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  1. I'M TRYING BUT PEOPLE KEEP SHOUTING AT ME!
  2. Your about a month and a half late. But maybe try anyway cant hurt.
  3. I dont put tooooo much judgement into profiles, but my "probably avoid" list includes - "No drama" - A timeless classic. " I'm a b*tch but lovely when you get to know me." Any mention of "princess" or "diva". "I'm a loyal person but if you f*ck with me, I will destroy you." type-thing. "I'm always in character as a dog/cat/raven" (I don't mind these people, but communication becomes exhausting pretty fast). And any profile that uses some stupid font that makes it super-hard to read.
  4. Sorry, I am a bit of a doomer, and I am being a bit flippant. But to loop it back around to the main topic of the thread, it is becoming really really hard to see where LL fits into the metaverse picture of the future. I mean there are only 3 real options, right? 1. Milk it till it sinks. Coasting. Managed decline. Whatever you want to call it. 2. Upgrade the heck out of SL and hope you can do that enough to compete against the newer crowd. 3. Try to build something new (tried that, screwed it up).
  5. Milk it -------> Till it sinks. Its a fairly straightforward map. Were just coasting baby. Have been for a while. Will be for the foreseeable.
  6. It IS probably a little harsh (a little). But if your applying for a job at The Lab, I assume you will do a bit of background research. So you will know that SL is their only successful project. And that everything else they ever tried basically blew away in a fart of overhyped-underbaked fugazi fairy dust. So if your going there expecting to be working on the cutting edge, uuuh, why? Unless you want to work on the next cutting edge "thing" that's almost guaranteed to fail. IMHO the biggest single problem with The Lab is that they (as a company) always seemed to want to be something other than they are, pathologically so. And this means they are always reaching for the "next thing" and falling flat, rather than figuring out what it is that they do well and doing it even better. Huge, massive generalisation, I know. And to some degree, that is what companies must do to survive. But not at the expense of delivering and improving on the service that made them in the first place. If I look at the history of Linden Labs, I see a company that invented digital-anarchy-sexytime-land and then spent their entire time either running away from it or trying to pitch it to groups that don't want it, while ignoring the groups who do. If a fraction of the resources they deployed on every. single. other. project. that never worked had been deployed to SL, the grid would be a much different place today. And thats why they find themselves in the position they are in today. Still with a unique product, but one that's getting less unique by the day.
  7. This translates to: "Sorry we spent too much of your tier on hair-brained projects. Broke now. Give us some more and will think about it in a decade, provided no new shiny has come long for us to throw your money at". Or "We are too lazy to be bothered". Neither is really what you want to hear from a company that (we assume) still wants to be around in 5-10 years time.
  8. I always wondered why we are scrambling to create a "metaverse" when nearly every metaverse featured in every science fiction novel ever is a dystopian corporate nightmare that people use to escape from the fact that the planet is falling to pieces around them. Its almost never portrayed as a good thing. If we ever do get to that stage, oh my, humanity is irreparably, irredeemably screwed. If we are not already. But until we either have chips in our brains or at the very least, lightweight, discreet and affordable AR glasses, the metaverse will never be a thing in the "ready player one/snow crash/neuromancer, etc" mass parallel reality sense of the word. I think of all the current crop, NeosVR is probably closest to "the dream/nightmare" right now and its super impressive (or embarrassing, if your LL) to see what 1 person with passion can do. I have had a scootch around on desktop and its petty impressive even without a headset. Kicks the crud out of Sansar (not that that was hard).
  9. Me: I'm busy. Friend: Doing what? Me: None of your damn business. ......and that's why my longest standing friends are my alts.
  10. Nobody said pixel bumping this whole thread? You bunch of LIARS
  11. I second the "if you like it, keep it" approach. My head is a non-mainstream head from an full avi pack (Kalhene Analexa) on the Lara body. Facial anims are not great, and I have to stick to BOM for any details like freckles and stuff, and dont even get me started on neck joints. I even own the Catwa Pro heads. But I didnt switch because I cant make any of them look like "me" yet. And I wont switch till I do. Because looking like "me" trumps any other considerations as far as I am concerned. I still get hit on inworld all the time so
  12. Thanks yeah I am still messing around with all the settings that would have made my other PC melt into a plastic puddle. Trying Black Dragon as I heard that's good for photography, but the amount of options and sliders makes my head spin a little. Anyway, I don't want to get shouted at for derailing a thread, so here's another one if me just chilling
  13. Meow. Come to my place hun and let me put some plasters on that gorgeous face maybe take a shower? No pressure.
  14. I was just looking on the MP and a lot of the most popular hands do mention in the listing text that animations are NOT included. So check that. That would mean you ned a separate AO that animates your full avi, or just specifically your hands.
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