Searching for a Virtual World?
February 25, 2004 11:47 PM   Subscribe

Searching for a Virtual World? Then you might want to start with the VirtualWorldsReview.
posted by chaz (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
looking at the images on that site made me wonder - are all avatars on these sites young, thin and with a decent income? are there sites where you can get fat people, or old people, or people with dirty clothes, or people in wheelchairs, or with walking frames or little buggies, etc?
posted by andrew cooke at 4:36 AM on February 26, 2004

Andrew, I play Second Life, there is a huge mix of avatars on there - fat, thin, young, old, etc. - due partly to the massive array of creative tools available to the players and partly due to the type of people who play it. I can definitely recommend it.
posted by chrid at 6:37 AM on February 26, 2004

posted by andrew cooke at 7:30 AM on February 26, 2004

Neat stuff, fun to play around with but I'm not sure I really see the point. Is it really just chats with figures running around?
posted by fenriq at 8:00 AM on February 26, 2004

That's right, Fenriq, that's right. Nothing to see, move along.
posted by chrid at 3:48 PM on February 26, 2004

what's a good free mac-world out of these? (or are none free?)
posted by amberglow at 7:34 PM on February 26, 2004

An in depth look.
posted by arse_hat at 10:41 PM on February 26, 2004

I've been playing There since January 5th. Although "playing" isn't exactly right as it's not really a game. Chatting is a big part of There, although there are activities such as buggy riding, hoverboarding, hoverbiking, quests, owning/building homes, etc.

The avatars in There are said to be about 25 years old or so. You can customize size/shape/facial features/skin/hair quite a bit.

There has a free two week trial period. That should give you a good idea as to whether or not it's your cup of tea.

If anyone is interested in trying it out, email me and I'll give you my avatar name so I can show you around.
posted by deborah at 7:19 PM on February 28, 2004

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