All I wanted was checking out how orientation islands looks like nowadays. I swear, that is all it was. I mean, who would ever think that Caroline makes an ALT (alternative account), sneaks around a little in Second Life and walks straight into a naughty adventurous story? This, however, is what happened. A story unfolded which involves relationships of different kinds, drama, sailing and of course, hot naughty sex adventures.
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But lets go back to where it all started. As I said above, I was curious about how the Lindens developed orientation island. You can not go back there once you left it. Hence the only way to look at it is creating a new account. So I did, under the user name Charleen67.
First thing I noticed, was the amount of starting avatars is much better then before. However the quality still sucks. No news on that front: When you first start as a noob in Second Life you will look very basic. Here is the one I had chosen:
Really it doesn’t actually matter which one you chose. Sooner or later you will change your looks anyway, unless you want to be a “forever noob” in SL.
What did improve drastically in my opinion, is the learning path. Just like before, you have to go through a series of exercises, in order to learn how to move your avatar and camera. Design and functionality of the path improved a lot. See yourself:
I particularly like that little weasel around there and the aquarium. Really cool.
Another improvement is social island. When you leave orientation island you get transported right there. Unlike orientation island here older residents have access too. Great place to talk to some experienced residents or get some coaching to get started. But the best thing about social island is, that you can choose between different themed gates. Whatever your interest is, you choose one of those gates and you get teleported to a relevant region. I have no idea, how the Lindens choose those destinations, but they are not very picky I can tell you that much.
I found myself on the gate to adult entertainment. Wait, I told myself, you are here to take pics form the starting point of Second Life. Don’t get into more now. I said don’t! To late, the temptation was just too overwhelming and seconds later I found myself on an adult rated beach.
There I am. Once again with a new avatar, no lindens, no landmarks, no friends on the list. However, at this point I did not even imagine how soon this would change dramatically. At this stage, it was impossible to forsee , that in just a couple of weeks, I would be leaning in the kitchen of a luxury villa with a drop dead gorgeous avatar in a sexy outfit and would be thinking:
What the fuck, did all that really happen? After all, I just was having a quick look at orientation island.
More on that in my next articles under the categorie “Charleen”. Stay tuned, this is to be continued and will probably be one of the most breath taking stories you have ever read on Second Life Adventures!