Kitely's basic account includes a free island, that's right a free virtual world of your own.
This is a feature that is unbelievable to me when compared to Second Life's 0.00 a month fee for owning the same amount of pixel property on their servers. After all, all that empty space needs to be filled with something.
Kitely has all the signs of being up for the job and around for a long time.
(As opposed to a myriad of other virtual worlds and open sim projects that seem run by a staff more focused on gossip and cliques then professionalism.
With weekly meetings open to the public Kitely has an open and transparent management model that reminds me of the early days of SL.
Of course they also have community forums and an active blog.
For example, some of our customers are teachers and they let each of their students create their own virtual world.
This would be impossible with traditional always-on worlds.
Then at some point during the various regime changes over at Second Life the in-world economy and social atmosphere seemed to radically change. Two things that to a part time builder such as myself made maintaining SL as a hobby rather difficult.I kept an eye on the Virtual World options that were cropping up over the years, anxious to find a substitute with better pricing, updated technology but with that feeling we had in the early days of Second Life.We were pixel revolutionaries, virtual pioneers working together to create something special.However, we have added many proprietary optimizations which makes our version faster and more feature-rich than standard Open Sim.For example, we replaced Open Sim's inventory and asset services with our own cloud-based systems, which improve performance significantly.
We also added a feature called Advanced Megaregions, which allows creating very large virtual worlds that have no lag when moving between different regions (parts) of the world.