by Pixeleen Mistral on 20/05/07 at 10:43 am
One guy with a watermelon gun threatens Second Life society
by Onder Skall
Thursday, Reuters reported that Spanish socialist and conservative party factions are fighting it out in Second Life. The griefing tactics at each other’s party offices include throwing bombs, waving guns around, rezzing fires, and “everything you could imagine” according to a Socialist Party official. I have a feeling that they aren’t imagining very hard if a few explosions are the worst they’ve seen.
According to a report in The Register published on friday the PSOE and Partido Popular “have been entertaining Spaniards for months as the two abandon any pretence at political debate and roundly accuse each other of provoking the collapse of western civilisation.” Attacks have been coming from both sides in the press, on the streets, and now in Second Life as both sides refuse to accept that anybody could possibly see the world any differently than themselves. Obviously, to disagree with their point of view, one must be evil incarnate.
Of course, no hysterical freakout would be complete in the modern age without playing the “terrorist” card:
“We have complained to the Second Life commission about the terrorism,” a spokesman for the conservative opposition Popular Party said.”
Friday when I visited the scene to get some lurid pictures of metaverse mahem, land owners had covered everything in banlines. [so Second Life's natural social order was asserting itself? -Editrix]
I was able to catch this one guy with a watermelon gun, that’s it. They think Linden Lab is going to step in? Noobs.