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Author Topic: Second Life Rollcall!!!  (Read 26921 times)
Josh of Vernian Process
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« on: February 24, 2007, 08:26:00 pm »

I decided to jump on Andy's suggestion...

So who here has a Second Life account?

I joined up as "Maestro Jarvis" and spend the vast majority of my time in Caledon, and I took a side trip to New Babbage recently. Both are very nice steampunk ports!
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 09:42:00 pm »

I've actually been sitting on the fence for some months now as whether to join or not.  I hate being alone n online worlds (even if they're awesome steampunk worlds).  I may just have to seriously give it another thought now....
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 09:46:30 pm »

I'm usually wandering somewhere in the steampunk areas or in Furnation. Please don't hesitate to look me up under Julius Poitier.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 01:31:06 am »

I'm "Tenpoint Courier" in SL and I sport a wonderful pair of mutton-chops (which my wife will not allow in FL).

However, you will rarely see me there as most of my spare time is spent in The Workshop.

Jake.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 02:24:55 am »

I signed up for a nose around and haven't done much sicne (as my main computer doesn't like the viewer at all). I am occasionally around and am Emperor Wunderlich.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 02:53:17 am »

I've actually been sitting on the fence for some months now as whether to join or not.  I hate being alone n online worlds (even if they're awesome steampunk worlds).  I may just have to seriously give it another thought now....

ditto
how does it work lol
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Kyyp
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007, 10:43:18 am »

Kyyp Fredrickson, airship builder!
Spend all of my time in Caledon or Babbage.
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Ordinal Malaprop
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007, 06:51:46 pm »

Hello - Ordinal Malaprop here, resident of Second Life and mostly to be found in Caledon.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 08:29:16 pm »

Nicola Escher here, although my Steampunk avatar is Ada Oddfellow, with whom I haven't done much yet. My next line of clothing will all be steampunk, if real life ever lets me loose.
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2007, 08:35:42 pm »

I don't visit very often, but when I do it is invariably in New Babbage or Caledon.  My name there is Mwanib Saarinen.

For those unfamiliar with Second Life, and wonder what it's all about, I did a brief review over at Brass Goggles, but the short of it is that it's a shared virtual world where everything (pretty much) is editible, content is user created and thusly a lot of it is rubbish or crude.  However, just as predictably, there are brilliant gems of genius here and there - a well made house (on player owned land), a clever piece of clothing, streaming video/music, devillishly clever scripting (a sort of programming in the world), or even just a clever combination of all of these into an environment.

Caledon and New Babbage are themed Steampunk/Victorian-Science-Fiction, and anything not fitting the theme isn't allowed a foothold.  Wander far from the path, however, and expect to see all of the less savoury (or downright odd) interests of the internet represented.
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Benza
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2007, 04:21:12 pm »

I'm suprised you guys arn't all over World of Warcraft?
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2007, 10:01:56 pm »

Well, I tried again... but I still just don't understand this game :/
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2007, 10:13:41 pm »

Well, I tried again... but I still just don't understand this game :/

Well it isn't a game for one. It's just a virtual world, that you wander around in and talk to people. There are various things like games and RPG groups in SL, but they are indipendently located around the world.

Just go to the search feature on the map, look for Caledon, teleport there, let it load and enjoy the sites!
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2007, 10:37:55 pm »

this game has interested me recently.

but i really dont understand it too much, the only thing i have really heard is that you need to put rediculous amounts of real money into the game to buy land or anything like that.

that said, i have seen recently people selling stuff that they designed, which seems quite interesting as i do alot of 3d modelling / cad anyway.  anyone care to explain how this works?
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2007, 11:26:07 pm »

The game is free to play.  You can wander around, see the sights, and talk etc.

However, many of the items and objects in the game cost L$ (Linden Dollars).  L$ can be gotten either from other players (by selling items or services) or by exchanging real world money - somewhat like a exchange rate.

Items in game are generally made by the player selling them (items being objects, buildings, clothing, accessories, vehicles, even animations etc).  This requires player skill (not character skill, as in other games).  As a scripter, artist or even animator, you can make things in the world, and sell those to other players.

Land is paid for monthly (I believe) and you can only build either in common land (which is reset regularly) or on your own land.

I believe that's the idea - others probably know it better than I though.
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Kyyp
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2007, 10:24:42 am »

A pretty common option is to rent land from others.
I make enough L$ off of my airships that I can use that to rent parcels on land owned by other people.
Those land owners then make enough L$ to convert it into real money and pay the land fees.
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2007, 10:55:11 pm »

this game has interested me recently.

but i really don't understand it too much, the only thing i have really heard is that you need to put ridiculous amounts of real money into the game to buy land or anything like that.

that said, i have seen recently people selling stuff that they designed, which seems quite interesting as i do a lot of 3d modelling / cad anyway.  anyone care to explain how this works?

I can tell you sir, that I have been in second life for just over a year now and I have placed a total of 15 dollars (USD) into the game.  I have had the company which owns the game pay me much more in return since.

I own an entire Sim (new Babbage) and I have a free account (well aside from the money I pay monthly to retain the Sim) so let me be the first to tell you that you can play and enjoy this game with little to no money invested.

Design within game isn't quite on the level of CAD.  You have basic polygonal shapes known as primitives (prims).  These prims can then be stretched, cut, hollowed, dimpled, etc.  To your liking, then linked and textured to form a more complex object.  For those already in design you may find it boringly simple and a bit confining.  To those interested in such a field with no training it is an interesting, although slightly misleading, introduction into the field of 3d Design.

In game, as in the forum I am known as Shaunathan Sprocket.
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2007, 08:10:48 am »

I have given in (primarily at my kids' urging) and will give it a try - Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce Cornelius Yoshikawa
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2007, 08:42:12 am »

sounds interesting.

primitive modelling sounds alot like how BRL CAD works, but without the horrendous user interface  Cheesy

i guess, i will get sucked int..... i mean give it a try later

thanks  Wink
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Dimentox
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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2007, 02:26:48 pm »

Its prob been disussed..

I actually run a Dark RP sim in SL. and recently ive been adding some steam bunk into it. One of my fav things i made was a hand helt tesla coil mace =)

Can you say zap =)

and a steam powered 3 wheeler.


any of you play SL?
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Josh of Vernian Process
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2007, 08:04:27 pm »

Hey, check out the Second Life Roll Call thread I posted last week, lots of people replied and gave their user ID's.
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2007, 12:02:43 am »

perhaps I should give that a "bump" of sorts.
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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2007, 02:16:33 pm »

I'm also a resident of SL, for over a year now.  Only recently have I visited Caledon for any great length but am on the waiting list for the new Caledon sim, hoping to have a Victorian themed area for my second virtual home.  I also visited New Babbage the other night and enjoyed my time there.

As others have said, Victorian/steampunk is only a small part of what there is in SL.  Yes, there is plenty of debauchery in SL, but there is also more of substance than many give it credit for.  Art galleries and live music concerts are only a couple of the things available to the intrepid explorer that has no interest in the baser side of things.  I'm a firm believer that SL is what you make of it.  As my interests are by no means limited to Victoriana/steampunk, I find SL to be a fascinating place to spend my time.
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2007, 03:35:45 pm »

I am Dimentox Travanti, Creator of the combat system DCS. I also run the Toxian City Sim (Toxia), Its a Dark Modern RP but we do have NEO steampunks. Cyberpunks, Vampires, angels, demons, nekos, etc.. Its a really cool dark city.. I can usually be found with my tesla mace and my Steam Hog.  I am currently building out the factory in a steampunk motiff. Its an old factory which exploded causing the city to be Post Apoc.  Its a fun sim.. come check it out.


Send me an IM also.
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2007, 02:36:58 am »

I give...  Dimetrius Nikolaidis

Hope I can find some of you there to take me under your wing.
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