Now you can live a completely different life with Second Life, a 3D virtual world that is entirely created and owned by its residents. It is known for being huge, a ton of fun, and incredibly addictive. Second Life has become more and more popular since originally going live in 2003, and now over 5 million people all over the world call it their second home. To get started, all you have to do is sign up for account, choose a first and last name for your character, and select what you want your avatar to look like. After that, all you have to do is confirm your email address, and you are good to go.
The really great part about Second Life is that it is free, so you can wander around and talk with other people in the world as much as you want. However, keep in mind that there is also a Premium edition that allows you to have your own house, some virtual currency, as well as access to adult 18+ areas.
One of the amazing yet overwhelming things about Second Life is the sheer amount of possibilities that this virtual world has to offer. To get you started off on the right foot, there is a mini 6-step course that helps you master all the basics such as walking, sitting, and even flying. You also get to learn about how to chat with other people and how to do some basic interactions.
Once you are in the world, you will be amazed at not only the thousands of world options, but also the sheer number of people that you can talk with. And the unique thing about Second Life is that each person retains the legal rights to anything they create in the game, so people can buy, sell, and trade goods and services with other residents for actual or virtual money. The developers say that the Second Life Marketplace currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions.
There is so much to talk about with Second Life, you’ll just have to check it out for yourself. There truly are unending possibilities within this virtual world.