Thursday, 17 June 2010
Second Life nowadays
When I read stuff about Second Life in the media nowadays it mentions SL is history. The hype was in 2006/2007 when a lot of companies started their virtual offices and many people joined (like me).
I don't think that SL is dead but on the other hand I do notice that it is seldom I meet avi's who are really new to SL. Most have been around for a while OR and that is more and more common nowadays are ALT's.
I was exploring an escort sim and although I was rather 'overdressed' I received an IM of a fancy looking guy. We danced and the conversation was agreeable. I asked him if he was an ALT as he looked too good for a noob. He admitted he was and told me he had 5 avi's walking around and played with them simultaneously. He started to ask me more and more impertinent questions and my level of irritation was building. When he told me that as we were dancing he was making love to another girl with his 1st, 2nd or 3rd avi, don't remember which one, I walked away.
On the other hand yesterday I was exploring and met a nice guy, an artist in RL. We had an interesting talk about art which took us from Renaissance to Die Brucke. He looked like a gentleman, although not very fashionable. He told me he hardly ever changed his avi. He had to leave to save his cookings, but I am sure we will meet again.
Yesterday evening when dancing in September Rainforest with Sven there was a noob. The guy did not know how to stop dancing (qualifying him as a real noob) no problem, BUT this one was so damn rude. The host banned him in the end as he refused to change his attitude, kept insulting others for no reason at all.
My conclusion last night: still enough people in SL that are interesting and fun to meet as long as they are no ALT's or noobs ;-)