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Solar Legion

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  1. Picking up where LittleMe and KT above left off: Voice Morphing is what it says on the 'tin' - it allows you to apply a Morph effect to your Voice Output - you have to go to one of the Premium Voice Morph islands to activate it and must do so periodically to continue to use it. As for how good it is .... Most will agree that it isn't anything to write home about. I have found only a singular one that I have used on the rare occasion - incredibly rare seeing as most RP places and such keep Voice turned off.
  2. Again, that's nice. Bottom line: For normal use (and as a general rule) one should not be using higher than 256 meters (an entire region) for the majority of their activities. As far as I am concerned that is simply how it is at present.
  3. That's nice. All it changes is the addition of specific edge cases and clarification of my statement to concern most other cases. In short: You're an edge case. No one should be using such a high Draw Distance as a go to, day to day setting. No one should be using such a high Draw Distance for vehicular transit. You prefer to build in such a manner - that's lovely. As for the second half? Nothing at all to do with keeping a reasonable Draw Distance.
  4. There's not much wrong whatsoever in having hidden jewelry/accessories or "body parts" - it's simply that some have their own views on when having such things on at all are appropriate as well as what such attachments being present "says about the person" (hint: nearly always assumptions that have as big a chance being wrong as they do being right). No matter how people attempt to rationalize it, the above is the truth behind it all.
  5. The absolute simplest explanation is that not all weapon makers, make and sell weapons exclusively for any singular Region, RP system, combat system and such. Many are meant to work across several systems.
  6. Are you expecting all weapon makers to adhere to a singular combat meter/system?
  7. Use what you're comfortable with or prefer to use. Don't pretend for even a second that whatever issue you had that made you swap, still exists as it may or may not still be an issue. I've not looked back since starting to use Linux (originally on a shared computer) since the days post EoL of XP. I've not had any issues nor have I had to "tinker" really (not for day to day use - had to set up a few SymLinks for getting Winamp era playlists I'd exported to a more universal format to point to the correct places when loaded into Audacious). Do I use an "out-of-the-box" distribution setup? Not entirely - no. I replaced the stock Kernel with a more performative one on a friend's recommendation. Does it "misbehave" on occasion? For upgrading said Kernel, I have to pop open the Terminal and use Pacaur because the stock/GUI Pamac/Pacman is griping about it (for no discernible reason). I do not use the nVidia site released drivers nor do I use the set that normally ships with my Distro (Manjaro) - opting to use the set that ships with/is used by Arch (since Manjaro is based on it). I've not had to use the "tricks" one would have to use on Ubuntu (and derivatives) to use Firestorm (symlinking specific libraries to their modern counterparts in such a way as to trick it into thinking the modern ones are the older ones). I'm not a software dev, I haven't properly kept up with programming languages since the late 90's early 00's. If something stymies me, I look it up - just as I did with Windows. I don't use or keep Chrome on this machine. I do have Chromium and Chromium derived browsers on here as well as Firefox (a holdover from my Windows days, when I had to hop from Browser to Browser to get some pages to work properly): Brave, Opera, Vivaldi and Firefox. Chromium is only there because of ALVR. Linux biggest strength is also its biggest weakness: Many, many Distros, Desktop Environments and Kernel variations. By and large, things "just work" for me. Sure, there's a fair few Steam linked games that required some patience or settings alterations but frankly that is still a thing for some games on Windows as well. Are there some games I can't play that I'd like to? Sure - most of those use some variation of Anti Cheat software that often runs as a background Daemon, requiring a level of access they really shouldn't have anyway (but will be worked around as Proton develops further). No OS is perfect. No OS "just works" all of the time. As for Second Life? Linden Lab chose to use several proprietary packages, programs and add-ons - the makers of some of them having turned their noses up (more or less) at supporting anything outside of Windows (and when pushed, Mac). TPVs running Native on Linux have to use an older version is the Vivox plug in because the Vivox Devs themselves stopped bothering. We're told by some dev teams to use a WINE based work around if we want to use the more up to date Voice (or for some Distros, to make it "just work"). Pinning the majority of this on the users and developers making all of this work is disingenuous at best. Over the last decade or so, Vavle stepped up to the plate. Others are (slowly) following. TL;DR - Do not assume that your bad experiences (however long ago they happened or however recent they are) are the Norm. Things change.
  8. Can a Mod kindly lock and nuke the thread? This has gotten well beyond ridiculous.
  9. As for the rest of the responses from the OP: We get it, you're on a Crusade. Sit down. The Windmills aren't being affected.
  10. It is not what I believe you are doing - it is what you are doing: Speaking for anyone outside of yourself. Which you even did in this post after a fashion. That is fine and dandy when dealing with an actual government or actionable (meaning can be taken to court) issues/situations. This is neither.
  11. Ah yes, because you do not like the responses or the reality, at least one person who dares to disagree with you must be connected to Linden Lab (or "bored") It cannot possibly be because *gasp!* you're quite wrong and pushing Security Theater for the sake of it.
  12. And? Facebook's BGP/DNS being borked has zero impact on Second Life. That connect with Facebook button being present does not magically make it otherwise. Now if it were an AWS issue ....
  13. Probably best to just File 13 both threads. Facebook's BGP/DNS woes have nothing to do with Second Life.
  14. Yes - they are (not were) intended for Land Management. That people consistently use them otherwise does not change this.
  15. We will indeed have to "agree to disagree" here, though for quite a different reason: That is not how Second Life is set up nor is it likely to be how it will be set up any time soon. I saw the thread you've linked when it was initially posted and I rolled my eyes then, just as I am doing so now. Furthermore the images there are of a Region (from a different but related system - OpenSim)) owned and operated solely by you. You chose to have it be more or less "empty space" (forest land with roads) and how long to make each stretch. That same space here in second Life could well be crammed full of varied buildings and roads, not to mention the occasional skybox. Further missed in your response is that mine was directed at someone using such a massive Draw Distance for flight while stating they do so to avoid obstacles. Such a Draw Distance is not needed for such a use case. It simply isn't - if you're flying so fast that you "need" to see that far ahead, you need to slow down as you're crossing from one Region to the next far far too rapidly.
  16. Robin, not all ND types are going to agree with you. Some may even bristle at what you're doing. Count this as at least one, doing both.
  17. If you need the equivalent of four entire Regions (linear) for that, there's a problem. No.
  18. I utterly missed that line in the OP Arduenn. That singular line nullifies any argument the OP could've made ... and can make for the future.
  19. Congratulations - you've admitted to willingly poisoning a market. That's one way to remove trust.
  20. Note I said should, not could. Just as they should not impose the sort of hard limits some like to bandy about. If that is the direction people seriously think they should take, see an earlier post of mine wherein the needed changes were outlined. Sorry - the way I see it, you either allow everyone the chance to create content (while giving tips to those who are more serious about it as opposed to casual users) or you only allow serious Content Creators the ability to actually create. No in between.
  21. Ah yep. There's been perhaps one or two of the old Gacha vendors I bothered with and amusingly enough .... each pull netted me an item (well, avatar/mod) I'd actually use. Also amusingly enough I came back to those two only because there was one I wanted and I made certain to budget. I am well aware that those who can be/are addicted to gambling have a difficult time stopping or sticking to a budget. There is a reason there was such a large resale market.
  22. The most they should be doing is offering pointers or suggestions.
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