I missed LabChat because i kept crashing out but i caught the whole thing on Drax’s Radio hour and things are becoming more clear about how Sansar will manifest. Here are some of things Ebbe CEO of Linden Lab said that i found most interesting.
Experiences not Islands.
One of the major things that’s happening with Sansar seems to be changing definitions that we are used to in Second Life. Second Life is a virtual world made up of lots of islands, but in Sansar Linden Lab keep referring to experiences. It will be interesting to see if the Lab actually does away with the concept of land and ownership of it. Perhaps we will see experiences in Sansar using as much land as is needed for the experience?
Not a connected grid… but it could be.
There was an interesting segment where they discussed the Map Metaphor used in Second Life. Since the very beginning we have looked at the SL grid as one big land ‘ The Grid’ where in some instances you can walk from one island to another and on and on if you are on the mainland. It would appear Sansar will not be like this. There will not be one big map showing your position on the grid and every experience will be separate from each other unless their creators collaborate to join those experiences.
Your avatar might be different in every experience.
This might be a real controversial for many SL users. As i understood Ebbe’s words, it will be up to the creators of these experiences how you will look. You could look different from one experience to another. Ebbe described a situation where you visit a space experience and should be offered appropriate attire. Optimistic people might hope Ebbe means just clothing will change and that your chosen avatar will stay the same from experience to experience. I don’t believe this will be the case.
It would crap all over the dreams some are having over a new awesome ultra customisable avatar in Sansar. But also it would put pressure on experience designers to offer playable characters, so i have to wonder if i understood him correctly. Having experience specific Avatars would suggest experience specific inventories too and that leads me to suppose that each experience would be like how we SL users see as Grids.
Sounds like a lot of work
Suddenly creating an Experience on Sansar looks like a huge project to undertake. Not only would i be in charge of how it looks graphically, i’d be in charge of how my visitors look, and what they collect, i’d be managing my own little mini grid. In a way it feels like linden Lab decided ‘We’ve had to deal with all this user crap for years, now you can in Sansar’ :-p Until i get to be in Sansar myself i’ll speculate all day what it’ll be like.
Im very excited about Project Sansar.
I hope it works on Mac.
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