SL has come a very long way from the early primitive times that started in 1999 with Philip Rosedale creating the company Linden Lab.
|Map of Second Life in 2002|
Avatars were primitars in those days and they could not do much other than fly and shoot things. I believe in the young days of SL people operating the primitars loved the shooting of things.
(I am glad we don't need to do this now anymore, although for those who love shooting there are many role playing groups in SL for that).
I am still smiling over the cute little train, thank you, Sniper :)
My first journey into Second Life started in 2011 although I had heard about it and looked at it at one point some years prior, but I never logged on until that September of 2011.
The history of " The Story" is an important one to tell. So many hours and money that has been invested into this virtual world is an amazing thing. It is always changing and yet some things remain. Looking back to where it all started makes you absolutely appreciate where you are now. "The Story" is your story as well. It has something we all can relate with. We changed with it along the way.
Some of us are afraid of change, but some change is good and necessary for growth.
Some may be afraid of the new platform called Sansar. Don't be afraid. It will be just another virtual world to explore. I doubt that Second Life is going away, but I know it will change for us, with us. Because we are Second Life.
Be sure to watch Sniper's Video about " The Story", it is a great piece of art as is his installation of the history of Second Life.
I do hope the installation will not end and go on and on as things change. It really should.