Inworldz seems to be bobbing to the top of the list of alternative worlds for Second Lifers contemplating emigration. I decided to take a look at the world for myself.
I materialized using the Imprudence viewer and found myself experiencing puffy cloud syndrome. I waited to rez, I logged out, returned and waited to rez. The viewer is the same as the old SL viewer as far as I can tell. I panned around with my camera to see there were about 10 others avatars nearby, some were also puffs of smoke while others had bodies and were extremely well dressed. I saw that one avatar was wearing a sign saying she was an ‘Inworldz Assistant”, her name was Astra and she called me ‘hun’ before sending over a nice little packet of body parts. (I love virtual worlds and their strange customs.) Astra had provided me with an InWorldz avatar starter kit which included: Starter Best Bald Base, Starter Eyes, Starter Hair, Starter Shape and Starter Skin. Once I donned my gifts I discovered I was Ruth with her very phony sun tan. My rescuer from puffy cloud syndrome said ‘Hun, you can de-Ruth yourself’ and she directed me over to a nearby shop generously packed with freebies.
Once I had kitted myself out with my new attire I felt ready to explore beyond the reaches of the freebie store. I wandered around a pretty park and found another shop with more freebies plus a number of empty stores. However, pleasant as the Desert Island reception area was, I really wanted to see the world beyond InWorldz shops.
I pulled up the InWorldz map and tried teleporting to random locations but found they would not let me land because I lacked the permissions. I decided there must be some kind of sign post to InWorldz areas located on the Desert Island area. I worked my way around again and finally returned to the store called Gadget Freebies [ InWorldz Desert Island (63, 128, 22) ] This store carries a range of useful landmarks to various InWorldz locations. Seems to me that it would be a very smart move on the part of InWorldz to create a sign post / teleport area. Put this close to where the newbies are arriving with pictures and a little notecard to assist grid-wanderers. For now your best bet would be to head for the Gadget Freebies shop for landmarks, this is where I picked up a teleport to the S&S Gallery of Fine Arts [ S&S Gallery of Fine Arts, Artlandia (42, 199, 22) ] and then set off into the unknown (well unknown to me anyway).
I safely teleported to Artlandia and found a range of galleries built by Stepfanik Dagostino. Artlandia turned out to be a beautiful and sophisticated build showing a broad range of quality art. (This made my virtual day!) There is much to see and I aim to return and explore it in more depth. I was lucky enough to meet up with Stefanik on my second visit to Artlandia and he is a charming and friendly fellow (so say hello when you visit). He is in the process of building a museum to show off the work of InWorldz creators and he has also created a church yard for halloween, not to mention a number of imaginative art gallery spaces. InWorldz is surprisingly stable for such a young world, I did freeze once or twice and found when I teleported my avatar’s legs did an Irish dancer’s knee bend a couple of times on landing but on the whole everything held together really well. See below for some resources on InWorldz.
For more information about InWorldz
See http://inworldz.com/forums/ for discussions and tips plus places to visit.
InWorldz website: http://inworldz.com/index.php
Blogs that talk about InWorldz
Teal Etzel’s blog: http://tealetzel.wordpress.com/
soror Nishi’s blog: http://sorornishi.blogspot.com/
Imprudence viewer downloads are available at: http://imprudenceviewer.org/wiki/Downloads