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.
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.
- 1 Non-commercial Destinations
- 1.1 Regions
- 1.1.1 Visually inspired by real world locations
- 1.1.2 Visually inspired by fiction
- 1.1.3 Visually inspired by historical periods
- 1.1.4 Miscellaneous visually themed
- 1.1.5 French language oriented
- 1.1.6 German language oriented
- 1.1.7 Italian language oriented
- 1.1.8 Japanese language oriented
- 1.1.9 Portuguese language oriented
- 1.1.10 Spanish language oriented
- 1.2 Venues
- 1.1 Regions
- 2 Commercial Destinations
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
- Nagaya/Little Kyoto (PG) (SLurl): Japanese region
Visually inspired by fiction
Inspired by real-world movies, books, etc
- Little Mos Eisley (SLurl): Star Wars region
- Transylvania (SLurl): Vampire region
- United Federation Starfleet (SLurl): Star Trek region
Visually inspired by historical periods
- Avilion Grove (SLurl): Castle, formal dancing
Miscellaneous visually themed
Regions with a strong visual theme that don't fit into other visual categories. For instance, a tropical paradise region that isn't imitating some specific real-world location.
- Acropolis Gardens (SLurl): Tropical paradise
French language oriented
German language oriented
Italian language oriented
Japanese language oriented
Portuguese language oriented
Spanish language oriented
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 85 free items, 5 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
- The Free Dove (SLurl ???): Free clothing, etc.
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.