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  1. The Serenity Newbie Center will be hosting a new roleplay series! Our first classes will be on Wednesday August 5th and Thursday August 6th, at 7pm SLT! Come join us! This is a series of classes offered on a recurring basis here at the Newbie Center. You may attend as many as you like, there is no test, but these classes will help you learn to roleplay, and enjoy your time with other roleplayers. We teach two classes twice each month. The first series takes place the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month, at 7pm SLT. The second series takes place on the third Saturday and Sunday of the month, at 9am SLT. We will announce the classes in our discord (https://discord.gg/HPJkEGd) and on our google calendar with our other classes (https://tinyurl.com/SNCclasses). Class One : In our first class of the series, we discuss what roleplay is, how to emote, and some basic dos and don'ts. There is class participation to practice what is learned, and ample time for questions and discussion. The class runs approximately one hour. Class Two: In our second class of the series, we will explore creating characters, the difference between IC and OOC, Limits, Godmoding/Metagaming, and use of external information. Class participation and question and answer time will be included, and the class lasts about an hour. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hidden Serenity/139/134/1264 Questions? Contact Cara Lionheart.
  2. The Serenity Newbie Center will be hosting a new roleplay series! Our first classes will be on Wednesday August 5th and Thursday August 6th, at 7pm SLT! Come join us! This is a series of classes offered on a recurring basis here at the Newbie Center. You may attend as many as you like, there is no test, but these classes will help you learn to roleplay, and enjoy your time with other roleplayers. We teach two classes twice each month. The first series takes place the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month, at 7pm SLT. The second series takes place on the third Saturday and Sunday of the month, at 9am SLT. We will announce the classes in our discord (https://discord.gg/HPJkEGd) and on our google calendar with our other classes (https://tinyurl.com/SNCclasses). Class One : In our first class of the series, we discuss what roleplay is, how to emote, and some basic dos and don'ts. There is class participation to practice what is learned, and ample time for questions and discussion. The class runs approximately one hour. Class Two: In our second class of the series, we will explore creating characters, the difference between IC and OOC, Limits, Godmoding/Metagaming, and use of external information. Class participation and question and answer time will be included, and the class lasts about an hour. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hidden Serenity/139/134/1264 Questions? Contact Cara Lionheart.
  3. I absolutely agree, which is why we're turning that over to the instructors who want to teach the live classes in a much greater detail. I'm confident enough to put my own avatar together but I don't feel like my knowledge encompasses enough variety to be able to do that topic full justice. I'm excited for the avatar classes we have coming up, they should be pretty great! I will also keep trying to find more instructors to teach things like those you mentioned, specifically. I agree they're very needed.
  4. Hi animats, thanks for your input! Let me respond to each one in turn: All of the tutorial rooms have the same content. There is a large red "Start Here" sign with arrows which points down to the sign that tells you how to use them. Following those instructions, you click it, choose which topic you wish from the menu, and all of the boards in the room change to display the information for that topic. So at any given moment, the tutorial rooms might be showing any of 6 different sets of boards. We certainly don't have an issue with multiple people being in a room together if they want to learn the same topics together. But you can imagine, if someone is reading the "Avatar Appearance" boards and someone else comes in and chooses the "Camera Control" boards... well that could be disconcerting. So we ask people to choose unoccupied rooms so there's no conflict. The hallways and stairways are extra wide particularly for that very reason. We felt they were plenty wide enough but if we see anyone having trouble we will definitely make modifications, that's a very good point and one to watch for. I absolutely agree that the mesh clothing is basic information only and could be much more detailed. These boards are meant to be just very basic for newbies who are just trying to sort out things to get started. We also have panels with links to tutorial websites that go into much greater detail on specific topics, and our live classes are designed to be the next step in the learning process. Currently planned are a DJ Boot Camp, Host Boot Camp, Roleplay Class Series, Free Mesh Avatar building lessons (as in how to build a fully mesh avatar completely for free), Avatar Modding for non-human avatars, and the list keeps growing! If you'd like to teach a class, we'd love to have you! And if you'd like to help me re-write some of the board content, I'd be more than happy to have the help there too. Thank you so much for your input and advice, my dream is to build this into a community of people who work together to help others. I'm sorry I missed you when you were here, I am at RL work during the day and must have been on my lunch hour. Hopefully I'll see you around the city!
  5. Garnet, I completely understand your concerns! Actually the only commercial enterprise in our city will be the Waves club (EC Designs is closing after 8 years because I want to focus more on the newbie center and other free things). There is Bound Infinity collars, (I am the creator) and the only collars that are not free are ones where the tos of the mesh components I used to make them requires me to not give them away free. For those, I create texture change huds to justify having to charge the small fee required. The Waves club is completely free and all of the staff at the club are newbie friendly and will happily walk new people over to the Newbie Center and show them our self-teaching rooms and answer questions. The city also has changing rooms, a free bunkroom for homeless avatars, an 80's style arcade, mini golf, underwater racing, helicopters to fly, and all kinds of other things. We don't even have tip jars out anywhere, everything is completely free and I own the sim (have for 7 years), so I can promise that it's not changing. The only place there are tip jars used is for the hosts and djs, and class instructors are allowed to put out a tip jar if they want. I'm very happy to answer any concerns anyone has, and I'm also happy to take suggestions for better ways to help people. I'm not interested in making money, that's what my RL job is for, SL is my outlet. I hope that eases your concerns, and if you want to know anything more specific, please ask away!
  6. Thanks Lindal, I have yes, and we are listed in the Destination Guide.
  7. Garnet, thanks! I'm actually quite literate but we do all make typos sometimes and I completely missed that one. Thanks for pointing that out for me (and so graciously too). I'll be sure to get that fixed!
  8. Are you new to SL and a bit confused about all of the things around? That new resident training was great for some intro basics but what's all this other stuff? We're here to help! We're the Serenity Newbie Center and we love to help new people! We have 4 self-teaching classrooms with easy to read instruction on basic things such as Avatar Appearance, Inventory, Getting Around, Opening Boxes, Giving Items, and Camera Controls. We also have live classes, taught by volunteer instructors, on a variety of topics. And everything is completely FREE. We just want to help you get started in SL and navigate what can sometimes seem a bit confusing and overwhelming. Sound like something you need? Then come on down to see us - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hidden Serenity/139/134/1264 Have questions? Contact Cara Lionheart in world.
  9. Do you have a skill in SL that you'd like to teach to others? Do you have general SL experience that would make you a good mentor to SL newbies? Would you like to help others and join a friendly group? If so, then come see us at the Serenity Newbie Center! We're looking for experienced SL residents who would like to share some of their time to help teach others and/or help brand new players learn their way around this sometimes confusing and overwhelming virtual world. This is an unpaid position, but class instructors are welcome to put out a tip jar during their classes if they desire. If you love to help others, you're the kind of person we need! Contact Cara Lionheart in world or drop by the Newbie Center and find the helper application board inside the classroom (in the back). http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hidden Serenity/139/134/1264 You can also fill out the volunteer application via our google form here - https://tinyurl.com/SNCVolunteers
  10. Do you have a skill in SL that you'd like to teach to others? Do you have general SL experience that would make you a good mentor to SL newbies? Would you like to help others and join a friendly group? If so, then come see us at the Serenity Newbie Center! We're looking for experienced SL residents who would like to share some of their time to help teach others and/or help brand new players learn their way around this sometimes confusing and overwhelming virtual world. This is an unpaid position, but class instructors are welcome to put out a tip jar during their classes if they desire. If you love to help others, you're the kind of person we need! Contact Cara Lionheart in world or drop by the Newbie Center and find the helper application board inside the classroom (in the back). http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hidden Serenity/139/134/1264 You can also fill out the volunteer application via our google form here - https://tinyurl.com/SNCVolunteers
  11. The Serenity Newbie Center will be hosting a new roleplay series! This is a series of classes offered on a recurring basis here at the Newbie Center. You may attend as many as you like, there is no test, but these classes will help you learn to roleplay, and enjoy your time with other roleplayers. We teach two classes twice each month. The first series takes place the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month, at 7pm SLT. The second series takes place on the third Saturday and Sunday of the month, at 9am SLT. We will announce the classes in our discord (https://discord.gg/HPJkEGd) and on our google calendar with our other classes (https://tinyurl.com/SNCclasses). Class One : In our first class of the series, we discuss what roleplay is, how to emote, and some basic dos and don'ts. There is class participation to practice what is learned, and ample time for questions and discussion. The class runs approximately one hour. Class Two: In our second class of the series, we will explore creating characters, the difference between IC and OOC, Limits, Godmoding/Metagaming, and use of external information. Class participation and question and answer time will be included, and the class lasts about an hour. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hidden Serenity/139/134/1264 Questions? Contact Cara Lionheart.
  12. I am preparing to transfer my region to another avatar, and I'm wondering what happens to the items that are on the sim. Do they remain during the transfer or do we have to pick everything up and then re-create the sim after the transfer is completed? We want everything to stay the same, just the ownership to change. Is that possible, or does it get wiped clean in the process of transferring?
  13. To all who asked if we will be doing this again, the answer is yes! We plan to do this at least once a month. We also do DJ Boot Camps periodically, so keep an eye on the forums, or join our group in world to get notices when they are coming up again! You can find us in world here - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hidden Serenity/129/128/1264 There is usually someone around to answer questions, or you can always send me an IM in world - Cara Doulton (cara.lionheart) and I'd be happy to help!
  14. ~Waves~ Has Openings! ~ We have a couple of perm spots open for Hosts, and are looking for fill-in/cover DJ and Host staff currently. ~ Tips are 100% yours, and the club takes no donations for itself. ~ We are newbie friendly and happy to help you learn! We have DJ and Host training sessions which are completely free and open to all. ~ Moderate sim, nudity allowed, child avatars prohibited. ~ All music/genres/event ideas welcome! ~ Drop by and see us, and dance on the water with us! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hidden Serenity/104/128/1265 ~ Apply online at https://forms.gle/D5LbiEsStPSdtPEw6. Questions? Contact Cara Doulton (cara.lionheart) in-world.
  15. Hi Thronduin! ~ Waves ~ has a couple of host openings, you can find out all the details and fill out our online application here - https://forms.gle/D5LbiEsStPSdtPEw6. We are a newbie friendly club, all staff keeps 100% of their tips, and the club doesn't put out a tip jar for itself at all, so all of those tips go to staff alone. I'd be happy to show you around, we have sets going most days in the afternoons/evenings. You can find us here - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hidden Serenity/104/128/1265 And you can contact me in world most days between 8am - 5pm slt. Cara Doulton (cara.lionheart)
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