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July 09, 2008



Actually, there aren't any creation tools. Yet, anyway. That's a stock room template of some sort.


I had fun. But not so much fun. Couldn't create anything. And the avvies are pretty much like, well, VLES. Not so much you can tailor. But I'll keep following. I like the fact that you can easily hop between people's plots o' land. Yet another UI that needs tweakin! ;)


>>Is there anything Google can't do?

Er ... release this for Mac?


I think it's less of a matter of what they "can't do," and more a matter of what they "won't do." I'm near certain that they really could make Virgle real, if they wanted.


It just makes me want to vomit. Am I the only one?


"Is there anything they can't do?"

Yes, get it to work - seems the majority of people trying to access it can't (including me) and are stuck at the 'joining room' message.

Dusan Writer

It's not a game platform, yet - it's an attempt to monetize social networks, in my opinion. The avatar limit of 20 per room is really odd. What with cloud computing and who knows what it seems like such an arbitrary and small number, although you can still "view" a room in progress without being present with your avatar - which kind of defeats the purpose of being 'present' in a 3D environment.

One thing I suppose it has going is that it IS a 3D space. But it's a cartoon chat room and nothing more, at least at the moment.

Plus, it's clearly an attempt to generate a 'clean safe' environment for advertising. As indicating in its terms of service, Lively will have advertising, which I guess means IKEA couches and TV sets running ads.

Sorry for the cross-post but rather than going on, I summarized observations here:



The worst part I've seen is this: Anyone can interact with your avatar, and you can't ignore them. For instance, anyone can walk up to you and kick you repeatedly, or tackle you, or kiss you, whether you want that or not. Makes conversations incredibly difficult if anyone wants to grief you.


I tried it and i think its a little bit too much of a cartoon for me. Ticket4one has a similar thing but atlaest i can see real people from the 3d Virtual Chat Room

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