What awaits us?

Where will we be in six months time, or even in a year? We get seemingly wild claims from LL and even wilder claims from others, but each has teir own agenda and neither covers the whole.

Sure, we might have Havok 9, 128 bit antialiasing at a nanopixel level and flexible torii, but will we have a world we can use? As many of you know, I’ve been around a while. When I started, I had a PII-350MHz PC with about 256MB RAM and a 64Mb GeForce 2MX. I got an average of about 15fps back then, antil an update crippled it. I upgraded as my finances allowed, movng to a PIII-866MHz with 512 RAM and a 128Mb GeForce 4Ti-4800 and got back up to 10fps.

Time passed, and I found myself with an Athlon XP 2600+ (overclocked) with 1GB RAM and a 256Mb GeForce FX5200. On the main grid, if I’m lucky, I can get 6 or 7 fps.  On the test grid, 2fps at best, usually a lot less… seconds per frame.

I’m not in the financial position to upgrade again, and it doesn’t look like I will be for a while, so I can imagine me not getting much in the way of performance over the next few months. Maybe I won’t log in so much, maybe I’ll just do less. It’s upsetting, but I guess time moves on, and not everyone can keep up.  Eventually, I’ll get sorted out, upgrade and be back.

What really annoys me is the fact that everyone seems to want to get money out of SL lately.  Way back, people made content, held events, all sorts and guess what… there was no way to convert L$ to real money, but people still did stuff. It must be that communist infiltration that some people constantly whine about… but OMG that means it’s been going on since the beginning!!! Now, people say that L$ will be worth less because LL will make… I see people saying that it’s no longer worth making stuff, people claiming SL will die cos all the content creators will leave…

Well, maybe some of the more money-grabbing capitalist low-lives will, but that’s not much loss really. People who still realise that it’s a game will still produce content, still hold events, whatever.

The sky is NOT falling, people…