Islandz (Inworldz 2.0) is Closing (again)

EmpressOfCommunism

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#21
Opensim seems to function better if the creators don't think ONLY about profit. A mixture of utilitarianism and features enabling creativity in ways not supported by SL seem to be the way to go. I've listened to friends talk about their Inworldz avatars and it seems like Inworldz was banking on peoples frustration with SL and LL and an inability to let go of old methods like Sculpties.

Frustration is a powerful force, if you build a business around people's angst from an existing service then sometimes they can turn a blind eye to your own business failings. Very exploitative, and the creators comments of "What are they going to do, sue me?" are just really chilling. I doubt anyone would ever want to work with her on future projects if this is her attitude.
 

Han Held

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#22
Very exploitative, and the creators comments of "What are they going to do, sue me?" are just really chilling. I doubt anyone would ever want to work with her on future projects if this is her attitude.
Agreed on all points -especially about Opensim and the profit motive (for capitalism, against capitalism don't matter ...there ain't enough capitalism in opensim to be viable).

To be fair I don't think that was a creator you're quoting -it was Beth, the owner of the new grid, talking in Discord about closing.

Which is even more chilling, come to think of it ...
 
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#23
I'm not actually too surprised about this, given what I had read when Inworldz closed and the tone of things in the Discord channel which I followed for a couple of months. I spent some time in Inworldz from time to time, but never got totally involved there. Having not joined SL (or Inworldz) until 2014, I always found it a little odd that so many over in Inworldz still complained about and talked bad about SL over something that had happened years before. I think that not being able to fully move past that gave me a feeling of bad energy around the edges when I was in Inworldz.