Showing posts with label New User Experience. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New User Experience. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

London City Community Gateway News



Since the beginning of the year, London City Community Gateway has offered an in-depth tutorial showing many of the aspects of the Second Life Viewer.  The complete tutorial is great for people who want to have a broader understanding of game-play before embarking on their adventure, but we also recognize that many want to get involved and meet people straight away.

From today, we're pleased to include our brand new Quick-Start Initial Experience, for residents 'born' directly into London City.   The aim of this new portion of the gateway, is to have residents up and running and to teach them the basics quickly.  They can then choose to go on to the full tutorial, or immediately enter the community, with the option of visiting the in-depth tutorial at a later time.

We hope you will agree that this new layout, giving better choices for new residents, offers the best of both worlds.









Sunday, February 28, 2016

London City Community Gateway goes Live






London City is pleased to announce that the New User Community Gateway is now on-line, with over 600 new residents born directly into London City since Friday evening.

New accounts will experience an orientation tutorial which demonstrates the essentials needed for the first hour in Second Life, then pass through into the original community region, London City.

London City has always offered help for New Residents including an extensive Freebie Shop, one-to-one training sessions and building lessons.  Taking this to another level with a dedicated Community Gateway in which they are able to hold classes and show more in-depth orientations, adds a very useful additional layer to the initial experience.

Help is on hand as always, with the London Support team, and you may well see a Linden presence throughout the weekend as they work to ensure that New Residents born to London City get the best possible first impression of Second Life.

London City thanks its community for being instrumental in making this Gateway a reality, and for being ambassadors in representing all the good things in Second Life.



Friday, November 06, 2015

New Initial Avatars



Elise demo's "Gabriel"

One of the most frustrating things for new users born with the initial mesh avatars, is the inability to customize their character, without having to first revert to a classic avatar.

The new initial Avatars are now classic/system type avatars with mesh clothing.   This will make modifying characters so much easier, since there is now a choice between mesh and layered clothing without losing the entire body!

Although the shape is no-modify, new users can easily create their own shapes to further customize their characters.

Also all the avatars have clothing that you can use on others initial avatars in a mix and match fashion.

This is a huge move forward in giving the best initial experience for new residents joining Second Life.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fancy





At last, somewhere to sit.  I've been standing up in the hub of London City for 4 years and my feet hurt.

Check out the reimagining of the New User Area in London City.  Lots of great new features which we will let you discover for yourselves.   TP http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/219/23

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The new, New User Experience






At London City, we are keenly aware that first impressions are usually the ones that count the most.

A new resident not only forms an opinion about London City, but also of Second Life itself.

With that in mind, we have launched a brand new, New User Experience program, targetting the all important first hour in Second Life.
The old maze like system of noticeboards, which give helpful instructions, was very in-depth, but not particularly entertaining and perhaps a little overwhelming to the newcomer.

We found that new residents wanted to get up and running and interacting with people as quickly as possible and we believe that this serves that need.

Located inside Comptons Pub, residents are shown how to dance, dress, unpack, tip, buy currency, chat, add friends and even how to drink and smoke!

With a dance and live music area at the back of the pub and the Substation Nightclub in the tube station underneath, we think this is covers all bases for an  initial visit to Second Life.

If the resident enjoys what they have learnt, on further visits they can walk across the street to the freebie store, or return to Comptons to learn more, such as age verifying their account and registering their information with Second Life to add inworld money.

We're really pleased with this and we think others will like it too, so remember you saw it here first.








London City, Innovative Solutions for Communities

Monday, May 23, 2011

BONEY M in Concert



Saturday 28th May in Regent's Park, join us for a fun evening of 1970's Disco courtesy of Bar Soho and Madame Lala's.

The main event this coming weekend is BONEY M in Concert at 1pm PDT, with a warm up party from 12pm Midday PDT.

The band will be singing all of their famous hits including, Rasputin, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket and many more.

Be sure to wear your Disco outfits as there will be a competition for the "Best in 70's"


Thank you for choosing Mainland London as your number 1 London in Second Life.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Your London Weekend - Concerts, Events, Tom Jones and Mapoo Little LIVE!



Finally, the weekend is upon us and that can mean only one thing..  Concerts, Events and Entertainment in Mainland London!

Today from 12pm Noon PDT, join us in Regent's Park for a great party.
Kicking off the event is DJ Rolday and Ainume playing the best current charts and an hour of the 80's, before handing over to Madame Lala and her Barbettes for Refurbed Disco Remix from 2pm PDT.

The Main Event today is TOM JONES in Concert at 2.30pm PDT.



Looking for other fun things to do?
Check out the fun fair with great fairground rides and  Bumper Cars or visit our latest custom built feature, in addition to our ready rezzer, Golf Carts and Ferrari's,  the new Microlight to fly all over London!
Also, check the progress on the Zoo, its coming along nicely!


See London from above!

All the fun of the fair
Sunday:  Don't forget Mapoo Little singing all the Lady Gaga songs, Live in London, in Regent's Park, 12pm noon PDT.


Mapoo sings Lady Gaga!

Enjoy your weekend here in your number one London Hotspot  ~ Ⓜainland London!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Mainland London - A City on the Grow!



Mainland London continues to be a popular destination for people from all over the world and our expansion is well under way!

Regent's Park has been given a face lift and grown to accomodate the needs of visitors. The New User Experience continues to be a popular area of the park and we expect the same for the London Zoo. The animals have been ordered and are on their way from exotic locations. When they arrive they will be housed in specially created environments that will make them feel right at home. Visitors to the zoo will be treated to a day out like no other, be sure to get a free Geoffrey the Giraffe plush animal to hold and a free commemorative London Zoo balloon!

The road works are complete and new shops and attractions are being installed daily. Rezz and drive a car, walk or fly through the streets of Mainland London and you get a glimps of this vibrant thriving community. Enjoy one of the daily parties at Bar Soho or shop at one of the many merchants who call Mainland London home.

And speaking of merchants. We can't seem to build shops fast enough to accomodate them! We already have several reserved locations and are working day and night to complete these 'one of a kind' builds. Our shops and homes are bespoke and do not exist anywhere else on the grid. Should you find the same building outside of Mainland London rest assured it is a copy and not the original. With all the buzz and excitment of the expansion be sure to get your request for one of these fantastic buildings in early.


The Royal Exchange and Cannon Street Station are just two of the historic buildings we have recreated for the enjoyment of visitors to Mainland London. And we havent stopped there! Our list of historic builds continues to grow to the delight of everyone. We're not goning to tell you which buildings are going in, so you'll have to visit us every day as we have quiet a few suprises in store!

All this expnasion, plus the huge volumn of visitors makes Mainland London a city on the grow!



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Get This Party Started!



It's almost Easter and it's time for everyone to reflect on what this time of year means to us all.
For me, its been a bloody long time since Christmas and thank God its Easter, time to get down and party!

Please enjoy the video whilst checking out the lineup here in Mainland London for the rest of this week and weekend.


 
Regent's Park accomodates up to 80 avatars thanks to its design, but please arrive on time on Saturday to avoid disappointment.

 

Tuesday
Bar Soho with DJ and Host Lily.  Competition Best in Tits & Tats

Wednesday
Bar Soho, with DJ SW playing Dance and Club.  Competition: Best In Boots
Madame Lala's :   Madame Lala's first ever mid-week opening playing Show Tunes with Ruby on Stage.

Thursday
Bar Soho, Techno & Trance Night.  Competition: Best In White

Friday
Bar Soho, House Music with Duskess.  Competition: Best In Hats
Madame Lala's London Reuve with CampAttack, Ruby Babylon and Shirley Bassey on Stage.

Saturday
Bar Soho, DJ Rolday and Ainume playing Dance and 80's.  Competition: Sexy Avatar
Regent's Park The Main Event: Party in Regent's Park with TINA TURNER on Stage, hosted by Madame Lala.

Sunday
Star & Garter Pub: AlcoAnon Morning ~ Please bring a bottle (open from 4am SL Time)
Bar Soho, DJ Rolday playing the 80s.  Competition: Best in Fishnets
Madame Lala's London Revue with CampAttack and Tom Jones Live on Stage

Sunday, March 20, 2011

What A Week.. And It's Not Over Yet!



Brand new concert next Saturday in Mainland London: TOM JONES.

Party goers in Mainland London were spoilt for choice at the climax to the Irish Festival week last night.

In Bar Soho, DJ Rolday played his mixture of the latest songs and a collection of Disco hits from the 80's, whilst the audience got a break from wearing green at long last.

In Madame Lala's, Tina Turner took to the stage after resident comedy turn, Ruby Babylon.  There was standing room only throughout and the sim was split at the seams as more and more people came... and kept coming.

It has been a spectacular weekend at Mainland London and it's not over yet.   Events throughout the day today in our newly approved "New User Resources" area, Regent's Park (with brand new horse area!) and  DJ Rolday playing at Bar Soho again tonight from 1pm SL Time.

Next weekend, two concerts for you.  Returning for another show on Friday is Bette Midler and a brand new show for Saturday, the legendary TOM JONES will be playing in West End for the very first time.

Free horses for all in Regent's Park ~ New User Experience

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Regent's Park - Your Second Life Destination!



Mainland London is proud to announce that Regent's Park has been added to the Second Life Destination Guide under New Resident Resources!


New residents visiting Mainland London's Regent's Park will find friendly helpful staff to show you the ropes, an excellent experiences for new residents, freebie shops including full avatars, clothing and accessories readily on hand. There are also two nightclubs, a bar, a park and a cinema. Explore this friendly and helpful community.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

New User Experience: Calling The Park Greeter Within



Mainland London REGENTS PARK requires HELP from those who will try their best to ensure NEW RESIDENTS receive the SUPPORT they need to in order to PROGRESS and learn the SKILLS to assist them in this virtual environment, whilst maintaining a FUN and INFORMATIVE ATMOSPHERE ensuring that MAINLAND LONDON remains at the heart of NEW USER EXPERIENCE.


Some visitors will use the service as a drop-in centre for information and catch-up and require little assistance. Our main thrust of tuition will be to offer support to those who would benefit from a more step-by-step tutorial until FULLY PROFICIENT.  We will be tolerant and patient above all other qualities.

For this role, you need to be immensely patient, fun, friendly, spontaneous, level-headed, knowledgeable and be able to juggle these skills and competencies to impart vital information.

If you are someone who thrives on challenges and possess a sense of humour which allows you to smile at irony and not be wound up by the classroom clown, then this could be a mutually beneficial relationship with you and Mainland London.

Please get in touch with Torric Rodas, or click one of the recruitment boards in Regents Park for more information.