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Hello, just wondering if any of you like playing SL alone, like you just login, dressing up your avi and stuff, continue decorate your parcel, go shopping, and then log off? :)

For me, since my old friends and lover mostly gone and dunno where to met, I ended up staying at my parcel all time and playing like The Sims :D

How about you guys?

 

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2 hours ago, elixdude said:

Hello, just wondering if any of you like playing SL alone, like you just login, dressing up your avi and stuff, continue decorate your parcel, go shopping, and then log off?

Sure, there are some things which can and should be done alone.
While im happy sometimes to get some wise suggestions how to impove the place i call home, its me who has to shop, rez, modify and arrange all that things. No one would stand next to me for hours, watching me moving items from A to B. Not to mention, i wouldnt like to be forced to say "No, im not tired. Im not going to lay down on this beach towel with you."

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Well I play SL alone a lot of the times, indeed just shopping, trying outfits and a lot spending time making phoo's. But, even though on screen I am alone, I usualy have an IM or two running with friends. Have a lot of contacts I hardly ever meet in world but chat with all the time.

So like playing sims with a chatbox I guess ;)

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When I was new, I spent a lot of time on my own wandering around looking at the amazing things people had made. It was in the days of prim building and utterly magic. On the weekends I did much the same with a friend.

Now I like having time on my own to build and stuff and time talking with friends. Most of them are builders too, so it can be a bit like a knitting circle :)

What I have lost interest in is spending much time fixing up my avatar. I want it to be easy and quick so I can get back to more interesting things.

 

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I am quite happy when I have some alone time in SL.  I like to landscape my sim alone or work on other stuff in peace but I am much happier when my partner logs in and he has been there for 10 years.  My best friends and I have a group and start a group chat wherever we are in SL and chat on and off without necessarily needed to have our avi's together and respectful enough to know the others might be busy so long responses are pretty normal.  So for me its a happy mix of alone and in company.

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Other people can be distracting and/or irritating. I very rarely seek the attention of anyone in particular. I prefer to focus on myself alone and spend the bulk of my time on my lonesome doing what I want to do. 

The only time I interact with others is to thank them for their plaudit when I venture out to pose, or I may converse for a while with someone if they surprised me with a gift from my wishlist. The minuscule remainder of the time I may socialise with an individual but it rarely extends beyond that session. I don't like interruptions or clingy and needy people.

SL is a place to be selfishly self-centered, with the occasional spurt of sociability on my terms.

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4 hours ago, elixdude said:

Hello, just wondering if any of you like playing SL alone, like you just login, dressing up your avi and stuff, continue decorate your parcel, go shopping, and then log off? :)

For me, since my old friends and lover mostly gone and dunno where to met, I ended up staying at my parcel all time and playing like The Sims :D

How about you guys?

 

Did that for about 10 years. Then I was gone for 4 years. Came back around October last year but haven't logged in, in a month or so. At least, for a few years there I could hang out on my land and the FS support group at the same time for up to 18 hours a day. What can I say? It was contact with the "outside" world. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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I find it is easier to do the creative things I love to do when I am alone, and that most people who want to be with me, do not really have much to offer to make my SL any more interesting, there are a few exceptions but not very many.

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6 hours ago, elixdude said:

Hello, just wondering if any of you like playing SL alone, like you just login, dressing up your avi and stuff, continue decorate your parcel, go shopping, and then log off? :)

For me, since my old friends and lover mostly gone and dunno where to met, I ended up staying at my parcel all time and playing like The Sims :D

How about you guys?

 

You described my routine. :D

As I don't have much time to be in world on week days, generally only later at night, I have to optimize my time on these days. So I use to play focused on creative activites on my own. However I can do that while chatting with friends without any problems, I just don't hangout too much.

And on the weekends I tend to be more sociable, like hanging out, going to clubs and exploring in group, it's something I definitely like too, just not my priority.

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Not a parcel owner (at least not yet, anyhow), but more often than not I'll typically do just about everything else you described. I prefer doing said things with others, but having some IM conversations about anything under the weather will generally satiate my need for socializing in-world. Honestly I find that easier than hopping into a random bar/club and uttering a few hellos before inevitably sitting there in silence until I get the idea to move elsewhere. 

But then again, I still need to improve on my end a bit on taking initiative to approach people, I guess. Anyhow, yeah, alone or with others, it can still be a decent time.

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I never had someone to play SL with me, so almost 12 years playing alone :/

I usually talk with a few friends I still have - but most of time i'm 100% alone :/ 

Maybe because I like to create new scripts and stuff (that takes time).

❤️ But im looking forward to make new friends :) so please send me a message/ friendship request, I'll be more than glad to be it *-*

 

 

 

 

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I prefer to spend my sl time alone. I like to do what I want, when I want. I will chat in IMs with friends on occasion, but we are seldom in the same sim at the same time. My sl login time is unpredictable and I have to log off with no warning sometime. I also really cherish the quiet after having to talk all day at work, and all evening to family. Introverts unite! 🤪

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I've had many social interactions in SL from chatting with strangers to working with customers or just hanging out with friends. I do like playing SL alone as well for the freedom to do what you want but I don't shun any attempts at contact. My personal sense of balance makes me seek both solitude and the presence of others.

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This made me chuckle a little bit.  The first 8 months I was in SL I was completely alone and lost in the magic of SL.  When a neighbor came walking toward my house...naked...I even panicked and logged out before I could tell if she was coming to my house :D   I was happy to just build and script until I finally got bored of that.

I had actually logged out for the last time. I closed my account but a couple weeks later decided I really like that solitary time to create and requested (and was granted) that my account be reinstated.  So I went back to what I was doing..and keeping a wary eye out for naked neighbors...until another neighbor - a stranger - IMd me about building (our common interest) and in the ensuing conversation we became great friends. 

He was very social and had lots of friends - some of which became mine. The following months showed me lots of social interaction that I had never appreciated before that and got me hooked on SL.  Above this is lots of great advice - let people know your interests and be willing to take a chance - but if you've enjoyed your SL up until now, don't give all that away when you do get more friends.  Those quiet moments can still be rewarding.

 

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Basically most of my SL time is spent alone almost most of the time whenever my partner ain’t really on all that much; 90% of the things i can do on my own w/out the need of him being online like shop’n around, trying on demo stuff, rearranging furnitures around the house, customizing my avi. in my own unique way and such…Only time when he’s ever online is mostly just to have some chit chats with him bout our days *I.R.L.*, or him asking my opinions on clothes he wears on his avi., and try’n to see what looks good and what not…So yea, way before i met him, most of my (alone) time was pretty much just spent exploring around various sims, 🚶🏼‍♀️and occasionally chat’n in IMs with a few friends i’ve made…Just like yesterday and the day before when he wasn’t on, i just went around exploring, then if i find some good sims to hang out at, i’d give him the LMs, so that the next time he’s on, we can go exploring together…😍 

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I'm more than happy to just spend time alone with myself. Its the reason I tend to visit places that don't have large crowds, or a lot of people.

I'm usually just listening to the music stream. or taking pictures for my SL feed or Flickr.

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In my early SL years, 2006 and later, I had many friends.
All friends of the past are gone and I find it very difficult to make new friends so most of the time I am alone in SL. I sail a lot and i fly a lot. SL is still fun but the good old days are gone....

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I came to SL shortly before an inworld Forum group was created and their Hangout created.  Back then, I spent a good portion of my time at the Hangout socializing. These days, the vast majority of my time is spent alone -- shopping, playing dress-up, doing hunts, or just general exploring - but I don't mind at all.  I still sometime attend social functions or chat with folks that I see when exploring, but otherwise, my SL social time is here on the Forums.

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I was alone for the first part of my SL life. Now that I have my sister, we go and do things and we have met people that have become friends. Plus the forum hangout group gets me out for parties. But I do like my alone time when I'm taking most of my photos or setting up a scene.

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Oh I didn't know there's forum hangout group :o 

Might interested to join soon :D 

 

 

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I spent most of my time alone not long after I first began. Of the friends who were with me in the beginning, one left sl and the other, we have kind of lost track of each other day to day. But we still see each other sometimes.  I still like exploring, dancing at Sexy Nude Beach (great radio) or exploring. It was years before I found a social group. But then five years ago, I came back in to explore BDSM and found a fantastic community. 

These days are spent with my very special puppy. So I rarely have time alone. But we've been talking about how to arrange some solitude for me. Time zones and schedules usually mean that when I log on he's been missing me for a bit. While I've been sleeping and/or working, so either unconscious or frenetic. Not a lot of opportunity for missing someone. We're not super good at alone time when we can be together, times I've tried it I've missed him like crazy.  But I know it's important because, without it, I get crazy myself. 

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Same scenario as many others, I've had a few friends in the far past, but since they've left SL, I haven't really made new ones. I'm content to tinker with my place, my outfits, exploring for new places to take pics, going to live shows. I have two monitors, so when I'm at my desk I'm almost always logged into SL on one of them just for the sense of being there (rather addicted) and doing something else on the other... watching a show, playing a game, browsing facebook, etc. until there's something I feel like actively doing in SL.

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