Gwyn pilots a starfighter in a space opera of her own creation
Finding truly groundbreaking Second Life sites among the constantly metastasizing morass of so much user-created content remains the most difficult challenges for Residents. One trick is to keep an eye on what established Second Life bloggers are writing about, because when several start blogging about the same place, you can be sure it's a great site. With that in mind, I give you Privateer Space (SLURL teleport at this link) an old school sci-fi locale full of amazing detail and charm-- an intergalatic truck stop, an asteroid belt, horny robots, and more. I first noticed it after Gwyn posted a two-fisted space opera inspired by Privateer, then noticed she was just one in many raving about it. Hotspur O'Toole wrote an illustrated, steampunk-infected tribute to it, while Lem Skall posted a breathtaking photospread, and acting on Lem's tip, Aleister Kronos went and made a voyage of his own. Privateer is owned by Aley Arai, and Kronos quotes Arai's profile, which merely describes it as a non-commercial, "huge super [immersion] silly sci-fi playland for everyone." And my guess is we'll be reading a lot more about it in months to come.