Tag Archives: VBA Knicks


25 Apr

UPDATE!  The April 22nd game was rescheduled to April 24th.

Final Score: 80-69 …. VBA Rockets win over VBA Knicks.  Congrats to BOTH teams.  Rockets starts off the season with a Flying start…

Kings Valentine

VBA Vice President, Technology


The VBA Knicks vs. VBA Rockets.  Tipoff 5:30pm SLT.  Strict ARC and script requirements will be enforced.


Spectators are encouraged to be there no later than 15 mins before tipoff with proper ARC and script weight and seated in the stands with their microphones turned off.

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*How to de-script for all VBA in world games:

a) The quickest way to de-script is to right click on your avatar, click on Take Off then Detach All.

At that time any items containing a box in your Worn items will be removed which 99% of the time contains some type of active script. This includes prim clothing, prim hair, HUDs, shoes and jewelry.

b) The one thing that will return if checked is your bridge, so follow these directions;

1) Go into edit at top of screen;
2) Click on preferences;
3) Go to Emergence/Phoenix at bottom left tab;
4) On top tabs click on the Misc tab;
5) Top right UN-CHECK the box labeled ‘Enable LSL-Client Bridge’;
6)Click Apply before Clicking OK

You can UN-CLICK all the boxes here but it is not necessary.



Virtual Basketball Association
League Executives

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How is the Avatar Rendering Cost determined?

Each face/polygon on an avatar’s attachment is assigned a point (times a multiple). Characteristics of that face which might slow down rendering determines the multiple. All the points get added together and presented as “the final cost” estimate of rendering the avatar.

The scores are color coded. The center of the yellow band is a score of about 1,000. The numbers turn fully red at around 2,000 (2,048, to be precise). It’s generally best to be considerate of others when putting together your avatar, and to do what you can to stay under a score of 2,000, especially in crowded areas. Under 1,000 is even better. These are only guidelines, but be aware that the higher your score is, the more lag you generate for other Residents, particularly those with older machines.

How do I enable ARC?
1.Turn on your Advanced menu.
2.Enable Advanced > Rendering > Info Displays > Avatar Rendering Cost.

Lowering your rendering cost:

Most people can make an avatar which looks similar to their normal avatar, but has a lower ARC. It can be a good idea to keep a low-ARC avatar to take to high-lag or popular events, or to wear to classes that are likely to generate lag (such as building or scripting classes).

1.Start by bringing the ARC up: Advanced Menu > Rendering > Info Displays > Avatar Rendering Cost
2.Make a note of all the attachments you wear on your regular avatar.
3.Detach everything. (Right click on yourself, select Detach, then select Detach All.)
4.Gradually attach each item, making a note of which items increase your ARC most.
5.If you’re a competent builder yourself, look at “How ARC is calculated” and remove unnecessary particles, flexi, bumpmapping, texture animation and prims from copy/modify high-ARC objects.
Some hairstyles, for instance, have more than one style within the same object, with the second style being invisible. You can reduce the ARC of that hair just by making a version without the second style – and look exactly the same.
6.Otherwise, you can look for low ARC objects that have a similar look to the high ARC version. Use demos to figure out the ARC of an object before purchase.

What to do if someone with high rendering cost is causing you lag:

If you have avatar impostors enabled, mute them. They will be replaced by an impostor, with the effective rendering cost of 1. Their original rendering cost will still be displayed. This is particularly useful on machines that get poor framerates, you can mute high cost avatars to help increase your framerate in crowded areas.


VBA Pre-Season Power Ranking – Season 2

16 Apr

Rnk#    Pre-Season Power Ranking

1                         VBA Bulls

2                        VBA Spurs

3                        VBA Celtics

4                        VBA Lakers

5                        VBA Heat

6                        VBA Rockets

7                       VBA Knicks

8                       VBA Hornets


28 Apr


VBA Knicks Player Classito celebrating his team victory!

Bigmeech Classito, player for the VBA Knicks scored in the last few seconds of the game… victorious over Spiffy Trill of the VBA Lakers.

Score ended at 1 to 0. Go VBA KNICKS!

Lots of turnowners, lots of defensive action, but that last second steal says it all….

Thank you to Cipher Rhode as Game Commentator and Kings Valentine as Referee.

Dancers of the Lakers and Knicks looked fabulous on center court doing their routines.

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Go Knicks.. Handle Them… We Always #1

27 Apr

By:  Tony Morano

Wednesday Mohindi - Owner, VBA Knicks

Being an owner in the VBA is an unique experience to have.  When taking ownership, one has to make sure they are on top of everything that deals with their team.  The owner of the VBA Knicks loves every second of this honor, even the frustrating times.

“If you want the best you have to put your all into it,” said Wednesday Mohindi. “I’m surrounded with a wonderful staff so it’s not bad. I also have to shout out to my General Manager, Mycilia Ruby.”

With that said, the VBA Knicks are trying to create a friendly atmosphere for its players and cheerleaders. Little would you know the roots are a little deeper than expected.

“I was reading my mother’s profile and saw she was involved in VBA and I asked her about becoming a cheerleader,” said Blaque Diamond.

With the mother-daughter connection, the VBA Knicks’ chemistry is one of a kind. When it comes down to basketball, it is all about business.

“Seeing the team come together and working as one puts a smile on my face every time,” said Wednesday Mohindi. “Without the team you are at a loss. I love my team and my cheerleaders.”

The VBA is attracting more daily.

“The VBA is going places and anyone should try to be apart of it before it’s too late,” said Wednesday Mohindi.

The VBA Knicks are more than just a team, but they are a community.  Just like every team in the VBA, it allows people from all over to come together and enjoy the game of basketball.

“For me it has been fun because I have gotten to meet a lot of nice people and go to events and things I never done since being on SL,” said Black Diamond.

No matter what their title is everyone has to work as a team.  Teamwork is key in the VBA.

“We have a great group of women on our cheerleading squad and with everything great comes hard work but we have fun and we love being cheerleaders,” said Blaque Diamond.

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26 Apr

Wednesday, April 27 – 8:00pm SLT

Location:  Mohindi Square Gardens (MSG) – Knicks Arena


Let’s see who GOES HARD… OR GOES HOME!  All guests to the sim will be asked to reduce their ARC (Avatar Rendering Cost) to no higher than 500.  How do you check your ARC?  http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Avatar_Rendering_Cost

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