Goodbye Avatars United

26 09 2010

Recently i was trying to access the website “Avatars United” to modify my profile and even talk with some friends and always get a “this action was rejected” message, wich i found strange. Until i´ve received this email from the Second Life team explaining that the website wont exist anymore ….

Saying Farewell to Avatars United
Dear Avatars United Member,
In January of this year, Linden Lab purchased Avatars United for its underlying social technology and to integrate powerful social networking capabilities into the Second Life experience.
Today, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue Avatars United and will be taking down the site on September 29, 2010. Over the next week, we encourage you to save any pieces of content (such as pictures, friend’s names, etc.) that you want to keep. We will also soon update you on your AU Coin refund, if you have an account balance.
Over the two and a half years since launching Avatars United, we have welcomed avatars from many virtual worlds and MMOs to connect on our platform as the only social network catering to the needs of virtual identities. We are proud to have served those needs and honored to have shared this journey with you all.
Going forward, pieces of the Avatars United technology will be integrated into the Second Life platform to support a richer, and more dynamic, community experience. Read more about these efforts on the Second Life blog.
Thank you for being a member of the Avatars United community, and part of the Second Life family.

Sincerely,

The Avatars United/Second Life Team

 

Well it was fun to be part of that website as a member but if they decided to do that , it´s their decision. So farewell Avatars United….





Group Limit : Should this be a LL priority?

15 03 2009

We all know that since the beginning of the Second Life, there were lots of changes in everything. For the viewer functions, for the graphics enhancement, but they should think about giving more opportunities for the users have more slots of groups. At the beginning, there was only 10 limit for the groups per avatar, wich is ridiculous, you actually have to choose wich one you think is the best for you. But what about the merchants, who get lots of invites in malls wich needs to be invited for each group to rezz stuff?

After this 10 limit group, they re-think and saw that this was a joke just have 10 groups for a giant brand metaverse. Ok, so they up the limit to 25.. woot, do you really think this have fixed something ?

Some people say that you can get an invite for a mall group, rezz your stuff there and then leave the group. I don´t find this a good idea, i really like to keep checking the malls ive rented to add new stuff when i release. I dont feel like to be asking everytime for a group invite to add my stuff, also the mall owner wont feel confortable with that. Would be called “annoying”. Yes, i know that i paid for it and the mall owner have the obligation to attend me. But i don´t find ethical. But, for those times, its been really harsh to me get up a place and keep with that. Ive ben thinking just to let my Mainstore and my satellite stores on the places that i can really use the same group tag, to avoid “collect groups” and end over my group limit.

 

Linden Lab, if you are reading this, give us at least 50 limit groups for us! (including basic accounts)!