Second Life is about more than taking pictures. While it’s fun to explore scenic vistas, there are also adventures to be had along the way. Entering “Adventure” in the Search box reveals dozens of possibilities. And rather than being free-form play, these areas have rules you must follow.
Some rules are fairly simple. For example, if you’re in an adventure set in medieval times, you might be required to wear appropriate dress for the time period. Many of these places make the clothing available for free, so you won’t have to spend any money.
Others are more complex, and require a more serious commitment, such as going to their web site and filling out a questionnaire in which you describe your character and give it a backstory. They can be quite similar to World of Warcraft in that respect, except you’re playing within the SL environment.
One way to start to learn roleplaying is to go to Firestorm Social, find the Teleport board, and teleport (TP) to the Sci-Fi Portal.
That’s what my friend Gwen (GwendolynHammond) did and found herself on the deck of a USS Enterprise-class starship:
The Realm of Avalon
Gwen’s quite the adventurer, and also sent me these pictures from Avalon:
Avalon’s one of those in-depth roleplaying adventures that requires a commitment Start by going to the web page and click on the link for the RPG Project. That will explain the basics of the game and the history of Avalon. Oh—inside the castle courtyard there are several costumes you can get for free.
As the web page describes it,
The “Avalon Tales” project started in the beginning of 2007 with the interactive role play adventure quest line. The first of these was the “Catacombs of Avalon”. The virtual 3D environment of Second Life® was ideal for setting up the project and to create a suitable ambience for the adventure. The game system is a mix between a point-and-click adventure, a few arcade jump-and-run elements and an RPG/RTS PvE boss battle engine.
Gwen says she’s going to join up and play the game. She’ll report back here later.
Romance and love in Second Life.