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Second Life: The Official Guide
by Michael Rymaszewski, Philip Rosedale, Wagner James Au, Mark Wallace, Catherine Winters, Cory Ondrejka, Benjamin Batstone-Cunningham
Second Life: The Official Guide is the perfect book for anyone interested in Linden Lab?s fascinating Second Life metaverse. This book explores in detail every aspect of Second Life?s rich and multilayered virtual world, explains how it works, and offers a wealth of information and practical advice for all Second Life residents.?
The first part of the book, ?Getting a Secon...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 8th 2006 by John Wiley & Sons
(first published November 6th 2006)
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“Get a life!”
“All right. I will. I’ll get a Second Life. Here is the new me…”
As most of you know, Second Life is an online virtual community where millions of members create avatars, own land, build houses, make friends, have online sex (...how does that work exactly?), and even have babies. Although everything is virtual, many aspects of Second Life cost real money. It’s more than possible to spend a few hundred dollars a month to maintain an upscale image on Second ...more
Not bad as an overview but as with all technology of this type it's almost updated as soon as printed. Especially true with a VR world such as Second Life that allows the users to change the world. Unlike the static online game worlds the very landscape can change from day to day so references to actual places is hit or miss. The sections on using the interface, LSL scripting language and building were pretty useful as beginners guides. For more detail the online Second Life wiki is obviously mu ...more
I wanted to find out that all the hype about Second Life was about. The guide was very informative and if I ever decide to start a Second Life account, I'll look it up again; it has good tips for beginners. However, after seeing how much time Second Life takes, I decided my first life is too busy to make time for a virtual world.