« Coley's World: See "Reverie", a New Show of Four Great Metaverse Artists in the Second Life Sim Originalia | Main | Facebook's Cory Ondrejka: Web-Based Game Graphics Will Catch Up With Consoles "By 2013" - But Second Life for the Web Will Need a New Client »

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Ignatius Onomatopoeia

Avatar collision is a humorous solution. In 2008, two students and I were exploring an urban sim when one of them went AFK. We were at the top of a skyscraper.

"Push him," my other student urged me.

"I might get in trouble. You do it."

So the student did. We had a great laugh at that. We both blamed each other in the next class meeting.

THE GENIUS Dreddpiratebob

On occasion i have used a little thing called "BSB". A simple device of translucent physical material with a rotate script on it. When moved over an avatar it leads to quite spectacular craziness.

I do not feel bad, it happened to me the first day in SL and i still think its hilarious now.

My one rule for this situation. Jokes should not be played on AFKers when in RP (kills the narrative, better to simply patiently wait), on someone who is under emotional stress (unless you know them to be the type who it will help lighten the mood) or on newbies who will just be scared off. OR, in my case, when the person responsible will turn it into an amusing 'fairy' calender to sell for charity mentioning no names SMELLEON!

Laetizia Coronet

Of course, in my indignation, I completely forgot those situations where AFK is less voluntary. Good points there, Ophelia!

Doreen Garrigus

Yeah. Just try not to go AFK on a TP point in a no-fly zone. It's the flailing. The flailing is bad.

Annechen Lowey

Having had the issue of needing to investigate suspicious noises (or silences) with youngsters in the house, I created a gesture with the key word "/afk" to generate a chat line "Beg pardon, I must afk a moment." to let others know I am dashing off to put avert an emergency on the other side of the keyboard. Most people I know have been understanding of the need to dash off, but appreciate the warning.

Yak Wise


The old build of Martin Ren's fabulous "Flashmans" had an 'urinoir' outside of the club. Was ideal for IM-ing or going AFK.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Making a Metaverse That Matters Wagner James Au ad
Please buy my book!
Thumb Wagner James Au Metaverse book
Wagner James "Hamlet" Au
Virtual_worlds_museum_NWN
Valentine Dutchie Second Life gift
Bad-Unicorn Funny Second Life items
Juicybomb_EEP ad
IMG_2468
My book on Goodreads!
Wagner James Au AAE Speakers Metaverse
Request me as a speaker!
Making of Second Life 20th anniversary Wagner James Au Thumb
my site ... ... ...
PC for SL
Recommended PC for SL
Macbook Second Life
Recommended Mac for SL

Classic New World Notes stories:

Woman With Parkinson's Reports Significant Physical Recovery After Using Second Life - Academics Researching (2013)

We're Not Ready For An Era Where People Prefer Virtual Experiences To Real Ones -- But That Era Seems To Be Here (2012)

Sander's Villa: The Man Who Gave His Father A Second Life (2011)

What Rebecca Learned By Being A Second Life Man (2010)

Charles Bristol's Metaverse Blues: 87 Year Old Bluesman Becomes Avatar-Based Musician In Second Life (2009)

Linden Limit Libertarianism: Metaverse community management illustrates the problems with laissez faire governance (2008)

The Husband That Eshi Made: Metaverse artist, grieving for her dead husband, recreates him as an avatar (2008)

Labor Union Protesters Converge On IBM's Metaverse Campus: Leaders Claim Success, 1850 Total Attendees (Including Giant Banana & Talking Triangle) (2007)

All About My Avatar: The story behind amazing strange avatars (2007)

Fighting the Front: When fascists open an HQ in Second Life, chaos and exploding pigs ensue (2007)

Copying a Controversy: Copyright concerns come to the Metaverse via... the CopyBot! (2006)

The Penguin & the Zookeeper: Just another unlikely friendship formed in The Metaverse (2006)

"—And He Rezzed a Crooked House—": Mathematician makes a tesseract in the Metaverse — watch the videos! (2006)

Guarding Darfur: Virtual super heroes rally to protect a real world activist site (2006)

The Skin You're In: How virtual world avatar options expose real world racism (2006)

Making Love: When virtual sex gets real (2005)

Watching the Detectives: How to honeytrap a cheater in the Metaverse (2005)

The Freeform Identity of Eboni Khan: First-hand account of the Black user experience in virtual worlds (2005)

Man on Man and Woman on Woman: Just another gender-bending avatar love story, with a twist (2005)

The Nine Souls of Wilde Cunningham: A collective of severely disabled people share the same avatar (2004)

Falling for Eddie: Two shy artists divided by an ocean literally create a new life for each other (2004)

War of the Jessie Wall: Battle over virtual borders -- and real war in Iraq (2003)

Home for the Homeless: Creating a virtual mansion despite the most challenging circumstances (2003)

Newstex_Author_Badge-Color 240px
JuicyBomb_NWN5 SL blog
Ava Delaney SL Blog
Ava