11-11-2011 03:40 PM
I'm Aeon Voom and Co-Owner of Olds AFB, a modern combat estate in SL.
Linden Labs asked me to host the games forums here at the end of the month and of course i accepted!
I look forward to some exciting discussions about combat games in SL and of course all other games as well. LL might not know this but i'm an avid board game player in RL. My favorites are things like Murder!, Settlers of Catan, Risk and of course Monopoly!
Some of you may ask: Whats Olds AFB and why does a combat sim owner host the games forums?
All i got to say to that is: The ways of the Lindens are mysterious and hard to understand!
But let me introduce Olds to you some more so you see why we are on games and not on Roleplay:
Olds AFB is an Estate consisting of 9 Sims which are open to modern combat game utilizing the VICE combat system.
(more infos under http://vicecombat.com/ )
We created Olds in the spirit of the Cold War with the NATO forces on one side and the SSR forces on the other. To mix all this a little up we got a small rebel force called ULF (Undine Liberation Front) to fight both sides.
Combat at Olds is thrilling and unique in its own right. Most combat sims are very infantry centric. In our Sims you can also use jets, combat helicopters, tanks, ships and artillery, basically anything to fight your enemy. All vehicles used must be real world units, the same counts for rifles used.
Additionally the entire estate is plastered with a sector based flag system and the teams are constantly fighting for control over the sims.
The outfit of the sims is all handmade with minimal prefab usage. Almost two years ago we started with a desert theme and a few months ago switched to a more green mediterran style. The next outfit is allready planned and will most likely be all in snow. But if this happens this year or next remains to be seen. But one thing for sure: we certainly strive to keep our battlefield fresh and exciting.
Olds is just one modern combat sim in Sl there are alot more to explore among them Gungnir, Oceana and other small places and thats just in VICE. For LLCS there are even a whole lot more like New Jessie, Ordo and Mercz. And the japanese community created a wonderful small urban battlefield called SSOC utilizing ECS.
So you see there is alot to explore and experience and if you got any questions just shoot straight at me. I'm used to it!
12-03-2012 12:47 PM
I tend to agree with Aeon Voom in his comments regarding Vice combat in second life it is so many ways different to internet based FPS shooter games, in the sl environment, participants can make or purchase uniforms and weapons to suit the sim theme.
I reference this section (basically anything to fight your enemy. All vehicles used must be real world units, the same counts for rifles used.) ok so one assumes this is to bring more realism into the game, well now we have to ask a question , well , I do since, when have we seen furry avatars carrying ak 47 rifles and driving tanks and piloting aircraft (etc) in rl combat ? emm? and they are allowed to actually use them in combat ,so what this means the way I read this above statement is in brackets (basically anything to fight your enemy. All vehicles used must be real world units, the same counts for rifles used.) so avatars of a furry look should be allowed to participate as it is a virtual world game also vehicles (etc), so if we want reality to prevail we should all buy real world units and stop playing as a furry and stand in line and be counted ?,interesting Aeon Voom what you are trying to say is buy my product then you in the clan because it lines my pocket with silver and I don’t care if you use the weapons in my sim as you lined my pocket even though I made this statement (real world units)( real world avatars),
Think on it ??