by Alphaville Herald on 09/01/09 at 12:12 am
by Pixeleen Mistral, National Affairs desk
Ex-PN griefer N3x15 claims that virtual filmmaker Torley Linden is following him, saying, "After LL came back from vacation, Torley Linden was assigned to shadow me and probably fish for reasons to ban me, but he apparently has no experience in shadowing people without sticking out like a green and magenta sore thumb. I didn’t mind, though, as I was merely talking to friends and writing anti-griefing tools out of pure boredom."
reformed griefer's alt account has password issues
Some observers speculate that the activist wing of the in-world Linden Lab game god G-team was driven to a ban stick beat down of post-6 griefer N3x15 after Torley Linden inadvertently filmed an attack on the sacred Lab snowball fight. But would a Lab staffer really resort to this sort of behavior?
Other observers suggest the ban was in retaliation for a series of mysterious in-world problems that have resulted in closed logins on an almost daily basis recently. Have the griefers resumed the denial of service attacks on the asset server that plauged SL during the winter and spring of 2008? We may never know the whole truth.
Meanwhile N3x15 describes his tenuous situation on his blog: 'On January 5th at 1:00AM, I was suddenly logged off by an unknown Linden (probably Plexus since Data apparently had no issues with me, and none of the others seemed to give a shit). I never received an email explaining why, which is usually LL’s way of saying “we don’t really have a reason to ban you but fuck you anyway”'
Given the inhospitible atmosphere in Second Life, N3x15 is considering moving to an OpenSim grid, saying "I may be making the move there since Linden Labs is becoming as attractive as a rotting whale due to lack of stability and lapses in customer service."