Established in 2008, Builder's Brewery is one of Second Life's oldest destinations for learning. Visit and take a free training class and learn all about building, textures, scripting, mesh, animations, and more. Join their 3x award-winning group, and there is even a Sandbox for builders. Check their website for their schedule of educational events. More info at buildersbrewery.com
Second Life continues to grow thanks to its Residents, and this monument recognizes the early "beta pioneers" who helped make the baby steps possible and pushed SL into the public eye (in hand — get it?). Head north to find a public sandbox that's still used to create content, and farther north to check out what an old Welcome Area used to look like.
"The Man" statue is one of the only surviving objects from the original "Linden Town" area that was developed in Second Life during the earliest Alpha stage of its development back in 2002. At times, The Man has served as a shrine where miscellaneous offerings were left, and a celebration of the creativity SL was founded upon.
Climb on top of a giant wasp and take a guided tour of this tropical island, which first opened in 2006. Explore the library inside the central tower, relax near the spring fountain, or start an impromptu jam session with some peculiar elven instruments inside the playhouse.
These cuddly behemoths have welcomed travelers from all walks of Second Life to old Stillman, whether they were flying as avatars or arriving via zeppelin tours. Behind the bears, you can tour the legendary Ivory Tower of Primitives, where many generations of Residents have learned to build, and the freebie Bazaar and The Man statue are also worth sightseeing.
Once a remote site where applicants for the first Linden Liaison team were interviewed, curious events caused the island to transform into a rather big foot. This isn't the only cultural spot in the area: head north to see what an early Orientation Island looked like, and eastward are stages that were used for early town hall chats.
One of the first examples of detailed texturing dating back to the cusp of 2004, this cathedral proved hugely influential to successive generations of Second Life creators focused on realistic "brick and mortar" builds. Residents still use the prayer candles in memory of loved ones today.
Meauxle Bureaux is the home of the Linden Department of Public Works, a program focused on improvements related to the experience of living in and visiting the Linden Mainland. This intricate build was lovingly crafted by resident experts for all to enjoy, so come see the ultimate in shared creative spaces!
Home to the mythical Governor who's as elusive as Bigfoot, this Second Life heritage home hasn't changed much since its inception in 2002. It remains one of the few preserved examples of what inworld architecture was like back in the day. Come visit and find out how early pioneers survived before sculpted prims, then stroll to the basement for a time capsule of vintage goods.
Before Linden Homes, there was Boardman, an early experiment of a themed community in a gentle suburban style. Don't be surprised that the zoning guidelines date back to January 2003, and should you run across any of the locals, they're mighty friendly, so ask if they'll share their stories.
This island has seen many significant events, from its time as a welcoming spot for teen Residents "graduating" to adulthood to the hills used in Linden Lab ad promos for the then-new WindLight graphics. An abandoned library-turned-coffee shop is at the heart of it all, reminding us of how virtual connections can transform into real-life friendships.
Since 2008, Artizan Creative Solutions has been helping Second Life business owners establish, run and promote their businesses. With creative, innovative scripted solutions for business organisation and development needs, business advice, free starter scripts and marketing information, all business owners should stop by Artizan.
Learn to build in Second Life at the Morris Sandbox. Save your work, sandbox cleans every 5 hours!
New Second Life Residents can find a helpful hand at Helping Haven, a spot filled with experts who can share tips and tricks to getting started in SL. Visit this newcomer-friendly community for freebies, landmarks and other useful items. More at http://helpinghaven.weebly.com.
Create Your Own (cYo) has a broad collection of sculpties for builders and creators. The sculpts come with Photoshop files, so builders can easily change the colors, add patterns, affix a logo or overlay text. Create original designs and check out the latest in innovative creations.
When you take your first steps into Second Life, it can be overwhelming. We've all been there. You can go anywhere! Be anything! So... why not visit the Fae? Especially for newcomers to Second Life, they have constructed a fully interactive tutorial area, where you can learn how to walk, talk, shop, fly, and more. Attended by their wonderful Gateway Guides, the Gateway to the Faery Crossing will ultimately lead you to the lands below where you can explore the wonderful world of The Faery Crossing in its full splendor.
Owning property is a fun and rewarding part of SL, so it's important to get all the facts before making the big commitment. The VRLI helps Residents make informed decisions about land ownership by providing information on topics like management, renting, and maintenance.
Learn the very basics of dancing in SL in this education center (great for newcomers) then take the free Introduction to Dance 101 class that runs 24x7. Learn to match dance styles to the tempo and music so you have more fun dancing. Bring a partner or learn on your own. You'll be a better dance partner after taking this class. More info at 2LDance.org.
Ajuda e orientacao - idioma portugues. Nesta Comunidade Gateway, apoiamos os residentes mais novos, oferecendo ajuda para todos. Somos um Grupo de Voluntarios, desde 2009; atualizado em 2011. Community Gateway 2017. Sejam bem-vindos e divirtam-se! Help and guidance - Portuguese language. In this place, we support the younger residents, offering help for all. We are a Volunteer Group since 2009; Updated 2011. Gateway Community 2017. Be Welcome and have fun!
Last Hope Crew Scripting Sandbox has a three-day auto return and is dedicated to scripting knowledge with a beautiful forest for exploration and contemplation. Enjoy the forests and beaches while you write the next best script with the help of content creator veterans. Voice chat is enabled.
Black Tonic is a newcomer and seasoned Resident hang-out and help center. Everyone is welcome! They have tutorials for newbies, free rezzing and change rooms, a game room filled with games, a spacious dance floor, and more. Event hosting is available upon request. Bring your friends and chat awhile!
Caledon Oxbridge University (COU) is an independent, community-supported, Second Life skill-training facility, located within the Victorian-Steampunk estate of Caledon. COU supports students of all avatar ages. A primary feature of COU is the seven-building walk-through tutorial, COU also has live, walk-in classes as well as live tutors in the plaza to answer questions and provide assistance.
The goal of the VW Education Consortium (VWEC) is to bring educators together both to share what has been successful and to tackle obstacles across virtual platforms and communities. For more information contact: Valibrarian Gregg, Elli Pinion, or Dodge Threebeards.
Grupo de enseñanza y ayuda de habla hispana, tenemos a vuestra disposicion un recorrido para recien llegados con, zona gratuita, tutoriales y guias, clases semanales basicas y avanzadas, sandbox, zona infantil, juegos, punto de encuentro y galeria de arte. Celebramos distintas actividades, fiestas y eventos.
Celebrate diversity at Second Pride! This destination is the headquarters of the Second Pride organization in Second Life. Second Pride holds annual events since 2005, featuring plenty of music and fun. Spread across two regions, with everything from cityscape to a massive beach and boardwalk, all centered around a huge park that spans both regions. There are shops on the pier, carnival rides, a zipline over the beach, a working trolley to take you on a tour, and more! More info at: second-pride.com
Rockcliffe University Consortium is an online nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of science, education, and research in 3D virtual environments. There are free workshops and forums provided on a regular basis, as well as live music and movies. There's also a theater, art gallery, sandbox and a full academic research library.
Mindful Cove exists to provide both an entry point into Second Life, and an ongoing community region for newcomers and long-time residents alike, based on the core principle that SL can be an excellent place to engage in activities that support emotional and mental well-being.
London City has a multilevel freebie store with regularly updated mesh clothing and accessories. Additionally, there is a tutorial area, with Support staff to assist new Residents. You can enjoy daily events with free-to-enter contests and Linden Dollar prizes, live voice chat, a busking area, sandbox, pubs, clubs, concert area, and a large hangout park, where new and older residents mix. For details see mainlandlondon.blogspot.com
Lollygagger Lane is a newcomer-friendly slum region on mainland with a lively arts and music scene. Live performances, art exhibits, and an engaged community of gamers from some of the oldest groups in Second Life. Hobos, Amondeu Artisans, and Metaharpers have built a large array of free vehicles and other strange, whimsical content to play with on the SL road and waters. All are welcome!
GBTH is an art incubator here in Second Life. Their Welcome Area is meant to help and assist new Residents interested in seeing and developing art exhibitions on the grid. After checking the tutorial, feel free to explore the several exhibits on the region! More info at: gbth.org
New residents are invited to learn the day-to-day basics of Second Life on this lush, wooded tutorial path. Learn movement, communication, outfits, and more. Assistance and mentoring are also available for new and experienced residents alike. All are welcome, but this tutorial zone is optimized for the Firestorm Viewer. (firestormviewer.org).
Door to America is a region within Second Life built specifically to onboard new users using the theme “Second Life is a virtual world for human connection!” DtA can promote a healthy, positive, transformative learning curve for users. Second Life is porous and learned skills, talents, and lessons of all types can transcend the virtual world and bring real-world benefits. Learn more at doortoamerica.blogspot.com
Central park is a newbie-friendly hangout and sandbox. The best vacation starts by relaxing on a sofa - by the ocean! Hop around this newbie-friendly destination and meet new friends, dance your heart out, fish for rewards, enjoy horseback riding, or just lay along the shores to relax. Be your own supermodel! Shop for freebies at the sandbox and dress your avatar. These and a lot more! Visit Central Park and have the time of your life!
Backdrop City is an independent, nonprofit, community project. There is a sandbox area with a 4 hour return, along with hundreds of backdrops and scenes to use for photographers and bloggers. You can also join the free group to have access to the exclusive region with even more backdrops and updates.
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