Second Life In-World Travel Guide

Second Life In-World Travel Guide

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Some new users to Second Life may find that it can be very difficult to navigate this new 3D space and even harder to find some of the more interesting places to visit. Many of the best places to visit in Second Life have remained a secret to the most active and seasoned users, until now! Now there is a guide for everyone who wants to access the top destinations on Second Life. "This book provides over 200 destinations in six areas - shopping, entertainment, education, real life in Second Life, adults only, and where to live" to " over 100 top destinations in shopping, entertainment, adults only, virtual travel, education, and where to live. Answering questions like - where to go for a night out on the town, how to find the best shopping experience or find a specific area like Adidas. The book briefly covers the basics of navigating Second Life with tips on flying, teleporting and creating landmarks, then jumps into the main areas of travel. It also includes profiles of some of the people behind these locations. In most cases they are just as colorful as some of the places they create. Each location will be highlighted with a brief write up, screen shots, and location information.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152.4 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0789737302
  • 9780789737304
  • 2,326,264

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Some new users to Second Life may find that it can be very difficult to navigate this new 3D space and even harder to find some of the more interesting places to visit. Many of the best places to visit in Second Life have remained a secret to the most active and seasoned users, until now! Now there is a guide for everyone who wants to access the top destinations on Second Life. "This book provides over 200 destinations in six areas - shopping, entertainment, education, real life in Second Life, adults only, and where to live" to " over 100 top destinations in shopping, entertainment, adults only, virtual travel, education, and where to live. Answering questions like - where to go for a night out on the town, how to find the best shopping experience or find a specific area like Adidas. The book briefly covers the basics of navigating Second Life with tips on flying, teleporting and creating landmarks, then jumps into the main areas of travel. It also includes profiles of some of the people behind these locations. In most cases they are just as colorful as some of the places they create. Each location will be highlighted with a brief write up, screen shots, and location information.
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Table of contents

1 Virtual World Boot Camp, 7The Lingo, 8Getting Around, 9Teleporting, 9Teleporting with the Map, 9Teleporting with Search, 10Flying, 10Using SLURL, 10Creating Landmarks, 11Using Landmarks, 11Organizing Landmarks, 11Taking Vacation Photos, 11Lighting, 11Using Camera Controls, 12Posing, 12Taking the Shot, 12 2 Best of the Best, 15The Pot Healers Adventure, 16Greenies Home, 20Kowloon, 24Svarga, 28Midian City, 32Saijo City, 36Straylight, 40SS Galaxy, 44Landmark Island, 483 Shopping, 53Exclamation, 54Sinful Denim, 54Naughty Island, 54Backstage, 55Cake Hair, 56The Best Things In Second Life Are Free, 57Vienna Freebies, 57Elite Designs, 58Mr. P's, 59Midnight City, 60Street Level, 60Preen Store, 61Soccer Stadium, 61Black Ops Guns, 62Dictatorshop, 62Xcite!, 63Texture World, 64Main Store, 64Lobo Tattoos, 65Memories Photo Studio, 65Jeepers Creepers, 67Mike's Studio, 68JCNY Jewelry, 69Prefab Alley, 70Nyte'N'Day, 71Pixel Dolls, 72Men In Action, 73I Want One Of Those, 74Front Desk, 74Products, 75Shopping Cart, 75Maximum Minimum, 76Prefab Homes, 76Maximum Minimum Store, 76SCDA, 77Indigo, 78F-ZiXX, 79 4 Entertainment, 81Phat Cat's Jazzy Blue Lounge, 82The Dance Floor, 82The Host, 83The Bar, 83Groove Nation, 84The Club, 84LMAO Comedy Club, 85The Beach, 85Devil's Labyrinth, 86Tropical Island Surfing, 87Xstasie Club, 88Romantic Sky Deck, 88Zakk Starr-CEO, 89The VIP Room, 89The Kingdom of Fruitopia, 90The Catapult, 90Bumper Cars in The Sky, 91The Playground, 91Darklife, 92The Message Board, 92The Air Ship, 93Monster Bashing, 93IceDragon's Playpen Island, 94Comcastic! Island, 96Jet Ski Dock, 96Race Track, 97Entertainment Center, 97Resident Spotlight-Lauren Weyland, 98Timeless Underground, 99The Weather Channel, 100The Weather Channel Biking, 100The Weather Channel Skiing, 101The Weather Channel Lobby, 101The Weather Channel Surfing, 101osMoz, The Perfume Island, 102The Quiz, 102Club osMoz, 102The Gallery, 103The Stage, 103Sundance Channel, 104Pontiac Garage, 105 5 Education, 107TUi Neo, 108The Classrooms, 108The Lobby, 109TUi Public Sand Box, 109Texas State University, 110Alkek Library, 110Wittliff Gallery, 111Exhibits, 111Leeds College of Art & Design, 112VIII SploLand, 113NOAA, 114The Heron Sanctuary, 115WWF Conservation Island, 116The Village, 116The Stage, 117Animal Friends, 117Better World Island, 118Baghdad Streets, 118CARE, 118Center for Water Studies, 119Teleport Hub, 119rabble.ca, 119The Learning Center, 120Ohio University, 120Art & Music Center, 120International Spaceflight Museum, 122Rocket Ride to Outer Space, 122The Welcome Area, 123Space Ships, 123 6 Virtual Travel, 125Dublin, 126Trinity College, 126The Blarney Stone, 127Fibber Magees, 127China, 128Freebie Area, 128Top Deck, 129Second Deck, 129Amsterdam, 130The Church, 130Red Light District, 130Central Station, 131Laguna Beach, 132Lifeguard Tower, 132Movie Theater, 133Ocean Avenue, 133Mexico, 134The Marketplace, 134The Temple, 134The Stage, 135Australia, 136Central Hub, 136Uluru, 136Sydney Opera House, 137San Diego, 138Hotel Coronado, 138Old Globe Theate, 139Downtown, 139Paris, 140Moulin Rouge, 140Arch de Triomphe, 141STA Travel, 142STA Orientation, 142Courtyard, 143The Office, 143The Sandbox, 143 7 Adults Only, 145The Shops, 146New Desperation Isle, 146The Forniphilia Lounge, 147The House of Torture, 147Resident Spotlight-Kande Knox, 148Sexy Land, 149xXx Fantasy Escorts, 150Wall of Escorts, 151Hotel Coral Essex, 152Neva Naughty, 152The Movie Theater, 153Donald S. Walker Health Center, 153Bits and Bobs Animations, 154Strokerz Toys, 155Orgy Island, 156The Mall, 157CARP, 158The CARP Gardens, 158The Maze, 159Lobby, 159Aglea SIM, 160Acropolis Gardens, 160Delia SIM, 161Calisto SIM, 161Playboy, 162The Cherries, 162The Grotto, 162Playboy Lounge, 163Surf Shack & Reed Resort, 163Playboy Store, 163 8 Where to Live, 165Kiama Estates, 166The SIMs, 167Surreal City, 168The Estate, 168The Arp SIM, 169Hobo Railroad, 170Arcadia Shops, 170The Infohub, 171Anshe Chung's Dreamland, 172Dreamland Asia, 172Dreamland Gothica, 173Dreamland Pride, 173SLeezyWood Trailer Park, 174Blue Marlin Real Estate, 176Resident Spotlight-Sarah Nerd, 178 A Internet Resources, 180Blogs, 180Residents, 180Online Shopping, 180Services, 180News, 181Social Networking, 181Location Directories, 181 Index, 183
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About Sean Percival

In my first life, my name is Sean Percival, a mild-mannered web developer and blogger from Southern California. I live in a nice (albeit overpriced) apartment, drive a fine German sports car, and have a beautiful wife. Sounds pretty good, right? With a setup like this, you might even wonder why I have a Second Life at all. In my Second Life, my name is Sean Voss, an explorer with a perfect physique from Landmark Island. I have my own private island and drive an even nicer German sports car. However, who really needs a car in a world where you can fly and, even better, teleport? My virtual existence is much of a fantasy life for me as it is for the millions of others who have tried Second Life. Here we live and do what we please with almost no limitations; we build what we can't find and share it with the community. To me, Second Life is much more than a game; it's a revolutionary new way to communicate and immerse yourself. For the last 10 years, I have been developing websites for various large and small businesses. Although a rewarding experience for the most part, my passion for the work was fading with each launched website. For me, the flat landscape of the web limits its potential for true immersion and interactively. Awash in a sea of poorly designed MySpace profiles and search results full of spam there has to be something better. My honest hope is that Second Life is just that-a new way to look at and engage content. In 1994, bright-eyed dotcom moguls promised us 3D shopping malls and flying cars. Second Life now offers both, with the trend of mixed reality between the real and virtual worlds continuing. We can only imagine what the final results will be. Making the leap into such an environment can be challenge for many-including myself. Upon arrival, I was unsure of where to go; hopelessly, I wandered through the world until other residents offered to help this lost avatar. After more than a year of extensive research and countless conversations with some amazing residents, I have collected some of the best destinations the metaverse has to offer. If this book helps you find your way or you experience an unforgettable moment, I'll feel my contribution is complete. I hope you'll return the favor to fellow travelers you encounter so that Second Life can continue to grow and be shared by all. Sean Percival's official website can be found at www.seanpercival.com.
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