Live in a fantasy virtual world in Second Life, and do everything you want to do inside it.
Get your dream job, meet new people, and explore vast entertainment and lifestyle opportunities you can’t get in real life.
Interact with millions of other players, and meet new friends as you explore.
Second Life, made by Linden Labs, is a virtual world where you can do anything you want. If the real-world denied you of your dream job, you can go ahead and work on getting it in the game. It features a vast world, not just a city center, and it has outlying destinations wherein you can visit, explore, and go on a trip with a friend or someone special. From bars, pubs, offices, to something more historic like castles and ruins, there is no shortage of places to visit and things to do.
The social aspects of Second Life is highly responsible for its world-building aspects, although half of it can be attributed to the features the game provides. Although there are more than 10 million active accounts, regular users account to at least a million, which is impressive considering that the game was released in 2003. If you’re going to be part of this astonishing statistic and end up downloading and starting the game, you will have the chance to accurately depict yourself in the game world. The first task you will encounter is to pick an avatar from a number of presets which you can later customize further once you delve deeper into the world.
The main draw of Second Life is you can do whatever you want inside, barring any illegal activities, of course. If you’re looking for a job, the game’s dynamic community has forums and message boards which put up job listings and vacancies. For example, if there’s a particular user who is opening a club, he may put up a job listing looking for anyone interested to work. There are even players who work as photographers, taking pictures of different people and different sights to make a living. Note that you’ll earn “inworld” money in most jobs, which is the Linden dollar. Take note however, that the Linden dollar is exchangeable to real-life money.
Basically, there are two types of jobs in Second Life, Skilled and Unskilled jobs. Unskilled jobs are those which don’t require real-life skills to be hired, but they usually don’t pay well. These include bouncers and models. Skilled jobs meanwhile, require real-life skills, and these include builders, fashion designers, DJs, and journalists writing in inworld publications. If getting a job is way too tiring for you, you can always just wander around and meet new people instead!
In terms of presentation, Second Life’s graphics look a little dated, but acceptable in today’s standards. Though the graphics are nowhere near top notch, it will still be an entirely immersive experience. There are numerous destinations that you can visit, like the Pandora Resort, the magical Telrunya Winter, and even a museum that promotes LGBT rights and history. There are various locations which promote roleplay, based on fictional franchises and different game worlds. Here, users can equip weapons and armor, and fight against other users in roleplay battles.
Overall, Second Life is not a game for everybody, due to mature content and security concerns. It’s a game ideal for people over the age of 18, and it’s certainly one they will enjoy. With its vast world, social features, and immense content, this game is something you should be placing on your backlog.