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World of Warcraft and Second Life


You might like this – it’s a machinima made by m’love Gary Hayes – we’re chasing each other through virtual worlds. So I am SilkCharm in both World of Warcraft and Second Life.

BACKGROUND: Machinima is using game engines (the virtual world) to tell stories through video. Second Life is free (unless you buy land) and you make the world, a couple of million members. World of Warcraft is not free (about $13 a month I think, making $1.1 billion per year), the world is developed by Blizzard, and has about 60,000 preconstructed storylines that you have to complete as ‘quests’. About 10 million members.

It might make more sense if you know that Gary works a bit in Second Life whereas I am a World of Warcraft addict. If we want to talk to each other, we have to boot up the other virtual world – or turn around and tap the other one on the shoulder. Heh.

I’ve played and worked in multiplayer virtual world games for about 10 years. And I’ve been in both Second Life and World of Warcraft since they were in beta (about 2004). I really should go back to working in those worlds, business forums aren’t quite so much fun. 😛 Did you like the music? Gary played all the instruments including the harp. I just wandered around with my avatar, looking gorgeous, as one does in a virtual space.

By the way, check out the last frame or two. Funny!

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

5 thoughts on “World of Warcraft and Second Life

  1. Hey Laurel, thanks for sharing this. It’s so beautiful, pure transcendance. What a glamour couple. Pls pass on to Gary. Marigo

  2. This is classic, Laurel. It’s amazing the things you uncover randomly when surfing the web. I’ve got tons of experience with WoW and talk about it on my site. I’d love you opinion, if you get a chance to stop by and check it out.

    Thanks,
    Ironshef

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