Archive for June, 2010
June 23rd, 2010
Camping in SL is one of the easiest and common methods to earn Second Life linden dollars. Linden Lab got stricter with campers a few years ago; however, it still remains largely popular. Here are three types of camping.
The way general Second Life camping works is simple, in exchange for some money, your avatar sits in one place and creates traffic for land or shop owners. With Linden Lab clamping down on camping that payouts have gotten smaller over time but it’s still a real easy way to make a few extra lindens.
Profile Picks Camping
Profile picks camping also made an appearance a few years ago. You tend to get a bit more money this way than regular camping but the downside is that you can get permanently banned from the system if you remove the location from your profile picks tab before the time that you signed up for is up. How it works:
- Register with the picks camping sign
- Place the location in your picks
- Wait a certain amount of time
- Collect your Second Life linden dollars
Traffic Cone Camping
The third type of camping is the traffic cone method. How it works:
- Find a traffic cone
- Click on it
- Go the location listed on the traffic cone
- Click it at the location again
- Camp for 11 minutes for a few lindens
- Repeat as desired
To make the camping process even easier and earn more lindens doing it many players are using camping bots. These Second Life bots, also known as macros, are basically programs designed to do camping and other tasks for you while you go the work, school, or even sleep. So all you have to do is start up your SL macro and have it automatically accumulate lindens while go about other things.
June 15th, 2010
After the ban on gambling back in 2007, Second Life’s residents had somewhat reduced opportunities on where and how to spend their Linden dollars (Second Life currency).
Casinos and gambling used to be a significant part of the SL economy. The US government, however, prohibits most from of online gambling and after an ongoing investigation by the FBI, Linden Lab made a sudden decision to ban gambling.
After the ban, many turned to the world of share trading to make their living. Ironically the world of share trading is seen by many to actually be a lot worse and riskier than gambling in itself.
Second Life’s World Stock Exchange (WSE) is located on its own island. The trading room enables players to buy or sell shares, with Limit Ordering also available. General information is given about different companies as well as stock price history and current trades.
Investing in the stock market can be a huge gamble, to lessen the risk its best that you be well informed before you decide to invest your money. SL hints can go a long way in giving you advice and ensuring that you make good money making decisions.
These Second Life hints are oftentimes released by veteran players who have mastered the game and are willing to pass their Second Life secrets on to you.
June 8th, 2010
Two days ago SL-Newspaer.com shocked many by announcing that they’re closing down after four years of covering Second Life. The reason that the newspaper’s editor Dana Vanmoer gave was that her real life might be more important than her Second Life.
Before closing down down, Dana thanked the newpaper’s staff but had some criticism for Linden Lab:
“One thing I would hope for the future of SL is that the Lindens go back and realize what they are destroying with their policies. The sheer creativity, communication and international impact somewhere like Secondlife can be is being eaten away by the Lindens stupidly ignoring the content creators with their ill thought out policies which help no-one except their own pockets.”
Like Dana, do you:
1. Find it difficult to balance your real life and your Second Life?
2. Disagree with Linden’s policy and feel that they’re not doing enough for residents like you and me?
If your answer is yes than keep reading. There are resources that you may find very useful.
Second Life bots, for example, are programs that will automatically complete specific tasks for you. So for the days you don’t have time for the game you can put these little programs to work for you.
SL hacks are also available to enhance your virtual world. These programs make the impossible possible by letting you do things never intended by regular game rules and regulations.
If you, like so many other residents, are getting frustrated, try these resources first before completely giving up on the game.
June 1st, 2010
Over the past few days, Second Life has been announcing the top ten Linden prize finalists. The winners that were selected are organizations and programs that have made a great impact in the virtual world. They stand out above the rest and are ready to lend a helping hand to not only help improve the game but also help improve the life of residents.
- One of the prize finalists was Virtual Helping Hands, an organization that helps people explore how virtual worlds can enhance the lives of those who are blind, vision-impaired, or otherwise disabled.
- Another finalist was Skoolaborate which aims to transform learning experiences for students by using engaging and relevant internet-bases technologies to deliver learning experience around global understanding and inclusion.
Second Life is full of members that have spent countless hours volunteering and helping others. There are residents that have thrived in the virtual world and have spent many hours tutoring the less fortunate by creating Second Life tutorials for them to help improve their gameplay.
Beneficial SL walkthroughs are constantly being created by volunteers for residents like you and me to lead us through the game and help us better our Second Life.
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