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Second Life - creepy or am I just old?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WaylonJennings, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. I guess I'm behind the times because I'm just finding out about this "Second Life" online gaming experience that is supposedly the hottest thing going right now.

    The game is self-explanatory by the title - you get to live a second online life, purchasing dollars to spend, running a business, scoring with the ladies, etc., etc., etc. I've read a couple of articles on it and people are quoted about how in real life they can't do this but on "Second Life" they can, etc., etc. And a lot of people seem to be replacing their "real" lives with their better "virtual" ones.

    Two questions:

    1. Does anyone here participate?

    2. Am I wrong to be creeped out by this?
  2. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    I gave it a shot. Learned to fly, wandered around. Some girl from China followed me a bit, and then I got ignored by three people when I tried to talk to them.

    It was way too much like my real life, so I quit. :)
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Never played this game, though I'll give it a shot when my home computer gets fixed. However, I've played the Sims religiously for a few years and you could suggest I need a life for playing so avidly a pretend life.
  4. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I've played it before ... couldn't keep my interest.
  5. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    OK, this guy is definitely into second life a bit too much: http://online.wSportsJournalists.com/public/article/SB118670164592393622.html?mod=blog

  6. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I vote creepy. Besides, it would cut into my SportsJournalists.com time.
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    A House That's Just Unreal:


    Apparently, with a second life comes a second mortgage.
  8. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    The Communications dept at the college I attend bought an island in 2nd life. We (the journalism students) found it less than amusing that they were spending money on that shit instead of on better journalism teachers.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I liked this alternate online universe where I can make a bunch of pretend friends and the cute chicks find me funny and attractive the first time I was there. When it was called sportsjournalists.com.
  10. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    We were lying.
  11. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Even about the lipstick on the walls?
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