Pure horror. That was my first reaction when I extempore signed up to the InWorldz. Not because of leaving SL – oh no never! – but just for curiosity. I also have Blue Mars account since 2009 and I tested it also – but hated every minute of it. It is so totally different than SL and seems like there’s absolutely nothing to see or do. I might be wrong, but learning curve after SL is too painful so I don’t think I log in to the Blue Mars any time soon.
But InWorldz. It is like old-fashioned SL… like going back in time. Being newbie again is rough! When I arrived to the welcome area there was people waiting and offering me free house and help – very friendly and nice, but it happened so quickly… 10 minutes after log in I was standing outside my 30 day free rental beach house. Had to admit I was little irritated when they gave me tips how to put my typing animation off or how to open preferences… after I had said several times I am very familiar with the viewer based on my 7 years in SL. The viewer feels to be same as SL viewer, I did not noticed any differences what so ever.
I have no idea if I am going back. I am not so interested, but I am curious to test other virtual worlds too and it is not fair to judge after quick testing. Nevertheless, my tip of the day: if you think SL is boring and dull and empty and stupid, try other virtual worlds and you are gonna just love love love Second Life.