SL--The Adventure Continues III
I'm in the middle of building a rather complex building when out of nowhere some mentally unstable individual decides to try and cage me.
This time I have countermeasures. I fire up my U Bar defensive measures and manage to evade some six plus caging attempts. My building site is littered with cages showing clearly who the culprit is.
I'm ticked, needless to say. I determine who the griefer is . . . and fire off an abuse report to Linden immediately. I tell them I have tangible evidence of the attack.
Surprisingly, just a few minutes later a flying green angel creature rezzes in. It's Teardon Linden (ty Teardon) and Teardon gathers up all the physical evidence. I was quite impressed with Linden's response time on this. Just a titch sooner and they may have caught the culprit in the act.
Anyway, that's two attacks on me in less than two months on SL. Frustrating.
I'm building now. I'm putting together a structure that will be my first marketable major product, and it'll serve as my main store when I finally open it. Lots of fun.
And, as a result, I'm learning quite a bit every day. Especially helpful have been the classes at NCI (New Citizen's Inc.). Check them out if you haven't already. They offer an extensive free schedule of courses to help you get up and running fast in SL. So far I've taken four of these; I highly recommend them to all newbees.
At this point, I've also read two books which have turned out to be immense gold mines of information. Those books are:
- Second Life: A Guide to Your Virtual World by Brian A. White
- The Entrepreneur's Guide to Second Life: Making Money in the Metaverse by Daniel Terdiman.
[These links will take you to Amazon.com where you can read more about each book.]I highly recommend these books to everyone. [ASIDE: Does anyone else have any other good book recommendations re SL?]
I'm intent on learning about Linden Scripting Language (LSL). It seems that to do anything really nifty in SL you have to know how to use LSL. I've attended one NCI class so far and I'll be going to more as soon as they're offered.
I'm also intent on becoming a first-class builder. We shall see. It took me about three days to erect my main store's basic structure. To give you an idea of the magnitude of this structure, it sits on a 2048 m^2 plot of land and fills up the plot.
This week I'll be texturing and working on getting control scripts for windows, doors, security and lighting working the way I want them to.
I have no interest in creating clothes; there are way too many people doing this already. I also have no interest in doing skins or shapes. Flexi and Sculpty forms intrigue me, so I'll be playing with them for the next few days too.
Anyway, that's enough for now. Back to tinkering.