The Second Life Problems meme has gone crazy viral since I blogged about it last Friday, with nearly a couple hundred macros submitted by users. This one at the left is one of my favorites, because I'm pretty sure I resemble that remark. I was just complaining in a recent post that I have to use the third party Imprudence viewer, because the official viewer keeps crashing on me. Someone suggested that I just go and buy a new laptop (even though this one is less than 16 months old). To which my reply was: "My AlienWare M11x runs next generation AAA games like Skyrim just about perfectly, but somehow, can't run a client that's been around in some form for 10 years. Why should I spend $2000 to make up for Linden Lab's shortcomings?" Or to put it in a more apropos way, why does it seem SL users spend more time learning to deal with fundamental Second Life Problems, than the company that actually owns Second Life?
And come to think of it, looking at the Second Life Problems collection, many if not most of them are actually Linden Lab problems. Not entitled SLers complaining unrealistically about problems that are minor inconveniences, but about persistent shortcomings that have degraded the user experience for years, and still have yet to be repaired. Maybe we need a new meme?Tweet