I’ve been planting a few things at the Fashion Fair as a bit of landscaping, and I’ve been asked to restrict my use of glow, particles and fullbright as the common myth that these contribute to Lag is well and thriving….
On my sim I have 1000 active scripts, 21000 sculpties and I use a lot of 1024×1024 textures, masses of glow and fullbright……. my FPS is better than when I’m at the Fashion Fair sim which has 7000 objects, and 174 scripts…. no glow etc.
The great myth is that lag is dominated by the stuff we make…it isn’t.
The network, my computer, the servers, these are obviously things we can do little about when holding an event and all of these have major effects on lag.
Scripts … it has nothing to do with the number of scripts being run… it is which scripts, and how many different scripts. 1000 identical scripts have the same effect as 1 from what I have understood. …. just one dodgy script can lag a region, however.
ARC’s … hmm.. not something you want to talk about at a fashion show… but those resizing scripts are killers.
…and finally…the effect of glow, fullbright and, (yes, it’s true), I have even heard that the colour orange is blamed for lag … these, along with the size of the textures have such a minor effect on lag as to be almost ignored.
I have ignored them for 5 years, along with the myth about megas causing lag, and have had no ill effects.
However… if you share a sim with others… trouble is a-brewing. The lag monster will get you if your neighbours have breedables… [there goes the neighbourhood] because they are coming to Inworldz I have heard, and there’s nothing that screws up a neighbourhood like breedables. Horses, rabbits and meeroos should all be cooked slowly over a hot fire, oh yes, and babies.
Well, it might just be a rumour… along with the rumour about someone being banned for misbehaving. If anyone has been banned for misbehaving in Inworldz we are all in trouble. I have only to say, regarding this rumour, that The Great MissBehaviour, namely SaveMe Oh was never banned from SL despite loads of hysterical approaches to LL about how ghastly she is and, personally, I think it is to LL’s perpetual credit that they didn’t.
Credit can never be given to a witch hunt, even if the witch in question is annoying the panties off a group of ‘civilised’ citizens…. or else … there goes the neighbourhood.
That is what makes up a society … some people don’t get on, period.
Live with it.