By Avatar JayR Cela
Ya know 6 and 1 half years of living in Sl, for me has been a truly wonderful thing. I try to run this blog in order to pass the time, and spread the word. You have multiple alternative Open Sim Grid's available, but mostly they are for experimentation purposes. There is no real sense of community. And then you have InWorldz, this grid seems to continue to defy the odd's. However they seem to be poised to make a huge and major mistake soon. Log-in's will be restricted to people using the official InWorldz Viewer.
In my opinion this is a huge mistake, basically InWorldz has taken the LL SnowGlobe viewer code and optimized it to the outdated Open Sim server structure they are currently using, it is way outdated, but it is stable.
Now that Viewer3 has had about 90% or so of the bugs worked out, thanks to Oz Linden, I see more time for the TPV's to really cut loose.
Soon we will have the Path Finding initialization baked into the viewer, along with the Havok graphic's physic's engine as well.
Does this spell doom & gloom for TPV's ? I don't think so, on the contrary it opens a entirely different world of possibilities for SL and the Third Party Developer's.
Rodvik Links continues to speak of the Gameification of SecondLife. I say GO FOR IT !!
It's a sound concept, about moving SL forward into the future.
JayR Cela :_)