Second Life was a nice game. Before there where the script kiddies with weapons.
One of the most annoying things (and it will keep people from spending money in SL which is why Linden should be interested in solving this problem) is weapons.
As I was attacked over the last days several times a day, this thread in the SL forums just kicked it over for me to finally write something about it.
I had my nick registered around last year when initially trying out SL, and got back using it this year. As I now own a piece of land I wanted to go shopping.
In the last three days, I have encountered several people using weapons of me of several kind. Sandboxes are already unusable.
In order to do abuse reports, I started making screenshots of them and looking them up afterwards. Oh and of couse, both abuse reports I send in, I have not had an answer at all. So as it seems we need to talk where the money is. (and it would really help if the message I send it is copied in my acknowledement of the abuse report …)
All of them where new residents, all of them where not willing to understand that this is not a shooting game, all of them where like “yeah fuck off i do what I want”. To think that you can talk reason into them when they are clearly into exactly this . shooting people for the fun – is like expecting script kiddies to be in irc for talking and social exchange.
From what I see it those kids are the skript kiddies of SL. And they will become more andlook out for more “fun” if nothing is done against it. Yesterday I saw three whole pages on SL Echxhange about “great weapons” and alike.
I do not want to start having to look out for shields.
I do not want to be teleported away from a shopping spree or anywhere in a sandbox because some kiddies play wild west.
I have no interest in setting up my avatar again or ever try to build up my buildings or anything like it due to a shooting.
From a view of a skript kiddie, this must be heaven.
A new cool Egoshooter game where there are a lot of people as easy targets and more realistic guns than ever before. Just the bullets need some more work on. end of ironie.
Of course they do not stay in special zones – they never do. This is uncool.
People being attacked don’t shop, don’t explore. don’t buy land. They don’t play and especially don’t tell their friends about using Second Life.
I already say about SL “this *was* a nice game, but now there are skript kiddie equivilents in there”. This is out of hand and I am sorry: The real rush in of those has not even started.
Linden has to decide if they want to keep SL and evolve it or get it crashed by kids like that.
Of course there are solutions – make your own island, make your own home, only allow groups to enter and alike, but this is again against everything one would like back then in Second Life. In real life, we do have laws against that (at least in most countries) and there is a reason for it – people die.
As in SL you don’t die, but still it costs you a lot of time. My recommendation: Every time you geht attacked, do a an abuse report (help – abuse). In the moment of attack use ctrl-shift-S to do a snapshot (it will be faster than the abuse snapshot) and report. Make a copy of the text as you will not get one by the mail system.
Do I want to ban weapons at all? No. If that is what you want – great. If you find people who want that too – great. Consensual and everything around it. But if you are running around and attack people like those ones above, you are on the same level like any stupid skript kiddie.
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