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Nethya Emor

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  1. Nearly all of that, damn that's a nice list. The pricing changes make sense, I hate them on my business side, but they do make sense on their side. Online marketplaces and such tend to have painful fees. Items: Anything older than 10 years should not be on MP, they can still exist in inventory but reduce the spread of it. Let the new take over the ancient and clunky. Of course anyone active can re-post them. Accounts: Apparently I had account older than 16 years that I never used. Send email that all unused old accounts are getting deleted, free up names so you can later use them again, ease your database. Land-setup fees: These are still too damn high. Switch to cloud hosting already and reduce these down to month's rent at least, preferably down to half of it. I am guessing here that the main issue is possibility of too many private sims pop up and die right away that would cause too much stress, and it would be better to allocate land that already exists. Piracy: Have at least one person familiarize and scout the SL market to take out the copybotted items. The baked on mesh will help, but even checking every two days you can find so many items that are obviously copied. Piracy is often due to ease of it, or too high prices, I don't expect it to ever go away but you may certainly take some effort to reduce it when it is plain and obvious. I bolded a thing, it's not really noticeable. The heck? Depending on how much effort it is, provide a SL social site inspired by Instagram. Add flickr's groups, sell it as a high quality service for bloggers since it combines best of all. This causes SL to spread less in the social media, but it also creates a very inciting and more interactive population. The new web profiles with spots and all were a good idea, just executed badly. Take a professional level designer, UX designer, some SL veterans, some Lindens, and make a proper bloody tutorial area and introduction to Second Life. It is abyssal, I would never made it if I didn't have a friend in it already to pull be back in. Also add referrals, or bonuses for people who take new residents under their wing. Why? Because it's immensely complex to anyone not computer-savvy. Get better marketing, utilize Twitch (after you create a fool-proof way of countering any trolls), encourage your media creators. SL offers you to explore your sexuality, your gender, your personality, your limits, pretty much everything. You can be -whatever you want-! Do you know how many people want that? You still haven't developed a proper approach for acquiring your potential userbase. Redo your official Viewer, the fact that most people use TPV speaks for itself. Plus, it's a mess from what I recall using it last time, so it should be tied to the new tutorial area. The other path is to add viewer feature bounties, like Coffee said, and use your TPVs to push forward, support them and they will bring you many great things. Just imagine more professionals pushing your viewer forward with some minimal upkeep on your side, it's a good investment. Provide more script options, while you wanted Sansar to have games in itself, SL already has them. Give people the tools for it, make combat smoother, easier to create. Improve UI scripts. You could run a good RPG on SL if it was easier and/or better. Set a limit to a complexity a single item can have when worn on a person. Combined with your attachment limit, this should give some sort of an upper cap. Or have the graphic option to reduce most complex items to one LoD lower and save us the sanity without turning people into weird blocks of color, which causes more question and confusion from new players. Scalable sims: Give options for owners to decide what they want to purchase. More prims? More people? More land? Add options for it, you could approach this like customizing your phone tariff plan. Also improve your sims as much as you can, some other virtual worlds are making bold statements concerning amount of people in one sim (however they all lack in other aspects so eh). Improve your Inventory system (tags (can even use MP categories to auto-place some), searching by permission,attachable image), add image previews for Outfits (rezz avatar in a separate space with items, snapshot, seems easy). Add a client-side supported weather, it adds a ton to immersion but it is too heavy on server side. And immersion is important. See about allowing more complex animations, as they are quite important for immersion and the feel. Allow basic animation manipulation tool. How much more interesting would it be to actually wrap arm around someone rather than type '/me wraps their arm around you' while you are clearly not doing that visually. If you're not going with VR. Can you still utilize their controllers? Moving arms around, later when the technology catches up you can expand on it. But actually dancing or at least trying to seems like fun. Marketing again, collaborate with some music artist to show off SL to the public eye again. Tie avatars and all into one account, pretty much parroting what Coffee said, but unite them all under one account. I have so many I need to look up names, then restore password, it's a mess. Sharing inventory items would depend on LL's data on how much do people with alts spend on identical items. Offer a discount to larger corporations who want to make their presence on SL. Last time it went bad since they don't know what they're doing, but have a person who can 'translate' what they want into SL terms. In my opinion Sansar has great potential, but it won't reach it until they reduce all loading times massively, allow greater avatar customization, another camera position, and allow some adjustment to how much lighting/shadows an avatar accepts from environment.
  2. Second Life has been improving lately, which I'm always glad to see. However a 2.5% fee with a flat limit would've been fine, or a 1% fee with no limit would maybe be fine depending on who you ask. But 2.5% without limit is a tough punch and something more common for banks to do during the (currency?) exchanges. With the current 3.50% fee on selling L$, plus taxes, and other business fees, it's a bit of a sudden punch to go from 15$>25$>125$.
  3. Contact them, provide great customer service, don't let yourself be 'blackmailed' but try to make your customer end up satisfied. It has been working with me for several years so far, vast majority of people will be glad you contact them and tried to resolve the issue. Double check your product pages to make sure everything is as clear as it can get as well, including product images.
  4. We are currently looking for a 3D artist who is open for commission work to create us a new inworld store for Lure. The general theme of it is aimed at skin and beauty, an open modern sleek look, a single room would be dedicated to fantasy skins also. The whole store is a single floor building, and we have a mockup of our current vision of it. For those interested please IM Nethya Emor with examples of your architectural work and your rates/pricing. Thank you.
  5. My observations: When you search for something specific you get precise results, but you don't get anything that partially fits. Relevance is spammed with L$1 freebies, mostly old ones. My suggestion is to increase value of keywords by reducing number of characters allowed in keywords, that way the products can still come up when you search one of they keywords. Right now they mostly seem completely ignored, but implementing this might be a slight issue. Or just make keywords cause the product to come up last in results if it's relevant enough. Many products can work in several ways after all. My main issue is that each of my product has 7+ appliers (skin), looks like I have to either list all the appliers in the name (since keywords aren't respected as much) or split each product into several which would cause my store to go from 83>300+ products listed.
  6. Also I agree with Caren. Looks like I will be renaming everything. 
  7. Currently looking for more bloggers for LURE (Skins). Blogger info Marketplace
  8. My 10th year on SL soon! Some questions for LL: What all updates will you bring out with the Marketplace Beta? Will we see some more filtering options such as limiting time period, searching within categories? Do you have any larger updates in mind for Second Life up until 2017? Has community changed your mind about any decisions you wanted to make?Are you satisfied with the current official viewer?Will there be any new statistics about SL?Any technologies and features you are considering for Second Life?Do you plan to change name of Project Sansar before the release?
  9. The "Beta" search gives too much old low-quality items in the results when you search several words at once. When you search for a single word, it mostly gives items by one to two creators, sorted by Name. Search for anything skin related and see for yourself, cannot find a single thing that's of a decent quality. This 'Beta' is pure garbage. For a moment you actually gave me hope that we would be able to filter items by sculpt/mesh/semi-mesh, limit search into a time period, or search within CATEGORIES. XstreetSL had that, you don't, how many years has it been? Heck, we could use something better than 'Custom Avatar Brand'. Whose idea was that? I could come up with better ****** in a day. How do you even exclude something from the search? Do you think a new player will start using " + - / in search right off the bat? Whoever comes up with these revolutionary marketplace 'ideas' is a moron, you're better off hiring me or any of us merchants to do your job because obviously you can't. PS: Oh I almost forgot, how about you check which year is it and rename your Q&A Show into AMA, you might actually bring some people into Second Life.
  10. With 8 bit RGB I mean the Color Mode in Photoshop. Here's the image:
  11. I have been uploading RGB/8 .png for a good while now. Does SL support RGB/16 or RGB/32 to use for their better depth? Wondering if I should switch from RGB/8 to RGB/16, and exporting targa - though I am not sure what is the relation between RGB/8 bit depth and 24/32 targa bits/pixel? Which would look best in SL and best of quality?
  12. I have been uploading RGB/8 .png for a good while now. Does SL support RGB/16 or RGB/32 to use for their better depth? Wondering if I should switch from RGB/8 to RGB/16, and exporting targa - though I am not sure what is the relation between RGB/8 bit depth and 24/32 targa bits/pixel? Which would look best in SL and best of quality?
  13. What to look for in a GPU for Second Life? What is most important for best performance? I am thinking GTX 660 for 190$, unless there is a better choice.
  14. Nethya Emor

    MP Lag

    Is there anything being done for the Marketplace lag that's been here for longer than (a few) weeks? It is noticable both in US and EU from what I am aware, others seeing it too?
  15. My best advice would be to do a clean install, I have uninstalled all viewers that I don't use and my main one and then reinstalled it, now it's flawless. Uninstall viewer. Back-up any logs you have. Delete all remaining files of it. (Local and Temp data, Program Files data in case some is left Download viewer again. Optional: Run CCLeaner. Restart PC. Install Viewer. Keep your bandwidth to around 1500 (although, 1000-2000 seems to be fine in my case). You should be good to go now with fresh new installation of viewer.
  16. It is already on priority 4 yeah. I could possibly find priority 3 walk to overwrite then? How could I make sure to overwrite it after it had started? Sounds like having 2 AO's at once
  17. Hello! I am trying to use qavimator to create a fix for my centaur avatar by stopping the lower part of the body from moving while walking (hips and bellow), while the upper body would be normally moved by other animations. I've made the animation to prevent the legs staticly, so all stands are overwritten and how I want them. Yet when I walk the walk overwrites it and my legs move again, I've tried making another ao with only that animation but it didn't work out, any ideas? I've seen plenty of animations where arm is locked in certain position and holds handbag, this should be simple and I'm missing it! Thanks!
  18. Thanks for all the replies! First I went to the motherboard's website and installed everything from there so I hope it will all run smooth (FastLAN as well, despite it having a icon in the bar all the time). Also the network card is integrated on motherboard. The ping I did check in Second Life since my movement was delayed for 1-3 seconds, just imagine someone walking completely randomly and bumping into everything and unable to turn properly! At the moment I don't see ping so high, but it tends to come in spikes that last 1-60 minutes I guess? Will reply again if it keeps happening again, my last mobo had no such issues.
  19. Recently I bought new motherboard and processor (new network card too) and since then I have been having some trouble with Second Life ping and long movement delay. The new motherboard is ASRock Z77 Pro 4, Network card is Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller. (In case that might help). When I got the motherboard some FastLan installed with it but I have turned it off. Now I am curious what do I need to change to fix my 1500-2500 ping which is happening too often? Movement sometimes delays for 1-3s.
  20. Thanks for the comments! Yeah I undestand what you're all saying, though in there it says body is modifiable, which means you could pretty much modify it until the shape can handle some prim/sculpt/mesh outfits? Or at least I hope so, I'm trying to bug people in-world to show me but they're all online during my sleep.
  21. Hello! I've noticed one of the most popular mesh avatars to be Welcome 2 Future by powerdance but there is no comments on almost any of their products and its hard to find anyone who has it without the store group. Anyone out there who could show me it in-world so I can compare it to my current look? Don't know if it looks as good as there and if it has normal clothing or shiny one. Thanks! :)
  22. Taken few moments after I had entered the sim, after it loads the bandwidth falls down to normal for the sim (50-200). I haven't actually tested the real upload speed, but it must be around 32kb/s which is low (ADSL), but is it needed even?
  23. Thanks for all the quick answers, I didn't expected them that soon! And yes Sephy you're right about the ping, it jumped to 400 while I changed the settings. Though when I enter a new sim, the bandiwdth knows to jump around 800-1300, thats why I put it higher, I noticed that when I get new viewer with 500 bandiwdth default it loads really crappy and slow, I used to have bandwidth up on 2000-3500 actually. The download speed is same in whole country. Would getting a better connection make a large impact on better performance or not really? After sim loads I doubt its that much required? The reason I put Nvidia Control settings so high is to show they were not applied in the viewer. That had me confused because I have seem plenty of blog posts about the performance increase. It saddens me to see SL with such high requirements and still same graphics. At High and Ultra settings I put back on SL Hardware settings instead of Nvidias. That was the performance on already loaded sim with 4 people. Are there any other options to get better performance and graphic out of SL, or just replacing some of the PC components?
  24. Today I tried to turn down the Viewer settings (AA, AF) and putting Nvidia to work instead. But for some reason the application settings won't get overrided. I ran SL after applying all the settings and nothing came out of it. I'm trying to get best out of SL, but don't know whats wrong Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, 1GB 4GB of RAM Intel i3 540 3.07GHz All drivers recently updated, not overclocked. Internet connection: 4Mbps/256kbps. Actual download 500kb/s Located in Europe, which might explain the high ping to a sim (200-250 usually), is the ping too high for this connection even? The bandwidth is set to 1500, since I've seen it reach it at times when sim is initially being loaded. Cache on 2GB, recently cleaned. Port on default one, although I try placing it on 13001 at times to troubleshoot problems. Viewer takes about 1.5GB memory usage usually on Medium settings. Here are some runs on high settings: And on Ultra: I bought this PC recently so I'm trying to figure out whats wrong, I really wish best performance out of SL but can't find the problem!
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