Thursday, September 25, 2008

RP/Themed Communities Discussion

I logged in early today to attend a discussion on RP/Themed Communities in SL, hosted by Nokia. It was mainly conducted in voice and I listened in, but the text chat was just as interesting as the attendees, who represented some of the most well-known themed areas on the grid. Those of us from Steelhead and Caledon 19th c sims were well-represented...There was a contigency from The Wastelands, whose leader NeoBokrug Elytis also attended. From Caledon, there is Duchess Gabi on the left and Her Lyonesse, the Duchess Kamilah to his left...
Representatives from the Hogwarts Harry Potter-themed sims...
Members of the military sims Ordo Invictus...
And here is Baron Wulfenbach, wearing my custom Europan-style ensemble. The event was held on Lunar's incredible build of his airship...
Sure, I could sit here and talk about it being some corporate pick-our-brains marketing event blahblahblah, but you know, for me it was extremely interesting having such a diverse group of RPers and themed sim citizens all in the same place like that. There should be more discussions like this among the themed sims, given that we actually have a good deal in common.

4 comments:

Baron K. Wulfenbach said...

Fraulein Laval,

I was most pleased to be able to wear my proper clothes at an event of this nature. Danke.

Perhaps, although you and I both know we aren't 'playing' here, an 'RP' convention in-world might be an interesting idea for someone to organise (not I!). Discuss issues on presentation to those not yet comprehending, security, visitors, et cetera.

Yrs.,

KW

Eladrienne Laval said...

I agree Baron. All of the themed/RP sims have common concerns. I imagine that a regular forum bringing the leaders and citizens together to discuss those concerns and share ideas and solutions would be invaluable.

To me, themed/RP sims offer some of the most "stickiness" in terms of SL's communities and retention. If you have a reason to keep coming back and feel that you are a part of something, then you will be more likely to stay.

CeN said...

This post, especially the pictures, was fascinating. To see all the diverse communities together was really impressive.

I know I don't comment often but I'm a big fan of your blog. I enjoy seeing another resident of SL that has such a completely different life than me.

Eladrienne Laval said...

Oh thank you...I am glad you enjoyed it!