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Sansar six weeks in ☹

Willow Samsar Sept 2017 v4There have been some changes in Sansar after six weeks. Now you can add more and even buy attachments and even some clothing. But there is still very little to do except look around unless you are what LL calls an experience creator and have some expertise in external software.

There is more to do in VR mode (I can do both desktop and VR modes.) but it’s still not much unless you enjoy throwing things or re-stacking blocks. It seems like my approximately month between Sansar visits is more than adequate. While there are some changes there aren’t that many.

Things are looking up for dancing since they say you can now stream music into Sansar. It will be a while before the first DJ’s because the only “dancing” is waving your arms around in VR.

I’ve heard talk that something that is done in another virtual world is you can attach sensors to your legs and your avatar can follow your dance moves. Frankly LL I think this is a bad idea for Sansar. Besides I gotten good at office chair dancing.

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When Sansar first opened its beta product to any users, I said it seemed more like an alpha product. If I mentioned the basic thing missing like the ability to sit or the lack of in world building tools. Most of the responses had, “It’s early days yet.”

It was early days a year ago! NOT after three years of development from a company that claimed an advantage it had was its experience with virtual worlds. Let see the virtual world of Second Life has been open fourteen years. Did LL just ignore all that experience.

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No Irma YET but she’s on her way ☹

No Irma ye lowreztThis the calm before the storm. They are predicting either Monday night or Tuesday morning Irma will get here. But only as a Category 1 storm here. Definably power outage and fallen down trees.

I’ve gotten lots of new batteries. I even paid my rent in the virtual world of Second Life ahead of time. Tomorrow I’ll move some food from the refrigerator to an ice chest. Then its fingers and toes crossed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Willow gets ready for Irma in Second Life

Getting Ready for Irma in SL

I live far enough inland that when it gets here Irma just supposed to be a category 1 hurricane. Which will hopefully just mean just knocked down trees and power lines. I usually pay my rent on Monday but that will be just when Irma is supposed to hit here. So, I realized Saturday morning I better go ahead a pay it.

I hope I won’t be out of this virtual world long. I may even try to get on with my laptop just to say hello. I’m keeping my phone, laptop, and iPad all charged up.

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Becoming a Newbie AGAIN ☹ Part 2

Willow Dion July 2005
SL July 2005
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Sansar Aug 2017

One thing that was hyped was how much better the avatars looked in Sansar. That is a lot of change but is this enough change for twelve years? (My twelfth rez day in SL was last Friday.)

 

 

 

 

 

Now this is my SL husband and I were in March 2017.

Willow and Partner for blog

I wouldn’t expect Sansar to be this good right now but guys come closer after over three years of work.

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I really did sort of feel like a newbie again. Weird thing appeared. I hope LL learned their lesson. I lived through the attack of the giant flying penises and I don’t want to go through that again. I had to learn how to walk and get around again. The big difference was twelve years ago I happily spent hours of enjoyment learning in SL but a couple of hours in Sansar and it was oh hum zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

I feel like Sansar is primitive alpha software rushed out the door to open beta because the investors are putting pressure on because of too many missed deadlines.

 

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Becoming a Newbie AGAIN ☹

First Sansa photo

First Sansar Login

Something was clear very quickly. People don’t know to move off the experience destination landing point either. Hey people I think most of you should know it’s good manners to move off the landing point. Of course, it took four minutes for the experience to rez so people may have gone off to get a cup of coffee. Or really something stronger might be needed out of frustration. BTW my computer is above average since it is seven cores and 12-Gigs of ram running on a 75-meg line. Another experience loaded faster but no one else was there. I’m not sure how to check since there is no map but I didn’t see anyone.

The graphics are good looking but they aren’t that much better than SL’s. Hey people SL does have an advanced lighting choice in preferences.

How do you walk around without looking like you’re drunk? My arrow keys were so sensitive I would just lightly tap one and I would be moving in a radically different direction.

More later probably after I calm down from the frustration of waiting waiting waiting.

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Opps forgot mention Kitely and Inworldz

I forgot to add Willow is also in the virtual worlds of Kitely and Inworldz. I’m not in those worlds as much as Second Life.

KitelyHouse#1_001

Kitely Home

While Kitely is technically interesting and may be the future of virtual worlds it is a little too “geeky” for me. I spent a couple of decades working professionally with computer systems and I don’t want to spend my time trying to figure out how something technically works. I’m also not fond of the its every sim is its own world data setup that is only loaded when someone accesses it.

The Inworldz world is almost the same as Second Life but without the exorbitant land prices.

InHouse#1_001

Inworldz Home

InHouse#1_002

Inworldz Home Interior

In my opinion Kitely and Inworldz are hindered by not having enough population. Since I’m in virtual for social reasons so that is a problem.

Since Sansar may eventually supplant Second Life; I know LL says it won’t but with the haphazard way they do thing who really knows. So, it may be a good idea to keep your options open if it doesn’t cost too much.