Virtual Friday: Family friendly communities in SecondLife

Hello! Hello friends 🙂 Welcome to this Virtual Friday. Today I’m going to show you three beautiful sims that are family friendly and perfect for family rpg. (note: 1000 Lindens is worth $5 USD. Wondering what prims are? Find out here: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Primitive)

#1 Morningside Valley      Visit Haliarai (135, 127, 23)

Our first stop is Morningside Valley, a quaint suburb with an awesome playground. Yes, I am a big kid. Do you like my new doll? 🙂 She kind of looks like Arwen from Lord of the Rings. My husband and I are the youngest in our family. So we have an unspoken agreement that we will spoil each other since our parents no longer do it lol.  Because I am a Christian and because I have a childlike spirit, I love places of innocence. Morningside is just that. There are plenty of places to play games and hang out with friends. You can see from the event board behind me that  they even have group campouts and paintball.

I love how the weather changes with the seasons and how it even rains sometimes.  There are a few downsides. I don’t like that there aren’t any natural sounds. It’s way too silent. My other issue  is the price to live in Morningside Valley. A regular house costs 1250L weekly for 500 prims. That’s actually not too bad for that many prims and the quality of the neighborhood. But I’m not willing to pay that much though I have briefly in the past. But if you plan on spending  alot of time in the virtual realm and can afford it I think you’ll enjoy Morningside.

#2 Oakhaven Visit Platinum South (83, 158, 24)

Oakhaven is nice country community. I really love the scenery and all the realistic sounds. There wasn’t a huge play area but they have a nice community pool. I really LOVED the houses. They are good quality and very spacious. Once again it costs alot to live in a nice neighborhood. The house below is 2400L weekly for 1000 prims.  Oh if wishes were horses we’d all take a ride. Speaking of horses…..this place welcomes pets. If you have a breedable then Oakhaven is just right. There doesn’t seem to be alot of community activities but the atmosphere is peaceful and rated PG 🙂

#3 Beverly Spring   Visit BEVERLY SPRING (122, 110, 23)

And now we come to my FAVORITE place, Beverly Spring. As you can tell from the pics this community has class. Not only does Beverly Spring have cute houses they also have restaurants, stores, and their own school. I fell in love with Beverly as soon as I arrived. There was snow everywhere 🙂 Then I saw the golden arches and I knew I was in paradise lol. They also have a chinese restaurant and a quaint coffee shop that is actually run by real people.

Most of the roles are filled in this community. They have police, teachers, and store owners. There’s an adoption agency for kid avatars that want an RPG family. Personally I’m proud of my grown-up pants and I’d rather let my child avatar run free in the virtual world.  If you click on the middle picture you’ll be able to see the school better. I really enjoyed the school. They actually have real classes and their own cheer-leading team. If you’re anxious to relive your school days or to have a better version of your childhood then Beverly Spring fits the bill.

The price is even good. There was a nice house for 400L weekly with a decent amount of prims. Personally I’m sticking to my 30L a week lousy apartment. It’s not very kid friendly but at this stage in my virtual life I only need a good place to change. I’m too busy exploring. I’ve already paid the money for fancy land and even a place in a nice farming community. Yeah, I had a horse, pigs, chickens etc…..I even grew corn. But I don’t have the time for that anymore. For those of you who don’t understand SecondLife….well just imagine a beefed up version of farmville. I prefer my virtual experience to be as close to reality as possible. Anywho, if I had the money and the time I’d LOVE to live in Beverly Spring.

Beverly school

Beverly

Well, folks that’s all. Next I hope to explore several rpg adventure/fantasy sims. I’ll find the best places to watch a sword fight or to sprout your fairy wings :).  God bless and remember The High King Lives!

~Amber Dover

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