Here's some good Second Life advice from a 7 year SLer and longtime SL blogger Eddi Haskell worth sending to people just starting to explore. Here's just three from there worth repeating here:
- "There is no such thing as a Second Life secret. In the world of instantaneous IM's, and virtual avatars, there are very few people who can keep a secret in Second Life.
- "You are never going to get rich in Second Life. You probably cannot make a full time living out of being here either. The days or making a fortune in real estate, gambling, or running a rigged 'pay for votes' beauty contest ended about 6 years ago.
- "Anyone can look fantastic in Second Life; beauty should not be skin deep. However, few have the talent to look great without some outside help from professional Second Life designers... And guys -- most male avatars have legs that are too long and heads that are too small for their bodies. Make sure you are in proportion if your shape is mod."
Much more here. SL oldbies -- by which I mean (let's say), anyone who's been doing this for over 5 years -- what advice would you add?