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  1. Ayesha

    Will 2023 be the last year for SL?

    I barely log in anymore but my land business still does all right. I joined SL in 2007 and got really involved in 2008 in the middle of the recession. Second Life was huge then because it is cheap entertainment. You can enjoy live music and just tip the performer $2, rent a plot of land of...
  2. Ayesha

    WTF Shape resellers get a lsl function nerfed

    I've always been pretty bad with shapes, and bought mine years ago, though I adjusted it a bit over the years. Getting a mesh head was very frustrating because I had to copy the settings from one to the other. And mesh head shapes are REALLY hard because they look terrible on an OG head and vice...
  3. Ayesha

    It had to happen sooner or later....

    I met Prok briefly IRL at a Second Life convention about 10 years ago. While I realize you can't assume gender by appearance, they did not dress/present as male at all. I would still address their avatar as male since that is how they are choosing to live in SL, but I saw no evidence of them...
  4. Ayesha

    Gachas to be banned in Second Life

    I always wondered why nobody did this to keep gambling going, or non-nerfed skill gaming. Buy tokens on a third party site, use them to play games in SL, cash out on third party site. Or use L$ to buy credits, cash out winnings in USD or crypto on third party site. Or the pachinko method: play...
  5. Ayesha

    Gachas to be banned in Second Life

    Can I buy gachas with bitcoin? Wouldn't surprise me if someone tries it.
  6. Ayesha

    Gachas to be banned in Second Life

    I had a feeling I should pop back into the forums after a year or so of almost never reading. Once again, Linden Lab has taken an ax to a major source of income for creators in SL, and they’ve gone about it in the most boneheaded way possible. I understand that there are regulatory reasons...
  7. Ayesha

    Covenant Dispute

    Another estate owner here. It does sound like they were being harsh. If I or my estate manager had seen this title on the land, we would have just checked in to find out if you were opening a club and let you know that clubs are not allowed on that particular region. If you said you were not...
  8. Ayesha

    AFK Sex Sims

    I think most of them are bots. I mean, why would you want to pay a cut to other people when you could just fire up a bunch of text viewers or bots and set them up? I don’t allow AFK places on my adult rentals because they create lag and prevent real people from using the region. I’ve seen a...
  9. Ayesha

    Last Names Are Coming Back, Along With Premium, Marketplace and Event Changes

    So they are bringing back last names but also bringing back what was stupid about them, having to choose from a list instead of being able to create your own. I’m disappointed. Everyone I know who wants to change their last name has a reason and a specific last name in mind. For example, my good...
  10. Ayesha

    Gachas Are A Fucking Scourge

    Yeah I don’t think they are predatory. I support legalization of regulated gambling in real life, but even if you don't, most of the risks of gambling are absent with gacha. If you lose gambling or skill gaming, you leave with nothing. With gacha you always get something and you can choose to...
  11. Ayesha

    Gachas Are A Fucking Scourge

    I would really like to hear from SL merchants regarding income from gacha vs just selling items. But based on my experience running a gaming place for a couple of years, skill games, gambling, whatever you want to call it are extremely popular among a subset of people. They enjoy the excitement...
  12. Ayesha

    Tell us your Second Life enemies story

    This is why I always have my mesh body's bits alpha-ed out/turned off. And yes, if you don't do this people can see you nakie when you land in a busy sim. I've seen so many naked people with a dress attached to their arm dancing at music events!
  13. Ayesha

    Tilia, a prelude to decline?

    Sucks that OP was a douche because there’s actually stuff worth discussing here. I’m not upset about having to provide identity information, I understand it’s the law, it’s just annoying to have to do it again when I previously provided them with the same information. Can’t they just transfer...
  14. Ayesha

    Account Changes (LL Blog)

    Every time I do the captcha, it sends me to the main court page instead of to the text of the lawsuit, and then I don’t know how to find it. So I haven’t been able to read the actual complaint beyond the screenshots on her Twitter. But from what I can conclude, she is both an unpleasant person...
  15. Ayesha

    Tell us your Second Life enemies story

    Mine is pretty famous. There was a whole thread about it on the old SL Universe forums, but I don’t think it’s available anymore. The short version: When I was a baby land baron in 2008, I made the mistake of giving a corner of my main island to a guy who was building a replica of Disney’s...
  16. Ayesha

    Tell us your Second Life friendship story

    In the spirit of the love story thread, I thought it would be good to have a place to post your Second Life relationships that have been platonic, but no less life-changing. I have two to share. When I first joined SL, I was in a bad RL relationship that was turning abusive. I was stuck at...
  17. Ayesha

    What SL Features Would You Like To See Added?

    Avatar: New default avatar body that is ideally closely fitted to the current popular mesh bodies. I have a friend who is interested in joining SL, but it’s hard for me to recommend it when she doesn’t have a lot of money and she would have to shell out a good $40-$50 right away just to get a...
  18. Ayesha

    YouTube is part of the problem

    Ugh, I had no idea that kind of crap is happening on YouTube. I agree that we need more humans reviewing things, but the problem is it takes a toll on those humans. I work for a small media company that allows user generated posts and photos. Many of us work from home and only see each other in...
  19. Ayesha

    Has SL Fashion Become Too Homogeneous?

    For alternative fashions -- goth, punk, hippie etc. and even a few formal dresses, I recommend Sn@tch. I don't shop much in SL anymore but I look forward to their subscription notecards every week, because they have great puns involving the word Sn@tch. More to the point, they make a wide...
  20. Ayesha

    Leaving Neverland Gets Mixed Reactions

    I watched this and agree with others who said it was extremely difficult to handle. The details were upsetting but I made myself get through it because I thought it was so important to watch and know. As a kid in the 1980s I loved the Thriller album and I even had Michael Jackson tennis shoes...