Talking point feedback from SLUniverse forums
Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:43 pm
Y'all might know that I'm a regular poster on a few SL related forums, including one SLUniverse. A thread has been created regarding the 'newbie experience' and no doubt, NCI has come to mention. Though, all is not rosy. (>_<)
My problem with NCI is a bit more basic. I remember when Tyabella started SL, she went there and no one would talk to her or answer questions. There were people everywhere but they were ignoring the newbies. It wasn't until she went to take a class Immy was teaching anyone would talk to her.
Hmm...that's been my "nooby alt" experience too, but I thot I was hitting it at the wrong time.
The other thing about NCI is that it's not a very pretty sim. The freebies are from 2006 and it's still using the ugliest wood texture ever. I would think SL is pretty dated graphically if I was a noob there-- even more than it actually is.
My own response is as followsI concur with my experience of NCI. The oldbies build weird stuff and talk to each other but newbies get ignored for the most part, except at classes. (The classes are excellent though, and I always advise new folk to attend as many of them as they can manage).
The Shelter is much better IMO. My newer alts hang out there a lot (giving away my non-newbiness by offering help to real newbies). Plus, they play 80s music nearly all the time.
I must say that I agree and it's been a touchy point in NCI senior staff. There are those of us who would like to modernize the build but we're still defaulting to the mercy of some of the oldest members still in the group. And, yeah, I'm quite bloody sick of that wood texture. (>_<)
As for people chatting and answering questions, that has been a hard one to solve. We have "hangers out". People who have stuck around because they've made their place in Kuula, at a loss of a better term. Many of them are not helpful, some of them are persistent rule violators, but rarely are any of them bad enough to deserve a ban. (>_<)
I'd really like to have a solution there which satisfies all parties involved. Part of the reason we're maintaining the poor build quality is in hope to make the place undesirable for long term visitors. (._.)
We already have a big enough problem with the griefers and trolls who believe our banning them is a violation of their "rights" and they harass our officers, helpers, and guests daily. (T_T)
As for myself, I do what I can as a single volunteer in the community. I tend to get a lot of positive feedback and I can only hope that the rest of the helpers and officers are doing the same. (^_^)
All that said, we are going to have a meeting soon in regards to some of the above topics. I believe we can evolve into something great. We just have to get everyone on board. (^_^)y