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  1. I would describe Second Life as an on-line, multiuser enviroment that is only limited by a user's imagination and the time and money they want to invest in it.  Its main uses are to facilitate social interaction between users via their avatars and to provide a creative platform for self-expresion and/or to make money.

     


  2. Madelaine McMasters wrote:


    Studio09 wrote:

    Some gaming experience may be beneficial but when one is used to the "feel" of the controls in one ( or more ) games it takes awhile to adjust to a different "feel".  I found/find the controls in this game overly sensitive so that my avi ends up walking in a zig-zag path rather than a straight line.  Reminds me of when I first took my slalom-style whitewater kayak out after having several years experience paddling small white water in an open 2-man canoe.  Pilot friends of mine also mentioned that the same happens when learning to fly.  You end up over-compensating and instead of flying in a straight line you zig-zag.

    I learned to fly a Cessna 152, but also got to take the controls of a Piper Cub. The former is wheel, the latter is stick. That change didn't bother me, I didn't find myself zig zagging. But the 152 had flaps, the Cub did not. That difference results in a huge change in pitch (152 nose down, Cub nose up)) during landing. And you fly the Cub from the back seat, not the front! The first time I tried to land the Cub, I nearly drove it into the ground. After an afternoon of practice in the Cub, I returned to the 152 and it felt like I was flying a hot air balloon. I could not get the damned thing out of the sky.

    So yes, "feel" makes a big difference, and must be shaken. I'm in awe of folks who can land virtually anything (taking off is easy).

    I might have assumed they meant that they zig-zagged, because that was what I did when I first took my kayak out in slow water.  They said I was over-compensating like they did when they learned to fly.

    When I lived in the bush in Alaska, it seemed like everyone had their own plane or at least knew how to fly.  The first time I flew was in a small prop, I think a Cessna.  Every kid in the village could identify the sound of their dad's plane and could recognize any kind of plane flying over by sight.    I always wanted to learn to fly. I was studying the training manual for passing the pilot's test but ended up moving back to the lower 48.  Do you get a chance to do much flying now?

    I understand about the lack of flaps.  The one time I went hang-gliding the instructor emphasized pushing the bar forward to bring the nose up when landing.  Not too far up and stall but enough so we wouldn't take a nose dive into the sand. Edit: Actually he said it was like a controlled stall.

     

     

     


  3. Syo Emerald wrote:

    Thats funny, cause I hated GW2. Its so damn uncomfortable for me. ...

    You must be used to a different game, which is another example of different controls not feeling right to what you are used to.  I think most people have a difficult time getting used to the movement and camera controls of Second Life.  It takes time to adjust.  On my first free shopping expeditions I made my avi walk up and down the stairs, trying to get used to controlling her walking and she ended up falling over the raillings a couple of times.  Good thing there's flying in SL. :smileyhappy:

     

  4. Some gaming experience may be beneficial but when one is used to the "feel" of the controls in one ( or more ) games it takes awhile to adjust to a different "feel".  I found/find the controls in this game overly sensitive so that my avi ends up walking in a zig-zag path rather than a straight line.  Reminds me of when I first took my slalom-style whitewater kayak out after having several years experience paddling small white water in an open 2-man canoe.  Pilot friends of mine also mentioned that the same happens when learning to fly.  You end up over-compensating and instead of flying in a straight line you zig-zag.

    Most of my gaming experience is in games with a god-view where as SL seems to feel more like a first-person shooter game (although I'm not sure since I don't play those games).  Although I wouldn't label myself as a hardcore gamer I have spent the last year and a half playing Guild Wars 2 (love it).  My first MMO.  This Dec I started playing WoW with my friends and I have to say I don't really like it.  I get so frustrated having to come to a stop before casting a spell.  I'm used to the fast-paced combat of GW2.  I've played WoW maybe about a dozen times and my highest character is at level 48 or so but still I haven't gotten used to the feel of it.  So having experience in one game doesn't mean that a new one will feel comfortable.

     

  5. If I ever get back into the game I will be customizing my AO and looking for new hair, and off cource always tweaking the shape.  I did like the free flexi hair I had except it was too long.  I'm not completely happy with mesh hair either so it could be difficult to find something.

    I love seeing all the before and after pictures.  Everybody is looking pretty good now.  Great idea for a thread.

     


  6. LaskyaClaren wrote:

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    On the other hand, there are three items that I think are absolutely vital to one's look for which I ultimately decided I couldn't rely upon freebies: skins, hair, and animations.

    Possibly, again, I am being picky, or maybe the importance I accord these three items just reflects my own personal predilections, but I finally broke down and bought all of these.

    I also spent countless hours tweaking my shape, but that's another story.

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    I completely agree.

    In the last 6 months I've spent less than an hour in game so the transformation of my avi hasn't progressed much since then.

    I started with the standard red headed fashion designer avi and after freebie shopping the first thing I got was an LAQ skin (notice she's still got the stubby arms that LL favors.):

    DianeSummersSL_001_420.png

    I quickly got an Oracul AO since some of the standard LL animations irritated me.

    I replaced my free flexie hair with mesh.  Although I liked the flexie hair it was too long and when dancing passed through both my body and my dance partner's.

    Diane4.png

  7. Don't take it personally.  I knew that as soon as you used the word game there would be someone to bring up the endless discussion here whether SL is a game or not.  Some people have a more narrow definition of what a game is and seem to need to contradict those who do not.  Just ingnore it or this thread could devolve into another one of those discussions.

     

     

  8. Yes, loved the video Coby. 

    We had a cat, Mittens (she had an extra toe on each paw), who was best friends with our 95 lb German Sheppard.  She would ambush him by leaping out from behind a tree when he ran by when we threw the frisbee for him.  She also would throw herself down on her back in front of him and paw at his muzzle.  They slept together and you knew when her claws dug too deep when she kneaded him because he would leap up out of bed with a yelp.

    Soon after we moved to a new house Mittens was laying on the ground in front of a big pine tree in the front yard when this aggressive 30 lb dog from across the street started charging toward her.  She nonchalantly stood up and waited for the dog who started slowing down the closer it got to her.  He stopped about 5 or 6 feet from her and didn't know what to do since she hadn't run.  Completely confused he stiffly, cautiously walked away until he was a safe distance away and then kicked up some grass and dirt with his back feet, trying to still act macho.

    After we had to put down our German Sheppard a neighbor, who was involved with the local animal shelter, brought by a dog for us who looked similar to the aggressive dog across the street.  This dog was used to chasing cats so when she spotted Mittens on the railing on the front porch she tried to chase her but the neighbor had her on a leash.  Mittens arched her back, growled and leaped onto the trespassing dog's back.  The dog freaked out but couldn't get away and Mittens was upset cause this dog didn't leave her yard.  It took several months before the cat and dog became companions and stopped giving the other a wide berth when passing.

     


  9. Kwakkelde Kwak wrote:

    ...I meant was:
    how could it be possibly be harmful
    in the scenario I gave?

    Any harm that may have occurred happened hundreds of years ago.  If you are wanting my OK to appreciate the paintings now, I have no problem with that.  I even appreciate listening to Jackson 5 songs now even though I have no doubt that Michael would have had a happier life if he had been allowed to have a childhood instead of being pushed into being the bread winner of his family at such an early age.

     


  10. Kwakkelde Kwak wrote:


    Studio09 wrote:

    One reason is the same one for the statutory rape law. Many children are easily influenced to do things that are not in their best interests or is against what they want or how they feel.  Some children may have a drive to be in the spotlight but some are pushed by their parents to have their beauty and/or talent exploited.

     

    ... I can't even begin to imagine how a painting of a naked child, displayed hundreds of years after the child's death (again if the child is a real person in the first place) can be harmful for this child in the same way as when it would be raped.

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    Come up with a better agrument please, this is complete nonsense.

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    Yes this is complete nonsense and not what I said.

     


  11. Perrie Juran wrote:


    A3123 wrote:

    The innocence and vulnerability of a naked child should not be portrayed as art. Whether the child is from the 17th or the 21st century makes no difference. A child is a child regardless of which era they were born in.

    You still have not given us a reason WHY?

    One reason is the same one for the statutory rape law. Many children are easily influenced to do things that are not in their best interests or is against what they want or how they feel.  Some children may have a drive to be in the spotlight but some are pushed by their parents to have their beauty and/or talent exploited.

     


  12. Perrie Juran wrote:


    Canoro Philipp wrote:

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    about child pornography, it could bring that kind of controversy if an artist would try to make that kind of art today, in some countries.

    </snip>

    I am aware of that, and I will continue to speak up about such prurient and perverted attitudes.

    Take for example the work of Robert Mapplethorpe or Sally Mann.

    I think whether a painting or a photograph is art or pornography depends on 2 things - the artist and the viewer.  What was the intent of the artist, what were they trying to convey and how does the viewer perceive it.  One person's art is another person's pornography and to some it can be both.


  13. Madelaine McMasters wrote:

    I think I'm gonna be in the minority here, Perrie. I've seen a few classic paintings up close. They don't need any help coming to life. That's why they're classics.

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    The suggestion that the paintings are lacking because they don't move reflects more on the author than the art.
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    I totally agree.  The only picture that I appreciated being animated was one of the first that depicted the water rippling in the light, but then I like landscapes better than portraits.

     

    Edited for spelling

  14. It sounds like fun.  I'm intending to go in world soon (haven't in several months) and this sounds like the perfect opportunity.  I have something else scheduled for this afternoon but maybe I can make it before and/or after.  Take lots of pictures and let us know where we can view them, just in case.  (I've noticed you take really good pictures, as well everyone else in this thread.)

     

     

  15. Happy Friday.  I'm back in sunny Florida.  Got home yesterday after being sick for a week.  Almost every time I go north to visit family for the holidays I get sick.  Whatever anybody has I catch it.  But today is warm and sunny - shirtsleeve weather.  Plan on going for a walk in a little bit.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend.

    P.S. Maddy do you need to shovel?  Just walk over the snow and pack it down, unless it is very deep.  How much do you have?  Coffee/hot chocolate breaks are something to look forward to, at least.

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