The Counter-Strike 2nd Life.
Looking back on my â€œsecond life,â€? I would say that it all started back in the day, when my buddy introduced me to Counter-Strike. This really was not much of an online community (it is a first person shooter,) but with so many servers online, and after one has established a â€œhomeâ€? server, one starts to develop a somewhat of an online counter strike persona. So you are probably wondering what could possibly make a first person shooter online personality. Well, in the world of Counter-Strike, there are many different ways to play the game, much of which reflect on the type of person you are. (ex. A â€˜camperâ€™ is who just sits and waits for people to come for them, an attacker who is always on the move, or the sneak who just kind of sneaks around and does their own thing.) This is the beginning of the Counter-Strike second life. After a while, people start to know the name you have been using, and when you are constantly talking to the other players throughout the entire time you are logged on, a second life emerges. One can only choose one of two teams to be on, and each team has four player choices. Yes, they look human, but are all very generic. When your user name has been established in the serverâ€™s community, other players will start to recognize you and either enjoy playing with you, or not. There are many quirks that go along with an online first person shooter virtual persona, but really, it is not that great.
After looking around on â€œSecond Life,â€? I realized that this community offers a lot more that I had initially thought possible. With their own currency and so many options, I find it quite entertaining and interesting. But I feel that the whole second life scene really isnâ€™t for me. When Kirkpatrick writes in his article that â€œ(the) 3-D realms such as Second Life the â€˜next phase of the Internet's evolutionâ€™ and says they may have â€˜the same level of impactâ€™ as the first Web explosion.â€? I disagree with this; I honestly look at the whole second life scenario as a game rather than having any sort of serious impact comparable to the â€˜first Web explosion.â€? But then again, maybe I am wrong. Maybe the whole second life scenario will take off, and become bigger than I could have ever imagined.