EVE Online – Seems they are adding a solo-player versus environment aspect to the game. They have created an interesting backstory and weapons that for those participating in that play will greatly complicate the game. If I understand, this will to some degree level the playing field for new and experienced players. For details see: EVE ONLINE’S UPCOMING ‘INTO THE ABYSS’ EXPANSION SOUNDS INCREDIBLE.
There is a lot of news about events and new aspects of EVE coming out. Search over at Massively.
OpenSim – Hypergrid Business is reporting a number of OpenSim worlds have been suffering outages. See Outages plague grids this month; Speculoos returns.
A couple of days this month I had problems connecting. A little checking revealed most of SoCal was suffering Internet attacks.
Ebbe Linden – April 20th the Linde CEO is to be at an in-world townhall meeting. This was announced in the SL Forum’s Featured News. They are taking questions for Ebbe via the SL Forum. Ask your questions in: A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg.
Linux SL Viewer – You may know that Linden Lab has decided not to spend staff’s time on a Linux viewer. They will work with third-parties to provide compatibility.
The result is Firestorm and other third-party developers are providing the Linux viewers. Firestorm has a 64-bit Linux viewer in beta testing.
From Whirly Fizzle,
64bit Debian Stretch
If don’t self compile, you can join the FS beta testers to get access to the Linux builds soon.
Flickr – :/ pages aren’t tendering as they should. Is it me or them? Or is it just some people’s pages? Can’t decide.
Black Fair – It’s awesome. Its being held at a place called Crystal Rock.