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December 15, 2012

Rest in peace Phoenix Viewer

Filed under: Second Life Shit! — Tags: , , , , — Hugsie @ 4:18 pm

In a recent “Phoenix Office Hour” session with Jessica Lyon, with Lette hosting. Jessica announced the death of Phoenix viewer (play taps) which will be official on December 31st; just before the new year. The viewer will be removed from the main blog site, but you can still download it from the wiki.

In addition Linden Labs will be pulling server-side Independence on viewers (mostly v1 based viewers) that still rely on them. This also includes existing firestorm version released this month. This does not mean that Phoenix Team nor LL will be banning these viewers. They just won’t work properly.

LL plans to roll out a new server-side avatar “baking” system to reduce or eliminate bake fail, so if you’re still using an old viewer that doesn’t support the new bake code, you’ll never see other avatars properly.

On a side note, I found this survey being conducted by the Charles Darwin University. They are doing a study on gamers who play MMOs and their behaviors, feelings, with their avatars. Especially (ahem) if you play the opposite gender than who you are in RL. So have it ago!

 

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