How we see the world is like how we see beauty: it is in the eye of the beholder. Each of us sees the world differently We see the world uniquely because we have all had experiences unlike any other’s and those experiences determine the unique shade of our personal rose-colored glasses. We see through what we have done or have had done to us. The world is there and basically the same, but how we interpret what we see is set entirely by what we have done.
In Second Life, we not only see the world through our real-life experiences but also through a Second Life viewer. And this is where we have a variety options to choose from. Even though the official Second Life viewer is great and used by many, our personal biases may set us on a journey to find a viewer that offers a specific feature not in Linden’s basic viewer. If you are keen on experimenting with how you see the Second Life world, the list below is from Linden Labs’ third party viewer directory.
Over the years that I have roamed the realms of Second Life, I have used the Second Life viewer, Catznip and Firestorm. I have been on Firestorm the longest and switched to it at the suggestion of an in-world friend. It has been so long since I switched, I don’t remember the reason, but I can tell you that I am happy with this viewer and have not found any reason to try others. One thing that I did learn when trying a new viewer is that each one has a learning curve. Just because I knew my way around, let’s say Catznip, didn’t mean that I could jump right into Firestorm and be proficient in using its features. It takes time. It takes me a long time, so much so, that I don’t think I will change again. Famous last wordsJ.
My Apologies but I am on a Windows 10 PC and haven’t tried the MAC or Linux versions of any these viewers. If a viewer comes in one of these versions, I’m sure that you can find it in the provided link.
“The more I see, the less I know for sure.” ― John Lennon
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats
“Humans see what they want to see.” ― Rick Riordan
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe
How do you see your worlds?