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  1. Someone's real life issues are not something you play pretend with. Offering to listen to someone discuss their troubles is one thing but presenting yourself as a councilor or therapist is dangerous territory. No accredited or licenced therapist should to open themselves up to the legal and moral trouble something like this could bring. Second Life is not a secure place for this. You can find dozens of horror stories of people trying to do this online and using the private information they learn to blackmail or abuse vulnerable people. I'm not saying that is your intention, but this is not something I can personally approve of.
  2. Thanks so much for all of the suggestions, everyone! I got shown around Izzie's yesterday and picked up a new BOM skin from Session and it's really looking good. I'll take a look at stray dog for my male Avi later too!
  3. If investors are to blame it wouldn't be because of some shady reason. Changing financial backing for a company can mean a lot of internal movement and work, so it would make sense the Lindens are really busy this month!
  4. Hey! Welcome to second life. Those parts can't be taken off, as they are part of the base avatar. Basically those parts can only be swapped out with other pieces. A full body alpha will hide them however, in favor of your mesh parts.
  5. Hey! I want to broaden my skin selection for my avatars, both male and female. I'd really like skins that aren't perfect baby-smooth with realistic blemishes or age lines. What are everyone's favorite makers? I have mostly Catwa or AK heads but I'm down to look into another brand of head to get the look I'm going for. Unfortunately since Genius isn't available at this time skins for Genius wouldn't do me much good
  6. Filing a second DMCA means the person who filed it is usually willing to defend it in court. That doesn't make it any more or less legitimate because we have no facts, but Genius may be gone for a long time now.
  7. Absolutely on this. I roleplayed long before second life but my first time roleplaying in second life was in a private group running a Sci Fi RP. It's not normally my thing but it fit my desire to have a set group for regular weekly games. It was fun, but I got busy and eventually disinterested and moved on. Played on a few various RP sims, and I have positive memories of a few that are long gone. I have a habit of getting invested in brand new ones (which I prefer to ones where I'm breaking into groups that are established for years and less welcoming to new folks) but new sims often don't have the staying power. I realized what I wanted wasnt out there so I started to build it myself.
  8. God, I haven't heard Elf Only Inn in ages and I forgot just how perfectly it encapsulated online roleplay at the time. I wonder if it's still online. I think there's some truth to most of the things posted here. There are a lot of flaws that can ultimately sink a sim. I know a lot of people point to the 'my way or the highway' approach to admin / staff control, but the other extreme is an admin that lets people get away with everything and finds themselves paying for a sim filled with stories or roleplay they don't enjoy... And that's when it tends to get shut down. There's a much softer middle ground there, to establishing a community with a community culture. Every single rule or admin action shapes sim culture, and I think a lot of new sim owners don't consider that. If they have a massive set of hoops everyone must jump through to progress in rank or story, those need to be consistent for everyone or you see frustrations and upset players over special treatment. If you have factions where only one faction gets a lot of attention/stories then you're gonna see that faction thrive and others atrophy. If you allow a freeform of avatars you're gonna get that mixed elf only inn style feel, which is going to attract people who want that but not folks looking for a more cohesive experience. If you have a novel of rules you might deal with players getting real rules-lawyery on each other. If you have no rules or rules too lenient you might see someone pushing their luck to the detriment of other players. It's really all about finding the balance that the sim owner wants, and finding other people who want the same. Anyone who makes a sim trying to appeal to everyone will find themselves appealing to no one. Better to carve out a niche that you enjoy and find others who want it.
  9. Thanks for the kind words, Garnet! I'm really glad you enjoyed exploring my fun project I suppose I didn't clarify in the first post that the adult rating is primarily there to avoid long-term issues with any adult themes that may come up in plotlines, but the focus is not adult situations in the stories. Definitely understand that won't be for everyone. ❤️
  10. Hey SL denizens. I recently picked up a homestead to enjoy and build but I'm not really sure if I have the desire to nurture a proper RP sim community (as I recognise the insane amount of work that goes into building and running a growing one) and would much rather have a smaller group of tight knit roleplayers who want to RP, run stories, and be part of a little community with me. Here are some lazy bullet points of information: The setting I've built is medieval fantasy with a lean into Steampunk as the highest possible tech. Sim is currently a pair of islands with forests / ponds / lakes and a small town square and a temple. Construction is (mostly) done but there are still some seams and interiors to finish or add. I'm plan to GM stories (and have a lot of ideas) but I would love if someone else had the GMing bug and wanted to run stories as well so we could share and tell stories as a group The plan is for this setting to be fairly open-ended with a focus on adventure and dealing with mysterious threats I'd really like to let a few people live on the sim, have Rez rights (likely granted after I get to know you) and be able to set up a home. I do not want to charge rent. Just looking for like-minded folks looking for somewhere to RP and live ❤️ Currently not asking for applications but have rules about the sorts of characters / power / etc is permitted. This might change. The sim is rated adult and child avatars are not permitted, sorry. I have set up the sim to be able to change season, to keep everything fresh. Here is the short-form of the setting: Welkin Sanctuary is a strange cross-roads between realms, a valley with mountains shrouded in mist with relics of a long-forgotten sky goddess dotting the snowy peaks. Here an isolated but mostly abandoned village and temple remains maintained by the few that call this place their home. Nearly anyone can come to the Sanctuary, and many do by accident. A dimensional door gone awry, a portal in a lake, a dream... No one knows the road to Sanctuary. Sanctuary finds them and opens her gates to those she sees worthy and unique. She holds no prisoners and those who have arrived may move freely to and from her lands at will. It only takes a desire to see her skies again to return. Most technology does not work in Sanctuary. While some have found use with steam engines or other manual machines, anything more advanced than that will fail. The air is thick with magic, and beasts of great power and myth fill the skies. Some images are attached but I made a small gallery here that shows a bit of the build. https://imgur.com/a/i2QHXEU You can find the rules and information if you pop in world to see my work: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Expresso Island/145/111/2994 You can also poke me in world if you want. ❤️ I just want a nice little RP group.
  11. This honestly sounds like 100% my kind of place, as it sounds perfect for pick-up RP. I have a whole host of characters who have never seen much use, just because I don't know where to put them.
  12. Hi everyone! A couple of friends and I are making a small RP group that's not attached to any specific RP sim. We've instead been building a community and roleplaying among ourselves using our own parcels or public spaces. (In group chat, of course.) We're looking for more people to join us in our ongoing story and to also hang out with OOC. We also like to do things like shopping events, building, and hunts. None of us are super elitist, but we've all got several years of roleplay experence. We tend to lean towards shorter and quicker posts than long-form paragraphs. Here's some basic info on the setting we're basing our characters in: Setting themes: Survival/Horror/Steampunk/Celtic Fantasy. Tech Level: Gunpowder and Steam power intermix with witchcraft and druidic magics. Radios carry signals far further than they should, due to the nature of the mist that blankets the land. Travel: The mists shorten or elongate travel seemingly at a whim. Places someone has been to before can be found in minutes but new landmarks may take weeks. (This is how we account for using landmarks across the grid.) Magic: All magic is drawn from elemental or nature sources. Common friendly (player) races: Human, elven, Beastmen(and women), Fae, half-breeds. Common hostile races: Fae (Seelie and Unseelie), goblinoids, wolves (dire, were), Blight-creatures, undead. --- The world of Ephemeral is a place thick with eldrich magic, where the night is dark and full of terrors. Characters find their way in after a fateful encounter with a pale horseman, waking in the mist-filled forests of Ephemeral. If they are lucky, they'll survive their first night. If they are blessed, travelers with friendly intent will find them and take them in. The unlucky are taken by the Fae, or worse. Ephemeral takes place on an uncharted land shrouded in near constant fog. Paths constantly change and shift, but landmarks are often easy to re-find once found. Travel works... strangely. All resources must be coveted, and the ruins and found technology give hint of a civilization long past. Most people live nomadic lifestyles, hunting both for themselves and to trade to others. What villages stand rely on these traders, hunters, and scavengers. The forest is filled with magic creatures, both hostile and benign. Fae courts rule within the mists, binding forest spirits to their will and using them to leverage caravans and cities for tribute and offerings. Few are brave enough to go to battle against the overwhelming power of the forest. The mists keep secrets, sometimes for ten minutes, sometimes for ten decades. So if this interests you, contact Bitterthorn Resident in game. :)
  13. Been awhile, time to give this another shot. :D I've been in SL for awhile now and I primarily use it as a roleplay platform. I've been roleplaying online for years so I'm well versed in it, as well as seeking out some RP Sims but right now I'm itching for a specific sort of roleplay: I am, shamelessly, a sucker for a good Medieval-fantasy era romance. I don't mean an unrealistic instant hookup, but well written and intense romantic pairings. I like romances with the backbone of a good story, a good world, good plot, drama, direction, etc. I would like a roleplay partner comfortable with crafting stories and building worlds with me. I bring more than 15 years of roleplay experience to the table, an open and honest attitude, and a lust for new things. I'm not much of a long-form paragraph roleplayer, I have a strong preference towards faster, more compact (3-7 sentences, more when story calls for it) posts. A little about me: I keep a small sky box I love to decorate for various roleplay scenes. I'd love to explore unique places as backdrops for RP. I am also happy to join a roleplay sim and roleplay with a larger group with you if you have an established character you want me to make a partner for. (I never mind making a new character, it means I get to fix up a new avatar.) I also like to spend time doing things like shopping events (although I'm not a big spender), landscaping and decorating, and building custom things for my avatars. I primarily play female characters with preferences for men. I have a couple of male characters as well but their avatars are far less developed and not ready for a sim yet. Oh, and races I play: Elf, human, werewolf, dragon(half or full), and more. My schedule has me on in the evenings. I am usually busy on weekends but can set aside time for scheduled RP. I try to make myself reachable for chatter even when I do not have time to sit and roleplay. I am on SL time. If this interests you, message me in game!
  14. Hit me up in game (Bitterthorn resident) as id love to join.
  15. Been awhile, time to give this another shot. I've been in SL for awhile now (Nearly a year and a half) and I primarily use it as a roleplay platform. I've been roleplaying online for years so I'm well versed in it, as well as seeking out some RP Sims but right now I'm itching for a specific sort of roleplay: I am, shamelessly, a sucker for a good romance. I don't mean unrealistic instant hookups, but well written and intense romantic pairings. I like romances with the backbone of a good story, a good world, good plot, drama, direction, etc. I would like a roleplay partner comfortable with crafting stories and building worlds with me. I bring more than 15 years of roleplay experence to the table, an open and honest attitude, and a lust for new things. I'm not much of a long-form paragaph roleplayer, I have a strong preference towards faster, more compact posts. (3-7 sentences, more when story calls for it) I keep a small sky box I love to decorate for various roleplay scenes. I'd love to explore unique places as backdrops for RP. I roleplay on a couple of roleplay sims but neither are very populated. I am also happy to join a more busy roleplay sim and roleplay with a larger group with you if you have an established character you want to keep playing. (I never mind making a new character, it means I get to fix up a new avatar!) I also like to spend time doing things like shopping events, landscaping and decorating, and building custom things for my avatars. My three main preferred settings: Medieval Fantasy (This is my highest preference) Steampunk Horror I have no issue with adult roleplay, though I prefer it to be part of a story. I'm a pretty experenced ERPer. My characters exist below the waist as well as above it. Things like f-lists can be shared/discussed on a one on one basis. As an aside, I am a married woman irl and not interested in OOC hookups, I expect a strong understanding of OOC vs IC. Current characters I have avatars for; -Elven huntress who is very socially awkward. -Steampunk smith and watchmaker. -A dark-eyed half dragon who collects a hoard of forbidden knowledge. -A demon blooded witch who can best be described as 'damaged goods.' -A smattering of furry types. -An full blooded dragoness (Seawolf dragon avatar, juvenile. Might pick up the DC dragon or roarbeast wyvern if there's good RP to be had.) Could take a rider. -A cocky elven man with a totally honest and not illegal at all herb shop. My characters range in gender and sexual preference. My prettiest avatars are female, but I have some lovely elven men who haven't seen much RP yet. My schedule has me on in the evenings thoughout the week. I am usually busy on weekends. I try to make myself reachable even when I do not have time to sit and roleplay. I am on SL time. If this sounds of interest to you, message me (Bitterthorn) and let's get in touch! Bothering me in game is the best way to get ahold of me! I'm online nearly every night, so even if I'm offline I'll get back to you quickly.
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