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  1. We're in the process of building a medieval fantasy RP called Blackthorn that will allow child avatars, as long as they are old enough to speak in complete sentences. We will accept most races. We are very fantasy and less realistic medieval, but if you're open to that, you can message me and I'll send you a landmark. Build is pretty rough right now. Once we get it mostly set up, I will advertise it at WoRPG hub. I am making a knight character, and I would love to have a squire!
  2. I've seen this happen before, where the other sim even gave out the notecards from the other sim with the other admin's name on them. Not much you can do, but people will figure it out. The best thing you can do is continue to create stories and events, treat players well, and be a fair admin. Most sims have terrible admins, and RPs that just blindly copy tend to be really bad. If they were decent admins, they'd be able to do things on their own. Those RPs might have players, but they won't generally be good RPers and players. Just let them do their thing, and it's quite likely they won't last because either they won't be able to keep players or the OOC drama will kill them.
  3. I have an Android tablet and pen, and I'd like to be able to do some basic clothing texturing on my tablet. I'm not looking for anything fancy, just texturing some of the mesh clothes I'm learning to make in Blender. It's okay if it costs. Any recommendations for sketch or drawing apps that might work?
  4. Metagaming has always been an issue in SL even if is against the rules of a sim. There's just so many ways in SL to get OOC info and often no punishment for metagaming when that information is used. That's why many roleplayers in SL tend to be against inner monologue style RP. A lot of people will cheat and listen in and just can't really be trusted to handle that information with standard RP etiquette.
  5. Hi Alison, Eastwilde Valley has one open home for rent. Rent is very cheap, and we have an active community with holiday events and lots of hanging out. We also have a full farming and crafting system, something that makes us quite different from your average living community. Homes come with one farming plot, and you are free to add more to your prim limit. Here's the SLURL to the home for rent: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jordan%20First/80/95/29
  6. We're a little different than your average RP sim, but I have one open house on our farming RP sim. RP is fairly light, but that will be the case at most home communities. You can RP whatever position you wish. We have a full farming and crafting system, though, which makes us a bit different than your average family community. Rent is super cheap, as I pay for most of the sim myself. Here's a SLURL to the home for rent: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jordan%20First/80/95/29
  7. I made a group called "Work at Home Network". It states that it doesn't allow advertising in the description, and I will enforce that. I also made a little hangout in the second floor of my tavern. Just a place to go and sit if you are working. I put a landmark in the group notices. My residents are extremely friendly, so they might come say hi, but my sim is generally really quiet. If people having personal (non WAH) websites, book links, etc. I will add them to the notecard in the freebies box. Also working on a notecard of free productivity resources.
  8. Wondering if anyone else works at home and is interested in a support group for others who work at home? Advertisement would be forbidden, the group's purpose would be strictly for chat and support. I did find a bar for work at home people, but nobody seems to go there anymore. I have sim space for a hangout if that's what people want to do, or could just chat on group chat.
  9. I have a lot of friends who are gender and avatar fluid in SL, and I think it's really strange when people demand that you have to prove who you are via voice to be friends with them. Many people recreate themselves to a large extent in SL, even if just making themselves fit their idea of beauty, but some want everyone they know to fit their ideal as well. I feel like they are missing out on some wonderful people and rich experiences. I suspect that a lot of people are only looking for romantic relationships, and so they require all their 'friends' to qualify for a romantic relationship. It's not just gender, though, but I've had people ask me if I play a human all the time, because they only wanted friends that had human avatars. Or human mesh avatars. Why couldn't people be a giant flying beetle if they want to be one? I get people that come through my residential sim and ask if everyone is human, and when I say no, some of the vehement responses are really surprising. I use voice sometimes, but I generally refuse people who ask me to voice to prove my identity. I figure they aren't worth having as a friend, and I don't get involved in romantic relationships unless I know someone IRL. My good friends in SL have been my friends for many years, and they play different genders, races, and sizes, even changing from day to day.
  10. Come celebrate May Day with family and friends at Eastwilde Valley! We have free gifts, as well as free rides and festivities! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jordan%20First/122/225/29 Eastwilde Valley is a light RP farming sim inspired by farming games like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. We have a full farming and crafting system, as well as a close-knit community. We are family friendly. Visitors are welcome! 
  11. Yeah, I think they closed up shop before they even opened. I was a member of the group, and it went dead. They didn't even announce it.
  12. I've thought for a long time that a website with SL roleplays would be helpful. A few people have tried to do it before, but it often degraded into advertising by the sims. If there could be a way to rate them, especially anonymously, but requiring reasons for the ratings, i think it could be helpful. It's always hard to sort by genre, but that's the way most people will probably search for RPs. Maybe tagging with multiple tags allowed?
  13. I think I would make #3 adverts a part of 4 or 5, as it's good to have, but not as crucial. I feel like the biggest problems from RP sims in SL come from the other criteria. I like to wander around and collect sim information, and I find if #4 is poorly done, it's a big indicator of sim leadership. I don't know what it is, but many RPs have a lot of unstated rules. When I've asked about some of the things left out of their rules, I've often gotten "Everybody does it this way" response. Anybody who's roleplayed for a few years or more on more than one RP knows that there are a lot of ways to do things in RP. For example, I find post order is often left out of rules, but treated very strictly in play if a sim requires it. Post order is where you have to take turns with everyone else in the scene in a certain order. The number of sims that require post order are really pretty few, especially outside of combat, but every single time I've asked about it at a sim that requires it but left it out of their rules, I've gotten a "Everybody uses post order" respone. Nope, it's actually maybe 5% of sims that require it at all times, probably less.
  14. I've never heard of anyone threatening to ban someone if they try to leave. That's bizarre. I do think many admins decide to run an RP sim because they like the idea of being in charge, but they don't think about how much work it actually is, or they think they're going to have people to do it for them (they're not!). And one of the worst offenses in my book is to give free rein to people who continually cause problems, because they think they won't be able to afford the sim if they don't. All the good people leave, and they end up with a small group of obnoxious people, less than they would have if they just got rid of the problems. The sims I'm thinking of like that have closed. I own Eastwilde Valley, which is a farming RP sim, and I've run three large RP sims in the past, none of which I owned, so didn't have control over when they closed. United Federation Starfleet - 3 I played in UFS for awhile, and I agree with Duncan on most of his evaluation. UFS is actually a collection of sims and RPs, so that causes a lot of the discontinuity However, I have to take away more points for one thing I found almost across the board, and that was a lack of creativity when it came to RP. I tried out several ships and groups, and they did the same flight deck RP scenario every week. Not many "away missions" and changing scenarios. Some required you to come every week, or strongly pressured you to do so, but often everything revolved around the captain and high staff, and everybody else was really acting as NPCs with everything planned and staged like a script. They promise "moving up", but really the way to do that is financially by buying into your ship or buying your own. Star Wars Legacies - 4 This RP is excellent, and nicely done. I did have some trouble getting involved, and I think it was because there was just too much going on. I do think they could have a better system of integrating new players. I ended up having too much to do IRL to keep participating, but I keep thinking about going back.
  15. There are already a bunch of traditional elementary and high schools around, so a college might be less competitive. If you do a high school or younger, I would give it a spin and have some supernatural element or somehow make it different from a traditional school. I think it'd be nice to see a school in a different time period, like the 50s. I would be wary of doing copyrighted schools, but the truth is that fandoms sell, and you will get a following if you do a fandom. As for names, I always use name generators. This town name generator might be helpful.
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