Interesting fan tribute to Disneyland in Second Life

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Interesting fan tribute to Disneyland in Second Life

Post by jasondlnd » Jan Mon 26, 2009 3:23 pm

Curious as to if anyone here has ever tried Second Life...

Second Life is a free online 3-D virtual world. I ended up trying it out about a week ago on a recommendation from a friend, and found that someone was building a fan tribute to Disneyland, called Magicland.

Kind of neat to have seen everything they built...they have Main Street, Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Fantasyland, with more that seems to be under construction.

I have links if anyone wants to check it out:
Second Life: http://www.secondlife.com
Magicland: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/254/72/30

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Post by cap396 » Jan Tue 27, 2009 7:39 am

That is kind of neat, except that I can't get it to zoom in to see it in more detail. I've seen some amazing Disney park recreations with the computer game called Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.

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Post by figmentaholic » Jan Tue 27, 2009 8:14 am

I tried to play it, but it is SO graphic and processor heavy that my poor little laptop chokes on it. :(
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Post by Len90 » Jan Tue 27, 2009 11:20 am

I had somebody talk about this in a psychology class while talking about virtual worlds. It seemed extremely complicated and tough to grasp. I'm sure it must be fun, but it is definitely something that would be time consuming.
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Post by Jacca5660 » Jan Tue 27, 2009 1:00 pm

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Post by elizabethswann » Jan Tue 27, 2009 3:32 pm

I've never tried playing Second Life before (since I'm usually playing other games) but that was really nice of them to do a tribute. Maybe one day when my attention span doesn't wander so much I'll consider playing it.

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Post by figmentaholic » Jan Tue 27, 2009 11:26 pm

Len90 wrote:I had somebody talk about this in a psychology class while talking about virtual worlds. It seemed extremely complicated and tough to grasp. I'm sure it must be fun, but it is definitely something that would be time consuming.


Well, it is really like alot of other what are called "MMORPG"s (massively multi-player online role playing games), you can put as much or as little time into it as you want to.
It isn't too hard to grasp how to play and how to move. It was tougher for me because I play World of Warcraft (another MMORPG) and I am used to those movement controls , so I have to kind of re-train myself when I limp on to SL.
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Post by Len90 » Jan Wed 28, 2009 1:05 am

figmentaholic wrote:
Len90 wrote:I had somebody talk about this in a psychology class while talking about virtual worlds. It seemed extremely complicated and tough to grasp. I'm sure it must be fun, but it is definitely something that would be time consuming.


Well, it is really like alot of other what are called "MMORPG"s (massively multi-player online role playing games), you can put as much or as little time into it as you want to.
It isn't too hard to grasp how to play and how to move. It was tougher for me because I play World of Warcraft (another MMORPG) and I am used to those movement controls , so I have to kind of re-train myself when I limp on to SL.
Interesting. I just have soooo many things that I am caught up in, I don't think I could take another!
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Post by figmentaholic » Jan Wed 28, 2009 8:53 am

Len90 wrote:
figmentaholic wrote:
Len90 wrote:I had somebody talk about this in a psychology class while talking about virtual worlds. It seemed extremely complicated and tough to grasp. I'm sure it must be fun, but it is definitely something that would be time consuming.


Well, it is really like alot of other what are called "MMORPG"s (massively multi-player online role playing games), you can put as much or as little time into it as you want to.
It isn't too hard to grasp how to play and how to move. It was tougher for me because I play World of Warcraft (another MMORPG) and I am used to those movement controls , so I have to kind of re-train myself when I limp on to SL.
Interesting. I just have soooo many things that I am caught up in, I don't think I could take another!


Yeah, that was yet another reason (besides choking my poor computer) to stop using SL.. :)
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Post by jasondlnd » Jan Wed 28, 2009 2:59 pm

Yes...Second Life can be time consuming...It took me about a day or so to get used to the controls, as I had never tried a 3-D world before. Fortunately, my computer was able to handle the 3-D graphics with no problem. :)

There is a search function in Second Life...being the Disneyphile that I am, the first thing I searched for was "Disneyland" and found Magicland :mickey3:

Interesting to note is that they have re-creations of working attractions, including the Peoplemover, CircleVision with America the Beautiful, and even the Railroad circling the park. Their attention to detail is quite amazing...kind of made me yearn for the Disneyland of yesteryear!

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Post by Gymfan15 » Jan Fri 30, 2009 4:18 pm

That's pretty neat! Too bad I can't zoom in and see it closer, though...I guess I'd need to get the application?

I'm not really into role-playing type things...only game I ever liked was Sims Tower. Now THAT was addictive.
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