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OOC: 1000th GNN Article!

March 9, 2012

(Article is Fully Out of Character)

Greetings everyone. Well its been almost two years since Daana and I began recording events Star Wars roleplay on Second Life and this is our 1000th article. It really has been a wild ride, with ups and down, but overall we hope that we’ve brought some entertainment. Our only goals have been to create RP for ourselves, for others and to record what happens. It has never been our intention to cause drama and hopefully we’ve kept pretty much to that over the years.

As for what else has transpired, GNN was actually part of a real life study on virtual worlds, led independently by a third party. The results being about to be printed. Behavioural scientists are studying what effect real world type institutions have in a virtual world. The study about GNN was specific to the effect a virtual news organisation devoted to the virtual world would have on the players. The researches, who were in world studying player behaviours, concluded that the virtual counterparts of real world institutions had the same effect on their virtual brethren that the physical ones have on the real world. In this case, under my understanding, it concluded a virtual news organisation went along a unification of otherwise divergent RP and Sims. We were proud to learn the study would be used in other research and in classrooms at other universities.

Any ways, I would just like to say that me and Daana have really had a good time making these stories. It’s provided us a way to meet people we would have never met before, had an outlet for our creativity, and provided with a lot of time of enjoyment. Hopefully we’ll continue to have fun and hope you continue to enjoy our efforts. Thank you everyone!

  1. March 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Congrats! And i think it is great what you guys do. You create a awful lot of role play in the SWRP community. I hope it will carry on.

  2. March 9, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    (( Conrgats GNN! With your dedication and unbiased work have enriched my game and that of SWRP galaxy as a whole. Thank you for taking time out of your personal life to contrbute and touch the lives each and every resident, directly or indirectly. ubdoubtfully, GNN is one of the brightest stars in the SWRP galaxy. Shine on GNN! ))

  3. Ryan Adams
    March 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    (( I was wondering why you spent so much time on this… now i know you were getting paid! lucky you! ))

    • March 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

      Err… We’re not paid…

      Every player has their own motivation to join a game. In role-play you might live adventure, socialise with other people, explore new worlds, develop a character, organise events, enjoy the gameplay of real time meter combats, etc.

      Not everyone has the same interests. Field reporter characters emphasis on both the exploration and the sociable sides of the game. This is even more true when publishing stories, therefore helping the community.

  4. Sha'ira
    March 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    ((Good work! You guys help bring the entire SWRP informed about the latest events. Keep up the hard work.))

  5. March 9, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    I think this is about the coolest thing I’ve ever heard of SL being used for!
    Kudos to you both on the 1000th article too! I have always admired the work you do for the SWRP community, but this just adds a whole new level of awesomeness to what you do. Congratulations and thank you to you both!

  6. Zach Rodchester
    March 9, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    ::as darth vader:: this is gnn

  7. March 9, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Congratulations to everyone on the team! Its been a great run so far and I hope that GNN shall continue to be succussful.

  8. Xan Qenadius
    March 9, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    ((GNN has done what I consider the best work in terms of RP to make SWRP actually feel as though we players are immersed in the Star Wars universe. Hopefully this is only one milestones for you Daana and you Rakiko. I hope to see more and more interviews and headlines to come. congratulations.))

  9. Liu'orn
    March 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Great job guys, don’t stop! This page is my homepage -giggles-

  10. Morrigan Wemyss
    March 10, 2012 at 5:49 AM

    It is a good thing. That way I can keep track of who to plot againist errrr keep informed on current events. Thats what I meant.

  11. Baccus Altus
    March 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Has been and always will be a great source for keeping up to date on events, and good advertisement for those who are already actively RPing SWRP in SL, and those who are just curious about getting involved. Many good things have come from this wordpress page, and I only see it getting better as time moves forward. Once I have my page running standard basic times I am sure it will gain some attention within the community as well.
    Always nice to see people’s dedication to the saga, and to more general and interesting roles such as reporters, and doing something productive and exciting with it. Not to forget anyone interested in getting an official Cantina Band together and have any ideas on how to put on a good cantina band show just IM Lucian Vanek in SL so we can organize something. I will be in the works to getting a new venue contracted to via my rodian character Zarbok. Good RPing to you all this weekend. – Lucian Vanek (Baccus Altus,Zarbok)

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