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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!

Second Life Hockey League Keeps Going

Playing hockey in Second Life on a hockey rink

Second life residents are always surprising me with fun and interesting things to do in this virtual world. I recently found out about a hockey scripted event inside SL. These people have started a North American and a European league. The leagues are separated for better game times for everyone. At the end of a season they have a special event involving both leagues. The league was created in 2006 by Jack Belvedere and you can find more information from their website here.

I was interested in this as a viewer and not thinking about playing in a league. I attended a few games last month and found them very entertaining to watch. The players have equipment to wear and each team have their own uniforms. If you visit their rink you can also pick up some free equipment. I tried them on and it really makes your avatar into a hockey player. The skates are scripted so you feel like your skating on ice. There is not much to do without a puck which has to be dropped during a game though. Besides the players there are coaches on the side line and a referee watching for any penalties. Yes a player can be penalized for many things. The penalty for flying is one of those unique to SL. If a player is penalized they must go to the penalty box.

Hockey team playing in Second Life

The game is played almost like a real game. Each game has 3 periods lasting 5 minutes each. The clock starts when the referee releases the puck. Once the puck is released the players in the face off fight over control of the puck. The goals are scripted to help out with the scoring accurately. There are still issues with lag and crashing which sometimes will cause two pucks out at the same time. They have rules on what happens when players crash out in the middle of a game especially when it’s the goalie. What I find interesting is that the SLCN TV is actually broadcasting this event on their website with a commentator throughout the game.

Season 4 starts Nov 4 with games being played all day. So if you are interested in watching a game or play in the league teleport to the rink at Jericho Hill at 187, 124 (slurl). You can donate linden money to them or buy some shirts to support the league if you like it. If you have a related business you can even buy advertising just like the real life games.

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!