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Emerald is now the viewer for another Virtual World, they are even working on getting peoples $L transfer to that world's currency

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I heard about that and went to verify for myself. Yes, Emerald is now the 'official' viewer for a virtual world styling itself as the Virtual World Wide Web. I couldn't believe that anyone could make dumber decisions than LL, but it happened. After all, how dumb is the decision to adopt a viewer that was proven to be used as for illegal activities?

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Well, the saying does go that a sucker is born every minute.  In all fairness though, if you have read Annabelle's blog and her writtings on the Emerald blog, she does spin it like they were innocent of any wrong doing and treated unfairly.  I am going to imagine that she probably gave the other world her spin of things and convinced them that none of what happened here was true.  She tries to make it sound like LL was jealous of them and did it out of spite, which as we know is not the case but, according to her own words, that is how she tries to make it sound in the blogs.  Personally, if I owned that world, I would want nothing to do with anyone who has a back story like theirs.  They will learn probably in the future, exactly what they have gotten themselves into, going with the Emerald viewer and that team.

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Exactly. Too bad for the owners of that other virtual world if they didn't do thier homework. My only concern is for the users who will likely get ripped off and end up turned off on the whole virtual world thing.

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Its used to backdoor, mine and botnet people.
Its great for that sort of thing. Many people on this forum love donating there computers to the emerald/phoenix botnet. Its an excellent backdoor for the team that created it and is a wonderful friendly looking way to hack people with the IQ of a gold fish that still use Emerald or Phoenix.
Of coarse there are still a few innocent users still using phishoenix oops i mean Phoenix and of coarse Emerald could also come in handy for those people wanting their accounts banned by LL for using an illegal viewer.

Apart from those uses it only servers as very buggy poorly developed obsolete 1x based client that has No support for Shared Media, Mesh or Havok 7 physics. If you like that sort of thing you may also enjoy running back and forth across highways in flip flops. Im not sure which is more risky. Anyway hope that helped a few sheeple that still risk their accounts on those crappy old viewers. Phoenix is just a wolf in sheeps clothing that has dags under its tail and missing furr from where Lindens took a big old Linden Boot to their sly shifty dog of a viewer.

Peace & Love

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I went and did some looking around and it seems that the owners are swallowing the whole spin and running with it.  Going over to their company website, there is a write about and introduction to their shiny new viewer with some mention about LL.  After reading a statement by Brian Schuster, the CEO of Utherverse, I have to admit that I was shaking my head and laughing at his foolishness and idiocy.


Modular Systems has been officially invited to participate with  Utherverse, the company behind the VWW, in advising on new viewer  features and possibly on future client development.

"This is an enthusiastic group of developers who also love spending  time in virtual worlds.  They know what a Viewer needs to do to make the  user happy because they use it themselves," said Brian Shuster, CEO of  Utherverse.  "It's shocking that their talents weren't properly  appreciated by Linden, but the popularity of their work speaks for  itself.  We are very happy to have started up a new relationship with  Modular Systems developers."

 

After reading this, I'm going to reserve any sympathy I may have felt for them and instead just sit back with my popcorn, to watch the show that eventually commences.

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Kirstens S20 Viewer is much better.

It has many of the old Emerald features and is a x2 viewer hybrid. The reason the Lindens don't like Emerald viewer is because they are like street bums that went to the Linden bin and got the rubbish old viewer out and started licking it telling others how great it is. Of coarse the many sheeple that were data mined were inicent enough to believe them. If only they had the brains to know the old viewers are full of bugs and are going to be useless once mesh and havok 7 comes to the main grid.

Now the new snowstorm development viewer has been released people that have slow laptops that couldn't use Viewer 2 can finally use it now and those that want a different interface with loads of cool features like Awesome boob physics able to be seen on any viewer not justthe one your on like emerald and much better boob physics to btw ^^ + Shadow and lighting effects, Occlusion, Sun and Moon + projectors. Awesome water and sky settings for more advanced then the old viewers and loads more features why on earth would you develop and old viewer.

The truth is that many developers hate them because they continue to scab up the old viewer when it doesn't and will never support the new features LL is trying to give us. The whole process of upgrading SL is delayed because that team wont get out of the Lindens dumpster. The other teams are starting work on there x2 snowstorm based viewers and that should be exciting as well. They also angered alot of people such as hacker Pixeleen Mistral that was the one that hacked there database after she found them doing malicious things to people with emerald. Out of the 39000 people that were effected by the emerald exploits you can be sure they have made some enemies. If they want to get on LLs good side again perhaps they should stay out of the dumpster and leave that crappy old viewer alone. The reason they push the old viewer is because it is much easier to create exploits for, and they can use the ones they already have.

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Personally even in it's prime I felt Emerald was overrated.

Yes it had enhanced look-at.  Which in turn got everyone curious or paranoid over who was *gasp* camming them.  Colour me an egomaniac but I couldn't careless who is camming me, what a dull world this would be if nobody was interested.

Yes Emerald had auto-reply and the ability to custom design auto-messages tailor made for friends and individuals... as if the standard customizable busy reply isn't enough.  I used to laugh at that, a viewers strong suit is a feature that lets you custom design a 'i don't want to talk to you' auto-response message specific to each friend you have.   Nice touch.

Emerald had the ability to tell you who opened an IM window and was typing you a message... this for the busy crowd who can't wait the 5seconds it takes for the other person to type the message and hit send.

With it i could dismiss login and tp'ing screens.  Wow.

I could double-click teleport... that messed me up more times than I can count.

With Emerald, a third party viewer I lose LL Support as I'm using a third party viewer.  I used to wonder how many premium people there were inworld, totally oblivious to the fact they're paying the $10/mo to LL for Support they have screwed themselves out of receiving.

Let's see, Emerald had encripted chat so eavedroppers (that in itself isn't allowed inworld unless I authorize it thru wearing a collar for example) can't listen in on my chats... and thank god for that too or that whole mid-east peace talks thing would've been compomised.

Maybe i'm just jaded?  Never was a big Emerald fan.

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I was actually more into Snowglobe while others were having their fun with Emerald.  I did try Emerald on my computer and found back then that it just seemed to lag me down too much.  That was quite awhile ago and eventually I did keep Emerald on my computer when it seemed to work a little faster, for a change of looks.  I have to admit, I do enjoy the option of getting that warning that someone is writing to you.  I love to hunt and I do not always watch my IM's, so having that little warning helped me answer my friends a little faster.

Snowglobe viewer that I had used, is now no longer going to be updated and alas, I still have not been able to get use to the viewer 2.0 configuration.  When I decided to try other viewers, I gave a few a try, including Phoenix, Kristen's and Ascent, to name a few.  Phoenix was not bad and rezzed nice for me but, I had issues with voice on that one every so often.  I found Kristen's just not to my liking at all and had it off my machine after only 20 minutes.  I keep Emergence on but, otherwise the one I use alot is Ascent.  I like the way it works and suits me well.

In the end, the viewer that you use should be the one that suits you the best and be the one that you feel the most comfortable with.

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Agreed.

When I started using Emerald, I was wowed by all the extra stuff it could do. My favorites were the radar and area search (particularly helpful on gridwide hunts).

But once the newness wore off, I realized that it was bogging my system down much more than the LL client did. Guess all those bells and whistles built into Emerald came at a price, at least for me. So as soon as I figured out how to move the WindLight settings from one viewer to another, I switched back to the LL viewer.

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Unfortunately there's quite an amount of people from SL - many who have participated in these forums when the 'emerald thing' was at it's most prominent and I can guarantee you they will now be either:

1 - making their way to a virtual world that obviously 'knows what people want'

2 - fuming that SL was so stupid that now some little back-water grid will get the 'best viewer'.

Life is like that - in the end you believe what you want to - Emerald devs do spin a good story - the thing is in 12 months time many people won't remember any of the furore that went on in SL and will swallow the whole thing hook, line and sinker.

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I'm guessing it's mostly used now to get you to install a backdoor, dataminer, trojan, or other malware on your system by the hacker devs who were kicked out of SL for similar such shenanigans.

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