A development roadmap lists those things that the developers actually plan to develop. The ‘map’ part denotes the order in which they will develop them. The Lindens did include that information. But, there isn’t much.
Development Road Maps generally extend beyond the next two updates. I don’t really see that in this ‘map’. So, it is a short highway. One doesn’t go far before hitting the ‘under construction’ signs and finds the road closed.
The ‘Discovery’ update will include;
A searchable Atlas
Improved desktop-mode features, like being able to pick things up
Following Discovery will be a ‘Friends’ update, sounds like a cross between SL’s What’s Hot, Events, better Help, and people search.
These meetings are hard to get into. Be early. Also, pre-cache the Experiences before the meeting you plan to attend. Program updates and Experience load times can cause you to arrive late and be bounced to an empty instance.
The Product Meeting will be Friday September 15 @ 9:30 AM and 4 PM PT in City Park. Be sure to visit before the meeting to cache the Experience/region and be early the day of the meeting to get into the right instance.
There is a little more information in the 9:30 Product meeting in the last 10 minutes of the video I am uploading. But, nothing to help with the problem.
Word is that lots of user stuff breaks in this update. I think that is user scripted things…
Sansar is not at the point where there is any backward compatibility. There is no Backward. So, users deal with stuff breaking. Which means we can’t sell stuff as the customer complaints and updates would be overwhelming.
By the time the 4 PM Meeting happens the update should be out. There should be a couple of Product Team members at the afternoon meeting. Only Cara made it to the morning meeting and she couldn’t get her mic working.
If you don’t know, you can do a Sansar viewer reset by clicking into My Look. So, when in an Experience click into My Look. When you come out, you pop back into the same instance of the Experience. It avoids the instance full problem that often blocks returning to a meeting.
This week the Sansar Casual Meet Ups are at The Lost Treasure of Coral Canyon at 2 to 3 PM PT Monday thru Friday. The Experience takes a bit to download. So, give yourself extra time for your first trip there.
Sansar: Lost Treasure of Coral Canyon – Atlas (Large)
It is a bit hard walking in this Experience. At least in desktop mode. You’ll need to use Ctrl-Mouse to target then left-click to go there.
Also, as of today, the promised Sansar update is not yet out.
The Friday Sansar Product Meet Up will be at 9:30 AM and 4 PM PT in the Astro Port. This meeting is likely to reach the Experience’s population limit, 40±. So, be early. And I suggest you visit the location Thursday to have the Experience cached. Continue reading →
Well, the new update was rolled back a few days. They had hoped to roll it out Thursday. Now it looks like… may be Tuesday… Wednesday… sometime next week (#36). So, we aren’t hearing much new news in this meeting but questions were getting answered.
And there is a US$10,000 prize being offered. Look for red highlight.
And… Maxwell’s RUNE is awesome. My Myst friends should like it. Even more awesome is his Ant Farm. Explore to find it. This video doesn’t show the ‘Experience’ off well. It does give me the incentive to figure out how to get my Gear VR working with Sansar.
I’ve clipped out 20+ minutes of rambling. You see a page peel every so often that denotes a part was removed.
00:00 – Hellos, voice checks… Jenn arrives.
00:52 – Meeting start, Cara Arrives
02:00 – Terrain Editor – promised in this coming release.
Here is your chance to find out. Friday, there were two of these Product meet ups. I checked them out. You can find the schedule for meetings here. Friday morning’s meeting started at 9:30 AM PT. Another meeting of some kind was scheduled at 3PM and another Product Meet Up at 4 PM.
The Product meetings cover the same material in general. But, different people and different questions. I was too burned out to last through the second meeting. This 2-hour 15-minute meeting was tiring and I left early.
There is lots of interesting news. Most of the meeting is in voice. There is some text chat going on. The meeting moderators didn’t seem to be paying much attention to text chat. So, if you want to get noticed, have voice working.
Most of the people there are NOT using VR. One facilitator was and one wasn’t. So, avoid being bashful if you don’t have VR. Jump in with your desktop system and its boring old monitor.
In the first 15+ minutes, I was figuring out the audio. It is obviously location sensitive. Close, loud. Far away, whisper. The location used for audio is the camera location. Pressing F4 frees the camera. There is no support for the SpaceNavigator. So, I am using a combination of mouse and keyboard. Mostly sucks.
Mouse Steering – I use mouse steering in Second Life™. I found it works in Sansar too. F3 clamps the camera to the avatar. Right-click and drag, swings the camera around the avatar. Pressing W or Up while right-click-dragging the mouse allows one to steer while walking. The avatar turns to face camera direction when you start walking. Draging the right-click steers. Continue reading →