Monday, April 28, 2008

on your way to somewhere that is bigger or better...if you could only get there

No, the server code needs additional patches? Why, I'm shocked, absolutely shocked.

*sarcasm mode off*

But of course--because really, what else could go wrong this month?

Don't answer that.

*pokes the sarcasm button, seems to be broken*

At any rate.


Had some time finally to get back to Penzance, and restart the reconstruction efforts. This still has several stages to go--for one, this is only one wall, we're doing all four (plus the floor and ceiling, already completed). But it still requires rivets to hold the various posters, metal segments and leather bits against the wall (that will hopefully be done tomorrow). Then high-resolution photo captures, and some cropping, and re-uploading the cropped images, so we can (hopefully) get away with four tiles, what it's going to take between thirty and sixty prims to prim out!

In the meantime, the unsettling news from the grid keeps mounting--one builder is finding himself unable to open any texture file without his client crashing. Another has discovered that, no matter how he sets the permissions, he can only take copies of his builds, and not the originals. A merchant has discovered that people can now walk into her store and buy what they want, and get transfer of the items--without actually paying a single Linden. And Mm. Allen has discovered that the latest client rebuild has removed the ability to work with precision angles.

I'm just keeping my head down and hoping we live through the rest of Aprille intact. But the rate the grid is falling apart?

It doesn't seem likely...


Edward Pearse, Earl of Primbroke said...

*pokes the sarcasm button, seems to be broken*

Why, I'm shocked, absolutely shocked.

Emilly Orr said...

*peers at your sarcasm button*

Maybe yours is broken too?

Honestly, I'm just your little landowner with some pretensions to design--I can't imagine the level of frustration real builders, designers, hells--sim owners--are going through right now. Every day some new fun thing breaks entirely.

I wasn't even surprised on one blog entry to find over ninety people screaming for a tier refund for Aprille, 'cos Aprille's been so consistently bug-ridden, broken, or outright down, in terms of game.

Yes, I understand, we're at the forefront, leading the herd, fierce net explorers of the new neurotech, yada yada, blah blah blah--but come on, there's a limit to how much even SLifers will take. We are long out of beta and this needs to stop.

Edward Pearse, Earl of Primbroke said...

My sarcasm button never had an off switch :-)

Emilly Orr said...

Ah, maybe that's it. :)