Sucking up to Linden Lab? hardly. Im just fed up of the way we berate Linden Lab.
Walking around the SL9B community expo i see so much stuff that was not even possible this time last year. The huge Lake stage created using mesh with the new mega size that came with mesh and animating objects run extra smooth thanks to the upgraded physics.
The scale of the Lake stage is just awesome.
Creators have harnessed the DNA of Mesh to create stuff never seen in SL before. The Egypt stage area uses cell shading to get an effect close to that seen in the video game Boarderlands and the blowing dust sand over the dunes is just breathtaking.
This is also the first year where we have SLfeed and my friends are all posting awesome snapshots of their adventures and sharing their favourite places at SL9B. If you still are not using SlFeed, WHY NOT!???? Start by following me 🙂
My Linden Lab.
So my exhibit this year was a childs imaginative take on Linden Lab and what they do. While everyone else concentrated on their communities, i decided instead to make a thank you exhibit for the Lab. Recreating the famous front door and linden sign (complete with wonka’). You can visit it here at SL9B.
Hopefully people will wear the HUD, go in and come out not only having laughed out loud, but also maybe a new sense of the Lab.
So this was as hilarious as every year and those who have been around for a few years know that nothing gets done in the first 3 hours of SLB opening. I heard people saying things like ‘If this is a sign of how SL9B is going to be then I’m extremely disappointed!”. You have to realise what when everyone is trying to TP into a full region, you are effectively performing a sort of DDOS attack on the servers.
People arrive at SL9B into LAG HELL, as is tradition.
I had a race against jimmy to run down the street taking 5 minutes to move 3 metres, eventually Jimmy gave up and TP’d out so i guess i won WOOT!.
It was also interesting reading the SIM co-ordinators battling with the influx trying to keep the sims afloat. I don’t think many release just how hard and frantic those first hours were for the Team behind SL9B, Kudos to them all.
Leaving the mayhem of SL9B behind i teleported back to my Escapades Island where i had a duplicate of my SL9B build. I discovered that some Lindens had found my exhibit fun and had told the rest of the Lab. I sat with my friends by the camp fire and we started counting the Lindens as they appeared. We lost count after about 20 and just enjoyed the variety of Avatars they popped up as. Giant birds, a Mole, a wolf man, matrix man, a burning bush, and some very well dressed Humans. So that was a crazy first for me and after the influx of Linden lab employees died down i then decided to check out Sl9B before bed.
Quite a crowd gather to watch the rather rare event
One of the things i love about SL9B and Burn2 is the festival atmosphere. Ive said it before that you don’t get it with any other virtual world. I went to the Lake stage and listened to Lindimoo’s live performance. She was a great giggly acoustic performer who had me laughing out loud. She sounded like she was really having fun which spread to everyone there.
After Lindimoos set i went to the awesome Egypt stage where i hung out with a large group before ethe viewer crashed leading me to decide at 3AM it was time for bed.
Lindimoo laughing in the middle of a song made it all the more special