this is how I felt too.
But yea! thank you for sharing gather to communities!
Issue no. 1 :
I can’t make the space be seen from the middle.
Because of that, community members would get lost,
or can’t see the road well.
As I was building the space beside or beyond the chosen template,
I realised I don’t want or don’t need the initial room template anymore
so I deleted it.
But the problem is it became lop sided.
( please see image below )
Issue no. 2:
When other users in my space go to the town, there would be
plenty of question marks, as opposed to the actual images/furnitures uploaded : (
That’s why I’m choosing to just create a new space, instead of fixing
the work done.
please see image below
Would be nice if there were warning signs if its going to reach the point
where the images won’t load anymore
Issue no. 3
Running third party tools. we use an app that can get people into back to back one on 1 calls but we couldn’t access it through gather. So instead of running the event in gather from the very beginning, we had to go zoom first, and then go to the vidcall app before we reach gather town and by then, our members would have spent so much energy through the vidcall app and less likely to engage with gathertown.
please see image below
our event runs like at 9.30pm, at 10pm run the back to back calls…11pm we let the new people hang there…
would be nice to if there could be like cashier points where people can purchase the tickets on start of event time… like a point of entry with payable amounts, so people won’t also see the base point price and explain why it has to be charged at a certain price point ( coming from envisioning a for-profit org thats going to be running events )
It’s actually what happened to me when I effortfully brought people together, they didnt come back to build a space together with me anymore, but decided to start small groups built their own space and with less people = less chances of retention.
I’m not sure if it helps but im really thankful for the offers I have received to continue exploring with the space!
First time I experienced gather town, I wanted to bring my whole village here and sent proposals trying to reach the holiday season and get people to come here, unfortunately I couldn’t build the together universe I envisioned because onboarding people is still hard and its very difficult to comunicate its value… or even plan for like expenses because there’s no guarantee. It would be nice to let go of the idea of managing its cost or leaving the the burden to the people who enter the event space.
Creating a trade show from scratch is very difficult as a 1 man team and i think perhaps it would help to design it in a way that a 1 man team can do it all.
The image above shows physical restaurants or instagra shops I have built into the space. However its really too taxing to do everything, having to deal with so many parties. But the hardest thing is balancing the price and people’s free action and reaction.
BUT STILL i would like to say gather town is amazing!
Though its really an effort or take alot of loading time…
BUT WILL CONTINUE to push through BECAUSE i think its an amazing future and
also because of the offer!!
VISION: I was hoping the experience for gather town is something like
an existing “common” lobby or lounge area that people can just easily
go into and chill like a living room in their own homes. CO-LIVING with one another.
Hope this helps!
As a new user, I cannot upload more than 1 image.