Moving and communicating
The indispensable bases are:
Walk, with the arrow keys
Fly, with the PgUp and PgDown keys
Speak, first in text, with the menu «conversations»
at bottom left. It opens a window which also show the private chat
(very useful if you did a blunder)
Search for people, groups and places of interest, with the
«search» button at bottom. this remains the best way to
find like-minded people.
explore, with the menu «Map» at bottom right.
Today virtual worlds are very big, making their population sparse.
You can teleport with clicking on the map, or remember places you like
with the menu at top left: «World» then «Landmark this place».
The «landmark» is then stored in your inventory
(small suitcase, bottom right)
Arrange your character appearance (improperly called
«avatar»). This is possible in the world,
either by using «freebies» (free items),
or with buying items. Important:
be yourself, avoid people who want you to look like them.
There are many other things to learn, but it is enough of a few every day.
Never hesitate in asking for help to people you meet:
You will get a new thing every day.
There are many interesting things to do in the virtual,
either for oneself or with others. Have your project, whatever it is,
meet like-minded people, and learn more to lead your project to success.
The media often despise virtual worlds are ruleless and lawless.
Gross mistake: the people you encounter are real persons, with their sensitivity
and their limits, often from countries with a totally different culture.
So respect applies, together with all the useful social rules.
Sometimes, people do not reply you: they can be busy, or simply not see your text.
So it is better to behave in a mature and constructive way.
Troublesome people and wackos are quickly spotted and banned.
Last warning, The people you see may look sexy, but this does not mean
they are sexually available (In more many do not display their real gender,
so beware of surprises).
And at last...
Have success in your new virtual life!