I am able to access VHX, Gizmoplex, and Virtual Theater. Very happy to have achieved beta access. It was confusing at first since it’s across multiple sites, and I’m sorry to have missed the Robot Wars event but Atlantis is on my calendar.
I am super happy:
with the menu navigation, both with escalator graphics and the floor map.
With signs of backer thanks wall in the future
That I hit play in Gizmoplex on Fugitive Alien, paused it 17 minutes in, stopped watching, went to Virtual Theatre and hit play another day, and it resumed playing at 17 minutes in where I left off! Huzzah! That means to me I can queue specific scenes like the guitar solo in The Dead Talk Back, invite friends to a watch party, and start a dance party for that host segment in the future when there are virtual avatars in the Theatre.
That Theatre of course gives a proper MOVIE SIGN every time I hit play in the Theatre, but not ever in Gizmoplex where I just want to screen the movie.
There are rows of theater seats in Theatre which reminds me of the virtual theater space I found on Gaia Online and used for YouTube parties in 2010 without being quite the Second Life fan made space.
I’m puzzled by:
There is a graphic for four doors to viewing rooms. Whichever one I click goes to page 1 of my videos in the Video Fridge. It seems like an illusion of different viewing party rooms that aren’t up yet.
I expected: to be taken either to a page 1-4 in Video Fridge, OR to a viewing party room to invite friends to with a share link through my user ID number to one of my four room virtual space options.
ACTUAL RESULT: Consistently loads Video Fridge pg 1 of all my videos.
Feelings: Confusion about doors being plural semiotic graphic for single functional result.
Some subtitles are incorrect like they were auto-transcribed.
The player doesn’t have back 15 seconds / forward 15 seconds. Is this a Vimeo interface that is beyond our control or can we ever petition them with giant tribe influence? Is there any scripting over it a la Grease Monkey to insert jump points to host segment chapter markers?
I’m still redeeming codes and think I lost my reading place in the Backerkit list.
Can we offer suggestions to correct subtitles? Is there a way to do this without MSTie fights over Grateful Dead song titles (e.g. is it Sugary, Sugar Ray, or Sugar Magnolia? Sugar Magnolia is definitely a Grateful Dead song but is not at all what Gypsy said which sounded like “Sugar-REEEEE!!” I heard something off in the fire drill opening and invention exchange too.
Are transcriptions just riffs or also movie audio? Can there be a different colored cobalt blue line at the top of the screen for the film, and consistent color coding red, burgundy, orange, forest green, neon green, purple, lavender per riffer for riffing?
Chapter markers for host segments. Though I am pretty good at eyeballing and clicking time code.
Chat/msg feature I wish I could get a heart count for the day that expands as a dropdown list so I only have to scroll through days and not all the times I was liked. I don’t know how much chat and messaging there will be on this site or how far off in the future. Avatar chat with 3D glasses for my character and an ability to throw popcorn and tomatoes at the screen was super fun on Gaia Online.
I see a lot of potential here. My compliments to the devs and particularly the artist and interface designer.