Tag Archives: Virtual Community

World Today: This Looks Safe

Location: Stormwind Characters: Myself (the tree) and a friend. World of Warcraft just received a very fun patch, particularly for Druids. In the game druids are able to transform themselves into cats, bears, lions, cheetahs, stags and even trees. Becoming a tree used to be temporary, but this patch introduced a glyph for perma-tree. My friends and […]

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Gemme Six: Hosoi Ichiba’s New Beginning

My first Gemme Six article featured the Hosoi Ichiba sim group. Unlike other games, the places we love are subject to radical change. A couple of weeks ago it looked like this beautiful group of sims would be lost forever when it was announced the sims would be closing within a month. In the days following the announcement, […]

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Building a community

You know, I have been thinking about community a  lot lately. A few weeks ago, Vaneeesa posted an interesting commentary on Facebook. In Feeding the Zuck she stated “When you participate at Facebook, yes you have easy, free access to the world’s greatest baby photo sharing site, but you don’t really build a community, you mostly […]

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“Gimme Six!” – A Tourist Guide to WoW pt. 2 – City Break

Vaneeesa has asked the iRez authors to “share 6 of their favorite, must see, places in virtual space.” This is the World of Warcraft version. People travel for different reasons, so here are six locations that might appeal to a broad range of virtual tourists. Spectacular Nature – Howling fjord City Break – Dalaran Leisure and […]

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SL9B Is Something Different

Hi Everyone… I’m new to posting on iRez.me but have been blogging for about five years. Vanessa Blaylock and I have become acquainted over the past few months and one of the interesting things we’ve discovered is that we are from very different second worlds. All I mean is, the circles we’ve run in haven’t crossed […]

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The Facebook Says: Art 2

THE HAGUE, 21 June — After publishing the first batch of responses to The Facebook Says: Art • The Facebook Says: Art 1 more responses continued to come in. So here for your reading pleasure is, The Facebook Says: Art 2! I’ll ask another The Facebook Says question in a month. If we’re not “friends” […]

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Gimme Six!

THE MULTIVERSE, 19 June — With iRez’ contributing authors now extending to multiple worlds, it seems like a good time to Gimme Six! No, it’s not a noob commanding you to rub pixels, it’s a chance for iRez authors to share 6 of their favorite, must see, places in virtual space. You can have all […]

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The Facebook Says: Art

THE HAGUE, 16 June — On Thursday I asked a few Facebook Friends a question about art. It’s now Saturday, 48 hours later, and the wave of replies has subsided, so it seems like a good time to hit the “publish” button. I hope I didn’t lose anyone in my messy FB message box; I […]

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Pssst… Newbie Blogger Initiative

FREE FORUMS.ORG, 24 May — May is Newbie Blogger Initiaitve month and a whole collection of new and veteran MMO bloggers have been sharing tips, feedback, and inspiration in the NBI Forums. Newbies in virtual worlds, or blogs, are exciting because they can bring new ideas and fresh perspectives, but they’re also “at risk” for […]

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Esra’a Al Shafei

BAHRAIN / LONDON / BISCUIT BAY, 9 April — From my dorm room at King’s College in London, and her home in Bahrain, Esra’a Al Shafei and I “met” up in Virtual Biscuit Bay to talk about MideastYouth.com and her many other projects. We spoke from 9:30 – 11:00pm GMT. XUE FAITH This is Xue […]

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Building Communities with Strangers

THE BLACK SUN, 12 May — In the physical world, you help the old neighbor carry their groceries in, you play with the other kids down the street, you carpool to school or work. You attend the school down the street. You worship at the church down the street. you gossip with your neighbors. You […]

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Eric Whitacre / Virtual Choir

LINCOLN CENTER, 2 April — At the nexus of TED’s elitism, Thomas Kinkade’s populism, Sigfreid & Roy’s beauty, and Ashton Kucher’s charisma, composer Eric Whitacre premiered here tonight Virtual Choir 3 – Water Night. A virtual choir aggregated from 3,746 parts sung by vocalists across the globe and posted as online videos, Water Night is […]

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