I visited Sansar for the first time two days ago. My first thoughts were like those of many: meh?
I want to like Sansar. I really do. But my first visit was not that impressive. Granted, I’m visiting via PC instead of VR, so clearly I am not the ‘targeted’ consumer at this point. I’m also not a creator (though I’m working on that), so what I can do in Sansar right now is limited.
I can walk, talk, and take photos. That’s about it.
My first visit was out of curiosity – to see if it lived up to the hype. For me, not yet. Some of the computer specs are pretty stiff, and my graphics card, while great for SL, works overtime a lot when wandering around Sansar.
My initial impressions aside, I wanted to go back in and look around again, especially after reading some of the posts people have written about their initial experiences in Sansar.
Is it as robust as SL? Nope. It’s still in beta, so of course it won’t be. They are still developing Sansar as I write this, and likely will be for some time to come. SL as it is now looks nothing like what it did 1, 2, or even 5 years ago. (Flexi hair, anyone?) So Sansar as it will be may look nothing like what it does today.
My plan is to log in every so often and check things out as they are updated. And also to take lots of pretty pictures. 😀
Today I visited the Grand Hall and Gardens experience by Loz Hyde. This is the view when you gaze off into the distance. The clouds, the light rays – so gorgeous!
While I was wandering around taking photos, I experimented again with some of the camera controls and had much better luck this time. It is a definite learning curve to ‘forget’ how I do things in SL and discover how to do them in Sansar.
My second visit was better than the first – enough to encourage me to try again. In the meantime, my better half is searching for a VR headset so we can both try Sansar via VR instead of PC. We’ll see what happens. 😀