Saturday, April 01, 2006

Second Life

I was thinking about trying second life, just to see what all the hoopla was about, but there are a few things hindering my trial.

The first is cost. You can get a week free, with a meager allowance, and no property. Or you can shell out 10 bucks for a single month account, if you sign up for a subscription. Awfully expensive for something I don't know if I'll like, esp since there is almost no way to try out the major features of the game, without paying. (Although, I could sign up for a month, then cancel within seven days, and get a free ride...)

Secondly is the suprising lack of usefull info on their site. The entire thing is marketing bs designed to get you interested, but not really answer your questions. Even the offical developers site is very... crappy.

Last, but certianly not least, is the inability to chose your own name. To be more accurate, you can chose whatever first name you want, but the last names are all predefined, and most of them suck. None of them jumped out at me with any sort of enthusiasm at all. Very unimaginative, and definately the deal breaker.

Anybody actualy a member? Tried the game out? What do you think about it?


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