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  1. This would be a great idea for an RP sim in SL!
  2. My biggest piece of advice for newcomers, if I may, is that SL is NOT a game. It's a virtual platform for a community. This is the one thing that I have seen trip people up the most coming from MMORPG's. There are a lot of rp's and more traditional games (like bowling, golf, board games etc.) that you can play as well but SL itself is not a game. For many people this is a community where they live, work, watch a movie with their family, learn new skills, blog, travel, perform, go camping, celebrate the holidays, etc. If you can get that you will have a much easier time finding your way in SL and finding a community that is a good fit for you. It is a world of endless possibilities, but it is so much more than just rp even in cases where it might seem to be called that such as a school or family rp for example, let's say that you want to be a cheerleader....you can't just decide you are going to "rp" as a cheerleader....you actually have to earn it. You have to learn how to work the huds, do the moves, find a school or squad, try out to be accepted, show up to practice, learn the routines, and be at the performances. It's a lot of work, you aren't "playing" a cheerleader, you ARE a cheerleader it's just virtually instead of physically. If you want to be a farmer? Get to work! You have to plant the seeds, water your crops, harvest them, etc. Or maybe you want to be a fashion designer and open your own store or find that you have a knack for photography, or you are a master swordsman! So open your mind to the possibilities and ask yourself what do you want to do with your (second) Life and explore various communities to see what is offered. Once you know what you want to do and be (Teacher, Doctor, Fireman, Sibling, Vampire, Business Owner, Elf, Parent, Police Officer, Landscaper, etc.) you will be able to narrow down choices. Keep in mind that every community/sim is like it's own town so yes there will be specific rules and limitations, some more than others, but that is to be expected because it helps the owners to create the type of community that they want to live in, after all no one wants to run into a space ship fighting aliens in their small town on the way to drop off their kid at preschool lol. Hope that helps some, good luck and welcome to SL!
  3. I think the rp ages were common sense implied, especially since there is a HUGE family community in sl of all (yes rp) ages.
  4. Let me know if you find one, I've been searchinf for something like this for ages.
  5. Thought of starting with medical school? That'd be a good place to learn what all you need to know and how things work.
  6. Nyll Bergbahn wrote: It was a false alarm due to equipment malfunction. The article has been rewritten. Yeah, right, like anyone is buying that story? lol
  7. Gotti Rubble wrote: Lol the 70s happened to that. - So is anyone up to start fifties rp Good point! lol.
  8. Gotti Rubble wrote: But the wholesome aspect is really what im driving for, the whole deamnor of the residents towards change. I am certainly with you there! Wasn't that the days when people actually had a thing called manners to? What happened to that?
  9. Oh, I did think of a couple of jobs/roles that would fit in if it was ok with the owner: Car Hops and Soda Jerks. They would work for tips.
  10. Gotti Rubble wrote: Fifties RP would be dope. My ideas are such: Demeanor. - Within this rp community all the players would be required to have avatars that looked like they were from the 1950s. Also in the early-mid 20th century society was less open minded, and the media protrayed wholesome-ness and values. So in public controversial things would be looked down upon (openly selling drugs, cursing,etc--> But these things could all still occur, but behind closed doors.). The demeanor of the residents would have to reflect the era. Touchy topics such as racism, and sexism don't have to openly portrayed, but for example of a woman character were to get ambitious and try and apply for town police force, the response of the town and the police force would not be favorable. The townspeople would most likely discourage the character, or frown upon it. SO in otherwords roleplayers can pave their own stories and in a way live in the 50s. Real World events: Events of the 50s and 60s could come up, and there could be an organized event to re--enact the particular event. Family: Family RP will be very encouraged. Like the traditional early-20th century American family. You don't see this much anymore in SL, and it could be fun for some. Kid/teen-avatar RP: If agreed upon, kid avatars could be allowed (with RULES), as youth culture played a big part in the era. Could offer a whole new avenue. City-base groups. (The usual modern city groups) -Police -Paramedic -Fire Department Playerbased groups (Day to Day workers really build and form a base for good town rp) - Workforce: Buisnessmen (corporate), Milkman Union, Postman Union, clerk, etc, etc ---> These could all be roleplayed, and are plausible roleplay titles. -Greasers, outcast, poor type group: Would be looked down upon by the rest of the townspeople as trashy, etc, etc. (A basic social class conflict could occur here, the storylines are up to the players) Some of the ideas are interesting although I'm not sure all of them would really work for what she has in mind or for this particular sim, it's not really set up for a fire department for example, and paramedics did not even exist to any extent until the late 60's and early 70's in one city and then finally began to branch out through the later 70's and 80's so that wouldn't even fit. I think the player groups are way to constraining and again, the sim isn't really set up for that anyway, there is no where for all of these "workers" etc. I think the idea is for a more casual type of role play within the era, but typical things like sock hops and dinner parties and hanging out at the drive-in etc. ... you know, more free form and light hearted. I am definately with you on the wholesome part though, that was one of the iconic benchmarks of the era, one we sadly are missing too much of. FYI, the first woman police officer dates all the way back to 1910 so by the 50's it was not that unusual to have a few women on the force. I'm not sure what you meant about family rp missing in SL, the Family RP community is pretty huge in SL.
  11. It sounded like an interesting place so I popped over to have a look and the sim is really well done and it looks like a lot of fun with some great potential!
  12. A new Publishing House in SL is looking for a talented and ambitious person to come on board as our Director of Advertising for our new and upcoming publications. You will work with advertisers around SL to sell ad space for the magazines, blogs, etc. Requirements: You must be fluent in English with perfect grammar. Must have a professional appearance Must be reliable and can work on a deadline Your pay will be commission based which could quickly add up to a couple of thousand lindens a month or more for the right person. The sky is the limit! Please send a notecard detailing your interest to Allazondra Torii to apply.
  13. JeanneAnne wrote: Allazondra Torii wrote: JeanneAnne wrote: has any1 actually read those john norman books ?? i read 3 or 4 older 1s that were my dads .. he left a bunchuv fantasy / scifi paperbacks in a cardboard box & i read em as a kid .. some were awesome but normans 'gor' books were WAY stupid .. poorly written .. guys riding around on giant hawks shooting @ 1an other w/ crossbows & mistreating women .. theyre complete misogynist garbage .. so its no wonder theyre popular LoL they really do sukk tho .. Jeanne Misoygynist indeed!!!! Half of the "women" are actually men with major women hating issues and the few women that do get involved and actually know what it is about must be in need of some serious therapy and have low self esteem issues that allow them to be victimized in such a fashion. I don't know why LL allows such things to be honest.....rape and the abuse of women is not a game, it's not a joke and it should never be considered as "entertainment" doing some is a terrible injustice to women everywhere. i agree with you Allazondra .. thing is tho .. that the gorean roleplay is hardly the worst stuff that goes on in SL .. theres much creepier stuff than this .. SL is a haven for perverts & sickos of all sorts .. the bdsm scene is huge & pervasive in SL .. & pedophiles lurk in SL too .. theres plenty of sick stuff in SL .. & not just on the A rated sims on the other hand tho .. i h8 to judge what others are in2 when no1 can actually physically harm any1 else over the internet .. the question is tho .. how much psychological harm is caused & how much of the virtual violence carries over in2 RL .. judging from all the threads about broken heartedness in these fora id say that we have evidence for a great amount of psychological harm accruing from playing SL .. @ least for susceptible personality types .. i have no way of knowing but i bet that certain guys are mean to their female family members after getting all worked up mistreating 'slave girls' on gorean or other bdsm sims in SL .. no way of knowing how common this is tho Jeanne You make some really good points. There have been some studies done in Europe that have shown that media that protrays women as objects actually rewires the male brain so that it begins to respond to women, even in real life situations, as objects and not people. Other studies have also shown how being exposed to violence, etc. through media has carried over into real life so you would think that SL would have these same effects if not even more so because of the fact that it requires you to actually play an active, instead of a passive, role and involves you directly instead of just watching the actions of others so I would think the psychological harm would be even greater. Of course we already know what harm comes from trvializing vioelene against women. Unfortunately you are right, there are a lot of disturbing things on SL....but there are also a lot of wonderfully positive and creative things that far out weigh the other stuff...they're just not as "loud" so people tend to focus on the rubbish instead of the gems.
  14. JeanneAnne wrote: has any1 actually read those john norman books ?? i read 3 or 4 older 1s that were my dads .. he left a bunchuv fantasy / scifi paperbacks in a cardboard box & i read em as a kid .. some were awesome but normans 'gor' books were WAY stupid .. poorly written .. guys riding around on giant hawks shooting @ 1an other w/ crossbows & mistreating women .. theyre complete misogynist garbage .. so its no wonder theyre popular LoL they really do sukk tho .. Jeanne Misoygynist indeed!!!! Half of the "women" are actually men with major women hating issues and the few women that do get involved and actually know what it is about must be in need of some serious therapy and have low self esteem issues that allow them to be victimized in such a fashion. I don't know why LL allows such things to be honest.....rape and the abuse of women is not a game, it's not a joke and it should never be considered as "entertainment" doing some is a terrible injustice to women everywhere.
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