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* LoopholeAbuse: If Linden Labs sees an item on the marketplace that violates copyrights or other rules, they'll delist the item so that no one can buy it. However, people quickly found out that delisted items can be brought back by simply giving them different keywords and it can also include alterations of the offending keywords.

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* MagicSkirt: Flexi-prim or flexi-sculpt skirts more or less follow the rules of physics. Layer skirts baked onto the otherwise invisible skirt part of the system avatar and rigged[=/=]fitted mesh skirts, on the other hand, follow the legs, no matter what.

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* PermanentlyMissableContent: Because items sold in world or on the marketplace can be removed at anytime without notice (whether by Linden Labs themselves, the sim owners, or the creator of said items), you'll never be able to obtain them ever again should they vanish one day.

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* InGameBankingServices: {{Averted|Trope}} and ban [[http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Policy_regarding_inworld_banks actively enforced]] due to numerous scams such as the infamous [[http://alphavilleherald.com/2007/08/ginko-financial-2.html Ginko Financial]] and regulatory hurdles, no player can open any bank (defined as any institution accepting funds and promising to pay interest) inside the game, unless they get an official authorisation from public regulators.


* UnlimitedWardrobe: Inventory is not limited, so BribingYourWayToVictory with lots of Second Life fashion can lead to this.

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* UnlimitedWardrobe: Inventory is not limited, so BribingYourWayToVictory with lots of Second Life fashion can lead to this. There are literally millions of different clothing items from completely free to a few dollars.


* GenderBender: Your choice of gender only affects which avatar you're wearing when you log in the first time. After that, you can easily switch to a different body of whatever gender you prefer as often as you want. You start with several of both genders.

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* GenderBender: Your choice of gender only affects which avatar you're wearing when you log in the first time. After that, you can easily switch to a different body of whatever gender you prefer as often as you want. You start with several of both genders. A sizable number of players [[{{Transgender}} opt to]] [[{{Hermaphrodite}} be both]] in some form or other.


''[[http://secondlife.com Second Life]]'' is a {{Virtual World|s}}, originally launched in 2003 for [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]], with [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] and UsefulNotes/{{Linux}} versions also available. It's like a sandbox [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] heavy on user customization, or a world-sim meets 3D-chat-program, or [[TheInternetIsForPorn 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'' is not a game or even a work of fiction so much as it is a simulation of {{real life}} made much more interesting.

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''[[http://secondlife.com Second Life]]'' is a {{Virtual World|s}}, virtual world, originally launched in 2003 for [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]], with [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] and UsefulNotes/{{Linux}} versions also available. It's like a sandbox [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] heavy on user customization, or a world-sim meets 3D-chat-program, or [[TheInternetIsForPorn 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'' is not a game or even a work of fiction so much as it is a simulation of {{real life}} made much more interesting.


* HistoricalFiction: There have been a lot of historically-themed roleplay sims over the years, covering a wide range of settings; Ancient Rome, the Wild West, Victorian London, the Weimar Republic, World War Two, Renaissance Italy, 18th century France and Russia... The approach such sims take to historical ''accuracy'' tends to vary; a lot of Wild West sims, for instance, take a kind of broad brush strokes approach to history, turning a blind eye to anachronism. Others, notably the 18th century courtly roleplay sims, feature strict period dress codes, painstaking recreations of actual palaces, and casts of players taking the roles of obscure [[HistoricalDomainCharacter historical domain characters]]. Other sims may even verge more on HistoricalFantasy.

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* HistoricalFiction: There have been a lot of historically-themed roleplay sims over the years, covering a wide range of settings; Ancient Rome, AncientRome, TheWildWest, VictorianLondon, the Wild West, Victorian London, the [[UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic Weimar Republic, Republic]], [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII World War Two, II]], [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance Renaissance Italy, Italy]], [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment 18th century France and Russia... Europe]] to name but a handful... The approach such sims take to historical ''accuracy'' tends to vary; a lot of Wild West sims, for instance, take a kind of broad brush strokes approach to history, turning a blind eye to anachronism.anachronism in favour of the ruleofcool. Others, notably the 18th century courtly roleplay sims, feature strict period dress codes, painstaking recreations of actual palaces, and casts of players taking the roles of obscure [[HistoricalDomainCharacter historical domain characters]]. Other sims may even verge more on HistoricalFantasy.


* HistoricalFiction: There have been a lot of historically-themed roleplay sims over the years, covering a wide range of settings; AncientRome, theWildWest, VictorianLondon, the WeimarRepublic, WorldWarTwo, Renaissance Italy, 18th century France and Russia... The approach such sims take to historical ''accuracy'' tends to vary; a lot of Wild West sims, for instance, take a kind of broad brush strokes approach to history, turning a blind eye to anachronism. Others, notably the 18th century courtly roleplay sims, feature strict period dress codes, painstaking recreations of actual palaces, and casts of players taking the roles of obscure HistoricalDomainCharacters. Other sims may even verge more on HistoricalFantasy.

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* HistoricalFiction: There have been a lot of historically-themed roleplay sims over the years, covering a wide range of settings; AncientRome, theWildWest, VictorianLondon, Ancient Rome, the WeimarRepublic, WorldWarTwo, Wild West, Victorian London, the Weimar Republic, World War Two, Renaissance Italy, 18th century France and Russia... The approach such sims take to historical ''accuracy'' tends to vary; a lot of Wild West sims, for instance, take a kind of broad brush strokes approach to history, turning a blind eye to anachronism. Others, notably the 18th century courtly roleplay sims, feature strict period dress codes, painstaking recreations of actual palaces, and casts of players taking the roles of obscure HistoricalDomainCharacters.[[HistoricalDomainCharacter historical domain characters]]. Other sims may even verge more on HistoricalFantasy.

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* HistoricalFiction: There have been a lot of historically-themed roleplay sims over the years, covering a wide range of settings; AncientRome, theWildWest, VictorianLondon, the WeimarRepublic, WorldWarTwo, Renaissance Italy, 18th century France and Russia... The approach such sims take to historical ''accuracy'' tends to vary; a lot of Wild West sims, for instance, take a kind of broad brush strokes approach to history, turning a blind eye to anachronism. Others, notably the 18th century courtly roleplay sims, feature strict period dress codes, painstaking recreations of actual palaces, and casts of players taking the roles of obscure HistoricalDomainCharacters. Other sims may even verge more on HistoricalFantasy.


''[[http://secondlife.com Second Life]]'' is a {{Virtual World|s}}. It's like a sandbox [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] heavy on user customization, or a world-sim meets 3D-chat-program, or [[TheInternetIsForPorn 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'' is not a game or even a work of fiction so much as it is a simulation of {{real life}} made much more interesting.

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''[[http://secondlife.com Second Life]]'' is a {{Virtual World|s}}.World|s}}, originally launched in 2003 for [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]], with [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] and UsefulNotes/{{Linux}} versions also available. It's like a sandbox [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] heavy on user customization, or a world-sim meets 3D-chat-program, or [[TheInternetIsForPorn 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'' is not a game or even a work of fiction so much as it is a simulation of {{real life}} made much more interesting.



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

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


* QuicksandBox: Second Life is a big, confusing place. This tends to turn away many new users, who wander around their welcome area of choice, try out the build tools, and get bored fairly quickly.


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%%* * TheInternetIsForPorn: See RuleThirtyFour below.With all the possibilities of a 3D environment with customizable avatars and features, pornographic material is a given here.



* OhCrap: Pretty much everyone's reaction when there's a forced sim restart by Linden Labs. Anyone who doesn't leave the sim before the timer expires will be forced to log out. Needless to say, this can get annoying if you're in the middle of role playing or are building something.

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* OhCrap: Pretty much everyone's reaction when there's a forced sim restart by Linden Labs. Anyone who doesn't leave the sim before the timer expires will be forced to log out. Needless to say, this can get annoying if you're in the middle of role playing or are building something. If you log in and the sim you logged into is down, you'll be teleported to one of the many newbie hubs designed to show newbies how Second Life works. More often than not, an "OH CRAP" was had by many of a player that got teleported to a newbie hub while wearing questionable stuff on their avatar.



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%%* * RuleThirtyFour: Obviously.With avatar possibilities that include characters from popular media like video games and movies, it's quite easy to run into someone that have made such characters incredibly kinky.

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