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October 19, 2010

Calm the FUCK down people!

Filed under: Second Life Shit! — Tags: , , , , , — Hugsie @ 9:17 pm

Well I figured as such… but the rest seem to have short attention spans.

Philip Rosedale made a blog post today announcing he’s stepping away from his interim CEO position he got four months ago.  But people are turning every announcement that LL makes (Phillip especially) into some kind of scandal-gate fiasco controversy, when it simply IS NOT.

When Phillip became (again) INTERIM CEO when M Linden left four months ago, everyone already knew it was temporary. That’s what INTERIM means; “temporary” Look it up for fucks sake!  He’s not leaving LL outright, he is still a board member.  Yet everyone is acting like he’s abandoning us like we are suddenly orphaned children.

Gawd I’m getting sick and tired of people exaggerating every little thing that come out of Linden Labs. People are so fucking paranoid that LL will be going out of business, or be sold off to some big corporation; do people WANT LL to shut down? Seems everyone wants doom, and gloom; not sure why. I guess people are so bored they want some drama in their lives, even more so if they will be directly impacted by it.

August 9, 2010

WHAT THE FUCK LINDEN LABS?

Filed under: Second Life Shit! — Tags: , , , , , — Hugsie @ 2:53 pm

What the fuck is wrong with second life? Nothing works, everything glacially lagged, my avatar never seems to rez, everyone is a cloud or gray, error messages spew about how gestures and inventory wasn’t found, constantly getting logged out of the sim because it times out since there’s so much fucking lag. WHAT THE FUCK LINDEN LABS?

So you laid off 30% of your work force, your short lived CEO quit, and a few other employees jumped ship. So you must have some extra cash floating around from payroll to get things fixed up. Plus there’s the millions of L$ that goes though BOTH market exchanges (LindeX, and XStreet) that you guys take a cut from every transaction; yet you can’t seem to scrape up enough money for faster asset servers that don’t have a meltdown every SIX months, and better internal network?  Shit maybe if you didn’t have several co-locations AROUND THE COUNTRY, your VPN wouldn’t be so congested?

Who bothers with JIRA anyway? It’s a pain in the ass to search for an issue so you don’t dupe a JIRA problem. When you do post an issue, some asshole (who isn’t a LL employee) who does nothing in his life but troll and track everything that is the JIRA, has to point out that your post is a dupe, that’s probably been there for over a year but one one else has read it.  Let alone any LL employee has read it, yet will act surprised and apologetic by the issue, as if they never heard of this tired old issues before… assuming anyone bothers to point it out to a Linden.

You know the Lindens don’t bother reading JIRA posts, since it’s no different than anything else. Hundreds of dupes, people complaining and whining, flame wars, plus spam. So it’s like weeding though  Email, or worse message forums!  So most people just don’t bother with that crap, and so the JIRA is no better than a forum post, or an Email lost in a pile of spam.  JIRA is just a waste of time.

So what is left for us residents to do to get ANYTHING done on Second Life?  Sit around and bitch about lag as we wait an hour for our avatars to rez?  Gets really boring you know.

March 6, 2010

FUD

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Hugsie @ 10:35 am

Fear, uncertainty, doubt.  That’s the sense I get hanging out at There.com during it’s final days online. Also add to that a lot of anger towards Micheal Wilson who honestly you can’t blame for the circumstances the service finds it self in.  Maybe if the user base wasn’t a majority of broke noob tweens, it wouldn’t be in this mess.

Unlike the US Government, which can continue to operate on bazillions of dollars of debt, and keep functioning; Micheal can not keep there.com afloat with bills piling up in the millions.  After all, he can’t print his own money like the US government can do.  And with the announcement of There.com closing on Tuesday, the money he could “print” (ThereBucks) is now completely worthless.

Lots of the more vocal people hanging out in There.com sure like to blow smoke up people’s asses, exaggerate things, say half truths about what has happened, act like they have inside information when it’s really just rumor.  The really sad thing I keep hearing often from Therians is how horrible, evil, perverted, low quality that Second Life is (among other MMOs, but SL gets all the attention now), when they probably never used it, and the constant misinformation they spew about it, and flat out lies.  The main one I keep hearing constantly is Linden Labs will also shut down Second Life in a couple years, just as there.com will.

What complete bullshit. They are only saying that in hysterical reaction to there.com’s closure. They are bitter, angry, and feel robbed and if apart of their own self is about to be killed, so it’s natural for this kind of knee-jerk reaction.  After all, it’s not like they have accrual proof, it’s just more rumor, and conjecture, plus they wouldn’t be saying this if There.com was not closing down.  The way Makena Technologies, and Linden Labs does business are VERY VERY different, even though they offer essentially the same product.  Just because one similar service goes under, doesn’t necessarily mean the others will follow suit.

Other things that simply annoy me is how others opinions about SL Vs. There are just utterly wrong with the facts. SL has a horrible inventory system? Really? Compared to what? You’re junk drawer in your kitchen with miscellaneous junk you don’t what they are for but don’t want to throw away?  Seriously, whenever there.com added new functions and features into the world, adding that into the UI was like an afterthought.  Tacked on at the end of the code base forcing you use an entirely different section of the UI to accually deal with those items that many levels deep in the menu system, and redundantly spread around all over the place.  Three different ways to interact with your buddy list.  A separate interface to change clothes, yet a different place to use props (drinks, etc), yet a completely OTHER (and the most horrid) way to deal with object to decorate your home/paz/zone.  And if you have a LOT of items it can be a fucking nightmare thumbing though your inventory.  “Favorite places” in yet a different part of the menus, where you again have to thumb though all your crap.  And if you want to organize it all, yet ANOTHER part of the UI you have to open up and mess with.   There.com wasn’t created with the idea of having a very large inventory.  In Second Life, everything you deal with is ALL IN ONE WINDOW.  You can organize it however you like, and DO that with in the SAME fucking window.  You can even open two separate inventory windows so you can view different folders and move/copy items around between them.  Brilliant!  The only thing that’s separate is your friends list which is integrated with IMs and local chat.   Sure this is a matter of opinion as to which UI is better, but COME ONE people this is a no brainier.

Most of the back talk for SL is out of total ignorance.  People complain (and I’ve heard this for longer than I’ve been a user of SL) is how the avatar animations are fake, stiff and robotic, and how you walk around with a virtual stick up your ass.  This is true, but they fail to realize that there are unlimited animations your avatar can DO, and replace defaults them with.  Unlike there.com where we had to wait FIVE FUCKING YEARS for a hugging emote, when users of SL had been able to CREATE their own animations and upload them to the service and use them!  Sure they may have clipped inside the body of the other avatar, or might look strange, but there’s thousands of animators on SL, creating their own animations.  It’s a free market, you’re not STUCK to just the handful of animations the system gives you by default.

Seriously people, it’s not the technical reasons why you don’t like Second Life, it’s the friends you made in There.com and you have no reason to start-over anew as a n00b again in a new MMO.  But get over it people, start using REAL LIFE and get in contact with your friends out side of there.com.  Email addresses, IM chat, phone #s, Skype, Twitter, Facebook/Myspace, something!  There’s a lot of talk of yet more RL There meetings being set up.

Just because There.com is shutting it’s doors doesn’t mean you all have to act like complete douche bags, uttering lies about other online services you’ve barely used, bitching and moaning on how you feel ripped off from the all the money you paid into it, and didn’t know how to earn that money back.  Don’t go to the feeding troff like a mindless sheep, and then complain that you’re being sacrificed like one.  You knew FULL well that am online service can go belly up in a moments notice, and you’re not entitled to SHIT. Please get over it, stop lamenting over your regrets, move allong, and let there.com pass on with SOME GRACE AND RESPECT.  And lets hope it ends in a real bang, and not a whimper.

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