Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Second Life Wish List for Ebbe Altberg


Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.


          Recently, as part of my efforts to use social media with Second Life (SL), I tweeted a request for items for a wish list (#SLwishlist) for the new CEO of Linden Lab, Ebbe Altberg.  He was kind enough to retweet and several folks have replied. 
          With this story, I’ll list out what I’ve heard back since, including the fanciful, and maybe we’ll get some more residents to join the discussion.
          The wish list so far includes (direct quotations are shown): 

·       More intelligently targeted marketing that doesn't reduce SL to an online dating service, & focuses on diversity

·       Absolutely. Fix the back end of marketplace. Make the value of premium accounts not necessarily tied to mainland

·       Should get someone to communicate with us, and have him/her sift through all the wishes.

·       Create incentives for destination/art/music/RP sims. (No, I don't own one.).

·       Deal with the rapidly increasing problem of theft on MP. Understand the correlation bet. land and MP & fix BOTH

·       Broad consultation, not just land barons and top merchants. This is the internet: there are tools.

·       Emphasize the joy of creating to non-pros. Not everyone can create mesh.

·       Give residents back their last names!

·       A mesh partridge in a linden tree?

·       Also: more group slots, please. Anything less than 200 seems not to be enough :)

·       24 hour days! For some reason day cycles last 4 hours in SL and we can't change that!

·       Direct LL engagement with residents in world, Linden podcast / radio maybe…

·       I'd like to see the return of Lindens to the Grid in #Secondlife I missed the #GoldernAge when they were inworld.

           So, that’s what we have so far.  So that I’m open about everything that last one is mine.  I haven’t met a Linden since I’ve been inworld and those blue dots of theirs are the stuff of legend.  I’m reminded of the stories I heard growing up of the ancient Greek gods on Mount Olympus, often talked about but never seen.
          Some of these items I’ve heard before, some are new to me.  A few things that I expected to see aren’t there.  Let’s see what else comes in!
          Please let me know if you have any other #SLwishlist items and I’ll add them to the list and try to give updates.  (If there’s anything to update you about!) 

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As always, I’m grateful to all inworld for their kindness and time in stopping to talk with a stranger who was passing through their lives.    

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Lynne Hand said...

My wish - Cheaper land, higher prim allowances.

This would be a win win for LL and creators.

More people buying land means more premium customers. More land means people need to buy more stuff to put in it.

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