Windows? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Windows!

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In chatting with a friend the other day, he asked why a lot of clubs in SL have no windows.

I had to stop and think for a moment. (Scary, I know!)

Do clubs in SL have windows?  As I thought back to shows I’ve attended and the venues they were in, I realized that most venues don’t have windows.

Why is that?

Is it because the weather in SL can be whatever you want, so there’s no need to have a window to look outside?

Is it because whatever is outside the window will be a distraction?

Is is because there isn’t anything outside the window?  I know many clubs are up in the air (1000 meters or more), so perhaps it’s because there’s nothing to see?

I personally like having a few windows, but then, my build is on the ground, not up in the air.

Is it because theaters in RL don’t have windows, so therefore, neither do theaters in SL?

Nai suggested that there were other reasons, including that having windows (and a light source) can make particles look bad, since they tend to be full-bright, as well as the fact that you can control the light sources when taking pictures if there are no windows.  I have never played around with particles before, so I’ll have to try it and report back.

Do clubs/venues in SL need windows?

Sound off, readers!