The lab mentions in the blog post that you may notice small authorization charges made to the credit card linked with your account. “These charges are made to confirm the validity of the billing information on file and will be automatically voided by your bank or credit card issuer.”
It’s not known yet when the new payment system will be completed but this is a good time to update your Second Life info.
The blog post explains more…
Second Life is transitioning to a new payments processor for credit cards. If you use a credit card for Second Life payments and have not added or updated your billing information since July 7, 2015, we strongly encourage you to re-enter…
I’ve been using SLGo for several months, and though there were things about it I didn’t love, it was amazing to be able to attend shows or whatever on my tablet rather than having to lug out my laptop or be tethered to my desk.
It’s one of those announcements that makes you feel as if the rug has been pulled out from under you.
OnLive had just opened up the SLGo Island in SL recently, added the feature of being able to pay your subscription with L$, added a mobile option using Firestorm, and now *POOF* – it’s all gone.
On the bright side, that’s $10 a month I can now put towards something else.
Someone has started a petition to keep SLGo alive, though I don’t see that happening.
Sony acquired OnLive and they are not interested in keeping the service going.
There was some happy news as well – the Maitreya Lara body has been updated.
They made improvements to the HUD, now allowing you slots to save some alpha configurations as presets so you don’t have to fiddle with the alphas every time you wear a different outfit.
I was curious to see if they would add that feature once SLink came out with it for their Physique body.
I’m so glad they did – that and the other improvements will make me love the mesh body even more. 🙂
I may even try out one of the Lelutka mesh heads that just came out – made specifically to go with the Lara body.
I’m not a huge mesh head fan (at all!), and I still think they leave a lot to be desired when it comes to making them look different from each other.
However, I’m curious how they will work in photos.
I wrote a post about the new service from OnLive, called SL Go. I was excited to try it out, because it’s supposed to let you run SL at Ultra settings even on old computers.
However, as of now, I haven’t tried it out. I had a bit of trouble understanding the steps I needed to go through to get SL Go to work on my PC (because it’s mainly aimed at smartphone and tablet users). So when my tech-savvy husband got home, I had him try to install it on our tablet so we could use the 20-minute free trial and see whether or not we liked it enough to pay for the service.
I wanted to try it out to see whether I could use SL Go instead of upgrading to a more expensive graphics card. I thought my husband would like it, because he prefers to do everything on his phone or tablet, even if a laptop or PC is available.
Anyhoo, we got as far as installing the SL Go app and setting up an account with OnLive. BUT – it would not let us begin using the free 20-minute trial unless we entered our credit card information. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I don’t like just handing out my credit card info to anyone, especially when they don’t really need it. If it’s a free trial, why do they HAVE to have my credit info? I just wanted to try it out, and then if I liked it, sign up for the paying service. If I don’t, then I just walk away.
At this point, regardless of how ‘amazing’ the app is, I won’t be using it. I’m not going to be bullied into providing information that they don’t need. The SL Go is either a monthly subscription or a ‘buy a chunk of time’ option. So since you can buy, say, an hour of time for the app, I would assume that they have the capability to shut down/kick you out/log you off the app when the time you’ve paid for is up. So why exactly do they NEED my credit information for me to use their ‘free trial’?
From a consumer standpoint, it doesn’t make sense to me.