Unfortunately, due to severe technical difficulties with audio streams in Sansar, the Voices of Sansar talent competition has had to be rescheduled for a later date.
This was NOT Sansar’s finest hour. I had to re-log into Sansar SIX. TIMES. in order to fix the sound problems, and it was so bad that I even had to reboot my entire computer, TWICE. A couple of times when I tried to sign in again after logging out, it wouldn’t even reload the software, and the times when it did reload, it wouldn’t even recognize my password!
Maya did her level best to fix the problems (including a particularly obnoxious troll), but after the first three singers, they decided to call a halt to the proceedings. Alfy is to be congratulated for even trying to hold this event, given all the serious technical hurdles he encountered.
It’s such a shame. We had a good turnout (35 at one point according to the Sansar Atlas). It’s clear that there are some major, serious bugs with streaming audio that need to be fixed before we can try to do something like this again. Truly frustrating indeed.
Well, this has been quite the day. I’ve enjoyed both the best (hosting guests at my own experience) and the worst (this technical nightmare) that Sansar has to offer.
An update to my earlier blogpost about the Voices of Sansar talent competition, to be held at Alfy’s Arena Live Music Stage in Sansar. He had to push back the start date, and the first round of judging of the musical artists will take place today, Saturday, May 12th.
Alfy, who has been busy bringing in musical artists to perform at his Arena Live Music Stage in Sansar, has announced a new competition called the Voices of Sansar! The contest seems to be directed towards Second Life performers, but really it’s open to anybody who wants to compete.
The grand prize, according to Alfy, is L$50,000 (although why the prize would be awarded in Linden dollars when the contest is in Sansar is bit of a mystery to me. Maybe because right now it’s easier to pay avatars in Second Life than in Sansar? That must be it. Anyways, it works out to US$200, which is a nice prize.