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  1. Here's an idea though, what if adult events are legitimate events, and that rating should be usable too? Instead it was all just ads. It's not even events. It's just the SL equivalent of "hot single ladies in your local sim! come visit us~" and there's at least fewer now that it costs money. The fee is a necessity. The events list might actually be usable to find events now, which means you might actually get traffic from it. Consider the fee an investment in an event listing that people might actually be able to find.
  2. I've always found that demo reviews are, if policed for obvious "review bombing" just as valuable as the rest. Those gaps, for example, might not appear when someone tries the demo, and so reading about them in the reviews would allow them to not miss that flaw. I personally always read reviews for both the demo and the full product.
  3. The Legacy demo is no longer on the marketplace, I just found out. Kind of a shame, a friend of mine was interested in it. Anyone know what happened to that?
  4. That wouldn't make broadcasting it any more legal to broadcast. DJ culture has always been kind of a a gray area. You'd go to the vinyl store, buy some music and then play those, but that's not actually enough to be legally in the clear. You'd also need a license to perform that music in public, and those cost quite a bit. This goes doubly for "free" DJs like in SL, where few get paid anything significant beyond just tips, and mostly do it for fun. Technically it's probably against the law. But nobody would ever prosecute.
  5. Well, the positives have already been stated, so here's some reasons why you might not want it: It's over 800k polygons. In comparison, the slink bodies are about 16k, and the Maitreya a bit over 200k. Everyone around you will suffer worse performance, and thanks to SL being SL, having a gaming computer doesn't help much. The script count is massive, and you have no option of deleting the scripts, so you probably shouldn't wear it to any events. Finally, TMP, the company that made it, has previously cut and run on their products, leaving customers high and dry without delivering promised updates.
  6. The SL "boom" didn't quite happen in 2006 when joining became free though, I'd say it was closer to 2007. Initially the people who joined with free basic accounts were similar to the older ones, just... cheaper. All the media attention bloomed as a *result* of the free accounts. The boom times would be around when the GossipGirl last name was introduced which was late 2007... so SLoomers would start a little before that.
  7. Baku was, at least for a time, W-hat's home, which would be Something Awful rather than 4chan, and I always found the builds amazing for the time. They even participated in some Relay for Life sessions with entire video game themed builds. 4chan was more centered around Woodbury University, and their thing was more about sim crashers and such.
  8. Originally there was a distinct difference between the super old players (who joined SL when joining cost money) and those of us who joined after free accounts became a thing. But it's more or less gone now. While I do agree that there are differences between SL generations, is draw the something like... 1) super oldies. So dedicated to SL that they joined while it cost money. Mostly nerds and techy types, so the same as... 2) oldies, who joined when basic accounts happened. Just about the same as group 1. This generation brought in a lot of casual users as well, but because you had to make everything and everything looked very blocky back then, I think only a few of them stayed. 3) Residents. Those who missed the last name train. This was, from what I remember, also when mesh was introduced, which meant that creating became less important in-world, so a lot of these users never learned the building stuff or scripting. This made the game a lot more friendly to the average Joe, and this is when the game stopped being so dominated by nerds, because you could actually look beautiful! They, I think, are the majority of SL users active today? 4) Late joiners? Nowadays SL has little mass appeal, but new people do join. Which means new, young nerds who are curious about the virtual world, who mostly slot into groups 1 and 2 despite the age difference. Though many are also more like group 3. This group in general is even more vague than the others. As with the original list, these are very hazy definitions and entirely anecdotal.
  9. Do consider if it's worth using the event calendar at all... Especially now before the price hike. Have one event without using it and then another using it. I'd dare guess you'll get almost no additional traffic by posting an event. That's because nobody (anecdotally anyway - I don't have statistics) actually uses it to search for events in its current state, only to post them.
  10. All jokes aside if they actually did push out an update soon I'd actually accept that as proof of them having changed their ways. One can always hope.
  11. Has this body gotten any significant updates yet? It's really hard to find any of public changelog. In particular reduced script count or the ability to delete them all, fewer layers and some kind of fix for the gaps?
  12. Does anyone actually use the events listing in its current state, other than club owners? Every event I go to, I hear about through word of mouth, mainly because the events list is so full of spam that it's practically unusable. I don't think you're getting much traffic through it unless they start charging.
  13. Marketplace fee increase - sad but I do believe it's necessary, SL's fees have always been super low. New last names, yay! Can't wait to be something more exciting than Field. New premium... Well, if it gives me 2048 of land with no extra tier fee and costs less than 7 extra per month I'll do it. Otherwise not interested. Unless a monthly RP session with Soft Linden is one of the perks.
  14. It turns out that Frank's Elite will not be closing apparently. Only all the other Frank's locations. This was just in a notice.
  15. There are a few male shopping events. As expected, they all have "Man" or "Men" in their names, so they're easy to find.
  16. I certainly don't buy things that I "kind of" like just for the sake of buying something. 😧 That feels like harmful stereotyping. The difference is that there usually is another creator making exactly that thing you want that the others don't, because of how vast the market is for women.
  17. It's totally true, too. A male who's actually good-looking and good at roleplay and whatnot will probably have a long line of ladies fawning over him like he's some kind of precious unicorn. And that's because they are,, thanks to SL's gender imbalance. Granted if you don't like that kind of activities, I'd imagine the male side of SL might have less to offer. Other than the activities everyone can enjoy, like creating, or just listening to music.
  18. I don't blame the buyers. Whoever they are, when the jeans apocalypse comes, they'll be happy they hoarded all those miniskirts and shorts. They'll sit there in their palace of thongs, knot tops, and sheer camisoles, with their denim-enforced and very curvy walls. All of us outside, we'll be wearing sweaters or long skirts, or even *gasp* pants, and we'll beg to be allowed into their kingdom for even a small taste of that precious fabric against our feeble bodies. And they'll laugh.
  19. Every time I go to male clothing shops with friends I sigh longingly. There's so much cool stuff whereas the big ladies' clothiers are pushing out monthly variations of "tank top with abyssal cleavage and ultra short jeans shorts".
  20. I didn't wear any while we still had to deal with appliers, but now that we have BoM and can wear system layers I have underwear in all my outfits.
  21. Ten years ago, maybe. Nowadays you barely hear any hip hop on the radio (which is probably still the best way to define "mainstream", I think). See, it's happening to you too! You're getting old and out of sync!
  22. Yep, but they decided to close all of the venues instead, as the notice says. "Franks Entertainment Group will be closing it's doors. This includes, Franks Jazz, Franks Elite, Bogarts, Chateau d' Elite Restaurant, The Galleria. "
  23. That does play into it too, but most of the bodies - as far as I know - just use the standard SL UV skins. The complexity score just doesn't really seem to weigh all those aspects properly - a 500k polygon body is deemed about the same complexity as a 15k one, even if they use the same textures. ArcTan might fix that once it's finally out.
  24. For the record, the Slink Hourglass is approximately 16.5k polygons. It's pretty darn optimized, so this notion of there being no optimized bodies is mildly bizarre. (the complexity score isn't a good measurement - triangles, vertices and script time are)
  25. You can make a very real argument that LL shouldn't allow outright broken products (literally in this case, with all those gaps and seams!) to be sold on their platform. It might even be their moral responsibility. The problem is just that it's not a legal one, and it'd be extremely time-consuming.
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