OK, I’m not a fan of SL, neither I’m all about OpenSim. I try to get the best of both worlds, I like both worlds, I use them, when I feel the urge to use them. I’m not a big fan of either worlds, both worlds have their pro’s and cons.
So, I don’t have a favorite place to do my stuff in general; I walk a virtual path in virtual worlds and try to get the best of both.
Tonight I logged in Second Life, thought I would import a shop I have made, using the .XML import features some viewers have. That failed.
OK, that can happen, but my L$ account got charged for the textures that got uploaded. That is no problem for Oddy, these things happen.
Upload the textures, and rebuild the shop in SL.
Wrong! uploading textures failed (but had to pay L$10 for every try)
After a couple of clear caches, relogs, and re-uploads of the same texture (and paying L$10 each time) I finally got the desired texture in my inventory. YAY!!
So I went to plan C:
Rebuild the shop, using the one texture I was able to upload on SL.
I rezzed a prim, waited for 5 minutes, still didn’t see my freshly rezzed prim in-world. I’m like WTF?
Cleared cache once again, relogged, and yes, I saw my freshly rezzed prim.
At this time I’ve paid almost L$1000 to upload a xml file (and the original build is pretty basic, no sculpts, meshes, mega prims or something, just prims), and one texture!
I’m getting a little frustrated at this point, so I thought I would use textures, sculpts, etc from my in-world inventory. I have some great sculpts in-world for a cathedral-ish doorway….
The sculpt is rezzing now, and has been rezzing for like 25 minutes now…..It’s still a sphere.
So, I have major lag on a multi-million dollar grid (SL), and I have been lurking the SL website lately, and I saw no community effort there from LL. Not even a simple blog post about a new viewer or about the latest down time, etc.
On the other hand: I do experience lag on OSgrid, but that goes away after a couple of minutes, or maybe a clear cache and restart. Uploading a texture is usually no problem, but that’s after my inventory is fully loaded.
Clothing tends to load slow, so I’m a cloud for sometime, but there are workarounds for that.
If my vps hicks-up, I can ask questions on IRC or the forum, and get answers pretty quick.
And sometimes I get frustrated on OSgrid too, if a looooong notecard fails to save, or scripts stop to work for no reason. OSgrid has it’s own troubles sometimes.
Today OSgrid wins with ease if it comes to usability. I wasn’t able to do anything in SL today, joining 2 parcels of land took me 15 minutes to get it done!