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virtual reality universes
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2005, 05:11:32 pm »
Second life is crazy I hear, you can do all sorts of shit on it. Who wants to try and sell flamingos on it?
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Re: virtual reality universes
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007, 12:50:53 am »
has anyone here done anything with second life? it's getting pretty popular, governments and politicians and major corporations are setting up offices in second life and holding press conferences and Q&A sessions and such.

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 01:36:58 am »
I used to run a world known as 'kaoz' in honor of chaos magic in Dreamland Park years ago.  It was actually pretty dorky now that I look back on it.  I never signed up for second life, which may be good since I hear it got hacked somewhat recently.  I'll probly sign up once I get a new computer, and use it to ad my future art venue.  Maybe get in on the active worlds mall world too.  The comp I'm using now is so sucking bats.  I can barely even type on it,  let alone see the screen, but still usable.  I give it a couple weeks, which is just enough time to get a new vista.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 02:41:13 am »
whoa whoa whoa

whats all this about?

second life?



is this something i have to look up on wikipedia?
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2007, 03:13:28 am »
it's on online virtual world where you create a character and do stuff. like a huge 3d chatroom but you can create your own content with 3d modelling and C/Java style scripting. you can buy/sell land, etc. you can covert real money to/from in game currency, there are people with businesses in game that end up turning real life profits.

people make all sorts of things from mini arcade style games to strip clubs to nascar style racing simulations in the game.

it's been getting more press lately, lots of people are starting to take it seriously. intel occasionally gives press releases inside of second life, i heard the swedish government opened up an office there, etc.

you can play it for free or pay $10 which nets you the privelage of owning property and gives you a weekly allowance of ingame cash.

lots of people think it'll be the new wave of the future or something, a world where people can come together and chat or do whatever. think there's any potential for some erisian evangelism or whatever you want to call it?

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007, 03:23:24 am »
is there more immediate feedback for people than what they get in forums?

do strangers interact with one another on this thing?

is it like chatrooms?
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2007, 03:39:00 am »
yeah it's real time chat. you walk around in a 3d world so you could be sitting in a cafe type building in the game talking to the other people there, for example. You can just go wherever you want in the world and talk to whoever you find. There are tons of major cities and then also more remote areas and such.

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007, 03:40:29 am »
is there more immediate feedback for people than what they get in forums?

do strangers interact with one another on this thing?

is it like chatrooms?
Yep.  It\'s interactive.  Sometimes there'\s interactive talking too through the micrphone.  You'\re probly best seeing for yourself than seeing it explained, if your compunicator is fancy enough.  It is 100x better than the 2d internet.

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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2007, 03:48:07 am »
yeah i think i'll download it and mess around with the free account thing they're offering now and see if it's worth investing time or effort into.

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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2007, 04:24:53 am »
holy fuck

if/when this makes its way on to mobile devices...


well fuck




i kinda feel like a idiot for not knowing about this
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2007, 04:41:00 am »
i did some more reading about it and talking to a friend that played it and evidently 99% of the game is sex-starved supernerds paying for virtual lapdances.

then again i suppose that's how the internet can appear sometimes. i'm sure there's some decent stuff on there if you know where to look.  seems kinda goofy though.

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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2007, 04:47:14 am »
pornography is at the forefront of all innovations in digital multimedia



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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2007, 07:00:52 am »
http://www.somethingawful.com/secondlifesafari/

This should be required reading for anyone considering wasting time/money on this game.

When the blog circuit started drooling all over SL several months ago I checked it out and was unimpressed.

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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2007, 10:05:28 am »
I played it a year or two ago on a 3 day demo. Hoverboards rocked but it was no where near as good as quake 3, in terms of gameplay and chat.
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