Whoa, seems the Sansar train is coming. It’s actually happening and not even the always sceptic, always negative, always passive aggressive Orcbish can stop it. Not after the SLfamous Inara Pey reported about a report by Kotaku, where Cecilia D’Anastasio gave us a first glimpse into how it really feels inworld Sansar.
Cecila’s text is hard to read since it’s riddled with buzz-word quotes by LL employees and not very informative. Too bad that Cecilia didn’t try to escape her chaperones and explore Sansar on her own. That would’ve given us more insight. But like it is now, her article appears weak and anaemic.
Along the way, she visited several spaces within Sansar, and while treading the familiar ground of Sansar being the “WordPress of VR”, a “VR first” environment, etc., she also took time to point out the side of the platform which isn’t perhaps pushed quite so hard by the Lab: that it can be access and experienced by anyone using a PC system, regardless as to whether they have a VR headset.
What I don’t get is the analogy of Sansar is the WordPress of VR, which is mentioned in both articles. WordPress is a blogging platform, the internet equivalent of old oldstyle technology, like the stone age of the internet. WordPress is the weapon of choice by outdated old people like Orca, who are too stupid and too slow and bandwith challenged to upload videos to YouTube and really really love and prefer to communicate by text and graphics. WordPress is the equivalent of Second Life, a cozy, slow place for cozy, slow stories, So it’s the total opposite of the fresh and funky Virtual Reality powerhouse Sansar strives to be.
Anyhoo, may I recommend you read both posts and check if they are of any use for you and if you’ve learned anything from them. And maybe the one or other of my readers can enlighten me about this WordPress stuff? That’d be great. Thankies.