by Pixeleen Mistral on 25/04/10 at 9:23 pm
Apparently erasing all signs of Woodbury from the grid became Harry Linden’s top priority sometime wednesday morning. I had just stopped by the Woodbury parcel in Ravenglass sim to take a picture of the plot when all the objects present disappeared!
Despite the destruction, I was elated – the reclusive Lindens were almost certainly in the ‘hood. With the possibility of scoring Linden Bears for our collections at the top of our minds, Phausk Claven, ASAYLUM Inaka, Epacsten Subagia and I scanned mainland Woodbury plots for a game god.
We were in luck! Harry Linden was seen flying over Cartmel sim and I was offered a teleport to join the group.
As we flew high above what was previously a store where some of the members of the Woodbury group had run a business, I reverently approached Harry and said “hi”.
In previous encounters with Lindens in-world, I have learned the proper next move is to ask for a Linden Bear as a keepsake commemorating the glorious event. Serious players know that a rare Linden bear is something you can exhibit with pride for years – or until your account is terminated for any reason or no reason.
Unfortunately, Harry Linden was not inclined to play along – he fell silent, then disappeared. This seemed more than a little unfair – we had trapped a game god in the wild and should have gotten bears. What is this virtual world coming to? Is maintaining good Linden/player relations was going to take a back seat to wanton deletion of player assets and players? Apparently so.
A bit later, both Phausk Claven and ASAYLUM Inaka disappeared from the people list – more victims of the Linden Woodbury ban.
I felt bad for Phausk and ASAYLUM — they came so close to getting a Harry Linden bear in their last moments in world, but ultimately died in vain. Perhaps they can come back on alt accounts and try again.
Meanwhile I still feel that Harry Linden owes me a bear – isn’t that how the game is played – or is the Lab changing the rules again?