Saturday, June 30, 2007
Microsoft in Second Life in more detail
I now have visited the Microsoft Island in Second Life three times and thought I should reflect a bit more about the experience.
On the launch night I had difficulty getting to the island. Second Life kept saying it couldn't get me to the island and that it had teleported me nearby. Nearby was in fact miles away. I managed to hop to a nearer location and then teleport in. The lag was very bad, I chatted to a bloke from
I had a bit of a mooch around and then headed over to the stage for the Natalie Moody concert. I was very impressed by that, I liked the music and there was a good atmosphere in the arena. The concert was followed by dancing. Dancing was easy; all I needed to do was click the floor and accept the dance steps. I do wonder how many people at the event were there because it was the Imagine Cup event and how many because it was a free concert.
The next afternoon I visited with a colleague (Futura) and we had a quick look at the facilities. There were a load of humming birds about, and they seem to be attracted to avatars, they were very annoying and so we decided to leave.
I returned in the evening for a bit of a longer look round. The island was much less busy but still suffering from lag. I was propositioned by a guy in an evening suit who thought I might like to visit another venue: "No thanks I've come to look at the IC stuff". The annoying humming birds were still around. I picked up details of a challenge (effectively an Easter Egg hunt), I was told the first egg was in area 10, which is the area which includes the
- I couldn't get the video for the
team to stream; UK
- There was an invite to blog about my experience, but although I could read other people's blogs, there appeared to be no way to post;
- Nor could I see an egg anywhere, having organised a treasure hunt in Boracay a few months back I thought I knew about where to look for things but obviously I can't find eggs!
I'll probably go back and see if I can get some of the other videos to stream, I would like to see the