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Wayfinder Wishbringer's Blog – November 2008 Archive (10)

ElvenGlen Reborn


Sunday, November 30 2008, the region of ElvenGlen was reborn on OpenLife Grid. In addition, the majestic ElvenGlen Castle was rebuilt and placed in a setting similar to its original location.

Some newer members may be confused, wondering why it is Elf Clan is setting up "ElvenGlen" since that name is used by another group on Second Life. To put a pre-emptive stop to propaganda, rumors and outright lies, here are the answers.

ElvenGlen was Elf… Continue

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 30, 2008 at 11:30pm — 8 Comments

Second Life Already Feeling the Impact

According to a report at Massively, Second Life sim count is dropping dramatically. A total of 795 sims have shut down thus far with "no bottom yet in sight".

This is not surprising in light of the increase of Open Space Sim prices by some 26% by January 1 and 67% by July 1 of 2009.

Massively made two primary points regarding this trend:

Regarding consoliation of four Open Space… Continue

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 27, 2008 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

The Comparative "Success" of Linden Lab

Instead of Second Life being a world-wide grid that could have surpassed any single venture in the history of computing (other than perhaps Microsoft or the Internet itself), Second Life is a (relatively) limping venture with disgruntled and angry customers. LL is literally looking toward a future of having its entire market eaten by savvy competitors. Instead of Linden Lab accomplishing "the dream"... that dream is going to go either to a successor (such as Open Life, among dozens of others)… Continue

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 26, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Where to Best Place Our Efforts, Time and Money

Reuters Leaves Second Life

Recently, one of the best-known Second Life commentators, Eric Reuters (of the Reuters Report), left Second Life to work with the Silicon Valley Insider.

Reuters Report Here

Reuters isn't the only one to leave Second Life. Numerous groups-- including our own Elf Clan-- are currently… Continue

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 26, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments


The Open Grid is here and developing quickly. Each week brings improvements and new features.

One of those features is the concept of M-15. This basically means "Mature age 15" which means, in their own words "No sex and nudity in the streets".

This very much reflects the policy Elf Clan has had from the very beginning of our first sim: "What you do in your home is your business. What you do in the streets is ours."

We realize we cannot stop people from walking… Continue

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 20, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Linden Lab's days are numbered.

I'm not alone in this opinion. Blogs across the nation are voicing similar thoughts. Peter Lioncourt is pretty much fed up too. If you folks know Peter as I do, you know it takes a lot to cross the line with him. But once that line is crossed, that's it. Linden Lab has finally crossed that line. As a result, Peter has already purchased two regions from the Open Grid system (yes, TWO sims... the other is being delivered as I write). I can tell… Continue

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 19, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Is Linden Lab Trying to Destroy Second Life?

A friend of mine said something realistic today:

"They just want to rake in the dough and retire young and they dont care who they step on to do it."

This called to mind a suspicion I have had for a long time: the possibility that some people at Linden Lab may be trying to perform the "golden parachute" stunt, taking Second Life for all they can get out of it NOW, retire young-- and they don't care about the ultimate impact of their actions on Second Life and its users.… Continue

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 7, 2008 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

A Startling Reality

This post appeared on the Linden Lab Open Space Forum (which now contains THOUSANDS of posts, the vast majority of them quite negative-- and amazingly quite accurate). It's the first time ever that I have seen the majority of SL users peg LL to the wall... in an insightful and eyes-wide-open manner.

This post was especially straight forward and to the point. I replied to it. Here's the post word for word:

Jini Hammerer

Well a rough guess of open sims alone…

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 6, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Elf Clan Official Response to Linden Lab OSS Price Hike

This statement will begin with Elf Clan's official policy and position on the matter of Linden Lab price gouging of Open Space sims. It will then proceed as to why we are making these decisions and taking these actions.

Be aware that this blog is hard-hitting and to the point, with no attempt at "PC". I'm telling it like I see it... and most likely as it truly is. I daresay we are by no means alone in these decisions. Word is already pouring in from other groups: the line is… Continue

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 5, 2008 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments


"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."

-- Thomas Jefferson.

Addendum 4-14-2009: As a "looking back" preview of this blog post, written several months after the original post: as of mid-February 2009, more than 5,500 open space sims shut down operation. There were so many people that shut down Open Space sims and so many that left Second Life... that Linden Lab shut down demographic reports that revealed how many sims were… Continue

Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 1, 2008 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

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