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Stephan Gaudio

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  1. I like this game very much. I played it for hours and had a blast. But I had some problems getting started. The HUD did not load for me and other residents, but LR Linden fixed it. I can´t wait to use the new features for my own games, especially the automatically loading HUD could be very useful.

    I think LL is on the right path, when they support game development inside Second Life. I just hope, the Lindens don´t try to compete with the resident content creators, because that would be the end of Second Life.

    I know that there are many new features comming up and I am very excited to use them. Just one problem bothers me and that is the rather high price for land, which will make it very difficult for residents to build games like Linden Realms. Maybe there could be a special discount for popular gaming sims or even a special high end sim so lag won´t be a problem.

  2. September Update

    I was just talking a few days ago about how great a location sharing feature would be. And here we got it. Thank you very much, Lindens:) I love the webprofiles very much. The only problem is, that it is all so hidden. To share my location I have to click the sidebar, open the profile, click the Home-button and then I don´t even see the location sharing button if I don´t click the text field. That is not good. Please position it more prominantly in the viewer. How about a location sharing button in the navigation bar? Or how about a new sidebar tab which opens a big webbased dashboard, where I can post updates, share my location and see what my friends are doing. And while we are there. How about an inworld interface to SL Answers, also a brilliant tool that is very hard to find and that most people even don´t know about at all. I would love to help other people by answering questions, but I am just too lazy to navigate there on the webpage. Please make it easier and more accessible.

  3. Webprofiles are slow. Maybe it would be an idea to show a summary in the sidebar and the extended version in the web. The other long expected bug fix is the update of the Linden Dollar Display. It is not very intuitive when I need to click it to refresh after I e.g. sold some money. I hope that is not the final solution. The other bug fix that I was waiting for is the "???" that is showing instead of display names often. On first sight it seems to be fixed, but I had to turn the display names off again anyway, because it is a pain loading the member list of my group, which takes minutes with display names enabled (10.000 members), including serveral black sceens. You have done better, Lindens. Maybe it is time to hire some good developers after all the layoffs.

  4. Thank you FJ, great work. I would love to read more often about technology improvements. You know, when the Lindens don´t communicate with us residents more often, there is always a lot of speculation in the other blogs. And they are often rather negative. So it would help building confidence in the platform. Besides, group chat is important, but MUCH MUCH more important is to finally fix IMs. IMs are always capped when I am offline and I miss important messages. People keep sending notecards now instead of IMs, which is kind of ridiculous. Also the Display Names are often showing like "???".

  5. Linden Lab's New CEO

    Welcome Rod! Your background sounds very promising and you could be just the right person for the CEO position.

    Whether it is games, rl business collaboration, education, a place to meet people from all over the world or live music. The Second Life residents will build the best content if you and LL provide a great, feature rich, fast platform. I hope you have a lot of free time during christmas to explore SL and discover the great diversity in user created content. Don´t forget to make yourself familiar with the OpenSim project. It could play an important role in your vision of SLs future.

  6. Viewer 2.4 Released!

    I seem to have a problem with the IM log. All old entries are gone inworld, though they are still in the text file on the harddrive. new entries sometimes are saved and sometimes just disappear. I noticed that there is a log file for the display name and another one for the user name. Does anybody else have problems with the logs?

  7. I have about 500 people on my friends list. The reason is that most are customers of my business. With display names, they suddenly appear under a different name on the friendslist and I don´t find them anymore. It would be helpful if the username would appear on the friendslist too.

    Besides I noticed a significant increase in crashes. The performance goes down to almost 0 when loading a large group (9000 members) and the screen keeps turning black serveral times for about 10 sec. I am not against display names, but the performance of the viewer regarding groups and crashes is far worse than the last one.

  8. I am just updating my products on the new marketplace. I bought a category featured enhancement, but the product itself is not highlighted in the listing anymore. I liked that feature before and had the feeling that it increased sales, while I don´t think that the pure category featured will have the same effect, since it is often hard to categorize an item. Let´s take a rental box for example. Which category would you search in? Most people probably just enter a search query. It would now be helpful to have the ability to highlight the item or have a featured display for the search query, instead of the category.

  9. Next Steps for Mesh Import

    This is really exciting. I just started building a new inworld game and Mesh would be perfect for this. Mesh could be the big turnaround for SL. Tons of new content and developers. I guess I will start learning Blender now. Will the prim limit be lifted completly and will there be another limitation instead?

  10. I find it rather funny, that XStreet should be responsible for the LindeX decline. And what an incident, that it came with the layoffs;) I rather think it was kind of a panic. People sold their assets, since they were uncertain about SLs future when the layoffs and the departure of the CEO were announced. I am happy that the prices are stable now, though on a higher level than before. There has been a lot of shifting in the market as well. In my case for example, I get almost no traffic in my inworld store anymore. Traffic from classifieds dropped by 80%. At the same time sales at XStreet increased by a much larger amount. I make more money than before with my products, though almost all from XStreet now. The Internet certainly is much better in visualising information in many cases and I think for the future the Internet needs to be even more present in SL, not only through XStreet. At the same time 3D and hopefully Second Life will be more present in the Internet (WebGL?). I am still very optimistic for the future and hope we all together, the lindens and the residents/content creators will succeed.

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