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.....no doubt about it, regardless of its not too candy graphics opensim is the default most accessible decentralized metaverse in existence, the easiest and most lightweight to use. Heck, it even looks nicer than Decentraland!
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Ya, I thought about making avatars for Decentraland, and I might, they sell for more. But gack, the armature and UV maps are horrible. Worse than OSSL and I didn't think that was possible.
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Uploading to Decentraland is not free like here... 2 tshirts for about 500 mana, lol

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Ya, I thought about making avatars for Decentraland, and I might, they sell for more. But gack, the armature and UV maps are horrible. Worse than OSSL and I didn't think that was possible.
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I've used SL for 10 years and recently developed a region in Kitely as well. The big plus is the cost for an entire region vs SL, and certainly vs outrageous prices in Decentrand (which I've visited). And the quality of avatars, landscape, builds, etc is far better than Decentraland but very limited/dated vs SL. Blockchain and Crypto is the new mania and will settle out w a few winners and lots of losers like early web days. However, the money invested in the likes of Decentraland and in the future Meta, could more than close the gap within 1-2 years at most, leaving OpenSim to die off.

OpenSim is virtually "free" but so sparse, lacking the social interaction of SL and Denctraland - as well as the top quality vendors of SL. I understand why vendors won't port much to OpenSim, But without the top quality avatar, home, and furniture vendors it lacks the mass appeal to grow and compete. What can be done (or is planned) to convince them to port products? Seems to be a catch-22. OpenSim/Kitely is missing a huge opportunity to grow with the mania while providing a higher quality visual and social experience.
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Hi RobWriter,

As hinted in the Fast Company article, we're currently busy working on a new project that could leverage the current hype around the metaverse in order to address the needs of a lot more people than our current offering does. To be clear, we have no plans to discontinue our OpenSim-based offerings (Kitely grid, Kitely Market and Kitely Organizations). This is intended to be an addition to our current offering not a replacement.
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The norm is that what happens in SL happens at opensims, in terms of features.... if you were not aware, Phillip Rosedale is back in SL with the oldskool gang to bring new features to compete with whats out now... one of the features is PBR, that alone will improve visuals greatly.. then once that happens they port it to opensim...
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I've used SL for 10 years and recently developed a region in Kitely as well. The big plus is the cost for an entire region vs SL, and certainly vs outrageous prices in Decentrand (which I've visited). And the quality of avatars, landscape, builds, etc is far better than Decentraland but very limited/dated vs SL. Blockchain and Crypto is the new mania and will settle out w a few winners and lots of losers like early web days. However, the money invested in the likes of Decentraland and in the future Meta, could more than close the gap within 1-2 years at most, leaving OpenSim to die off.

OpenSim is virtually "free" but so sparse, lacking the social interaction of SL and Denctraland - as well as the top quality vendors of SL. I understand why vendors won't port much to OpenSim, But without the top quality avatar, home, and furniture vendors it lacks the mass appeal to grow and compete. What can be done (or is planned) to convince them to port products? Seems to be a catch-22. OpenSim/Kitely is missing a huge opportunity to grow with the mania while providing a higher quality visual and social experience.
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There is a new article in Hypergrid Business that includes my comments about Meta and what Phillip Rosedale said about their plans.

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https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ilantoch ... 13089-5eHp

https://twitter.com/Kitely/status/1489417134535057408

https://www.facebook.com/Kitely.Virtual ... 7304929801
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Very interesting.... your getting lotsa noise out there, lol
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There is a new article in Hypergrid Business that includes my comments about Meta and what Phillip Rosedale said about their plans.

If you have a LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook account then please Like, reshare and/or comment on these:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ilantoch ... 13089-5eHp

https://twitter.com/Kitely/status/1489417134535057408

https://www.facebook.com/Kitely.Virtual ... 7304929801
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Hopefully it will help some newcomers to the field to start considering some lessons learned from those of us who've been working on building an open metaverse since before Oculus restarted mainstream media interest in VR.
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Virtual World Coaching Academy interviewed me about the emerging metaverse and its effects on society, viable business models for the metaverse, the problems with relying on NFTs to solve IP ownership issues, and more.

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