This is a total reprinting of a poem by Lilleth Heart from the SL Forum which is probably against ToS as everything is, actually.
I hope that Lilleth understands my reason for doing so is that it is so closely related to my last post about Prim Equivalence (PE) and the Cost of Mesh... here.
A poem by Lilith Heart – The Death of Mesh
I LOVE MESH.
I am mesh’s number 1 fan.
Give me an M …. Give me an E … Give me an S …. Give an H …. What have you got ….
MESH !!!!! YAAAAAY MESH !! Go mesh Go !!
For me mesh is already DEAD with the current PE
For me a prim count of 500 is no good for a pretty mesh tree
How I hate the horrid sculpty
I really want to make a gorgeous mesh tree
Nobody will pay money for a mesh tree that’s 500 PE
Nobody will want my beautiful mesh tree
OH NO! Mesh is dead for me
All because of the silly PE
Only 3 sculpty prims equal my 500 PE mesh tree
This seems very unfair to me
I’m begging on hands and knees, make mesh work for creators like me
And get rid of that cruel and restrictive PE
No need for physics on my lovely mesh tree
Damn the physics it’s killed mesh for me
All because I make a giant mesh tree!
Oh lovely mesh tree, why are you 500 PE ?
Oh Woe is me …. Curse the damn PE
Oh mesh I love you … you make a beautiful tree …
Much better than any sculpty !
Oh woe is me … curse the damn PE
The current mesh PE calculations are so expensive, prim-wise … MESH IS A NON STARTER… DOA .. Dead on Arrival !
Mesh as is, is only applicable for the avatar clothing and accessories market, which have no prim limits …. Crazy stuff !
For all land based products, all landscaping items …. plants trees, furniture, houses … anything you rez on land that has a prim limit … SL mesh is basically redundant, because it’s too expensive prim-wise compared to scultpy equivalents
We need mesh most for the LANDSCAPE and ARCHITECTURE of Secondlife, for the grid itself. How the world looks is most important for the next phase of SL
Unfortunately mesh is not going to make any difference to how the world looks, as we won’t be able to use it in the world, on the land. We will only be able to wear mesh items because the PE for landscape items is too restrictive and expensive prim wise
The look of the Secondlife world is often compared to the latest 3D games and it doesn’t compare well. .We desperately need mesh to improve the look of the SL world to excite and retain new users.
Please, please Mesh Lindens …. take another look at mesh PE and find a more usable solution so we can all help to make the SL World more beautiful.
Summary .... PE outrageously high ..... mesh is dead … DOA ….. Dead on Arrival ""
I can't really add to that... I could never sell a 500 prim tree, not even in InWorldz I would think, so, Lilleth, you are right.
...and my concerns were well founded.... I said.. "This is surely not because LL will make more money from mesh uploads......
Is it because upgrading the servers or the server capacity would cost LL money and the same effect could be achieved by reducing the current 15,000 prims per sim in a poor exchange rate with mesh.? ...(poor for me, good for LL).
500 prims for a 3 sculptie tree is as poor as it gets, I guess....