User:Jaszon Maynard/Jaszons sandbox Destinations
This is a guide to the diversity of Second Life, with a particular emphasis on locations of interest to new residents. The emphasis is on non-commercial, unusual locations in Second Life, or ones of particular value to new residents (such as excellent sources of free items). To avoid excessive spam content, it should not be a comprehensive listing of every store and mall in Second Life.
- 1 Rules for Inclusion/Deletion
- 2 Non-commercial Destinations
- 2.1 Regions
- 2.1.1 Visually inspired by real world locations
- 2.1.2 Visually inspired by fiction
- 2.1.3 Visually inspired by historical periods
- 2.1.4 Miscellaneous visually themed
- 2.1.5 Many French-speaking residents
- 2.1.6 Many German-speaking residents
- 2.1.7 Many Italian-speaking residents
- 2.1.8 Many Japanese-speaking residents
- 2.1.9 Many Portuguese-speaking residents
- 2.1.10 Many Spanish-speaking residents
- 2.2 Venues
- 2.1 Regions
- 3 Commercial Destinations
Rules for Inclusion/Deletion
Locations in each section should be in alphabetical order. To make this easy for new residents to scan, descriptions should generally target to be no more than 5 words long.
Regions in the non-commercial section must be free to visit. They may however have venues in them that charge for items or activities
Visually inspired by real world locations
Visually inspired by fiction
Inspired by real-world movies, books, etc
- Little Mos Eisley (PG) (SLurl): Star Wars region
Visually inspired by historical periods
- Avilion Grove (PG) (SLurl): Castle, formal dancing
Miscellaneous visually themed
Regions with a strong visual theme that don't fit into other visual categories. For instance, a generic tropical paradise region.
- Acropolis Gardens (PG) (SLurl): Tropical paradise
Many French-speaking residents
Many German-speaking residents
Many Italian-speaking residents
Many Japanese-speaking residents
Many Portuguese-speaking residents
Many Spanish-speaking residents
Venues in the non-commercial section must be free to enter. They must be primarily oriented towards free offerings, however a few incidental paid offerings should not constitute immediate disqualification. If there are items available for acquisition in the venue or activities to do, the overwhelming majority of the offerings (90% or more) must be free. For instance, a venue offering 50 free items, 40 free activities, 5 cheap items, and 5 cheap activities, could qualify as non-commercial. Venues that comply with this rule may still be moved to the commercial section, or deleted. For instance, a venue that offers 9 simple, commonly available Notecards for free, and 1 airplane that costs L$3,000 is 90% free, but it's still actually a commercial venue.
Stores & malls
To avoid excessive spam content, commercial locations should only be listed if they offer something that is not readily available in Second Life. A typical clothing store does not belong in this article. On the other hand, a store that specializes in Classical Ottoman Empire military clothing and accessories is probably pretty rare, and so belongs in this article.