hey, thanks for inviting to here, always want to be a part, this place looks like fun, so thanks for setting it up, will be a GREAT way for me to advertise items and get feedback and ideas for new stuff, I'm excited for this thing!
Hi Hod. Was a comment off the top of my head, but one I believe holds true universally. Freedom without governance is anarchy, which brings about chaos. To experience true freedom, one must have reasonable rules. A society without ethical limitations ceases to be a society.
Actually Doc, that's entirely a possibility within a year or so. With Open Sim progressing even faster than their planned schedule, all sorts of VR possibilities are going to crop up. The great thing about open Sim will be INTERACTIVE INVENTORY (being able to port inventory as well as avatars from one Open Sim company to another). That means we could actually be independent of any company (just using a general server grid to provide the basic tech service) and form our own independent policies-- the same policies that have made Elf Clan so popular to date-- the policies that are the supposed foundation even other major Elven groups on Second Life today. That Elf Clan could become totally independent within a year or so is a very real possibility. Frankly, it would be a shame that we would have to but like you, I am very tired of being under a self-serving corporate thumb. Since I really don't see any indication of LL changing its ways (in fact, if anything I see the corporate policies getting worse)... your concept is a very real possibility.
When Open Sim hits, I expect it to be big... and it will likely be the Open Sim project -- and not Linden Lab-- that changes the face of VR. While I'm sure LL will take credit for it, it will have to be remembered that if LL had done things right, Open Sim would have never been necessary.
Hi Topaz. There is currently a major problem on OpenLife that they're working hard to fix: teleporting from one region to a region that is offline crashes the original region. They're aware of this and working on it, but the downside is that regions are crashing in a chain-effect. The best thing to do is just keep trying to log in every hour or two, and see if the region is back up or not. Our regions are ElvenMyst, ElvenGlen and Terra, with ElvenMyst and ElvenGlen being the "Elf Clan" regions.
As are we Terrence. Lots of problems to be sure-- but lots of freedoms to make up for them. I've heard several comments lately in the form of: "Once you build on OLG you don't want to go back to SL". I have to agree with that one in particular. The platform is assuredly unstable at this time... but that will be fixed just as it was (to a degree) fixed on SL. In the meantime, the financial and feature benefits are worth patience with the flaws. Like you, looking forward to watching it grow and hopefully-- prove itself to be a better system overall.