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Old 05-26-2010, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One of the most original, immersive and innovative projects in the last year was also responsible for a craze that captivated the Second Life community before finding its way into the mainstream media. Love them or hate them, sionChicken was a technically sophisticated achievement in which many new techniques were created in order to accomplish the end result. This includes technologies like self-replication, path-finding-algorithms, growing-bodies or fractal-tree-generators and many other core elements.

After a difficult development period, the first sionChicken eggs were available on Xstreet in January 2009. With 75,000 Google hits outside of Second Life, the project had a huge impact on not only the day to day life of the Residents in Second Life, but also created a new business for those buying and selling chicken accessories. Soon, all over the grid, chicken markets were born where eggs of rare color or gender were traded within the community; it motivated countless people to create companion products and establish entire regions dedicated to chicken farmers. Soon, other creators like Petable or Ozimals followed that concept and launched other products adding value and diversity into this growing market. People were socializing in and outside of Second Life, sharing their experiences about their beloved pets.

8 months after its introduction , sionCorn was released, allowing people to grown their own food. The corn is a virtual plant, watered, tended, fertilized, and on maturity produces ears of corn in various colors. This corn, when fed to the chickens - if in the right combination, has the ability to encourage the laying of a special, rare breed of chicken. The implementation of SionCorn was, in itself, a powerful innovation, both in execution and the way residents interacted with it. It changed the way people created and managed their


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wat??????????
that loony pyramid guy got a prize FFS
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no. BB is just listing the BLOB posts describing each individual finalist for the prize.
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no. there is only one requirement to win the linden prize. can you figure it out?
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So have the leaked scripts been brought to the surface yet, or is it still widely unknown that it happened? I won't go into the security of the chickens, but I will say he definitely should have added more checks before, and after, their birth. And that they were in no way scripted as if they would become popular.
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Nimrod why have you know about every bad script in SL since 2005?
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what the flying fuck?
last time i heard a linden mentioning sion stuff, they said "it's AR-able under abuse of resources to have too many of those", and now they nominate the guy who invented this pyramid scheme type of scam for a prize???
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I think TE should get a prize, its less laggy and much more fun to do..

(and doesnt lag out the whole grid)
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I never cared one way or the other about Sion Chickens, but this popularity contest in particular definitely caught my attention and has placed me into the hater category. Thanks BB!

P.N., the other white meat, getting all fangirl over the chickens was also special sauce.
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LL is run by the marketing department, other departments have very little input in deciding directions. It makes sense that LL would see this as a success story. Technical controversies do not matter.
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It would have been interesting if they had added a report how the chicks and the pending script limits will get along.
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Probably more of a marketing gimmick to say to people that ordinary residents can be considered for this prize, it makes the list look less stuffy, they won't win.
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This includes technologies like self-replication, path-finding-algorithms, growing-bodies or fractal-tree-generators and many other core elements.

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Didn't Grey Goo do all of these things too? I didn't see them heaping praises about that shit.

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Didn't Grey Goo do all of these things too? I didn't see them heaping praises about that shit.

Also, Grey Goo did have a positive effect outside the virtual world:
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Atta boy Jimmy, that's how you do a fastball... (beep beep;checks email). Oh fuck, my prim chickens are being killed/starved/whatever that requires unnecessary attention. Sorry son, but this is more important than your potential future baseball career or getting my TPS report done so daddy can bring home the bacon.
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what the flying fuck?
last time i heard a linden mentioning sion stuff, they said "it's AR-able under abuse of resources to have too many of those", and now they nominate the guy who invented this pyramid scheme type of scam for a prize???
Yes.

I can't find a facepalm epic enough for this.
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