In these days, I have been playing a RPG game I found on the internet which it is still on alpha as Opensim. The name of this RPG Game is “Planetshift”:
“PlaneShift is a Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world which is FULLY FREE to play. Fully free means you will have no surprises of premium content which will limit your gameplay or unbalance the game. There are no limitations in skills, ranks, abilities, items you can gain with your free account. There are no time limits or additional constraints. Other similar games just advertize the “free” concept to sell you premium accounts. We don’t. Servers and bandwidth will be donated by sponsors.
PlaneShift is made by a group of RPG enthusiasts and not by a commercial company. This allows us to expand the game wihout any constraint or limitation.
PlaneShift is Open Source for the client and server code, so everyone can contribute to its development!
If you want to help our efforts, see how to join our team here, or consider making a donation.
At the present state of development, PlaneShift is not a complete game, but what we call a “tech demo”. With this definition we mean that the game is still under heavy development, so you may easily find bugs, glitches and missing features. We decided to open it to the public because we want to have your feedback on improving the game and because we have enjoyed seeing our progress being put into productive use from the beginning.”
While I began to play the game, then I found something which SL is missing when newcommers created an account. It is about an instructions how to play, something really different when you play planetshift as you can see here:
This bot just said to some instructions about how to play the game and to find another bot (a Dwarf):
May be this game doesn’t have so much detail graphics as SL, it has something that SL is missing. This example of how to use bots to teach users to play a game, it could be a good idea to be implemented in SL. Because bots shouldn’t be useful only for spam or adverstising, there are other useful ways to use them.