gone baby gone…
My friends, I did something hardcore. I mean, REALLY crazy…
My whole SL is gone. I have deleted my WHOLE inventory, including everything I had built from start, customs, etc. I only kept the clothes I was wearing at the time, my AIF dogs and a few skins, and of course as many !BF! originals as possible so I can continue to sell them.
BYE BYE INVENTORY
Thousands and thousands of dollars worth… I was like a SL museum, I had everything from 2005. It was so precious and very dear to me.
BUT! I had NEVER cleaned it once, and so I was now over 170K of cluttered items in no particular order. It was dragging me down, slowing my viewer and making me mad each minute.
Sometimes starting fresh is scary. But I hope this will maybe revive my SL apetite once and for all, this on and off hiatus of mine feeling awkward, and all the bugs and crashing and blah blah…
I wanted to share that with you all, not so that I have your pity or anything, not to make a shock, I just thought I’d say a word on my process, where I am in my life right now, RL vs SL, what will happen with elka, etc. Just like that.
I recall a conversation I had with elka Lehane years ago, and she said that she had never deleted a single thing from her inventory. My jaw dropped. She kept everything that landed in her inventory, and ended up with 170K of items and clutter.
When I read elka’s message on Flickr about her deleting her entire inventory, at first I was shocked, but at the same time, I really admire her for taking such a drastic step to clean up her inventory and increase her SL performance drastically.
We’ve all heard about how having a large inventory may slow performance, and according to Linden Lab, anything over 10,000 objects is considered extremely large. My inventory hasn’t been 10,000 since my first six months in SL. Can a fashion addict/content creator keep their invy under 10K?
Before elka deleted her inventory, she couldn’t even keep shadows on for very long without crashing. I asked her if her performance is better now, and she said that she can keep shadows on all the time now, without crashing, and even in laggy sims.
I’m so inspired by this, I need to put more efforts into taking my 90K inventory down to below 50K. I’ve been cleaning my inventory since December 2010, and only managed to reduce it from 130K to 90K, but I think I need to move a lil faster, and be a lot more ruthless. I may or may not pull an elka!