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Did you join Second Life and leave? Why?

Asked by sierrarancher (20points) July 25th, 2008

I understand that many SL users are active only a short while. I am wondering why they leave. I have been on SL and I find it just keeps getting better.

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mrjadkins's avatar

I was really into SL last summer. I took time off and went back again but most of the places I went to are not there anymore.

Where is everyone? It seems the only way to find other people is to go to dance clubs. If I wanted that, I would go out in RL.

girlofscience's avatar

I joined only to see what it was like. I walked around for about 45 minutes and then I’d accomplished what I’d intended (see what it was like), so that was the end of that.

TheHaight's avatar

pardon me for not knowing- what is SL?

btko's avatar

I’ve never tried it – doesn’t look very interesting.

Dog's avatar

I checked it out then checked out. I have enough trouble keeping up with my first life without adding a second one to it.

chaosrob's avatar

Tried it for about a week. Once the novelty of flying wore off, gave it up. Was dull as dirt unless you happened to strike up a lucky chat with someone over the age of 14.

Maverick's avatar

I used it a lot, back in the “early days” (like 2 years ago – LOL) but haven’t been back in probably more than a year. Actually, I think it’s totally fascinating. It’s definitely a glimpse at the future Internet. However, I think it’s way too geeky to go mainstream in it’s current form. When someone gets an easy interface to create things in-world, I think it will have a much better chance. As it is it kinds degrades into a slower, more complicated chat application, which holds little interest for me.

jballou's avatar

I used it for a while, then stopped, like many other people. The main reason I stopped is because it didn’t really fit into the work flow of my overall day. It wasn’t something I could use at the same time as doing other things. I couldn’t just let it sit in the background while I was doing other things or away from my desk, like Fluther or Facebook.

It wasn’t enough of a destination to really take any time from when I do similar activities, like play WoW or Xbox. It was similar to those things, but not great enough to pull me away.

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