Pick of the Day: Azi Showroom

Azi Az kindly invited me to visit her showroom experience, and I’m so glad I did! The Azi Showroom is a wonderfully homelike village, designed to showcase the many household objects that she has for sale in the Sansar Store.

Azi Showroom 1 21 Sept 2017
Pillows and candles
Azi Showroom 2 21 Sept 2017
A view of the village
Azi Showroom 3 21 Sept 2017
A comfy interior


More Pictures from the Early History of Sansar

I’m cleaning out all the pictures I posted to the closed Slack channel that was used for communications with the participants in the closed beta of Sansar, and I thought I’d share some of the snapshots with you.

On March 2nd of 2017, we got a look at the very first avatar face customization sliders. I took a screen shot of the first time I pulled up that feature in the Sansar client software:


On March 8th we participated in a load test of the Sansar servers:


And here’s a shot of in-world Office Hours (what they used to call product meetups) on Jason’s rock, taken on March 31st, 2017. Notice the avatar in the front has his nose sliders set all the way to maximum!


And, yes, this is totally off-topic, but here’s a cute selfie of me with Dema Fairport in the beta of Facebook Spaces shortly after it launched (April 2017)! Facebook Spaces is fascinating because it is such a hot mess! I don’t know what they were thinking…the avatars are absolutely atrocious!

Dema Fairport and Ryan Schultz in Facebook Spaces 22 April 2017

And here are another Office Hours, this time in the experience called Once Upon A Midnight Dream on April 28th, 2017:


Well, that’s it for now! I will post more pictures from the early history of Sansar later 🙂

Linden Lab Launches the Official Sansar Discord Server


We’ve been waiting for this for a while, and it’s finally here! Starting today, you can claim an account on the official Sansar Discord server. Discord is a popular way for people, especially gamers, to communicate via voice or text chat.

Why have a Discord server? As Linden Lab explains in the new Sansar Discord FAQ:

Discord acts as an extension of our community, allowing you to chat with other Sansar users, make friends, and plan meet-ups in real time. Discord works on the web, a desktop app, and a mobile app, so you can stay connected with the Sansar community wherever you are. Discord keeps you connected with the community, whether you are at home or on the go.

How do you get started? Easy! Here’s the link to start the account creation process.

Note that there has also been an unofficial Sansar Discord server, started by Bioblaze Payne, which has been very active over the past few months. That service will no doubt continue. There’s a few differences between the two services, for example, you can post images on the unofficial server but not the official one. Here’s a link to the blogpost where I talk about the unofficial Sansar Discord server, and provide a link for those of you who wish to join us there.

Between the official and unofficial servers, you’re pretty much covered! See you in Discord!