Hamlet posted an odd one… Mid-Week Open Forum: Say Anything About VR, AR or SL. The post is obviously to encourage input from readers and see what’s on people minds, which isn’t odd. At least that’s what I infer from it. The odd part is in the comments. But what are people thinking and saying? And are these people exemplary of who is reading Hamlet?
First the comments then I have some push back.
To summarize the comments:
Linda Evans thinks the decline in SL regions is due to Ebbe Altberg… really!?!
Ben & Jerrys Bagel Shops LLC. (This isn’t THE Ben & Jerry) they think SL users may not want Project Sansar. He… they… suggest the Lab keep all the success factors from SL, fix the bugs, update the [render] engine, and the Havok physics engine. He/they think residents only want to extend the game, improve it, and continue as is. Basically Sansar is the problem causing loss of regions.
Shaun thinks the Lab doesn’t care about SL and that SL sucks, that the lab will screw up Sansar, High Fidelity has a high a high barrier to entry, VR won’t go mainstream because it has no use case, Snowcrash portrayed a stupid idea,
A.J. thinks the Lab should save its ship… presumably SL, compares Altberg to Fiorina – I have to assume A.J. is poorly informed about politics too – doubts they have anything productive from Sansar and if they do it should be applied to SL, thinks SL is the place for “ imagination and dreaming, the LL profit & loss statements aren’t.”
Clean Him Up thinks public sentiment is known and not with VR, thinks VR will take 5 years to make money and by then competition will be fierce, thinks Ebbe’s way of doing things is not profitable, thinks Anshe Chung is losing money by renting regions for L$12,000 (US$203) while the Lab charges $300, that all staff at the Lab needs to be replaced,
Angery Resident is incoherent… or English is not their language. But, the idea they son’t like the Lab comes through.
Humperton DiAngelo is reading Prokofy Neva’s post (I think I have the right one) in the forum asking about rumors that the Lab is going to close one of the mainland continents. I suppose this is the basis for Humperton thinking more and more people see what the Lab is doing and calling them liars. Humperton thinks Ebbe has reversed himself on whether SL will continue and thinks Ebbe is making the Lab’s profits vanish.
Wolkenreiter is the only positive post so far and Wolkenreiter thinks there won’t be any prims and everything will be Maya/Blender made mesh. Wolkenreiter thinks there is nothing that could be done to improve SL building and as I take what Wolkenreiter wrote to mean all SL changes to date have not make a difference in user retention.
Next, my blow back. Page link below.