Upcoming Second Life Graphic Improvements (Region Caching & Contextual Loading) Should Help Grow Userbase
Project Interesting is Linden Lab's latest attempt to improve the Second Life user experience at the fundamental level of graphics. Watch:
The biggest improvements: region caching (a much-requested feature), so frequently visited areas load faster, and contextual loading, so the world unfolds in relationship to the user, so you're less likely to find yourself walking into a wall right in front of your face that didn't exist a couple seconds before. All this is great for existing users, but I'm just as hopeful that this will slowly, slowly grow the userbase:
"I tried Second Life but all I saw was a bunch of grey blobs and my avatar walking in thin air" is a constant complaint from people who try SL for the first (and usally only) time, so these improvements should help improve that early perception. Get this version of the SL viewer over here.
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