Deleting inventory, that is.
I won’t say I’m deleting avatars. I tried that once already. It’s still there…just “on hold.” Looks like I’d have to contact support if I ever want to reinstate it, which is comforting in the way that not just anyone can bring that avatar back.
But opens my eyes to what the numbers actually mean in the stats. If the accounts are left open instead of being deleted, there may not be as many players as one thinks. Pretty sure most are like me – not contacting support to get everything totally removed by the data base. Or like a few of my family members who have avatars they haven’t signed into for a year or more.
I have two roleplaying paying accounts. Issis and Elpis. Some people don’t realize they’re ran by the same person. That’s something I’ve kept low for reasons of avoiding stalkers with Issis.
Doesn’t matter now. Issis roleplayed her way out of the myst group awhile ago. Elpis became an orphan. :-) Issis will be downgraded tomorrow night after the auction. Thinking the bush is going to pay Lance one last visit.
I’ve deleted 8000 items from her inventory so far. Only a little under 20k to go. It was worse, but I did an inventory sweep last year once already.
Next month I knock Elpis’s account down to basic.
After that, I’m not sure. Elpis has connections I want to keep and she will continue to be my roleplay character for the novels.
But if the account change gives me any inventory issues, I do have two other basic account avvies I can use. I don’t use them much at all. More on stand by than nothing else. One was my ad avi but I have found that running a classified and getting my land into search is more effective than running ads. So I haven’t been using her.
LL does not run a business I can trust.
One: their idea of upgrading is throwing everything they’d like to try into a bowl and then throwing that bowl against the wall to see what sticks. Results in grid performance mayhem where they can’t figure out the fixes for it all. When you’re there to run a business, you can only take so many disruptions before you get frustrated.
Two: They don’t talk to us. Over the years, I’ve seen them avoid us, hide Jiras, give us lines of bull, etc. etc. Over and over again.
Three: WTF with the TOS. They don’t learn. They f-d up big time last year and then f-up in pretending to fix what they screwed up in the first place. Okay, I get it LL, you believe we’re stupid and gullible. Sadly, there’s enough out there who are that will let them get away with it and stay in business.
And Four: I don’t know what to say. They’ve been making some major stupid moves lately with SL users.
I will admit that they are making a step towards talking to people. I see a Linden coming forward more lately to blog or meet with people. This is a good thing, just a little too late for me.
I still don’t trust them…that’s the number one problem.
When they “corrected” the TOS, not only did they not correct a dang thing but just played with the wording, they also made the same stupid mistake as before.
I had to accept the TOS in order to get in to my stuff!
First you announce the UPCOMING TOS changes when person tries to sign in and then let them know they will have to accept the changes in order to sign in beyond that date. Give them time to pull their stuff and delete their account if they wish to.
This is one of the big things the lawyers brought to their attention last time. Obviously, they ignored it. Along with the rest.
Now…Smmu and I are holding on to our breedables business, albeit with less overhead. Less land, less stands, and less critters.
But most of our time is Inworldz, and eventually that grid will be able to handle more breedables and we’ll ditch the SL ones.
Except for our friends there…we love our breedables families and hope they expand to the Inworldz grid. And our Myst family of course, many of whom also hang out on other grids and in mystonline.com still.
Biobreeds Bulldogs are released tomorrow! Not my breed, but may pick up two shibas to run a pair of these for a bit.