Why you chose it
For my second destinations, I decided to look at recommend places in Second Life on google. After a bit of research The Blarney Stone Irish pub was being recommended over and over as a cool place to visit, so I decided to check it out.
What functionality/interactivity it provides
The Blarney Stone Irish Pub is primarily a place to meet new players is Second Life. This entire city is based on the real-life city Dublin in Ireland, as is the Blarney Stone Irish Pub.
Upon entering the pub it is quite packed will avatars, there a several main areas; the bar where you can sit and socialise with other players, the upstairs dining area, and also the dancing area where there is a live DJ playing.
Each seat in the building is interactive, you can choose to sit it different positions.
There is also a floating DJ ball that when touched allows you to dance in different styles, here me showing them my mad dancing skills.
How it looks/how is it built/how much scripting there seems to be
The look of this pub is rather impressive, It was built by the group Dublin in SL Managers which consists of 109 different Avatars. I decided to compare the look of it to the real life pub in Ireland, so I flew to Ireland!!.. Okay I didn’t I just used Google images, but it is a very accurate recreation of this pub.
I would say there is a fair amount of scripting in this pubs with interactive objects like the seats and dancing, however other than that there does not appear to be a lot more scripting than this as it is primarily a social location and the interactions are with other Avatars.
How it compares to others
This whole town is rather impressive, I also find it fascinating that it is based on the real-life Dublin. While there isn’t a whole lot of interactive objects in this pub compared to somewhere like The Ivory Tower, it was definitely more social as soon as I walked in I was greeted by several Avatars and even made a new friend! Overall if you are looking for a place to meet other Avatars this is defiantly worth checking out!
What your impressions of it are
As you may have been able to tell by reading my blog about The Blarney Stone Irish Pub I am very impressed with this locations. This really comes down to two main factors; one is that it is a very impressive replica of the real-life pub, the other is the friendliness of the Avatars there.