My Cross-Posting Policy for RyanSchultz.com

Since I launched the Sansar Newsblog (now RyanSchultz.com) on July 31st, 2017, I’ve received a certain amount of negative feedback from certain quarters for cross-posting blogposts to other places, notably SLUniverse and the official Second Life user forums. Some people have accused me of grandstanding and shameless self-promotion! This is a new blog with a … Continue reading My Cross-Posting Policy for RyanSchultz.com

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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 … Continue reading Linden Lab Launches the Official Sansar Discord Server

UPDATED! What If We Held Annual Awards for Excellence in Social VR and Virtual Worlds?

I’ve been letting an idea percolate in my head, and now that we are getting closer to awards season in real life, perhaps it’s time to bring it out for closer inspection and debate: what if we held an annual awards ceremony for excellence in social VR and virtual worlds? We could call them the … Continue reading UPDATED! What If We Held Annual Awards for Excellence in Social VR and Virtual Worlds?

Oasis: A Brief Introduction to a New Chinese Social VR Platform

This week, somebody on the RyanSchultz.com Discord server alerted me to a brand new, Chinese-language social VR platform called…Oasis. First, let’s talk about that name: Oasis. As I have said before, when reviewing a completely different, adult-oriented virtual world also called Oasis (that link is safe for work), it is a truly TERRIBLE choice to … Continue reading Oasis: A Brief Introduction to a New Chinese Social VR Platform