ghosty12 opened this issue on Oct 28, 2015 · 501 posts
So, Daz Studio 4.9 is going to suggest products to you, based one some criteria, as you use it. One of two things must therefore be true: either Daz Studio maintains a constant connection to the content server(s), which will eat up your bandwidth; or it maintains a massive, ever-expanding database file of all products on the content servers, and constantly searches it, and therefore adds to processor load and eats up disk space. Also, if the database option is how it works (which is honestly more likely, since it would just use the metadata already in place and be cheaper for Daz besides due to bandwidth costs and server load associated with constant searches from the client), how much do you want to bet it will one day expand to include at least one (likely all) of the marketing images on each product's storefront page? Thousands and thousands of images passively stored on your HDD, updated every time a PA makes a change to their storefront images... This database file is going to be freaking huge. Honestly, the whole idea sounds like a bad one to me. Sure, it'll mean more sales for them in the short run and all that. But honestly, if it's going to eat resources like it seems like it will eventually, it might as well have something like Clippy from Word 98 pop up everytime you add content to your scene: "I see you added a Victoria 7 character to your scene. Would you like to check out the new panties for her that just became available?"
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