I think Second Life is over for me!
I have had enough...the lag, the constant crashing, the whole thing is boring me and after 5 years of playing on this virtual world I think my interest has run it's coarse and my patience has worn thin!
I am giving Second Life until my original Rezz day which is November 25th, 2012 and if I am still being more frustrated than having fun then I am done.
Not done as in quitting altogether but I will give up my beloved home on Second Norway and I am not paying for any home or land and I am not paying any more premium account and dropping down to basic. I will not spend another penny on Second Life. I will not be on very much and just log off and on wherever I may roam. I feel this is just not worth paying for anymore and I am sick of the performance issues I am having and things seemingly getting worse on Second Life these days rather than getting better.
This is no longer a product worth spending a dime on. It's not fun it's aggravating!
This is why many of you have not seen me around much lately....I just feel defeated.
Since the introduction of Mesh on the grid my performance was cut in half and constant crushing lag plagued me. I went and bought a new, excellent computer and it worked great with no lag, top graphics and super fast but then pathfinding came along and I don't care what anyone says...it slowed down the grid even more and I will be damned if I will get a new computer after 6 months just for a virtual world which seems to be dying on the vine.
I crash every few minutes...a hard unexpected crash with no warning.
If I try to cam around it crashes.
If I try to take a snapshot it freezes and crashes.
I payed for toys like boats and vehicles which I cannot use properly because of sim crossings which freeze me, suspend me in limbo forever until I crash or force a computer shut down.
In 2009 and 2010 it worked better than it works now.
I tried all the viewers and they all lag and freeze.
I find myself not doing anything for fear of crashing.
Every time I have logged on in the past 2 months I get aggravated rather than loose myself in a fun virtual world which is supposed to be fun and help us escape from reality.
Most of my long time friends have left Second Life as well and all my favorite clubs are gone and I log on and no one talks to me or messages me. Everybody is off in their own sims doing their own thing and the social gathering mentality which was prevalent in 2007 when I first joined Second Life is gone! I miss the fun of being a bright eyed noob exploring everything for the first time. Back in the day everybody gathered together and chatted but now it's one big fashion show of peeps standing in their macho AO poses all looking the same and nobody speaking. We sometimes might have looked ugly and hideous with simple avatars and clothing back then but we sure seemed to have more fun without all this mesh, pathfinding and steam bullshit as the Lindens blindly crash into each other in a blind panic to invent something shiny and new to attract new customers and users. The way to get and retain new users is to make things simpler to learn, less bells and whistles, affordable land and tier prices and a stable platform without layers and layers of unfixed bugs quick-sanding us all.
I am not spewing all this for pity or for cries of help but because it is just the truth.
Second Life seems boring to me now and it's time to cut down on it. I am giving up on what was once so promising.
I find myself watching Youtube more and more or Facebook games while my avatar sits alone on a virtual couch, isolated and doing nothing. Why pay for all this.
Maybe things will get better and the fun will come back to me but it's not looking good...
This blog will not end and I will still be around but just not in the same capacity. I might just be a low lag furry living from sim to sim exploring but the paying to be bored and frustrated is ending.
My buddy Larz is on the same modem and same hook up as me and has no issues most of the time. He laughs and says that maybe the Lindens put a curse on my avatar for all the bad mouthing I did against them haha!
Anyways let's see what happens and hopefully the sparkle will return in my prim eyes and Second Life will become fun again....Goodbye for now! xxxxx