I've tried to make blogs before. Most have failed sadly, due to my lack of interest in the things I've blogged on. I find it hard to write about politics, video game platforms, comics, cartoons, TV shows, or music. There is something I am very passionate about though, and that's Second Life. I discovered Second life in March of 2009 with my first Profile. I was such a noob then. Wandering about from club, to freebie warehouse, to combat sim, and even to *shudders* Escort Malls. I've even tread the walk of being a "Cross Dresser." Yes, my first profile, "Cheshire Macarthur" was, and when I log on, still very much a woman. I have no problems with it, because I am a Bisexual man, who prefers to explore characters. Who plays them, doesn't matter to me. However Malrik remains my primary Account now. I have more interest playing men these days. Women are treated awfully on SL, at least the majority are. Ladies, I feel for ya. I've seen how low most men get on SL.
It took me about 2 weeks to discover my first Role Play sim. Role play has been a staple of my life since 1999, when I was introduced to D&D (That's Dungeons and Dragons to those who don't know) and I was only 10 years old. Now nearly 21 years of age, I've RP'ed on a large spectrum of mediums. The RP forums of the Webcomic "Lackadaisy" held me together for probably the longest. So were my weekend D&D sessions. I began to branch out however in my later highschool years, and that was way back in 2006 for those who even remember that year without having to take a nap. It started with Habbo Hotel... which looking back on I wasted lots of time and money on. The community of RP'ers there consist mostly of "Mafia RP" and I use that lightly. Habbo's RP is a bunch of 13 year olds trying to figure out who's dick is bigger, by slapping one another across the face repeatedly until the other quits Habbo for good.
This was followed by such sites as Gaia, which has more focus on Dress Up than RP. Then came the various Browser games, such as Runescape. I even fell in with a group of RP'ers that used GTA San Andreas to RP. Sadly, most of these were nothing more than fancy pissing contests. I fell even deeper, attempting to RP for a mesely 2 days on Wild West Online Gunfighter in 2008. As I entered college, I fell back on my security blanket, The Lackadaisy Forums and a stable diet of D&D and Vampire.
In March of 2009 I was introduced to Second Life by my buddy Sean. Sean created content on second life for the College he attended. I was intrugied, mainly because it wasn't WOW (Which I had sworn never to touch, and sadly did but found it boring as hell) and it wasn't such MMO's like City of Heroes or Guild Wars. Second life was nothing but user created content.
So after my 2 week noob spell I began to explore further. For the hell of it I searched "Deadwood" in search because I was a fan of the show. Wouldn't you know it there was a sim dedicated to the town of Deadwood. When I arrived I was even more surprised to find out it was a "Role Play Sim." So I put on a freebie outfit and gun and wandered around. I quickly learned the proper way to RP in Second life. Deadwood was home to some damn good RP'ers and I am sure they are all mostly still there. Not to mention the Sim owner was very helpful. Even passed onto me a load of clothing and weaponry that he sold for prices that to this day often remain out of my price range.
Over the course of the next year I would create another 2 profiles, one of which would become my main profile, and the other 2 would fall into obscurity. Anything they had that didn't have transfer permissions was left with them and they are now nothing more than dust covered relics. I also put several sims under my belt. Spending very little time in some, and others I dedicated months too, sometimes with no results. I also met and made a staple group of friends, and we often shadow eachother. I'll cover them later on, in later posts pertaining to the Sims I met them in.
I'll be returning to, and covering sims I haven't set foot on in months. Mostly to write critiques that will hopefully be noticed by the general public through my profile on the SGS site. For now, I'll pass on a list of the sims I will be covering, in proper order. I will adivse you that some sims have sexual content hidden within... others it's in plain sight. I'm not above sexual RP, but to me it's part of the game. Two virtual avatars bumping uglies isn't that attractive to me. It's why I usually play old guys and Robots... or Priests.
1. Deadwood 1876 ✔
2. Tombstone ✔
3. Doomed Ship ✔
4. Necronom ✔
5. Midian City
6. 8th Street
7. Dead End
8. Republic of Hayao
10. 1920's Berlin Project
11. Gotham City
13. Kingdom of Sand