by Alphaville Herald on 13/04/11 at 12:18 pm
Hello, my name is Paola, I think you must be a very busy person and maybe getting lots of feedback and replies in your mail, I will try to be brief.
I read the Herald today (I do not very often), and I was pretty alarmed with your statement about the future of Second Life, as a clear downward Tendency Appears in the last two years of the graph.
But instead of make a discussion about this, I would like to make you think about a point: the need for happier and more healthy news, wanna hear my guesses? Second Life won´t last 2 or 4 more years, for multiple reasons, the most important ones: the render engine is obsolete, the second one: is an aimless sex game for hidden desires, and a third one: LL will run out of gas (their income will not grow if people continues to abandone it).
The tragedy starts when we remember SL is just an extension of RL: what will the investors (serious content creators) do when the rathole where their investments were the past 5 years (SL) sinks like the Titanic? I pick one: they will close their briefcases and they will start search for the "next" rathole for their investments, just like RL. is the poor average user who will suffer and drown in the process!.
I´m pretty sure no linden god will even read the post, and if they, they will only ignore it, but at the same time I´m also pretty sure many jaded residents and newbies will leave Second Life just by smelling the ship is sinking from your words.
Get my advice: add happy stories, people will smell hope, add hope to your mind even if you know Second Life won´t last too much, at least it will help to add happiness, even if the lindens want to destroy our happiness with their lame viewer remember this: we, the common users we stay here because we love the system, if we hated it really we were playing PS3 Sony´s Home or BlueMars just for their awsome graphics, incredible server stability and state of the art content creator safety. Everybody knows we have suffered many stupid innecesary changes from LL who bring down our numbers (the users), is true! but Doom and Gloom will only get you less readers as they will think this is a sinking ship, "a downward spiral kills even planes".
Please extend the optimism because pesimism and Doom is not the solution to the Lindens inner stupidity. and why all of this? because I´m pretty sure you won´t like reporting from BlueMars and start complaining for basic things like the camera movement, long waiting periods just to "move" between "sims", something in SL we don´t even think about it because it works like charm. I hope you understand.
Have a nice day and best wishes in what you do.