Alright, so we have all heard of the Backdrop City madness by now.
And if you have not, well… congrats!
At first, I will admit, that I didn’t understand what the issue was. I thought, as many others, that Astralia (the person that appears to to have been the first to bring this all to our attentions in the first place), may have been overreacting to the situation, however, as of last night, I gained better insight, thanks to Oob & Nod of Pocket Gacha & Kraftwerk.
I will be the first to admit, that when there is tons, upon tons of writing, then yes, my mind wanders, and I start to wonder if there is an ending to the mystery, so I admit that when I first read what Astralia found upsetting, I was at a loss.
First and foremost, I need to mention that it was MY fault that Oobleck started to speak on voice.
I have seen people complaining about it, and I want to make it clear, he did not do that out of the blue. I asked him to explain on voice. So if you are all going to be upset at someone for that, blame me.
When I visited the Backdrop City sim, and I want people to understand, I did this so I would be able to make an educated assessment on my own, I honestly, didn’t see anything wrong with it… that is until the owner of Pocket Gacha, Oobleck Allagash came to the sim to share his opinions, and which, lucky for me, I was there at the same time.
With his help, I was able to see from the point of view of the creators, and to possibly help the owner of the sim to come up with a compromise.
(backdrop above by Kaiden Trill, “Secret Litty Brickway“)
I have included a video with all my opinions in it, as well as a clip of me exploring the sim, so that I could share it with you all.
I found out after the fact that there have been more…. reactions to this issue, and honestly, I am not going to comment on that stuff. Mainly because, as you know, I am not feeling 100% and I honestly think that I have shared my thoughts and that is all I needed to do.
I offered my opinion as a long time blogger, as well as a creator in Second Life. I thought that if I could share my experience there, then maybe I could help. We shall see how things go.
I really hope that Mia takes the suggestions that were given, and maybe improves the sim a bit more.
Now, I do NOT know the owner of Backdrop City. Until last night, this person was just another face in the crowd that is Second Life.
My impression of her is this.
She does not seem like a mean-spirited person. I think that possibly she takes things too literally, and reacts accordingly. To be fair, however, I can see how overwhelmed she must feel to have people bombarding her sim, with negative feedback, and rudeness.
One more thing before I leave, and go cuddle with my stalker bear, and drink my 12th cup of broth…
The creators are concerned that this place is going to cause them to lose business… but, judging by what I witnessed first hand, I do not think that it will be the sim that causes that.
I witnessed a few other people showing up, making snide comments, and threatening the sim owner…
If anyone is breaking the TOS of second life, it is those people that thought it was appropriate to do such things, and it’s THOSE people that will lose sales because of their behavior.
Especially if there are customers, acting on behalf of the creators.
I think, that the creators, should ask their customers, NOT to harass the owner of the sim.
This would protect both parties.
Anyway.. I hope I have expressed myself correctly, as many of you know, I have trouble with this.
Please, if you are confused by something I have said, do not get volatile, just ask in the comments section, and I will reply as soon as RL allows.
Ps.. To Astralia, Oobleck, and Nodnol.
Keeps up the great work. And ty to Nod and Oob for making Astralia’s plight more understanding. xx
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Shape | So Hawt SL – Shapes | Scorpius | coming soon
Head | Genesis | KIANA Bento | 3rd Anniversary-Limited Edition | Alas, if you were not in the group when the gift came out, you will likely not be able to pick it up.
Skin | Genesis | MIEKO_CAPPUCCINO
Hair | #Foxy | Bella
Ears | Swallow | Pixie
Body | Maitreya | Lara
Nail Polish | Hello Dave | Dainty Doll Gold – 19 | The Darkness | December 5th, 2017
Coat | _CandyDoll_ | Soraya Coat -| New Release
Panties | _CandyDoll_ | Tamiko | Group Gift
Boots | _CandyDoll_ | Soraya – Light colors.| New Release
Necklace / Septum | .::Supernatural::. Yana | Limit8 | December 2017
Couch | : Cheeky Pea: | Reston Corduroy Pinstripe Sofa PG
Pose used in photo… | Not sure what actual pose I used, other than it was from, Belle Poses. Sorry, normally I am better at that but, alas, I have been too sick to remember to do basic things like… noting the pose lol. xoxo happy holidays!