Angry Elf King to LL: Stop Blocking Our PG Events!!!

by Pixeleen Mistral on 12/01/11 at 1:21 am

Wayfinder Wishbringer of the Elf Clan is very unhappy with Linden Lab – and believes that the struggling metaverse service provider may be attempting to drive PG sims out of the walled garden of Second Life.

The angry elf’s evidence? The shocking inability of PG sim owners to post to SL Events due to what seems to be an automated keyword filter run amok.

Elf Clan King Wayfarer Wishbringer (left) and IBM chairman Sam Palmisano (right) (file photo)

Has the frenetic cost cutting at Linden Lab – which started last spring when 30% of the staff were dismissed – finally gone too far? Or is this part of a calculated plan to scuttle the PG portion of the virtual world? Wayfinder points out that the recent surprise price hikes on non-profit and education organizations was a body blow to the PG community – up to 8% of the grid.

With the PG-friendly .edu community in flight, it is troubling that event descriptions with seemly innocuous phrases such as "Is this description good enough?" appear to trigger the Lab’s watchdogs, who then suggest moving to an adult or mature rated region. According to Wayfinder the problem has persisted for months.

In another post at the Elf Clan Social Network site, the elf king discusses the economics of Second Life virtual land "ownership", which are challenging in the extreme – even for large communities. Without events, communities cannot attract new members, are unable to make tier payment, and wither and die.

Is this to be the fate of Second Life?

Wayfinder offers some hope to those who hope the Lab is not trying to kill PG Second Life with what many long-term players agree is an honest appraisal of the Lab, saying, "The only other explanation that makes sense is basic incompetence and apathy… which is always a possibility with this company. So, incompetence, apathy, laziness, or intentional shutdown of PG sims? Which is it, Linden Lab?"

58 Responses to “Angry Elf King to LL: Stop Blocking Our PG Events!!!”

  1. Kinoko

    Jan 15th, 2011

    /b/ /i/ (;

    Dont just stop blocking PG Events, but Congrats to LL Dealing with a Copybotter and banning almost all their accounts in less than 5 hours (;. I Lulz Hard. And sadly I know where this person lives real life, oh and Alliance Navy, I hope they get wind of this and actually make sure their ranks do what is right from now on.

  2. Senban Babii

    Jan 15th, 2011


    “I’d respond further but seriously, you’re a loon.”

    Does this mean the wedding is off? O.o

    Also 3856 words now. Wow you’re really cheesed about this stuff aren’t ya precious XD

  3. Judge Joker

    Jan 16th, 2011

    Is this done now? can we have a new article? It’s kinda been a boring weekend.

    @Kinoko send it to pixeleen.mistral [at] maybe she can make sense of it? and pull a rabbit out of a hat.

    Or I suppose you could use an anonymous twitter account to send it @pixeleenmistral and maybe we can be let in on the joke?

  4. Kinoko

    Jan 16th, 2011

    Yeah I might start sending some interesting stories to her (;

    /b/ Last Entry.

  5. Persephone Bolero

    Jan 16th, 2011


    I never defended Linden Labs. Therefore, your entire reply was a nonsensical, knee-jerk emotional defense that had nothing to do with the arguments I made.

  6. General Drama

    Jan 16th, 2011

    Wow, wayfinder has posted 16 comments, or nearly 30% of the commentary. I think we have a lulzcow.

  7. Edna

    Jan 19th, 2011

    Elf King? Seriously?

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