Collected some L$ via my Marketplace Sales and didn´t do much with it apart from paying rental for my land or texture and mesh uploads, it looks like I saved a good bunch of Linden Dollars on my “Bank Avatar” and maybe I should pay out next days. I do it every now and then.
And there comes the question what I would do with the money. And I am nosy if you pay out and what you buy for the money. Do you share your experience?
In the past I bought a lot of stuff for my fish tank in real life. As I get Second Life money on the paypal account, the best way to spend it is shopping in the internet and you know there are lots of shops which support paypal. If I am true my payouts aren´t that massive but at least after some month it can become a good amount for smaller stuff. I purshased very cool plants for my fish tank, fertilizer for these plants, I made a 30$ bargain for a Co2 equipment (used) on ebay which cost new more then 150$. Yea the Co2 bargain was a real blast and payed with money which came from Second Life. I also bought food for my fish and some stuff for my cat. Last year I bought a game via gamersgate and I did pay a lot of World of Warcraft Gamecards with my Second Life money. Yea I think thats what I did with the money in the past 3 years. It wont make me rich.. thats what I learned. So monthly that money is not a big pot but if I save it a little bit, it can indeed help me out ever and anon 🙂 That is funny.
So how do you handle this? Do you have SL income? Do you pay out? What do you buy for the money? Or do you spend it only inworld? Or is this all top secret for you? If so.. no problem 🙂
There is really a difference between my first and second Life. Yes I clean up my rooms every day in my first Life but does that mean its fun to do the same in Second Life?
No really.. I do not see much reasons why I should clean my Second Life land, skybox or sandbox. Its sometimes so that I let differend objects on my land because I still want to finish the piece so that it is a finished product some day. Yea… someday! Thats the problem.. I work on differend objects but I do not make my own timeframe when it has to be finished. I see no reason for that as Second Life should be fun and not work. And I work only if it doesnt feel like work. That means if I am inspired. Then I do love all the work but as I said it doesnt feel like work then.
So you can see the result above in the Screenshot. Its really a mess in my little “sandbox” and some time ago I had some neighbors at the same altitude in the sky. I believe they left me because I am untidy. Lol! 🙂
However… there is no tendency to improve.
I think its somewhat cool to be that differend in Second Life compared to the real Life. Im not sure.
One good thing is that you often find very old scripts in any of these cubes I rezzed month ago. That is sometimes like christmas with the only difference that I can have christmas often in Second Life 😉
Its funny to find ideas from the past, yes.
But its really not so that my virtual area is the only untidy place. There is still my inventory which beats that! I think I would be lost without a search function. My inventory is a real mess and cluttered with tons of own pojects or bought stuff like clothes and whatever.
Even if I said there is no tendecy to improve, it now came to my mind that I defenetly should clean up some day before its to late! But lets see if this ever happens. 🙂
Is your Second Life so untidy like mine? For sure I am happy about each comment.
Here is the list of my top five favorite games I usually love and play:
1. World of Warcraft ( For me this game is pretty relaxing and i can immerse in this world.. all my friends play it so I do too.)
2. Second Life (I love the creativity of all the peoples there.. I also like to be creative by my self there..)
3. Civilization IV (My brother did show me this game.. since then I install it from time to time and play some rounds!)
4. Battlefield 2 (yea my friends coerced me to play but today I love it and now we wait for Battlefield 3)
5. The Sims 3 (This game can be fun.. create your family and create your house.. I can spend hours with this game!)
How looks your top five and why do you play these games?
EDIT and Update: System Requirements are now really official revealed: Click here – Battlefield 3 System Requirments
Ok the heading of the blogpost is a lie. In fact the System Requirements for Battlefield 3 aren´t revealed now and that is my problem!
Long time ago I did play Battlefield 2 with all my friends but after that time we had a huge brake with ego shooter´s because we did play World of Warcaft most of our time then.
But few days ago I did get a phone call from one of my old friends and BF2 clan members.. he said “Hey cutie.. did you hear about BF 3 which will be released soon at autumn 2011?”…
He did continue.. “I did speak with all our old clan mates and most of them will play BF 3 because it wont be similar like that crap Bad Company 2.. it will be a real sequel of BF 2 and BF 2142!”
I must admit he infected me with his euphorias about the coming Battlefield 3.
Ok so I checked the internet if there are any System Requirements revealed but in fact they arent revealed yet. All what we know is that it will use the Frostbite 2 Engine.
So now I am not sure what to do.. here is my hardware equipment I use at the moment:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz Dual-Core Prozessor PiB Sockel AM2 2x1024kByte L2-Cache 1000MHz FSB
RAM: Corsair TwinX 2 x 2GB CL5 with 5-5-5-18 XMS DDR2-800 RAM (4gb)
Videocard: NVIDIA GeForce Gainward GTS 250 with 512 mb
Mainboard: Gigabyte M56S-S3
OS: Windows 7
So I am not sure if this will be enough. Should I upgrade to a better videocard? I also could upgrade my 4gb Ram to 8gb Ram? I dont know if those games use 8gb.. Im not sure if this will be an improvement.
If I would need a new CPU.. Then I can buy a new mainboard because I cant use higher CPU`s then this with my mainboard.. Oh and if I would need a new mainboard.. then I also need new DDR3 Ram and that would cost me a lot all together.
So thats why I hope that upgrading will do it! Whats your opinion or suggestion? And what do you think will Battlefield 3 require? I would be happy if you leave a comment here. 🙂
EDIT: Since I was able to start the BETA of Battlefield 3, I can tell you that the game works on my system very very well without performance issues. The only change on my system is that I bought a Gainward GTX 570 Phantom. No FPS Problems. BF3 is running smooth on my system.
Today I cleaned the List of Second Life Groups I am in. So I had to ask my self for each Group why this Group could still be useful for me in the Future.
Then I came to the idea to write a little Blogpost about that Topic. So here comes a List of Groups I´m in and I would like to suggest. I would be happy if you leave a comment here as well. Maybe you have some Groups you want to suggest too and maybe you think that you are in some Groups which are defenetly worth to join.
So here comes my List….
“College of Scripting Music Science” That Group helped me out several times when I had Questions about Second Life scripting. If you are scripter in SL or somone who want to learn scritping, you should join. This Community is very friendly and there is open Groupchat where you can ask your LSL related Questions. A very cooperatively Group of Peoples.
“Builder’s Brewery” This Group is for Builder. You can share Informations or ask for help. Its for beginner but also for experienced Builders. You also will be informed there about Lessons and Classes and other helpful Meet-Ups.
“Builders Exchange” Same like above. A Group for Builders to share Informations or ask for help.
“Phoenix Viewer Support” I think I dont need descripe because the name says already everything. So join if you use the Phoenix Viewer.
“Housemusic All Night Long” A Group for those who want to find best House-, Electronic- and Minimal Partys. They inform you time by time via Groupchat or Notecard.
“SoNiC DoPeHeAdZ” Here again a Group for those who like to find Partys and Events with Electronical Music. Mostly Underground stuff as well.
“Club On Call” Thats a Group for Clubowner, Clubmanager and so to find peoples who need Job. You can place an offer in the Groupchat but you shouldn´t spam or advertise.. thats clear. Indeed this Group is also for Peoples who would like to find a Job. So they could ask in the Chat as well.
I am in some more Groups which are more privat or not worth to mention because they are my own 😛 So above.. that was my List which I would defenetly suggest.
What kind of Groups are your favorites? Any cool suggestions? Just write a comment here as it maybe could be helpful for other readers as well. Maybe for me too 🙂
If you think “OMG! I can’t find my blog on Google!”, you should defenetly take a look at this cool writen Guide here:
Today I did read that Guide and found some very helpful Tips and Tricks about SEO “Search Engine Optimization”.
You should take a look there if you write in a Blog. Im sure some of us who use Second Life and write in a Blog had already some Questions about that Topic. Me as well.. so take a look into the Guide if you want to learn some Google and Blog related stuff. 🙂
I know some of us use the xfire Tool beside the games we play as this is the easiest way to make screenshots, videos and upload it fast without trouble. In addition xfire lets us broadcast our online activity if we want to, on a very easy way. So for sure we want to use this Tool with Second Life as well. But the main problem is that xfire only supports the official Second Life Client. Lately a friend asked me howto add a third party viewer like the Phoenix Viewer to xfire (Indeed this is probably working with all other TPV´s). And I thought this is something which could interest other peoples as well. If you still dont know whats xfire for, just see what Torley wrote about this wonderful Tool here. Or take a look at the Official Xfire Website.
I will explain how to add the Phoenix Viewer to xfire. As I said it is probably working with all other Third Party Viewers. I tested it also withFirestorm Viewer. If you noticed it´s working with any other TPV you use, then feel free to add a comment here and name the Viewer and mention that it worked too.)
First I need to say it is much more simple then you can imagine:
1. First of all we go to our Phoenix Viewer directory. There we look for the file called “PhoenixViewer.exe” (in some releases it is just called phoenix.exe) and rename it to “SecondLife.exe”. (Indeed, if you use another Second Life Third Party Viewer, you must locate the right Viewer exe)
2. We open our xfire client and go to “Tools” on the top of the xfire working box and there we go to the options panel:
3. Here we open the “games” Tab:
4. Now if Second Life is not in the list on the right site, we just have to find Second Life in the “Not installed” List. If Second Life is already in the List of “installed Games” you just have to click on it.
5. Change Second Life from “Automatically Detect” to “Manual Detect” and set the “Detect Path” by click on “Browse” to your renamed “SecondLife.exe” in your Phoenix Viewer Folder.
6. The final step is to click on “Apply” to save this settings.
Now just make a new shortcut on your desktop to your SecondLife.exe in your Phoeniox Viewer directory, start the Phoenix Viewer and have fun using xfire with Second Life together. 🙂
This is the way how xfire will accept Phoenix Viewer as the Second Life client and after all this, xfire will detect the hours you played Second Life and you will be able to take Screenshots, Videos and upload them to the xfire Webspace. Or if you like to broadcast your activity online.. now you can do everything with your Phoenix Viewer what is offered by xfire! 🙂
Today I was bored and explored the SLUniverse Forums. Found a Thread where someone show of the own Blog with somthing like a Newbie Guide. Well, Im not new to SL but I thought this is something pretty interesting to share:
I think it should be very appreciated that SL Users who are already very familar with Second Life, share Informations for Newbies who start with SL. And thats why I just wanted to share the Link to this great Beginner Guide too.
Maybe some of you are new to Second Life and could need it. If not.. if you know already everything about Second Life, you still could share this Link if you know a Newbie or if someone ask you for beginner-questions. 🙂
Great Guide and thanks goes to Pussycat Catnap.
Linden Lab announced in a new Blogpost “Next steps for Mesh Import” that Mesh Import is soon in the Open Beta. As I own a 3d application called Macon Cinema 4d wich supports Collada Files, I first would say “Woow great news! Mesh Import is not far away”. But on the other side I think this all this is pretty alarming. But why do I think so?
I could imagine if Mesh Import is going live that lots of peoples will grap some Files from TurboSquid or any other Website where you can buy or get free objects. This could mean that many mesh creators who did offer there stuff on any other website could get ripped off. And I think that it is safe to say that Linden Lab will get lot of more work because a real big bunch of DMCA troubles.
So from this angel its a bad news. Sure for mesh designers its a great news. But the “grab some mesh and import it” will bring much trouble this is safe to say. Its a great news for fair designers who did create the mesh them self.. but criminal peoples will exploit “Mesh Import”.. they just need to attend any mesh and upload it to Second Life.
Im sure the Future will bring much more trouble. And if you ask me.. why is Linden Lab working on these improvements? Shouldn´t they rather improve the Grid first and all the Grid Performance Problems? Im not a technical and dont know much about the technic behind the Grid but anyhow I guess that Mesh Import will bring more lag then we have already.
So.. yea.. I´m pretty unsure about this news. Yea.. I think it is fine but also alarming.