Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Today I tested Skylight at http://interest.secondlife.com/beta
I found it fast, fun and easy - just like the announcement Philip Rosedale made during SLCC.
When I met Mr. Mark Kingdon earlier this year in Amsterdam, he announced Second Life on a webbrowser ánd the introduction of mesh in 2010, and both Linden Lab's CEO's have kept their promise.
So.......I went in, and after entering my emailadres, I landed in Second Life as a noob avatar with the name of...guest 057987.
Apparantly at a concert, to my shame i must admit I didnt pay too much attention, as i got busy exploring this new way of entering SL, and scanning through the custom made avatars from which to choose.
I then looked for a destination, and came across PAL - Pop Art Lab, which is ran by my good friend Claus Uriza.
I met Olive Dorben there, and she agreed to be photographed with me.
Now I must say, there is nothing to learn, this way of exploring Second Life is fast and easy, and as an addition to the regular viewer the residents are used to, it is a great add.And let me tell you; if I find it easy to use, it is.
To test the lag I went to Dance Island, and didnt find the lag I usually encounter...
And they were trying to create überlag.... see for yourself:
Ending up on Hobo sim, as my 60 minutes of testing went real fast - chatting to other testers in London and Berlin, I took a last picture standing next to a SL celeb.
I will most definate recommend this to my friends, as most of them are even less tech as I am, they now will have the option to explore Second Life in a light and friendly new way.
I missed being able to tp to my own sim, and some favorite destinations, and tried to run fraps and couldnt... but realise this is a beta test - so I look forward to the final version! Imagine using my space navigator there...too.
Till then, I am trying to run this from my mobile - can my new android HTC do this?