Posts Tagged ‘3D worlds’

Yesterday when I logged in I had two unusual experiences that I would like to share with you.

Going through all the notices received, I got this one from Cosmopolitan and headed there to get a beautiful outfit from FBD with a 50% discount which I will show you in another post.

Headed home and rezzed the box. I never had bought anything from FBD before, so imagine my surprise when I see this rezzing in my dressing room. Congrats to Darlriada Delwood for the imagination and thinking out of the box.

Dress in a cow

The second surprise was a delightful IM from Jana Nexen, congratulating me for my photos and inviting me to visit her SIM – Sense.

I have never heard of Sense before (I don’t make much myself most of the time lol) and had some time on my hands so I headed there.

The island was built by Jana and Soo Vemoo and it is beautiful. A quiet place, full of games, so well build-in to the landscape that you almost miss them. For those of you who like to play zingo, there is also a skybox at 3000 meters high. The island is almost lag free and a very peaceful place to hangout with your friends or alone.

Lead the way

Lead the way

Arriving home

Arriving home

Let it be light

Let it be light

Lets play

Lets play

Paper boats

Paper boats

Road to no where

Road to no where

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And back to blogging again after a long 9 month period. And no, don’t get any ideas inside your pixel heads, I didn’t have a baby hehehe

Back to blogging and to show you some of the great places you can find in our beloved virtual world. What a better way to start than with the last work of Cica Ghost?

Most of you probably know some of Cica’s works, like Rust, Black and White World, Ghost Ville, Small Village or The Visitors. I find in her works a mix of innocence and wonder and, at the same time, her attention to details, the wonderful textures, the movement and all the ambiance makes you want to stay there forever. She is also a great photographer. You can check her photostream here

Her new build, Little Town, is no exception. Even if you run Second Life on low graphics you can still see the beauty of the place.

The first two pictures were taken on low graphics and with region windlight default so you can see how it looks. All the others are also raw from SL (windlight preset “Bristol”).

Are you still there? Log in and get to Little Town. It will be worth it!

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Since Linden Lab changed the new ToS, specially the famous article 2.3 which grants them total rights over everyone’s works, we have been watching a lot of people abandoning their land and some of them even abandoning Second Life.

When I started to understand how SL worked, back in the days, I always thought that whatever I created there, what I bought or got offered would never be mine, since LL could pull the plug at anytime and all would be lost. So the sense of possession was never really in my thoughts and instead decided to start taking pictures of the things I liked ephemeral as they might be.

I always respected everyone’s copyrights. I don’t make downloads of music and movies, I try not to use any type of materials without checking first the copyrights and always mentioning the source when I do it. All artists/creators must have the credits for their works.

Is LL respecting this with the new 2.3? Well in my humble opinion, and in a quite simplistic view, yes and no. Yes because they state that you keep your copyrights on your own work and no because they kind of share the copyrights with you and will not ask you if you mind your things being used in some other way.

May be the terms in which was written do not translate the intention and the again may be it does… who knows? The thing is that if you want to stay in SL you have to abide to their terms, which brings me to the initial intent of this post: to leave or not to leave.

In my almost 7 years as a resident (time does fly) I have seen a lot of changes in this lovely world of ours, friends going, new friends coming, the news in RL media saying SL is dead and the “Does that still exist?” In comments all over the web and now this.

And people are (again) leaving. But where to go? There is a bunch of other worlds out there waiting for you but they definitely aren’t Second Life.

I tried Twinity, OSGrid and Inworldz all of them lacking what I cherish the most in Second Life: people! Friends and friends to be, new cultures, new experiences. All those worlds Winter visited are like the Sahara, big deserts with more or less good builds and landscapes with one on occasion Bedouin.

I do like to explore alone in Second Life, specially if i am out and about to take pics, since it is not fair to any one seeing me in the middle of a sim for 1 hour or more, caming around for nice angles and trying windlight settings one after the other, but socializing is still my main reason for being inworld for this long. It is all about sharing, sharing knowledge, sharing experiences, sharing feelings, sharing laughter

And that is why that all those poor Winter Wardhanis in those other worlds are resting in some server somewhere. After all if you are alone, better be sleeping right?

Starway to heaven



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