Saturday, April 14, 2007

To boldly go...

"To boldly go where no man has gone before..." Well thousands have visited the Galaxy sim now.

Galaxy is the base of Test station 3, run by the Federation, a circular space station hovering at an altitude of about 250 m. The nearby sim Aeon houses the offices of Starfleet Command and a 3rd sim, Constellation, is under construction. Many Star Trek fans come here to do role playing.

The Galaxy sims is the largest Star Trek cluster on the grid (sofar), but there are other Trekkies inworld.


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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Dancing Stormtroopers

The virtual world of Second Life gives people seemingly endless opportunities to have an eternal carnival. Bizar outfits can be observed at almost every street corner. Tons of people do serious roleplaying in sims on the Elfencontinent or the Star Trek sim, but here's an odd one out "the dancing stormtrooper"

When I just finished my virtual shot of whiskey in (arguably) SL's most popular bar, the Blarney Stone in virtual Dublin, I suddenly came across this phenomenon. One should try to picture a full grown actor wearing the heavy metal outfit from the original score and shove him into a warm, crowded pub. On the other hand, try to imagine the stormtroopers dancing the jig in the Empire strikes back...

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