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What if LL took a page from Blizzard's release of their 2004 version of World of Warcraft (WOW) and released SL Classic, a version of SL from 2006? Would you be willing to play in those nostalgic days of purple shirted girls and white shirted guys? 

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I guess I would have fun messing about there. But I do think that the novelty value would wear off rather quick, and I would probably get back to SL 2019 and stay there.

But it would be fun to pop back once or twice to have a trip down memory lane.

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19 minutes ago, Bree Giffen said:

What if LL took a page from Blizzard's release of their 2004 version of World of Warcraft (WOW) and released SL Classic, a version of SL from 2006? Would you be willing to play in those nostalgic days of purple shirted girls and white shirted guys? 

Sure, that's pretty much what InWorldz was when I had an account there. 😛

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9 minutes ago, Sylvia Tamalyn said:

Sure, that's pretty much what InWorldz was when I had an account there. 😛

You beat me to it. I was going to say SL Classic = OpenSim 2019. :P

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1 hour ago, Bree Giffen said:

What if LL took a page from Blizzard's release of their 2004 version of World of Warcraft (WOW) and released SL Classic, a version of SL from 2006? Would you be willing to play in those nostalgic days of purple shirted girls and white shirted guys? 

Will we have Tringo and Slingo again? If not, don't bother.

 

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Lets see, no private regions, bugs galore, downgrades to premium and lag... Pass. Only good thing maybe that came out of 2006 SL was the media attention that allowed SL to grow more.

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6 minutes ago, Drayke Newall said:

Lets see, no private regions, bugs galore, downgrades to premium and lag... Pass. Only good thing maybe that came out of 2006 SL was the media attention that allowed SL to grow more.

There were private regions in 2006.

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36 minutes ago, Parhelion Palou said:

There were private regions in 2006.

Not like they are now though. Should have phrase what I wrote better by adding good.

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You can totally do SL Classic right now.

All the old content still works, is totally usable and can still be bought in world. Ruth is in the library. Just start by detaching your AO !

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I wouldn't mind an SL grid with a fresh start and none of the historical bagage & growing paints that we still have to deal with today.

1 hour ago, Pixie Kobichenko said:

Oh you can totally experience SL 2006, just wander the Mainland long enough... 

The mainland still has many little pockets of greatness. I immensely miss being able to just wander around and see what other people have made.

In a way I see the "cloud" of private regions as an experiment that went out of control. And maybe a lack of vision for the platform.

 

EDIT: Otherwise private islands would have been restricted to things like non profit projects that provide entertainment for residents.

"Hey guys, let's go to gambling island"

"Nah today we are going to the combat continent"

Edited by Kyrah Abattoir
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5 hours ago, Bree Giffen said:

What if LL took a page from Blizzard's release of their 2004 version of World of Warcraft (WOW) and released SL Classic, a version of SL from 2006? Would you be willing to play in those nostalgic days of purple shirted girls and white shirted guys? 

Oh good grief NO! I can (just about) remeber how awful my avi looked 4 years ago, dread to think how bad it would look on an ancient version

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I've really been behind the current trend in games to have a nostalgia option, I enjoy it a lot. lotro, eq2.. But no way, for SL. Apart from downgrading servers, can't really recreate it anyway.

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Visit Calleta inworld, especially Arcadia Asylum'  stuff,  to have an impression of those times.

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So my answer is 'No.'  as well.

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Looking at some folks and some places inworld, I would say that those have already put your idea in action. Well, actually never bothered to change, but let's disregard that little detail.

On a less joking note: it wouldn't need any extra server, platform or xyz tool to revert to such a classic mode. It's all already included.

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It would be nice to see some of the places again, that were around back then..That's about it really..

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The more I think about this, the more interesting it becomes.

In order to fully appreciate  the "classic SL" experience of 2006, I suppose I would have to find the operating system(s) and viewers that were current back then. For me that would have been Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" running on an iBook G4/133. I still have the Tiger discs but I no longer have a PowerPC Mac that can boot up that old OS. As for the viewer, that would have to be the SL craptastic 1.12 (I think?) or the much better Rainbow "Cool SL" Edition from Boy Lane. Assuming the region and grid server software from back then was still available and able to run on the hardware of its time, then I might be able to once again relive that experience.

Were all that possible I would then be confronted with alpha textures that remained a solid grey, early sculpts that remained orbs or torii (or whatever other shape some creators used), and assuming I could still manage my way through the builds of those days from memory, I would be doing so at the neck-breaking speed of 3 FPS with graphics settings LOW.

Yeah, that would be worth it.

P.S. And let me not forget to mention that anytime I dropped a no-copy item and picked it back up to put away in inventory, it would appear outside my inventory root, laughing at me maniacally while I tried every way I knew to be able to move it back into its rightful place. Yep... good times.

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