I’ve been mulling what I’ve said about the Second Life “secret sauce” so far. I’m concerned that I’m focusing on ingredients that are necessary. As I review the things I’ve written, I am aware that other games have some of the ingredients I’ve listed. However, I’ve begun the process of identifying that one ingredient that may be as thin as air, yet without it there would be no reason to come back to Second Life again and again and again.
There are many other necessary ingredients yet to be stated, but here are the ingredients I’ve focused on so far:
Ingredient #1: The Second Life secret sauce gets better with age!
Ingredient #2: The Second Life secret sauce begins with a good base made with the Identity of each avatar.
Ingredient #3: Thousands of thriving communities blend in their unique spices to the giant SL ”secret sauce” pot.
Ingredient #4: The vast array of outstanding “builds” created by users, creating a world for exploration.
Ingredient #5: A unique, immersive and personal romantic and sexual experience.
Aside from the many other ingredients that must be mentioned like texture creators, builders, scripters, organizations, events coordinators and much more, the ingredient I’m beginning to see ties everything together. The ingredient could be thought of as the spoon or ladel or mixer used to stir all the ingredients together. If anyone has their own idea about what that ingredient might be, please post your comments.
Regardless of what that secret ingredient is, I’ll continue adding the basic ingredients till I get to the sponge. The sponge and kitchen sink, those go into the junk that contaminate the secret sauce.