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How long have you been a Resident of Second Life?

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Originally since somewhere in the middle of 2008, after a break of a year and a half, I returned 8 months ago.

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A few more months and it would be 13 years. I'm surprised I didn't hear about Second Life sooner. I just happen to be searching for something one day and I saw SL come up in the results. It's a lot easier to find new product developments these days.

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04/24/2013 - (5 years old; 1840 days)

Second Life is the best thing ever for me.

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Just under 12 years for my original account however back then my internet was so bad I had to use the lowest draw distance I could, music turned off and I could not really walk around or explore much due to loading times. I stuck around for awhile before moving on then returned years later when I had a better connection (I still had to use a small draw distance due to loading times but I could at least explore the grid). From there my internet got better and my draw distance increased until a year or 2 ago when my internet started getting worse over time. Now I have a large cache so I can still go to all my favorite places, my draw distance is reasonable but I spend most of my time in one of a few places I own. My internet has gotten so bad that sailing is no longer an option for me and I lost my slip in bay city who knows how long ago. It's gotten to the point where I am now looking at switching ISP's to one which I believe will give me a more reliable connection but possibly not much faster than my old one.

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Being a SL citizen since 2007, im still amazed about the different kinds of people you can meet, and about the experiences you can make in this wonderful world.
Not to mention the evolution from the early standard avatars to the beautiful mesh fashion dolls we have today.

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Started in 2007, so in my 11th year now. Been on and off in that period, some (longer) breaks, but always returning and getting hooked again, mostly due to the interesting and fun people I meet each time :)

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I joined in April 2005 and have always made a home in SL, ever since rushing through the Welcome Area to buy First Land.  So it's been 13 years and a bit, not counting alt time, and excepting a break of a few months in 2008 when I was homeless in RL.  There isn't much that stops me being here. :o)

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Joined (on this account) in Feb 2008, so a bit over 10 years.  I have an older account, but it's older only by about 4 months. :-)

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I first joined sometimes in 2004 and lost my first account because I forgot the last name I had picked.

Then I created this one in June 2004... and I basically never left.

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First account is from 2006, I saw an opinion piece on CNN Money featuring the interest then in RL business in the platform and joined

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I rezzed in January 2012, when the world and its avis were still beautiful. There's still some beauty, but the wastelands of Sansara and the advent of Mesh Heads have increased the ugliness greatly... :(

Though well past the golden age, I'll stay till they obsolete my viewer - the last that will work in XP.

SL almost destroyed my RL (and I mean that as a sort of compliment, that a virtual reality could nearly supplant what to that point I had called 'life')...

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2 hours ago, dwirmjac said:

Though well past the golden age, I'll stay till they obsolete my viewer - the last that will work in XP.

I found a big performance increase in XP machines after switching to Linux (And the newest Firestorm will work there too) not sure if that'S an option for you.

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oh, thanks for the suggestion Fionalein - if they're still supporting the 32-bit Linuxes, I do actually have a dual-boot system (though I haven't accessed my old Linux Mint Cinnamon in a couple of years...)

Seems that decision time is imminent.

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vmware is a possible solution; but if your computer is old enough to need XP it's probably not a viable solution.

Still, on some CPUs etc it can run the SL viewer (on medium or high graphics, I forget which).

 

I made my first account (now an alt) in 2005, this account in 2008; but only really got into the game in nov 2009.

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the first character I made when I was 15 which was 2005, back when bling was popular and still thought of as cool and flexi hair was the best thing ever, textured clothing, I don't even think sculpties were around back then. But I took a break and made a new character in 2007 and have been active since then with a few short breaks here and there and maybe 10 characters all up, I remember my login of my frist character still but his account is now deactivated and our of all the characters, 5 have stores on marketplace that are all very out dated, and all 5 still bring in revenue xD

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I have an alt account that has a Dec 2002 date on it, but I never used it much because I didn't initially like SL at all. 

I came back a few months later  and made this account in beta in May of 2003, which ended up being the one I stayed with.

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