New Follow Me Update v1.7

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I've just released a new update to Follow Me (version 1.7).

Follow Me is now a HUD, instead of a big green ball that floats over your head. What was I thinking? I'll tell you what I was thinking. I was thinking it would be so cool to have 20 people all TP into a sim with green balls over their head. People would look at it and wonder, what is going on here? The problem is, of course, that nobody wants to be the first person to TP in to a sim with a green ball over their head. So, it's gone.

I have removed the last vestiges of XMLRPC. Oh, XMLRPC! What promise you had! And then, what poor implementation. XMLRPC is dead. Long live HTTP.

XMLRPC was responsible for those times when you lost contact with your followers. So that should happen less frequently. As in, never.

Also a pet peeve of mine: no-script areas. You would get all set and linked up, only to discover after you TP that you've TP'd into a no-script zone and none of your followers can follow you. Well, no more. Follow Me will work just fine in no-script areas. You can TP anywhere in the grid without worry.

Finally, there is the new Track button. It lets you follow someone even if they aren't using Follow Me. It's less accurate -- it only tells you the sim, not the exact location, and you will lose the trail if they TP again before you catch up with them. Still, it should be useful in situations where someone wants to show you something real quick and they don't want to be bothered with putting on another HUD.


I, for one, applaud the removal of the big green *spinning* globe above your head and say "WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?!?"

During the testing phase, I kept telling you NO ONE wants to run around with a globe above their head unless, of course, you want people to beat you up for lunch money. Did you listen? NOoooooo.. I'm just glad you came to you finally came to your senses. :)

Loving the sleek new look of the Follow Me HUD, as well as the new features. So glad you were finally able to work around the no script areas.

~Musique GAble

Musique Gable said...
October 16, 2007 at 5:02 PM  

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