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  1. I'm sure there are many such rankings and even different tests by which scores are determined. If I've more time, I'll also find the I.Q. score of 90 stated as the American average, but below you will find data 10 years more recent than your citation which places the U.S. (tied) at 19th. Still, I find SL's learning curve seemingly more a problem for Americans than other nationalities. Remember, they even have to conquer a second language first. Therefore, I stand by my implicit or tacit argument that's it's more the function of a person's willingness to learn than problems so greatly inherent
  2. The I.Q. of the average American is 90 (world ranking = 19th). The average I.Q. worldwide is closer to 100. And frankly, this does seem an "American" problem. Those ten points do make a substantial difference, especially when most now coming into SL are late adopters of technology and have more looked more to avoid than embrace technology most of their lives. Given that avoidance, lower-than-average I.Q., and SL certainly being a technological product which is far from plug-and-play, I'm certain many do find the learning curve quite steep. And even should they get to a certain point, I cannot
  3. Madelaine McMasters wrote SL has fallen off the technological rails. There are those who would prefer overlooking the fact that 95% of SL's current technology is 10+ years old. That's equivalent to a hundred years or more in the computer/technology world. (And no, it wasn't truly ahead of its time so forget that argument.) Therefore, your anecdotal references are entirely valid. Money which might have gone to badly needed infrastructure improvements served only as milk from the cow for failed projects. As for his leaving: "The king is dead! Long live the king!" (Anyone up for driving a tr
  4. The dune buggy (58 prims?!) is one premium gift which hurt premium memberships far more than help them. It's terribly built and almost impossible to handle. I certainly will not be encouraging anyone, even now premium, to run and get one. Any Steam gamer who first uses that dune buggy won't be able to log back out of SL fast enough! I've used it once and don't see removing it from inventory for use ever again. And in fact, it's very likely to simply be deleted. And, we again see LL's inability to do the simplest marketing correctly. With every purchase I buy from the marketplace, I also rece
  5. Three letters why provision and adoption of SL via Steam--as a game--will fail: FPS. (Look at the vast numbers of people in SL who now never see more than 20 FPS on a very good day with their low- to mid-powered graphics and PCs, and often see little more than 10-15 FPS.) However, is LL looking to Steam as less a "possible" source of new customers, or is it more looking to use the Steam cloud as a cheaper alternative to its present servers and COLOs? Finally, and related to FPS, what changes can be expected in SL's infrastructure to handle those expecting to play a "game" vs. (slowly) livi
  6. Great marketing, LL. I am a premium member who logs in every single day and I've never heard about your game until now. I check my dashboard everyday also, but still never heard about it. None of your otherwise useless e-mails I've received have mentioned it. But now that I have stumbled upon it, I'll promptly forget about it. (Didn't LL hire a marketing manager some time back? Did she get fired? Appears so, the marketing has been turned back over to the unpaid interns.) As for the new CEO, he's slowly proving to be another loser with first his inane idea for a viewer with Basic/Advanced mod
  7. Nevermind my posting above. However, given hardly anyone will read the "fine print" of only one quarter being discounted, this is about as close to bait-and-switch and you can come without stepping over the line. Bad, bad LL.
  8. Wow! As a long-term customer of 5 years now, I feel so very (un)appreciated after paying a full rate while new people are offered 50% off their memberships--if even for only a weekend. Does LL wish to be fair and have me forget this slight? Offer me that same deal when my premium membership again becomes due. Otherwise, I now have good reason to believe LL doesn't give a hoot about anyone who has stuck it out with them during some of its worst and most troublesome times. Why bother renewing instead of accepting the obvious fact that my loyalty is not appreciated, and never will be.
  9. Knowing LL will not bother to actually read and learn from each of these comments, let me sum them up: New Premium Membership Feature = 85% FAIL! (I'd not take a gamble with that high a probability of losing anytime anywhere.)
  10. It is most unfortunate this is another somewhat ill-conceived idea by LL. Many of these premium members are the very same new customers LL hopes to attract with the provision of a free Linden home. However, the left hand again did not consult with the right. The furnishing have far too many prims to be of truly practical value as new furnishings in a "completely" furnished Linden home. A dear friend of mine, who just took my advice to go premium, discovered to use all the pieces provided in this gift meant using approximately 45 of the mere 117 prims allocated to a Linden home. Needless to s
  11. Perhaps offering a measure of true customer service might help. That's one of the oft' repeated reasons I hear for people leaving entirely or at least no longer remaining premium. The seemingly abject lack of customer service and its implications certainly has me spending less time inworld.
  12. Given how little tier I now pay compared to times past, I need no longer waste time assessing the validity of LL statements and announcements. I can now afford to wait and see what really happens. Still, any and all attempts to improve communication are very much appreciated. Most ironically, for a world comprised solely of information, information about and within that world can often be sorely lacking and/or difficult to find. That said, I still observe potentially positive and substantial changes in managerial attitudes at LL. I could not have been more surprised to see LL refer to us as "
  13. Right now, I'm immersed in an abysmal lack of customer support. (By the way, welcome aboard.)
  14. The improvement in TP speed is truly astounding at times. I've recently had several TPs which seemed just short of being instantaneous. Thank you, somebody at LL.
  15. With that resume, he must have cost a mint. That's fine because good talent typically does cost good money. And for once, it appears LL didn't go with the lowest-cost bidder. I just hope he knows what he's getting into with LL and SL. I certainly don't envy him. However, for the sake of those who have not already given up on LL and SL and essentially left them behind (I have.), I hope he performs most superbly. He has the difficult task of succeeding where others have miserably failed.
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