On Friday 6th November Linden Lab announced 16 new classic avatars for Second Life. These new classic avatars look good with mesh and they look much better than the old avatars from the early days of Second Life.
Hopefully this should improve new user retention rates and improve the experience for newbies getting started in Second Life. Along with the new community gateways that Linden Lab have introduced and I’m so pleased to hear the good news.
A deep discussion with two senior OnLive engineers and managers talking about iOS versions coming soon and what the pricing is among other interesting things. Tune in and listen to the new special podcast hosted by Drax with Jo.
Poll: Will you be using SL Go app ?
Pros and Cons of SL Go app
The app has potential in the future
Second Life in full 3D on mobile and tablet devices
Second Life in high quality on low specs
Second Life in the cloud is brilliant
Looks beautiful and runs really well
Speeds over 50 FPS with a 512-meter draw distance and comes with Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE
Great way of connecting with friends, attending events and visiting places
Costs too much
The free trial period needs to be longer (7 days/30 days) or it should be dropped completely
iOS is not supported at the moment
Limited to a tiny amount of countries and platforms
Other alternatives are already out there at lower cost/free like Lumiya
No SL voice supported at the moment
No saving snapshots to disk
Need a fast broadband connection (3mb+)
Make the app free or for a one time fee (low-cost)
Make the app compatible with iOS devices and more platforms
Continue to develop the app on a regular basis with new improvements and releases
Firestorm have started to block old Firestorm versions this week one by one which will continue for the rest of the week until completed by the Firestorm Team. See the latest block updates below and be prepared to upgrade to the latest version of Firestorm.
The Firestorm team have recently been under pressure from Linden Lab to block older versions and its been in the works for many weeks now. The blocking is needed so that the Firestorm Team can continue to develop Firestorm futher so that everyone has a better inworld experience. By the end of November the Firestorm team will only allow the latest three versions of the Firestorm to access Second Life which makes sense.
Blocked Firestorm versions…
188.8.131.5279 release – 166 users(Blocked Nov 18th, 2013)
184.108.40.20636 release – 881 users(Blocked Nov 19th, 2013)
220.127.116.1180 hotfix release – 571 users(Blocked Nov 20th, 2013)
18.104.22.16882 maintenance release – 606 users(Blocked Nov 20th, 2013)
22.214.171.124000 Beta – 4585 users(Blocked Nov 21st, 2013)
126.96.36.199744 – 3334 users(Blocked Nov 22nd, 2013)
188.8.131.52803 – 60 users(Blocked Nov 22nd, 2013)
184.108.40.206837 – 14,120 users (Blocked Nov 23rd 2013)