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Organizing my Second Life Inventory

Right now I am organizing my 3 1/2 year old main account’s inventory on Second Life. It’s a big mess. I barely looked at much of the stuff I got. I have been very neat and tidy with my new alt accounts. Placing all the clothes in separate folders for each part of an outfit. I have so many landmarks that I need to check. I will list some of the ones from my previous posts which are still working and mention some that have disappeared.

Slingo the game in Second Life is funZyngo machine in Second Life is very popular
DMC on the left and the new Zyngo game on the right.

I’m sorry to see that some of the bigger places I used to play tringo and slingo are gone. IceDragons Playpen for example. Slingo turned into DMC and is rarely searchable in the events. Zyngo which is similar to DMC but is created by another person is now the most playable game. They have Zyngo multi boards and solo machines all over second life.

Teazers where I learned some stuff in classes is now gone. I did find some other classes in other places which I will want to try. Couldn’t find any places which show Rocky Horror Picture Show anymore but MST3K theaters are still around. Dr. who has gotten a lot bigger with a great place to visit with a museum and fun stuff to do. Couldn’t find any podcasters around or adam curry’s avatar anymore. Surprisingly I can’t find too many places that have tringo anymore. There are some new RPG games which are being played worldwide with vampires. Need to check that out soon. Dark Life is still running in a new place with new scripts too.

Reality TV show comes to Second Life with Big BrotherFishing pole is to fish in Second Life
Big brother in SL and fishing in SL.

Found Ice hockey with their leagues still being played. Seems like they are going strong. Snail races are still being done but in a different area I think. I missed this weekend’s race so not sure if it’s all the same yet. Fishing is still being played in the same places I found and updated to a new version.

Universal Motown Records Group, movietickets.com and Infinite mind is still there but geek squad, sundance channel and virtual nbc are gone. Found a pizza hut place you can order your RL pizza’s from which I haven’t tried yet.

Second Life Still Alive

I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently in Second Life. Mostly attending special events, clubs and some games. I sometimes will find a good club with a live DJ and just dance while I actually work in RL. Other times I’ll find a nice place to camp but getting $2L for 20 minutes with a maximum of $20L per day just isn’t worth the trouble. There are some camping out there which gives out a lot more but usually I find the same amounts as I described. I have sat on some of the camping chairs to get a free product. Sat for some shoes for 4 hours.

Second Life is still surviving after all these years and doing well

I recently found a blog post which describes a nielsen rating for March 2009 of Top PC Game Titles. Second Life came in at #2 with WOW at the very top. There is a big discussion going on in that post which I’ll leave for interested users to read. What the chart really says is that users of Second Life play it a lot more hours then users of the other games. There was also a correction post describing that SL was the 8th game in popularity in the nielsen ratings. In my opinion, Second Life, has a small amount of users but those users are dedicated and find many reasons to play for hours a day. I find the nielsen chart to be very interesting from my own personal experiences. I find myself wanting to find new places to explore, create new stuff and make new friends. SL is more a social place for many people I talk to. There is a wide amount of different communities for everything. I also find a lot more international people doing business inside SL.

I still think SL has some promises but there are some major competition coming up this and next year. I think Second Life will still be the best virtual world for user created content. Some of the upcoming virtual worlds may get more advertisers from big companies, though. That could get more users to their worlds and leave SL behind.

Revisiting Second Life

This year has been interesting with many changes in my life and online life. I played LOTRO for almost 2 years straight. Beginning of this year I stopped playing for many personal reasons. I went to Second Life to keep me entertained. I now have 4 avatars. All age verified. Each one for a different reason. Johnnyrs is my main and has the most money but stays clear of the adult stuff. The other 3 are free to have fun anywhere. All of my accounts are free and homeless at this time. This can change in the future if I can find something to make money from.

None of my accounts are there to lie or be very different from myself. All are aspects of my life that I like but don’t blend very well. That might not be clear but it feels comfortable to me. Each avatar has their own place and groups they like. One loves to dance at clubs with DJ’s. Johnnyrs plays zyngo and looks for games to make money. Another looks for fetish places to have fun. Then there’s the one who is usually found in an adult areas.

Two of my accounts can make money every day. Zyngo can bring in some good money daily if I’m lucky. Some people are making thousands of lindens a day. I don’t make that much. I am starting to use the profile picks camping system to make some money as well. Regular sim camping makes money too but the money is so small that I’d rather do something else now. Dance clubs, tipping and special contests are other ways I’m making money too. In the future I want to describe some of the different ways of making easy money in a future post.

Lot of money trees and other camping systems now check to see if you have credit info before paying. I found a few that will check to see if you have used that credit info to buy something yet or if you are a paying account before paying. I didn’t find any problems with this stuff. Age verification was easy for me. Soon SL will restrict access to adult areas using the age verification which could cause some problems with others. Right now it’s the owners job to restrict access.

The one thing I find different from LOTRO and SL is the community. For me at this time I like a community with very little drama and changes. LOTRO provided too much drama and changes that drove friendships to fall apart. I found some small issues ended up to be bigger then it should be. It also got boring after doing the same raid over and over again. In SL I am finding very little change and less drama with the groups I am hanging out with. Lot of support from groups for many issues which I needed. Something different to do when I want a change. I will go back to LOTRO one of these days but only when I’m ready. I resubscribed to runescape this month also for another form of entertainment. Lot of changes in that game which I’ll be posting about.

Halloween Time In Second Life

It’s Halloween time and there are plenty of places in second life to celebrate! First off we will be having a costume contest starting today at 6:36pm. Instead of me listing all the haunted houses I found like last year, I found a really good post listing the best! Check out Elfie’s Second Life Haunted Houses Post for plenty of information on these great places.

I personally liked Autumn Hollow and Octoberville which have the best mystery type games. The story from both of those places are fantastic and really gets you into the mystery finding objects around the sim. If you can’t go to all the haunted places in SL you really should try these out! You can also win prizes. The maze for Autumn Hollow is better this year too! I’ll probably write my own reviews later after I visited all these places.

Shopping in Second Life for Halloween stuff

Here are some places which have great Halloween costumes and avatars for you to try! I’ll be adding more if I find some good places.

  1. SiniStyle [SiniStyle at 56, 240, 24 (slurl)] – I love the different costumes at this store. Very gory and scary which will scare anybody I am sure! This store is even better this year now with lot of fun areas to fit in with Halloween!
  2. [Costume Depo at 31, 114, 131 (slurl)] – Plenty of costumes for you try and wear for your Halloween parties!
  3. B dazzled Island – Nice costumes for the ladies and some extra Halloween items to buy for your own sim!
  4. Liquid Heat Halloween Sim – This place has a great Halloween ride but also has a store with some great stuff to buy. A must visit for costumes and for objects you want for your own sim!

VTOR Halloween Avatar Costume Contest

All ready for Halloween with a pumpkin for decoration

Halloween is just around the corner and VTOR is going to celebrate it with a Halloween Costume Contest in Second Life! The event will take place at our VTOR Headquarters on Tuesday October 30th 2007, 6:36pm SL Time and will end after 66 minutes and 6 seconds. Visit us with your best costume you can make or buy! We’ll have music and dancing for some fun entertainment! First prize L$2,500 Second prize L$500, third prize: $L100.

Contest eligibility details:
  1. VTOR authors and their family ineligible
  2. VTOR authors will judge contestants on event day All judge decisions final.
  3. First avatar to use paid costume/avatar will count in the case of multiple avatars using the same purchased avatar.
  4. One Costume per Avatar. Wear your best costume!