Setting Home and Lag

Setting home on a sim allows an avatar to enter that sim, even when full.  This is critical to performers, as if a sim is full and a dancer crashes or needs to relog, they will still be able to get back onto the sim.

However, there is a drawback.  Setting home also puts a sim in a position where it goes over avatar capacity.  Maximum number of avatars is set on a sim with respect to how many people can be there without lagging out the show and destroying acts.  Performers teleporting onto the sim after the sim is full will run the sim over the limit placed on avatar capacity.   Then everyone gets upset because the show is having lag issues, and acts that people have worked hard on and spent a lot of money on are not displaying as intended.

Thus, it is in the best interest of everyone that performers and staff arrive 45 minutes before show time.  Being there an hour early is even better.  Sometimes, we all must arrive late for a show, as real life or exceptional circumstances in Second Life must be accommodated.  But we should not make that a habit.  All performers and staff should make every effort to arrive and park on a pose stand before the sim gets full.  Using the ‘setting home’ method of entering a full sim should be used for emergencies and exceptional circumstances.

Please consider this, and make every reasonable effort to arrive on show days 45 minutes to one hour before the start of the show.  This will help us to give our audience our very best performances by keeping down lag that is related to maximum avatars going over established limits.

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