Thursday, April 1, 2010

Role-Playing Banned from Second Life in new Terms of Service

In what could only be a spiting vengeful move to cause confusion and mass panic across the grid, Linden Lab has announced that "Role-Playing" is now an unacceptable form of use inside the virtual world platform Second Life.  All inworld role-play avatars and groups must cease and desist.  Linden Lab says that the bold move was due to "persistent user complaints."  Many users were simply unsure if the avatar he or she was talking to was really real or not.  Other new Second Life users simply did not understand the concept of an 'avatar' and therefore Linden Lab wanted to make SL an experience everyone can comprehend.  Several Linden Lab employees seen inworld were overheard saying "first we're banning the Goreans, then the dragons, then the steampunk freaks, then the vampires, then the furries, then the tinies... we'll leave the prostitutes for last... because we'll need proof first that is not their real life profession."

( Am I allowed anymore? )

On March 31st, 2010, Gridizens were welcomed during login by a Linden Lab Terms of Service Update Agreement. Section 25.2.b.4 of the Terms of Service states
"All residents must be who they truly are in real life.  Any Second Life user who is caught not being who they are in real life may result in suspension or account termination.  Linden Lab will begin enforcing this policy effective immediately."
Linden Lab employees dressed their avatars in police officer's uniforms to show a public display of authority inworld and went swarming across the grid with tazers in hand.  The first role-play group targeted were... basically... all "avatars"... who have since had their homes derezzed and their groups deleted.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What date is it today? ;0

Brad Reason / Doubledown Tandino said...

It's the End of Days!

run for the hills.

MarillaAnne Slade said...

LOL ROTF much more believable than Google! Sad but True.

Anonymous said...

First they are banning role playing. Next up: playing.

Malorie said...

ummmmmmmmm I am not a member of Second Life but isn't the "point" of Second Life that you can be something "other then what you are in real life". So by making/forcing everyone to be what they are in real life, then you are not living/in acting a "second life"
Seems really stupid to do this. I am REALLY glad I am not a member or I would be PISSED off.

Brad Reason / Doubledown Tandino said...

For the 3rd year in a row, I have successfully pulled off a believable and unbelievable Second Life APRIL FOOLS!

... Last year, I wrote that I was signed to Def Jam Records... hahaha.... and people believed it.

.. The year before, I said I was quitting Second Life forever because the SL Music Community caused too much drama.

WOO!! SCORE!

Yordie Sands said...

You had me going!! hahaha!! Stinker!! Hugzzz, Yordie Sands