History VideoGame / SecondLife

19th Nov '16 6:24:52 PM BiffJr
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** In fact, there have been studies to indicate that that the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom is the closest thing the game has to an [[AcceptableHobbyTargets ethnic minority]], due to the fact that they are readily identifiable and usually only chill with each other.



* HideYourChildren: While you are allowed in general to make your avatar be a child (referred to as a child avatar in the virtual world), some sims discourage or prohibit child avatars. This is mostly due to the terms of service from Linden Labs prohibiting any form of sex or violence against child avatars.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Expect to [[BribingYourWayToVictory pay out the nose]] or [[GuideDangIt take a crash-course in 3D modeling]] to acquire or make them, though.

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* HideYourChildren: While you are allowed in general to make your avatar be a child (referred to as a child avatar in the virtual world), some child, all sims discourage or with adult content prohibit child avatars. This is mostly due to the terms of service from Linden Labs prohibiting any form of sex or violence against child avatars.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Expect to [[BribingYourWayToVictory pay out the nose]] or [[GuideDangIt take a crash-course in 3D modeling]] to acquire or make them, though. [[note]] Relatvately speaking, realistically. Even the most expensive clothing in the in game currency will set you back 5 bucks or so USD. [[/note]]



* InterfaceScrew: It is notorious for the ridiculous amounts of lag you can find. The game is utterly massive and thus will slow down your internet. Pages on other websites may not load while the game is running. In game, you may encounter errors such as your character refusing to move an inch no matter how many times you press the button, or your character refuses to ''stop'' moving and clip through solid objects as if you turned on a no clip cheat. This is to say that if the error occurs while your character is walking, they will keep walking after you've stopped pressing the button and will walk through walls and if you encounter a hill, they'll just walk right through the ground. These issues happen when you're temporarily "disconnected" from the server when lag gets bad or when your connection is dodgy.
** Even if your computer and internet are running fine and the area you're in is fully loaded, the place can ''still lag'' if the server is having problems. Sometimes sim owners have to force a restart on their land to flush out the lag.

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* InterfaceScrew: It is notorious for the ridiculous amounts of lag you can find. The game is utterly massive and thus will slow down your internet. Pages on other websites may not load while the game is running. In game, you may encounter errors such as your character refusing to move an inch no matter how many times you press the button, or your character refuses to ''stop'' moving and clip through solid objects as if you turned on a no clip cheat. This is to say that if the error occurs while your character is walking, they will keep walking after you've stopped pressing the button and will walk through walls and if you encounter a hill, they'll just walk right through the ground. These issues happen when you're temporarily "disconnected" from the server when lag gets bad or when your connection is dodgy.
** Even if your computer and internet are running fine and the area you're in is fully loaded, the place can ''still lag'' if the server is having problems. Sometimes sim owners have to force a restart on their land to flush out the lag.



* KnightTemplar: Some anti-griefing groups in Second Life's history have become this, doing things like declaring people griefers for even small offenses and outright thinking anyone who does anything disruptive or immoral needs to be perma-banned. The Justice League Unlimited takes the cake though. They outright ''try'' to seek out and create enemies, will do things like insert alt accounts of their members into groups they declare are griefers in an attempt to eavesdrop on their conversations, and if they think you are even remotely affiliated with one of their bigger targets, they'll root through your entire player profile for anything they can report you for. They also never let anything go, if Woodburry is any indication. They were at odds with the JLU for years, disbanded forcefully several times, each for a different reason and some by different Lindens, and every time they merely returned to playing SL the JLU raised a massive fuss about it and returned to harassing them.



** The notorious lag in SL is due to the issue where SL is always downloading. Other games have a cache of their entire game world, models of all game characters, and weapons/items preloaded. In comparison, Second Life is unable to cache things to the same degree, as everything in the world - landscapes, characters, any item and even programs (aka scripts), textures, and animations - are designed and built by thousands of players. This leads to constant real-time download, which causes lag full-time.



* TheMoralSubstitute: The Teen Grid, a ClosedCircle created to keep younger players out of the more ... interesting regions of the Main Grid, is a half-example. Eventually, it was shut down and age verification implemented on the main grid for the more adult areas. [[BrokenBase The part of the teen grid that would be going on to MG rejoiced, the poor souls that would have their accounts frozen started protesting, and the Main Grid residents aren't exactly happy about it either.]]

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* TheMoralSubstitute: The Teen Grid, a ClosedCircle created to keep younger players out of the more ... interesting regions of the Main Grid, is a half-example. Eventually, it was shut down and age verification implemented on the main grid for the more adult areas. [[BrokenBase The part of the teen grid that would be going on to MG rejoiced, the poor souls that would have their accounts frozen started protesting, and the Main Grid residents aren't exactly happy about it either.]] [



** Second Life is infamous for being a haven for [[{{Lolicon}} every]] [[{{Yiff}} kink]] [[TooKinkyToTorture and]] [[BestialityIsDepraved perversion]] [[BrainBleach known to man]] (and, as mentioned before, many that aren't). So really, if you're offended by a certain kink, get off Zindra; otherwise, you ''will'' run into it at some point.
** [[PennyArcade "Vampires and schoolgirls, alright. Evil Bunny, I think I understand that guy. Horse Man? I may not agree with it, but I respect it. I don't understand where the airship comes in."]]



* SceneryPorn: Some sims are very artistically detailed, and when coupled with Kirsten's Viewer (lighting and shadows) adds immersion bliss. Of course, if you take the trope name literally, look three lines up.

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* SceneryPorn: Some sims are very artistically detailed, and when coupled with Kirsten's Viewer (lighting and shadows) adds immersion detailed forimmersion bliss. Of course, if you take the trope name literally, look three lines up.



* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Water serves nothing more as an aesthetic appeal and have no affect on your avatar's performance.
** Though many animation overriders will change the flying animations to swimming animations when underwater.
* TheBeautifulElite: Second Life has its own version of this, especially in the Second Life Fashion community. It usually involves BribingYourWayToVictory by spending Real-Life cash on Avatar Appearance, Land, Housing (There are Second Life houses that sell for the L$ equivalent of $160 US Dollars).

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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Water serves nothing more as an aesthetic appeal and have no affect on your avatar's performance.
** Though many animation overriders will
performance other than possibly a change the flying animations to swimming animations when underwater.
* TheBeautifulElite: Second Life has its own version
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19th Nov '16 6:15:09 PM BiffJr
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* ControllableHelplessness: [[http://www.erestraint.com/realrestraint/ RLV]] was designed with pretty much this in mind. Also crosses over with [[VideogamePerversityPotential Videogame Perversity Potential]]/[[VideogameCrueltyPotential Videogame Cruelty Potential]] in that whoever holds the key to your restraints chooses exactly how long you stay helpless.

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* ControllableHelplessness: [[http://www.erestraint.com/realrestraint/ RLV]] was designed with pretty much this in mind. Also crosses over with [[VideogamePerversityPotential Videogame Perversity Potential]]/[[VideogameCrueltyPotential Videogame Cruelty Potential]] in that whoever holds the key to your restraints chooses exactly how long you stay helpless. [[note]] This is averted by the fact that you can simply turn the scripts that control your helplesness off, however. [[/note]]
15th Oct '16 4:06:22 AM valar55
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* AfterTheEnd: Many CCS combat system RP sims are set in a post-apocalyptic world with vampires, werewolves, demons, angels, and other assorted races running around.

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* AfterTheEnd: Many CCS combat system Community Combat System RP sims are set in a post-apocalyptic world with vampires, werewolves, demons, angels, and other assorted races running around.
4th Aug '16 10:55:56 AM Chickeon
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4th Aug '16 10:55:18 AM Chickeon
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* TheFashionista: This is what you get in a Virtual World that is more popular than one expects amongst Generation X women, where Avatars are TheAgeless if you want them to be, the RuleofGlamorous is always in force, and you can engage in BribingYourWayToVictory with ImpossiblyCoolClothes and get as close to an UnlimitedWardrobe as your Real-life cash can take you. In Second Life, TheFashionista is often part of TheBeautifulElite

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* TheFashionista: This is what you get in a Virtual World that is more popular than one expects amongst Generation X women, where Avatars are TheAgeless if you want them to be, the RuleofGlamorous RuleOfGlamorous is always in force, and you can engage in BribingYourWayToVictory with ImpossiblyCoolClothes and get as close to an UnlimitedWardrobe as your Real-life cash can take you. In Second Life, TheFashionista is often part of TheBeautifulElite
13th Jul '16 12:09:57 PM DastardlyDemolition
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24th Jun '16 8:23:48 AM CronoCloud
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** Many of the avatar surnames that were formerly available also shout-outs or references. Examples include: [[Film/{{DrStrangelove}} Strangelove]], [[Literature/{{GossipGirl}} GossipGirl]], and [[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder]]

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** Many of the avatar surnames that were formerly available are also shout-outs or references. Examples include: [[Film/{{DrStrangelove}} Strangelove]], [[Literature/{{GossipGirl}} GossipGirl]], and [[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder]]
24th Jun '16 8:21:00 AM CronoCloud
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24th Jun '16 8:19:54 AM CronoCloud
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* TheFashionista: This is what you get in a Virtual World that is more popular than one expects amongst Generation X women, where Avatars are TheAgeless if you want them to be, the RuleofGlamorous is always in force, and you can BribeYourWayToVictory with ImpossiblyCoolClothes and get as close to an UnlimitedWardrobe as your Real-life cash can take you. In Second Life, TheFashionista is often part of TheBeautifulElite

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* TheFashionista: This is what you get in a Virtual World that is more popular than one expects amongst Generation X women, where Avatars are TheAgeless if you want them to be, the RuleofGlamorous is always in force, and you can BribeYourWayToVictory engage in BribingYourWayToVictory with ImpossiblyCoolClothes and get as close to an UnlimitedWardrobe as your Real-life cash can take you. In Second Life, TheFashionista is often part of TheBeautifulElite
24th Jun '16 8:17:51 AM CronoCloud
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* TheFashionista: This is what you get in a Virtual World that is more popular than one expects amongst Generation X women, where Avatars are TheAgeless if you want them to be, the RuleofGlamorous is always in force, and you can BribeYourWayToVictory with ImpossiblyCoolClothes and get as close to an UnlimitedWardrobe as your Real-life cash can take you. In Second Life, TheFashionista is often part of TheBeautifulElite
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Inventory is not limited, so BribingYourWayToVictory with lots of Second Life fashion can lead to this.
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