To Play Second Life Gor Part 2: Raiding
A typical by the book Gorean's
approach to combat in Second Life.
Image source: Hogtied.
So I've got you into Second Life, you've got an avatar, you've got
you've got Gorean clothes, and you've visited the Gorean Welcome Center
and learned a few things about Gor and roleplay. Well, I'm gonna teach
you a few things about Gorean RP that they DON'T teach in the
Gor the Second Life game is divided into two groups: By the Book (BtB)
Gor and Gor Evolved. The formal difference between the two is that BtB
does not accept the existence of female outlaws armed with bows, or
large bands of panthers that attack cities. They say that these things
are not consistent with the Gor novels by John Norman that are the
basis of the game. Gor Evolved accepts these things. But that's not the
REAL difference between the two factions. (There is a lot more to this
than I want to go into in the middle of the article, and it tells you a
lot about SL Gor, so go to the article on BTB vs. Gor Evolved if you want to find out more (link at bottom of page).
gorean raiding grew assembles on the docks of a sim. This is a large
raid, about 30 people, which means about 15 defenders. Like in World of
Warcraft, you generally join groups to play SL Gor, which is how you
get the large raids. Image source: Snapshot of a Gorean raid in
The real difference is, Gor Evolved raids and BtB Gor does not. It's
not a COMPLETELY accurate statements, raids occur occasionally in BtB
Gor, and there are Gor Evolved sims that have few or no raids, but it's
close enough for all practical purposes. Getting ahead of myself a bit:
raids are like raids in World of Warcraft, a group of players get
together and go to another sim and kick ass in combat.
The weapons in SL Gor are swords, spears, bows, blowguns, rocks, axes,
clubs, crossbows and what have you. Basically, it's all medieval
weaponry. No gunpowder-based weapons. Bows are the most powerful
weapons on Gor, being ranged weapons, followed by swords and scimitars,
fast melee weapons that do a lot of damage. There's no magic on Gor
either, it's just tough warriors duking it out with primitive weapons
for gold, glory and slavegirls. But mostly for fun.
Because you never play against lame NPCs (non-player characters)
raiding is hard in Gor. Players come in three levels of skill in Gor:
newbies, regular bows and super bows. Best way for a newbie to learn to
fight in SL Gor is to join a group, get some training and practice with
more skilled members of the group, and you go along on raids and learn
your craft while have tons of fun, with better fighters along to keep
you from losing constantly.
There's an economic interest for sim owners to have people on their
and groups to have sufficient numbers to raid successfully, so its'
generally easy to get into most groups. With over 300 Gorean sims in
Second Life, most of them hosting multiple groups, it's VERY easy to
get into a group. Getting into the RIGHT group is a different matter.
And there's nothing like grinding in Second Life Gor. You have to learn
to play the game well, but there's no digging for stuff. You just buy
what you need or find it as a freebie, and play the game.
And of course, the prize you get when you successfully raid is other
players. Which brings up our next topic: Committing Sexual Roleplay in Second Life Gor (see link below).
an SL Gorean raid in progress. All the arrows you see are due to a
glitch you sometimes see in very large raids in which lag causes arrows
to appear to be floating in air at times. You can actually dodge them.
Most of the time, however, the arrows are NOT dodgeable, and are coming
from all directions. It's incredible chaos, and incredible fun! (The naked guy is a fighting slave,
probably trapped by lag, the enemy of large raids.) Image
source: Snapshot of a Gorean raid in progress.
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Second Life Gor
Second Life Gor
How To Commit Sexual
Roleplay in Second Life Gor
50 Shades of Second Life Gor
Gor Evolved and By The
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