Uninformed Lag Posts FTW!
Last night I was in Second Life for a few hours. I went to listen to Grace sing at Key West which is probably my least favorite venue in the history of all venues in the world. Ever. Why? Because the lag at Key West is horrendous. It is swimming in jello, grey people, crashing when I take a picture horrendous. It is focus my camera on the ground so I miss seeing my friends horrendous. Key West is run by great people and they consistently have wonderful music there as well so I go often enough. Each and every time I curse the lag.
I don't exactly know why the lag is so much worse than at other places. Perhaps it has to do with the build? Maybe the textures harbour evil poltergeists who hate my aging laptop? I really don't know. I do know that Art Screamer with 55 some odd people in the sim was not nearly as laggy as Key West with many fewer people in attendance. Something is weird about it but I don't know what.
This morning I went to visit a sim where they restricted access to people who had a script load under a threshold they had established. I have seen this kind of thing before and I think it is a great idea. It is not hard to lower script load by changing out hair and shoes and such and it makes for a better experience overall.
Boring post this morning folks, but its all I have. Sorry. Look for more brilliant insights on a different day. On a different blog.