I’ve visited Second Life’s 11th Birthday celebration a couple times so far this week. This year is clearly the year when Mesh rules! The level of detail that Mesh objects provides is truly astounding. And despite the disenfranchisement of all the peeps who enjoyed working with Prim objects, there is little doubt that top Mesh content creators are changing SL forever, and for the better.
In past years I made a point of visiting virtually all the exhibits at these birthday parties, but this year I just focused on soaking in the exhibits that really drew me in. In one case, I might not have really noticed the exhibit from the outside but the builder gave me a shoutout and I was amazed at what I found (more on this below). Following you find a few of my SL11B photos and I’ve posted several more on my Flickr page.
This SL birthday has been a very appealing experience for me. I’ve only seen a couple friends and acquaintances, because I’m moving around incognito (“Online” status box off). I know some people get upset when you uncheck the status box, and I’m sorry about that but I’m hoping to meet friends at the event.
I’ve learned a lot about how much SL has progressed since the last birthday. I’m very hopeful that Second Life will continue to evolve. I heard Ebbe Altberg speak about the work that is beginning on a new architecture for SL, and this would be a cause for concern but I also heard him discussing means of porting to the new platform. I hope that Linden Lab employees are taking the time to enjoy the world that there software created. And I would ask them to study the products of SL content creators.
It is amazing to consider that people of all nationalities from across this planet have come together on this electronic grid and created a virtual world and a virtual fantasy life! AMAZING!
I’m planning to make at least one more visit before it closes on Sunday. So, hopefully I’ll seen some of you there. And hopefully there are more photos that simply must be taken!