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Wrath Constantine
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« Reply #150 on: July 15, 2009, 02:40:48 pm »

Wow, it's been a while since I last visited this forum. I used to frequent here under the name "Wrath The Mad", but for some reason I'm unable to log in or recover my password. Eh, may as well go by my SL name now. Having a blast in Caledon Middlesea, one of the 49 regions that comprise the nation of Caledon. I've met lots of awesome folks, built aircraft, airships, and a floating skybase as well as many other odd and random things. Pic of the airbase "Iron Cloud" with a few of my craft in the spoiler. ^^

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I'm currently involved in the SL-RFL, American Cancer Society's virtual Relay For Life that actually manages to raise real money for a real cause, inside a virtual world! So far for this year we've raised L$54,360,165 which through the Linden Exchange equates to about $225,000 usd. The L$/usd exchange goes both ways. Think of L$ as chips in a casino. You can spend them, earn them, buy them in whatever your local RL currency is, or cash them out. There are folks that make a living creating and selling items in SL. Though they are few.

SL can be described as a chat client with physics, a build system, and commerce. It's not a 'game' in the sense that there is no end goal but what you set for yourself. There are games within it, sure. Combat regions, shopping, events... It blows "Sims" right out of the water as far as interactivity goes. (No offense to fans of "Sims", but can you build anything like what's in that picture above? Can you fly it when it's built? Sell it to someone?). You can even see it as a sort of prototype developer. Fashion designers are testing designs in SL. Companies are doing training and product demos in-world. I'm helping to build a virtual campus for USA Education - South Alabama University Online Learning Lab. The possibilities are abundant. The potential is limitless.

I warn you, it IS addictive. But there are several very good reasons why. ^^

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Siggy
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« Reply #151 on: July 18, 2009, 08:51:05 am »

Well, I took the plunge and joined.  Newton Deed is the name.

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« Reply #152 on: July 18, 2009, 08:57:24 am »

I'm still floating about the grid if anyone needs assistance. Roanoke Feuerstein
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« Reply #153 on: July 18, 2009, 09:31:47 am »

omgosh! I know you!!!
<-- Kaliope Constantine

You took me for a tour to your amazing house and sub! It was ridiculously fun!

yay!!!!! <3

Wow, it's been a while since I last visited this forum. I used to frequent here under the name "Wrath The Mad", but for some reason I'm unable to log in or recover my password. Eh, may as well go by my SL name now. Having a blast in Caledon Middlesea, one of the 49 regions that comprise the nation of Caledon. I've met lots of awesome folks, built aircraft, airships, and a floating skybase as well as many other odd and random things. Pic of the airbase "Iron Cloud" with a few of my craft in the spoiler. ^^

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I'm currently involved in the SL-RFL, American Cancer Society's virtual Relay For Life that actually manages to raise real money for a real cause, inside a virtual world! So far for this year we've raised L$54,360,165 which through the Linden Exchange equates to about $225,000 usd. The L$/usd exchange goes both ways. Think of L$ as chips in a casino. You can spend them, earn them, buy them in whatever your local RL currency is, or cash them out. There are folks that make a living creating and selling items in SL. Though they are few.

SL can be described as a chat client with physics, a build system, and commerce. It's not a 'game' in the sense that there is no end goal but what you set for yourself. There are games within it, sure. Combat regions, shopping, events... It blows "Sims" right out of the water as far as interactivity goes. (No offense to fans of "Sims", but can you build anything like what's in that picture above? Can you fly it when it's built? Sell it to someone?). You can even see it as a sort of prototype developer. Fashion designers are testing designs in SL. Companies are doing training and product demos in-world. I'm helping to build a virtual campus for USA Education - South Alabama University Online Learning Lab. The possibilities are abundant. The potential is limitless.

I warn you, it IS addictive. But there are several very good reasons why. ^^


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Wrath Constantine
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« Reply #154 on: July 22, 2009, 11:49:41 pm »

Well hello there! ^^Let's see, if the last time you were here was when the Sub was in Middlesea, then you haven't seen the airbase! Have a look if you like. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Middlesea/123/131/401

The sim IS damage-enabled, so becareful about falling off the edge or being near things that go boom. ^^
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« Reply #155 on: July 23, 2009, 04:50:45 am »

I may just have to start playing more again. Cheesy
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« Reply #156 on: September 05, 2009, 04:53:19 pm »

Is anyone interested in helping out with bringing brassgoggles to Burning Life?

<a HREF="http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,18327.0.html">*cough crosspost cough*</A>  Cheesy

You can send me a message on SL too - Zorch Voom



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sebastian Inkerman
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« Reply #157 on: September 05, 2009, 09:43:05 pm »

I've been knocking about SL for a couple of years now. I primarily used it as a building platform for modelling 3d theatres and sets etc. under the name Simpson Vendetta.

I've been to New babbage a few times, and had a wander through Caledon.

I also adminster Loughborough university presence in SL. There isn't much on our island as yet, one of the theatres that I re-created, and one of the engineering buildings that an engineering PHD student is modelling. I used SL in my masters thesis. Arguing that online immersive worlds like SL (and other MMORPGs) are the logical progression of the modernist (and by extension Bauhaus) movement. I'm still not sure about it myself, but my supervisor seemed happy with it as he gave me a 1st for it.
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« Reply #158 on: September 06, 2009, 08:08:55 am »

I joined SL just today in order to take a look at some of the interesting worlds and such. I have to say that New Babbage and Caledon are both very intriguing, and wandering around aimlessly can be fun. But I honestly don't understand the game at all. x_x;; Wandering gets tedious after a little while, simple things like changing clothes are impossible to figure out, and I'm starting to wonder exactly what people find so addicting about this game. It's fun to look at, sure, but that's about it. Or am I missing something?
Ah well. I might try it again sometime. My SL name is Zel Macarthur if anyone wanted to know.
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« Reply #159 on: September 06, 2009, 09:33:36 am »

But I honestly don't understand the game at all.

It isn't a game. Understanding that is the first step to understanding SL.
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« Reply #160 on: September 06, 2009, 06:15:21 pm »

It isn't a game. Understanding that is the first step to understanding SL.

... I see. >.<

Eh, whatever. I'll figure it out someday. Haha.
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« Reply #161 on: September 14, 2009, 05:45:03 pm »



Still under construction, if anyone wants to help! 
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« Reply #162 on: September 22, 2009, 08:23:51 pm »

Art Laxness

SL is my main earner these days Smiley
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« Reply #163 on: October 20, 2009, 09:13:56 pm »

Hey everyone,  this is a bit of a double post, but I wanted to invite you all to my camp in Burning Life for a party later in the week.  I havnt set up a firm date yet, but I'm shooting for 5PM SLT on Friday.   I could also use a good DJ with a stream I can link to for the party  ^^

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-Zero%20Mile/236/42/24

Come visit the camp anytime!
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Gazongola
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« Reply #164 on: October 20, 2009, 09:19:25 pm »

Gazongola Neximus. Pith helmeted, monocled, blue haired fennec fox.
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« Reply #165 on: October 20, 2009, 09:51:08 pm »

Late as usual and haven't done very much so far, Kitty Primswitch
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« Reply #166 on: October 21, 2009, 08:37:08 pm »

Signed up last night as Milburn Renobaum, got myself blown up twice because I jumped into a shiny plane owned by someone else :-p Going to look into this modeling thing and making things. Looks like I may be able to export from blender which if this is the case I shall be turning out steamy artifacts fairly regularly hopefully.

Though I must say I poped about in Caledon last night and this morning and it seemed fairly empty. :-p
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« Reply #167 on: January 28, 2010, 12:29:03 pm »

Lucky for me I successfully managed to land myself with exactly the last name I wanted. As a result, I am Caspar Byron. Cheesy Cheesy
Haven't been on SL for a little while, but I'm hoping to drop by again soon. =]
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« Reply #168 on: January 28, 2010, 01:46:50 pm »

I joined up last night, I'm known as Henage MacIntyre. I'm still in the help area, I was only in-world for about 10 minutes but I hope to be there again on the week-end.

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« Reply #169 on: January 29, 2010, 09:25:07 pm »

I've been in there for a while, it's a great way to create and explore your imagination.
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« Reply #170 on: February 03, 2010, 01:36:10 am »

You'll find me in there occasionally in Caledon - as Cubinoid Loxtonian.
I'll be the one chatting to Prof Ravelli Ormstein most likely, or flying the airship around.
Don't accept my offer for a ride in the catamaran - I'm a hopeless driver on sea.
 
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« Reply #171 on: March 05, 2010, 12:01:36 am »

I would love to do the Second Life thing but my computer can't handle the graphics
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« Reply #172 on: March 05, 2010, 04:45:16 am »

I finally got round to going back to SL. Haven't been on since December (or maybe even November?)
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S.Sprocket
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« Reply #173 on: March 15, 2010, 07:40:09 pm »

I play Second Life,  I made a little place called New Babbage,  it was pretty cool Smiley

About a year ago I sold new babbage so I could pay off some credit card debt Smiley
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« Reply #174 on: March 15, 2010, 07:46:49 pm »

I play Second Life,  I made a little place called New Babbage,  it was pretty cool Smiley

About a year ago I sold new babbage so I could pay off some credit card debt Smiley

I have to say that is pretty awesome you were able to pay off a major debt by selling your art. Kudos to you sir!
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