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Creation Date: July 5th, 2007 09:57 PM
Fritz_Brown Fritz_Brown is offline
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PbP fun: This was back when we had the group functions working. Hunter had to shut t...
September 7th, 2013 10:35 PM
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September 2nd, 2013 05:52 PM
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  #14 New March 4th, 2008 10:37 PM
I've been away a while, playing in Second Life. It's been interesting, but we have discovered a few things:

It doesn't work well for actual role-playing in some ways. It's great for "being in character" when doing dialog, but combat doesn't work so well. The main problem being that we haven't yet found a way to simulate skills and such. So, my skill with a weapon is entirely dependent on my video game skills and the power of my puter.

It's a lot harder to create an interesting world - if interesting means Non-Player Characters. You can simulate some things, but you really haven't considered how important the lowliest NPC is until you've had a fabulous city in which to RP - and it's totally empty (like a graveyard). All those things that get summed up in a ref's description - "The crowd moves slowly in the heat and humidity. You notice the lack of cacophony normally associated with a market anywhere in the known universe - it's very orderly and ...." - well, you get the idea.

To build a place to play takes a lot of money! And, if noone comes and rents houses and storefronts, it's a giant drain of money and time. So, you need those NPCs for more than color.... :eyeroll:

SL is a time suck! You can spend hours just wandering about, not doing much of anything, unless you count "camping" somewhere to earn a few pennies a day. It's still fun, though.

Oh yes - please go check out my MTU info (here). Please take a look at the info, and comment away.
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About Me
Living in Hampton Roads, VA, but my heart's among the stars. Would love to play, if anybody is out this way... :sniff:

About Me:
Occupation: Military Contractor
Location: , Virginia
United States
Traveller Interests: Classic
Any where I'm reffing or playing
Other Interests: The Fantasy Trip, Rolemaster

Other than fencing, I have no time for hobbies.

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