Penny Patton has a really great post on how to improve Second Life retention, and I recommend that every Linden reading this read what Penny says. Patton, a very longtime Second Life content creator and professional graphic artist, bases a lot of her analysis on an equally great post she wrote about avatar size last year, which has become crazily disproportional in SL. Her final takeaway (here's her To Do list for Linden Lab):
- As already mentioned above, fix the scale and proportions of the starter avatars.
- Correct the height displayed in the appearance editor.
- Improve the SL camera placement as demonstrated in most modern third person videogames.
- Lead by example in creating better scaled library content and Linden owned Premium and public area
Hat tip: Nalates Urriah, who has comments of here, here.