User:Jaszon Maynard/Jaszons sandbox Destinations

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I'm currently developing this article and will probably eventually publish it to the wiki

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 visit the listed destination, simply click the SLurl provided, or copy down the SLurl information and use the in-world Map to search out the specified region and co-ordinates.

Listing Format

  • To make this easy to skim through, descriptions should generally target to be no more than 5 words long.
  • Locations in each section should be in alphabetical order by name.
  • PG destinations should be labelled "(PG)". Destinations requiring age verification should be labelled "(AV)"
  • Example:
Hot Tamale: Hot springs (AV)
Marvin Gardens: Beautiful gardens (PG)
Park Place: Scenic cliffs

Non-commercial Destinations

Regions

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

North America
South America
Europe
Asia
  • Nagaya/Little Kyoto: Japanese region (PG) (SLurl)

Visually inspired by fiction

Inspired by 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: European 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

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.

Amusement parks

Guided tours

Art galleries & exhibits

Museums

Musically-oriented

Dancing

Stores & malls

  • The Free Dove: Free clothing, etc. (SLurl)

Theaters

Commercial Destinations

Venues

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.

Amusement parks

Guided tours

Art galleries & exhibits

Museums

Musically-oriented

Dancing

Stores & malls

Theaters

Other Language Destinations

This section lists destinations where there tends to be a higher-than-average number of residents that speak languages other than English.

French oriented

German oriented

Italian oriented

Japanese oriented

Korean oriented

Portuguese oriented

Spanish oriented