So after all what is SL (Second Life)????
The usual conflict of opinions arises from the fact that to a certain half of the large populace, SL is merely a game. A way to unwind, nothing different from the likes of World of Warcraft, Runes of Magic and the likes. The other half will strongly oppose this view of second life. To them it is about creativity, about learning, a constant education, a place to meet friends old and new.
There is also this other group of people who have business interests within SL and take it very seriously. Being the owner and creator of successful stores requires a whole lot of dedication. I’ll gladly admit I have no such dedication. but hey I have tried my hands at a lot of stuff, I just never last at any one thing for long.
So what is it to me? Its definitely a game, but I remember that the person behind the avatar is human just like me. Of course, I’m not perfect, however I do try my best to not knowingly hurt anyone on there. Somehow every feeling is amplified 10 folds in SL, so it is best to keep things simple….not always easy believe me. And therefore you will find huge “No Drama” signs all over the place, in clubs, on people’s profile, etc etc…..problem is…no one is drama free. You can try your best to stay clear of it, but it will still brush past you tainting you in its color.
Anyways….in all its beauty and its every flaw, SL is a great place to be. You meet crazily amazing people and time just about whizzes past without you knowing.
Ahhh….have you created your avatar?? Good!! Look at the next post, for where you are headed next.