While exploring Second Life and looking at all these things you cannot afford, you have probably stumbled upon getting messages in the local chat which look something like this:
“ThirdLegg Resident is now registered for today’s Midnight Mania. If our target of 666 people is met by midnight, the prize will be delivered to all participants!”
“Looking for a winner whose name begins with…. S.”
That means there is something you can get for free. From a piece of apparel to your own house. But for the house, you need a piece of land – which is not very cheap. On the other hand, why would you need a house? There are places all over he Grid where their owners will be happy to have you as a regular visitor which is pretty much equivalent to being a resident. Especially if you look hot.
So we will concentrate on the avatar appearance – because, in the end, this is what will speak for you in Second Life.
There are several ways to get free stuff. Different stores offer different ones. After a while, you will realize that there are so many places that are ready to fill you up with fabrics, it’ll be actually harder to have a reason to buy them for money.
In fact, it does not take a genius to figure out how to use them, so if you’re eager to go on a journey, please feel free to scroll down – there are lists of stores that offer best freebies through Midnight Manias, Lucky Chairs and such.
But, since you’re still here, let’s carry on!
Easy as that. You just buy the item for L$0. Can be found both in-world or on Marketplace.
Join the required group, collect the item. That is all. Just like buying it for L$0.
|Lucky Chairs/Lucky Boards
Once it shows the letter your Second Life name begins with, you sit on the chair/click the board. The item is yours!
|MM – Midnight Mania
You click it once, and once the clock strikes twelve, an item is delivered directly to your inventory.
Guess & Win
A board with a certain amount of squares, one of which displays the prize. You have to pick another square behind which supposedly hides the picture that matches the displayed one. How to guess? Don’t try. It depends solely on your luck.
Prizes For Picks
Add the store to profile picks, then collect the item. Almost like buying the item for L$0 – and here, the store gets an additional promotion through your profile.
Join the group, then collect the item. Again, like buying the item for L$0.
You spend some time in a particular place (usually sitting, usually in a comfy chair), and once the time is out, you get the item.
Gridwide and simwide. Free of charge and not. All kinds of themes, all kinds of stores. You go to the store and search for a certain object inside it. After buying it, you get an item from this store and a landmark to the next one.
If you’ve got a lot of time and rather go explore Second Life, keep the landmarks of locations with Midnight Manias and Prizes for Picks – it takes less than 5 minutes to go there, click the board and teleport to another place. If you need to spend a considerable amount of time in real life (like go to a store, for example), you can leave your avatar to camp, and when you’re available, you will possess an item as a bonus. Lucky Chairs are an option when you’re busy with something, but not too far away from the PC and can check the letters from time to time. Finally, Lucky Chairs with fast-changing letters and Guess & Wins are for those who wants to take a break from other activities, but without leaving Second Life.
There is a very good blog that will keep you informed about where and how you can obtain something good for nothing – check it often, it’s updated several times a day! It’ll help you look like a Hollywood superstar within few days. Within few months, you’ll be getting lost in your own inventory. Enjoy!