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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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Clara Seller

Yes, a good amount of press coverage but very little meat.

I can't help but think that the mass market has a very short attention span and is going to want entertainment served up to them. We're just talking about getting a platform off the ground before it even starts being developed. And that's all based on the success of a cumbersome piece of technology that really isn't a sure bet.

I don't see the SL community united in enthusiasm for Sansar or Oculus and this is a pretty hardcore group of people who are proven to have the goods and passion to face obstacles, disappointment, and learning curves when it comes to this kind of thing.

I just look at most of the people I know in RL and try to imagine them putting on an Oculus and devoting the amount of time and energy it's going to take to get them to the point of spending money for all of this, not to mention the seclusion it's going to require of them. I just don't see it.

Amanda Dallin

We don't know enough to even begin a prediction. Opinions based on feelings are pretty much worthless and that's all this is.

Iggy

"Fewer than." Sorry, lad, but I won't give up on mass/count nouns, even as the culture goes down-brain. If you can count it easily, as a software company can most assuredly count users, say "fewer." Usage (harder to count) could be less than expected. I expect just that.

cyberserenity

A Oculus rift at 600$ no i do not think it will drag the masses to Sansar.

sirhc deSantis

For a (loosely) projected mid year actual access...and would that include those that fire it up once and go 'think will wait another year'...sounds about in the ahem Palmeresque ballpark.

Shockwave Yareach

If you build it they will come

It has been proven false over and over again. They build DVD audio. Nobody cared. They built DCC. Nobody bought it. If all you needed for success was to just make something then SL would be swimming in successful people.

There is no amount of gee whiz eye candy will make me abandon the thousands of real world dollars I've put into SL. If I could move my inventory to it then I'd consider it, even without land. But simply creating a second grid instead of making the existing grid do all these neat things doesnt make me a happy camper. They could have very easily made the improvements on SL and implemented the new code and pricing structures for sales. But they then would have to compete with everyone's existing inventories for sales.

This is a bald faced attempt to force people to buy everything they have all over again. And I won't do it. If I have to lose everything and start over, it won't be on another product of the same people that ruined the previous virtual world.

I'm a customer. I am not a walking wallet desperately needing milked.

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