Second Life is a free online virtual world. A number of free viewers, enable Second Life users, called residents to interact with each other through avatars. Residents can explore the world , meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another. Second Life is intended for people aged 16 and over.
Deciding on your role:
When deciding what role you will play in Gor, consider several factors before making a final decision.
- Knowledge of Gor – If you haven’t read any of the books or spent time learning and watching, you are probably not equipped to take on just any role as a Gorean. Even a slave has some basic knowledge when they start out in their role-play.
- The specifics of your Caste – If you play a Free person you will need to choose a Caste, as therefore learn the in’s and out’s of that caste. If you pick a high Caste like physician, you may have a hard time making your character believable without doing some research into the Caste and profession you chose first.
- Know what is expected of slaves – If you choose to be a slave, understand the basics of slavery in Gor. If you are a free, know what slaves will expect from you.
- Being a Warrior or panther is not as easy as it seems – If you choose to pick a warrior type character, learn how to fight with the rules used for combat on the site you are role-playing on.
- Be sure you are ready! – Don’t engage in role-play unless you are sure youre ready for all that the role-play entails.
Deciding on your avatar:
New Second Life users select their avatars from generic male and female templates (residents and their avatars don’t necessarily share the same gender). Although a resident could use an unmodified template, everyone else would know that he or she was a newb — a new user who doesn’t know how things work. Most residents customize their avatars a little before leaving Orientation Island. One important factor in avatar customization is the inventory. The inventory holds hair, skin, objects, animations and body parts and has an infinite capacity. A user can open his or her inventory and choose to put on or remove items, like clothing or hairstyles. Residents can add to an avatar’s inventory at any time, creating a practically limitless number of avatar customization options.They can change their avatars’ appearance as often as they like.