Why is it so difficult making friends here?
That is a good question. And I have different hypotheses.
After a long period of break I start playing again. My friendlist was not so long maybe 20 contact and when I started all was gone inactive.
So I try to makes friends. And it is not easy. This is a fact. Maybe I choose the wrong gender. The wrong avatar or I don't know what is wrong. But each time when I try to talk I am feeling that I disturbe or worst I offence. I try different approach. the most classical and boring like Hi how are you ... To the most creative, funny or joking. It is simple like people here have all a full friend list and don't want more. the best case they listen politely and reply by a only word. OK yes thank you.
If I wait I receive never a Hi or just a word. So I have to start talking. And if you read profile. Starting talking are now conditional. You need a nice avatar (I noticed that when I had my old avatar it was harder), you don't have to start by Hi and other words. (I always learn that it is polite to start by hi maybe it is not now I am confused) and other condition been in character or pay.
I think SL has changed. Most people here know how to do it and know the culture and the code. What to say how to do things etc. and there is no tolerance for people who do not know or who try a new way.
All is about business. I remember the last time I had a conversation. It was nice but finaly the question was : Are you interested in buying a land. When I said no. STOP !!!!
Normal friendship without interest like in normal word does not exist anymore.
why is it so difficult ? People are full of friends. they are here for business and not for friends. If you have ideas to complete ...