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Sure.  Visit Caledon Oxbridge University in world and start working through their excellent self-paced tutorials.  You'll be likely to meet one or more helpful people there who act as mentors and can answer some of your specific questions.  The other place to try, for the same reason, is NCI.  You should be able to find both of those places easily in Search or by typing a name into the search field in your map view.  If you somehow missed doing some of the skill-building exercises at Social Island, I'd recommend going there too.

It's hard to know what to recommend beyond that, because I can't guess what you are hoping to find.  Second Life does not have goals, or levels.  There are no ranks to earn, dragons to slay, or treasures to discover.  It is not what most people would call a "game", any more than your normal life is a "game".  This is a social environment -- a place to meet people, create things, explore, play real games in specific regions, buy and sell items, ....   In other words, this is very much like Real Life except that you can fly and teleport and you never have to wash dishes, clean the cat box, or do laundry.   SL is whatever you make of it. (One of the early mottos here was "Your World --- Your Imagination", which pretty much sums it up.) 

 

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Sure.  Visit Caledon Oxbridge University in world and start working through their excellent self-paced tutorials.  You'll be likely to meet one or more helpful people there who act as mentors and can answer some of your specific questions.  The other place to try, for the same reason, is NCI.  You should be able to find both of those places easily in Search or by typing a name into the search field in your map view.  If you somehow missed doing some of the skill-building exercises at Social Island, I'd recommend going there too.

It's hard to know what to recommend beyond that, because I can't guess what you are hoping to find.  Second Life does not have goals, or levels.  There are no ranks to earn, dragons to slay, or treasures to discover.  It is not what most people would call a "game", any more than your normal life is a "game".  This is a social environment -- a place to meet people, create things, explore, play real games in specific regions, buy and sell items, ....   In other words, this is very much like Real Life except that you can fly and teleport and you never have to wash dishes, clean the cat box, or do laundry.   SL is whatever you make of it. (One of the early mottos here was "Your World --- Your Imagination", which pretty much sums it up.) 

 

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Here you ask a question and get an answer. Asking if you can talk to someone gets you a short conversation. Yes, then you are done.

Ask a question that will prompt an anwer you may want.

Assuming your are asking what SL is and how to use it...

First SL is not a game in the strick sense of "a game". There is no goal, score, rank, grind, levels... There are however games within Second Life. Use the Destination Guide to find them. There are skill games, a form of gambling... sort of, there are role play games. Racing games, sailing games, airplane games - dog fights, table games... it goes on and on.

There is an economy, US$600 million per year. People make 5 and 6 digit incomes from Second Life.

It is a social network. People meet, fall in love, cheat, fight, do drama and on and on.

There is no one to tell you what to do. SL is about the most free 'country' you'll ever visit. That is a problem for those used to being told what to do. There is almost no structure imposed on users. That leaves some people totally a drift. 

There is land to buy and use. But, it isn't required. People live productive/fun second lives without land.

There are dances, live music by big names and unknowns, live kareoke...

If you have imagination, you can make SL whatever you want it to be. If not, you'll be at a loss and find it boring.

With this information, ask a better question.

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