Virtual Worlds are Weird! [Second Life, IMVU, Whirled, and More] | Billiam

July 29, 2020

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Second-Life started a massive trend of “Avatar-Based” social networks and messaging apps. Its like you made a version of YOURSELF to hang out with other people who made another version of THEMSELF! WHOA! Its like hanging our IRL, but not! So, let’s check out a few of them to revisit the best part of the classic internet.

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  • I'm actually a 3D modeler who's been playing second life for a couple years, and I LOVE IT cuz in no other game can I just model up a cute accessory or piece of clothing and then upload it to actually wear in game! That thing that i made is in a game!!! i can also just like, model a critter, rig it to the second life skeleton, and then run around AS that critter! my home is decorated with stuffed animals that i created!!! The amount of creative freedom the game allows is absolutely insane, and i've yet to find another game like that

    Rika Creature July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • I played meez, ourworld and stardoll

    OofOofontheroofurmum July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • lol you should do a video on the bull shit with dragoneer and selling fur affinity to imvu and how it pissed off all the furries.

    Jitters Longpaw July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Im a imvu immigrant. Now a player of secondlife lol.

    Rose Chyina July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Second Life (post-mesh), Whirled (2009-shutdown). Gang!

    oh no it me July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • I'm kind of sad I didn't discover this video earlier, this video is one of the more popular ones that talk about Whirled for a-bit. It always seemed like the most unpopular virtual world game on the internet which turned out to be true when it essentially shut down. I used to be known as "Tails", one of the people who actually populated the character and the many avis (short for "avatars"). I don't want to talk about that history however if you (the reader) was in Whirled from 2009 and up, you would know of my existence very well. Obviously many Tails clones were made but again I don't want to talk about that history.

    Later on through out my life, when Whirled started to fall, I started to change as a person and tried to find myself. Called myself "Orangey" and started to make avis (short for "avatars") that became really popular. Ninten was one that became really popular in Whirled, Synced and Glowbe. People who came from Whirled and got to Synced might not remember this but originally after Whirled shut down, the community scattered and people were starting to datamine the dead server for any backups of the original code to make a clone. Someone managed to make a clone but we had to download some program called "Evolve" to get into his IP Address (I think) to then be able to reach the site. After a while, Synced was created and from there the community started to slowly get built back up.

    Synced fell down because of the original creators leaving and the current admins getting hacked which those hackers shut down the site. Glowbe was immediately created as a backup of the first few minutes of Synced and that was the mark that Whirled is dead. The community from Synced and Whirled didn't really come back and Glowbe didn't fall, it was replaced by Whirled.Club which is still running. My images and documented history and even friends might be lost and burnt to the ashes, but my memories of the game are still in my heart and brain. If you are ever interested, you can easily find my Avatars as well on the site.

    Last thing that I should note is my memory of how it felt to become known on the site, it was a weird feeling to one day get on Synced to see that everyone in 5 rooms were with your avatar that you worked hard to create, I still love that memory so much and I will take it to my grave even if it's meaningless.

    I hope that those who have a history with the game had a good time reading this and those who didn't also had a good time reading this.


    Orangey Ash July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Somehow imvu got WORSE over the years, it used to have better systems and aesthetic, when it pandered to edgy anime goth kids

    I think its the switch to weird instagram influencer aesthetic for imvu that made it look butt ugly, like everything looks like a kardashian and kanye, and the switch to mobile version compatibility

    charl X July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Fantage and Moshi monsters were some good ones. I also played on a website called secret builders

    Mary Murphy July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • aw man, I played whirled everyday as a disgusting 12 year old and made some life long friends. Maybe i'll give whirled club a try. I had always loved the concept too.

    Bobby C July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • I love corpse craft. I played it as a kid. I didn't knew it was from such a "website"? "Game"? How should i Call it?

    MegaAlchemist123 July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • I played Zwinky, Fantage , IMVU and Woozworld the most. Unfortunately, the first two closed down. Fantage has to be my all time favorite! Woozworld is getting there now and I play that from time to time.

    divine July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Once years ago, I downloaded second life (I think it was second life anyways), got in and spent half an hour running around, found out I could fly and then spent half an hour doing that, then never turned the game on again……

    Maidenstear July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Isn't roblox a social game like these? Then VR chat? And to a lesser extent minecraft realms?

    mr bike5 July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Um, how the hell did no IMVU player or their employees ever realise the name clearly means 'I Envy You'. Say it out loud. I can't be the only person who figured that out in like 2006.

    Zayne Sovereign July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Roblox

    Legoboy 01 July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • I used meez when I was a kid.

    Doodlebob108 July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • As someone that was born in 2004 I thought second life was totally just a visual gag for the office

    Zabeer Farid July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • There was a virtual world for squishies. I can't seem to find it.

    electronic counter playss July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • I used to use imvu when I was like 12. I'm hindsight its amazing I didn't get predated on.

    extreme outlaw king July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • watching you geek over old shit makes me happy

    Jeremy Hernandez July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Hi

    Arthur Rodrigues July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • I used to have an acct on Nickelodeon for their "Nick club" social-media-esque chat rooms.

    That thing was weird.

    Total Trash July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • animal crossing. sims

    Elijah Austin July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • i was obsessed with virtual worlds as a shy kid & probably tried most of them. whirled was definitely my favorite by far. too bad they lost so much money. they sold it to a company who didn't touch it for a few years then just stopped paying for the website. I think back in 2016?

    Nadia July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Oh god, my time with IMVU was..a thing. I had an "emo" avatar where I got made fun of by an emo for being an emo in front of another emo. Good times..not really it was hilariously bad.

    Zenon Dreadblaze July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • Ahh.. in old school IMVU you were matched randomly in your hip virtual room 😀 those were the times…

    Yuliya Vi. July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • "Don't like to be called Gamers" or these sites are "games" at 3:40 that is clearly a skin of Rubi from the game Wet.

    Ark-Alex -zero July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply
  • You should do a video on old 2000's online text based mmos. I remember playing a crime one called Torn City and then there was a military style one where you could play as a terrorist.

    Matthew Overturff July 29, 2020 7:11 pm Reply

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