Hi guys , this will explain a little more about 2nd life.
1. What is the Second Life world? \Second Life FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions.mht. http://secondlife.com/
Second Life is a free 3D virtual world imagined and created by its Residents. To get started, you will need to download the Second Life viewer. Once installed, you will be able to walk, "teleport" or even fly to thousands of exciting 3D locations. You can also use voice and text chat to communicate with other real people from around the world.
2. Is Second Life a game?
Yes and no. While the Second Life interface and display are similar to most popular massively multiplayer online role playing games (or MMORPGs), there are two key, unique differences:
Creativity: The Second Life virtual world provides almost unlimited freedom to its Residents. This world really is whatever you make it. If you want to hang out with your friends in a garden or nightclub, you can. If you want to go shopping or fight dragons, you can. If you want to start a business, create a game or build a skyscraper you can. Itâ€™s up to you.
3. Can I die in Second Life?
No. In some designated locations, there are some combat roleplaying elements that include a health meter. But even in these areas, a Resident can never truly "die" and you will never lose your avatar or inventory. You can fly and even explore underwater areas without fear of harm. Also see "Death and Other "First Life" Worries".
4. How do I personalize my avatar?
When you register for your free Second Life account and become a Resident, you have the option to select from several "default" avatars.
Many choose to personalize their body shape and clothing even further. Using L$, you can buy everything from designer clothing to custom skins and hair from the many 3D shops inside the Second Life virtual world. Once inside, simply use the Search button and type in what you are looking for.
You can also browse for virtual goods on the Web at our shopping site Xstreet SL. Virtual items purchased on the Web will be delivered to you immediately inworld or, if you are not logged in, they will be waiting for you and your avatar the next time you enter Second Life.
5. How much does Second Life cost?
A single Basic account is FREE. Additional Basic accounts cost a $9.95 one-time fee. Premium accounts (required for getting land) start at $9.95/month and up. See Pricing for details.
6. Is there free stuff?
Yes! Although there are many virtual world shops where you can buy things with L$, there are also places that offer free items, such as clothing and accessories for your avatar. As a new Resident, you also have a sampling of free items in your inventory.
7. How do I get Lindenâ„¢ dollars (L$)? What if I run out?
Once you go inworld, you'll may wish to explore shopping sites or other services that ask for payment of a Lindenâ„¢ dollar. This is the official unit of trade in the Second Life virtual world. You can purchase L$ directly from our Linden Dollar Exchange (requires login) or from other third party websites. Residents with Premium accounts will be given a small weekly stipend of L$. All Residents can earn L$ by making and selling goods and services, holding events, and playing games.
8. I heard about a particular 3D location or event within Second Life. How do I find it?
Once you enter Second Life, you can find a place or person using the Search button at the bottom of your screen. The Search window includes an updated list of live activities under the Events tab. The Showcase tab under Search has a great list of suggested places to explore, including locations categorized by the themes of music, arts & culture, education and more. In addition to the Search window, if you know the specific name of your desired virtual world region, you can locate it via the search box in the Map window.
Outside the Second Life world, there are official discussion Forums, available to members at http://secondlife.com/
. These cover a wide range of subjects, including upcoming projects in search of talented volunteers, and classified ads for buyers in search of sellers (and vice versa.) Several dozen Resident-run fansites, commercial websites and blogs also provide these services, and New World Notes is a great weekly news resource on current events, controversies, and the latest in Resident creativity.