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No Peeking!


Kokoro's Experience is changing to limit the distance that visitors can cam through the sim.

Whether you're working together on a super-secret group project, or doing things that would land you in the Headmasters office, this update benefits you.

The new updates aim to turn Kokoro from one small room that everyone can see everywhere in, to a big place with many private rooms that can only be seen and entered on foot!


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No more!

How does it work?

Users with RLV get the best experience, the camera is simply constrained to the maximum distance using RLV.

For non-RLV users, we simply block the view with the HUD when camming too far. You will be prompted to reset your camera by pressing ESC.

Keeping up with Growth

Kokoro's Community is growing and as we grow there are more people on the sim. We hope that this change will allow those who enjoy some privacy once in a while to still enjoy Kokoro and find a peaceful hiding spot on the sim when things get busy. The change will also likely become more relevant should we build student accommodation in the future.

The feature is not quite finished yet. Currently our Experience is not required to enter the sim, but we intend to change that soon.




One final forum improvement before sleep 💤


You will now see the last 3 created topics when entering the sim.

Underneath are the latest News and Announcements. If you have a forum account you will still get notifications to replies tags and followed topics as before 🙂



A Reminder


We are currently students only

Kokoro Academy is a privately owned sim in Secondlife. Although we generally endeavor to let new guests visit us, this is not to be taken for granted. We are not a public service.

We do not owe anybody access to our sim, or even an explanation as to why we are operating the sim the way we do.  Any such act should be considered an act of good will.

Last Saturday I took the executive decision to restrict access to the sim to students only. I will not divulge the reasons why, they are personal between me and some of the people at Kokoro.

Conduct at Kokoro

It came to my attention that some of those who were unable to access the sim as a result may have taken it upon themselves to give my friends a hard time. This is not acceptable behavior. I will not name and shame publicly and ask everyone to do the same, but know that those people will be dealt with accordingly.

Many of our students are very welcoming and love to make everybody feel welcome. But know that we are still a well-kept tight knit community. When it is felt that their kindness is being used I can and often will step in. Visitors should expect that they are less likely to retain access to Kokoro if they are taking advantage of the kindness of those in our community.

Kokoro is remaining students only until further notice. This may change in the future but no commitment is given. Some of our students are not currently in the student group. If you are one of those people chances are I will reach out to you soon.


In two weeks time on Sunday the 5th of September at 2PM SLT we will be doing our first ever official student yearbook photo. The event will be a once in (Kokoro's) lifetime opportunity to meet and learn about so many of your fellow class-mates, connect with the new, re-connect with the old and make a memory to take home.

We want this day to include everybody old and new and indeed I have reached out personally to many of you yesterday who were around in Kokoro's early days to be a part of things too and will continue to do so.

Kokoro has Changed

To our oldies, Kokoro was largely an informal affair for the most part. My leadership (or lack of) style at the time was to simply try to please everyone, even those who may have made other guests feel down. Over the years that has changed and I am less receptive of those things than I used to be and much more willing to take action where I feel necessary.

Some behaviors that used to be tolerated (and perhaps even participated in by me) will not be any more. This includes things like:-

  • Passing comments about a students appearance or other forms of ridicule.
  • Coming to 'be around' us, without making the effort to engage with the people you are around or get to know them or let them know you.
  • Prying about 'who a person really is' asking them if they are an alt etc.

In the past we would not have acted on those things and perhaps even seen some of them as 'banter' but we've come to realize how they affect members of the community and make them uncomfortable. Be aware that we take these things seriously now and if me or one of our admins feels you have been participating in these types of act you will simply be removed from the sim - Don't do it.

Getting together

When the day comes, there may be lots of people who have never met you before, have a think about what you would like everyone to know about you. What are your hobbies? What kind of job do you do? Are you studying? Is there something interesting about where you live? What would you like to achieve as a student at Kokoro?

We will make sure everybody gets an opportunity to learn a little bit about everyone, so we are all at least a little bit familiar with each other and can connect over things and have fun. It'll be a good opportunity to see what Kokoro's students are interested in and perhaps a good starting point to think about what kind of clubs and classes students would enjoy in the future.

Till then

~ Captain




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