Avatars are source number one for INSILICO sim lag. Now some will say "but i am always laggy when i look at the mall" - see, those don't even know what lag is. Of course INSILICO needs good hardware for FPS and is considered a high end sim, but i am talking about SERVERSIDE lag. The Kind of lag that freezes the whole sim up to 20 seconds on every singleTP (there's ca. one teleport per minute here..) the kind of lag that eats your letters and chat lines, it makes you drift through walls, pauses the looped sounds around you, freezes every avatar. The mall and apartments need a decent amount of script time of course, but the actual problem are the lag spikes.
Nowadays the biggest lag problem is mono-scripted attachments during teleports. Most of the people don't realize that every prim of their shoes contains one or more scripts. Resizers in clothing and hair etc made by creators who are afraid of making their items MOD. You don't need your insane hug&kiss yiff combat HUD 3000 in INSILICO, thanks but no thx. No need for radar HUDs, use Emerald instead. Attach those things when you really need them, that's common sense. You are bogging down Sims to a halt all over SL on every TP. Of course you don't notice but everyone else in the sims does. And no, I don't blame you but lame creators who don't know how to script efficiently. The end-users don't even have a way to measure the lag they produce (yet). LL is working on parcel based performance monitoring and thanks to Moy Loon, one of the next Emerald releases will include a feature that - if you enable it - notifies you of total script jumps in the sim, kinda like this:
[13:46] Melodee Moonites has left the sim.
[13:46] Total scripts jumped from 7700 to 7200(-500)
yes this person was wearing freaking 500 scripts, and that happens all the time here from what i've seen so far... I consider this griefing, unfair use of region ressources and service abuse.
So please, people, try to be not so ignorant and help fighting lag, you may simply just want to be left alone and "play this game" but nope, it's not a game it's the internet, you need some kind of basic knowledge of how things work to ensure a smooth experience for everybody.
my bots will warn laggy avatars more strictly now with this message:
[14:22] GEMINIbot Inventor: Hello skills hak, you are receiving this message because you are currently in violation of Insilico's guidelines. This message has been sent from a bot, so no need to reply. You will most likely not receive a response.
You are wearing scripted attachments/HUDs causing excessive script lag (). Please help us keeping the experience as lag free as possible for everyone and remove them or we will have to remove you ;). Thanks!!
That being said, no need to panic, it's not all that bad. I just don't want INSILICO to be another ugly lag pit like toxia & co. and i believe the only way is to educate creators and users. Just keep an eye on your script usage and delete unneeded scripts like resizers (child prims too! most of the resizers you can delete via menu) or detach things you don't use. If you want to wear that cool gun just for the looks then try deleting the scripts inside. I hope we can put out this feature with the next emerald release!
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