Since landing in China late last week, I've been wondering if I'd be able to access Second Life through the Great Firewall, especially since concerns have been raised that it might even be impossible, but now I know you can: Above, is my laptop logged into SL from my hotel in Shanghai. (That's the Bund in the background, by the way.) Lag was pretty bad, to be sure, but not drastically more than what I often experience in San Francisco. It's possible that a VPN account is needed to access SL, but I'm not quite sure; will experiment with various log-in methods. And yes, I'm posing next to a woman in a bridal outfit, because she's the first avatar I saw after logging in.
Actually, the first avatar I saw was a buck naked woman hovering in mid-air, and I guess I could have took a screenshot of that, but you know, why push your luck?Tweet