cool : sometimes these graphics need some time !
Unfortunately WA no longer exists. So these pictures and the text are already
was replaced by V-Zones
which is following the same principles but requesting a monthly membership
current "hotspot" for virtual worlds is Second
Life © a worldwide digital place in which even political
parties are active:
Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents.
Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today
is inhabited by a total of 6,240,591 people from around the globe.
is a virtual world on the internet called WorldsAway (WA). It's full of
fantasy, creativity, communication and contacts. You can enter this world,
choose a body (male or female) a head - which is not normal in normal life
- you'll get some money and you enter the community as a new Avatar. The
money is called tokens - would be the right name in real life. In WA you
can buy hats, glasses, drinks, clothing, furniture, flowers, fun stuff
and lots of other things. If you are no longer satisfied with blue pants,
just go to a vendo, buy some red bodycolour and spray your pants into red.
if you want to change your head: buy a new one (this is for sure more expensive)
take some hairspray and change the colour of your hair. The tokens you
need, you'll get from ATM's (Automatic Teller Machine). For each minute
you are in WA, the ATM is collecting 1 Token for you. That means, as a
newbie you are very poor and have to stay some hours in WA before you can
buy all those interesting things you'll see at the other Avatars.
on - if you have enough money - you can rent a flat and deposit all your
treasures in your personally flat. There you can also meet good friends
without being disturbed by strangers.
most interesting feature however is to meet people from all over the world
online and in real-time!
can join groups of people with special interests or making games in a turf.
You can walk around and express your feelings with gestures like waving,
jumping, looking angry or happy etc. On some places are meetings of people
like a "german corner" on the west fountain. The most common language is
you don't want, that everybody can read what you're talking, you can switch
to the ESP mode. In this mode, just only your recipient can read your messages.
seasons are changing, some locations are changing contents as well and
you can buy e.g. winter stuff just only in winter in special Vendos. On
Santa Claus, you even can meet Santa Claus himself. Other special events
are on Halloween, Christmas etc.
also possible, to get married in WA and in some cases, people learnt each
other first via WA and then in Real World.
time ago, a huge V-Mart was opened where you can buy all that things you
need and even that things you don't need - just as in real life. But be
very sure: you'll need a lot of tokens to buy all that interesting things
- again just as in real life. That means, you'll get a big telecom account
until you're full equipped *grin*.
the avatars, it's always a big challenge in trading and changes things.
technical information: The virtual world WA is based on a client/server
software. Before you can join the WA-Community, you must install the client
software which you can get via CompuServe. There are some other worlds
on the net like "Hotel Silicon", but WA is that world with the most locations
(as far as I know).
- your picture Really looks great !
CU in WA