Thursday, December 18, 2008

The best list of virtual world links.

I just came across an excellent list of virtual world links. It's at .

Joining all the virtual worlds listed there, even just the free ones, and participating a bit in each world, reading and posting in each world's forum, studying a bit about the technology involved in each, etc., would take a fair bit of time and should transform a virtual world novice into someone with a fair grasp of the virtual world scene.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mabinogi - Nexon Fantasy Life world

I opened a Nexon account a few minutes ago to try out the Mabinogi Fantasy Life world. The download is 846 megs. I might not have started if I'd realized that.

I'm not actually much of a game player. I find virtual worlds interesting, and enjoy the graphics in games like WoW, but actually playing games with rules that require you to concern yourself with winning and losing, understanding strategy, remembering what the hell you were doing ten minutes, and other mentally challenging things isn't really my cup of tea.

The graphics looked interesting here, so I figured I'd give it a try.

My avatar name for this new Nexon account is Sharcel, the same as the first name of my Second Life avatar Sharcel Bellic.

Having joined Club Cooee earlier, and now Mabinogi, I'd like to issue a request for easier names to spell. Virtual Worlds and 3D chats should have names like "Sam" or "Tom".

Club Cooee - 3D chat

I signed up with Club Cooee today, a 3D chat that doesn't have a normal window background, displaying it's 3D avatars, furniture, rooms, and it's 2D menu on the screen over top of whatever was running when you started Club Cooee. I don't like that effect at all. Why would I want to see a partially obscured word processor file or page of Google News behind a 3D "world"?

Club Cooee is unable to connect on my older lousier computer, but seems to work ok on my not quite as old better computer.

My avatar name there is ChuckBaggett.

Techcrunch had invitations to the Club Cooee beta at .