs. Make quality friends and they will help you earn money or do the things you want.

Remember - there are MILLIONS of people using SL. If you can make a product that only a fraction of those users will want to buy, you'll still stand to make some pretty good money. Musicians typically make about $20 US in tips per gig. Not bad money for strumming your guitar in your livingroom, as most real life part-time jobs don't pay 20 bucks an hour.

Last, but not least, try to ignore all the chicken-littles and complainers in SL forums. It's a "me-me" world and when it doesn't go the way some little snowflake expects, they get all whiney and butthurt.

Once you discover all the amazing things you can do, it will open up a whole new world to you and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

/not a fan-boi, just grateful that my proc ...


Thanks for being the "defensive furry" in today's furry thread, dude.
 
2010-07-19 06:10:50 PM  
TheFlyingGoat: Dr. Poison: Some people get it, some don't.

This is an old Second Life video, but it may help you understand why some people depend upon Second Life to enhance their own lives...

Are you one of the people that don't get it? I know two people in wheelchairs and both of them live pretty active REAL lives. I can understand people wanting to escape, but it's sad (not inspirational) when that escapism replaces real experiences. People that spend hours a day on games (I used to be one of them) would be far better off getting off their ass and going outside, getting a coffee with a friend, etc. That way when they're done for the day they can look back and realize they made their life better instead of just having some imaginary crap to show for it.


SL is an augmentation, not a substitute for real life. Several people I've tried to convince to try SL say they have no time for stuff like that. But whenever I come to visit them, they're lying around on the couch watching TV all night. I'd rather be doing something creative and meaningful with that time.

I spend about 2 to 4 hours a day in SL. I attend many of the community events and contribute to many, many of the charities represented in there. I help others start their businesses and provide support for those who need help. Many of the tools I make help others succeed in their endeavors.

...or I could just sit on my ass and watch TV during that time. I guess someone's gotta watch American Idol.
 
2010-07-19 06:12:57 PM  
Dr. Poison: TheFlyingGoat: Dr. Poison: Some people get it, some don't.

This is an old Second Life video, but it may help you understand why some people depend upon Second Life to enhance their own lives...

Are you one of the people that don't get it? I know two people in wheelchairs and both of them live pretty active REAL lives. I can understand people wanting to escape, but it's sad (not inspirational) when that escapism replaces real experiences. People that spend hours a day on games (I used to be one of them) would be far better off getting off their ass and going outside, getting a coffee with a friend, etc. That way when they're done for the day they can look back and realize they made their life better instead of just having some imaginary crap to show for it.

SL is an augmentation, not a substitute for real life. Several people I've tried to convince to try SL say they have no time for stuff like that. But whenever I come to visit them, they're lying around on the couch watching TV all night. I'd rather be doing something creative and meaningful with that time.

I spend about 2 to 4 hours a day in SL. I attend many of the community events and contribute to many, many of the charities represented in there. I help others start their businesses and provide support for those who need help. Many of the tools I make help others succeed in their endeavors.

...or I could just sit on my ass and watch TV during that time. I guess someone's gotta watch American Idol.


If you want to do something creative and meaningful, draw, paint, sculpt, or otherwise create something real. What you do in Second Life is not meaningful, it's just a bunch of data only people on Second Life will ever see, and when Second Life inevitably dies, it will be gone forever.
 
2010-07-19 06:16:09 PM  
GIS for "flying penis":
cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2010-07-19 06:20:36 PM  
Bagelox-99: GIS for "flying penis":

Russians are awesome.
 
2010-07-19 06:20:58 PM  
Someday I'm going to build a floating Zardoz head in 2nd Life and ride around spewing guns and ammo and lecturing on the evil of the penis.
 
2010-07-19 06:21:58 PM  
Obnox: Someday I'm going to build a floating Zardoz head in 2nd Life and ride around spewing guns and ammo and lecturing on the evil of the penis.

See, that would justify Second Life's existence right there.
 
2010-07-19 06:33:37 PM  
Phil Herup: TheYeti: One time I signed up for a Second Life account.

Apparently you can fly around, which was pretty cool, but I still didn't get the point of it all. No turtle shells to throw or anything.

However, raising money for charity is cool, even if I couldn't win their stupid game.



Sounds like Carousel....


RENEW! RENEW!
 
2010-07-19 06:33:45 PM  
Dr. Poison: Some (juvenile) people will be disappointed that Second Life (SL) isn't ChatRoulette for avatars.
/


I think the problem is that it DOES resemble chatroulette for avatars. I honestly dont see a bunch of people complaining that it isnt creepy/pervy-enough.
 
2010-07-19 06:39:34 PM  
Dr. Poison: /not a fan-boi, just grateful that my proceeds from SL have kept a real life roof over my head through tough money times.

What do you sell?
 
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