Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bear Dream Lodge

I spend most of my time in world at the Bear Dream Lodge infohub. Lately the normally carefree atmosphere there has been disrupted by controversy. There is a business owner in the Bear region who objects to the fact that people "loiter" there, contributing to the lag problem and making it difficult for her to operate her business. For more detailed background information on the subject, you can visit one of the forum threads here.

I can understand this individual being frustrated, I also own a business in world and have had to face lag problems, particle emitters (the great Zombie infestation) and various other traffic interruptions as is to be expected anytime you run an business. Regardless of whether or not this individual has a valid point, nothing gives her the right to enter the infohub and insult, threaten and attempt to intimidate Second Life citizens, choosing to perform her display just meters from the landing area of our newest members as they enter the infohub for the first time.

What's your opinion? Leave a comment below.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Voice in Second Life

I don't usually rush right out and jump on the next big craze. I tend to wait a bit, see what happens, then ease into it after I see how it's going to work. This has been my approach to voice in Second Life.

So far, I've heard many discussions that consist mainly of "I can't hear you," "Do you hear me now?" "Why don't you have a mic?" "You're really a man!"

I don't think I'm missing all that much.

I do enjoy listening to conversations sometimes and I've been surprised by the extremely sexy voices of some of my male friends.. no I won't name any names.. they know who they are.

I'm sure I'll give in and buy a headset eventually, mainly so that I can more easily give hell to this guy:

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