17:30 – Online security? Ebbe says the question would need to be more specific and that theopen forum might not be the place to discuss existing problems. Areas the Lab is concerned with; safety of students, content, credit cards… The Lab is working on all of that.
19:00 –Will be skill games in Sansar be per SL policy? Ebbe says no Skill games starting out. Tech support for that is not there yet. Whether Lab wants to support for that for Sansar has yet to be decided. It incurs lots of cost and work for Lab. They are working to make it better and compliant in SL and then plan to use that knowledge to see if they can transfer the processes to Sansar.
21:00 – How does one get invited to Sansar? Currently by invitation only. Only people the Lab knows get invited. May or June signups will open. They are looking for those they feel will provide lots of good tech feedback and be involved as creators willing to work with LL. But, their creations will not be exposed to public for probably the rest of 2016. Obviously they are looking for long term investors.
23:30 – What are Sansar age limits? 13+ is the starting as goal. Because basic nature of Sansar is different the possibility of making things kid-safe is easier. But, the Lab may not offer day-one availability for 13+. But, 13+ is the goal. So, 18+ is likely at start.
25:00 – Will education and non-profit portals be added to SL? Ebbe says the Lab will be providing gateways for vertical onboarding… the educators are in that plan. The Lab may build and operate some gateways specifically for educators. They haven’t decided which the Lab will run and which third party groups will run or what mix of Lab and private.
26:40 – How much support will SL give educations peeps when Sansar opens? What about a mass exodus to Sansar? Ebbe think if and educational group has thier own audience then it doesn’t matter. But, a mass exodus will be slow thing… There will be looky-loo initially but (27:58) “I think a lot of people will come over really quickly and have a look around. Then a lot of them are going to realize Oooo! I can’t do what I thought I could, so they are going to go back to Second Life.”
I think that says a lot about what Sansar is going to be.
28:30 – People are not going to be able to do the same things in Sansar and SL. Somethings are better done in SL while other things are better to do in Sansar. The Lab’s goal is to have two very successful products. (29:30)
30:00 – More age questions, what will LL stance on adult experiences be in Sansar and will there be ratings in Sansar as there are in SL? There will be content ratings. The Lab is not focusing on adult content. Sansar will be flexible enough for people to (hehe) meet their needs. It won’t be prohibited, but features to specifically support adult content will not be a focus.
31:45 – Will content ratings in SL change? 17 year olds can go to R rated in RL but not in SL? As far as Ebbe knows there is no plan to change anything rating-wise in SL. But, it hasn’t come up.
33:00 – Will Sansar be available for tablets? Ebbe says they are currently building for Oculus and desktops. But, they also compile the software for Andriod and iOS to keep things compatible. If they do something that does compile for Android or iOS they fix it now. I suppose the idea is to keep frm paint their selves into a corner. They have one full time person working on support for tablets/mobile versions of Sansar.
Ebbe doesn’t know how far along they will be on a native client for Android/iOS by the end of the year. But, he expects to be close. There is a streaming solution for Sansar. That uses cloud rendering. But, it won’t be free-to-play. Cloud rendering and streaming is costly.
They are figuring out how to support Mac OS.
The goal is to be as cross platform compatible as possible.
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