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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Laetizia Coronet

The jump from "Feed your doggy" to "See if you can earn some money or buy some lindens, then go find a pet shop and buy a pet, if there is no trouble with teleports that is" must be quite big as well.

Martien Pontecorvo

'Twould seem to me that first you gain your Lindens, then you gain build access on some land, then and only then do you purchase your virtual cat-in-a-can.

This might upset the good suckers of Facebook.

Laetizia Coronet

I do however see a nice crossover with Mafia Wars for SL. It's called Pet Wars. When you kill enough kittens, you get to travel to other sims and start afresh.
I'm dusting off my Desert Eagle as we speak.

Arcadia Codesmith

Back to my lab to work on the vorpal kitten prototype.

rikomatic

Back in the day, I knew about one major VW developer that was hoping to create a pet-oriented game that would use a custom browser into SL.

The browser would take you into SL, but you wouldn't even necessarily know you were in SL, landing you on the island of the pet shop / zoo / farm / whatever it was.

It was a cool idea, but I don't think it went anywhere.

Hiro Pendragon

I really hope there's more to the new PR's plan than "ZOMG PUPPIES!" Though ... on the other hand, who can resist a Corgi?

Alex

This only strengthens my believe that Linden Lab has a *horrible* Marketing department...
Yes, it's sort-of a step in the right direction, but as Laetitzia put it so perfectly, their is a HUGE gap between going to http://secondlife.com and actually raising puppies!

I guess LL is still closing it's eyes to the fact that getting people "to" SL isn't the hard bit, keeping them there is!

Bettina Tizzy

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nexus burbclave

As a developer, I'm a firm believer in "under-promise and over-deliver". I realize that this mantra doesn't really apply to marketing, but I still see a high potential for marketing SL in this way to backfire.

MarillaAnne

It is not safe to assume that LL placed the ad. You forget that LL is working with both linkshare and google affiliate networks. Some members of these networks are quite inventive.

Tired reader

SECOND LIFE SHOULD ONLY BE USED **MY WAY**

I DON'T CARE ABOUT VIRTUAL PETS. THIS IMPLIES THAT VIRTUAL PETS ARE STUPID, PEOPLE WHO PLAY WITH THEM ARE STUPID, RELATED BUSINESSES ARE STUPID.

EVERY USE OF SECOND LIFE THAT I DON'T APPROVE OF IS STUPID AND WRONG. ITS MERE EXISTENCE DEMONSTRATES THAT LINDEN LAB ARE STUPID AND UNABLE TO PROPERLY FOCUS AND DO THE RIGHT THING.


(I don't even have a Facebook account, but still I'm amused by intolerant comments that always come out when this topic is discussed in relation with SL). Second Life can be many different things to many different kind of users.
SURPRISE

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