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.
To make this easy for new residents to scan, descriptions should generally target to be no more than 5 words long. Locations in each section should be in alphabetical order. PG destinations should be labelled "(PG)".
- 1 Non-commercial Destinations
- 1.1 Regions
- 1.2 Venues
- 2 Commercial Destinations
- 3 Other Language 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): Japanese region (SLurl)
Visually inspired by fiction
Inspired by real-world movies, books, etc
- Little Mos Eisley: Star Wars region (SLurl)
- Transylvania: Vampire region (SLurl)
- United Federation Starfleet: Star Trek region (SLurl)
Visually inspired by historical periods
- Avilion Grove: Castle, formal dancing (SLurl)
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: Tropical paradise (SLurl)
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: Free clothing, etc. (SLurl ???)
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.