is Ener the center of your universe?


=D as if my head wasn’t already of megaprim proportions and my avatar’s ego over the top, today i read a post, Fixed OpenSim Sun and Physics Bugs, that was attributed to a video i made demonstrating a minor issue in Kitely megaregions (wow, you can tell others that you know Ener Hax – my holiday present to the world!)  =p

okay, now that my online persona has her head all big and is 110% full of herself, i’m turning this around to say thanks to the Kitely Krew (yo ho ho!). the issue was minor but would be something that might throw off a new user, a momentary change in the sun in megaregions, and just one of those bugs that can get lumped into a blanket statement such as “virtual worlds are buggy”. for people like you and me, a sun issue like that probably isn’t a big deal, but those issues are easy for outsiders to colour their initial impressions of virtual worlds

apart from the noob perspective, i think that hardcore OpenSim users will start adopting megaregions more and more (in the case of Kitely, Advanced Megaregions) =)

i use myself as an example of someone that is “into” OpenSim BUT i don’t consider myself an expert, just a long time user that really enjoys making things (i barely script, i don’t use scuplties or mesh, and i don’t know much about the backend – i just like making things with prims). as such a user, i tend to think that there are others out there like me and try to observe my OpenSim behaviour and what things would keep someone like me encouraged in using it

megaregions are such a thing – they are a paradigm changer. maybe because my first years were in Second Life,  i think in terms of sims and that a sim is one region. there is a steady stream of Second Lifers that migrate to OpenSim and will continue to do so for some time

a sim, or simulation/simulator, is no longer restricted by the SL definition and even though Diva Canto has had megaregions in her D2 distro that i have used for over two years, i still find myself thinking that 4, 9, and 16 region worlds are novel

those of you who adopted Aurora-Sim don’t have that same paradigm – you guys “got it” way before i did. Aurora’s variable sim concept is a true departure from SL’s one sim model. while Advanced Megaregions don’t have that kind of architecture, the idea of more than one sim being a world without borders is a big enough paradigm changer for people like me who take a while to digest, understand, and then start to use them

costs for easy to deploy megaregions are so affordable in Kitely that i think you’ll start seeing them more as a norm. once hypergrid gets to a point where it can be placed in a service like Kitely, then megaregions will be in easy reach of others like me and be an attractive way to have your virtual presence

it’s funny how it takes time for “new” ideas to become mainstream or maybe that’s just a reflection of some people’s stubborn natures?

what do you see as the future when it comes to both people’s personal virtual worlds and professional projects?

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written by Ener Hax

December 26th, 2012 at 8:51 am

5 comments to 'is Ener the center of your universe?'

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  1. Well, at least AuroraSim did something right then ;)


    26 Dec 12 at 9:15 am

  2. Well I want easy access to virtual worlds via a ipad/tablet or via a web client when u are on the run. Just to log in and chat with ppl but with the whole enchilada, not just text. I mean your avatar and surroundings… And they can log in via Facebook or Twitter etc easily, spontaneously and visit an event of some sort.

    im sure your other readers will have more rocket science brain ideas :O)

    —> silly me *blonde Swede* xxxxxx


    26 Dec 12 at 9:29 am

  3. Aurora-Sim is pretty frigging awesome. the only reason i have not used it is because it’s not a main branch of OpenSim. i guess after leaving SL and having to start fully from scratch, i am scared to not be in “the” mainstream thing

    so far, OpenSim, and particularly the Advanced Megaregions Kitekly has, serves my purposes very well

    of course, i don’t know what i may be missing if i don’t try Aurora-Sim! =D

    lol on the rocket science brains (there are many OpenSim people who really seem smart, that or i am really a massive simpleton!)

    i agree that tablet access would open this up much more. i just got an Android tablet for Xmas (Nexus 7) and will be trying out Lumiya – tablet access would be HUGE for our Enclave Harbour project =)

    Ener Hax

    26 Dec 12 at 9:37 am

  4. Perhaps we should rename the Universe to the Enerverse. :-)

    I think it is your passion for VW, and that you talk a out them in a non-technical way that makes it easier for people to understand what you are talking about and to share your enthusiasm.

    Not everyone is an early adopter. Most people will wait until a technology becomes mature before they take it up. This is partly due to a communication/discovery issue, but there is also the issue that early on in a product’s life people have not yet worked out all the ways it could be a benefit to them. And, if the cost of adoption is greater than the benefits, it is not worth it to adopt it.

    This means that as new technology comes out, it will, at first slowly gain adopters (early adopters), but then will go through a rapid increase of adoption as a combination of communication and understanding its benefits cause it to gain mainstream acceptance.


    26 Dec 12 at 9:46 am

  5. “non-technical way” lol, i’m really uber techy but play dumb =p

    actually, i am not techy but so love OpenSim that i will do things that are techier than i’d otherwise do

    OpenSim, like a computer, is a wonderful tool to use and a certain amount of necessary techiness is needed, but that’s as far as i go

    my non-tech way of talking about it hopefully encourages others to try it. basically, if i can do it, so can you, if it’s something you really want to do

    i fully agree on your adoption idea and i’d go further to say that some people are just slow to change and that includes me. i find a way that works and only change when really motivated

    a good example is that i still use the Imprudence 1.3.2 viewer! i don’t want to learn how to use another one and get frustrated with trying to find things like sun settings in the Zen viewer! it must be there but i have not dug into it enough

    my slowness to change does hold me back, and i recognise that, but . . . i’m a fuddy duddy stick-in-the-mud (the ancestor of sim-on-a-stick!)

    *praying that “understanding its benefits” hits me in several OpenSim areas!*

    thanks Paul! =)

    Ener Hax

    26 Dec 12 at 10:43 am

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