Saturday, April 07, 2007

A Plea to Hair Fair Visitors

I was really looking forward to checking out the hair fair, hopefully discover some new creators, mingle with old friends, make some new. But I can't because some people find it necessary to wear ball gowns and bling. After trying literally ALL day to get into the hair fair, I finally made it about an hour ago. I have a brand spanking new computer, upgraded fancy shmancy graphnics card, no other attachments except my 10 prim hair, no AOs, particles on naught, draw distance at 96, local lighting shiny and pretty much all the bells and whistles turned off or as low as possible. I couldn't move, at all. I know there were a lot of people but I've attended events frequented by a lot of people in the past and I know that if you are a responsible attendee, you can cut down on lag. There were people with super primmy hair, jewels, tails, ears, totally ridiculous number of prims. Maybe they have some insanely amazing computer, good for them. But really, it's a bit selfish to run around a busy sim like that as if it were an empty sim. So PLLEASSE, pretty please with cherries on top, people, help everyone to enjoy the experience better by sacrificing a little of your vanity for both the pleasure of the other hair fair visitors and your own.

6 comments:

grazia said...

Amen 0;-)

Miriel Enfield said...

I agree completely.

Ninja Petion & Zoey Pinkdot said...

Oh Man I agree more than you could ever possibly know. I tried so hard last night to get around hair fair and i, of course, had on a jacket, a pair of pants, and some tats...that was it. No shoes, no hair, no attachments whatsoever. But it was completely appalling to see how many people were running around with blinging jewelry and shoes and psycho prim hair and big flexi gowns. In my opinion, its extremely rude. I even saw some jerk tp in wearing one of those full dragon costumes with the gazillion prims and scripts. I was furious. What floored me even more was seeing well known SL magazine writers/bloggers tping in with mass amounts of prims attached....people who have been to fashion shows and large events and should KNOW to take off their attachments. I seriously wish there was a way to kick out every single person who tped in with an attachment.

Anywho, I'm pleading right along with you. PLEASE people.....just a tiny little respect wouldn't kill you would it??

Kit Maitland said...

Some ways to be helpful:

Wear pants instead of skirts...you can still look cute and cut down on prims at the same time! :P

Detach your aos, chims, smilers, multigadgets, mystitools, shields, weapons, radars, scripted toys, shoes, color-change items & jewelry. A lot of people don't realize that turning them off is NOT enough...scripted items still 'listen' for commands, and therefore are still on (and contributing to lag), as long as they're attached.

Make your first purchase one of the swell bandanas on display at Hair Fair. You can look cool, help charity, & combat lag all at the same time!

Thanks for the heads up on this Ros...a little consideration in this respect from everyone will go a long way!! <333

Roslin said...

Thanks Kit! Those suggestions are perfecto! Now that I've managed to get a better look around the fair, I've realized another major problem, a million different textures. From what I know about textures and how they affect gameplay, the more there hard,worst the performance. It might benefit future hair fairs to have a limit on their decorative textures.

Miriel Enfield said...

Or wear a mesh skirt instead of a prim one. Not all mesh skirts suck!

Also, I feel compelled to point out that not all scripted items are constantly listening. Something that changes color on touch, for instance, could very well not have any listens going. However, all scripts slow down the sim. If a script isn't doing anything, the amount it drags on the sim is very, very small, but it's still there. And of course, there's no way of telling for sure how active many scripted attachments actually are...

And the textures are a problem. I also feel like the organizers could have done more to make sure the build itself wasn't laggy -- it had all those flexiflags, and the tubes on the ground, and I caught some animated textures on the maps.