Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Elle in Blue Mars: Meet & Greet in Beach City

I heard about the Meet & Greet in Blue Mars today and headed over to Beach City. One thing I have noticed about being in beta is that we tend to be pretty spread out under normal circumstances, so I thought it'd be interesting to see what it was like with a bunch of us together at one time. Glenn Sanders, Avatar Reality's Community Director (to my right in the T with the design), was on hand to answer questions...
And as you can see, we had a lot of them! I'll admit that I hope the chat bubbles will be optional as you can see how confusing it can be in crowds. It was good to see another familiar face in there, and this time it was SL's NPIRL arts maven Bettina Tizzy, who is highlighted on my right...Some things discussed was Blue Mars time being Hawaii Standard Time, which is GMT-10 (and where Avatar Reality is based), name tags, fps rates and Blue Mars as a platform for developers. Bettina said something that struck me as hilarious. Someone said how they would IM her inworld (meaning SL), and she said "We ARE inworld!" One of the funniest things was something we did on a whim. Group hug everybody!


HeadBurro Antfarm said...

I turned up a week early for this so was on the ball all week making sure I was ready... and then forgot about it. At the time you guys were in Beach City, I was giving The Boy a bath and reading him stories ;-D

Dale Innis said...

I had a hard time figuring out what day it was on, let alone what time. :) I'll make it to one of these someday. Maybe!

Although giving a tiny person a bath sounds like more fun, frankly. :)