Linden Lab Launches the Official Sansar Discord Server

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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!

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What is Your Favourite Sansar Experience?

I’ve been covering a lot of (virtual) territory since I launched this blog! Finding one Sansar experience per day to highlight as my Pick of the Day, and selecting a picture from a different one as my Scene of the Day, has been less of a challenge than you might expect. There’s been so much to choose from! At the moment, there are almost 700 published experiences in the Sansar Atlas.

Sansar Experiences 20 Sept 2017

Which leads to my question. What is your favourite Sansar experience? 

Please leave a comment on this blogpost to tell me what it is. (No, you’re not allowed to vote for your own!)

Pick of the Day: Retro Remix

Retro Remix 1 19 Sept 2017

GranddadGotMojo has created an experience called Retro Remix, that boasts the first radio station broadcasting in Sansar. He says:

The home of Retro Remix, the best songs of the 60s, 70s, and 80s remixed as Electronic Dance Music. Come Dance at Club Retro Remix or visit the only VR Radio Station – WRMX Retro Remix Radio. House band is GotMojo .

Take the green transporter pad to teleport to the dancefloor, and enjoy the music!

Retro Remix 2 19 Sept 2017

The Most Expensive Items in the Sansar Store

And, you might be asking yourself, what are the most expensive items in the Sansar Store? Well, it turns out there’s a way to sort the item listings, most expensive first:

Most Expensive Items in the Sansar Store 17 Sept 2017

I ask you: who in their right mind is going to pay S$5,000 (US$50.00 or CDN$60.98) for a chaise lounge that you can’t even sit in??!?

 

A Plea to Linden Lab: Release the Outfits!

As Sansar’s first (and, so far, only) fashion blogger, I have an obligation to those who will follow after me (hopefully, many fashion bloggers), and therefore I have a criticism of the current state of Sansar fashion. There isn’t enough of it! Oh, I know, Bjorn Laurin/Linden has said that the team at Linden Lab is working very hard on building a wonderful, advanced avatar fashion system, and that we can expect nothing before March 2018 at the earliest. That’s fair.

But I was watching Episode 3 of the 2017 National Geographic series Year Million, titled Dude, Where’s My Body?  In that episode, as you may know, there is a segment where Nick Loizides, better known as Loz Hyde in Sansar and Second Life, pays a visit to Linden Lab’s headquarters in San Francisco.

While watching this episode, something caught my eye, and I hit the pause button:

Release the Outfits! 17 Sept 2017

This is a video scan of a storyboard in the Linden Lab offices (there’s actually more to the right that you cannot see in this single screen capture I took from the video). A few of these male and female outfits should look very familiar to Sansar users! They are, in fact, outfits which are already available under the avatar customization tab. Note the third avatar in the first row. Jenn, the community manager for Sansar, wears that very same outfit when she hosts the in-world casual and product meetups. You can select it yourself from the options for female avatar clothing. The yellow-orange cardigan and beige skirt outfit with the red hat is familiar too.

So that got me to thinking. If some of these avatar outfit options are already available, where are the rest? Are they already created? Is Linden Lab waiting to release them, either as free avatar clothing options or as items for sale in the Sansar Store? Why are they waiting?

So this is my complaint/plea. Linden Lab, please, please, please release these outfits you have already designed! We are (im)patiently waiting for more variety in the avatar fashion market! Anything, anything, that you can do to improve the current situation would be a very good thing!

Release the Outfits!

Get Out There and Vote!

Ethos Erlanger has written a very important blogpost about the importance of voting up feature requests in the Sansar Community forums. Now, go and do your civic duty and vote!

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The Hard Shell of the Nut

Let’s look at the feature requests on the Sansar forum. Go ahead. Take a look. You will find about 480 requests or “posts”. A few of these posts are duplicates, or they are so similar that they will result in the same feature when Linden Lab implements them. I have been reading them from the first to the last. A few posts we could call void because the functionality is or was already in Sansar. There are not many of those. And only a couple of posts are marked as Completed. The Sansar Team driving the bus has not been using the forum as much as the creators have.

Have you voted?

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When the creators vote either up or down, this give all the readers of the post an idea of the priority that creators place of the subject of the post.  If…

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