It seems like everyone and his uncle is always on about Second Life, so I downloaded it maybe 2 months ago. In the time since, I’ve used it maybe 60 minutes total. My sessions always go kind of like this: fire it up, try to figure out where I am and what I’m doing. That fails, so try to figure out how to make something interesting happen. Walk into or through walls, fly around, look for anything that seems the least bit involving. Finally, quit the program in a combination of frustration and boredom.
I just fired it up for the first time in several weeks. I had an invitation to attend a casino. I pressed the teleport button and was taken there. I spent a few minutes wandering about, at which I decided it was not the slightest bit interesting. It took several more minutes to figure how to get the hell out of the damn place, at which point I was asked to tip in appreciation. I finally got out of the building, flew around, got bored and quit. At this point, I’m thinking I might as well delete the damn program off of my computer. I can’t make the fun happen, and I don’t particularly feel like investing lots of time into learning that skill. I’ve always got something productive I could be doing but If I’m going to be wasting time at the computer, it seems like at the very least it should be enjoyable. I have yet to have one second of fun in Second Life.