And that’s Second Life on a MacJanuary 13, 2007 at 11:47 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments
Tags: Apple, SecondLife
I’m a bit of a curious cat, and after Lenina announced her plans of entering Second Life to make money (the business plan’s probably not too carefully thought out yet), I wanted to have a look myself. I earned 1 Dollar for a half hour stint, after which the program froze 😕
Plus, I couldn’t see myself, i.e. could see my avatar’s strange headpiece and my footsteps if I took any. Oh, and the necklace, but that was it. First I thought that maybe, as a newbie, I would have to interact with Second Life and its residents a bit more before earning the right to be visible – kind of a neat idea, I thought (and an evil instrument to mark the new kids on the blog 😉 But then I found out that most of the folks around me were also new – looks like the place where I started was the inverse equivalent of the New Jersey turnpike in Being John Malkovich. The arbitrary location where the system spits you out. But anyhow, they could see themselves.
This chappie in the brown jumper said that his girlfriend was also using a Mac and that she had had copious problems – and eventually gave up. That was just before the screen froze. So I guess that Second life wasn’t really made for Apple folk – and that puts me off the game right away..