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instructors and transfer stations at Kitely

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it’s no secret that i love Kitely – incredibly reasonable cost (cheap!) and outstanding service (better than a dedicated physical server). plus you can treat your world as a private grid with Twitter lists for access (among other group options) or be a part of their larger grid. i could go on and on but i was excited to see a post today asking for instructors

Instructors Needed for Kitely Plaza Volunteer Initiative

making a commitment to teach others is a great way to become an expert in a specific area. when i was in Second Life, i truly enjoyed spending a few hours a week being an SL Mentor. Linden Lab did not give you anything for it except the formal Mentor tag. you had to attend a few meetings, agree to a code of ethics, and shadow a mentor and voila, you were a Mentor. at that time i was paying LL almost $3000 a month in tiers plus spending who knows how much on piddly stuff and being a Mentor was its own reward (it did stroke the ego too)

if you like meeting people, like to share your skills, and like Kitely, maybe their instructor programme is right for you?

heck, it’s a real people skill and something worthy of being placed on a resume too! it’s easy to dismiss virtual worlds as real skillz because it is a form of recreation for many of us, but it’s no different than many other computer-related endeavors

the other nifty thing at Kitely was the implementation of Transfer Stations two weeks back (some additional changes were also sneaked in at that time). transfer stations let a group hangout together while waiting for their world to start. for example, say a couple of students separated by geography were going to Enclave Harbour (like a home schooling group), rather than wait the 90 seconds or so for Enclave Harbour’s 16 regions to load up, they’d be at a transfer station where they could say hello to each other and plan their outing

Kitely continues to improve their already great offering and their personal passion for making OpenSim better is something i value (i also love the environmental aspect of cloud-based services)

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written by Ener Hax

March 20th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

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  1. Thank you Ener :-)

    Ilan Tochner

    20 Mar 13 at 4:53 pm

  2. In my opinion, Kitely is certainly leading the way as a fine example of a good business model and intelligent planning. Keep up the excellent efforts guys !

    WS

    WhiteStar

    20 Mar 13 at 5:57 pm

  3. Thank you WhiteStar :-)

    Ilan Tochner

    20 Mar 13 at 6:21 pm

  4. Ilan are you guys talking to the Pixie Viewer folks ? I certainly hope you are because that would be one seriously excellent corroboration. Just thinking out loud, :-)

    WhiteStar

    20 Mar 13 at 7:19 pm

  5. Great idea, Kitely needs instructors/mentors. But it wont be me. I got a burn out when i was mentor for more than a year in inWorldz. It was working fine first 6-8 months but In the end we got a bossy female as “head mentor”. She was obviously high on a power trip. No social skills what so ever. Sorry to say when some persons gets to boss others u often end up this way….

    When i quit after a year (demand was; u have to work at least 10 hours a week at the start sim) i got no “thanks for your hard work” from anyone. :/

    But im all for instructors and I hope Kitely will succeed “because they are worth it” <3

    Mera

    21 Mar 13 at 1:55 am

  6. Thank you Mera :-)

    I hope that if mentors ever start behaving in unwelcoming ways to other mentors that people will bring it to my attention so I can do something about it. People who volunteer to help others deserve to be treated nicely.

    Ilan Tochner

    21 Mar 13 at 2:15 am

  7. Hi WhiteStar,

    That would be good and we’d happily help develop the PixieViewer but only if it is released in a commercial friendly open source license.

    We won’t spend time developing something that we can’t freely use.

    Ilan Tochner

    21 Mar 13 at 2:17 am

  8. Hi again Ilan

    I completely understand that point and totally agree with it. It may be prudent to possibly approach the developer’s and open the door to the possibilities and potential as I see it. Your organisation is progressive & thinking ahead for the creators & users with such things as Export Perms (a point near & dear to my heart) and other innovations and refinements which Kitely has done. To put it bluntly, it’s “darned good quality work too”.

    Have a Terrific Day
    WS

    WhiteStar

    21 Mar 13 at 7:53 am

  9. Thanks again WhiteStar :-)

    Ilan Tochner

    21 Mar 13 at 8:22 am

  10. “obviously high on a power trip. No social skills what so ever” oh that was me Mera! =p

    i would donate to Pixie Viewer if they went down an open path – wonder if KickStarter would do for this?

    but time will tell – many people have great intentions and even make great starts, but few people have the passion and follow through like Ilan and Oren have =)

    Ener Hax

    21 Mar 13 at 8:37 am

  11. Now you’re just making me blush :-)

    Ilan Tochner

    21 Mar 13 at 9:18 am

  12. hmmm idea what bout you guys who are techie put your heads together and build a viewer that’s customized for kitely and soas and/or opensim :D

    Shemira

    23 Mar 13 at 8:51 am

  13. Kitely featured in WIRED magazine (my fave geek pub):

    http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2013/03/virtual-worlds-kitely-is-keen

    DreamWalker

    24 Mar 13 at 12:26 am

  14. By the way I haven’t kitely before I would like to thanks Ilan for redirect all their customers to my blog so they can fix the issue with the cloud avatar in Opensim. I promise to add more tips and different help support to all Opensim Users!. I hope to go one day to Kitely and to see how it is around there!.

    Regards

    Xpontaneus!

    Xpontaneus Com

    24 Mar 13 at 2:36 pm

  15. definitely check out Kitely Xpontaneus. it wasn’t until Kitely added the multi-sim worlds that i checked it out. i continue to be very pleased with their service and their pricing =)

    Ener Hax

    23 Apr 13 at 9:31 am

  16. I just opened a Kitely account for a 9-sim megaregion, and successfully copied my sim-on-a-stick work over there! I’m starting out on the time-based billing option, and I’m just trying to use the place for sharing progress with anyone curious about my work. I’m grateful to Ener for all the support and help! Now I’m trying to figure out how to get URL access like SLURLs. If you ever want to stop by, it’s the Tarnus megaregion, Tarnus (384, 384, 21) to arrive at the bottom level center. (Not ready to start paying for guests, though… ;-)

    Dana Paxson

    13 Jun 13 at 1:22 pm

  17. excellent Dana – we go for the $35 a month account that allows us to have 20 regions (gold plan) but the silver plan would probably be excellent for you and is $20 a month (120 hours a month – which seems like plenty)

    thanks for the update! =)

    oh, as far as a SLURL, all i know is the world URL, like:

    http://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/Ener-Hax/Hackers-Sleepless-City

    Ener Hax

    18 Jun 13 at 4:14 pm

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