Monday, October 4, 2010

A Modest Tribute - The Virtual Jurassic Park (so to speak)

Some may be aware that in this large network of tubes that we call the internet, there exists virtual worlds. Literally. The largest and most successful being Second Life, a grid of sims (simulated islands and continents) make up a large and diverse existence.

Residents (users of Second Life) roam these different landscapes taking in sights and meeting people. From post-apocalyptic wastelands, large shopping malls, and private islands owned by corporations such as HP, there's something for everybody in Second Life.

What I'll discuss today is the existence of a private island called Dinosaurs Park, owned and operated by resident Nargus Asturias. The home of Nargus Lab, a creator of feral and anthropomorphic dinosaur avatars. An avatar is, simply put, you. What you look like to everybody else in SL.

Dinosaurs Park is also where the Dinosaurs Alliance began, the largest group of dinosaur enthusiasts and avatar users in Second Life. I myself am a part of this group and do some moderating and administrating for it now and then.

The parks exterior is currently pending a revamp to match the new facility. The large outdoor area and the 3 original domes still welcome visitors


However, if you venture to the new gate, a nice surprise awaits you


Nestled nicely beneath a mountain, the new facility is indeed a solid tribute to style of Jurassic Park. Much of it is now open, but some parts are still under development.


The park is ever growing, it's broad range of dinosaur Avatars expanding. With more and more people venturing into the virtual world, the park remains a notable asset to the world, a wonderful place to visit.

15 comments:

  1. Haha, oh god, this chick I once ran with brought me to second life... I had this badass warform lycanthrope, beastly huge with a warhammer she made for me the size of a tractor trailer... Spiekd war armor. I was expecting something really awesome. Instead, I get brought to a furry sex dungeon, where a babyfur in a diaper shat on my feet. He walked up to me... He waved... And the he shat on my feet.

    You can't make that shit up.
    -JKane

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  2. So its a game of sorts? I dont quite understand this virtual world part

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  3. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  4. Wierd Al had a song about Jurassic Park...

    oh and Second Life is a soul sucking timewaste that never lived up to its promise.

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  5. Janus: yeah, it happens
    Anti: Just... don't look into, lol
    Crunky: Yes he did, and you're absolutely right xD

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  6. meh, let the haters hate. Good stuff.

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  7. lol this is on second life? :P

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