Recently, I brought up a controversial topic, though at the time I didn’t realize how controversial it was.
The gist of it: I said Second Life is a virtual world, not a game. It’s a place you may find games, but the world itself is not the game.
Based on the furious responses, you’d have thought I brought up politics.
Second Life not being a game isn’t just my opinion. The creators of Second Life say it’s not a game.
“Second Life is an online multimedia platform that allows people to create an avatar for themselves and have a second life in an online virtual world… In many ways, Second Life is similar to massively multiplayer online role-playing games; nevertheless, Linden Lab is emphatic that their creation is not a game: ‘There is no manufactured conflict, no set objective‘” – WIKIPEDIA
Second Life doesn’t have goals like a game. You don’t level up. You don’t defeat a final boss.
What SL is: A virtual world. It becomes what we make of it and can be used for fun, education, artistic expression, or communication with friends. There’s really no limit.
One thing’s for sure. This is a heated topic, and I’m not sure why.