What can you do in Second Life? I believe this is without any doubt the
most commonly asked question by those who are just starting to play. Before answering that question, let me explain to you what Second
Life actually is: It's a sandbox! What does that mean? In short, this
basically means that Second Life can be whatever you want it to be. It's a
game created by its players. Whether you like to chat, shop, explore, play
games, fight, flirt, party, build, fly, drive, fish,... it's all there is
Second Life. So your question should be: What CAN'T you do in Second Life?
Chat & Flirt
Just like many other multiplayer games, Second Life is the perfect place to
meet new friends. What makes this game so unique? You can really
interact with the other avatar. You can kiss, cuddle,... well you can
basically go as far as you want. There really is no limitation in poses
since you can create your own!
Don't like the clothes you are wearing, or are you ready for a new body?
You're not alone! Visit one of the many stores where you can buy new
shirts, pants, dresses, hair, jewelry, body parts, and so on. Have you
always wanted a tattoo? Buy one or create your own!
And once you have purchased or built a house, you might want to consider buying
some furniture. Do you already have a television? Now you can finally
play your favorite movies inside a game. You can even rent movies in Second Life.
Second Life is full of games, and more are added daily since these
games are created by Second Life players. You can play golf, go fishing,
surf, race cars, go sky diving, ski, gamble (and win or loose Linden
dollars), play tag with other Second Life players, shoot water melons at
other players, play soccer, play MMORPG games like dark life, fight,
play russian roulette and so on.
Building and Scripting
Are you a creative person? In that case you'll love Second Life. Not only
can you build your own house (or castle), but you can also create your own clothes,
tattoos, games, animations, toys, vehicles, and so on. You can upload your
own pictures or textures in the game, to make sure that your place is unique
and personalized. The scripting language in Second Life allows you to add
actions to your objects. It's thanks to this scripting language that
players can create their own game, or add actions to certain objects. After you
build your own gun for instance, the scripting language will basically allow
you to shoot the bullets. Again, the possibilities here are virtually endless.
Are you ready to Party?! Just hang out in one of the many Second Life
clubs. Did you know that many of these Second Life clubs actually have real
DJ's? In many places you can even request your own songs. So while you're
chilling out behind your computer, your little avatar is dancing the night
New places are created daily so there is always something to explore in
Second Life. There are many nice places you can visit like
waterfalls, historical buildings, haunted houses, or roller coaster rides.
As you can see, Second Life is a game full of games. It's a great place to
meet new friends and to have fun. I'm convinced that Second Life will
become the myspace of tomorrow! See you in Second Life!
Johan (Admin) a.k.a. Yo Brewster in Second Life