Re: [-empyre-] advice for SL neophyte?

i'm also a very infrequent SL visitor; i usually get frustrated & bored before i've spent long enough there to work stuff out, & i haven't yet worked out how to get to places of interest. i did stumble across the ars virtua gallery, somehow, but after wandering around it for ages, not seeing anyone else i just felt like i was lost in a deserted never-ending labyrinth.

i had a depressing experience in SL with 2 friends, who were physically in the same room as me, sitting at the same table. they could both see each other in SL & were conversing, dancing & laughing hilariously. i was in exactly the same place in SL but couldn't see them, & they couldn't see me. we were looking at each other's screens & comparing where we were, it was definitely exactly the same place, we could all see the same landscape & other avatars - just not each other. i felt like the outcast kid in the school playground ...

i will try to come to the performance - it would be great if patrick could give us really explicit newbie instructions for getting there. & sniper tips from greg would be helpful too ...

h : )
in SL: frock hextall

Millie Niss wrote:
I visited SL once or twice and was unable to get engaged with the virtual world, but after that, I read about very interesting happenings and art in SL. How can a total beginner experience the things discussed here? What are the must-see destinations in SL for someone interested in net art and e-poetry?

I can share my strategy. I'm a frequent SL tourist, but don't spend much time there outside of visiting sites of interest (I.e. art happenings). Just keep tabs on the art lists for the usual press releases and keep an eye out for those handy SURL's and make a list for the next time you parachute into the multiverse. I find a "sniper" like approach to virtual worlds is a fairly easy way to investigate and explore them without committing large amounts of time to random exploration, which in the less inspired moments of SL can be about as exciting as wandering around a shopping centre.
(OT: how do I make my avatar have a custom shape -- not just custom clothing, etc. -- is there a link explaining SL modelling & how to attach it to my avatar?)

Where is Patrick Lichty when you need him?  :)


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