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Second Life Essay

  • Submitted by: nofxpunk982
  • on March 24, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,205 words

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Second Life Experience
Before I entered the Second Life realm I was pretty excited to start playing and chatting with other second lifers to see how they were and if they were interesting also to just see what it was all about.   I was also interested in creating a made up avatar and living a different life for two hours.   From the looks of the program while opening it up, my first thought was that it was going to run super smooth because it seemed pretty nerdy which usually means that it functions well.
Starting off I picked a premade character of a male vampire with long hair hoping to get people to talk to me who like horror films heavy music.   After I picked my avatar I headed into a world known as “The Shelter For Newcomers.”   I started wondering around trying to get the feel for the game since I had no idea of what I was doing, or even what Second Life was used for.   I started clicking around trying to make my character do stuff of interact with other characters.   This did not work out well, all of a sudden my avatar started dancing and I have no idea what I did to activate this and also had no idea to stop.   This is when I decided to switch to a different lobby in hopes to stop dancing.  
“Sexy Island” was the next world that I teleported to, which didn’t mention anything about newcomers so I thought this would be a good way to mingle with some people who had experience on Second Life.   As I enter the world, still dancing, I decided to walk around a little more still having no idea of what I was doing.   Within about thirty seconds I was booted from the realm but it would still let me chat.   When I logged back in I had absolutely no problem getting back on. The best thing about getting booted was that my avatar stopped dancing but once again I got booted within thirty seconds.   This was my signal to go to a different world once again. I then attempted to go to a land called “Dead Island” to try to interact with a crime scenario but my maturity level was...

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