Friday, August 17, 2007

Lindens Pet Project Is A Bust, And We're Suffering For It

Had a special event tonight. Marking the 30th anniversary of the death of The King (That's Elvis for those not in the know). Had it all planned, Elvis trivia, music, just a rip roaring good time. Usual fun in Steelhead.
However, the all powerful Lindens decided they wanted to mess around with their precious voice feature. Five minutes after the event started, I had redmapped. I had thought it was me, it's happened before. I knew the music kept playing, so all I had to do was relog and continue from where I left off. After I logged in, I wound up in some other area of the Grid, as Steelhead was unaccessable for a few minutes. Everyone in Steelhead had redmapped at the same time. Never seen that happened in the past, but figured, "Ok, let's continue with the fun". After everyone was able to return to Steelhead, the fun continued. Not more than five minutes into the event....redmap. Relogged, wound up somewhere else, unable to return to Steelhead for a bit, happened to everyone. We returned to Steelhead, continued the event. Five minutes later.....redmap.
Three times. Three times, everyone present in Steelhead redmapped. I was frustrated. I said, in group chat that I was going to say the "F" word. Kattrynn Severine told me to go ahead. What I said was the following:
Turns out, this had something to do with the Lindens doing something with their little voice feature that they added.....the feature everyone hates. Tensai Hilra tried to contact the Lindens to see if they could resolve the situation before Steelhead's sheriff wolfed out and ripped a few throats out. Surprise of surprises, The Lindens cut off all communication so that not a soul could contact them.
Dear Lindens, your voice feature sucks big green donkey balls. The majority of the residents across the Grid do not care much for it. Matter of fact, you really want to improve The Grid for enjoyment of all that live there? How about fixing the problems that have we've been facing that none of the so called upgrades have touched. And don't tell us that it could be our computers, we're not as stupid as you think we are. Some of us have computers that'd probably put your personal computers to shame. Katt Severine pays for her sim, you should be taking care of people like her. Of course, you could continue to screw up this world you created, piss people off, drive them away.....then all you'll be stuck with is the corporations who joined Second Life for the sole purpose of getting the attention of the people that you're driving away. You also ruined my event which paid tribute to Elvis. I think you owe me a private island. There is no excuse to ruin peoples fun like this, and then not give them any way of contacting someone to see if it could be rectified right away.
Naturally, the Lindens aren't going to listen to me. But, you know, Miss Katt says she doesn't want her sheriff pissed someone tell the Lindens to get their shit together.
On a different note. Appears someone who can do evil better than The Lindens has been rearing his ugly head again. I'm sure that should excite some of you to no end.


emillyorr said...

It's unfortunate, tragic, and hey, let's toss in pathetic and sad, while we're at it.

I have never been an advocate of voice. I won't download the voice client. Since voice arrived, the grid has lagged more than it lagged through 1.16, more than it lagged through 1.14, more than it lagged through 1.11. It's been impossible to build, move, change clothes, stay in world...

I hate voice. I hate the lag it causes. I hate that the Lindens are blind on this issue, as they are on so many others. "Look! Voice! It's shiny!" Great. What about inventory that doesn't evaporate, what about the scary new peaks on our avatars, what about fixing the alpha texture glitch, what about fixing the friendslist glitch?


Oh, right, sorry, forgot for a bit the Lindens aren't listening...

TotalLunar Eclipse said...

You couldnt have said it better my friend. At least we stuck it out until the very end and damn it we had fun too.

Hotspur O'Toole said...

Well, I have to say I did get SOME nice piccies before getting booted third time running...

Sorry this foolishness persists. But if you've been keeping up with my travails, you already know I'm not arguing with your point of view one little bit.

Stupid Lindens!!

Follow where the money is!

Edward Pearse said...

Actually I've had a couple of events recently were everyone has seemingly redmapped at the same time. The Carntaigh Court Ball most recently, but it's happened in Steelhead before too.

And while I'm on the subject of voice: Go here and vote

Christine McAllister said...

Ahhh, Fuzz my dear, I feel your pain. I was "lucky" enough to land in just in time for the last redmap episode. How truly blessed I feel (ha ha ha). I agree with voice being a pain in the butt and totally unnecessary. I too am tired of things in my inventory just vanishing, things I paid money for, things I have built (like a custom cake that I will now have to re-cobble together and find the special components for again). I am sick to death of lag, of redmapping, of crashing unexpectedly. In fact, at this point, I can honestly say that the only think keeping me in SL is the wonderful people I have met. If they start going, there'll be no reason for me to stay either.