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[SANDBOX ON] Second Life

KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Games and Technology
THE FIRST RULE OF SECOND LIFE IS TO NOT DISCUSS THE HORRIBLE SHIT IN SECOND LIFE

Second Life

What is Second Life?
Second Life is a 3D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. In Second Life, you can essentially build whatever you can think of. There are plenty of ingame tutorials dedicated to helping newbies learn the ropes. For instance, the original Penny Arcade store we had in-game had a Fruit Fucker fountain, expelling its juice down upon visitors.

Will I have to pay a monthly fee?
Only if you choose do. You start with a free account. If you choose to upgrade, you will then be moved into the pay to play area, where you now have access to buying/selling land to sell your creations. You can, if you choose, to bum around like me for free (bumming in SL since 2002!)

Is there a Penny Arcade group?
Yes and no. The group still exists, but most people in it have moved on to other groups. The Fancy Lads, another group, were created for the sole purpose of touring the SL landscape, in tuxedos, monocles and tophats, experiencing the world while speaking in quazi-Victorian English. FL is still around as well, and once again, mostly dead, but I have a leadership position in it, so therefore can invite people, unlike the base PA group. If one of the PA group's leaders shows up in this thread, then they can most certainly invite you.

Will you show any screens of the game?
No, because I don't think I could do the game any justice in just a couple of screens, seeing how there is a wide variety of landscapes that have been created. The game is essentially the internet, in 3D. Plus, all my screenshots in Photobucket seem to have gone missing. I could've posted a pic of Orikae in his huge pink sombrero, but alas.

If you want access into the Fancy Lads, contact Dedagn Bismark, or if I'm not online, just leave your name here.
Contact Tren Neva for access into the PA Forum group.

The List
KingMole - Dedagn Bismark
Neva - Tren Neva
Echo - Mien Shirakawa
omega71 - Omega Otsuzum
Lucky Cynic - Kyder Ling
DnvnQuinn - Rowland Graves
Vic - Neil Pegler
Nimble Cat - NimbleCat Hax
Dangerous - Strumpot Hoorenbeek
InfernalTrout - Waffle Snook
KupotheAvenger - Quincy Watanabe
Dr. Phibbs McAthey - Phibbs Newchurch
Local H Jay - Hungry Slade
AaronKI - Pelton Swindlehurst
WyndhamPrice - Wyndham Rosca
Mr_Rose - Project Hammerer
Lord Jezo - Jezo Potato
Mugenmidget - Mugenmidget Woodget
nazlan - Natalie Paderborn
Monni - Monni Mannonen
UnderHero5 - Under Prunes
Frosted Butts - Hypno Control
darleysam - Stabalot Dagger
Nackmatholn - Nackma Tenk
SmellsLike - Juntor Hicks
Knightsword - Jaina Fugazi
YesNoMu - Yesnomu Jya

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  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    What is it then, if it isn't a game?

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  • skeldareskeldare Time for adventure! Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    A graphical representation of the Internet/Myspace/whatever mixed a bit with the Sims/Ass.

    Wii U and 3DS Codes
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  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    What is the graphical constraints/advantages? Will this take advatantage of a nice graphics card?

    The game was released in 2003, and is nowhere near the high end of graphic requirement.

    However, many people like to pack a sim with as many things as possible, so its really just dependent upon what you set your draw distance to, and how much detail you want to set the game at.
    skeldare wrote: »
    A graphical representation of the Internet/Myspace/whatever mixed a bit with the Sims/Ass.

    Wait, so The Sims isn't a game?

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  • NevaNeva Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Scosglen wrote: »
    What is the graphical constraints/advantages? Will this take advatantage of a nice graphics card?

    Visually, the game looks like dog shit and is so stuffed to the gills on every square foot of land with user-generated crap that it will make any machine beg for mercy.

    Depends where you go and how crappy your computer is. For what SL does, the graphics are pretty impressive. I run everything on max settings with the new lighting client, and it runs great.

    SC2 Beta: Neva.ling

    "Everyone who is capable of logical thought should be able to see why you shouldn't sell lifetime subscriptions to an MMO. Cell phone companies and drug dealers don't offer lifetime subscriptions either, guess why?" - Mugaaz
  • skeldareskeldare Time for adventure! Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    KingMole wrote: »

    Wait, so The Sims isn't a game?
    Sure it is. Now that I think about it though, I shouldn't have compared Second Life to the Sims.

    Wii U and 3DS Codes
    Wii U: Skeldare - 3DS: 1848-1663-9345
    PM Me if you add me!
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Is that a ZERG RUSH I see occurring in those screens?

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2007
  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Regardless, it is a game. Its not just chat, and the world was blank before players filled it in.

    Hell, there is more roleplaying in this game than in many MMORPGs I've played.

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  • NevaNeva Registered User
    edited July 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Is that a ZERG RUSH I see occurring in those screens?

    Kinda. Friend of mine that's a really talented builder sculpted a bunch of alien bug creatures that look al ot like zerg, and planted them around a sim.

    SC2 Beta: Neva.ling

    "Everyone who is capable of logical thought should be able to see why you shouldn't sell lifetime subscriptions to an MMO. Cell phone companies and drug dealers don't offer lifetime subscriptions either, guess why?" - Mugaaz
  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2007
  • skeldareskeldare Time for adventure! Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    KingMole wrote: »
    Regardless, it is a game. Its not just chat, and the world was blank before players filled it in.

    Hell, there is more roleplaying in this game than in many MMORPGs I've played.

    Fine, whatever. :P

    Wii U and 3DS Codes
    Wii U: Skeldare - 3DS: 1848-1663-9345
    PM Me if you add me!
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Neva wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Is that a ZERG RUSH I see occurring in those screens?

    Kinda. Friend of mine that's a really talented builder sculpted a bunch of alien bug creatures that look al ot like zerg, and planted them around a sim.

    So what happened? Were they programmed to run amuck in a little area where people could fight them?

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2007
    Aww, no Hen's Arse pub in Pumacity.

    There's this Lady Justice statue with a big-ass rifle and Sam Fischer goggles, though.

  • NevaNeva Registered User
    edited July 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Neva wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Is that a ZERG RUSH I see occurring in those screens?

    Kinda. Friend of mine that's a really talented builder sculpted a bunch of alien bug creatures that look al ot like zerg, and planted them around a sim.

    So what happened? Were they programmed to run amuck in a little area where people could fight them?

    Naw, just a bunch of bull shots. There were around 90 prims {prims are objects. Like 1 prim might be a cube or something like that}, so it will be way too complex to make it move without it looking horrible or breaking.

    SC2 Beta: Neva.ling

    "Everyone who is capable of logical thought should be able to see why you shouldn't sell lifetime subscriptions to an MMO. Cell phone companies and drug dealers don't offer lifetime subscriptions either, guess why?" - Mugaaz
  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm currently in orbit over Hoth. Prolly going to go to ground soon.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Neva wrote: »
    Recent pictures!
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    How in the world do you model something like that out of primitives? Have they added more shapes&tools since last I checked (a couple of years back)? I know they added cloth simulation, but this looks far more complex than a collection of spheres.

  • NevaNeva Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Glal wrote: »
    Neva wrote: »
    Recent pictures!
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    How in the world do you model something like that out of primitives? Have they added more shapes&tools since last I checked (a couple of years back)? I know they added cloth simulation, but this looks far more complex than a collection of spheres.

    Sculpted prims. I can't really explain the tech part of it myself, cause it's a bit over my head and I'm half asleep, but there are a lot of help articles that go through and explain how they work and such.

    I didn't sculpt that beast either, a friend of mine did. I did sculpt the kitty on its face, though. It gives a good contrast on how shitty some builds can be, and how amazing others can.

    SC2 Beta: Neva.ling

    "Everyone who is capable of logical thought should be able to see why you shouldn't sell lifetime subscriptions to an MMO. Cell phone companies and drug dealers don't offer lifetime subscriptions either, guess why?" - Mugaaz
  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I might need to reinstall it to try that then. I assume they can be worn like ordinary prims?

  • NevaNeva Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Glal wrote: »
    I might need to reinstall it to try that then. I assume they can be worn like ordinary prims?

    Indeed!

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    SC2 Beta: Neva.ling

    "Everyone who is capable of logical thought should be able to see why you shouldn't sell lifetime subscriptions to an MMO. Cell phone companies and drug dealers don't offer lifetime subscriptions either, guess why?" - Mugaaz
  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
  • omega71omega71 Sacramento, CaliRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    So where is the new PA hangout now that Hwang got sold and Octopia dissapeared??

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2007
    I just discovered that my skin apparently has pubes.

    This became apparent when my pants vanished.

  • omega71omega71 Sacramento, CaliRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Well I am online right now..

    Send me a message if you want my name is Omega Otsuzum

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  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Echo wrote: »
    I just discovered that my skin apparently has pubes.

    This became apparent when my pants vanished.

    Dammit Echo, where'd you go? I was going to ask you to pick a random sim to port to.

    EDIT: Wee crash and can't login for 5 minutes. D:

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2007
    Oh, Gnubie Store has some decent hair now.

    Gnubie Store is a good first stop for newbies. All the stuff there costs one SL buck.

  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Or, you can do what I did and go to the Newbie Warehouse I think it was. Tons of stuff for free, since all free users start out with Zero L$. Issue is, when you click a box that says "Clothes" you're going to get about 200 items and 90% of them will be textured in MS Paint.

    Btw, should we add a list of all the users/usernames into the OP?
    I play as "Kyder Ling".

  • DnvnQuinnDnvnQuinn Registered User
    edited July 2007
    My name is Rowland Graves on SL, look me up.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2007
    Could we decide on an area to meet up in?

  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Name is Neil pegler, I will lurk around a bit in game and see if someone pops on.

  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Echo wrote: »
    Could we decide on an area to meet up in?

    How about that help center landmark thing, everyone has it by default and should be easy enough to find for everyone.

  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Btw, should we add a list of all the users/usernames into the OP?
    I play as "Kyder Ling".

    Done. Or will be in a minute.

    Edit: Damn update, otherwise I'd have the right last name for Echo's character.

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  • Nimble CatNimble Cat Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Sign me up. I'm NimbleCat Hax.

  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Why isnt this in the MMO thread?

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I tried this last time around. Sadly, my ATi Xpress 200M card wasn't hefty enough for me to enjoy fully textured surroundings at 640x480 at more than ~7 FPS. Meh. :-(

  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    To be honest, I forgot about the MMO section, even though I read there.

    People were asking in a G+T thread for another GO, so I just posted it in the same section I was in.

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  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm not talking about you KingMole, just wondering why this wasn't spirited off like everything else was to the new sub forum.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I've wanted to try this ever since I read about it in Fortune, but haven't gotten aroud to it...
    Worth a download?

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    XB1/360 - Local H Jay
  • DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Ok I made my character, Strumpot Hoorenbeek. I'll be around for a while later tonight. I have no idea how to do anything i just need to satisfy this morbid curiousity. :(

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Well, crap. I got all fired up and downloaded it, even thought of a good Fancy Lad name (Quincy J Couthworth, Esquire), but it won't run. It just gets to Detecting Hardware and crashes. I can run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. with bells and whistles, but not this?

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