Torley Linden Targets Reformed Griefer N3x15?

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."

9 Responses to “Torley Linden Targets Reformed Griefer N3x15?”

  1. nimrod yaffle

    Jan 9th, 2009

    LL doesn’t need a reason to ban you. Read the TOS.

  2. ExtremeObserver Core

    Jan 9th, 2009

    In defense of Mr. N3X15, I was standing there with him that night, when Torley came in the sim, on his “oh so obvious” alt. Torley made it very apparent he was Torley on an alt that night (ie: giving out his profile on the sl wiki, with info leading back to Torley Linden). Hello, he had the stupid Autistic Watermelon colors on for god sakes.

    Torley just sat there for an hour with us, talking once in a while when spoken to. But most of the time he was silent. I’m shocked I wasn’t banned. But from what I hear, I’m well liked among the G-team, in a “Oh he’s *special*” kind of way. Fuck you Rodney Linden. I know that’s a direct insult buddy.

    But I’m not at all surprised by this. Also, the ToS says nothing about Lindens being allowed to target individuals based on whether they like them or not. This is just another example of Power Hungry Lindens, abusing their powers, for the sake of “cleaning the land of griefers”.

    Moving to the OpenSim is probably a better idea anyway. Granted you’ll be plagued with shoddy support as their grid hangs from a ledge 24/7. But you won’t get banned for being who you are… or who you were.

  3. Emperor Norton Hears a Who?

    Jan 9th, 2009

    So beyond being twenty something basement dwellers leaching off their parents in this little essay we find out griefers are also paranoid drama queens. My, my what an attractive lifestyle.

    I am going to exercise the power of my Imperium here.

    Let it be known that I, Emperor Norton the 1st of California, protector of Mexico do decree that an out door porta potty in my capital city of San Francisco been named “N3x15″ to honor this citizens contributions to my Empire. I also decree that a brass plate will be attached to the threshold of the N3x15 porta a potty says “And the best of it will float to the top” Let the 9th hour of the day of 9th of January be known to all Californians as“N3x15 hour” and celebrated in a manor most appropriate at porta potties and detached rest rooms around my empire.

  4. nimrod yaffle

    Jan 9th, 2009

    ” Also, the ToS says nothing about Lindens being allowed to target individuals based on whether they like them or not. ”

    Yes, extreme, it does:

    2.6 Linden Lab may suspend or terminate your account at any time, without refund or obligation to you.

    Linden Lab has the right at any time for any reason or no reason to suspend or terminate your Account, terminate this Agreement, and/or refuse any and all current or future use of the Service without notice or liability to you. In the event that Linden Lab suspends or terminates your Account or this Agreement, you understand and agree that you shall receive no refund or exchange for any unused time on a subscription, any license or subscription fees, any content or data associated with your Account, or for anything else.

  5. mootykips

    Jan 9th, 2009


  6. Orion Pseudo (Shamroy on SL)

    Jan 10th, 2009

    Well, I guess that’s what happens when you run your company like a kindergarten. Professionalism goes out the window.

    Anyone having images of M Linden announcing over the loud speaker at 9am “Okay little Lindens! Its play time!”

  7. Anonymous

    Jan 10th, 2009

    this just in:


  8. Jumpman Lane

    Jan 18th, 2009

    geeze and i thought oh turdly calmed down. That is his mo to a tee. bannning without the email (he is the only linden who does that and when the gteam Lindens find out they hit the ol “u suck monkey balls, torley! button on the luv machine.) Sneakin around as an alt they ALL love that lol! and the ol force log. Torley does a lot of this crap on his own though, to settle his sad little scores. AS IF anybody really liked watermelon that much. but i’m being good in 09 so that’s all im gonna say!

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