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Wednesday, January 05, 2022

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Honza Noyes

I added a story of my own: https://www.reddit.com/r/secondlife/comments/rsxxti/comment/hrgwfkm/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Holly Hammond

Surfing in SL also gave me the confidence to surf in RL and I became very good in the real world & virtual world

Cindy Bolero

'Can't even begin to touch on our case studies on first responder training. Several team avatar roleplayers that joined in to help train with pros ended up going for a career as EMT, firefighter, and other related occupations.

One of our younger roleplayers came upon a multiple car accident in real life. He triaged the scene, and when the first responders arrived, he reported and spoke like a pro and they were amazed! "Where did you learn that? he responded, "Secondlife". The mayor of his town acknowledged him with a special hero citizen award.

But family RP killed everything after 5 years of administering a 12 region continent for the first responders. Professionals saw adults dressed and acting like children and that did not fly with them. So I had to take the concepts to another game engine which allowed for better focus and experience. But with much greater expense.

To this day, first responder roleplay is one of the biggest industries in Secondlife. They have all the stuff! I remember the first fire trucks were a barely driveable box with a texture on it. Now they have gobs of interactive virtual apparatus, vehicles, aircraft, wearable gear, smart fires, smart hoses, and if you happen to get involved, you will experience very professional activities carried out. You will also learn how to save lives.

Cop roleplay? thats a whole nuther thing. Avoid them at all costs if they apply to be security on your sims. If they aren't attached to and involved with a first responder group and come with references, they could be psychos that will ruin your community. I know first hand.

West Shaka

that my surf pic lol

Foxxy Scorpio

I own a DJ School in SL, I have had several of our students go on to become real life radio DJs.
I am so proud of them all.
Foxxy Scorpio

Innovaision

@Holly Hammond, I posted the original note about learning to surf in SL. Glad to hear that worked for you, too! We should go surfing in SL some time!!

Coughran Mayo

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