Monday, November 10, 2008

Sore Opening.

Hi guys.
So those of you who are apart of the GearShift group would have gotten a landmark to the sim that Ive been nattering on about on this blog for what seems an age now. Its been a personal project and one Ive tried to see through with the same amount of focus I put into my clothing designs. Its taken a long time, but its been something Ive really wanted to do. I think for me I really wanted to open it the right way, I envisioned this big opening and inviting all my friends to come and hang out. New swag, free swag and a special competition.
But, I feel all my planning has been taken away from me. Linden Labs seems to have changed their policies on their open sims, now known as homestead sims. I thinks it ridiculous about the price increase that they are going to be putting in place with them, especially after they are gimping the sims. The sims once their new policies fall into place in the new year will see these sims only hold 20 people. Its outragous, they talk about unexpected load on systems and how the sims were created for low usage - their solution is to raise the price which I think will be for their maintenence but also tear out anything that I would find useful in owning it. Im so frustrated as Ive invested so much time, effort and money in making this project a reality. Now it seems like if I want to carry on with this project I HAVE to purchase a sim. There has been ample talk about these issues and Im sure that my thoughts are mirrored in the blogs and in other written media on the web.

With all the economic turmoil that is gripping not only the american nation, but affecting countries globally you'd think that maybe Linden Labs would maybe find a more subtle way in fucking the arses of its loyal users. All hail the almighty dollar right?

Bitter, me?

Well, I would really love to invite everyone to come and check out the sim. Explore, take pictures, mingle with the other few Gear Shifters that may lurk about. I really wish it was a more cheerful invitation. But I think, why keep it locked away when I will eventually have to move the whole thing.

Class is now open!

Peace out cool cats!