Quite a while since I last had a post about Sansar, LL’s moneysink and failed AR platform. Well, one of the reasons turned out to be that it’s simply not for everyone. Famous SL bloggerista Amada Magick found that out as well …
Why I would usually say that Amanda shouldn’t get from one walled garden to the next but switch to Linux instead, unfortunately LL didn’t think about us Linux users neither. Anyway, be that as it may, it is a reality that Sansar isn’t simply for everyone, it is not for a majority, a vast majority of computer users! It is not for the most truest users of the SL platform: Females! We’re not gaming, we aren’t interested in all that technological shit, we won’t spend money on AR goggles that make us puke, we already have what we want and need and we are happy on the SL platform as it is. It’s the closest thing to online gaming most of us will ever get to.
We are spending lots of Woolongs in Second Life. And we’re no geeks. But we are many!
And, guess what Lindens, most of us aren’t even sad about it. We are stubborn … for the right and good reasons this time. The usage scenarios for VR enabled hardware are too few and right now can only be used for gaming. And since most SL users are decidedly non-gamers it is simply not a worthwile alternative for us. I guess I wrote often enough about The Lab doesn’t know shit about their user base, so let’s not flog a dead horse. But it’s true nonetheless, and Amanda must learn it too: It’s not enough to get onto a Windows platform. Just running Windows on your computer (which Amanda could easily do on her Mac) ain’t gonna cut it. She’d neeed a very powerful system with a good graphics card (rarely to be found on Macs), a VR headset and enough physical space in her computing environment to stumble and trip around in.
Aaaand anyway, most SL users don’t even see the need to go thru all that hassle just to do their SL business. We all know what SL related stuff is for 99% of users: Meet friends, party, chat, build a bit here and there, go shopping. We don’t need the expensive VR shit for that. Yes, we all know it, because it’s our reality of living in SL. Only The Lab doesn’t seem to know and is dead set on staying ignorant. Dem Bloddy Idjitz. 😮