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  1. Last night's (or afternoon, depending on where you are) Virtual Shift Chat, where I was talking about Second Life and other virtual worlds that use blockchain and cryptocurrency as their taglines or main selling point, while most people who use virtual worlds don't see those things as a reason to join a virtual world. Was also talking about why a reputation system for a virtual world might sound good on paper, but a bad idea in practice.
  2. I'm definitely sympathetic with how some sim owners might be having a hard time paying their tier during this pandemic, if it had caused them to temporarily lose their job / income. But at the same time, if we go by the numbers, it would make more sense financially for LL to keep the current tier; If they reduce the price by let's say, 50%, then that means sims that are having trouble staying up would last twice as long, but it would still give LL the same amount of money while doubling the operating cost (because they'll stay twice as long for the same amount of money). Maybe LL can have some sort of program where they do an "offline preservation" of sims that can't be paid for by their owners during the pandemic, and restore them once the sim owners can pay for them again, but I don't see them lowering the price / tier for lands.
  3. Have you tried logging in into a different region? Or maybe it's on your ISP's end, my friend had a similar issue and he had to use a VPN, try contacting your ISP. Could also be your firewall but that's unlikely.
  4. I needed that laugh lol, thanks for the thread c=
  5. It is hard, SL appeals to very specific kinds of people. I've been trying to get my gaming friends into SL for years and those who stay are usually the ones who like to build or who can't truly express themselves in the physical world as much as they can in a virtual world (furries)
  6. I've read that a few days ago. Basically both the husband and wife were no longer in love with each other and the breakup was mutual. The "pole dancer" was just a new user / non-regular user who got on the pole for the fun of it, he wasn't a professional pole dancer on SL. The article was very sensationalized out of proportion
  7. Thanks for the response and kind words everyone That is true Marigold, I was talking about the dream of the virtual world in general, but a dream I recently had was actually one of the things that inspired me to post this. I thought it would be too much to post it in the original post, so I didn't, but in the dream I was able to express myself in the physical world as much as I could in the virtual world, and I was able to really connect with my grandmother, being with her while showing how I really am inside without the usual facade caused by the limitations of the physical world. I'm not bitter about how I am in the physical world, but it was really nice to be able to feel that I'm truly connecting with a figure who's very dear to me. When I woke up, it reinforces my belief in how important the thing I do and fight for truly is for me - the ability for one to truly express themselves without any limitations, and my lingering doubts just went away with the clarity.
  8. Nep Faulkes of ToppMart and me were casually talking about the ToppMart community, the younger people in Second Life and why they use Second Life instead of other virtual worlds or social 3D platforms like VRChat. Nep joined Second Life when she was 12-13 before getting banned for being underage and getting back as an adult, then also got her old account unbanned. ToppMart is a very active anime / gaming community within Second Life. Didn't realize my voice was THAT bassy when I was doing the livestream until after I watched the replay, so I might be harder to hear but Nep was pretty clear. There were some F words and Nep was generally unfiltered in how she voiced her opinions about things, so just a heads up if that's something that might put you off, but she's a nice person overall and didn't mean any harm Timestamps: 0:00 - Has the stream started already? 0:58 - Actual Start & Intro 1:52 - About ToppMart 2:42 - The People of ToppMart 3:40 - Do you guys play games together other than SL? 5:20 - Are you guys friends before ToppMart? 6:12 - How did the sim or community get started? 8:10 - I think you need to make ToppMart an educational sim for it to be eligible for that (bailout/discount) 8:49 - Do you think it's important for Second Life to appeal to the younger audience? (18-30y/os) 11:16 - I was talking about people like 18 years old when I said younger 12:36 - What thing? (that you guys get into, she was talking about GTFO) 14:30 - Do the GTFO people still go to your sim? 15:30 - Why do you think the younger people of SL use SL instead of like VRChat, for example? 17:33 - How long has Toppmart been around (for) now? 17:46 - Do you guys have any plan to expand the place? 18:40 - How big is Toppmart right now? As in the land size 19:16 - Have you guys ever think of like applying to be in the Second Life destinations guide? 21:51 - Wait, was that a cough? 22:32 - He (James Wagner of NWN) basically says the main problem with Second Life is the new user experience, do you agree with that? 24:51 - So how was your new user experience when you first joined Second Life? 29:07 - So, we're almost done with stream right now, do you want to tell people where ToppMart is? Virtual Shift Project is a community initiative to show to people out there, especially younger people, the Second Life of today. Virtual Shift Project website: https://virtualshift.net ToppMart SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Onatopp/148/34/46
  9. We dream, hope, of things that we know are true. Things that we know drive us, things that just feel right without a single trace of doubt. Yet we fear, afraid that we might fail, afraid to be made fun of, to not be understood and seen differently from how we see ourselves, afraid of the pain. So we became afraid of our very own hopes and dreams. They became things that we know and measure, we wake up knowing almost exactly what to do, what's gonna happen and all of today's possibilities. We know them but we're scared to be one with them, I'm scared too. But the dream refuse to stay away. Whenever I hide behind what I think is reason, it shatters that illusion and show me that it's just my fears. Because the dream is true and kind.
  10. Oo that would be interesting to watch because of the mention of Second Life and Neil de Grasse Tyson. How I see it personally, theoretically it's more probable that our universe is a simulation because it's possible, but sentience is sentience and meaning, and purpose remain subjective constructs of their beholders so whether or not our universe is a computer simulation, is a trivial matter imo c= but of course it would be nice to figure out the nature of our universe just for the sake of it
  11. On 4096m2 you'll get 1400 prims and on 8196m2 you'll get 2800 prims, if you donate your land tier to a group you own and use it as your land group you'll get 10% bonus tier
  12. @Draxtor Despres just helped LL with recording some sample conference venues for businesses / organizations to see and use, actually. They can be seen on this page; https://www.connect.secondlife.com/explore I know because I was going to be in one of them as an extra but couldn't keep myself awake due to the timing and sudden notice, and fell asleep waiting 🤦‍♀️ The business venue samples look really nice too! The ampitheater is obviously from LL's Townhall Meetings, the Horizon from the Horizon sims and the Lodge is from one of the public spots on Bellisseria (afaik, not sure if it has been used somewhere else) Edit: But yeah, would be nice to see them have a special login that directs them directly to those venues
  13. Most of my good friends are people I met on SL and games because people are more of themselves when they don't have to bear the expected pretenses of the physical world c=
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