I figured out how to eliminate 30% of the frustration I was experiencing with Second Life. I decided to go through the tutorial on a computer that isn't my laptop. I tried to complete the orientation in several locations, and even hooked directly up to an Ethernet cable with only minimal improvement. I've just decided to do all of my Second Life-ing on one of the desktops in SEC 405. As soon as I logged into the SL Viewer, I noticed the difference. My avatar was able to move about freely and with out all of the jerkiness I was experiencing earlier. I figured out how to make my avatar do gestures like laugh, clap, and nod. I think I'll try to use those in class. I went through the tutorials and manage to sit IN a wall instead of on a bench, LOL.
|Going through Lionheart Orientation Island's Tutorials|
Once I finished, I was actually brave enough to venture out to explore the rest of the island.
|Here I am at PixelBits|
|I'm enjoying a cranberry ginger ale at the Rock Bar.|
All of the images in this post are screenshots taken by me (TechnoEduc8Tau) while in Second Life.