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Laura visits Linden Labs, the folks behind Second Life, and learns about this new virtual world.

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      forgetfoo

      shows how out of it i am of late... didnt even know what "second life" was until i read something about it the other day and was curious enough to click on the link (to the site)

      never understood the fascination with these "games", to be perfectly honest.... but i guess i'm in the minority. heh.

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      forgetfoo

      shows how out of it i am of late... didnt even know what "second life" was until i read something about it the other day and was curious enough to click on the link (to the site)

      never understood the fascination with these "games", to be perfectly honest.... but i guess i'm in the minority. heh.

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      ratbear

      Booze and more booze?

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      ratbear

      Booze and more booze?

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      forgetfoo

      yeah, i was sure today would be something about Mix06 around here Wink

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      forgetfoo

      yeah, i was sure today would be something about Mix06 around here Wink

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      Eric Rice

      That's what I love about SL is that it evolves... Now I gotta go install Hay bales for Laura's hoedown. Wink Ping me in world, I'm Spin Martin. And don't forget to pick up a free t-shirt and some other schwag for your avatar.

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      Eric Rice

      That's what I love about SL is that it evolves... Now I gotta go install Hay bales for Laura's hoedown. Wink Ping me in world, I'm Spin Martin. And don't forget to pick up a free t-shirt and some other schwag for your avatar.

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      Erik Porter

      If anybody sees a dork who doesn't know what he's doing named Codi Ng, that's me!  Tongue Out

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      Human​Compiler
      If anybody sees a dork who doesn't know what he's doing named Codi Ng, that's me!  Tongue Out
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      Blips

      Geeez where on earth could I have time to do a 2nd life. I'm short about 8 hours every day to do what i want to do in my current life. Well I never will be a girl then in my second life. To bad but maybe to good to be true.
      I admire the creativity behind the whole setup and the great possibilities the user are given. I hope they have better politicians there. And what about cops, crime, sex and drugs and alcohol. hmmmmm.... Maybe I need a second life after-all. Now I think about it, it could double the fun.

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      Blips

      Geeez where on earth could I have time to do a 2nd life. I'm short about 8 hours every day to do what i want to do in my current life. Well I never will be a girl then in my second life. To bad but maybe to good to be true.
      I admire the creativity behind the whole setup and the great possibilities the user are given. I hope they have better politicians there. And what about cops, crime, sex and drugs and alcohol. hmmmmm.... Maybe I need a second life after-all. Now I think about it, it could double the fun.

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      Lyndal

      I "was a resident" (dont say played!) for a while last year.  I hear it's soooo much bigger now.  I still login to the SL webpage occassionally to see if anyone on my friends list is online at the moment and there are a LOT of people that have been residents for years. 

      I even (almost accidentally) made a couple of hundred REAL US dollars with some land that I purchased in a new expansion and sat on for a while trying to dream up something to do with it.  Then I sold it and made a ton of Lindens.

      The in-game tools and scripting was surprisingly powerful.

      If you are curious, I'd highly recommend you check it out.

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      Lyndal

      I "was a resident" (dont say played!) for a while last year.  I hear it's soooo much bigger now.  I still login to the SL webpage occassionally to see if anyone on my friends list is online at the moment and there are a LOT of people that have been residents for years. 

      I even (almost accidentally) made a couple of hundred REAL US dollars with some land that I purchased in a new expansion and sat on for a while trying to dream up something to do with it.  Then I sold it and made a ton of Lindens.

      The in-game tools and scripting was surprisingly powerful.

      If you are curious, I'd highly recommend you check it out.

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      Chris

      A link to this cast has been added to the SL forums, so beware of traffic! Wink

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      Chris

      A link to this cast has been added to the SL forums, so beware of traffic! Wink

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      Joe Heller

      Yeah, I'm right there with ya.  I had no clue about "second life" till i saw something about it on Scobles blog the other week!

      Sounds kinda cool, but i have never been able to really enjoy those kinds of games, I'll still check it out....sometime.

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      Joe Heller

      Yeah, I'm right there with ya.  I had no clue about "second life" till i saw something about it on Scobles blog the other week!

      Sounds kinda cool, but i have never been able to really enjoy those kinds of games, I'll still check it out....sometime.

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      Laura10
      Thats awesome-- Second Life is actually super cool because there really is no limit to what you can create in the game....Let your imaginations go crazy!
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      Laura10

      Mix is still going on and I'm still in Vegas...shooting...not boozing (sadly).

      I hope to get the MIX segment up by the end of this week or early next week LATEST.

       

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      Laura10
      Me too!
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      tina10
      Great Job Eric!
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      scratchex

      Shooting while you're while your boozing...There's next week show for you!

      Nice.

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      scratchex

      Shooting while you're while your boozing...There's next week show for you!

      Nice.

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      Michael

      Interesting, but I seem to get bored after a while with this type of sim projects. I like the idea of creating/designing your own space though......Will give it a go. Wink
       
      BTW, I like how our lovely ladies point at things below when refering to stuff on the site. Cute.

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      Michael

      Interesting, but I seem to get bored after a while with this type of sim projects. I like the idea of creating/designing your own space though......Will give it a go. Wink
       
      BTW, I like how our lovely ladies point at things below when refering to stuff on the site. Cute.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      This is my 6th day in second life, Good fun. !

      Im shocked how people think its real life, and the mature content is hilarious.

      (I seen a master chief in the game the other day)

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      This is my 6th day in second life, Good fun. !

      Im shocked how people think its real life, and the mature content is hilarious.

      (I seen a master chief in the game the other day)

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      SL sounds awesome. MMO is the future of videogames and as the technology gets more advanced...more people will take vacations from the real world, into the virtual world, more than ever before.

      Allowing the user to customize their virtual world is fantasitc. Gamers of The Sims and MMO gamers, I bet, will really like SL.

      I'm interested in becoming a SL 10 resident.

      It's only a matter of time, until we will get to live in the (real) "Matrix" (only without the machines and Neo).

      BTW, I think it would be cool if 10 SL residents were to make short films in SL and post them, here, for others to view.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      SL sounds awesome. MMO is the future of videogames and as the technology gets more advanced...more people will take vacations from the real world, into the virtual world, more than ever before.

      Allowing the user to customize their virtual world is fantasitc. Gamers of The Sims and MMO gamers, I bet, will really like SL.

      I'm interested in becoming a SL 10 resident.

      It's only a matter of time, until we will get to live in the (real) "Matrix" (only without the machines and Neo).

      BTW, I think it would be cool if 10 SL residents were to make short films in SL and post them, here, for others to view.

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      Dennis E. Hamilton

      I took a spin in second life and after nosing around a bit I realized that it would take a lot more of the time I never have enough of to get fully involved.

      It's tempting to install it again just to play on the 10 island (and maybe figure out how to build an orcmid), but I think I'd better stay away.  Thanks for the cool introduction, though.  Well, I could probably install it just enough to look around, you know, just for a quick peek ...

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      Dennis E. Hamilton

      I took a spin in second life and after nosing around a bit I realized that it would take a lot more of the time I never have enough of to get fully involved.

      It's tempting to install it again just to play on the 10 island (and maybe figure out how to build an orcmid), but I think I'd better stay away.  Thanks for the cool introduction, though.  Well, I could probably install it just enough to look around, you know, just for a quick peek ...

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      Eric Rice

      What's trippy is all the actually RL stuff in there... like replicas of the French Quarter or various downtown areas. The hybrid events interest me the most... streaming into SL something that's happening in RL and vice versa.

      I like walking around heavily armed with invisible weapons in a bathrobe. Makes people nervous. Wink

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      Eric Rice

      What's trippy is all the actually RL stuff in there... like replicas of the French Quarter or various downtown areas. The hybrid events interest me the most... streaming into SL something that's happening in RL and vice versa.

      I like walking around heavily armed with invisible weapons in a bathrobe. Makes people nervous. Wink

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      Eric Rice

      Ever wonder if the you-own-your-content model, ie., DIY content, is something that makes Second Life the disruptive technology for the video game industry in like 5 or 10 years.

      Don't like HALO? Make your own. Sounds vaguely like blogging and such.

      I just wrote a post on SL, without mentioning SL until the last minute. As an application, it's wild and people would think you'd be nuts if you said you were gonna build it:
      http://blog.ericrice.com/blog/_archives/2006/3/17/1826123.html

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      Eric Rice

      Ever wonder if the you-own-your-content model, ie., DIY content, is something that makes Second Life the disruptive technology for the video game industry in like 5 or 10 years.

      Don't like HALO? Make your own. Sounds vaguely like blogging and such.

      I just wrote a post on SL, without mentioning SL until the last minute. As an application, it's wild and people would think you'd be nuts if you said you were gonna build it:
      http://blog.ericrice.com/blog/_archives/2006/3/17/1826123.html

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      Rick

      I wish I had friends too.

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      Rick

      I wish I had friends too.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      Here I am enjoying my day, kicking back, drinking some Corona and Smoking a Cigar. The Island is so sweet check out a snap shot I took while visiting.

      http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b293/tsucharski7/hangingout.jpg

      (By the way, I dont drink or smoke in real life..)
      Second life Rocks.. im on day 5.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      Here I am enjoying my day, kicking back, drinking some Corona and Smoking a Cigar. The Island is so sweet check out a snap shot I took while visiting.

      http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b293/tsucharski7/hangingout.jpg

      (By the way, I dont drink or smoke in real life..)
      Second life Rocks.. im on day 5.

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      ozmael

      MMO = Massive Multiplayer Online

      which is short for MMORGP = Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game

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      ozmael

      MMO = Massive Multiplayer Online

      which is short for MMORGP = Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game

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      Matthew Mushall

      I only just started hanging out in Second Life, but its a blast.  Does Tina play?  I seriously need to hook up with my goddess there and build her a shrine.

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      Matthew Mushall

      I only just started hanging out in Second Life, but its a blast.  Does Tina play?  I seriously need to hook up with my goddess there and build her a shrine.

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      I tend to prefer games with more structure to them. I need a mission to complete or something...but thats just me. BTW nice shot with the sticky gun Laura.

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      I tend to prefer games with more structure to them. I need a mission to complete or something...but thats just me. BTW nice shot with the sticky gun Laura.

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      Duncanma
      Not to doubt Laura's skill with a sticky gun... but I would like to ask how many attempts were involved Smiley
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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      i was talking to you in game earlier. Nice pose !

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      i was talking to you in game earlier. Nice pose !

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      walkman

      they are not technology,they are entertainment!

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      walkman

      they are not technology,they are entertainment!

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      Russ Plummer

      If you are going to build something, there is no better foundation than Tina Wood and Laura Foy. Good to see you two working again!

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      Russ Plummer

      If you are going to build something, there is no better foundation than Tina Wood and Laura Foy. Good to see you two working again!

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      ChristianW

      They are supposed to be. If you watch the "What is on10" video on channel9.msdn.com they repeat over and over and over ... ahem... where channel9 is for those who want to know the technology behind everything, 10 is for those who want to know the people. Or something like that Smiley

      Christian...

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      ChristianW

      They are supposed to be. If you watch the "What is on10" video on channel9.msdn.com they repeat over and over and over ... ahem... where channel9 is for those who want to know the technology behind everything, 10 is for those who want to know the people. Or something like that Smiley

      Christian...

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      fengyihot

      这个网站好漂亮哟.特喜欢这种简洁的风格.这几天还在学习这个网站的简洁,准备自己做个跟这种风格一样的嗨吧程序.嘿嘿.

      This website is very beautiful. Specially like such succinct style. Study these days also the website the succinct,ones that prepare oneself last piece as this kind of style hey procedure. Hey hey.

      ````Mythology of the only neck by 独领的神话.

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      fengyihot

      这个网站好漂亮哟.特喜欢这种简洁的风格.这几天还在学习这个网站的简洁,准备自己做个跟这种风格一样的嗨吧程序.嘿嘿.

      This website is very beautiful. Specially like such succinct style. Study these days also the website the succinct,ones that prepare oneself last piece as this kind of style hey procedure. Hey hey.

      ````Mythology of the only neck by 独领的神话.

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      Dengin

      I don't believe in paying for a game after you've bought it, so MMORPGs are out for me. I also don't believe in paying real money for virtual assets, that goes way back to some MUDs where you cuold buy equipment for your character with real money. Never understood the trade in Diablo 2 items either.

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      Dengin

      I don't believe in paying for a game after you've bought it, so MMORPGs are out for me. I also don't believe in paying real money for virtual assets, that goes way back to some MUDs where you cuold buy equipment for your character with real money. Never understood the trade in Diablo 2 items either.

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      Anne

      The island is deserted! I know it's only 9am SL time, but come on people WAKE UP! lol

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      Anne

      The island is deserted! I know it's only 9am SL time, but come on people WAKE UP! lol

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      Duncanma
      I thought Anne might be lonely so I logged in to visit... if you have the time, you really should check this place out... I snagged a free t-shirt... ok, it was a virtual t-shirt, but it was cool all the same!
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      Lyndal

      The traditional approach in SL is to earn/spend Lindens... not spend real money to BUY Lindens.  You certainly are not required to spend any money at all!  There is a free basic account (can't own land and I think some other restrictions).

      However, I think you are talking about two different topics in your post.... 1) spending money to buy things you didn't "earn" in the traditional way, and 2) spending money for a subscription-based game.  There have been way too many cycles spent debated both all over message boards.  #1 has been beat to death all over message boards.  #2 is just whether you think it's worth it or not!  I'm struggling with you tieing this somehow to something you "don't believe" in.

      Mainly I just wanted to point out that SL does NOT require you spend ANY money.

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      Lyndal

      The traditional approach in SL is to earn/spend Lindens... not spend real money to BUY Lindens.  You certainly are not required to spend any money at all!  There is a free basic account (can't own land and I think some other restrictions).

      However, I think you are talking about two different topics in your post.... 1) spending money to buy things you didn't "earn" in the traditional way, and 2) spending money for a subscription-based game.  There have been way too many cycles spent debated both all over message boards.  #1 has been beat to death all over message boards.  #2 is just whether you think it's worth it or not!  I'm struggling with you tieing this somehow to something you "don't believe" in.

      Mainly I just wanted to point out that SL does NOT require you spend ANY money.

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      Dennis E. Hamilton

      Oh that was you who gave me the tip about opening the box last night.  My guy likes the T-shirt.  I want to know where you got that great "Minority Report" effect when you were doing something before you flew off.

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      Dennis E. Hamilton

      Oh that was you who gave me the tip about opening the box last night.  My guy likes the T-shirt.  I want to know where you got that great "Minority Report" effect when you were doing something before you flew off.

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      Dennis E. Hamilton

      Come to the island and you can see the cast (maybe others as we get into new days on10) right there.

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      Dennis E. Hamilton

      Come to the island and you can see the cast (maybe others as we get into new days on10) right there.

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      sean_mcad

      I am really turned on to Ajax now!

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      sean_mcad

      I am really turned on to Ajax now!

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      sean_mcad

      As a Dev I cant get over how responsive this Ajax driven website is!

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      sean_mcad

      As a Dev I cant get over how responsive this Ajax driven website is!

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      Duncanma
      Thanks Sean! Smiley
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      walkman

      i don't know chinese word~~~~~~

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      walkman

      i don't know chinese word~~~~~~

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      Anonymous Programmer

      Sheesh! Get a room.

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      Anonymous Programmer

      Sheesh! Get a room.

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      sean_mcad

      Only thing is...you guys work to hard. I saw the video on channel 9. Working at 2am should only happen if you started at 7pm Smiley

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      sean_mcad

      Only thing is...you guys work to hard. I saw the video on channel 9. Working at 2am should only happen if you started at 7pm Smiley

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      TDavid

      Been exploring SL for a little while now and it has almost limitless possibilities. I've even built and sold a few scripted objects using the LSL scripting language. This is much more than a "game" as people tend to think of MMOs.

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      TDavid

      Been exploring SL for a little while now and it has almost limitless possibilities. I've even built and sold a few scripted objects using the LSL scripting language. This is much more than a "game" as people tend to think of MMOs.

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      nurbles

      Just curious how this isn't just like ActiveWorlds, which has been around for at least TEN YEARS.  Other than being competition for AW, what's actually new about SL?

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      nurbles

      Just curious how this isn't just like ActiveWorlds, which has been around for at least TEN YEARS.  Other than being competition for AW, what's actually new about SL?

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      Heratiki

      I'm an active Second Life member (Currently over a year old) and the difference between the two is that with Second Life you and the people on the game with you control the content...  It's not limited to anything other than try not to make the other guy mad while you fiddle... I've seen it all from Virtual "ladies" to Nuclear Weapons to beautiful weddings...  I even make a small income in Second Life which is also very different from Active Worlds...  That and everything you make is intantaneous...  IE with Active World's it has to be submitted... Well with Second Life if you can think it and dream it then you can probably make it...  It literally is a Second Life...

      Heratiki Turnbull

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      Heratiki

      I'm an active Second Life member (Currently over a year old) and the difference between the two is that with Second Life you and the people on the game with you control the content...  It's not limited to anything other than try not to make the other guy mad while you fiddle... I've seen it all from Virtual "ladies" to Nuclear Weapons to beautiful weddings...  I even make a small income in Second Life which is also very different from Active Worlds...  That and everything you make is intantaneous...  IE with Active World's it has to be submitted... Well with Second Life if you can think it and dream it then you can probably make it...  It literally is a Second Life...

      Heratiki Turnbull

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      fengyihot

      Hey hey. I still know you will not know Chinese, known. You can come to China.

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      fengyihot

      Hey hey. I still know you will not know Chinese, known. You can come to China.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      I met you the other day orcmid, my name was Avid Stilman in the game.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      I met you the other day orcmid, my name was Avid Stilman in the game.

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