Finrod Ghennyn Posted June 13, 2011 Share Posted June 13, 2011 I guess this story will be a big bore for all the experienced players. But the new players may be inspired by it anyhow on some way or another.I thought I'd tell you how I ever started on SL. I think it was short after SL had developed from 'messenger login screen' to actual viewer after seeing something about it on the telly. First thing I did was hop onto the grid and I started hammering away. I build some chairs and random furniture witch in my eyes seemed pretty well done. I suppose they will now just appear are cylinders. After finding out building wasn't really my talent, I met a guy called Thoys. He sold bots that we're used in the camping-ages of SL. Next to his shop (where I was usually floating around.) I met a photographer, who made pictures of avatars, processed them in Photoshop and gave them a neutral colored or transparent background. I was greatly inspired by this, I had never done anything into digital art/3d modeling or anything similar. I swiftly went to my home-build 'merchant stall' witch existed from 4 square prims, selling freebie music cds for 1L$. I was usually giving them away for free anyways if I liked the person showing interest. I got myself a trial version of somekind of photo-editing program. The next months I was intrigued by the fun I had on working on peoples avatars. Allot of hours later, I had my own little mainland 'stall'. A square hollow box where the costumer would stand in and be screenshotted with. I'd take away the background and make it something fancy. (Witch would look terrible compared to nowadays.) I only charged about 15 or 10L$, and I was usually done in 5-10 minutes. With as main thought, I was enjoying my life on SL and not getting rich. After working for days on this, i expanded and build a cinema showing movie trailers from Quicktime.com. Ofcourse the only visitor being myself, i had an amazing time. Then i met a friend Jody, he made any prim do magical things. Or atleast, from a noob state of mind. I wanted to learn scripting then. I took on my LSLwiki, and my IM-window and practised for days and days and days. Never really hooked up a big fish, never got a big product because i couldnt build/texture. Also i had 0L$ on me, and i refused to buy lindens. Stubborn as i was, i banged on creating whatever popped-up my fantasy. Even got myself an island in a borrow-work-situation.Ever since these magical noob-experiences, i miss the old SL. I guess the proffesionals took over, creating extremely beautiful houses. Also the open-mindedness of the residents have changed from social to business. Maybe this is why i charish the people that are still in my Friend-list soo much after all this time.The message i am trying to transfer through my story is that SL is not at all money. You can have a laugh without a ton lindens, or a flat reaching out on megaprim heights. I hope you enjoy SL as much as i did. Im currently lost in the modern changes, SL being one big mall with trash. Hard to find a fun community. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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