What SL Features Would You Like To See Added?

Chalice Yao

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-custom GLSL shaders (even if custom fragment shaders are too dangerous give us pixel shaders at least)
Fragment and Pixel shaders arrrrre the same thing? Not sure what difference you are thinking of.

What I want are CUBE MAPS. Jeez, just give us custom cube maps! 1999 graphics technology in SL when?
It would do so very much for shiny and metallic items. The irony is that the classic non-material shiny essentially uses a craptastic cubemap. Let us pimp that.
Oh, and give us the ability with the 360 snapshot project to also use the same functionality to easily make in-sim cubemaps.
 
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First Look 57575 used a dynamically generated cube map that simulated convincing if not realistic reflections.
 
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I have one. Well, sort of a couple.

Body shape separate from Head shape. Especially in this age of mesh bodies and heads. Being able to keep your face but change your body would be great.

Better yet, allow scripts to adjust shape attributes. Maybe both permenantly and temporarily. You could run a demo script that lets people sell demo shapes. You could make scripts for various RPs to change your shape. Maybe even a way to "Add X to current slider" instead of just "set current slider". There would be a lot of uses I think.
 
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i'd like the marketplace to take my money! some new firefox thingy?

maybe advertise your events.. had to find a dj's personal ad to get to slb16... ffs lindens you noobz?
 
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i'd like the marketplace to take my money! some new firefox thingy?

maybe advertise your events.. had to find a dj's personal ad to get to slb16... ffs lindens you noobz?
For future reference, the Birthday events are all in regions starting with SL1XB.

So opening the map and searching for SL16B will get you there.
 
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Thenks, I found it for a friend, who was instantly lag bombed on arrival and left.
 
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New default avatar body that is ideally closely fitted to the current popular mesh bodies. I have a friend who is interested in joining SL, but it’s hard for me to recommend it when she doesn’t have a lot of money and she would have to shell out a good $40-$50 right away just to get a body and clothing. This must be incredibly offputting to newbies! They could easily make it so people can toggle between the new body and the old body, so all the old content still works for those who like it.

Marketplace:

A separate section or label for Gacha items so people can screen them in or out when searching. It’s become impossible to find anything amidst slews of the same item.

Multiple colors in one listing

Better policing of keyword spam so I don’t find penises when I’m looking for carnival rides. Seriously, I’ve lost track of the number of innocuous searches I have done only to get tons of penises, porn pictures etc. Turning off adult search does not always work, and sometimes causes you to miss items that are not adult but got flagged as such.

Security:

Two factor identification whenever logging in with a new IP address. I was hacked a few years ago and realized I essentially had no way to protect myself from it happening again. I ended up creating an online notifier for myself, as that was the only way to know if someone else was signing on as me!

Website:

Ability to transfer L$/pay somebody on the website without logging in

Restore ability to sell L$ (not cash out) without payment info currently on file

Viewer:

Better profiles, scrap the web profiles and expand the regular ones with more options

This may sound extreme, but some kind of modifiable pop-up somebody has to look at before messaging a person who isn’t on their friends list. This could be a premium feature as it would mostly be needed by business owners. For example, before IMing me they would get a window with links to my land information and the name of the person they should actually be contacting in 99% of cases. I have this in my profile, but it doesn’t work.

Pricing:

Lower monthly cost of homesteads. They dropped the price of everything but still kept homesteads relatively high, even though they are the best product offering for so many people.
 

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New default avatar body that is ideally closely fitted to the current popular mesh bodies. I have a friend who is interested in joining SL, but it’s hard for me to recommend it when she doesn’t have a lot of money and she would have to shell out a good $40-$50 right away just to get a body and clothing. This must be incredibly offputting to newbies! They could easily make it so people can toggle between the new body and the old body, so all the old content still works for those who like it.
I kind of wish they could partner with SLink or Maitreya and give the starters some sort of simplified started body. Like maybe it has no nipples and doesn't take skin appliers with no alpha cuts.

This way new folks can still get along in a world full of body specific clothing. If they wanted more features they could buy the full body.

Of course this would probably seriously screw up the market of mesh bodies.
 

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Security:

Two factor identification whenever logging in with a new IP address.!
This, so much! It's 2019, and LL still isn't providing one of the most efficient ways of increasing security up from just passwords. All the viewer'd need to do is open up a small pop-up web floater where you enter your second factor. If it's enabled on your account, a client that tries to skip that would not work either.

Better profiles, scrap the web profiles and expand the regular ones with more options
They....are actually doing that :) LL is bringing back legacy profiles. Or taking FS's legacy profiles. Something like that. Web profiles are on the way out, finally.
 
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I didn't realize profiles had changed but then I have used Firestorm exclusively since Phoenix got killed and Emerald before that.
 

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A separate section or label for Gacha items so people can screen them in or out when searching. It’s become impossible to find anything amidst slews of the same item.
They already did that - "Gacha" is now a top-level marketplace category.
 
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Some of mine are already JIRA requests (a few even accepted!), but here's my list in no particular order:

  1. Support for custom origin points on mesh.
  2. Client-side physics engine.
  3. Add in any remaining missing linked* functions (sound for example).
  4. Particle parameters similar to prim face texturing: repeat/offset/animation.
  5. Particle parameter to offset emitter origin from source prim (within reason).
  6. More LSL control inputs. (detect fly key and other generic button keys).
  7. Scripted control over skeleton bones (dynamic positioning for example).
  8. LSL function to turn a target skeleton bone chain into something resembling flexible path.
  9. Ability to change avatar's attributes (preferably with LSL hooks)
    • standing, crouching, sitting collision size/shape
    • walk, run, crouch-walk speeds
    • fly, hover up/down speeds
    • weight/mass
    • jump height
  10. Ability to prevent avatar adding its collision shape to a linkset when sitting on it.
  11. More robust LSL camera controls - especially for following things other than the avatar.
  12. Fix near-clip so it's actually near.
  13. Add "Typing" and "Away" to list of animation states for use in the animation override functions.
 

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I'd like to take as many pics as I wanted without being charged.
 

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Add "Typing" ... to list of animation states for use in the animation override functions.
If you mean the animation our avatars perform when we type our keyboard, then "Typing" is already has an override function, and has done for a long time.

Every AO I have ever owned (and I've owned a few!) has had its own typing animation. I've also purchased many individual typing animations too, chosen to replace the default tapping on 'air-keyboard' animation with ones which look more my avatar is using hand gestures while talking.

Or perhaps you mean something different to what I think you mean?
 

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Wesleytron yeah, I think we're talking about two different things:

The original AO scripts were built upon a polling loop that constantly checked the avatar's state and would then start/stop custom animations accordingly. This was resource intensive, so several years ago, LL introduced a set of LSL functions including llSetAnimationOverride to better accommodate AOs. Using the newer function, you specify an avatar state and an animation. This actually changes the default animation that will play for that avatar in the specified state. And this change will persist as long as the avatar is logged in. You can remove the AO attachment and the new defaulted animations will continue to trigger where appropriate. It's very handy.

But Typing and Away were never added to the list of states you can override with llSetAnimationOverride so you need to use the old less efficient polling loop to cover those.
 

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I don't know if it would fall under this animation thing you guys are talking about. But I would love if you could add Photo animation overrides like with typing. So when you take a snapshot, maybe your Avatar pulls out a camera and looks through it. Or maybe holds up a little phone.

I know people would hardly see it though.
 

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Interestingly, something like that does exist... sorta.

The act of taking a screenshot and saving it to disk or inventory will produce a similar effect: your avatar moves their hands up, as if they are holding a camera and then produce a sound effect of an old camera shutter clicking. I don't think it triggers when you save a snapshot to the feed though.
 
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Interestingly, something like that does exist... sorta.

The act of taking a screenshot and saving it to disk or inventory will produce a similar effect: your avatar moves their hands up, as if they are holding a camera and then produce a sound effect of an old camera shutter clicking. I don't think it triggers when you save a snapshot to the feed though.
Yeah, but I wish you could.override that.

Maybe I am not getting how they work, but I have seen typing overrides where, when typing, you pull out a lite keyboard or whatever.

The keyboard only shows when typing.
 
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