Ever since I started in Second Life I had always wanted a virtual horse. I’d seen people with them but they seemed out of reach as the price tag was around the L$2500 mark. I’d sort of forgotten about it after a while, but for some reason today, when I started to look round, I suddenly thought I’d search again. I went to a couple of places and they all seemed really expensive, however I found a ranch that had them for L$1000. I spotted a demo so decided to ride him for a bit to see if I liked him. I rezzed a lovely chestnut horse and took him over to Murray for a run. I bumped into a pal who showed me his magnificent white horse which he uses when he is a knight.
Well, I really liked galloping around on the demo, so decided to go back and buy a horse. I looked at the range and fell in love with a dark brown horse with a black mane and tail.
What a little sweetie he is, he walks or gallops, whinnies and stomps around. I decided to call him Colin (a tribute to a pet in real life) and Colin and I hit it off straight away, we have been galloping all over Second Life today.
I met Drax who has been kindly helping me with my research for a story for cnn, and is now a good friend. He came over to meet Colin and he liked him very much. I told Drax about Combat Cards and he was interested so I offered to show him how it works. We went over to the Combat Arena and I played Alonso the robot first and explained to Drax how to play. He had a go next and picked it up really quickly. Trouble was that Second Life was having a few hiccups today and I don’t think Alonso was fighting back. I suggest we play each other, but nothing worked and next thing Second Life was closing for repairs to be carried out.
Well we will have to engage in combat another day, Drax seems keen on the game, so I hope he might join us at the Combat Cards evenings. Got a feeling he is yet another player who will get really good and knock me down like all the others. (except last time I went, I was extremely lucky and had a good run killing everyone lol).