Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I'm beginning to think that my SL experience is worlds different than the experience others are having. Everyday I'm reading about people who cannot rez things, see things, or walk without crashing. They can't stay logged in for more than 5 minutes. They have graphic glitches all over the place. Windlight doesn't work for them. Voice bogs down their system. And the people from Linden Labs came to their house, ate their kitten, and forced their grandma to sing "Copacabana" while wearing a pineapple hat.

But this truly isn't the case for me. I do crash from time to time, I do have lag but it's worse in some places than others, and my edits to prims don't always stick the first time around. I'm not saying things are perfect. But I sure as heck don't have the problems others say they have.

Is it just that my little ghetto computer is optimal for SL? Or is it that I'm really not tech savvy, so things seem just fine to me? :-p I'm not sure, but whatever it is, I'm glad it's the way it is. But I do wish I could get through the day without having to read 25,000 complaints.

I'm glad I don't work for Linden Labs, though. My response to everyone would be, "If ya don't like it, don't let the door hit ya on the ass on your way out. And tell your grandma we want our hat back."


Anonymous said...

And the people from Linden Labs came to their house, ate their kitten, and forced their grandma to sing "Copacabana" while wearing a pineapple hat.

Wow. My grandmother was forced to dance the macarena instead. Wearing a COCONUT hat.

Those people are not so bad off.

Alicia Chenaux said...

Well hey, at least it was just a coconut hat and not a coconut bikini. I've heard those can be hell on the nipples. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Alicia I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Can you build us some pineapple hats? I'll wear it if you will.

My biggest complaint is the "spider eyes" but it's probably just my settings, or my computer, or...all the drugs I did in my youth coming back to haunt me. No one else seems to have this problem so I'm going to ignore it.

I don't see spiders. I don't see spiders.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, Alicia. I mean, once in a while I have problems but's the clincher...I never expect SL to be or run perfect! Now yes, I do know that there are some legit people with bugs and issues but I think a vast majority of the complaints are screaming whiners who Expect SL Is Going To Run Perfect. I have no such qualms. Perhaps it comes from the fact I've used computer intensive programs for years (video editing, motion graphics progs like After Effects, 3D applications, etc) so I'm used to saving often and rebooting often and having your computer seize up sometimes.

Heck, I'm so old that I remember when LOWER CASE LETTERS DID NOT EXIST ON COMPUTERS! (OK I was in 4th grade or so but still...)

I, too, am getting reeeeally tired of the whiners. Everytime they threaten to not come back I have hope they will actually follow through....:)

..And when I do have problems/bugs I file/comment/vote on jira and try to help bring about a solution rather than just cry and scream.

Anonymous said...

I hear ya...I mean I go totally blank when someone saids "my pings are only..lalalala" or some other techie thing that relates to lag etc..meanwhile I am like..ooohhh purty sunset!!!
Sometimes, in sl, like in rl, we will only see what we are looking for, and miss all the wonder elsewhere.. I am all about finding the wonder!

Alicia Chenaux said...

Kellee - I knew there was a reason I liked you. LOL I keep hoping the big whiners/complainers will leave too! And yes, I do realize some people really do have some problems but I still think SL is just so new for such a huge program. No one can expect it to work 100% all of the time. It may be annoying sometimes to have to relog, but like you said, it's nothing new to most people. I crash in Photoshop sometimes. I don't run screaming to the makers of it and cry. I just curse, reopen, and start again.

Elusyve - I totally agree! I just see all the greatness that is already in SL, and the potential to what we could get in the future. It's just amazing! I whine sometimes too when I can't login or my friends list doesn't load, but I'd never sit on forums all day like some and scream all this tech talk that no one understands when I could be in world enjoying the view from my roof.