Coming from Humility to take on Goliath - TMP (The Shops) Legacy Review
Recently, I stated on Twitter that I had gained access to 'The Shops' Legacy Body. Now, I know prior, I had taken a shot at them, and have in the past, gone on tirades about their past business practices, their use of a LSL Bridge to a remote server, rather than using a local solution with the HUD they include with Legacy, along with how people had somehow decided to adopt it.
After having some time to tinker with it, I see why some people see it as revolutionary, as it were, and that my accusations of being high-poly were somewhat valid, but were more of a de-minimis than a major issue.
But.. to understand why Legacy is as important to Second Life's Fashion industry as people make it out to be, I must explain a dilemma that, at least those of us more of aware of it - know of.
Built (supposedly) from the blood of rivals
Out of the Ordinary
Reverse Engineered Middle Finger
At least in the US, This has been deemed legal, due to the fact that the copyrighted work is 'reinterpreted from scratch' rather than being derived from the original work. In the end, both Microsoft and Maitreya in their respective scenarios, don't have a leg to stand on in court.
It's not easy being thicc
Now, this isn't extremely bad by any means, and it's much better than I made it out to be. It's better than my old collar which I bet would give aforementioned Niran a heart attack.
It feels so good to be me
Building on the Status Quo
This will entice people, especially when announced, to buy the body. Yes, it'll cut into profits, but in the long run, it will help your brand grow and compete with Maitreya, which has swatted you down before with Legacy's predecessor limping along before being discontinued earlier this year.
I'm still working on the Governance posts, but I'm debating cutting it into three parts, so watch this space.