Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 NEW: Multilingual mentors at New Resident Services mentors (Second Life).

Multilingual mentors at New Resident Services mentors 
(Second Life)
When you start in a virtual world, you have lots of questions.  You need answers in a language you speak fluently.  Second Life has people speaking lots of languages.  Here is how New Resident Services  matches needs with resources.
Help in many languages
  • Join the group: New Resident Services group
  • You can join at this location:
  • (SLurl--paste in the top bar of your viewer, enter) 
  • Once in the group, open group chat and 
  • type your request in your preferred language.
  • Give the English name of the language if you can.
  • If someone online speaks that language, they will answer.
  • If not, someone online will try to find help in the language you need.
  • Or they will send your request to the volunteers for that language.
  • A volunteer will get to you as soon as possible.
  • Translation is available on this blog.
  • Hypergrid is also multilingual

Try the quick start guide

Instructional signs in English

Translator programs are available
They do not handle technical questions well

Click the globe to get a translator program and a notecard with landmarks to places where various languages are spoken.

Chatting area
If you find someone you want to chat with, there is an area for that,
Unpacking area
Some of the free stuff comes in a box and has to be unpacked.  You res the box on the ground, click on it, and select Open.  Multiple items will be delivered to your inventory 
Click image to enlarge
  • Instructions on how to use the New Resident Services group to get help.
Class Schedules
  • There are lots of classes in Second Life.
Shopping village for free stuff
  • Free stuff is good in any language.
How to zoom in and out
  • One of the most useful tricks you can learn in virtual worlds
The Silver Tigers group
  • Lots of people In virtual worlds are over 40.  And over 50, 60, 70.  
New Resident Services area
Shopping village, everything is free
Ship shop 



Translation is available on this blog

  • This blog offers translation services for many languages.
  • The page may automatically display in translation.
  • There may be an offer to translate at the top of the page.
  • Or use the translation bar in the right hand column (scroll down).
Blog services 
(right hand column)

News and Notes



Classes, workshops:  Blender Mesh Live Instruction 

Ruby O'Degee offers live basic lessons, live project lessons and (soon) live workshops.
For schedule, see: 

This week's classes:

  • Tuesday 3/3/2015 - Blender Mesh Navigation 1  - 8:30 am PST and Blender Mesh Navigation 2 -  11:30 am PST 
  • Wednesday 3/4/2015 Blender Mesh Navigation 2  - 8:30 am PST and Blender Mesh Navigation 1 -  11:30 am PST
  • You have to complete these classes before you attempt the other unless you are already familiar with the blender interface
Limited to 9 participants on a first come, first serve basis.  Only 9 participants will be able to enter the Kitely world.  (If you try to enter and get the notice that the world is full, you will need to try another time).


Lauren's Place


Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds



How to handle a Hypergrid address 

From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the navigation bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again in a minutes.  Sometimes the first try fails (probably times out).  And try again a few hours later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day. 


Video-Machinima in virtual worlds

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