My Second Life
My Second Life refers to your presence in the online virtual community where residents can interact with one another and create an actual “second life” for themselves. My experience has been an exciting adventure into the world of virtual reality.
Second Life began for me when I discovered that an online community existed where I could express myself and my creativity. Lets say as an example that I am a professional musician and Second Life can give me the opportunity to perform for many people in this virtual world every day. After joining the community I found that Second Life offered an entire alternate world for users to live out their fantasies.
My First Foray
To begin my experience I was first required to complete a simple registration form to create my Second Life account. I chose to join as a free member until I decided if Second Life was for me. Paid subscribers have more options but as a beginner I wanted to get to know my way around the Second Life world before investing any money.
During the online registration I was able to create my basic avatar. This was an important part of my Second Life experience because my avatar is my representative in the virtual world.
Later in the game, I had the intention to work on my avatar to accurately portray me, a struggling musician. Other users, I soon found, also create literal or completely different representations of themselves and many users develop fantasy personas in Second Life.
After completing my Second Life form and after downloading and installing the Second Life program I was sent to an orientation session starting at Help Island. This session was led by Second Life mentors and other Second Life newbies were also at this location.
The Second Life mentors were there to help us with the basic rules and netiquette of Second Life. We were given basic tips and tricks on existing in this virtual world and then set free to explore Second Life.
Enter at Your Own Risk
After completing few simple actions regarding the basic rules of Second Life I was able to enter the “Second Life world”. As soon as I entered I realized my Second Life experience was going to be the adventure of my life. Whatever I wanted to do I could do. I could live out a fantasy or acquire a job and exist on a day to day basis in this alternate reality.
I spent a few time practicing the Second Life basic features and since my goal was to become a musician I found my way to one of the many nightclubs in Second Life. Second Life nightclubs are where other users hang out and musicians can perform. Nightclubs are one of the games most popular businesses and a great way for musicians to get their craft out there.
I had been warned by my Second Life mentors to take some time to explore the Second Life world and get some experience before making any important decisions. I visited many nightclubs and met and conversed with other users, especially other musicians. Finally I was eventually invited to perform in a nightclub and my Second Life endeavor began.
I have now been performing using my Second Life avatar for several years and have become quite a well known Second Life musician. Second Life has opened doors for me to have my music heard and enjoyed by others. I also am able to get honest feedback from other users. I don’t spend all my time in this alternate world but I do use my Second Life identity to enjoy a more fulfilling existence.
My “Real” Second Life
The next Information is only for historical purposes. Onix1 island was tranferred to Amari Maven on December 30th 2010. Now the island is called Maven Shores but sadly all its original buildings, scripts and objects have been dismantled.
A musician is a great example of a “second Life” but it wasn't my “Real” Second Life ;-)
After several months in Second Life with the basics of the game well known, I joined a couple of good friends and decided to have my own “private island”.
After a long development Onix1 Island was finally opened to public.
The "adults only" Island of 65.536 sqm had a commercial purpose and many different things including:
- A 3 floor Mall with several shops and vendors offering all kinds of products and services.
- An Xtreme Sports Tower with 10 extreme sports and activities including: Water-Dip Bungee Jumping, Giant Swing, Skyjump, Rap-Slide, Tower-Running, Ripride, Ejection Seat, Skyscraper, Rocket-Launcher and Speed Wall-Climbing. Near the tower there were Bumping Cars and a Skydiving Pod.
- A nice Nude Beach with a wonderful landscape.
- A Beach Club with a dancing area and a bar in front of a high mountain with a waterfall.
- A spectacular "sightseeing" Rotating Tower.
- A Central Stage for main events under the xtreme tower and beside a big pool.
- A Coffee Place to sit and relax near the mall.
- A very nice SkyIsland at 700 m above main island, including an outdoor area and 2 houses with 2 floors.
- Some more small spots/activities to be discovered and enjoyed including a "Secret place" difficult to reach ;)
The island had also 2 areas with "adult" content (sex, drugs and weapons):
One underground including:
- An Adult Club with dancing poles, big aquarium, escort ads, stage for events and teleports to 3 Skyhuts at 200 m above main island.
- An Adult Spot with a futuristic Lasertag Combat Arena "shooting game" and several adult shops and vendors.
- A nice Adult Shop with a sexual fantasy Playground.
The other area with "adult" content was located in a small island at the Beach and included:
- A second Adult Playground with BDSM stuff in an old looking wooden house with main floor and terrace.
Events were organized almost daily in Onix1 Island with contests, live music gigs, DJ sessions, games, sport competitions and much more.
Onix1 Island was always in development with new activities and elements added continuously for the enjoyment of visitors and customers.
If you have access problems to adult Second Life sims like Onix1 Island you probably need to become a verified adult, check how to do it here.
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Onix1 Island Map Image.
Aerial image of Onix1 Island as it was shown with the SLURL application.
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