5 June 2014

Urban Zombie Sim in SL Goes to the Wall

So I got introduced to shooting zombies in SecondLife, it was fun, it was my way of relaxing, to let off steam.
Yesterday, 4th June 2016, one of the owners sent out this notice:
Attention Everyone, After A Four Year Run, We Are Calling It Quits.
The Sim Will Be Closed Within A Couple Of Weeks.
 We Want To Thank All Of Those That Supported Us During Our Run.
xxxx and xxxx.
I wont name the owners, one of them is a decent person, the other, the guy, (I won't call him a gentleman), is something else to be believed.
So I was over at that sim today, 5th June 2014 and the guy is pulling out the level called Urbanus.
Now folks, in my book, 2 weeks means 2 weeks, not 2 seconds, not 2 minutes.
I can understand why someone would want to pull out of SL, paying US$ 300 per month only to have an empty sim sit there.
But lets get real, 2 weeks means 2 weeks. That's 2 weeks of enjoyment that folks could get until the final day comes.
Folks I have owned a sim in SecondLife, it takes seconds to clean a sim before it is returned to Linden Lab.
So much for Honour, end of rant.


Attention Everyone.

An Opportunity Has Opened For Us And We Had To Take It.
It Was Our Original Plan To Remain Active For Two Weeks More, But Tonight Is The Last Night For Urban Zombie, We Have Sold The Land.
Again We Want To Thank All Of You That Have Supported Us Over The Past Few Years.

Thank You

The above notice went out after my rant in the group I was part of. Reality check here folks, if you own a sim and want to keep your reputation during the process, tell the truth, even if it hurts. The truth, no matter how hard to swallow at times, goes a long way. There was nothing that couldn't have stopped the sim owners asking the new owner for a two week grace period.

1 June 2014

SecondLife celebrates its 11th Birthday this year. It is being called SL11B.

Second Life (SL) evolved as an idea by founder and former Linden Lab CEO, Philip Rosedale (aka Philip Linden). He envisioned a vast green, continuous landscape, distributed across multiple servers — and went on to build it. While he dreamed of virtual worlds since his childhood, in 1994, Rosedale first thought of connecting computers via the Internet and creating a virtual world. In 1999, he founded Linden Lab (LL).
SecondLife Birthday History at a Glance:
SL1B - Second Life First Year Anniversary Gala
SL2B - Giant museum displaying various large builds, pictures of SL over time
SL3B - Hooray for diversity and Looking towards the future
SL4B - “era” of SL
SL5B - SL Culture
SL6B - The Future of Virtual Worlds
SL7B - Unexpected Collaborations
SL8B - Magic of Second Life
SL9B saw residents take over the birthday since Linden Lab dropped the birthday ball. Some advertising blurbs that I have seen on the net make the claim "Run by residents for the residents". This is a false claim. The current resident run birthdays are certainly run by dedicated residents, yet adult exhibits are not allowed because of the rating of the event.
Previously there were only two ratings for map regions on the SL Main Grid: PG and Mature, and they were open to anyone to visit.
After 15 Sep 2009, publicly promoted Adult Content is supposed to be stored either on Regions on the newly built Zindra mainland "continent" or on private Regions having the Adult Region rating.
The SecondLife Birthday is rated as a Mature Event, this excludes Adult content. So in essence, the SL Birthday is not for ALL residents of SecondLife. ALL residents can attend if they so choose, but Adult rated exhibitions are not allowed. So much for fairness.
It is long overdue for adult rated content to be added to the SecondLife Birthdays. It is achievable, simply by  making the Sims that have adult content, rated as Adult Sims.
The Adult rated Sims in SecondLife contribute to the economy that keeps SecondLife alive, that is a fact.
Adults participate in SecondLife - that is also a fact. So to deny adult content in any SecondLife birthday event is blatant discrimination and you have to ask yourself "Is that fair?"