SamSyn submitted another excellent client to the GP3D’s, fixing, among other things, the Voice Over Im problem (yet another public vs private IP issue), speeded up inventory (again), and the “Loading Forever” issue for many products.
You all may be wondering where these bugs came from.
Well, we all know about the “Public vs Private IP” issues. That’s a result of us being “in the cloud”. Actually, it’s nothing to do with the cloud, it’s just that we now have “in house” internet addresses which are private to us, and you (the public have your own). This was “forced” on us by being in the Amazon Cloud, but I actually think it’s a GOOD thing.
The “Loading Forever” issue was actually a bug someone introduced some weeks before we closed, and, uh, well, didn’t tell us about it, so QA didn’t catch it. We actually suspect a lot of members were seeing problems with their products, and we didn’t make the connection.
The “speeding up the inventory” issues are things which are so ghastly, SamSyn couldn’t resist fixing them.
We’ve also loaded up more scenes (places in the world), and Bruce has had to spin up more servers because we have more objects in world.
For those of about about to tell us “Make the World Smaller so it costs less”, our Amazon costs for August, with quite a bit of the world loaded was….(drumroll)…$3089.71.
I know everyone wishes things would go faster, as we do, but to tell you the truth, I don’t know how we’d handle it if all of you were in world and having the issues the GP3Ds are having. We are SO happy with the amount of work they’re doing, and you should be too. I know you all could test it as well, but we couldn’t handle the deluge of emails of all of you reporting the same problem. Seriously, think about it.
That being said, the next step is to invite another slug of GP3Ds, and then we’ll open it up for all of you with the “Beta Test” privileges. “Beta” here means “You know, the tests we used to run before the releases”.
P.S. Oh, I Was going to say, sometimes I wish we could make an island of Giant Golden Statues of the GPs and GP3D’s. Think how that would look!
P.P.S. Who can guess where that picture was taken? (No, the answer is not “a graveyard”).