Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today is surreal

Well friends, today is the big day for me, and to be honest, it feels quite surreal.  I knew this was going to be a hard day emotionally, after 7+ years in a place, one tends to make a lot of good friends, and the prospect of not seeing those friends on a daily basis any longer, has me feeling a bit blue.  Enough to re-consider my departure plans?  No, sorry, even though I'm feeling "blue" I cannot in good conscious stay in a Virtual World where people, especially those who say they want to protect my IP rights, are STEALING my hard work.

To my friends, I understand the sadness you are feeling, believe me, I'm feeling it too.  There are some things that I must do though, and even though it's causing us both stress and sadness, it must be done.  You know me, I'm a principled man, one that cannot just sit and watch anyone do wrong to others, or myself.  With that said though, I want you all to know, that the past 7+ years have been the best years for me.  Without Second Life I doubt I would be alive today, you were here for me when no one else was, and I only hope I was there for you when needed.  I love each of you, and pray that everything you do in the future will be a huge success for you.  Thank You, each of you, Thank You.

Sorry Linden Lab, today I give up the fight, and in so doing, will waste no more words on your Ethics, or lack thereof.  I'm sorry Philip Rosedale chose to destroy the best thing he ever created, I'm sorry Linden Lab wasn't able to understand that the best asset they had were their customers.  I'm sorry Second Life can no longer be a safe haven for so many people that need it.

I of course, as I've said before, am remaining active in Virtual Worlds, specifically, InWorldz.  You can find me there, under the same name.  If you don't find me online, you can always email me.  So, with everything else being said, I suppose there's only one thing left to say.


1 comment:

MagnAxiom said...

It's been almost 3 years since I played any amount of time but I still hate to hear that things have come to this. I wish you the best in your move!