Posts Tagged ‘secondlife’

More often than not I speak with friends and fellow content creators and they all say the same thing. I had to close my sim or my store because I don’t get the traffic I need due to marketplace.
Regions use too be themed, some had great themes others not so great but when you went looking for the thing you needed or desired it was a experience not a website three clicks of a mouse and a box arriving in your inventory.
You went to the sellers store and wandered around looking at vendor boards looking at static models and exploring. Then after shopping was finished we use to leave the store and walk around the region. See what else was there good or bad. Many regions had rides and games and other things too offer. I have personally found many creators in there stores willing to talk and explain their goods and offer demos of them before you purchased or not.
Today we login to the website enter a keyword and scroll. Creators of unique content no longer need stores and themed sims to entice people in to buy things or clubs to keep them there.
Marketplace when it was slx wasn’t as wide spread you had to locate terminals too fund you account on regions I had a few favorite spots I use too visit to do that. Now it’s linked off your balance and you can shop while sitting on your fat avatar ass watching porn for that perfect outfit or item.
The winner in marketplace is linden lab, not the content maker. Yes it makes accounting easy and sales tracking simple because they run your metrics but they also take a percentage of your sales and charge you for a featured listing if you like. In the old days you made a classified ad and picks and had folks there all the time to increase your traffic counts showing the popularity of your items. And yes many cheated at this with bots sitting around to just skew the numbers unfairly.
My rule was always unless I know this is legit I won’t bother going there to shop. I use to skip the top ten on the search list and go from there and always got what I was looking for.

So I propose this remove your content from marketplace re open a store theme your sim and get back to basics it better in the end for everyone. Sellers and consumers alike. Enjoy your second life again. Not a web page

Kev

Over the last few months as the dpw lead for burn2 I’ve spent countless hours answering questions from the community taking a peek at builds people are so excited about reviewing plans and proposals for the region lay out and community builds. And I loved every second of it.
People in out community have such a passion for what we are about and how we all work together to form this almost utopian society that the default world can’t seem to emulate. A community where we help each other we listen and learn and when someone needs or has something we might need we gift it to them with a smile and the offer of assistance if it is needed. In the default world we go thru our life with ourselves as the main goal and we have little concern most of the time for neighbors or strangers who need us for help a extra hand a meal a cup of water. We turn a blind eye on people in need this isn’t true for our community we don’t leave any one behind we include everyone in what ever we are doing or working on with each person gifting a idea it materials or just a positive attitude to the project.

A few nights ago I was building the burn2 welcome bells for the new burners to ring when they are at the greeters station and And some members of the community came by and offered different sounds for the bell and textures without even being asked and while we stood and chatted we made the bell to welcome people to there new home on the virtual playa.

A few days later standing at the prim map I was asked about center camp so I dropped the rezzer and out it came we stood and looked at it and one person said hey I got some great textures we can use on this and there they came at me these unique textures and we stood and enjoyed being there.

A few hours later I get a message as a offline from a burner I’ve never met or spoke too just to say thank you to the entire ops team for all we do. This never happens in the default world random acts of kindness

Last night I was speaking to a friend who was leaving burningman for his home and we were talking about how once you go to burningman you never want to leave it gets in your soul and becomes a part of who and what you are. He told me he had a tear in his eye with how true that was and how he missed being there so much already. It was his first burn for his human avatar and it won’t be his last.

Burn 2 is coming we are going to cross the bridge from vr to reality and enjoy this ride as it has been one of the greatest for me in my secondlife so far and now my real life also. See you on the burn2 playa

Kev