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Friday, December 19, 2014

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A.J.

Charming video and extremely helpful. I've been pretty ambivalent about SL Go, but I can see myself enjoying this with Firestorm. Now it looks like SL to me.

Often SL videos with a marketing intention are torture to watch. This was a silky smooth delivery and completely relatable.

Thank You.

someperson

SLGO is pretty nice but lacking voice chat is a big issue for what I use it for. I like how NWNs does SLGO reviews but Iris is hard for me to listen to. People who smack their lips constantly while talking get on my nerves. Nothing wrong with doing it but its just an uncontrollable thing I can't seem to tolerate.

Tracy RedAngel

I've been trying out SLGo Firestorm, and overall I really like it. It definitely runs better than the native client does on my 5 year old iMac.

Some things I would like to see changed/improved:

1. The graphics quality is only set to about 720 P(I think...but it's lower than most desktop screens). I would like to see the screen resolution bumped up a little more, because while the frame rate is much higher than the native client, the resolution is not. Maybe have two screen resolution versions, SLGo for desktop/laptop, and SLGo for mobile devices.

2. The price. This is always going to be up for debate, because some people just assume since the native client is free, SLGo should be free.
Okay...this is my own personal perspective. Every cent I spend in SL comes from money I make IN SL. I co-own a successful pose making business, so I'm able to pay my land tier, shop for clothes, houses, landscaping, etc. I rarely cash out, because I keep the money in SL. I would probably be more inclined to spend 2,500 a month (about 9.99 USD) in lindens more so than I would spending 9.99 from my bank debit/credit/ or Paypal. I think more people would probably subscribe if they had a way to pay for SLGo DIRECTLY with lindens. I could be wrong, but I just know that I would continue to subscribe if I could pay with lindens.

3. The Firestorm interface is much more user-friendly than the Second Life SLGo version, but the chat, inventory, appearance, etc menus are still scaled a bit too large. I'm not sure if there is a way to change them? But again, perhaps if there was an option for SLGo to be used specifically for the desktop, and another optimized for mobile devices.

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