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Second Life? Maybe Second Unlife.

So I downloaded and installed Second Life.

First, I will bitch and complain: The graphics are lame and the character movement is jerky at best. With lame-o graphics like that, it should run at least as fast as WoW, if not faster. It doesn't. There's never any people, where's the people? When I finally teleported to someplace with lots of green dots, I got told 'you have 15 seconds to vacate the premises'. Niiiice. Also, I've gotten the blue screen of doom twice already; I've had Rodney for almost two years and I've never gotten the blue screen of doom until now.

But, I'm still willing to give it a try, because who knows, I may be prejudging it after a couple of hours of play attempts. I can be found in there as Christoph Dragonash.


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Jul. 31st, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
The graphics are lame because it's online and user-generated; everything has to squeeze through the intertubes. And this is a bad week for SL. They're trying to roll out Voice on top of all its other problems, and they've managed to break it worse than ever. The Feds are on top of Linden Labs, demanding that people who earn linden dollars in-game pay taxes. The servers are being bombarded with DDOS and malicious script attacks. Unprecedented numbers of people have left the game.

The only way this venture will survive is if the server code gets open sourced soon. I hope that's the case.
Jul. 31st, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I still don't get the whole linden dollars thing. But sure, I'll pay fake taxes on fake money if that's what they want. (Yes, I know somehow they're converting it to real money or something but I don't yet know how.)

Anyway, I'd still like to give it a fair shot, so I'll probably weave in and out, hit me up if you're gonna be on.
Aug. 18th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Hm... I uninstalled Second Life quickly after installing (and trying to play it in vain for half an hour) and told myself: "Just admit that you have no real life and get back to WoW!"
Aug. 19th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Haha. Yeah, that's pretty much what I did. Well, I haven't uninstalled SL, but I haven't really been able to play it. It either lags or stalls or nobody's on. *shrug* WoW doesn't require the presence of other people.
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