This is my LAST Second Life Post

Linden Lab has done a lot of dumb things over the years, but their latest move is quite possibly the dumbest!  So dumb in fact, that I am basically calling it quits on Second Life. Over the last few months, the "Terms Of Service Gestapo" has been banning a lot of long time players, with …

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Linden Labs announces Second Life Reboot — All of Second Life PANICS!

The official word came this week from Linden Labs CEO: "Linden Lab is working on a next generation virtual world that will be in the spirit of Second Life, an open world where users have incredible power to create anything they can imagine and content creators are king. This is a significant focus for Linden …

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Memo’s from the Metaverse

Today marks the 10th anniversary of joining Second Life.  I thought about trying to update my avatar, in game, maybe with one of the new mesh avatars, but didn't. My avatar in Second Life hasn't changed in 3 years, mostly because I haven't played much in 3 years.  I basically log in at least once …

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3D Virtual Worlds vs. MMORPGs

I have spent 9 years exploring 3D Virtual Worlds, and 8 years playing MMORPGs.  For the longest time they felt like two different experiences.  3D Virtual Worlds are a creative outlet, while MMORPGs are a mostly cooperative gaming experience.  It seems that recently they have been merging. I have not been adding many new virtual …

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Book Review: “Ready Player One”

So far I have only done one book review on this blog.  I read more than that of course, I just stick to talking about books that echo the themes of this blog.  The novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline does just that. Ready Player One is one of the latest young adult dystopian …

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3D Virtual Worlds Are In Decline

Catching up with the news on 3D Virtual Worlds, has been getting a little depressing lately.  Bottom line: they are all down in traffic. Lets start with some news on the LL/SL front:  Linden Lab announced two weeks ago that they bought an interactive fiction company called LittleTextPeople. The small company develops 2D interactive fiction …

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Metaverse in Transition

I have not written anything in a couple of weeks because I have been busy working on the sequel. Meanwhile...  There are many little things going on in metaverse land worth bringing up. First, is the fast decline of Worlds of Warcraft. They are losing net subscribers at a rate of about 100,000 a month.  …

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Seven Years in Second Life

A thread at Second Life Universe put up a challenge to show the evolution of your avatar.  I decided to participate.   Even though I first did this three years ago on my 4th anniversary, I thought it was worth updating. 2004: Creepy system avatar.  Some would call this a "classic" SL avatar.   For me it …

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