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Second Life: A Guide to Your Virtual World by Brian A. White - a.k.a Ansel Gasparini

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Chapter 12. Practical Matters: Under the Hood of the Metaverse

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Change is SL’s greatest strength and its greatest weakness.

Julia Hathor

Second Life is an exciting new world where the culture and technology are rapidly evolving hand in hand. When complex technology is combined with explosive population growth, it should come as no surprise that you will face some technical and social challenges in SL.

This chapter covers my number-one suspects in each area. The most common technical challenge you’re likely to face is dealing with lag. Put another way, the most common technical challenge is that of troubleshooting performance issues. To understand ...

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