As I’ve just read in Inara’s and Jo’s blogs The Lab has also blogged. About important stuff. At least for some/most of us some or more points of that Lab blogpost could turn out to be more or less very interesting.
HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY, SECOND LIFE! FIFTEEN REASONS TO CELEBRATE
Can you believe it? Second Life turns 15 this year!
To kick off our year-long birthday celebration, we’ve rounded up 15 exciting improvements and features that make Second Life better than ever in 2018 and beyond!
Yes, we know and we can believe it! Most of us shared most of the time with The Lab. Nice to hear that LL woke up from 15 years of hibernation and wants to join the festivities as well.
And yes again, we’ve also heard about the 10% lower price for mainland already. And twice the prims. Heck, my account states this little fact since a week or more. Nice. Next.
But this is new indeed: Last names are to return to SL! As far as I understood Inara they will not return in the same old good way but obviously just add a second name to your screen name, changeable on a whim and as you fancy. This meets the millenials’s needs for NO COMMITMENT and much of babble and hullabaloo about nothing. Just another toy.
Oh, I’ve just tried to read Linden’s blog in full but it was just too boring for this old woman. Looks like we’re all moving to the cloud soon-ish and there was some talk about experiences … something I never understood. I like to make my own experiences and learn from them, wether bad or good doesn’t matter. But I guess The Lab’s definition of experience differs quite a bit from what humans usually understand as an experience. Anyhoo, we’ll get them! Whatever they are. Let’s deal with it. Or not. Meh.
Then there is a lot of small stuff I find should be a given for a webhosting company like LL and not worthy to be mentioned in a blog: Marketplace updates, improved grid performance, animesh, bakes on mesh, environment enhancements, more games, better Linden ghettos, yawn yawn yawn…
So, excuse me for being sceptical and slightly grumpy about all the exciting new shit. For me it sounds and reads like much ado about nothing. And nothing points at a better understanding OF SL BY LL. If they had a clue about what SL truly is, they wouldn’t even attempt most of the stuff in their post. For me it looks like they describe a playground for code monkeys and geeks that won’t change anything fundamentally. Pretentious crappola as we know it from LL.