In February of this year I wrote about Massively closing: Massively Closing? Today I see that Massively Overpowered launched February 10th. MassivelyOp.net is a new effort by the founding staff of the now closed Massively site, formerly part of Joystick.
Again, this does not appear to be written by one knowledgeable about Second Life. From just this article, I suspect whatever experience Ian has with SL is cursory. I suspect most of the story came from watching the video trailer about Remnants of Earth. Continue reading →
Another article on Second Life has popped up. It seems this one is spawned by the video promoting Remnants of Earth. You have likely seen it on several SL related blogs. (5 min video)
If you were starting to imagine the media was becoming more… accurate, balanced, truthful, and actually researching their thinking before writing, give that idea up. This writer seems to have formed most of his opinion of SL from watching the video.
Second Life™ gets a load of bad press. Now and then someone writes an intelligent piece. Mark Hay has written an intelligent piece: Second Life is Staying Alive. And the images used in the article are recent 2014-2015 images. Wow!
Second Life Staying Alive
So, I think this article is worthy of our attention and support. It does put an interesting spin on Second Life and why it remains an active place.
The site this article is on is GOOD, a magazine for the global citizen.
While Karyne distorts what SL is and misses much of what is going on, the article is not that bad. It is just the typical ignorant writer writing without bothering to do more than a minimal amount of research on their article. A basic noobie thinking they know what SL is.
You can join BI and leave comments several have. Jo Yardley comments at length. She and others referred Karyne to Flickr’s SL Looking Good, which has some awesome pictures from within SL. Jo and a couple of others refer Karyne to Drax’s World Makers on YouTube. The play list there is getting impressive. Continue reading →