reply to post by Swills
As Homer said above, secondlife is sorta like a world itself, not a game. Here are some interesting facts-
1)There is a working economy (you don't need to join it) and all things inside can be purchased inside the world with this currency. One unit of
currency is called a "Linden", and though you can purchase Lindens with real money, you can also acquire Lindens through other means. Workings,
selling art, building objects and homes and really anyway you can think of.
2) "Everything" within secondlife was created at one time by a user. Meaning, the entire world, everyone in it, every building, animal, cloud, plant,
etc- was user generated. There is nothing in secondlife that was not made by one of its citizens, and the land spans for 100s of miles of cities,
country side, alien landscapes and whatever else you can imagine.
3) Famous folks have visited secondlife, all sorts, I think even Obama made a visit there. I can't quote the names of the all cus I don't care about
about famous people and don't pay attention.
4) Lindens actually transfer into real currency in the real world. I don't know the transfer rate, but people have made actual real world fortunes off
making Lindens and turning them into real dollars, selling land, items they invent, cyber fashion or avatars, etc. I myself made over 50,000 Lindens
in my first month playing just selling artwork for people to hang in their homes. I think that translated to like 50 bucks in the real world at that
time. The economy may trade higher or lower right now since its an active economy that fluctuates like any other.
Great place, and easy to learn.
Like I said, I used to have morning coffee there, and met a good chat group that did the same. It was fun! I haven't been there in a long time, but if
you are gunna try and build a little get together place, I'd love to come and help or at least say hi.
edit on 16-7-2011 by Mr Mask because: (no reason given)