I spent two hours in Second Life yesterday with Kalisten VanDornan (aka Katin Imes). Quite the gentleman, he took me shopping to find some new clothes. We teleported to Victoria City in Caledon and then to Information Island. He also invited me to join the Tesla Society (I accepted). Seems to be folks wandering about in 19th century attire.
Yes, I spent some money – about US $4 – to buy my red dress and my bonnet. And no that doesn’t look like me. But what the heck. (Apparently it’s an advanced skill to make your avatar look like you.)
I’m still waddling instead of walking, can barely make it through doorways and up stairs. But sorta getting the hang of controlling my avatar.
As to whether I’m hooked on spending time (as well as Linden Dollars) in Second Life, hmmm… not yet.
P.S. There’s a trick to looking at yourself head-on, as in the snapshot of my avatar above. Normally you only see your backside, which I find a bit disconcerting.
On a Mac, you hit the Option button. It brings up a little “plus” sign on the back of your avatar’s head. Then you use your mouse to “revolve” the space you’re in around yourself.
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