So funny. I just downgraded Issis account from premium status in Second Life and now sit down to post about it. Turn on the radio and it’s “Should I stay or Should I go” by The Clash playing.
My appearance with Issis at the Camelot auction last night was a bust. No joy in it. Bad timing, due to people in question feeling bad or absent and SL voice acting up. Kind of sucked.
I haven’t been Issis in a long time and it felt really odd. I wasn’t comfortable being her anymore.
Issis is an avatar created to represent my roleplay character from Myst Online game. When the game closed down for a few years, Issis was recreated in Second Life and joined the D’ni Refugees group. D’ni is the civilization in the Myst/Riven games for those who don’t know. The D’ni Refugees group is made up of people who found themselves needing a new home when the game closed for a time, and now just a place for Myst players to meet, enjoy one another’s company and get help in the mystonline game when needed.
ms isis was my main Myst Online character that Issis was created to represent. ms isis was an elder of Myss Terrie’s Bevin, a neighborhood dedicated to helping new travelers into the game and to providing a clash-free home to anyone needing a safe haven. We were a close family.
We tried to keep the family alive during the game close down. Myss Terrie even made a web based game continuing our story and she developed a massive collection of guides for new players to the game within it. We called this place Friends of the Fissure.
But she eventually lost heart in it. Partly my fault, since I had been like a partner to her. A close friend of mine in the bevin, Gandhar, died. It wasn’t the same for me after that. He was so dedicated to preparing for the game to reopen. What made it really sad is he died in November and the game reopened in the following February.
Every once in awhile I visit his memorial in the game at the pub.
His daughter sent me his in-game graphics. Sometimes I make items of them. I do think I’ll dedicate part of the art area in Inworldz on Dunvalos Reach to his Myst shots. I should reconnect with his daughter and send her a copy of M’nine, which sports the unfinished graphic he did for me on the book cover.
Elpis still thrives, her novels will continue, along with Sophrosyne and Thorne. After M’nine though, they’ve broken away from Friends of the Fissure, after the people in charge have deserted it and disappeared into another Age. Elpis and the rest of her crew work out of M’nine now, using the linking books Elpis found and squirreled away from the cavern on her own.
For now, Elpis is in Second Life. We have friends there that make it worth staying. For now. That could change any day. I hope certain individuals wise up and move to Inworldz. Other than for my friends, I’d really rather ditch Second Life.
Some of our Myst game family are still on Kitely sims…been debating about being there too.
Elpis downgrades from premium in about three weeks. I’d do it now, but afraid they’d keep the weekly stipends from me. I paid for it, making sure I get it first.
Funny…they ask to check boxes as to why I give up land and premium status. And give a comment box. Didn’t comment…didn’t figure there wasn’t enough character spaces allowed for all the reasons why.