Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

May 2007 bring us what we deserve.
But not give us everything we wish for.
Because we will need dreams in 2008 as well.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

All about you.

Nothing really new but i just started to notice a theme.
Pointed out by Eric Rice

I wonder if we are going to see more of this in 2007, it wouldn't suprise me after this.

So what more can be/will be Ours? Your World. Your Suggestion. ;)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Orientation 2.0

New OI 004While browsing over the map, which still terrible broken and can only browse it when zoomed in but that is something for another post. Anyway while looking at the map earlier today I noticed something interresting. The new Orientation Island Jeska briefly mentioned 2 townhalls ago, have gone live. And are being flooded by new Resis.

I logged in a alt that was still on a OI and tp'd to a one of the new islands. While it appeared there was still some final work to do, the island are in my opinion a vast improvement to the previous islands.

The new style island is divide into four small islands/sections(Communicate, Move, Search and Appearance) , and each sections has(or will have) tutorials about the subjects. The small islands have each a very different architecural look, Urban, Futuristic, Tribal and Medieval, which i think gives the resis immediately a much broader idea of what is possible in SL.
New OI 008New OI 010New OI 057New OI 001

Spread around the island are also several machinima made by SL residents, like Robbie Dingo's guitar making video. While cool i think something a bit more instructual would be better suited.

One thing i noticed though was that people where not really aware why they there and what they where supposed to do. So maybe something that clearly spells that out might be helpfull. Also a clear path of what to do next.

All and all, it looks very promissing and will hopefully prepare people better. While it is clearly not completly finished yet, it already far surpasses the old orientation islands. So check it out or look at my Flickr pics.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Classifieds icons on the World Map. Do we use them?

It looks like the cassifieds icons on the world map is one of the two search functions that is still turned off.
"This means the only things left to fix from this batch are:

* Search > Places
* Classifieds icons on the World Map

We look forward to bringing them back ASAP for your continued usage — pardon, no ETA yet, but testing and work continues, so count on regular updates from me."

After the first few weeks they where added to the map I stopped looking at them because the amounth of them is simply overwhelming and because of that not very usefull. The only use I can think of is to find out if there are classifieds in a certain region(s). But why you would want to know that beyond random curiosity i'm not sure.

The following questions i have are, does someone use them and for what reason? And would you be hurt if they never returned, to remove load from the database?