Chris Pirillo visits Second Life

Just watch.

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  1. #1 by Thereian Fan on 2010.09.05 - 7:30 pm

    When I was watching this, I was historically laughing because he is right about SL. The performance on there sucks! I mean come on, they make billions of dollars a day, and they can’t fix there performance? It’s like with Microsoft. They make billions a day and yet they can’t figure out the bugs they have. They had to make Windows 7 to fix all the mistakes that Vista had. I mean, why make another operating system? Windows XP was the best operating system out. All they needed to do is improve on what they have and that’s it. I mean, they are worried about making it look decent, but everyone really wants better performance and better security. That goes with Second Life. Don’t change the client looks, change the performance of it. Make it run smoother. After, hearing the CEO stepped down a couple months ago, and now they have a new one, hopefully this one has brains than the other one…Who knows what’s going to happen. If they don’t fix on the performances they have, than Second Life won’t last any longer.

    P.S. That goes with EVERY virtual world. Performances is a BIG importance in a virtual world community.

  2. #2 by Meret on 2010.08.12 - 9:56 am

    Actually Jonathan, “There” wouldn’t have been reviewed any better from a reviewer like that. He obviously is looking for services that have a ‘specific’ purpose, like a MMORPG, not a world that is primarily about creation or socialization. Even “There” would have failed him in some locations depending on download rates with tons of white objects waiting for the textures to load (of course, it would be have been a lot faster on a 2nd visit to the location).

    If he thought SL’s graphics were not as good as he expected after so many years in service, I doubt he would have been kind to “There” which purposely traded off higher resolution items for performance.

    The areas “There” that would normally stood-out for an experienced user would probably have been ignored by a review like that. He probably wouldn’t have spent the time to realize there are no boundaries to the world and that you can see the real terrain many miles out. No way would that guy have even spend 2 minutes noticing the quality of the avatar animations if he approached the review in the same manner. He was looking for some ‘single’ thing that said, this is cool.

    I have no idea why MW posted this link except maybe he feels “There” is a superior product, which for many aspects it was, but it wasn’t superior in all ways, nor does it exist for any of us anymore. So it’s a moot point imo.

    SL is flawed in many ways too numerous to mention but some parts of it are excellent and it still allows us to socialize in a 3D world. As users, we can only choose from what exists and that list is pretty small when it comes to 3d virtual worlds that are not game based.

    My 2 cents

    • #3 by Michael Wilson on 2010.08.12 - 10:10 am

      I posted it because I thought it was funny. Given that I also posted a link to a site which had approximately the same reaction to someone paying a bill with a picture of a 7-legged spider, I wouldn’t read too much into it.

  3. #4 by Jonathan on 2010.08.11 - 3:56 pm

    And THAT is why There.com was 1000000000 times better than Second Life, I mean really?

  4. #5 by BigD26 on 2010.08.11 - 3:04 pm

    I feel his pain, thats why there.com was so great…..no matter what computer you had there was going to work….i always ran at 30fps even on my slow lappy.

    Ive not yet found a place like there.com for its smooth movement of avies and interactive items.

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