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  1. I tried to be thorough. Thanks, I wanted a more powerful computer just so I could cut down on bottlenecks. It pays to have peace of mind. That is about all I can assume. Perhaps this is a case of throttling? I guess if this is the problem, I will soon find out. I plan on moving within a couple months and having a new line, most likely a fiber connection, put in. Needless to say, it will be ideal if this is indeed the problem. A bit of a hassle now, since the shortness of it means I don't exactly want to deal with the hassle of a new line when it will be changed again so quickly, but it means I am just around the corner from having the problem fixed. Mostly this is just to ensure I have covered all the ground I can cover and that, if the problem still exists, it is from something that I can fix shortly. Using the link you supplied, which seems to be the closest test location, I am getting 816 Mbps Down, Upload is 39.3 Mbps. This seems to make sense, when SL works, it seems to work fine, without lag or hindrances. If it wasn't for me suddenly disconnecting without warning, it would be an ideal setup. Ping seems to average around 70ms with 0% loss. TraceRT shows the signal starts rather quick for the first 5 hops. Once it switched to Level 3 it seems to become a bit less stable. The first attempt usually fails, but it gets through on subsequent attempts. The 7th hop, the Level 3 between my major city and Arizona, seems to be where the problems start occuring. It times out on the first hop, then the next hop works fine to get to Arizona (LINDEN-RESE.bar1.Phoenix1.Level3.net). My biggest problem seems to be the signal from Arizona to Linden Labs. it times out for two hops before working fine. Are the time outs problems? If so, I am unsure how to fix it, since it seems the greatest problem is the part involving Line3 and not my ISP. It seems to consistently make its trace in 11 hops.
  2. Firestorm 5.0.7 (52912) Jun 13 2017 03:57:58 (Firestorm-Releasex64) with OpenSimulator support Release Notes You are at 87.0, 206.0, 216.2 in Sawya located at sim10449.agni.lindenlab.com (216.82.51.155:13014) SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sawya/87/206/216 (global coordinates 258,647.0, 192,974.0, 216.2) Second Life RC BlueSteel 17.12.01.511131 Release Notes CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz (4199.99 MHz) Memory: 65470 MB OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit (Build 9600) Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation Graphics Card: TITAN X (Pascal)/PCIe/SSE2 Windows Graphics Driver Version: 23.21.0013.8859 OpenGL Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 388.59 RestrainedLove API: RLV v3.1.4 / RLVa v2.1.0.52912 libcurl Version: libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1i zlib/1.2.8 J2C Decoder Version: KDU v7.9.1 Audio Driver Version: FMOD Ex 4.44.61 LLCEFLib/CEF Version: 1.5.3-(CEF-WIN-3.2526.1347-32) LibVLC Version: 2.2.4 Voice Server Version: Not Connected Settings mode: Firestorm Viewer Skin: MetaHarper Modern (BlackGlass) Window size: 2560x1417 px Font Used: Deja Vu (96 dpi) Font Size Adjustment: 0 pt UI Scaling: 1 Draw distance: 120 m Bandwidth: 1500 kbit/s LOD factor: 4 Render quality: Ultra (7/7) Advanced Lighting Model: Yes Texture memory: 2048 MB (1) VFS (cache) creation time (UTC): 2018-1-1T21:57:10 Built with MSVC version 1800 Packets Lost: 0/21,285 (0.0%) January 04 2018 08:37:44 SLT Hopefully this makes it a bit clearer. Interesting. I thought it was as simple as saying that because all are not disconnecting at once, it isn't a failure of the actual network since I assumed all connections would fail simultaneously. I do run multiple viewers, but the issues occur when I run a single avatar at a time. I have even tried disabling "Allow multiple viewers" without success. Funny you mentioned that link, I was trying to follow that blog post before I ran into a snag. I am not sure how to point SpeedTest to a specific IP. Google didn't reveal anything helpful, nor did trying to find an alternative website. If you can explain how to do this, I would gladly test it. I actually use HWMonitor, that is why I mentioned I had tested my temperatures earlier. None of my cores are going above 50 C, my GPU is only at 63 C, and I am only using 12% of my video memory. With 3 avatars going at one time I am still only hitting 64 C maximum on my CPU, 91 C on my GPU, and 22% of my video memory. At 8% RAM memory with all 3 running, RAM is not an issue. So with 3 avatars at Ultra graphics, I seem be borderline hot on my GPU, but a single avatar shouldn't be causing these issues. Already running in 64-bit.
  3. Actually, what I have noticed is the opposite. As frustrating as my main avatar is, which is indeed decked out with a large amount of gear, I find I crash even more on my alt. I expected the opposite as well, so i found that quite a curious oddity. My alt crashes to the point it is near impossible to use, I am almost guaranteed to disconnect within the first minute, even if I have no other avatars running.
  4. Hello everyone. I have been suffering from an issue and, after trying anything I could find, decided to try to see if I could get anymore suggestions to make the experience less of a headache. I disconnect (I can still turn, but cannot move. I can still chat, but cannot see any messages, and lose any that were sent. I can still interact with media. Eventually it will go grey, but I tend to close it out beforehand to fix the issue as quickly as possible. It tends to kill most interactions with other people, because who wants to do something only to have to do it again after I crash) at a highly frequent rate, though the exact rate seems to vary. I can go 4-5 hours without issue, or I could have to relog every 2-3 minutes. This has made it hard to diagnose, since it could look like the problem was improving, only for it to act out again. This issue has been going on for at least quite a few months, it might be possible that I never had a point where I didn't have these issues. I do recall it killing RP experiences in the past, when I had a very different computer setup including a different OS (in fact, I struggle to think of a part that would have remained the same since then). Needless to say, I feel it is unlikely to be a hardware issue. I know the first thing people like to point to is a network issue. However, I should note that I have been on multiple accounts quite frequently, and that I tend to crash on one while the other continues to work fine. It is like each account is independent of each other, though all crash just as frequently, which would seem odd for a network issue since I would assume both would simply crash at the same time. I can also play various MMOs without these issues occurring, it seems to only happen like this in SL. I have Xfinity and recently changed my modem to a 1 Gbps model. Changing my modem did not fix the problem, if anything it might be increased in frequency. I have changed my DNS to Google, no luck. I have forwarded the proper ports in my modem, which is a wired connection. I have tried using Black Dragon to see if the problem was Firestorm. It seems to happen less frequently upon first trying a new viewer, but eventually starts settling back to what I have on Firestorm. Therefore, I think it is a problem independent of viewer. I have tried lowering my graphics settings to the minimum and still had crashing issues to the same severity, so I have my doubts that the graphics are too demanding. Computer hardware seems fine. I have tested the CPU/GPU temperatures while running SL, I am not stressing the hardware at all. It has persisted through graphics driver updates. With 64 GB of memory, I am barely taxing SL memory-wise. I doubt it has anything to do with avatar complexity, a simple alt with the bare minimum attached crashes quite frequently. I have watched what happens when I disconnect. No packet loss. FPS remains fine. The only difference is that no data is being sent. I should also note I have noticed issues with llceflib_host.exe and, from time to time, will get a message saying that it has crashed. Not sure how related this is. I have auto-play turned off for media. At this rate I just don't know what to do. It is enough of a hassle to stop most things dead in their tracks, yet I am not sure where the problem is coming from. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.
  5. Very amazing Skell, I am thankful for your detailed explanation. I often use the eyes to try to spread it out, so I could definitely see some familiarity with the looking at various locales. But I see what you mean with the book-like mentality, just throw in some extra little motion to make the scene feel more natural. I guess my problem was that I never really thought of RP as a book, but more a screenplay as you described. I shall definitely try a bit more and hopefully my future travels end up a bit more positive
  6. I can heavily relate to the struggles involved with roleplaying. I have a love/hate relationship with RP, I love the concept of it but always seem to run into problems whenever I try to do it. The reason I am on SL is for the roleplay, I always heard that you could live essentially a second life and roleplay out various stories, meaning it fit my passion heavily to do said things. It definitely hasn't been the easiest of experiences. Since then I have traveled to plenty of RP sims, but generally find myself conflicted and need to move on. I am not a clubber, I tried to explore the world but got tired of bumping into ban lines, the only thing that interests me is RP. One problem is often the rules involved. Many a time a rule has been in place that I am not sure how to interpret and makes me feel like that I couldn't RP in said sim without breaking it or having to conform my character to their rules. I am pretty limited by the fact that I like being relatively small (5.4 meters), resulting in many questioning if I am trying to *****. There are sims often telling me how to dress, how to fit in world, and how to read a bunch of documentation that seems to have grey areas in the midst of the rules. The biggest problem with dress code is that I prefer to use a mesh body. Beyond this, I am relatively poor, meaning I generally don't like spending Lindens on some outfit (especially if it turns out I am just going to be alone). If allowed by the sim (meaning adult with no dress code restrictions) I often will enter a sim in the nude. If the sim has any magical or sci-fi lore, I can use that to make an easy explanation for how I got to a place, I just teleported somewhere by some higher power that decided it wanted me in this new location (nudity of course fitting much like the Terminator series). Not only does this save me from having to hunt down outfits for every failed RP attempt, but it gives me the extra challenge of trying to find clothing in the new location, which gives me a great excuse to try to interact with people or an immediate goal to have upon entering the world (meaning a good excuse to explore around). As might be assumed by the ***** rule, I often find myself in adult RP sims. I don't even care for the sexual content, I just am desperate for RP. Plus my favorite character tends to be human and, due to it being one of my favored methods of entering the world, one of the most welcoming things I can find. I definitely prefer this to something saying I must be wearing age-specific clothing that I cannot seem to find any logic behind until I have assimilated with the world that I know nothing about. Usually non-adult sims tend to be attached to another lore that I have no idea about and thus feel unwelcome. I go to a MLP sim, I have to be a pony, I can't be a lost human trying to find my way and thus has an excusable reason to have no idea about the lore of the world. Meanwhile on adult sims I have to be something with body parts, I was made unwelcome at one sim that supposedly welcomed all manner of individuals due to constantly being refused when I thought of various things I could be. Another problem is that I often find RP sims to be empty. Many a time I will treat the sim like an abandoned city and start surviving on my own, breaking into houses for resources and otherwise taking what I need from a place where it appears nobody remains. I usually end up getting OC messages after someone comes to the sim and sees me in a house, saying it was IC locked and I wasn't allowed inside. Or that I wasn't allowed to touch X or Y. It is quite depressing, I try to make RP for myself and I usually risk getting banned. Yet even when others are in the sim, they often are doing their own thing. Many will often log into a private room you aren't supposed to access and never come out so that I can ever RP with them. There have been some very nice encounters, but there have also been many of these instances. When you do run into people, you have to hope they actually remember they are supposed to be RPing, I have had many an individual try to give me landmarks and start telling me how to use them when I say I am trying to find my way off an area or something. I have had many a sim where I will be sitting on a bed and someone will start changing my poseball with no IC explanation. Oftentimes, the most depressing part is the fact that nobody will even bother to RP with me most of the time. I may be walking in forbidden areas with alarms blaring, nobody cares enough to even do anything about it. If someone will interact, it will be an OC of someone saying I am in an area that my character isn't allowed to go to. Say I press an elevator button and go to the barracks, I would just get a message that my character should be compliant with the rules. The people I do try to talk to tend to be AFK, which I tend to infer after standing around without doing anything for half an hour. Oftentimes there is many a sim where nobody is even in the RP area, everyone just sits in the OOC area and talks. I have had good RP sessions, times where people will actually play along and we act out some story. Usually I have to be sitting at my computer for 10+ hours for that to occur however, something that is not ideal when I generally cannot do said things. I have gotten to the point where I often will install SL, try to interact with the world, get depressed at the lack of things going on, and uninstall SL again for a few months. I am not a para RPer, at least not professionally. I try, but I just cannot find much to detail my surroundings in the midst of a normal conversation. When two people are standing still and talking, there just isn't much I can say. I also can relate to Talligurl, I tend to like to use my RP to accentuate what you cannot see rather than what you see. I also don't believe in describing what I am thinking as the other character should not know said information. Needless to say, I often give relatively short replies that make me feel bad for the effort the para-RPers put in, I just don't know how to lengthen it without resorting to thoughts.
  7. Prokofy Neva wrote: So there are those dynamics but I think a bigger problem is what you say, trying to make friends, find a group, fit in somewhere. I notice from my customers that they form FIERCELY TIGHT GROUPS. They want security up the wazoo to keep everyone out, block, boot, ban. And mind you, this isn't a couple with cybersex. This could be a group of pals who play Greedy or sit and breed their animals or make gardens or just chit chat with a media on a prim playing. They are out in the front yard, but they don't want ANYONE to come over for a barbecue. I don't allow bans anywhere on the ground in my rentals, and that might be why people actually meet and become friends and even marry in my rentals, imagine. I thank you Prokofy and wish more of Second Life took this approach. I tend to like to explore when waiting for something to happen in my RP, so I often start sim hopping and checking out places. What I often find is I am at someone's house and am unwelcome there. I try to explore the mainland, I keep hitting ban lines to the point I expect most parcels to have them. I go sim hopping by the map, you can bet I expect to be sent back to some Safe Hub or be warned I will be evicted in 30 seconds. I understand people want privacy with cybersex or with a couple talking together, but many of the sims I get kicked off of will only have one or oftentimes zero people there. I just like to explore, if it allows for building I always delete anything I rez, and I go so far to close doors that were closed and put things exactly the way I found them. Yet so much of Second Life seems to consist of private land. When I go to a sim it should be a surprise that they want privacy, not the expectation that it will be a private place I potentially need to leave quickly. When I show up in a place without banlines, I have pretty much conditioned myself to expect that land to turn out to be private and for the owner to show up and ban me off their property. That isn't a positive image and not a very welcoming one, but it is what I have found from my travels. I am thankful to hear it verified that I am welcome on some properties. Perhaps this is what makes people leave. They come for a world where everyone can interact, but run into banlines and estates any time they try to get outside of safe hubs that are overrun with spammers. It is an effective quarantine and one way to prevent against people you don't want messing up your house, but it also gives the vibe to newcomers or even those who have been around a bit of being generally unwelcome. My question in SL is not often where I can go, the world is massive, but more where I can go and actually be welcomed. Between ban lines, cryptic rules on RP sims that leave room for unsurities, and automatic bannings I wouldn't be surprised if many without some social gathering find SL a very unwelcoming place.
  8. (Sorry in advance if my post is a bit long, I am a bit overtalkative.) SL is a bit depressing of a place. I have been here nearly two years. My main thing is RP, I absolutely am passionate about stories and feel the visual aspect of SL adds to the experience as a whole. I guess seeing Hot Tub Time Machine made me interested. You can get arrested here and serve sentences? It sounded like you could do anything, be anything. RP is nothing new to me, at least self-indulged RPs. I often would load up a RPG game and roleplay there, doing things such as finding shelter or collecting food. I have done this for years prior to coming to SL. Needless to say, doing the same thing but with other people thrilled me. In my head I was doing RPs, but the problem was I knew what was occuring. I wanted unpredictability. Getting interested enough to join, I spent months just setting up my avatar to be the way I wanted. I absolutely love the customization options here. I also love the idea of being in a giant world where anything can happen. Eventually I left the dressing room (yes, I spent months in a dressing room trying on clothes) and decided to explore. Originally all I saw was clubs and safe zones, areas with a lot of people. But I wasn't here for a 3d version of Facebook. I found out about RPs and started trying to interact in them. But the problem was many were medieval and my avatar was modern based. I wanted something with some adapatbility that I could join. I guess that is how I started joining adult RP servers, the urban based servers were pretty much the little I could adapt to. Well, at least try. Every sim I would go to I would end up reading the rules, which there were many, and find such little tidbits such as "my avatar height is too small". I guess it is my fault for not adapting to them, but once again I wanted something I could be welcome in. Plus the sims that didn't have that just had guys that would IM me and want to take me to some other sim. Or, you know, nobody would be on the sim besides 1 afk person. After months of searching, I found a home for a bit. I decided what I needed was quests, some singleplayer motivation. which I could use as a jumping off point and interact with NPCs. Instead I found a place I was welcome at. It was an adult sim, so most of the interactions were sexual, but I didn't mind as it meant I was actually doing some RP finally. But my character had a strong will, she wouldn't just let herself remain trapped, so she seeked to escape. They helped me RP my escape and so I had to seek somewhere else. Trying to find out where I could go, I tried Gorean. The problem was that it was uncommon to find people on the sim, I would often have to wait hours on the weekends just to get one interaction. Eventually they RPed a way to get back to Earth and I hoped to find more sociability. It was around this time I tried chatting with people on SL and take a break from the RP for a bit. Sadly everything ended on a bit of a big disagreement and I ended up alone in SL once again. Since then I have pretty much been searching again but the same problems as before exist. Except now they are even worse because my chracter never got clothing when escaping the last area. I have pretty much trapped myself in adult RP sims that accept nudity, which is a smaller number than you might think. I got a mesh body around this time, but couldn't find any mesh clothing to fit me. I also can't stand alphas, feeling I want the outfit to perfectly contour to my body and look like I am wearing it instead of it being too small for me. This pretty much meant I was limited in the clothing choices I could wear, especially as I don't want to use real life money in my SL as I don't feel comfortable making an investment in a digital world. How this affected me is that it became really hard to wear clothing, especially anything with decency. Combine that with the fact that I would need to have an RP of getting clothing means that I have been stuck on Adult sims for a bit of time. I could go back to system or accept alphas as a downside of mesh, but both feel like unhappy compromises. Being stuck on sims filled with people who just go there to use people and forget about them, it has been pretty lonely. I found a home, got banned from it. Found my way to somewhere else, found my escape, moved on. I guess what eventually happened is I ran out of places to run to and have no way to really leave the area I am at. I have trouble creating a new character since I invested so much time in this one, but at the same time feel stuck until and if something happens. Sometimes that something happens quickly, sometimes not, but oftentimes lately I barely see anyone to even talk to. Even if I do, the people tend to not care about RP and just want to IM me something awkward. I try to be accepting of others RP, I am a newbie myself with any sort of para RP and thus am not the best at it, but it seems like I run into so many people that don't even want to try on RP sims. My newest place is a small world I am stuck on. People have come and gone here, but I am stuck in a location that makes it impossbile to interact with them. Usually when I say people I mean one other person, a good deal of the time involves sitting here and looking at my people tracker to see that nobody is around. It has taken me an hour to write all this up, nobody has appeared in this sim in this time. I guess that is why this post struck home with me, I have felt very lonely here and have at numerous points in my SL career. Hopefully it picks up again, that is why I still log on, but I do feel very alone in the meantime.
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