Recently there was a survey on Hypergrid Business where people was asked about their favorite grid. The questions asked was about support, community, technology, content and overall impression of the grid.
Kitely did ok, but I was kind of surprised about that they didnt get topscore in that survey. Yes they are in the top 5 grids, but still it could be better.
If we look at the support-category then Kitely came in as nomber 5. Why?? Ilan, one of the gridowners, does a huge job in helping people and he is always polite and nice. He answers every question you might have and he keeps the Kitely Market up-to-date and clean, so it doesnt end up like the SL market with all sorts of content-spam. He meets with the resident every sunday all year around, and he listen to people. What more could he do?
Kitely came in as number 8 on content. What is it with that?? The Kitely market has more content that other markets in Opensim. Yes it might be a bit expensive, but this was not a survey about where to get cheap or free things. It was about how the grid is doing around the content-creation. Many people come to Kitely just to create and put their content on the marketplace, even though they have a home in another grid. That is of course because Kitely Market is the only market that can deliver to all the hypergrids. Many people also report that its so nice to create on Kitely because there isnt any annoying bugs and the grid is always stable to work on. So its a mystery for me why people didnt vote more for content on Kitely.
Kitely was number 3 in Technology. FrancoGrid and AllCity came first. What is it those grids can that Kitely cant? I wonder if it is because those other grids doesnt have many people online at the same time and therefore they dont have any issues, which they probably will have if they start to grow, just like GCG did get in trouble. Or maybe it was because that people who responded to the survey never visited other grids and didnt have anything to compare it with. I dont know. Its just a big puzzle for me why Kitely didnt get topscore here, because the grid is never down, the platform is stable. Creating is always working and the problems there is, are always something with the Opensim-code, which Kitely try to fix as good as they can.
Something I do understand though, is that Kitely scored low on community. They were number 9 here. It is hard to create a community if people only come to create and dont explore, or attend events or initiate some kind of activity. They do try though, and maybe one day it will grow.
I am one of those that only comes to create. I love to create on Kitely. It is so smooth, and everything works all the time. I just have my virtual, social life in SL and cant really leave that for now, but if I one day want to find a home in Opensim that should definitely be in Kitely.