Comments on: Exploring across the metaverses – User experience? Its not just buttons anymore Raising The Eight Bar Thu, 10 May 2012 17:04:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: ClubPenguin Sat, 13 Feb 2010 19:47:11 +0000 That is super sweet

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By: epredator Wed, 18 Apr 2007 22:52:19 +0000 I have no doubt the bouncing penguins will have no problem with multiple metaverses. Maybe I should not worry about the huge set of people who still worry abour web 1.0/web2.0 however, I would like to bring these people with us wherever we are going.
I am not sure whether we are all ludic users or not. Business is itself a game though I accept that “serious” user may not realize they are playing anyway.
Is it self deception in western culture that says serious business is not play?

By: Ren Reynolds Wed, 18 Apr 2007 19:31:43 +0000 > I am sure it will soon get to the stage that not only are there more islands in Second Life than you can keep up with, that there are more metaverse instances than you can keep up with.

I think its been that way for years.

>So the question is. Do we attempt to ensure people get a first experience on their first metaverse that is positive, and if so by whos standards? Or, just let it sort it self out.

Depends who. Primacy seems more important than Recency for what we might call the first generation of metaverse users. Bartle has talked about the way cultures move across virtual worlds through tribes of Beta users whos expectations are imprinted by their first world. For business / non-primarily ludic users this initial imprint is really important, it forms the way you frame the virtual and it does not get shaken

The exception is possibly those of use that surf the surface of things Ive regularly been in two virtual spaces at the same time on adjacent monitors (try running in opposite directions when a bit drunk, its a blast).

Though as with many things my ultimate answer is just wait. The Club Penguin Generation as opposed to the “Tux Penguin Generation Im sure are much more happy to bounce between penguin, im, facebook and txt.