History VideoGame / SecondLife

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.
24th Jun '16 8:01:39 AM CronoCloud
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* 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).
24th Jun '16 7:53:05 AM CronoCloud
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* CrackIsCheaper: Being Fond of Second Life Shopping or owning a Region with a $295 monthly cost (and $600 initial setup fee) can lead to this.

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* CrackIsCheaper: Being Fond of Second Life Shopping or owning a Region with a $295 monthly cost (and $600 initial setup fee) can lead to this.
24th Jun '16 7:52:17 AM CronoCloud
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* CrackIsCheaper: Being Fond of Second Life Shopping or owning a Region with a $295 monthly cost (and $600 initial setup fee) can lead to this.
24th Jun '16 7:44:27 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]]
4th Feb '16 11:48:49 PM justanid
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''Second Life'' is a sandbox MMORPG heavy on user customization, or a world sim-meets-3D-chat-program, or the [[TheInternetIsForPorn Internet's largest]] [[VideoGamePerversityPotential alternative-digi-porn-emporium]]. No matter which of the three definitions you prefer, it's generally agreed upon that Second Life is not a game or even a work of fiction so much as it is a simulation of {{real life}} made much more interesting. There is no story line and no goals, instead putting an emphasis on chatroom-like conversations with friends and buying virtual property. It's the sort of environment where a hacker attack involves self-replicating spheres/penises spreading across the biosphere, and banned users find themselves in an endless corn-field with only a TV showing a promo for Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life. [[{{Music/TalkingHeads}} And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack.]] You may find yourself standing beneath a tree on which money grows. You may find yourself pole-dancing while what can only be described as a sentient light-show stuffs cash into your G-string. You may ask yourself, "Why am I wearing this beautiful house?". You may ask yourself, "Why am I running through the junkyard in a swimsuit?".

It may be the dawn of TheMetaverse in RealLife. Also a bit uncanny-valleyish, and often disturbing in a very sexy way. Or sexy in a very disturbing way.

(There was also a cordoned-off area for teens that was merged with the adult grid in early 2011.)

VideoGame/OpenSimulator is intended to be an open-source alternative.

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''Second Life'' [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/second_life_logo.png]]
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''[[http://secondlife.com Second Life]]''
is a {{VirtualWorld|s}}. It's like a sandbox MMORPG [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] heavy on user customization, or a world sim-meets-3D-chat-program, world-sim meets 3D-chat-program, or the [[TheInternetIsForPorn Internet's largest]] the Internet's]] largest [[VideoGamePerversityPotential alternative-digi-porn-emporium]]. No matter which of the three definitions you prefer, it's generally agreed upon that Second Life ''Second Life'' is not a game or even a work of fiction so much as it is a simulation of {{real life}} made much more interesting. interesting.

There is no story line story-line and no goals, instead putting an emphasis on chatroom-like conversations with friends and buying virtual property. It's the sort of environment where a hacker attack involves self-replicating spheres/penises spheres spreading across the biosphere, and banned users find themselves in an endless corn-field with only a TV showing a promo for Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life.''Second Life''. [[{{Music/TalkingHeads}} And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack.]] You may find yourself standing beneath a tree on which money grows. You may find yourself pole-dancing while what can only be described as a sentient light-show stuffs cash into your G-string. You may ask yourself, "Why am I wearing this beautiful house?". You may ask yourself, "Why am I running through the junkyard in a swimsuit?".

swimsuit?".

It may be the dawn of TheMetaverse in RealLife. Also a bit uncanny-valleyish, [[UncannyValley uncanny-valleyish]], especially when it comes to the default "human" models, and often the user-created ones can be disturbing in a very sexy way. Or sexy in a very disturbing way.

On the technical side, a user can create nearly any item within the simulation, using the built-in editor to manipulate "prims" simple 3D shapes that can be combined however you want, "sculpted prims" were introduced later and allow the importing of 3D models from an external program, via the same method textures could be uploaded before. An in-world scripting system that allows a large amount of control over prims, which nearly everything in-world is made of (except for the ground and basic player models). Streaming audio and video are another feature, with the latter acting as a special texture for a prim's surface, which some people have used to make [[http://blogs.forrester.com/erica_driver/08-01-25-blended_real_life_second_life_meeting_shows_promise blended meetings]] with video ''from'' the simulation projected into the same room that's being streamed. (There was also a cordoned-off area for teens that was merged with the adult grid in early 2011.)

VideoGame/OpenSimulator ''VideoGame/OpenSimulator'' is intended to be an open-source alternative.



* NoExportForYou: A particularly appalling example in that users outside the US have increased trouble registering for accounts. This problem was brought to the attention of Second Life staff. In 2008.
1st Jan '16 10:14:37 PM nombretomado
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* DigitalAvatar: While having avatars is pretty universal to [=MMO=] settings, Second Life is renowned for the lengths and variety to which avatars can be crafted and customized, given its Metaverse inspirations of which the tropes share [[SnowCrash the same codifier]].

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* DigitalAvatar: While having avatars is pretty universal to [=MMO=] settings, Second Life is renowned for the lengths and variety to which avatars can be crafted and customized, given its Metaverse inspirations of which the tropes share [[SnowCrash [[Literature/SnowCrash the same codifier]].
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