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Nethya Emor

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  1. Now that is pretty interesting! I had the impression Reborn was a bit more popular with how quickly it was picked up by the market. Was this data recorded over a long period or in a couple of days? Reset since the last round, or adding up all data together? If I had seen this around the Christmas sales I would've grabbed Avalon to try making more items tailored to it with how popular it is. Thanks a lot for posting this!
  2. When are we going to see these server improvements? Lately MP has been having more issues than normal, most of sims are hitting 0 spare time and lagging. What can you share about the revamped experience for new users, and will UI changes stay in the same viewer or are we going to see some major update?
  3. Finished an article on female mesh heads. You can find details here: https://www.lure-sl.com/sl-female-mesh-heads/ Quick overview: LeLutka 2704 (29.9%) Catwa 2519 (27.9%) Genus 2171 (24%) none 809 (9%) LAQ 309 (3.4%) Others 521 (5.7%) Others include: Akeruka, Utilizator, GA.EG, LOGO, and Vista. With how many different heads exist out there, it seems that compared to bodies we will have to dig out and categorize some lesser known mesh heads in the future, as the None category takes a whooping 9%. While we encountered plenty of people not wearing a mesh head, the line is fuzzy when reading data. So our next test will aim to correct that and only show people who very likely don't wear a mesh head.
  4. Simhopping for 7 days through shopping events, roleplay sims, bdsm sims, mainstores, events, clubs, furry sims, hangouts, 50L weekday, disco, and anything else with high traffic. Total of 542 sims checked. Only unique avatars, no duplicates. While 12k isn't that much compared to SL's population, it is still far more than majority of surveys out there. Lucia's data has a higher count which is helpful to look at as well.
  5. Yeah aiming for 50k is something that would give us great insight. We could note down sims but I don't think that would help much to anyone looking at their names, and figuring out their themes would take too long. Can't really check for continents and countries, unless we go by Second Life's website traffic but that isn't related to mesh bodies. And checking avatar age wouldn't mean much with so many alts existing. Now that is amazing! So you can see some market difference in a single month, but this could also mean we just charted different parts of SL. In the article you can see the full breakdown: Tonic, Altamura, eBody, LucyBody, Absolut, Utilizator, Kalhene. So we're missing those 2 only. I'll refer to your compile to fill in any mesh we haven't spotted, but with our current data all the bodies we didn't detect combine into less than 4.1% for female and 5.7% for male avatars.
  6. From a bunch of different SL sims, mostly just using Search and going around simhopping to gather all the data. Legacy (f) (Classic Fit) is Legacy. But their [BODY] Classic (f) which you can get for 1L$ or the Creative version for 2500L$ are labelled as TMP. I'll check and compare if they did any major changes to the body and update the article accordingly. Thanks for pointing that out! Edit: So the BODY Classic is just a minor update of TMP body that's back compatible with most of TMP clothes, which makes it completely TMP. Also you cannot update your old TMP into it, which is a shame.
  7. It was tied with Belleza Freya before the release of Legacy and Kupra, when they both had much higher percentage of the market. But with Legacy releasing in April 2019 and Kupra in October 2020, both Belleza Freya and Slink Hourglass are dropping in popularity due to the alternatives. Slink Hourglass is with us since March 2016, so pretty much everything had supported it.
  8. Hopefully this is the right category to put this in! With some help of friends we've gathered 12007 unique avatars in order to skip the surveys and provide the most accurate information we can, by seeing what are people actually wearing. Quick thoughts: Female avatars outnumber male avatars at 3:1 ratio. And here are the current top bodies on SL... Female mesh body preview: Maitreya 5189 (57.5%) Legacy 1449 (16%) Inithium 523 (5.8%) Belleza 505 (5.6%) Male mesh body preview: Signature 1245 (41.8%) Belleza 539 (18.1%) Legacy 526 (17.7%) Aesthetic 253 (8.5%) If you'd like to see the in-depth dive and full breakdown of all bodies, you can find it at Female Body Statistics and Male Body Statistics.
  9. Oh I got both, no worries there. And LL, please start the transition to Vulkan already.
  10. The FPS drop for implementing EEP is an abomination that sends SL performance years back. Even while using the default skies and not something particularly spectacular, the performance hit is too high. You can spend 10,000$ on a PC and it will still run EEP horribly, barely making any difference between it and a 700$ PC. Please find a way for SL to at least somewhat scale off of GPU performance.
  11. When will we get more information about any changes of direction, or have the new owners (?) addressing the community? People are wondering what they actually plan on changing, adjusting, and such, in the long term.
  12. 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.
  13. 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$>125$.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Also I agree with Caren. Looks like I will be renaming everything. 
  18. Currently looking for more bloggers for LURE (Skins). Blogger info Marketplace
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. With 8 bit RGB I mean the Color Mode in Photoshop. Here's the image:
  22. 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?
  23. 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?
  24. 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.
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