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Monday, March 03, 2014

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Pussycat Catnap

The usual suspects for likely the usual reasons.

The mild XXX stuff, the places that hint at it but don't put it in your face. The 'naturist' beaches that don't enforce their rules (so that most people there are just gawkers).

And of course - the fact that most people don't move around much in SL once they get settled. So stats like this are actually a sign of something good:

SL retention is rather stable in some communities. They might not be the communities we wish were stable, but they are stable.

Ms. CC Creeggan (CronoCloud Creeggan)

What happened to Bukkake Bliss Island for it to drop out of the top 25? Have to start making Skinny Dip Inn jokes now.

Pussycat Catnap

I think its a sign that the stable audience for SL is not so much the XXX audience, as the gawker one.

You go to that Bliss place and its going to be all up in your business and you either gotta get involved, get uncomfortable, or get out.

The other places all seem to be able to handle the 'observer' aspect better. The content is not as extreme, so you can stand there and pretend without having to partake, and those partaking are going to be mild enough that your fantasy doesn't make you uncomfortable when it shows up on your screen and says hi.

I you go to the 'sexxy this' and 'SDI that' places half or more of the people are out of theme. Blatantly so. And nobody does anything about it. But just enough remain in theme for them to be the 'zoo' or 'show' for the others.
- Who themselves mostly stand around in IMs like... well... everywhere else in SL.

It basically looks and acts like an infohub minus the 'PG only' sign.

I'm surprised Bliss had as long of a run as it had - its hard to sustain hardcore. You have to have a dedicated audience or manage to tap into something. I guess they just lost a few lynchpin people that were holding some ling term clique together. That or its a fluke. Or... is the sim still online?

Ilsa Hesse

maybe its a bit of the winter weather... after a few months of being cooped up inside everyone wants to go to the beach?

Ms. CC Creeggan (CronoCloud Creeggan)

@Pussycat: Bukkake Bliss Island is still online, it doesn't seem to have quite as many green dots as it used to.

Pussycat Catnap

So its lost that "special magic", but still out there. I guess some clique moved on.

For a visitor interested in a given theme its often better to find the one midway down traffic anyway. Less lag, more ability to move around ad engage, and lower probability that its just a pack of blokes in IM or voice.

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