Hello! I'm hoping for some advice,
I made this account back in 2016 and have been playing on and off every year or so since then. I've spent a lot of time making an avatar I'm pleased with, but that's just about it I'm afraid. I find it's nearly impossible to find populated places that have anything to do with my interests. I seem to stick out like a sore thumb.
Given the recent outbreak my work and studies have been on hold and I've been isolating for the past 3 weeks. I figured this of all times would be a good time to maybe try to figure this Second Life thing out. I suppose I'm simply trying to find a way to pass the time.
I'll give a run down on myself and my experiences so far,
I'm a 21 year old female art student mostly into dark sci-fi and horror aesthetics. I listen to industrial/ebm/goth, yadda yadda.
Been to a lot of SL goth clubs which are always a hit or miss in terms of what they play. They're alright for the most part as it's a pretty chill environment and there isn't any secret rule I'm unaware of.
Tried out Bloodlines but there's only so much I can handle of the tacky shirtless vampires played by 40 year old men and goofy clans that are impossible to tell apart.
I have been a roleplayer on many different platforms for about 6-7 years, so I figured browsing some fantasy/sci-fi RP sims would be worth a shot. There's really no graceful way to enter an RP sim when you don't know anyone and you're not familiar with SL roleplay etiquette. I've mustered up the courage to tell members I'm new and ask for advice, but people seem pretty irritated or uninterested in indulging me when I do so.
Also I find there's not a lot of people my age? Whenever people talk on voice a lot of the time they're older sounding men and women (and I don't mean to sound rude at all.)
Lastly, I feel like I have to sort through so many layers of sims that claim to be cyberpunk/goth/industrial/horror themed but everyone inside is dressed like Kim Kardashian.
I know this all might read as very pretentious, but I suppose it's that way because I'm tired of beating around the bush. I think what I need is someone down to earth to tell me if I'm wasting my time on SL and that it really is all just horny boomers with tacky avatars.
I'm not on SL to have weird sex. I'm not here to listen to country or have a fake baby. I'm not here to reenact the vampire diaries.
This is supposed to be a virtual world, isn't it? You'd think I would have found my niche already.