Thursday, June 18, 2015


It's not often in Second Life that you run into truly greedy people, but every once in a while you do. It's been over five years since my last run in with someone who truly puts me off. Over the years, I have changed my Second Life and now I'm a full-time creator of content for pocket, tiny, and small avatars. I sell my creations on the SLX. 

The behind the scene rules for a creator is that one they may not list or create keywords that advertise the items that are restricted permissions as a full permissions item. However, some creator's sell restricted items but advertise them as full permissions. This is problematic because as a creator I'm looking for well-made mesh items to use in my creations as I cannot create much via Maya although I constantly try.

What started the headache with my completely miserable experience with PixelLab is I searched for "full perm statues" three times here is the proof: 

second search

third search

The first search is where I was tricked into purchasing a statue pictured above, using as full perms search. According to Linden Labs, only full perm items should come up when one filters a search. When I opened the item I was stunned to see that it was a restricted permission. I contacted the creator explaining that the item was listed under a full perm statue search, but there were restrictions on the search. The creator also claimed that s/he has a full perms statue that I could have purchased if so, why didn't that come up on the search rather than the restricted one.

I reported by flagging the item in the search, but he was allowed to keep it in the search. Furthermore, I have accidentally listed an item incorrectly with my keywords and Linden Labs discontinues my products and doesn't even notify me as a creator that they took my stuff down due to my accident. For example, I made a winter home. I listed it under home and garden. I figured it's a home ergo list it as   under home and garden, but I had to list it under building. No problem I fixed it. 

Yet, I search for full permission items and I get a statue that is restricted, I buy it believing that it is full perms, but it's not. The creator insults me calls me slow and special inferring that I am stupid and retarded. Well, PixelLabs you should have fixed the error. Now all my blog readers know your name. I give this creator a "F" on customer service.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Despots Do Exist in Second Life

The despot that is known to me is a property owner and was my previous landlord, Tmos Newall who owns the “Cove” properties. The mistake I made was buying land from him with resale rights back in October 2007. I did the Resident thing by putting up my house, landscaped my yard, put in ocean life in my beach water, and life was good. The first rude run in Tmos had with me was quite by accident. I put up a security orb, he happened to come by the property, it would not let him in, and I got a message saying that he was thrown off my land. Instead of sending an instant message to me saying that I needed to add his name to my pass list on my security orb, he kept coming back and trying to crash my security system.

Now each time he did this I got a message saying he was ejected from my property. Now I was home, and in my dungeon with my Master. So here, I am being interrupted. I send him an instant message asking, "What are you doing?"

He says it is against the covenant to have a security orb up and my name is not on it. That was a shock as you and I know in Real Life no landlord has a right to come into his tenant’s home without permission. I said you are interrupting my session with my Master I will add you later in the mean time leave. He said you have 24 hours to add my name to the pass list or else you are going to be kicked off the land and I will reclaim it.

That was the first inkling I had of what an absolute despot I was dealing with, it only got worse. Around the New Year, my Master began building the most awesome furniture in Second Life and we needed place for him to put his items for purchase. Now mind you, I was no longer living at Crystal Cove but had moved into my Master’s castle and was living there and I was about abandon the land at Crystal Cove because the tier I was paying was getting tiresome!

I offered the land at Crystal Cove as a place to put his furniture store; after all, I was paying for it and not using it. Therefore, we tore down the beach house and my Master built on the land a beautiful store and mini mall. Before we did all that we read the covenant and I took a copy of it to be sure that I was in compliance of the rules of the sim.

As Master finished the building the mini mall, I get an instant message from Tmos Newall saying that I had to have all walls set back from the property line by four meters. As soon as I logged that night, I reply with a question, why do I have to move my wall off my property line, I will lose a massive amount of land, and will I receive a refund for not using this land? Do you know what I was told? If you are going to give me drama, I will kick you off the property, you loose your money, and anyway it is in the covenant. I immediately open the covenant and then replied no it is not in the covenant. Tmos said, “Oh, thanks for reminding me, I forgot to add it and I will, so you will either do as I have told you or else I will kick you off.”

Master moved the walls off the property line by four meters. We bided our time and recently we moved off Crystal Cove and we abandoned the land and I did not bother reselling the it.

The last thing I did before we abandoned the land was to take another copy of the covenant from January to May 2008 the “rule” of having to have your stuff four meters off the property line was never added. Furthermore, neighbors did not have to have their stuff four meter from their property line, they were allowed to take their stuff and put it inches from my land.

Despots do exist in Second Life, flourish, and threaten those they feel are little people. This Second Life Resident is not impressed.