Wednesday, April 4, 2012

So You Thought Viewer 1 Was Dead

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know I am a raving lunatic, if not you would not be reading this blog in the first place. I test various viewers for virtual worlds on an almost daily basis, if I do not make a post here it is because I do not want to embarrass someone, and make an off the cuff statement.

    So anyways, I'm running thru my daily routine of testing, Viewer 3 is fine, as long as you know how to fine tune it to your liking. It has a number of very cool features, once you find them and are comfortable with fiddling around with various settings.

    So here is my question. Why and the Hell did LL abandon V1.x ? There was no reason for it. Except Media on a Prim.

    So for this one reason we were force fed this piece of crap Viewer 2~3 and thank goodness for the Third Party Developer's that have brought some sanity to the party.

   Give it a few month's and Media on A Prim with V1.x will be a reality.

JayR Cela


Eddi Haskell said...

I believe that the primary reason that Second Life fails to grow is that it is incredibly complicated for the average "Facebook" user to use. Simplicity seems to be a dirty word at Linden Lab.

I would be considered an advanced user by most. I can publish professional pages, run just about any office app with a little bit of explanation, and use advance photo-processing software. Yet, I find learning a new viewer to be a complete bitch. And if I find Second Life hard to master, much of Linden's target would too.

Changing viewer architecture and process for the sake of "improvement" without worrying about the ramifications of difficulty in usage is simply disastrous. I cannot figure out why Linden is driving away users. It does not have to be this difficult. Improvement for the sake of improvement makes no sense.

Second Life SHOULD be growing. It will never grow with people at the helm constantly adding new technology such as mesh, which is of limited value to most people, and changing viewer design on a regular basis.

If Linden were to keep it simple and concentrate on how to being great content to Second Life growth would occur. It is not now.

Anonymous said...

UR gay

JayR Cela said...

To Anonymous

So what's your point ?
Your Not Gay ?

JayR :_)

JayR Cela said...

Hi there Eddi

*bigg huggs* ya know what I agree with ya on a lot of points, but to be honest with ya, I'm at a cross road here.

The current stock LL Viewer is a piece of garbage. No I take that back it is a piece of shit.

If you want to return to sanity, try Henri Beauchamp's Cool VL viewer.

Phoenix and FireStorm are also very good choices.

Ya gotta remember that Oz Linden's job is not to make something everyone will find easy to use, it is to make a stable base product that is open source and can be expanded upon.

And so far he has done pretty good

Find the Viewer that you like, and stick with that one.

Luv U Lot's Eddi *bigg huggs* byeee

JayR Cela :_)