March 21, 2013
The best and worst thing
Designing a sim in Metropolis (or OSGrid, or etc) means you end up having to build it all yourself depending on what your theme is. This is bad for me because I’m not good at architecture, which has to be in place before I can start on the detailling. It’s just lack of content, really, which will improve as more people move to those worlds, and as people already there keep building stuff. I’m thinking it would help if I placed a box with the hanamachi (latest project) textures somewhere, and set as much as possible to copyable.
On the plus side it does force you to build stuff you’d probably just get lazy about in SL. Your stuff will match because it has the same builder and the same texture sets, which always tends to improve a sim’s look. It’s good for builders, I reckon, and opensim seems to be mostly builders (probably because of the relative lack of content compared to SL).
Know what I miss though? Decent hair. Places like Truth, Clawtooth, Lamb, Exile, and so on. I can’t make hair so I’m stuck with whatever I can find which doesn’t tend to be great, sorry. Well, it’s not up-to-date, put it in those terms.