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)
Add participants to a conversation already in progress
See all of your conversations and everyone in those conversations, using an inventory-like UI
Quickly move your voice connection between conversations and effortlessly adjust individual volume or overall volume in a single click
View all of your recent communications in one window (Conversation Log)
See what was said in any conversation (Conversation Transcripts)
Set Do Not Disturb to focus on other things and get all the communications (and inventory offers!) you missed, after you come back
Choose from four levels of notification for each of five different kinds of incoming communication. You can set IMs from friends and IMs from non-friends to different levels of notification
Turn sound on and off for four different events, such as inventory offers and teleport offers
Access voice morphs more easily
Get to chat preferences and privacy preferences directly from the Conversations window.
Type your chats into an expanding, multiple-line box
Select multiple users across different conversations and start a new conference with them
Choose which conversations are in their own windows, and which should be in a tabbed window — you can have both now.
Collapse any conversation to a single-line input with popup messages.
See users and objects you have blocked in a new tab in the People window.
What is CHUI?
As we’ve previously blogged about, CHUI puts Second Life’s communications tools in a more flexible UI that lets you customize it for the ways you prefer to communicate inworld. You can even turn it all off when you want to build, make movies, or simply be left alone for a while.
Watch the NEW VIDEO below about the new (CHUI) by Torley Linden.
What do you think about the new Communications Hub User Interface (CHUI) in the Second Life viewer ?