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I was like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. What I found was a magical place and I still look at it in awe!

I seem to suck friends in and my early and oldest friends are my most special. I don't see them much, but we just take up where we left off. That's the truth of real friendship even if its virtual.

The forum is a special place. You can get to know people before meeting up and its seamless. Breakfast Club is unmissable, but I also hang out in other groups where dancing is usually the big thing plus local chat.

I got drawn into taking photos and that has become a big thing for me! That led to the Forum Angels and this gang of photo obsessive girls are like sisters to me. We chat and we take up where we left off. It's truly amazing here!

Obviously I spend time alone shopping but that often ends up with a chat with a stranger. I go shopping with some of the Angels. But I play dress up alone.

Oh and I'm ten months in world today.....    :)

 

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Whenever i go out i just get thirsty comments so i stay in. no use going out if nobodys going to bother reading my profile before trying to ERP grossly at me.

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On 3/1/2019 at 6:07 PM, LittleMe Jewell said:

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.

All of this is a ditto for me. Same inworld Forum, same Hangout. 

/waves to Lil 😊

I used to be extremely social in SL. Now, not much at all. I consider it my escape from my busy work days and prefer to be alone, exploring, photographing things, and playing dress up or decorating my sim. I find it incredibly relaxing to not have to deal with anyone or anything for whatever time period I might be inworld. I don't even hang out with my partner/husband much when he's online (not like I can't see him right next to me anyway most of the time). I can muster the social side now and then, I still enjoy showing up for periodic get-togethers at the Cartel Hangout or at The Listening Room mostly when Ghosty is spinning tunes. Other than that, I'm on my own mostly. I like my own company.

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On 3/1/2019 at 6:07 PM, LittleMe Jewell said:

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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4 hours ago, Elora Lunasea said:

All of this is a ditto for me. Same inworld Forum, same Hangout. 

/waves to Lil 😊

 

/me waves to Elora

The Hangout will always be a home of sorts for me in SL, but with work being more hectic these days, I very much love my solitude times in SL.

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I do all the time. I treat my avi's as dolls. lol. I also am learning to build so that I can make my sim myself. I find it hard to make friends here in sl. Every time I do, it ends up in a lot of drama so I end up back on my sim alone. I mostly like it that way.

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I like to explore alone. Also spend a lot of time checking group messages and getting gifts. And it's always fun to try them out. Even if most don't fit quite well, does that so make up for the lost time.

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Yeah! When I wait for my friends to go on. I like to shop alone, bc even in real life I often feel weird shopping with others. I like to take my time and with others I typically feel rushed

 

I do a good 50 percent of my time playing alone, and the other 50 percent with friends. Good balance!

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My desire for company is inversely proportional to the number of online friends, and vice versa.

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Sometimes I do enjoy working on a new look for my avatar, or giving my home a re-do, or doing a photoshoot, but even then I am usually chatting with friends in IM (an old friend from 2009 or so has recently returned to SL which is nice).  About a year ago I discovered two new sims/communities and I've made a lot of new friends through them too.

I am sometimes logged in early in the day when none of those friends are online, so I am still alone at those times even when I don't want to be, but I am with or chatting with others as much as possible.

Times I really DO want to be alone, I log in with an alt. My alts have no friends. :P

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As a general loner and spending most of my time doing my thing while keeping myself pleasantly entertained, I decided to upgrade a rather dusty and forlorn alt with items from the Skin Fair just a few weeks ago. Then subsequently invested exclusive time in tweaking, adjusting, updating her wardrobe, and giving her first dibs on lucky chair waiting time etc., she finally surpassed a 90%+ acceptable level of appearance, at which time she was ready to be presented to the world.

What followed was more attention than usual, more empty conversations than before, and more interference from others in general, than I recall previously. With what seemingly appears to be arguably my most appealing avatar to date she could almost be labelled as a burden already.

I'm not into relationships per se, certainly not in SL, but to escape the general male populous I gravitated towards a few of the nicer ones in an effort to dissuade others so they'd leave me alone. But in doing so struck up two separate relationships in the past 10 days, they both seem smitten. I quite enjoyed the courting phases, but now I get messaged the second I log on if they happen to be online at the same time. My fault for getting involved to the extent I did in the first place as a means of escape and it was fun for a while, but now I find myself not logging on as this avatar because I don't want to be bothered constantly by my love interests.

No doubt we all enjoy praise and admiration for the work and time we put into our avatars, but being overly attractive has its downsides.

Time to become distant again, I need the peace and quiet only I can give myself.

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Easiest way to avoid unwanted male attention is make a male alt. I recently changed my girl alt back to male because I was so fed up with it.

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8 hours ago, Matty Luminos said:

Easiest way to avoid unwanted male attention is make a male alt. I recently changed my girl alt back to male because I was so fed up with it.

Yeah, but I don't want to be a male and I don't know how to be a male.

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Come to the dark side you two! Driders are genderless according to lore, so no hassles there. and no that's not an invite for anyone to come join me 😁

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While far from the most sociable person ever, I’d not entirely do without it—there’d still be plenty to do but, tiresome and even irritating as it can sometimes be, socializing entertains me... and yes, sometimes fulfills me (gasp!). What I reject is some people’s notion that, SL being often considered a social game / platform, it amounts to a requirement. They’re, ironically, those I’d least interact with.

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I don't know.

I've been more social in my early years in SL, but as time progressed and places, that I used to frequent, vanished, I found myself staying more and more on my home parcel and I don't log in as often as I used to. When I'm online, I use my time for shopping and decoration. So being alone on SL has just happened over time.

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Syo continues to be my spirit-Elf!
I used to be a lot more social, but gradually, it became less and less, up to the point where most of the time  I only leave my home to go to a sandbox because I need to rez someting with more LI than I have. I spend the majority of my time just outfitting my avatar, modding stuff for it, taking a picture every once in a while or just decorate in my home.
I may go out to shop for something, or even go to busy sims to observe people, but I don't really socialise when doing so.
There are some exceptions, though.

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22 minutes ago, Sukubia Scarmon said:

Syo continues to be my spirit-Elf!

And I like that!  😊 You know we talked about being so similar in certain ways, but equally scared to contact the other.

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I've had a number of avs over the years and have split my time between each of them which has resulted in not having accumulated as many friends as I might otherwise have done. But the friends I do have I tend to speak with in IM and so am pretty much left to my own devices inworld.

I enjoy travelling around the grid in vehicles of various sorts, and belonging to a handful of groups relating to this I enjoy seeing active group chat... I'm even known to rarely post the odd comment, but I'm fairly quiet by nature anyway.

Good to learn about the forum group... another group in which I can lurk whilst flying/driving/sailing.

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1 hour ago, Walpurgisnacht said:

I've had a number of avs over the years and have split my time between each of them which has resulted in not having accumulated as many friends as I might otherwise have done. But the friends I do have I tend to speak with in IM and so am pretty much left to my own devices inworld.

Likewise. I chat with my friends in IM far more often than I hang out with them inworld.

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For the most part. I'm as introverted in SL as I am in RL. In fact, SL is one of the things/places I go to when I finally get alone time in RL, and get to recharge my batteries. I'll go shopping and do all of those other things, alone. That said, I'll still answer an IM, assuming I'm not busy or AFK. Although, with that said, I'll also set myself as busy or AFK, and have auto-responses enabled, if/when I am. 

So if you see me in-world some time, don't be afraid to say hello. If you consider yourself shy or socially awkward in any way. Well, nothing to fear. I'm as socially awkward as you can get thanks to my Asperger's (it's Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month, which is why I'm mentioning it). 

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That's how I play now. All my friends quit and I'm just coming back after a 4 year break. I don't mind it so much since I'm often exploring what is new inworld.

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