Imagine a world without megaprims

Douglas Story does, and he shows us everything that would not have been created.

Here’s a link to the original Linden Lab post on the issue.  Seems like there’s an underlying reason to beat up on megaprims.  Is there some fundamental incompatibility with a forthcoming build (the Havok 4 physics engine, as some may suggest)?  Or is it a bait and switch, as the Lindens look to pull some other bizarre move like the “slip one past the goalie” European Value Added Tax policy?

Sorry, Linden Lab, you’ve done nothing to inspire confidence in recent memory.  You have offered fodder for some darkly funny blog posts, though – like this one.

By the way, I use a megaprim on the new waterfront stage at Oyster Bay.  1 prim, 1 terrific venue.  Hope it can stick around.

One Response

  1. I don’t really understand the problem with megaprims. People say it’s because of parcel enroachment, but you can do that with normal prims too. Havok4 is suspected to be the problem, but that’s up for a good while on some Aditi regions, I’m sure people (and/or Lindens) already tested it there.
    There’s a slight camera problem with the Oyster megaprim now, I don’t know its parameters, but it feels like VWR-1286, which is about hollow faces, which currently already has a half patch anyway.

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