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Thursday, April 03, 2014

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Iggy

Worth $9.99 for a month's testing. After that, it needs to deliver. I'll give it a go at that price.

Pussycat Catnap

Might be a game changer but a question remains.

If one signs up for this, how much information do they get on you?

I assume they'd end up with the identity of whoever's credit card you use, and also what SL avatars are linked to that card - including all of the NPIOF avatars that get used from that connection point.

In other words, do you end up forking over ALL of the privacy information, including portions even LLs cannot track.

TankLaville

@Pussycat Catnap : It really doesn't matter what they say or don't say about privacy. If you are in a position of protecting your identity to that degree, then DON'T RISK IT. All it takes is one grumpy employee to ferret out your info and it's over regardless of policy. That being said, for the rest of us, it's not a terrible deal if you can afford it.

Ciaran_Laval

@Pussycat Catnap Onlive just take your card details and your address etc. they don't ask for or need any of your Second Life details.

ZZBottomHL

At this prize, if the service will handle the same with one or one million users connected at same time, then for sure its a welcome new.

Pathfinder

Good move, LL!

Pussycat Catnap

They may not ask for my SL details - but don't they see them everytime I log into their service? I presume they need some way to know that loginB is being paid for by accountA.

Or that accountA must be giving me some 'ProxyC' through which I then use loginB.

Otherwise, what do I get from paying them? And how then do I log in to SL without also first being logged in to them?

Ciaran_Laval

@Pussycat Catnap You create an account on the Onlive site, which requires a username password combination for their service.

Once logged in, you then see the SL client as you would if it were opened on your machine, then you login to SL as you usually would.

They don't need to link your SL account to your Onlive account.

Hitomi Tiponi

Puzzlingly it is not available in Germany - odd given the number of Germans in SL, and yet it is available in the countries surrounding that country.

At least the pricing is now realistic.

Ms. CC Creeggan (CronoCloud Creeggan)

Now this pricing scheme is more like it.

A.J.

Okay, it's a step in the right direction, God forbid that they leap in the right direction.

It could be a game changer if they would just change the game.

But this is mainly going to appeal to a niche of the niche SL cash cows who are willing to sacrifice another udder.

Launch II of the SL Go hype wave will fall gently into the ocean and be mildly more successful than the first launch which exploded on the crowd.

Pussycat Catnap

@Ciaran_Laval: So I remote log in to their machine, and once there I open the SL client that's sitting on a remote desktop and log in to SL?

So in essence - they see not only every keystroke I make, but also where my mouse is resting at any second.

Ciaran_Laval

@Pussycat Catnap Yes it is a remote desktop session, people should bear that in mind.

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