My farewell to Lively!

Some of you might know that Google´s 3D-Virtual-Chat-World-Experiment Lively.com ended on December 31.

The MXM-Lively-Room from outside
The MXM-Lively-Room from outside

I always felt so-lala about Lively. It was not bad but it also was far away from being really cool. I will never understand why multi-billion Dollar companies release such unfinished projects that are neither fish nor flesh, neither water nor wine.

At least Lively was free for everybody and simple to use – but a strong and lively community didn’t grow up anyway.

I don’t want to talk about the reasons for Lively`s failure, i only want to show you some pictures i took from the MXM-Room shortly before it was closed forever…

MXM-Room closed its doors forever!

There has been a MXM-Room on lively.com. It was a nice one that featured many sexy pictures of my famous sims-models, as well as lots of pretty furniture and funky accessories.

I originally planned to create a meeting point for those of you who feel chatty and want to spend some funny time with a couple of friends.

I also had planned to create a second room to promote “Luisa & The Elfish Spell” (BTW: Big news are coming soon!)…

But all those plans are digged now and a few pictures are everything that remained:

My avatar is checking the room and waiting for guests
My avatar is checking the room and waiting for guests

The info-sign was my idea. It contained hints for lively-beginners; how to move the avatar, how to gesture and such stuff.

It was a great moment when the photo-frames finally worked
It was a great moment when the photo-frames finally worked

These interactive photo-frames were the only way to add a personal branding, art, photos or logos to a room.

But the frames turned off after only 1 or 2 days. Then it took 3 weeks (or even more) to bring them back online (with no notable change).

In that time all guys with serious or professional ideas had just left lively. Everybody but me.

These boxes also contained helpfiles of mine and even PDF-Downloads
These boxes also contained help files of mine and even PDF-Downloads
Plants for a comfortable atmosphere
Houseplants for a comfortable atmosphere

There was a huge “shop” in Lively where you could “buy” all kind of furniture and decoration for your room(s).

Maybe it was another problem that many people thought they needed to spend real money. In truth it only was a virtual shop..

On the other hand i’ve met people who spent the whole day to decorate their rooms until everything was really perfect… just like in The Sims ;)

Of course there was a special corner for a Lena Luv gallery
Of course there was a special corner for a Lena Luv gallery
The other side of the gallery
The other side of the gallery

You probably notice the poor quality of the Lena Luv pictures. This was another problem of Lively. You only could upload very (!) small files (64 x 64) to let them fit into the frames.

All (!) other formats had been cropped randomly somehow… nobody never ever did understand how this process worked. I guess even the developers didn’t know.

Imagine a cool photographer who wants to create a virtual gallery or something like that – no way. Lively totally sucked in this point.

The whole room from above: Chilling area, bar and gallery
The whole room from above: Chilling area, bar and gallery
Sitting at the bar, watching videos, wasting time, waiting for guests
Sitting at the bar, watching videos, wasting time, still waiting for guests
That's the first floor, the balcony
That's the first floor, the balcony
Goodbye my room, i'm going to leave through the secret door
Goodbye my room, i'm going to leave you through the secret door

Do you see the door on the wall, head over heels? That was a secret gate to another room of mine, the “Downside Up” Room.

Unfortunately i don’t have pics of the Downside Up room, but imagine an apartment where everything is turned upside down:

Lamps “hanging” from the floor, the sofa and table “standing” on the ceiling; it was great and people loved it.

So the experiment is over. It was a nice time, much too silent though.

But gladly i’m running further more projects which help me to get over the loss of my beautiful Lively-Room.

Author: MaXsiM

Male, straight. Started game modding in 2000, made custom sex animations for The Sims 1, released the first nude skins ever for The Sims 2, came up with "Dreams of Luisa" in 2004, ran an adult forum with 10k+ members. Changed to 3D Sexvilla 2 in 2010. Finally made the move into the world of 'real' 3D-Art in 2015. Thanks for visiting my site and reading this post. Feel free to leave a comment. Become my Patron!

1 thought on “My farewell to Lively!”

  1. So where did you go to my Lively;
    When I left and went to my bed?
    The nerds took you off the world-wide-web.
    They shut you down; now you are dead.

    -Yes you are. Fully dead.
    Popped your clogs…disappeared. Vamooshed. No more.

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