It is like trying to describe everything in Disneyland.
I’ll give a brief description of what is possible in Second Life and what it is about.
But, no matter how much I write I won’t be able to describe it all.
Unlike Steam or Desura the virtual world of Second Life takes you into a massive user created world rather than a list of games.
This is the largest and best virtual world going, at least as of 2014.
Imagine you are a space alien that has just arrived on Earth. When you enter Second Life you are faced with a similar situation. Just like real life the world in Second Life is built by the users.
For practical purposes we can do more things in Second Life’s world than we can in real life (RL). Very little of the content is made by the world operators, Linden Lab. There are some amazing exhibits that pass through the gallery.
The page leading to most of the official tutorials is: What is Second Life? If you use Chrome you’ll find the menus and search links have slid to the bottom of the page. But, the wiki tells one everything technical that there is to know about SL. The advantage to the university class is the fact it was created by professional educators. There is a guest login button, so you don’t even have to sign up.
A more formal approach is to take a university class on Second Life… This class is the probably the most efficient use of your time… The University of Western Australia (UWA) created the class I link to and the video earlier in this page. The classes typically take 2 to 3 hours to complete. So, you can invest as little as 15 to 20 minutes taking a section of the class.
So, if you are into vampires there are groups of people with similar interests. Second Life has one of what I consider the most unique environments for dating simulation. For dating this can safely give you perspective you could never get in real life.
Pick any interest and you will find people will similar interests that have formed a group. Whether you consider it a game or an education experience depends on how you define a game. You can be a gorgeous or ugly woman and learn how men and women react to you.
Second Life™ is often referred to as a free online virtual game.