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Vendors, Ethics and Oh My!

I may have missed the boat on this one but since this is still an issue I feel a good old “fuck it imma do it anyway!” is in order.

For those of you who may have missed it and thus may be confused with the subject I am about to rail on about let me bring you up to speed.

In the deep, deep dark realms of Second Life in a region known to the locals as Loach there exists a shop. It’s not much of a shop. Just a simple square skybox, a cheap logo and one of those Neo Post-Modern Art Deco desks that covers the rent cube.

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It is nothing more than a bog standard Vendor farm, hosting a number of affiliate vendors from various builders including ZSK, THI, Shana Carpool, AMOK and several others.

But there is a difference and a seedy one at that. One that threatens to become a new chapter in the great, dusty book entitled “stuff that we don’t like”. For you see boys and girls this shop, these vendors and the spineless good-for-nothing weasel that operates it is STEALING sales.

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And how does this dastardly fiend get away with such a scam? Well friend buckle in for I the great and sexy Malcious Vuckovic shall tell you.

You see my child when one sets-up an affiliate vendor and that vendor makes a sale the owner of said vendor makes a commission on that sale which is provided via a percentage of the final cost the customer paid, normally between 10-15%.

What these “vendor farms” do instead is return a percentage of their own commission back to the customer, effectively allowing that customer to obtain a Discount.

OH MY GAWD!

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Offering discounts to people. It’s like these people are just trying to be evil! But it gets worse.

You may be asking yourself, how does this steal sales?

Well you stupid shit you see each and every time one of these vendor farms entices someone into their spiders web to buy a discounted product it steals a sale from an Airport that runs it’s own vendor farm but does not offer a discount.

And those Airports rely on the income produced by those vendor sales and now may have to close due to the rise of those greedy, discount offering vendor farmers.

Oh the inhumanity, ohhh the suffering, the children why won’t anyone think of the children!

 

You may have noticed a slight note of sarcasm in the way I’ve been writing about this and you would be right to assume so.

Blogs such as the SL Airmenship and McKeenan Aviation have brought up this subject in the past, questioning the ethics of this system and referring to it as a “scam” a way of “poaching sales” and calling out the owners as Parasites. Builders such as Astral-Tek and ZSK, people I like, have come forward to condemn the practice and many are already reviewing their affiliate vendors some going as far as to disable them entirely.

It may have not escaped your attention that I may have something of a contradicting thought on this experience. In fact I think the whole thing is dumb as hell. Hence why my article on this subject was a little late of the gun, this is a non-issue, it’s a mountain that’s been made of a molehill and I can’t even begin to describe how fucking stupid this entire drama is.

 

But I will try regardless.

 

Let’s not beat about the bush here. This entire argument, besides the unpleasant behaviour of several of the individuals who run these vendor farms, is a simple matter of “People would rather shop at this persons store, that is unfair because I don’t make money!”.

It’s a ludicrous and stupid argument and it bares a striking resemblance to the old “player poaching” accusations Sim owners used to throw at each other back in the days of SLace.

Firstly No-one has stolen sales from you. You lost them. What these so called vendor farms are doing is simply competing. Past and existing customers are not yours. You cannot claim ownership of a person because they once bought something from you and expect them to continuously patronise your store forever.

Customers can often be Brand loyal but history has proven that this loyalty does not transfer over to vendors and customers rarely consider Ethics and morality when choosing a Vendor to buy from. If they did then this blog wouldn’t exist.

Customers frequently drift between airports such is the nature of aviators. An Airport which doesn’t have the luxury or convince of being large and having the perfect location has to consistently re-invent itself in order to appear interesting to pilots through events, dance clubs, Airshows, Acrobatics courses or even things like the Landing game.

An Airports history, it’s behaviour, reputation, traffic, and the size of it’s group nor tales of it’s dramatic struggles do not win it any “karma points” in the community and it’s stories fail to make it any more unique from any other Airport.

Expecting exclusivity from any Pilots which drift into your net in terms of vendor sales is expecting them to turn their back on any number of other Airports which may also be looking for Affiliate sales to cover gaps in finances.

It also expects the customer won’t simply buy direct from the builder, perhaps from the convenience of marketplace or perhaps ,through an act of loyalty to the builder, decide that they deserves all the money from the sale instead of passing on a 10% commission to someone who did little more than rezz a vendor.

To expect and even demand that is, in itself, as much unethical as it is unrealistic. But this is where the argument has been lacking somewhat, my fellow bloggers, as much as it pains me to admit, have forgotten the Golden Rule. Always check the other side of the argument before filling the internet with cheese.

The problem here is that many of the people who run these vendor farms, or at least the ones that have been highlighted, are rather vulgar in their manner. Highly unpleasant and prone to outbursts of profanity whenever their fragile ego is prickled. Such childish tantrums, assuming they are real, make great Tabloid sensationalism at proving just how much of an arse said person is.

But in our rush to condemn such obviously distasteful people we are missing out a massive chunk of the argument and I’m afraid it’s about Ethics and well….common sense.

Out of all the Builders rushing to deal with this new arising threat of discount Affiliate vendor farms only Tig, surprise surprise, has been sensible in her approach. By matching the farms discount, so long as you are in her group, using her vendor.

It’s amusing how no-one else seems to have thought of that.

Other idiots builders like Tank have reportedly decided to “troll” people who do this. Quietly changing that persons affiliate vendor to 0% commission, meaning they are now accidentally giving away money on each transaction, potentially loosing thousands of Lindens without their knowledge. All for the crime of, well, offering customers a discount.

And let’s remind ourselves, there is nothing illegal or even shady about this. The builder isn’t loosing any money, the customer hasn’t been scammed in anyway. The Vendor farmer is returning part of their own money back to the customer and choosing to take a smaller cut of the sale. Hardly the work of a greedy mind. In fact it’s just good business sense.

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There is nothing “unethical” about what they are doing. The builder hasn’t lost money, the customer hasn’t been mislead. The only people who have lost out at the Owners of other Vendor farms who refuse to match the discount.

But calling them out, referring to their business as a “scam”, insulting them and enticing builders to enact punishments against them. THAT is unethical.

It is unethical to expect customers to only ever buy from vendors that you can squeeze a profit form. It is unethical to slander your competitors when you lose sales to them. It is not the Duty of anyone to ensure that any Airport on this grid remains financially stable other than one person. The Owner.

Second Point and I have to pick on McKeenan for this. Reference was made in his Blog Post to Unity Airport which is situated on the Jeogeot Gulf. McKeenan wrote about how the Airport was struggling against the personal vendetta of one particular Vendor farmer.

The argument was based on a Hypothetical situation which showed that active marketing i.e approaching customers and talking to them, was a more effective way of making sales than sticking to the motto “build it and they will come”.

Now I could base an entire article of the shady dealings of Unity Airlines and I would immediately call bullshit to the claim that neither Fey nor Unity “did anything wrong” to attract the negative attention of the Vendor they mention but Unity will have their turn to bask in the unwithering Gaze of the MalQusition another day.

Instead I pose the thought:

Unity Airport has, in the past, requested from builders an Affiliate Vendor with a larger commission share than the Standard one other people might have. Average commission from vendors being around 10-15%. A few notable builders in the region have happily informed the MalQusition that Unity have specially asked for vendors of up to 25% and more using their High Traffic numbers as justification.

And they are not alone. Almost every high Traffic airport requests or demands a higher percentage when it comes to Affiliate vendors with places like Hollywood Airport in the Blake Sea reportedly charging up to L$2,000 per week for vendor space.

Unity itself is not a high traffic airport. In fact it uses Bots and traffic camps (services which tp newbies into the region and pays them L$1 for every 5 minutes they remain there) in order to artificially inflate their traffic numbers.

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This could be argued as being a kind of deception. Don’t you think? And by playing this deception as an excuse to have builders fork over more of their profits. Now who is the one running the Scam?

 

In order to scavenge some conclusion in this rather dry and long overdue article. This is just another ill-thought out battle in the long war of People who don’t understand Capitalism and ,for some reason, expect everyone to adhere to a list of unwritten rules which aims to neuter anyone’s ability to make more money than a designated list of specific people. Finding out that life doesn’t work like that and bitching loudly to whatever authority they can find about how wrong it all is.

Effectively, it’s about money. I mean don’t get me wrong if I were in McKeenan’s shoes I would of disabled that guys Affiliate Vendors too. But in reality this entire situation boils down to someone doing something creative to make money and someone else getting angry that their ability to make money with little to no effort may be damaged as a result.

Boo fucking hoo.

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The Jeogeot Gulf’s “Secret War”

The Jeogeot Gulf, despite being my own project, hasn’t really featured much in the MalQusition. It’s pottered along nicely, maybe not as quickly as I hoped but it’s two main objectives, to re-build the Combat Community to it’s former glory and to wake-up Linden Labs to the fact their ‘Community Outreach’ Program could really become a central focus of a developing virtual world (if ,you know, they put some fucking effort into it) haven’t yet been fully achieved though there are signs that this is slowly taking form.

Just recently two groups of people ,Shana pilots and THI/ZSK pilots, two groups always described as hating each other, held an event where Shana Planes, THI Planes and ZSK planes were all used alongside each other with no complaints and no real issues other than a sim or two going down due to the sheer amount of people trying to enter it. A great sign for a re-developing community and a show of what we can all do when we actually stop bitching at each other and work together.

So I’m happy with the gulf, LL is happy and the players who use it are happy, so I have nothing to write about regarding the Gulf, oh if only someone stupid were to come along and try to fuck everything up in the most ridiculous and desperate way possible.

 

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Oh…….

 

 

 

I’m going to introduce you to two people since it’ll save time later, their names are Kyndyrjik Benell and Toscha Vayandar. Did you hear that noise? That was them juicing their lady parts with the excitement of finally being mentioned in this blog after countless attempts to attract my attention. We’ll get onto that later. For now think on these two people, they are not stupid people and once upon a time I counted them as friends but they are however a little hot headed and somewhat easy to manipulate so we’ll get back to them in a moment.

Now this article may sound a little preachy at the start, but bear with me because it gets fucking weird.

About a year ago I started to receive complaints from various players about the behaviour of a certain group of people called the 366 which I was led to believe were the Hardline remnants of DOR, the ones that didn’t sign up with Barry Foehammer and his new group. According to reports this group ,or at least some members of it, had a habit of Vice’ing off mid-way through combat when they were loosing, screaming “cheater” when they lost, using Vice cheat weapons and turning up with modern jets and helicopters to fight WWII Aircraft. Always going back to the tired old “oh well Joe Sparrow once used a Type 45 blah blah” excuse any time someone complained despite the fact that two of them sat in Type 45’s blockading Tulagi for several hours, attacking anything that moved, shooting at sailors, passing planes, launching nukes at nearby houses and using all manner of Vice Glitch tricks, shields and cheat weapons to protect their ships from harm and immediately re-rezzing them when they got sunk.

At the same time Wright Brothers Airfield was being greifed by a person by the name of Jody Genesis (again with the moist lady parts) a tiresome 14 year old who had been banned from several regions for his persistent use of cheat-push weapons and derogatory behaviour.  He was dealing with the situation by using one his many alts, in this case Turd Ferguson, to build a giant wall around the Wright Brothers Airfield in the North and cover it with pictures resembling it’s owner Tank Kwaszes as well as several oddly specific attacks against Tomm Box, who has nothing to do with Wright Brothers or the Jeogeot Gulf, going as far to use Real Life pictures of him.

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Both of these problems never amounted to more than minor inconveniences and while Linden labs “eventually” took care of Turd, I never guessed that the Turd issue and the complaints against 366 squadron were related. As it turns out they were.

Let’s go back to those two people I mentioned earlier. Both of them are members of the 366 Squadron and both with a reputation for bullshit antics and loud-mouthing any time something goes wrong. They turned up at an unscheduled event in the Gulf. There was a lot of Battleships, aircraft and general insanity that always proceeds events in the Gulf but it was brought to an almost amazing close after a 366 Squadron Aircraft carrier taking part in the event, suddenly and without warning took Flight.

Naturally the complaints of greifing starting flying immediately but there was about 20 witnesses or so to this and despite everyone camming onto the Carrier to see what was wrong, no-one could find anything. What was curious about this situation is it was an Astral-Tek Carrier, which has built in counters to prevent being pushed in this way, most of the time ,if you shift into neutral gear, they will lock in place and refuse to move if it thinks it’s being orbited or pushed. Secondly the carrier rose up steadily to about 80m then flew off in a straight line which is not something a greifer attack normally does.

Curious, but in spite of this the Jeogeot Gulf chat buzzed and 366 squadron member Kyndyrjik Benell immediately launched into an attack on several other players. No-one paid her much attention as they were used to this sort of behaviour from Kyndy.

She then changed tactics and claimed that her Aircraft (modern of course) was shot down to which she claimed had been done by a one-hit-kill device, her evidence being that her “bumps, pushes and hits” log (a feature of every viewer) claimed she was hit by a ‘scripted object’.

Again no-one cared.

The result was her spamming Jeogeot Gulf group chat and screaming at everyone and anyone who would listen about the nature of corrupt Jeogeot Admins greifing everyone: She goes on for quite a while so I’ve edited out most of it but in case you really want it here is the entire log on pastebin: http://pastebin.com/kaFRvQML.

[2016/04/18 09:36:36] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): there is an interesting setting in firestorm

[2016/04/18 09:36:40] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): not known by many
[2016/04/18 09:36:49] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): the bump / pushes logger
[2016/04/18 09:37:08] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): [09:35] MeellyME Resident: [09:21:24] Infinite Rage hit you with a scripted object
[2016/04/18 09:37:08] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): Doesn’t work in vehicles 😉
[2016/04/18 09:37:12] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): it does
[2016/04/18 09:37:17] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): yo do know
[2016/04/18 09:37:22] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Nah, Tig’s missiles push things around but Joe added in a System which stops it launching you out of the water, it sort of locks the ship in place if it detects you being pushed
[2016/04/18 09:37:22] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): that plane carrier been griefed
[2016/04/18 09:37:23] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): that rockets and such
[2016/04/18 09:37:25] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): are scripted
[2016/04/18 09:37:37] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): literally every bullet is scripted
[2016/04/18 09:37:57] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): You probably dun goof’d some how
[2016/04/18 09:37:58] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): and amazingly I got it all on video
[2016/04/18 09:38:06] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): smile to the camera
[2016/04/18 09:38:11] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): Good!
[2016/04/18 09:38:25] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): So we can see your talking shit 😉
[2016/04/18 09:38:40] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): suuuure
[2016/04/18 09:40:04] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): I’m impatient to put this on youtube
[2016/04/18 09:40:11] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): Go ahead
[2016/04/18 09:40:13] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Just upload it

(For those of you curious this is what she uploaded.)

[2016/04/18 09:40:21] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): peopels from Tulagi, griefing players in the gulf
[2016/04/18 09:40:23] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): I’m not really sure what you’re expecting
[2016/04/18 09:40:39] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): that’ll be a blast for an AR
[2016/04/18 09:40:47] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): Upload it already 😉
[2016/04/18 09:41:06] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): Feel free to AR people for shooting vice rockets at you
[2016/04/18 09:41:55] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): shootign vice rocket is one thing
[2016/04/18 09:41:59] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): orbiting players another
[2016/04/18 09:42:24] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Let’s not jump the gun here and turn this into a little “he said, she said” argument.
[2016/04/18 09:42:32] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): Yeah
[2016/04/18 09:42:46] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Besides Kyndy, bitching about people girefing in the Gulf is a little rich coming from you
[2016/04/18 09:43:26] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): Upload the video and AR the people if you’re sure about them being griefers 😉
[2016/04/18 09:44:22] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): https://gyazo.com/dc9efc5d43554f5ace1ffd1656b6af92
[2016/04/18 09:44:28] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): for those doubting I have the video
[2016/04/18 09:44:35] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): what does that proof
[2016/04/18 09:44:58] Xin (velen.forager): Apart from the fact Tig really needs better rockets
[2016/04/18 09:45:02] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): I actually had transparency on, saw nothing it
[2016/04/18 09:47:01] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): https://gyazo.com/1fee2be0c1a229f3b4025c4f7b4dcf8f
[2016/04/18 09:47:20] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): woops looks like the timestamsp doesn’t match for a tig missile fired by me to collide with that ship…
[2016/04/18 09:48:08] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): ok, so you proved it wasn’t you. But can you prove what it was and who, if anyone, did it?
[2016/04/18 09:48:11] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): The only scripted objects that came from Ruri were the vice missles. So unless you actually have actual evidence of who it was go ahead. I didn’t see any objects hitting the carrier in the way thats necessary to push it like that. So with no objects hitting you repeatidly like physics rammers, it’s probably something llPush, which only works on yourself in a no push zone.
[2016/04/18 09:48:33] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): suuuuuure

Now in situations like this I can actually do something. I have a little priority when it comes to AR’s and in my experience any AR I’ve made on people using greifer tools and cheat weapons has been dealt with pretty promptly. However if I get a complaint from one side I have to ask the other side for their story who will likely always counter it, so I ask people take multiple screenshots and preferably video evidence to prove what they claim.

But ,because Kyndy couldn’t provide any evidence, what started off a legit complaint  that could have been very easily dealt with by me became the epicentre of a raging soapbox rant as Kyndy, outraged that I wasn’t insta-banning everyone from the Gulf because she said so, started to turn on people and the accusations came fast and thick.

[2016/04/18 09:52:47] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): Don’t accuse people of doing things they aren’t. That’s just causing drama. We’re just waiting for them to provide actual proof. It’s very rude to accuse people of griefing.
[2016/04/18 09:52:58] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): oh you’re going to cry?
[2016/04/18 09:53:06] Joe Sparrow: everyone come get some tropical drinks http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tulagi/139/179/22
[2016/04/18 09:54:57] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): what amaze me is the peoples here, all of them, got no power out of their respective sims, but act as the gulf cop, in other words, they impersonate LL agents, which is just fabulous, and yet they wonder why the gulf is dead!
[2016/04/18 09:56:30] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): by using UNK bullets on peoples you dislike or think they cheats…
[2016/04/18 09:56:50] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Kyndy do you have proof someone used a UNK bullet today?
[2016/04/18 09:57:03] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): I have proof of someoen using UNK saturday
[2016/04/18 09:57:10] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Send it to me
[2016/04/18 09:57:20] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): no
[2016/04/18 09:57:25] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): I’ll put them in a blog
[2016/04/18 09:57:32] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): at the view of everyone
[2016/04/18 10:02:35] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): #JeSuisGulf

Her “proof” as it came was first to paste a text log which we can’t accept for obvious reasons. So I asked her to take a Screenshot. This was me still trying to be a good admin and resolve the situation even though by now it had become clear that all Kyndy wanted was to start a flame war.

About 10 minites later she finally provided a Screenshot, this time showing a private IM conversation with Joe Sparrow to which she tried to pass off as an actual local chat hit detector.

Kyndys proof

but of course that wouldn’t fly with me so off she went again.

[2016/04/18 10:17:43] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): Ruri
[2016/04/18 10:17:48] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): where you’re a fucking liar
[2016/04/18 10:17:54] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): is when you look at the logs
[2016/04/18 10:18:03] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you cna clearly see me switching my collective
[2016/04/18 10:18:09] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): so I WAS IN A FUCKING HELICOPTER
[2016/04/18 10:18:11] Ruri (infinite.rage): Oh, you mean in the helicopter.
[2016/04/18 10:18:16] Ruri (infinite.rage): I’m talking about later than that.
[2016/04/18 10:18:16] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): bunch of liars
[2016/04/18 10:18:40] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you get caught in your own lies
[2016/04/18 10:18:55] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): Oh the log of this conversation is going to be epic

Eventully after nearly an hour she finally handed me a screenshot of local chat and what would appear to be acceptable proof of a one-hit-kill usage. Of course becuase of the several attempts at passing off an evidently faked chat log I would have to investigate the image, including running it through a program that detects Photoshop usage.

However at this point both Kyndy and several others were acting like asshats and I was getting a lot of IM’s from people claiming that Kyndy and her freind Toscha were now actively greifing people outside of Tulagi in the Gulf. And since this was now a case of two idiots greifing each other I couldn’t actually do anything outside of AR them both. I decided to be more mature about it and have the two of them kiss and make up.

That, of course, wouldn’t fly with Kyndy who began a series of personal attacks agsint me.

[2016/04/18 10:19:41] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): ok, Kyndy has handed me what would appear to be good evidence of Ruri using a UNK
[2016/04/18 10:19:45] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): But
[2016/04/18 10:20:02] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Kyndy you’re acting like the worlds biggest asshole right now so nothing is going to come of this
[2016/04/18 10:20:09] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): bwhahaha
[2016/04/18 10:20:12] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you’re apthetic
[2016/04/18 10:20:21] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): finding excuses to what can’t be excused
[2016/04/18 10:20:25] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): so you two apologize to each other and act like the adults I assume you to be and we’ll leave it there
[2016/04/18 10:20:44] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): what’s your next lie malcious? Up again with these lies about your brain cancer, or perhaps th
[2016/04/18 10:21:01] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): that you’re a highly burnt veteran that got no money ?
[2016/04/18 10:21:10] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): what’s will be next?
[2016/04/18 10:21:12] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): I’m curious
[2016/04/18 10:21:28] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Yes because people who survive cancer are clearly liars and all War vets are rich and living comfortably
[2016/04/18 10:21:34] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): now peopels will know your true face
[2016/04/18 10:21:48] Ruri (infinite.rage): Kyn, you are the biggest fucking faggot I have ever met in my life. Please go fucking off yourself.
[2016/04/18 10:22:02] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): yes, but vets, especially in Uk and if “battle damaged”
[2016/04/18 10:22:07] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): get a lifetime pay
[2016/04/18 10:22:12] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): No
[2016/04/18 10:22:16] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): we get a “state pension”
[2016/04/18 10:22:17] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you forgot that I was in the french navy perhaps?
[2016/04/18 10:22:18] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): for five years
[2016/04/18 10:22:31] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): blah blah blah
[2016/04/18 10:22:37] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Also a laptop
[2016/04/18 10:22:52] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): lies again Malcious?
[2016/04/18 10:23:47] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): Peoples, you want to know about another lies told by Malcious?
[2016/04/18 10:24:23] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): he pretend to be allowed by the Lindens to be the local cop
[2016/04/18 10:24:35] Xin (velen.forager): Sasha
[2016/04/18 10:24:39] Xin (velen.forager): Do you have any proof of this?
[2016/04/18 10:24:41] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): He rpetend that him, Malcious is the only bridge between LL and the SL resident using the Gulf
[2016/04/18 10:24:48] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): but when asking the said lindens
[2016/04/18 10:24:48] Xin (velen.forager): Right
[2016/04/18 10:24:53] Xin (velen.forager): When did he say this
[2016/04/18 10:24:54] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): they just laugh
[2016/04/18 10:26:08] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): it’s time he realise some PLAYERS here, are given themselves rights they haven’t
[2016/04/18 10:27:12] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): I’m not a cop nor have I ever described myself as such, I am the Gulf Janitor. At best my AR’s by-pass a lot of screening and go right to the AR team assigned to this area with a big Priority sticker. Which doesn’t mean much
[2016/04/18 10:27:49] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): You’re playing the cop by handing out UNK bullets to your friends
[2016/04/18 10:27:58] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Prove it
[2016/04/18 10:28:01] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you’re playing the cop by ganking legit players
[2016/04/18 10:28:19] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you’re playing the cop by getting your friends to mass AR peopels you don’t like
[2016/04/18 10:28:32] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Kyndy
[2016/04/18 10:28:35] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): if that was true
[2016/04/18 10:28:38] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): if I had that power
[2016/04/18 10:28:38] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): you
[2016/04/18 10:28:39] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): You’re playing the cop by orbitting / griefing peopels you don’t like
[2016/04/18 10:28:42] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): wouldn’t be here
[2016/04/18 10:29:00] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): But you are
[2016/04/18 10:29:13] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): as is a lot of people i don’t really approve of
[2016/04/18 10:29:36] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): and you are welcome to be here
[2016/04/18 10:29:53] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): It’s not “my” ocean
[2016/04/18 10:30:06] Dexter Church (church152): Ive been around the gulf for almost a year now and ive never seen Mal start a mass AR or give out/participate in a grief attack
[2016/04/18 10:30:12] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you behave, you say, the other way
[2016/04/18 10:30:23] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): and this will come to an end
[2016/04/18 10:30:37] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): of course
[2016/04/18 10:30:40] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you want some white knighting
[2016/04/18 10:30:45] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you’ll Have some
[2016/04/18 10:31:05] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): because 44+ free sims for anyone to use just isn’t acceptable unless someone you approve of is in charge
[2016/04/18 10:31:13] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): and the logs of this public conversation will be spread around
[2016/04/18 10:31:17] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): so everyone will know
[2016/04/18 10:31:45] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): I genuinely do
[2016/04/18 10:31:52] Xin (velen.forager): Sasha
[2016/04/18 10:31:55] Xin (velen.forager): I’ll do you one better
[2016/04/18 10:32:06] Xin (velen.forager): I have been logging this entire conversation
[2016/04/18 10:32:55] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): No thanks Xin, I rather have one log, not cut buy your dirty hands
[2016/04/18 10:33:49] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): I have a log here, a private IM, where someone tells me that he get peopels to use UNk bullets to prevent peopels for using some vice stuff
[2016/04/18 10:34:01] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): it’s private
[2016/04/18 10:34:07] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): so of course I won’t disclosure it
[2016/04/18 10:34:13] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): buuuuuut
[2016/04/18 10:34:23] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): I can disclosure it to LL employee

And finally that was it. Yeah there were things I could have done better, things I probably shouldn’t have said. But until she stormed out later that evening people in the Jeogeot Gulf group chat had grown used to Kyndy’s amateur dramatics scenes almost everytime she got shot down. It was just a typical day for 366 Squadron.

So Kyndy stormed out for what was probably the eighth time this year, threatening to contact LL to have me dealt with and supposedly left the Gulf. Or so we thought

You see this is where it should have ended. Everyone should have gone to bed and the following morning should have been the start of a bright new day and to most it was, but not for Kyndy you see that hour long rant was not just a heat of the moment thing for Kyndy this was her ABC Cafe moment of the Viva La Revolution scenario playing out in her head and the following day this group appeared.

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No you are reading that correctly. Kyndy is now claiming that the Gulf has “long been abused” to serve the purposes of a small group of people.

Who are this small group of people? Me and Joe Sparrow? who else? Well as it turned out anyone in the Gulf she personally didn’t like which was pretty much everyone.

But pay attention to one name here, Harry Chocolate, remember that name it will be important later.

Now of course This is just the start of Kyndy’s revolution, she needs an argument, something that will draw the crowds to her side and win her the confidence of the Gulf populace. Something that will really highlight the abuse me and Joe have done to the Gulf over the years.

And so the Notecard, released over marketplace and then spread to the populace using day old alts that would swim the length and breath of the Gulf shouting it’s existence and marketplace link, promising it would ‘expose’ the corrupt Gulf Admins once and for all, made it’s debue.

I will post it in full here becuase I want you to read it, no actully read it.

Hello

Some may know me some, don’t, but anyway this is not about me we’re talking. We’re talking about V.I.C.E and its creator Creem Pye.
Creem Pye as a legacy before he left SL gifted us with V.I.C.E and a free SDK with a semi open combat system, for all to enjoy on SL. Unfortunately as the time was passing bye, and Creem Pye definitely away from SL, some players tried to master V.I.C.E, to possess it, to choose who could or couldn’t use it.
More recently the Lindens opened an area of water named The Gulf, it’s be an utopia to think it’s be a free area, where everyone could use vice freely. Yet some peoples abused what V.I.C.E had to offer and started to grief players using vice with other vice weapons, more or less true to what V.I.C.E was intended to be. As of today it became impossible to use vice in The Gulf without being attacked by griefers.

BUT

There is a solution. Creem Pye wasn’t a fool, and he added in his system the private channels. What are those channels? Well, they’re channels protected by a password. For example if the password is 1234, only peoples setting 1234 as channel password will be able to interact, damage or take damage, with others in this channel.

BUT HOW?

It’s super easy! When you’re in your vehicle, turn it on, vice it on, then on local chat say “channel” without the ” obviously. Once done, the vehicle/weapon will tell you something like this : Choose a combat channel by chat: /920 <password>. Here it’s, again, simple. Just write the number key given to you, here 920, then the channel password you want to join : /920 11 (11 being the channel password.) Now, the vehicle/weapon will tells you : Joined private combat channel (FF off). Congrats, you’re now in a private channel and safe from the randoms in the basic vice. I promise, safe from others outside of this channel!

BUT WHY?

You want to hold an event between you and your friends in the gulf or in any sim, but don’t want sad peoples to ruin your fun? USE A PRIVATE CHANEL! Share the password with the one taking part in the event and you’re safe!
Now, imagine, you’re flying in The Gulf and don’t want to be ganked by randoms but still want to show you’re up for some fair combat. USE A PRIVATE CHANEL!

BUT WHY ONLY NOW?

Hahaha! You got me, the interesting question! Because, now I see how some power hungry peoples that I once called friends, try to ruin everyone’s fun to force them into their own combat system now that they know how to make it. LANCE, MCE…. Don’t get fooled, these combat systems seems great, but they all got a common point they got a built in killswitch, if the owner of the said system doesn’t like you for any reason he can remove you the right from using his products, want proof? HEHEHE, enjoy!

[2016/04/15 17:07] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): you put a killswitch in any of your thing
[2016/04/15 17:07] Joe Sparrow: they screamed at me
[2016/04/15 17:07] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): don’t tell me you haven’t in the 88….
[2016/04/15 17:07] Joe Sparrow: the 88 doesnt have that script to disable old versions
[2016/04/15 17:07] Joe Sparrow: it was before it

(before you try to AR me, this was said in public chat…. lol)

THESE PEOPLES ARE ON A POWER TRIP, THEY’RE JUST THE EVERYDAY NERD THAT WANT TO TAKE HIS REVENGE BY MASTER A VIRTUAL WORLD.

Why do you think that only Astral Tek and Amok Dynamics, removed this private channel setting from their products? TO PREVENT YOU FROM USING IT! TO FORCE YOU TO USE THEIR “PROTECTED” SYSTEMS!

In end why all of this? I believe in a few things, most importantly freedom, not the freedom that is sold to you with chains hidden, real freedom, and here I have an occasion to break those chains, and I will do it!

I hold no credits for V.I.C.E, nor for the private channel feature, I was only the one with the memory of it.

So far a list of builders that haven’t removed this feature: (if you want your name added here, IM me inworld, I will update it.)

SC – Shana Carpool
Spijkers & Wingtips – Tig Spijkers
old Astral Tek products – Joe Sparrow (at one point he was a good guy…

Now, if you read that and I really hope you did,  you may realise that her entire argument. For the accusation of bias admins trying to control the Gulf is down to one thing.

COMBAT CHANNELS

Yup, Joe and Aeon’s removal of the Combat Channel system, a wonderful idea that allows a group of people to input a password and then only take or do damage to someone using the same password, was an attempt to control you and instead of buying their products and supporting their regions here is a list of people you should buy from instead.

Except that it was of course utter bullshit.

Aeon Voom’s products still have the channel switching ability and Joe’s, while it is true it was removed, hasn’t been a feature of any of Joe’s products since 2010 about four years before the Jeogeot Gulf existed.

Why? Because it’s non-compatible with the Naval Plugin.

Further to that, long before this notecard was even created, Joe Sparrow spent a considerable time telling people about the Combat Channel system and ADVISING THEY USE IT as a way to by-pass Vice hackers.

So realizing that the ‘Combat Channels’ argument wasn’t going to work, Kyndy picked up the goalposts and ran away, only to come back a few days later with a new Cause.

The Gulf Admins were ANTI-FURRY.

Here is a picture of Joe Sparrow:

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And here is a picture from Kyndy’s profile pics.

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So yeah, that argument wasn’t going to work either. Up came the Goalposts and off Kyndy went.

So we sat for a couple of days, anuses clenched in anticipation, for Kyndy’s New Argument. And it came, oh boy did it come. This time it wasn’t notecards or stupid rumours, this time it was the YouTube Channel. Brought to you by day old alts.

[13:57] Jessy (kerry0101): As many are already aware for 2 years the Tulagi admins in association with the alts “kirk difference”, “harrychocolate” “turd” and several others, have consistently abused and harassed several groups and numerous innocent people, with griefing, severe intolerance in an attempt to get control of the rest of the Gulf. They think that by creating alts to grief the Gulf Jeogeot they can persuade Linden Labs to give them admin powers over the LL owned sims of Jeogeot so they can “stamp out the the griefers” that they themselves control!

The admins in Tulagi make up false accusations, and stories about people that successfully win against them in fair combat, often resorting to cheating and using modified weapons or even griefer push weapons and sim crashers in an effort to drive people out of “their” area.

As you can see on the provided screen shot and records its Joe Sparrow’s most trusted admins and advisers. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDSRtj1QDzG5Om4GIj_rl4Q

Now hang on a second here. And I’ll be polite and sit back. What they are saying makes sense, having powers in the Gulf would be very beneficial to me and this sort of thing does make sense, show LL that I need powers by flooding the Gulf with greifers, causing a spike in complaints that all magically go away once I get said powers. And certainly this is the angle that Kyndy is going for, even going as far as to contact Michael Linden in an open letter suggesting that Tulagi (Joe’s sim) should be “cut off” from the Gulf.

[13:07] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): Dear Michael Linden, we have the proof of peoples impersonating LL employee, and forcing their own rules in a testing area known as the Gulf, a solution been given to avoid them interacting with the combat system when not wanted, so they now use griefing tools, like pushers. We hope you’ll take an action to ensure a good virtual experience to most of the players. (Adding a no rezz buffer area to cut Tulagi from the Gulf would be, we think a good solution to start.)

But hang on a second. Some of the more Inquisitive of you might ask, that list of greifer alts she mentions, that one in particular “Harry Chocolate” would that be the same Harry Chocolate in the ‘Free the Gulf’ group?

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Why yes, it would be.

And just if your curious, that thing I mentioned earlier with two members of 366 squadron blockading Tulagi with a couple of Type 45’s acting like jerks and using cheat weapons, who was among them, sitting in the boat alongside them and shooting Stinger Missiles at planes?

Why don’t you take a guess.

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In fact, just to sprinkle some suger on the top of this delicious Bullshit Cake here is a chatlog of other ‘Free the Gulf’ member Meellyme actually defending Harry Chocolate from people claiming he was a greifer.

[00:34] Frieda von Fuchs (meellyme): dunno what hes up to or those guys. They cheat and grief just cause ethey get killed.
[00:34] HarryChocolate: indeed
[00:35] HarryChocolate: they have a new griefer weapon
[00:35] HarryChocolate: shoots UNK
[00:35] HarryChocolate: Joe is using it too
[00:35] HarryChocolate: Ryo, Joe, Ruri..
[00:35] HarryChocolate: all the in furfags
[00:35] Frieda von Fuchs (meellyme): They cant stand the heat I guess and are a veyr immature kiddos with paranoia syndromes
[00:35] HarryChocolate: and hypoctites
[00:35] Ruri (infinite.rage): Ah, actually, it’s just mine. Joe is fairly unrelated.
[00:35] HarryChocolate: thats whats so funny
[00:35] Ryo (ryokotensaki): full auto CAN is griefing
[00:36] HarryChocolate: they talk about griefers and they are griefers
[00:36] HarryChocolate: lol
[00:36] HarryChocolate: so we’re both griefers then I guess Ryo
[00:36] HarryChocolate: is that right?
[00:36] Ruri (infinite.rage): You guys have a very strange definition of griefing, imo.
[00:36] Ryo (ryokotensaki): nope
[00:36] HarryChocolate: so..full auto can is griefing but one hit UNK vice hack is not?
[00:36] Frieda von Fuchs (meellyme): Im new in the Gulf and the guys tells me to follow rules.. umm what rules? No one told me anything, so how to know about any rules other then play fair?
[00:37] HarryChocolate: there are no rules for the gulf
[00:37] Ruri (infinite.rage): In my experience, griefing would be client crashers, orbiting, sim crashers, etc etc.
[00:37] HarryChocolate: they don’t own it

So we can pretty much go ahead and chalk this up to Bullshit. The theory is insane and we can quickly prove that none of these greifers in the Gulf are alt accounts of mine or anyone involved in the Gulf Project.

turd

The video’s themself I shall post here.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDSRtj1QDzG5Om4GIj_rl4Q

Which you can view at your discretion. They show very limited of what any regular SL user would called Greifing. The video’s are edited to only show members of the Free Gulf Movement, mainly Meellyme, being attacked by what they claim are “Joe’s Trusted Admins” (a list of people which seems to include almost everyone in the Gulf) and at best show people shooting at them with Warships, Helicopters and other various Vice weapons. There is no evidence of greifer tools, dubstep guns, push weapons or anything else I would consider greify.

They also don’t show the hours they spend sitting infront of Tulagi playing loud music, trying to bait people into attacking them. Fortuantly we do.

and in video’s like this one

It accidently shows the standard Bullshit tactics of the 366. using a self-regenerating boat that fires seeking Torpedo’s and sitting about with Vice off, waiting for people to pass them by before suddenly vice’ing on and hitting them in the rear. Over and over and over regardless of how many times they are sunk.

The also have comments disabled and anytime they forget and a comment is posted they quickly deleted it. They’ve also been shown to quickly delete and re-upload video’s to “scrub it clean” of any negative views.  Thankfully MalQ’s screenshots to the rescue once again.

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Why the deletion of comments you ask?

It’s simple.

Kyndy’s entire purpose here is not to highlight any great tragedy or expose corruption it is simply to justify her own existence, to make her and her small group feel big and important.

I know this becuase I once worked alongside them back in Gungnir, where they hounded Aeon Voom as “the great evil” and attacked anyone who disagreed and I was stupid enough to go along with it.

Since that day ,when I finally wisened up to their bullshit and kicked them both out of Astral-Tek back when I still worked for Joe, they have attached themselves to any and every cause, regardless of it’s purpose or intent, as a six-year long fixation with getting revenge.

I know this, because this entire episode of bullshit they are currently spewing forth is not the first time they have tried this exact same thing in the Gulf. Here is a picture of their previous attempt.

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These people are not freedom fighters. There is no conspiracy in the Gulf, no great Woodworm or Cthuhlu style monster sleeping in it’s depths, these people are nothing more than children determined to spoil the fun for everyone else. And I truly wish they would just learn to let it the fuck go, shut the fuck up an play fair with everybody else.

BUT

Let’s, just for the fun of it, presume that Kyndy and her Free the Gulf group are correct. That I’ve created these greifer alts in an elaborate ‘evil genius’ scheme to take control of the Gulf.

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What, exactly, do I have to gain from this?

These greifers attack Me, they attack Tulagi and Wright Brothers, they don’t put people off coming to the Gulf they put people coming off to these sims, that Northern sector of the Gulf which they can easily ignore. So it disrupts the business of my supposed ‘friends’ who, as a result, lose sales and lose rentals and requires them to take extra shifts at work to cover the lose or simply shut their regions down. It disrupts the LANCE freighter system which people can now no longer use and it makes me look like a useless idiot to the rest of the Gulf Community.

All so I can try to convince LL to give me powers which they ‘might’ do but only after years and years of meetings, presentations and paperwork. And if I even got these powers (which is never going to happen) LL would start with Return powers, something that would mimic the powers given to the Steerage committee in the Blake Sea. I would be monitored almost constantly and any usage of these powers would be subject to AR’s and complaints of people desperate to show off “Corrupt Mal abusing his powers” so everything I did would have to be clearly documented and justified.

It would take longer than the probably current remaining Lifetime of Second Life to convince Linden Labs that I needed Emergency ‘Total Control’ powers over the Gulf.

And then, saying I do get them, what do I do next?

Everyone has ,by this point in our hypothetical future, been chased off because of the griefers, no-one trusts me, all my freinds have moved on so now I have total control over an empty region of Ocean watching as it slowly gets taken over by Property Developers. Am I to latch onto any passing boat or plane and return it and ban the user if it’s not a product I specifically like?

Probably not, I’d still be being monitored by LL.

Seems an awful waste of time to just be a little nit-picky over what planes people can use. Not that that really matters.

IF I was creating greifer accounts, as Kyndy suggests, I wouldn’t be wasting time attacking myself to justify to LL why I need powerz.

I would simply use these alts to attack people I don’t like. Force them to leave because of greifing, not my friends. Wall off Unity Airport, make personal attacks against the owners of Whitestar, fire push weapons at Shana planes and greif the ever loving shit out of Kyndy and her bunch of ‘Freedom fighters’. The doing of which would be so much easier and far more effective.

In all their video’s you don’t see them actually being greifed. The greifer Alts I apparently control never show up to ruin their day, only mine. The only “greifers” identified are what she claims to be “Joe’s trusted Admins and Advisor’s” of which only one is an admin, Ghost Menjou, who is only a chat moderator who’s job is specifically to kick out the “Can I have 100L to pay my rent, promise to pay you back pretty plz <3” spammers who seem to be out in force these days.

There is nothing to gain from anything Kyndy and the FtG group are doing. So far all they have achieved is pissing off everyone in the Gulf which has caused their own members to be subject to humiliation, ridicule and a sort of “karma sucks” retaliation greifing hardly the mass uprising which they’d hope.

Of course, causing an uprising is no longer their motive. It’s been over a week since the last video was uploaded and it seems once again they have moved the goalposts. To free the Gulf, From What? was just too complicated for their delicate minds to handle, instead now they simply wish to destroy it.

[13:26] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): Joe’s 2 sims will be tight for your ego guys
[13:26] Joe Sparrow: the gulf is our project with ll…
[13:26] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): no
[13:26] Donald J. Trump (ghost.menjou): Yes it is
[13:26] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): the Gulf is LL social experiment
[13:26] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): stop lying about that
[13:26] Joe Sparrow: getting rid of us will only reward you with a no rez area as it was before we came
[13:27] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): in fact i hope to get rid of mallcops
[13:27] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): and to keep the gulf at is
[13:27] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): with or without tulagi
[13:27] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): depend of you
[13:27] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): but
[13:27] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): honenstly
[13:27] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): if it’s not possible
[13:27] Sasha Simonova (kyndyrjik.benelli): well then, farewell the gulf

Happily upgrading the status of their group from Freedom Fighters to Terrorists. We don’t get enough Terrorists in Second Life these days, I’m thinking of starting up a charity.

As for the rest of the 366, outside of Kyndy and Toscha? Well they claim that they have nothing to do with Free the Gulf group and it’s a total co-incidence that most FtG members are also part of the 366 and that they hang out at their airfield and use it to launch attacks.

And I’m sure they are, I mean it’s not like they are all fucking each other is it?

Why did you even ask that question?

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Ugh, that face is going to give me nightmares.

 

At the end of the day all this “free gulf movement” have proven nothing. The Gulf is already Free and it does not need the permission of Kyndy and her Clique to be so and if you go around greifing and attacking people in the Gulf regardless of whatever moral high ground you assume the Gulf is not going to tolerate your shit and your going to find yourself quickly become the subject of humiliation, the butt of everyones jokes and another amusing chapter in the glittering biblical pages of the MalQusition.

 

Now to get the horror that is Cornelius’s ‘O’ face out of everybodies minds, here is a cute picture of a pig.

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Here is a Scottish Darth Vadar riding a Unicycle

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And here is a T-Rex playing a Ukulele trying to woo a Japanese School Girl

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There that ought to do it.

The Seductive Trap of Disclosure

As the Inquisition of Tig Spijker slowly gets filed into the Old news Category of life and the phrase “OMG you guys are STILL talking about that!” becomes the battlecry of all those who ,never seem to say anything yet feel the need to, lecture everyone else on what to discuss. A gentle tone of accord has been reached within the communities amateur dramatic society which has finally changed it’s alert status from Red: Oh No she Didn’t! to the less terrifying Amber: Oh She didn’t….

Perhaps through this blog or perhaps because of the general rise of scepticism in the community; far less people were fooled by Tam McGregor’s post than had he posted it earlier last year and this is a good thing, for one it means that the community in general is becoming less gullible and that attempted character assassinations by ambitious trolls like Mr McGregor are becoming less successful.

You’ll note I have decided to stop being polite.

This has also had the effect that the usual suspects that poured forth to fuel the fire and bathe in the glow of Tig’s roasting found themselves staring at a very small flame and their words meet with mild bemusement and yawns.

While Tig, who has suffered daily abuse and harassment because of this, may not agree. This entire situation has been nothing short of a snowball, that Tig’s rivals and enemies tried to make an avalanche, but ended up crashing into the Great Wall of people not giving a shit. Thus for the one of the first times ever in SL Aviation Drama History, a conclusion was reached.

That “Tig Spijker and her builder Sly must disclose, and give credit too, the creator and original model she used and the website she downloaded it from.”

On the surface this would seem a very reasonable solution. After all there is nothing unreasonable about demanding Tig give credit to the original creators and people have the right to know if the product they are buying is an original or a re-hash of something downloaded. And in fact you do have that right, you also have the right to know (under the freedom of information act) if the product your about to buy is under despute, i.e is there any pending DMCA notices on it, etc etc.

So why protest this? Truth is I’m not, I fully believe we should enforce this. Problem is, so thankful are we to see reason in what has been a rather exhausting debate we forget the path that brought us here. The cyber abuse of Tig Spijker and her fans is not a product of a reasonable mind and the justification that she hurt the poor little Dani pilots with her words and her CFM servers is plain bullshit, as if returning a few planes can compare to a genuine attempt to drive someone to suicide.

By that logic I can now justify shooting anyone who slightly annoys me without fearing prosecution for the mass genocide that would entail.

Secondly we should also not forget that this entire situation is based on an hyped over-reaction to something that turned out to be a genuine mistake followed by a blithering idiot known as Tam McGregor not knowing what a 3DCad website was, which was again over-hyped to the point of extremity, going as far as people making Alt accounts to join in SL Aviation chats at random to talk about how cruel and hypocritical Tig was.

Which means this “reasonable” demand has been suggested by Tig’s Business Rivals (plus a few other loud-mouths along the way) to deal with a situation they made-up.

Thirdly, and this is the elephant in the room as I’m sure most of you have noticed by now, why does this apply exclusively to Tig?

We cannot demand from one builder what we allow other builders to get away with, that would be discrimination and somewhat ironic of the Hypocrisy shamers that Tig has found herself surrounded by.

This is the seductive trap of the whole thing, a situation was blown out of proportion by Tig’s Business Rivals in what was a blatant attempt at Character Assassination, which they might describe as a “shitty business practice” had the tables been turned, failed and are now trying to impose regulations on Tig that they themselves do not conform to. All under the guise of being reasonable.

So if we are going to implement this demand, which I do believe we should, the only fair course of action would be to implement it for all. If Tig has to disclose the sources of her builds, if it’s from a 3D Cad website or similar, then so must Dani. After all regardless if you agree with it or not, Dani is a downloader, his models can be found on Flight simulator 2010 through to X and he is in a legal despute with a company named Carenado even his freebie H1 Racer is stolen from another SL builder. So, why should he be allowed to claim otherwise, if Tig has to disclose her downloads, regardless if legally acquired or not, then so does Dani. In fact so does Annitah Babii, since she sells some of the exact same models as Cheerport and Suzi Air then they are obviously not her models. Envy Melody, ApacheLongbow, Rogue Harsley, iluvatar Millet, Michie Yokosuka and countless others all sell models that can be easily traced and found on various 3D model sharing websites.

If Tig needs to disclose, EVERYBODY needs to disclose. No exceptions.

 

 

…which inevitably causes…

Talk to anyone about the cruelty pigs suffer in farming. About how the young piglets are dragged from their mothering sow and locked in a dark room where there is only enough room for them to stand up-right, squeezed in with hundreds of other piglets until they go blind and develop sores on their feet and you’ll find that nearly everyone will agree that the way we mass farm pigs is wrong and that more should be done to support free range farming as well as encourage farmers to adopt techniques which guarantee animals enjoyable and peaceful lives.

Ask them to stop supporting companies which encourage batch farming by giving up meat however and you’ll find them defensively putting their arm around their bacon sandwich and looking at you as if you were some kind of loony.

Such is Human nature. We are consumerists at heart, we don’t like the idea of giving up something we enjoy, even for ethical reasons without getting something in return. For most the idea of ‘giving up’ something is more a case of exchanging it for “Ethical Points” they can collect in order to be feel smugly superior to those who have less points or don’t collect. This is why Vegans are so unbearable at parties.

Of course tell Vegans that the business of Ethical Food is almost as large as Fast Food and the companies who support it are destroying rainforests to make way for Soya Bean and chickpea plantations which is killing off the Orangutan’s natural habitat as well as forcing large populations in Indonesia into slave labour and their minds cannot deal with the complexity of the real issue so they stare at you briefly then storm off to find someone to brag to about how they’ve never bought a plastic bag in nearly three months.

You may wonder where I’m going with this, read on.

The complexity of the Universe is too much for the average mind and therefore demands a simplistic answer. People are more likely to believe a Well told story or a marketing catch-phrase than they are a 200 page well-researched document by a revered college Professor. A Marketing Catchphrase is something quick that grabs your attention where as a 200 page document that has a lot of words you probably don’t understand requires time and effort to read, time which most of us don’t have.

Science is fully aware of this, it has been studied and documented very conclusively and is applied in area’s of learning in situations where it is required for someone to roughly know how something works without needing to know all the in’s and outs. It’s called “Lies to Children” and the best example is the Rainbow.

If I were to ask you how a rainbow was made you would probably talk to me about refraction, how the sunlight gets refracted into the various colours on the visible spectrum of light when it passes through a raindrop. We even have amusing little experiments to show this working, which is detailed on the front cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ a poster which appears in almost every college dorm.

This presents a very satisfactory answer to something which the average mind does not consider important. It is filed and forgotten about. Of course the more developed mind knows this is not how rainbows are formed. Raindrops are not triangular and the experiment does not compensate for the raindrops movement. but the actual way rainbows are formed is too complex to sum up in a paragraph, so light refraction is taught instead because it is the closest simple answer to the truth.

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In Second Life Aviation our community has been fighting in the midst of a flame war that has gone on long past the point of anyone being able to care about it, yet on it continues. Certain individuals would have us believe that this entire thing is naught but a conspiracy weaved by the financial motivations of Dani’s competitors and like the cover of Dark Side of the Moon this would provide the simplistic explanation the average mind demands to the otherwise incredibly complex issue we face.

However since you’re reading this article and since this debate continues to be highlighted and discussed, with or without the “community leaders” permission, this would prove that the larger part of the Aviation community is not satisfied with the simplistic answer given by the pro-Dani crowd nor are they satisfied with the “Dani downloads, he is evil” argument of the Anti-Dani movement and so the debate continues.

I sit on the fence here, though I believe downloading without permission and copyboting is wrong I do not feel that ousting Daniels Fall witch-hunt style to a Public Lynching is the correct manner in which to deal with this situation. We are consistently told by the Anti-Dani movement that he is a talentless gibbon. His builds are copy-paste direct from the source with very little texture editing other than non-vectored Jpegs stretched over a pre-existing livery that came with the model. His scripts are freebie submarine scripts that work on negative buoyancy which push the Aircraft above sealevel as opposed to under it. Hence why his Aircraft have such odd physics, such as their amusing ability to topple over if everyone inside runs to the back while the breaks are off.

Supposing this was true then there would be no reason to purchase a Dani plane over something that was built from the ground-up, made with a true passion and scripted to perfection with all the bugs and errors frustratingly ironed out. Previously it was my understanding, and I covered that in this old article, whereby the current generation of builders that prefer to work with original mesh, built by them, have little to no understanding of the core demographic which makes up the SL Aviation Community and most, when told, feel it is beneath them to appeal to such a market. Anyone who wants a comfortable luxury jet, complete with champaign flutes and a sex bed, over some big belching prop plane from the 1940’s is not worth bothering about in their opinion.

When it came to fighting Dani the builders had only one plan. The same plan they execute with everyone else caught downloading, they exposed him as a downloader and sat pointing with a gleeful expression. It was the rest of the community, who watched as the hardliners deleted their Dani planes in disgust, said “does that mean I cannot use this plane? but I like it, why should I give it up, I don’t want too, why can’t we all just fly what we want for fun?” which is the prevailing mood of Aviation today. The first mistake of the Anti-Dani crowd was to, and still, assume people would stop using or buying Dani products simply because they were stolen off the internet.

In my Article “A Short rant about Dani and why you fucked up” I explained the only way to defeat someone like Daniel Falls was simply to out-compete him. Not by screaming, bitching and calling him names. Like the Vegans who traded their meat for Ethic points the Aviation Community was never going to be convinced to give up their Dani planes, planes they had been desperate for since they first took to the skies, for ethical reasons. Dani’s planes had to be replaced by better planes that people would want to buy. And since Dani was such a “talentless noob” such a feat would be easy for the clearly elitist builders that had somehow been so quickly de-throned.

When that article was published I was applauded in droves by the various builders, yet one by one they excused themselves stating that they couldn’t possibly be my target since they enjoyed appealing to the niche market and were comfortable with it. The few who genuinely took notice all began to work on large passenger jets but ultimately each one would fail to realise what was appealing about Dani’s planes and would fall back to the Hallmarks of what they thought it was. Superior Builds and Superior Scripts, with complicated Flight physics that took a long time to master. Of the five large passenger jets tipped for construction only Mick McKeenan’s 727 made it too the market as, one by one, the other builders slowly lost enthusiasm and went back to the small, obscure planes that they liked to dream about. If anything proving that the financial gains to be made from a Private Luxury jet from ZSK or a Boeing Passenger Jet built to the same standards as Tank’s Supercub were nowhere near as motivating as simply getting to build the plane they liked.

Also for the record I have no idea if Mick McKeenan was influenced in anyway by my article, we’ve never spoke.

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On the other side the Pro-Dani crowd can hardly claim to have taken the moral high ground. Acting like a despot Dictator desperately trying to crush a rebellion they have excused themselves as people peacefully trying to protest while at the same time have employed the tactics of Censorship, Blackmail, Violent Threats, Greifing and have even spent considerable effort trying to hack this blog if the amount of times I’ve come home to find it’s randomly been locked due to “excessive failed password attempts” is anything to go by. Of course that is on the extreme end of things, the so-called Dani Cultists. The ones who sit poised at their keyboards with their eyes glued to the SL Aviation Group chat, ready to fly into a rage anytime Dani is mentioned or they see someone who’s name they recognise as being one of the Anti-Dani crowd and are arguably the group that has caused the most amount of Drama.

Where as the stupidity of the Anti-Dani crowd to assume everyone would flock to them in understanding as soon as the word “download” was mentioned it has been the naivety of the Pro-Dani crowd to assume everyone would flock to their side as soon as the word “Monopoly” was mentioned.

When Wilder Skies Aviation was banned from Aeronautica it was called a Monopoly, when Pirate Air got kicked out of the Blake Sea it was because Monopoly, Astral-Teks year long war with Amok was to prevent a Monopoly, When Jewels Silverbade stormed out of Olds AFB it was because Monopoly, In fact everything about Olds AFB was a Monopoly, it opened because Monopoly, it closed because Monopoly, When DOR and Flying Tigers split it was because Monopoly, When they got back together it was to prevent a Monopoly, when the Jeogeot Gulf formed it was called a Monopoly, when MCE was created it was because Monopoly, when VICE replaced TCS it was because Monopoly, when TCS replaced CCC it was because Monopoly, the SL Aviation group was created because Monopoly and the SL AVIATION GROUP was created to prevent said monopoly, Shana exists to prevent a monopoly and Luke Flywalker consistently supporters her to prevent a different Monopoly and well…the list goes on.

Essentially the word “Monopoly” is thrown about so many times rather than say “Blue Skies” to each other we should be saying “Pass Go”. It is the base line for the “I don’t have an argument” speech and is almost always used by greedy power grabbing individuals to justify their crusade against the rival one their close friends businesses. It is employed so many times because financial motivation is easy to prove and difficult to convince otherwise, an accusation of a monopoly requires no physical evidence beyond a simple explanation that If subject ‘A’ is financially motivated then can you imagine how much money they would make if everyone could only buy their products then without missing a beat we are told that this is why we must not buy subject ‘A’s’ products and instead support subject ‘B’ and buy their products to prevent said monopoly and “vote with our wallets”.

Of course like most forms of democracy the ones standing on their soapbox yelling it are only happy if you vote their way. If you don’t then you’re ignorant or stupid.

Thankfully for the “stupid” people of SL Aviation the term “Monopoly” no longer constitutes an argument and has started to become something of a joke term along the same lines as claiming everyone is an alt of someone else or calling somebody Gay. So for the first time in perhaps Second Life’s history the Cultists are being forced to put effort into their accusations and this is where it gets entertaining.

But before we get into what the biggest problem with the Dani Cultists is, I must first explain to you what I mean by a Community Leader and who or what this shadowy organisation is that I keep referring too. It’s very important that you understand what I mean when I’m talking about these people as most enjoy assuming I’m talking about them. Those people are wrong but I like to let them have their fun.

There is also some other things that need to be discussed in the meantime and I’ve written a lot already. So we’ll cut here and pick it up later.

 

Pass Go

 

So then this happened….

So I said I would be taking a little break in December, I had my own commitments as I’m sure most of you also did. Thankfully December in Second Life is quiet. Tis the season of peace and forgiveness and thus people don’t usually go out of their way to shank someone this time of year so it was the perfect time for me to get some rest and catch up on my neglect of reality.

Of course as we both know the Universe doesn’t work like that so immediately after Christmas, and I do mean Immediately (the 26th of December), I got a skype message informing me that Tig Spijkers, supreme overlord of the SL Aviation group, had asked all Dani pilots to leave, politely, then not so politely.

[2015/12/26 13:29] Tig Spijkers: Dani released another download
[2015/12/26 13:29] Tig Spijkers: puke
[2015/12/26 13:29] Tig Spijkers: 😉
[2015/12/26 13:29] Tig Spijkers: and aviation is doing well
[2015/12/26 13:29] Tom ‘Quagmire’ Box (thomm.box): i refuse to puke, cause i just had home made pizza!
[2015/12/26 13:30] Tig Spijkers: that is good Tom
[2015/12/26 13:30] Elyann Hinterland: why i always try to make a ship out of my plane *sighs*
[2015/12/26 13:31] Tom ‘Quagmire’ Box (thomm.box): but hey, it has a sex bed
[2015/12/26 13:31] Tom ‘Quagmire’ Box (thomm.box): for joining the pixel mile high club
[2015/12/26 13:31] Tig Spijkers: now my question is how would it be possible for me to convince those that support Dani to leave this group?
[2015/12/26 13:31] DILY (dilynrae.vandyke): I’m the kind of person who doesn’t care who makes it… I buy the plane for what it is and how much it interests me…
[2015/12/26 13:31] Tom ‘Quagmire’ Box (thomm.box): you should care.
[2015/12/26 13:31] Tig Spijkers: Can they please just leave?

Now as a working professional I am more interested in the Ship Plane Elyann is trying to build since I wanted to kick off the New Year with something more upbeat but now we have to talk about this.

[2015/12/26 13:32] Tig Spijkers: You stupidity makes me … <add you own worde here>
[2015/12/26 13:33] Tig Spijkers: but what a wonderful place this would be without the drool all over the floor
[2015/12/26 13:33] Tig Spijkers: Leave the group
[2015/12/26 13:33] Tig Spijkers: I really mean it
[2015/12/26 13:34] Tig Spijkers: don’t bother to switch off the light, we will have those one for many years to come, I promise you this

[2015/12/26 13:38] Tig Spijkers: I have a hard time to say everyone is welcome when their stupidity makes me puke

Now this poses a problem. For one the SL Aviation group is not the physical embodiment of the Aviation Community but it does represent, or at least it’s supposed to represent, neutral ground where discussions are brought to the table and different ideologies clash. Now we’re always going to have a small percentage of people who don’t like having their opinions challenged, who label the group as “drama filled” and march off claiming they were banned but for the larger part the idea of open debate works.

Stick with me on this one we’ll get back to ‘what Tig done did’ in a second.

The SL Aviation community is one of SL’s largest and most diverse communities that exists within SL. Without getting into “communities” that centre on vague ideals like ‘fashion’. Unlike most communities who have two or three Land Barons who pay for a Sim, claim the title “community leader” and dictate what members of that community can and cannot do we instead have several vast, open regions, controlled by no single entity or person that we can utilise to our advantage. Build airports and set-up flight routes. Yes it’s not always going to be smooth sailing, we’re always going to have to deal with ban parcels, land orbs and the occasional dickhead Airport owner but better that than one person in control of the entire community dictating rules, banning people for visiting rival airports and dictating who’s products can and cannot be used, promoting their freinds to Admin positions and quietly banning anyone who disagrees with them.

Those type of people do still exist within our community. I spent a long time talking about Princess Da Admiral, the failed former dictator of a group called Dog’s on the Run who no longer exist within SL. He called himself a community leader and for what it’s worth did run a successful community but consistently tried to weaponise that community against people he didn’t like.

He did this because he could not ban people from Aviation. He couldn’t stop his rivals creating Airports and his own people from visiting them or talking to other people outwith DOR and learning alternate view points or things Princess Da didn’t want them to know. Worst of all despite being an admin in the group for quite some time he could not control the SL Aviation group. He couldn’t control what was being said, what peoples opinions were and who was allowed into the group and who wasn’t.

Essentially the typical methods of control available to other communities are not available to us and so those who seek to control the Aviation Community, like Da Admiral, ultimately fail.

Those who are a little more intelligent have moved onto a different approach, the ideology of miss-information, rumour control and Propaganda.

You see, when it comes to news there are very very few news sources, if any at all, that exist within SL. Most SL “newspapers” exist as corporate backslappers, “pay us money and we’ll promote your region” sort of thing. If you read the SL Newser or Express you’ll find hundreds upon thousands of Articles where the “journalist” visits a region and talks about how nice it is.

As a result people tend to get their news from hearsay. Rumours and anecdotes told by their friends who in turn got them from one of the two sides to the story, meaning everything they hear is biased in someone’s favour. Into that mix stands the “Community Leaders” the ones who wish to dictate and control the SL Aviation Community, inserting themselves into the great SL Chinese whispers game and removing or adding details to change the story as they see fit or simply making stuff up and then telling the story to make it sound more real.

Because people rarely ever check facts, the backgrounds of those telling the “facts” or do check facts but do it by asking their friends who probably don’t know any better. A version of events that has just been made-up by someone can often always spread faster and become the accepted “truth” long before anyone has any real idea of what is going on. Add to that the simplicity of Human nature that people would rather aggressively defend what they’ve been told as truth to the point of madness than admit they are wrong. Hence ‘Drama’,

This is where Open Debate comes in and why the SL Aviation group is so important.

With Open Debate as the first side of the story spreads through one part of the community, the alternate point of view is spreading through the second half. Both will hit the middle in the Group Chat where the debate begins. third or fourth alternate viewpoints may spring up as well as the people actually involved, who get to have their say in-front of an audience and eventually, though it takes a long time, some glimmer of truth is finally produced and we start to get a clearer understand of what happened.

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Of course we’re always going to get people who don’t like their opinion to be challenged, as I said earlier and this is why we have so many splinter groups from the SL Aviation Group and people who refuse to be a member of it or claim it’s “full of Drama”. This is the “stick your fingers in your ears and shout la la la I can’t hear you” side of the community who ironically view everybody else as Stupid.

We had a discussion in SL Aviation about this a few days ago and this echo’s back to ‘what Tig done did’ and that is are we entitled to talk about people when they are not there to defend themselves? Certainly we cannot take the moral high-ground in the situation but it shouldn’t be said we cannot have the discussion. There is nothing physically stating you can’t bitch about someone, or even just politely discuss someone without them personally being there to witness it. Such a rule would be impossible to enforce and would give woman way too much free time. Besides I doubt everyone who reads this can really say they have only spoken about me to others while I have been present.

Alternately what happens if someone purposely removes themselves from the Discussion? In this case Annitah Babii of AEB&W. The discussion was what exactly AEB&W stands for, her fans were too busy bitching that we couldn’t have the discussion because Annitah Babii was not around to express her opinion personally. But Annitah Babii was a member of the group but dramatically left because she didn’t like hearing criticism of her products. That was her choice to do that, she wasn’t driven away nor was she forced to leave. It doesn’t mean that she is now granted immunity to criticism or discussion through Open Debate.

However ‘what Tig done did’ was to aggressively ‘muscle’ Dani fans out of the group. Or so we are made to believe. Tig’s words are not for those who buy Dani’s products nor Dani’s fans, and I spoke to Tig to confirm this. Her words are for the so called Dani Cultists. These are people who aggressively defend Dani from any and all types of criticism and consistently scream that there is no evidence to support the idea that Dani’s products are copybotted while at all times pointing the finger of blame to anyone else caught copybotting in an effort to justify that copybotting is perfectly ok.

These people have already excluded themselves from the SL Aviation group and have formed their own groups, where they ban anyone who disagrees with their opinion and then congratulate each other on being part of the “freedom of speech” movement in SL Aviation without the slightest hint of irony. Those who remain in the SL Aviation group are largely trolls using alternate account who throw a temper tantrum any time Dani is mentioned or someone like me, Tig, Tank, Karl or anyone else on the “Anti-Dani Team” says anything. Anything at all.

Tig is now exhausted with the constant debate, constant trolling attempts by the cultists and has now demanded that the year long debate be finally put to rest. I would argue that perhaps this issue needs more discussion, a proper discussion not a shit slinging dick waving contest as per normal. But wherever that happens it wont be in the SL Aviation group, nor it’s “free speech” satellite groups and splinter factions.

Once again the ideology of  “How dare you disagree with me!” rears it’s ugly head. Once again the fastest growing Community in Second Life cannot be trusted to handle matters in an adult manner and topics of debate become censored, something I am not all too keen on as most of you should know by now.

I aim to do something to help this little issue, more details will be available later in the year. In the meantime we have our own discussion to make. Is Tig correct to ban this topic of conversation and ask the Dani Cultists to leave the group? is what they do a form of greifing? or is this a blatant form of Censorship?

What am I asking you for?

 

Also happy New Year.

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The F.13 and a short political rant regarding Aeon Voom

Here is the tale of the F-13, it’s an odd tale about an odd plane.

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In the sense of a review there is nothing offensive about this plane. It handles very much like it’s larger brother the JU-52 (THI) and comes complete with all the little quirks you would come to expect from Adventure Air, such as Aeon Voom’s complete lack of understanding on the basics of the Laws of Physics ,the same HUD used in every one of their other planes and the completely unnecessary giant Adventure Air logo that appears above the Aircraft any-time you’re browsing the menu options.

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The Aircraft is not by any stretch of the imagination an easy plane to fly, with a turning speed akin to an Oil Tanker and a flight core that looses speed (and therefore height) every time you turn too steeply; it comes off as something that is forcing you to behave as if you had your mother in the back seat and had to fly in a manner that wouldn’t upset her or her drink.

I say “your” mother because just like Yo Mamma if you bank too sharply she falls out her seat and the sudden shift of weight causes the plane to plummet out of the air.

Clearly this is not a plane for the Thrill seeking stun man.

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This is not to say this plane cannot be fun. Once you get the hang of things it is a simply joy to fly. It is responsive, elegant in it’s own manner and has some of a cheesy “old timey” feel to it being that the “pilots seat” is actually some sort of smoking lounge chair and as your eyes drift over the instruments and display panels, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a vintage sports car, everything is bolted on and finished with a brass or silver polish. If Second life has Smell-o-vision (and I’m quite thankful it doesn’t) this plane would smell of Leather and Cigar smoke.

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The F.13 wouldn’t look out of place in a Steampunk region, as a mail carrier, a passenger service for small families, or one man and his favourite bottle of scotch taking a short trip by Plane because it’s faster than the Airships.

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This, however, shouldn’t distract you from the slight issue this plane has, and when I say slight it’s a big one and probably the reason this plane isn’t selling too well.

At 5’4 my recently impulse bought Furry Avatar is short by SL standards and RL standards, In the F.13 he fits just snugly inside. My regular avatar stands at 6’2, tall by RL standards but still on the short side by SL standards, when seated in the F.13 his head lightly clips through the pilots canopy. And now you start to see the problem. My third Avatar stands at 7’7 and is a representation of the “average” male avatar in SL, we use it for testing. He cannot fit into the plane as a passenger and as the pilot he awkwardly sticks out of the aircraft like the owner of a compact driving down the freeway with his new Ladder.

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To recommend this I would have to ask, do you have L$2,400 to spare? Do you like vintage things? Is your Avatar under 6 foot tall. If your answer to all of these things are “yes” then by all means buy this plane, it makes for a great grid cruiser, it crosses sim borders smoother than anything I’ve known and it comfortably fits five people. IF however any of of those questions you answer “No” then I would say save your money. It’s too small even for ‘short’ SL Avatars and Aeon Voom has a thing about scale. The plane is built to his scale and he refuses to sell it moddable or even with re-size scripts because such a thing in his eyes in near heresy.

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When Aeon Voom first came to SL Aviation he did it in such a way that almost bankrupted everyone who came before him. Prior to Aeon; Aviation was Military focused and those who flew had little time for new pilots. The WWII groups dominated all and phrases like ‘user friendliness’ was a figment of everyones imagination. “work it out or get the fuck out” was the motto.

The construction of Old’s AFB changed that. Aeon didn’t care about the hierarchy and traditions of SL Aviation that had come before him, he appealed to a new market, one which was seen by some builders at the time as degrading, a market of non-pilots, people who couldn’t fly and lacked the skill or patience to learn. Markets like that were reserved for the likes of LeZinc or Wilder Skies, company names which were almost Curse Words by the standards of the day. But Aeon, not giving a shit, appealed to those people. His aircraft were user friendly, easy to fly and came with a certain amount of pomp and ceremony that ,as unpractical as it was, got people excited. That is how Aeon made his fortune and the legend of Old’s AFB was cemented.

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Today things are a little different. Aeon has acquired an attitude where he no longer wishes to appeal to the same market that built him Old’s. Instead ,like the Old self-proclaimed God’s of Aviation he de-throned, he now see’s his old customer base almost as a lower class. His newer vehicles ,from the Twin Otter onwards, feel less appealing to a new pilot and more to one who already knows what they are doing, or has the patience to learn. This is Aeon’s main issue with MCE. A common complaint from many Pilots that prefer more realistic aircraft such as ZSK or THI is that one must know the strengths of his or her Aircraft and put a great deal of effort into lining up the shot, which is unfair verses more Arcade style aircraft which simply have to turn. In principle MCE hoped to change that, by offering a separate system for those who prefer more realistic aircraft and didn’t want their dogfights getting interrupted by Arcade planes and even preventing people using Modern Military equipment ,such as stinger missiles, upon WWII Aircraft.

For Aeon however MCE became the ivory tower into which he entombed himself. Vice became a dirty word and his customer base now found their choices limited to Realistic aircraft or nothing. Despite numerous complaints Aeon wouldn’t back down, he was done with Vice and no longer had time to deal with people who couldn’t fly his new planes and seemed to take great pleasure in watching them try, fail and inevitably crash. He blamed the builders of Arcade planes for the ‘stupidity’ of today’s pilots and their unwillingness to learn; unaware that they were actually his pilots, who grew up flying his products and learned their culture of flying almost entirely from his examples.

Ironically in their confusion of suddenly having their back turned on them, they switched in their droves to the very creators Aeon blamed for their existence, who happily threw themselves at the opportunity to finally rid Aeon of his crown and flooded the community with all manner of Doomsday prophecies regarding MCE most of which were nonsense and some just plain weird. But all of them may as well have been true for the impact it had.

Aeon was now starring as the over dramatic Bond Villain in his own Saturday Night TV show and everything he did just seemed to make it worse. Even going as far as removing the “easy” mode from his helicopters, forcing people to update to the advanced version through a feature of MCE that was only designed to handle greifers[1] even though it was a civil Helicopter and should never have had the system implemented into it in the first place. Naturally his customers revolted at this decision and soon began to flood Aeon with requests, some demanding but most polite, regardless Aeon stuck to his guns and blamed Tig Spyker for creating a culture of “idiot helicopter pilots”. He then retreated from SL, suffering something close to a breakdown.

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A Google Image Search’s representation of Aeon during his Breakdown.

Upon his return the new Old’s AFB, known as The Green Hell, was launched. The region had been panned as being the Flagship sim for MCE and it’s popularity would set right everything Aeon believed he’d gotten wrong at Old’s, we were excited for it but instead what we got was an asymmetrical build with prefab tree’s and buildings stabled in all over it, giving it the impression that it had been rushed the night before. Combat with vehicles was almost impossible and Jet fighters were at the mercy of any WW2 fighter, being that they could no longer use their missiles on them.

For a man that required constant sales of his items to keep his region up and running Aeon had metaphorically shot himself in the foot. Vehicles were next to useless compared to infantry and the market for the best MCE infantry weapons and equipment was being dominated by third party vendors.

So it’s no wonder it closed down. Aeon not discouraged decided that such trivial pursuits were beneath him. He was burned out from modern and it no longer interested him, he set himself a new target, he wanted to compete with ZSK.

Now I’m just going to assume you know who Zora is and agree with his reputation of producing some of the best WWII aircraft in SL, trust me it’s easier that way. So now lets assume you know that Aeon only ever did Modern Aircraft and tanks, the few WWII projects he did during his “Golden Age”[2] were something of “throw away” projects and one offs, none which amounted to any great success, save for perhaps the Lancaster. His take-over of THI led to him neglecting it as something which belonged to a community he had little time for. Years would go by without any products being announced for THI and the last one Aeon attempted was a Stuka, two years ago, which contained little more than his basic Jet Engine script which he used in almost all of his planes, but slowed down.

Remember this thing? Mal Does, Mal never forgets.

Remember this thing? Mal Does, Mal never forgets.

Despite this drawback and despite the warnings of his closest friends and advisers Aeon choose to abandon his current market. He gave up on fixing any of the bugs in the Adventure Air products, updating anything further to MCE and forgot about his 6,000 Linden “early access” Carrier, which is still up for sale, still with the promise that it might one day be finished[3]. All for the dream of building WWII planes.

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What infuriates me about this more than anything is during my great rant regarding Dani Air-planes I took time out to bitch at our current generation of Builders were to blame for their own loss of business because they spent so much time building the products they want and not the ones their customer wanted. Out of all the builders who IM’d me in the weeks that followed, casually excusing themselves under the self-illusion that they were happy building for a niche market and clearly they were not my target, Aeon Voom gave the loudest applause and thanked me for finally “telling it like it is”.

Why then, after agreeing that builders need to appeal more to their own customers as well as the general demographic of SL Aviation rather than waste their time on ego projects that never sell, is Aeon’s first completed project ,since the day that article was published, a small vintage aircraft that I can guarantee you’d never heard of until it was announced. Why even after sales of this aircraft are so pathetic; does Aeon continue ignoring his customers, some of which had been loyal for years, in favour of appealing to a dead market just to compete with someone who wasn’t even appealing to that market.

I’ll give you the answer and some of you probably know it already, but first there is remissions to pay.

It’s been known that I’ve been working on an article about Aeon Voom for quite some time and as per fucking usual in this situation all manner of preaching wannabe fuckwits have been crawling from the woodwork, notecards in hand, desperate to “have their say” and make sure that whatever I publish was sub-edited to suit their own political agenda or revenge idea. Not how I work as most of you should know by now, so let me make a few things clear before we continue:

Firstly if you’re going to bitch that you can’t fly a helicopter anymore because the creator removed the “easy mode” it’s not because the helicopter is no longer flyable it’s because you cannot fly it. It can still be flown and I shall prove it.

Secondly “free updates for life” means updates for the life of the product, not your life. If a creator chooses to stop working on a product it is not your right to chain them to a desk and force them to make constant regular updates for eternity or your money back. If there is ever an update, you get it free, if you don’t then you have a reason to complain.

With that in mind we’re going to bitch about Aeon’s ego for a while.

It has occurred to me for various conversations that I’ve had with Aeon that he doesn’t actually know who his customer base is and regards them as something of an annoyance, save for a few exemptions. When Aeon thinks about his planes being flown he envisions epic dogfight battles flown by SL’s Fighter elites and those who aspire to be like them, he envisions professional acting Armies and Navies, well equipped and organised. What he doesn’t want to see, or largely what he doesn’t want the reputation of, is his products being used by ,if you’ll pardon the expression, noobs.

What Aeon hate seeing is one of his planes landing nose first and skittering to a halt and emerging a pilot who is a member of more sex clubs than anything else, or a navy turning up in large Duplo Block style carriers, screaming about their authority and shooting missiles at everyone. This he finds embarrassing and hates any idea that his products might be used in such a way and has began to structure his business, whether he is aware of it or not, to actively rebel against this sort of thing.

For example the F-13 and his resistance to including a re-size script is not based on any sense of realism as Aeon claims, nor on his inability to create a flight script that can work with a re-sizer but is more to do with his distaste for unrealistically proportioned avatars. The argument is more “If you don’t fit you are too tall, your problem, not the planes”. And while it’s always fun to giggle at the people who need Avatars over 10ft tall with bulging muscles and/or breasts the size of a Toyota Panda to satisfy their vanity, it doesn’t make for a good business practice and translates into poor sales. Which is exactly what happened.

The same goes with his Helicopters, quite possibly the worst decision Aeon has ever made, by removing the Easy mode[4] Aeon was quite literally telling his customers “if you’re too stupid to fly my products then you don’t fly my products” this was especially cemented when he blamed Tig Spyker for creating the “three button pilot” culture. But ultimately you must ask yourself who’s helicopters do you think sells more?

Aeon’s bizarre and often Hostile attitude towards his customers is not a new thing. When Old’s first opened and during that entire period Aeon’s attitude was that his products were always appealing to his preferred choice of customer and being that he remained mostly within his skybox and rarely ventured down below, this attitude was never challenged. Back then he was surrounded by admins, advisor and group leaders of which at least half were competent. During the early days of MCE and later towards the Green Hell we see some of Aeon’s worst decision making as well as the creation of arguably some of his worst products, during this time the central core of Aeon’s Advisers had stepped away, leaving what was described to me as “a gaggle of yesmen” what also didn’t help was Aeon’s ego at this point, believing himself now to be too big to fail and believing himself to be the best scripter in Vice Aeon stopped listening to his Beta testers and numerous products were released before they were ever finished or in jagged, buggy forms.

Today, though Aeon is finally starting to listen to his Beta Testers, his two WWII Aircraft were released unfinished with any complaints ,including ones mentioned in this blog, being brushed aside as “it’ll be fixed in the update” as of today (21st of November) the final updates and bug fixes to the flightcore of the 109 only went live two days ago despite the aircraft having been released way back in July and despite being fixed on his two aircraft that have been released since.

Aeon has complained several times that sales of these aircraft have been low, so for his benefit, let us conclude by going over the facts we have uncovered in this article.

a) The market Aeon is attempting to appeal to simply doesn’t exist. The World War Two community ,while it still “exists”, is a shadow of it’s former glory and the players are largely Vice users or non-com roleplayers, to which Uniforms, clothing and furniture take a higher priority on the shopping list.

b) The Real Market Aeon should be attempting to appeal to the same community that praises ZSK’s, the RealFlight community, those who enjoy flying more realistic planes or aircraft that have simulator start-ups or are just difficult to fly by design. They are mostly of the Civil mind and ZSK’s ,though flown, are rarely used in combat. Only being seen as legacy vintage aircraft that look great and for fill the desire for that near-realistic flight experience. No-one who flies a ZSK is going to pay an extra 500L for something that flies “almost” as good.

c) Vice is still King of the Combat Systems, while interest in combat is at one of it’s lowest ever the idea of switching to MCE is still a questionable choice. Aeon has done much to earn the reputation MCE has received but not enough to encourage confidence in it as a possible replacement for Vice. By refusing to support Vice and forcing players to “upgrade” to MCE Aeon has already told anyone still unsure about MCE to essentially “fuck off” therein giving the Anti-MCE movement another member and lowering the chance that curious players could be swayed over.

d) By implementing features that would appear designed with the aim of weeding out the noobs from being able to fly his Aircraft, Aeon has essentially knocked his market down by about two thirds, add to that his appeal to the wrong market, his anti-competitive pricing vs ZSK, his decision to make the new planes MCE only and react exceedingly hostile to anyone who asks about Vice, plus limiting that choice further down to three planes no-one really knows/cares about and who have you got left?

Aeon complained that only 50 [5] of his new Aircraft had sold. What he failed to realize that in his target demographic, the few people that he had left while ‘trimming the fat’ was the serious Aircraft collectors, the few Jeogeot Gulf MCE enthusiasts and those with a passion for WWII planes that were more enticed by the detail and accuracy of the Aircraft. That would number only around 50 people so in actuality the Planes sold quite well. So the fault was not with the Aircraft themselves, nor competition from other builders but with Aeon who had failed to realize just how small his new Demographic actually was. Diving head-first into a Niche without doing any prior research and relying almost entirely on the THI brand name, forgetting that his own negligence of the THI name as well as the decline of realistic aircraft and the rise of the penny turners between 2012 and 2014 had reduced THI from being the highly respected producer of WWII combat planes to a “Who? oh yeah I remember them” company.

e) And finally there is Aeon himself, or at least his attitude. We can’t talk about this subject without mentioning this:

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the now famous L$10,000 ‘limited edition’ bf-109. While Aeon laughed it off as a Joke, with all the money donated to charity, what it actually was, was a troll stab at Vice users. “If their stupid enough to use Vice, their stupid enough to pay 10k” was Aeon’s thought process and he wasn’t wrong, believe it or not this plane sold and when it became obvious that sales of this plane were not token one-offs but actually had serious interest, did Aeon take the hint that Vice wasn’t dead and that his planes would sell more if he stopped ignoring Vice?

Course not. Aeon decided instead to not give the money to charity and pocket it instead. Without telling anyone, as if I wasn’t going to find out. And I can pretty much guarantee you if 100 of these things were sold, he wouldn’t stop selling them.

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Ultimately the F-13 is good plane but serves as nothing greater than an example of everything currently wrong with Amok Dynamics, THI, Adventure Air and Aeon Voom in General. He dove headfirst into a Niche market with minimal research and a head full of hot air, he became his own worst enemy and at the time of writing I happened to know Aeon is working on four projects, three of which are WWII planes and he is attempting to steal a fourth from Joe Sparrow, proving if anything that despite lack of sales and increasing hostility, he hasn’t learned a thing.

 

 

 

[1] The MCE “lockout” feature was an emergency system designed to allow sim admins to disable cheat weapons.

[2] No-one can actually agree when the Golden Age of Aviation was they just know it’s not now. They are all wrong.

[3] Not that I’m calling Aeon a liar, I’m sure that carrier will be finished “some” day.

[4] I am fully aware that the “easy mode” was removed due to the Mono-bug, my complaint is more based around how simple it could have been for Aeon to replace it.

[5] But he told me that back in July so it’s probably a little higher now

Ripped Wars: Episode IV A Tetralogy of Cunts

I’m taking a moment to deviate from my regular explosive opinions regarding SL Aviation to poke at something in the World War Two Community, something I don’t often do because quite frankly nothing happens there and even though the community has been rocked with controversy so bizarre it makes everything DOR ever did look tame in comparison, no-one really cares.

However this latest chronicle in a book that would be titled “Oh for Fuck Sake” is one that takes the levels of stupidity to somewhere between Jewels Silverblade and this…

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Oh yes Children, it’s time I explained which cunt cunted some other cunt.

Actually I should apologise, the cunt being cunted is Joe Sparrow, founder of Astral-Tek, the WWIIRP community, the Naval Community, LANCE and quite literally the inventor of everything VICE that wasn’t included in the original Dev Kit, who isn’t a cunt. He is more of a socially awkward 20 something that finds making friends difficult and has been the victim of abuse from so many major developers in the WW2 community that he now has severe trust issues.

In Saying that Joe’s ability to offend people runs on par with my ability to pick up woman in bars.

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i.e none at all.

The money Joe makes in SL goes largely towards providing for his mother, specially during the holiday seasons,as well as his own regions which freely provide a combat sandbox and house a number of War vets for free. So why anyone would want to pick on him specifically I don’t know.

The Cunt doing the cunting is actually three cunts, a cuntology if you will. Vickster Kuhn (our first Cunt) came fifth place recently in the “Do you think you can Land” contest. Not a bad score all things considered since he was flying a particularly tricky plane a THI BF-109G who’s stall speed is equal to it’s landing speed meaning you have to tether a fine line between slowing down and stalling while aiming towards the ground (Physics is not Aeon’s strong point) so all in all not a bad performance and nothing to be ashamed of.

But this is Vickster we’re talking about, the self-proclaimed “greatest pilot in SL” who has done a lot to achieve that reputation and not been shy of a few underhanded tactics when it comes to maintaining it. So losing an event (specially to one of his own underlings) lead to something of a “sore loser” situation. Immediately after the event Vickster followed the events host Thomm Box back to Wright Brothers, an airfield overlooking the Jeogeot Gulf and started shooting at every plane taking off and landing there with a rocket launcher, refusing to stop when asked. He was eventually booted out.

For the rest of the night he stamped his feet and screamed but since no-one was paying any attention he took his frustration elsewhere and turned north to Tulagi,  and declared war on Joe.

[20:21] Vickster Freiin von Kühn (vickster.kuhn): fuck with BB and bastogne will side with them and we’ll end you

[20:21] Vickster Freiin von Kühn (vickster.kuhn): understand?

[20:22] Joe Sparrow: thats pretty unfair

[20:22] Vickster Freiin von Kühn (vickster.kuhn): fuck you

[20:22] Vickster Freiin von Kühn (vickster.kuhn): you had your chance to be loyal and you walked

For those not in the know, Joe suffers from a very severe case of Social Anxiety as well as mild Autism. When people verbally attack you in IM’s the reaction for most of us would be to shrug and press mute. Sadly, for Joe, his mind cannot process what is going on, he becomes deeply confused, ends up emotionally overwhelmed and becomes prone to irrational behaviour or sudden “freak outs”.

This makes him an easy target for the School Yard Bully, “How dare I not win!  Don’t you know who I am?!”,  Vickster Kuhn. And so the Drama Began.

The Second two Cunts, the company ‘Battle Bitches’ are another “We’re Lesbians LOOK AT US!” Company that aren’t shy to rub each others tits and get some of the players a little hot under the collar, just like Vortex, Shana or E-tech or basically anyone who makes company and quickly realizes that by strapping on a pair of breasts and bending over a lot they can acquire a lot of die hard and desperate fanboys who will happily agree with anything said because agreeing with someone 100% of the time and aggressively defending them if someone doesn’t agree will make them notice you and think you’re different and maybe, just maybe let you get close to them.

BB have taken it a step further by claiming to be War vets of the “I was an Elite Sniper with over 300 confirmed kills” variety.

Normally we’d just ignore companies like this since I’m not really a fan of feeding the keyboard warriors, and reporting on them would be equal to documenting the rise and fall of every actor named Corey. But I am feeling specially liberated today.

 

So there are our four Cunts. The Actors are in position, the stage is set. the audience is quietly waiting as the music starts to play.

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We Begin with Cunt 1, Joe Sparrow. As I mentioned Joe is prone to irrational behaviour when stressed and on occasion becomes consumed with Paranoia and when this happens the probability of Joe doing something stupid slowly reaches one.

Oh before that, spoiler warning:

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So a notice was passed around claiming that ,surprise surprise, BattleBitches had illegally uploaded assets from Forgotten Hope 2, a Mod for Battlefield 2 made in 2007. Which is pretty fucking obvious even to a blind man.

   Here’s an example:

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Now BattleBitches already found themselves thrown into the deep end when they Ripped a Chaffee Tank from World of Tanks, without even bothering to use one of the community texture packs to disguise it. As you would expect Wargaming.net regularly check the SL Marketplace and are pretty hostile when it comes to maintaining their I.P rights so the day it was due for sale they got hit with a Cease and Desists and now deny it ever existed.

Now before you start whinnying on and on about “oh stop being all uber mesh police Mal! Stealing peoples I.P rights is perfectly ok so long as we ‘the customer’ get a new shiny every week”, hold your mouth and let me explain why this is something a little more sinister than an Illegitimate businessman making money of someone else’s work.

So that notice I mentioned, more like a rumour. A few of us picked it up several months ago around the same time as Battle Bitches sim came online. This wouldn’t be the first company that’s tried this, especially in the WWII community, as there have been at least three attempts made this year by various WW2 companies trying to pass off Warthunder Tanks and aircraft as their own creations and well….I’m rambling again. So this notice was passed around detailing in about 12 words why Battlebitches were evil and nasty and download, blah blah blah Wargaming.net hit them with a C&D etc etc we got that far, anyway, after all that bullshit Battlebitches started rooting around for someone to blame. The source of the rumours seemed like a good place to start.

But this is where the problem begins. Battle Bitches are not the brightest, they stole from a 2007 Mod thinking it abandoned but in actuality it was just updated last week and remains one of the most popular WWII shooter games stunted only by the difficulty of find a copy of Battlefield 2 to play it with. It’s had a great number of people work on it over the years some of which maintain a presence here in Second Life and those are the people who started the rumours, simply by recognizing their own work.

Battle Bitches weren’t to know that. They ranted on a few days but, as always, no-one paid them much attention so instead rather than deal with their loss and move on they, much like our first Cunt Vickster, aimed at the easiest target, Joe Sparrow, someone who would freak out and react which is probably why Joe started to receive random IM’s from people defending Battle Bitches.

[09:03] Viktoria (viktoriaelizabetha): Okay now together, I do have my own advice.. I’m a SIMPLE customer, I’m not a creator of WW2 stuff or anything so PLEASE stop rape me, I just gave my advice

Stop raping me? That is such an odd thing for someone to say specially with no context but whatever actually happened in that conversation it confused Joe, he put a pancake on his dogs head.

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Joe knew who Battle Bitches were but beyond having the giggle fits at some of their earlier work he was more focused on his own projects so beyond his own reactions to his friends, there was nothing for the public to see. SO BB tried again

[10:54] Camis Lee: (Saved Sat 19 Sep 2015 08:50:26) You really want a war with me are you insane? I can give it too you! You could have asked before you accused us of anything unlike you who I asked for help 5 years ago … I have no problem chatting with you but please grow up just a little

[10:54] Camis Lee: (Saved Sat 19 Sep 2015 08:52:17) Your stuff is banned at my sim too – how juvenile

[10:54] Camis Lee: (Saved Sat 19 Sep 2015 08:56:45) Btw keep in mind that all of the things you say get back to us!

This quite possibly lead to Joe’s first and only ever public reaction regarding Battlebitches, a notice was sent out over the Jeogeot Gulf Communications group.

When i say im upset at a company for downloading ww2 meshes and do not say who nor mention any name of what company. then just maybe its not a good idea to im me and get all flustered in private messages. your just admitting it then

This was followed by a scattering of other notices and random IM’s to people which more or less concluded “So I guess I’m the bad guy now”. This was Joe’s mental health starting to deteriorate in the face of constant harassment from Battlebitches.

[17:53] Camis Lee: I KNOW WHERE YOUR 222 came from…. I know where one of your TUGS came from I bet I know alot JOE stop your shit YOU DIDN’T Make any of your models Wronger made some but some of them I can identify too… Hypocrit MAYBE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SOURCES TOO … one of mine just became a freebie …. IF YOU DONT cease and desist I WILL file a complaint I am a paying member of SL and I have already talked to the Concierge QUIT fucking with me or your gonna be sorry!!! And I am not kidding Joe

So naturally Joe hit the freak-out button and the community, collectively, rolled it’s eyes.

It takes a lot to get to this stage. Being one of Joe’s close friends for a number of years ,even though we’re a bit distant these days, I know his triggers and how much it takes to get him to react. What strikes as being obvious to me is Battle Bitches wanted this reaction. They wanted Joe to become so frustrated, so anxious and paranoid that like a puppet on a string he would dance the angry dance and explode his wrath upon the community. Who, from their perspective, hadn’t seen the messages and IM’s sent by Battlebitches, all they saw was Joe’s over dramatic reaction to something which didn’t appear to have done anything to deserve it.

So BB could cut open an onion and stood, hand in hand with tears in their eyes and cry the victim to a community that was all too eager to listen and leap to their defence, because well they’re just a couple of nice girls and Joe’s being unfair.

And this is what I actually wanted to talk about, In Scotland it’s called Nester Syndrome, in America it’s often referred to as the Tear Jerk reaction or the Feminist Attack and in Second Life some call it Sandy Vagina Syndrome.

The principle is that given any situation where a woman (not all woman) in an argument finds herself in a position where she is losing, tears up. Crying is socialized out of the male at a very young age and consequently, they have no grasp of what the process of crying entails. Therefore, they have no means to defend against it. Males understand crying to be a result of a stimulus causing pain. For a woman, crying is simply an arbitrary response she can have to ANYTHING. Cute animals, romantic movies, bunny rabbits, glitter, shoes and absolutely no reason are all things that can cause a woman to cry. In short, to win an argument a woman just begins crying, thus causing the man to become frozen to the spot like a incoherent child.

The result is the person not crying looks like they have wronged the person doing the crying regardless of what has transpired prior to the crying and since men associate crying with pain the automatic reaction is to comfort the cryee and assume the position of being in the wrong. Ergo the female has won the argument without any presenting any argument.

Translated into Second Life, it works out as a rather shady business practice that can very easily and often very effectively neuter a business rival and gain a lot of unquestioning supporters without them even knowing they’ve been manipulated.

Seems a little Far-fetched? Happens a lot more than you think. In fact, let’s start by losing some more friends. Vickster does it all the time, Envy Melody of E-tech does it, Rogue Harsley of Vortex did it when she was starting off her company by copybotting Tig’s old heli’s, Shana Carpool does it any time anything negative is said about her, as does Annitah Babii of AEB&W as she prints off another self congratulatory certificate to add to her wall of fake diploma’s and awards crying about oppression, as she happily copybots Cheermaster.

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Also while we’re on the subject, all the names I listed above, all men.

How do I know? Because Meridas. But that’s a topic for a different discussion. One with more knives and butthurt.

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Anyway back to my original point. So the situation is Battlebitches deliberately antagonised a mentally ill person, knowing he would lash out publicly so they could act offended and claim the victim so they could sell badly converted mes rips with car scripts to people who would do anything just to see a picture of some tits. Or at least this is the situation as I see it.

On the flip side I spoke to Battlebitches and gave them the chance to state things from their point of view. Actually I delayed this article for four days waiting on them. Knowing I was on the case they immediately banned me from their sim. I spoke to their admin who made the “stop rapping me” comment asking for her side of the story and some context, she denied it ever happened, then claimed it did and Joe was just attacking her for no reason and if I wanted to talk to any of the Battlebitches I would have to put in a notecard. I shoved some simple questions on a notecard and gave it to her. An hour later I got a notecard back berating me for not IM’ing them directly, so I did. No reply.

Aside from a few snarky comments Battlebitches only eventual defence was “what did Joe say? Oh yeah, no we never did that, he lies, can’t you see he’s attacking us because he’s jealous of our success!” etc etc

In fairness they claim to have downloaded their most recent models from a site that legally sells them. here is their Char 1 Bis on Turbosquid for eight bucks.

http://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/b1-heavy-tank-3d-model/770537

Now it may shock some of you but I’m not against this kind of thing. Though most of you are, being the amount of support the campaign against Turbosquid Downloads got from the community when it was Aeon Voom that was being accused of buying his Apache from Turbosquid, of course that campaign was fronted by Brancos Milestone and Jewels Silverbade, both women who were crying about Aeon oppressing them to dominate the market and form a monopoly (you starting to understand now?). People are free to use models they have legally acquired but there exists within an exception, which is Turbosquid.

By in thanks to the amount of noise Jewels made against Aeon Turbosquid actually updated their policy several years ago specifically citing Second Life though currently it has been changed to appear more generalised. The models Battlebitches are using come under the Standard Royalty Free license which, despite common misconception, does not mean the model is free to do with whatever you please with once you purchase, if you’ll allow me to cite you Section 7, Paragraph D on the Turbosquid Royalty Free license:

  1. Virtual Good Sales. You may NOT import, upload, reproduce, make available, publish, transmit, distribute, or sublicense Stock Media Products in Creations of virtual goods or worlds for any 3D community (“Virtual World”), unless you or your Client owns the Virtual World platform and it complies with the foregoing restrictions.

Yes gentlemen you cannot upload models to Second Life for sale under a Standard Royalty Free License. Turbosquid regularly check Second Life (thanks Jewels) so I’d not rush for pre-orders just yet.

But this is what has got me miffed. Everyone prior to this who has slapped down a bunch of badly scripted copybotted assets has done so because they want to compete but are too lazy to put in any real effort, so they download and shove in freebie scripts out of sheer laziness. Battlebitches are not lazy. Their region has a lot of effort put into it, it looks really good, is managed well and seems to be quite popular. What they have shown is they are willing to put in the effort to become serious contenders but rather than actually do the work needed they choose instead to do no work, to cheat and to bully a mentally disabled man so they could dominate the market.

And that, in my opinion, is the definition of a Cunt.

You may or may not agree, you may not even care, doesn’t matter I’m not going to force you to agree with me, what am I your mother?

You need help.

OMG you guys Drama Bomb!

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As the Great Eye of Maluron looms in search of it’s new target I find myself in-dated with IM’s. Most of them ,thankfully for my sanity, in support of my last Article. A lot of DOR members both current and previous messaged me with concerns about what I wrote, asking for more information or simply to clarify if what I stated was true and while many were quick to defend DOR and it’s members, absolutely no-one came to the defence of Princess Da. That ,I think, tells me everything.

I was concerned about one other thing though. Of the many IM’s I did receive many were skipping with excitement in anticipation for the “Shana Article” and were looking forward to me tearing Shana a new one.

Let me tell you how this works. I’m not your performing monkey spinning out his tunes on the Organ Grinder. This blog is not a platform for me to launch insults at whatever targets you tell me to like some kind of Word Artillery Assassin. Nor does this blog exist for you to dictate what I write about and what I say so you can feel slightly more smug in your own insecurity over elements of this community you happily turned your back on and now need Dark Lord Malcious to confirm that you were right to do so and give you a shiny lolly for joining the “correct” side of the argument.

I’m not going to do that.

I mean I AM going to write an article on Shana Carpool Aircraft but not because you told me too. I have nothing personal against her or her products, because hey guess what guys there is nothing wrong with buying a Shana plane, but when you run a company that’s helping to fund a creepy lesbian pony girl sex cult that leaves little cryptic hints to it’s existence in it’s members sims like a particularly shit sequel to the Da Vinchi Code or a very weird episode of Blues Clues, then we need to have a little chat.

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Before all that I assume you know that Zora’s Tommahawk was released this week. I was given my review copy a few days in advanced and have been mashing my keyboard into a fine paste reviewing it in fact it was supposed to be today’s Article along with some commentary on Erick Glegens new ATX 72 but because that’s something I want to do Second Life is instead going to throw breadcrumbs and some other lumbering behemoth will wander in-front of the Great Eye, so we gotta talk about that instead.

Such fun.

So I guess I must have been wrong about Princess Da getting banned and his account deleted because last night this happened.[1]

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Well hey there no need to be so hasty, a threat of legal actions? Well I guess I should go pull my article and then apologize for pointing out to everyone that you’re a liar who just carted off hundreds of thousands of Lindens in “donations” to help save a sim you closed down anyway after stringing people along for nearly five years with the same cock and bull story that one day Continent DOR will come down and only the blessed chosen shall fly in it’s limitless skies. meanwhile ,as you’re getting your leg hacked off for the 6th time, you happily point the finger of accusation at everyone else in range and proclaim loudly that they are the true threat to SL Aviation.

Barry Foehammer, someone I actually respect for having the Balls to come here and use his own name unlike some other people *cough*, made a perfectly agreeable statement that was comparable to a “I’m not racist some of my best friends are black” speech and there it should have ended, but Princess Da once again had to open foot, insert mouth.

So it’ll be Slander then I assume. The new magic Buzzword filling the minds of the political activists. “You are Liable for Slander!” is the rallying call from those that scream “Drama!” everytime they are contradicted,  instead they flock to one of SL Aviations many splinter groups where only their version of the “truth” is preached and the admins maintain a strict “no drama” policy and kick out anyone who isn’t smiling hard enough.

Slander does not grant you immunity from having your opinion challenged. In legal terms is a false or malicious claim that may harm someone’s reputation. You would only have a case for Slander if you felt your life or work had been seriously effected by a False claim. In order to even have a case Princess Da would have to prove that I am lying, since I 100% believe everything I stated in the “regards to DOR” article is the genuine truth and ,in case you didn’t notice, I quoted my sources.

Of course there will be no legal case, for that to happen Princess Da would have to come face to face with me in Real Life and then disclose all information pertaining to his Activity with the DOR group, including it’s finances, to a court of law. Something I am happy to do because I know what I stated is correct, but if Princess Da wishes to prove me wrong then I only have one thing to say.

celtic-come-at-me-broNo seriously, make your declaration, I’ll go talk to my lawyer and we’ll see you in court.

Not going to happen, too much risk, much easier to throw insults at me from across a keyboard and preach to his remaining followers about how nasty and spiteful I am and how once upon a time I did this so therefore everything I do in the future is irrelevant. But interestingly I did receive an e-mail from WordPress informing me my account had been briefly locked because someone had used up all three password attempts, and can you guess what country their I.P came from?

This does leave one question. Since neither Barry nor Princess Da nor anyone in DOR seem willing to talk about which is What happened to the Money?

You know, the money all of DOR donated to save their now closed sims. I’m told my first estimate was wrong and it was actually around L$ 250,000. That’s enough to buy a few small sims and keep DOR flying for months. So where is it all?

Perhaps rather than bitch about MCE or talk about that one event in Jeogeot the remaining members of DOR would like to answer that question.

In regards to DOR….

Like a Chai-Tea Enema we now enter a world of confusion and butthurt the likes of which we only vaguely understand. You may be sitting in the waiting room, trashy magazine in your little hand, someone, somewhere, sometime mentioned this was good for you and you have been feeling so down lately. Now you’re here and the cute nurse is explaining everything that’s about to happen to you, you suddenly feel like maybe a glass of Orange Juice and a good nights rest was all you needed.

This is generally how I feel about DOR. I do my best to ignore what goes on behind the borders of the Seychelles isles, but like a great mighty Elephant in a Movie theatre it consistently lumbers around getting into my view so that I can’t see anything else.

DOR is Dogs On the Run, for those of you who don’t know, a group of well-to-do Aviators who’s Philosophy is Fun. Generally they don’t much care about Drama or SL Aviation in general. What they want is to get into the air and have a good time fooling about in Planes doing whatever, Dogfights, Hanger Hockey, Pylon races, Ground Target contests etc etc Essentially everything I’m always rabbiting on that the rest of Aviation should be.

And if that’s all DOR was I wouldn’t have a problem, I’d still be a member.

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My old hanger at DOR back in 2012 when I was still a member

But there is a second DOR. A DOR that is consistently under attack from dark forces that gather in dimly lit underground rooms, rubbing their hands together and plotting their plots, patting themselves on the back for being so sneaky. This second DOR must unite both it’self and it’s allies in a mass crusade against a great Dragon which threatens all of SL Aviation. But like the great Dragons of Old the threat only exists within the mind of one man, Dor’s leader Da Admiral. Or as he’s also known as Princess Da, by me, and now by you.

I was DOR’s 3rd member, could call me one of the founders had I actually done anything[1]. On it’s birth and through-out the first year of it’s existence DOR’s mission was not to become just another Aviation/fighter group, in fact it didn’t want to be a group at all. DOR was to be an Area of close to a hundred sims of which would be nothing more than to provide a safe place for Aviations to co-exist and fly, free of biased admins, the mockery of the self-proclaimed elitists and without any product bans or judgements as to what should and should not be allowed.

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For a while I was DOR tops fighter Ace and if you think I was going to leave out this picture of me kicking Vickster’s ass then you’d be wrong.

This was DOR before “Shana Day”. I was very honoured, at this point, to call Princess Da my close friend, we would speak at length to each other, giggling like school girls over the troubles and tribulations of the rest of the Community. DOR was principally made-up of the rejects of other groups at first but fully swelled to a substantial size at the collapse of the Flying Tigers. Princess Da charmed the community with his open doors policy and his free hangers for all who came, he proclaimed to be the father of ,the then, recently deceased prodigal child of SL Aviation Toni Silverweb, he was rich, having made his money in Transport and Storage and wanted nothing more than to build a vast region in her honour, regardless of the cost.

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Photo of a greifer attack taken the day before Shana-Day. You can see in the background the first Shana Squad planes being rolled infront of the main hanger with a “buy here” vendor box outside each one. In the right hand corner you can see THI’s hanger. after this day all the Vendor and builder hangers would be condensed into one “shopping mall” Hanger. Only Shana had her own.

What changed was an event known as Shana Day[2]. DOR was built on a principle that it would never favour nor bow to the will of any one builder or company and we had gone far to defend that principle, yet here was Shana Carpool given pride of position in a gigantic hanger set in the centre of the first DOR region, it was set to be the telehub of the region and even rewards were issued to people who bought Shana’s Aircraft. This among other things, example being the Gender segregation of Princess Da’s Flying Vanity Circus, or the DOR Angels as they are more commonly known, as well as Princess Da’s rapid promotion to estate manager of any pretty girl who smiled at him, gave me enough cause to become concerned regarding Princess Da’s intentions. I stepped down as Estate Manager and while I remained a part of DOR I re-focused my energies elsewhere.

The new post Shana Day DOR was now more or less a Parody of it’s own principles. Rather than a Groupless region with no corporate bias it had become a strict woman-only (men tolerated) Fighters club and Display team with a heavy single corporate bias. A full year had passed and Princess Da’s 100+ region had still not been delivered after a series of bundling excuses I had lost patience. DOR was no longer the group I had helped found it was now the ego palace of a paranoid old pervert [3] who span tales of lies and conspiracies to win loyalty. Quietly I left the group [4].

Either though sheer paranoia or some vague attempt to install a Common Enemy style system of control over it’s members I don’t know but the following day when I logged in I found my In-Box full of spam.

Spam like this

DonnaBrightstar: FAGGOT ASS BITCHES BURN IN HELL AND FUCKING DIE. I DON’T ACCEPT GAY IN MY LIFE AND GOD WILL PUNISH YOU ALL!!FAGGOT ASS BITCHES BURN IN HELL AND FUCKING DIE.

Which is just one of many IM’s I would find in my In-box each almost every day from various DOR members until it stopped little over a year ago when several of their members were banned for Intolerance and Harassment, Donna included.

Cessna: (Saved Tue 22 Oct 2013 20:22:46) 07 ….i would of thought you would of caught on to the sl aviation bullshit by now …..but you looking down your nose at anyone with a ban threat is a joke furry
Mal (malcious.vuckovic): What are you talking about?

Fear and Paranoia now ruled Princess Da’s mind. Every year he changed the name of the DOR group, from DOR to DOR Angels to DOR 2014 to DOR Spearhead which is uses today. Everytime it would cast off it’s less active members and it’s newer members were greeted by a new Princess Da, this time not rich but humble, significantly younger and hard working who did everything he could to provide a safe heaven from the Drama of the outside Community and support the small time builders (basically Shana) against the corruption and domination over the larger companies (Anyone not Shana).

Every year he would spin out the same story on the 100+ regions he was “getting” as well as the five year long leg surgery he was getting/had and that only through your support could DOR survive and all who donated would be rewarded when the new region came online. he was a Hymn and a prayer away from forming a Cult.

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to fill you in on the status of what Da and I are doing at this time. We are working on some exciting things far beyond anyones expectations for our Group. just bare with us a few more weeks until we can get all the preliminary work done.
In the meantime, Vickster and Barry and Daisy have offered their sims for you to fly, have combat events etc. Until we get our sims ready for you please back them and go to these sims. We need our group to stay together and believe me it will be good for all of you when we finish our plans.

Trinka and Da –2013

Woof Bloody Woof,

Most of you will have had heard of our plans for the future of DOR by now.
Currently we don’t have a date for being online as there are still some bits to work through with LL.
We can assure you its worth the wait.
The parcels we have on Visionary isle will be kept even when our new regions are online.
These will take on the role of a teleport to the DOR welcome center on new regions and also a free place to fly.
The DOR 2014 group will be open to invites once the sims are closer to opening.
In the meantime you can Fly Here at visionary isle (no Combat) or at Vicksters New Bastogne sims and Barrys sims.
Please respect their rules and way they do things.
Any “drama” caused through our members on these sims will be taken into account when we open DOR 2014 to invitations.
Thanks Team.
We apologise for the long wait
DOG & Trinka –2013

[2014/04/12 13:58] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Specially with your 100+ sim region yet to materialize
[2014/04/12 13:59] DOG (da.admiral): it will be ordered next week or wek after if im not in hospital that time i see surgeon your tuesday
[2014/04/12 13:59] DOG (da.admiral): gtg
[2014/04/12 13:59] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Good luck in Surgery

Concerning sims and expanision, I know we have made promises to many about sims we have not kept so far. That does not mean that the plans are not still the same. With Dons Health issues and to some degree mine this has taken a lot longer then I wanted. Please keep the faith on sims and one day we will be enjoying them.

DOG –2014

Hi team,
I still havn’t ordered the region’s yet, its not LL’s fault or banks but it is mine.
I have been observing those who have been using our airfield, showing up at dances & supporting Vickies regions.
When I order our region’s these are the people we want with us.
I’m not interested in supplying a super flying estate to those who havn’t got the energy to support us.
In fact i don’t really want them on our regions.
Because I am carrying the cost of these regions personally I’m not really concerned about traffic or revenue from them, this is not a commercial enterprise.
SL is full of self appointed experts and people who think we can not survive without them.
Or the only way we can do this is with their vision implemented into the estate.
Well guess what, I would prefer it if these people stayed at mainland or the other region’s, they have very little knowledge and seldom ever contribute to running costs of a region.
In short they are takers or what in my native land we call bludgers.
Trinka, Vickster and myself will be the powers on our regions (in short little SL god’s) if this dosn’t suit anyone I suggest they look elsewhere to play.
As for for a eta for ordering the regions it may be tomorrow, it may be next week, I will decide that.
So please Trinka’s and my loyal friends bear with us a little longer.
Sorry if this sounds a bit dictator like or harsh but is way past time SL aviation was told some home truths.
Dog# –2014

Even had the cheek to charge a yearly subscription for early access to this Mythical continent.

becuase of the cost we ask that Dor members pay a L$2,000 donation to have early acsess to the new Dor 100+ sim region. This will be a yearly subscription nd you will get invited to the new Dor group.

End of 2014

Before it all finally ended with.

Please stop im’ing Don about the new regions. He is very tired and now had a headache. We know they are late but please be paitence it will be worth it

-Trinka 2015

Their last mention of it was some point back in February this year and I don’t think it has been brought up again, I presume everyone was refunded their “yearly subscription” as…

“We never charge money for being part of dor”

Anyway back to me.

[05:45] DA Admiral: you are a despicable little creep.

I should point out these are not snippets of a convo, they are genuinely just random messages I would receive from Princess Da whenever he felt in the mood to dish out the abuse.

[06:12] DA Admiral: DO not come near DOR

[12:13] DA Admiral:I WILL kill YOU!

[12:43] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): yoitaKE OFF ANGEL TAG JEBNNY
[12:43] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): angekl tag jenny
[12:43] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): its not to be woirn here
[12:43] Jennytryit: ok 🙂
[12:44] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): he y homo
[12:44] Vickster Freiin von Kühn (vickster.kuhn): easy dog this is a family event
[12:44] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Hi Toni
[12:45] Pearline Sweetwater: yes! my grandaughter is watching on this “G” sim!!
[12:45] Pearline Sweetwater snickers
[12:45] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): im greifing you poofter
[12:45] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): We prefer the term “homosexual”
[12:45] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): gouing top cry to lindens
[12:45] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): you timker bell poofter
[12:46] Trinka ‘Pinky’ Adored (trinka.adored): /
[12:46] Trinka ‘Pinky’ Adored (trinka.adored): uit
[12:46] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): Nice to see you too Don
[12:46] Trinka ‘Pinky’ Adored (trinka.adored): Don Stop
[12:46] Trinka ‘Pinky’ Adored (trinka.adored): quit that right now
[12:48] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): oh mal will wear a dress
[12:48] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): he into that
[12:48] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): dam right I will
[12:48] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): and not only that
[12:48] DOG…Don Admiral (da.admiral): fgaggot
[12:49] Mal (malcious.vuckovic): I will be the prettiest princess there is! (and I was)[5]

For two years Princess Da played the game of insult cat and mouse with me even going so far as to try and call me up and home [6]. I wasn’t the only one, pretty much anyone of note who left DOR was subject to the same level of abuse. Princess Da hated the idea that there existed people who knew about his habit of re-inventing himself that were outside his control and while Princess Da was always quick to shout Woof Bloody Woof and proclaim that DOR was the best pilots in SL and was really all about fun his next notice was never short of the next list of targets as he attempted time and time again to weaponize DOR against the ever increasing threats he saw in his head.

Threats such as product bans.

[12:07] Pazuzu Nakim: Keep in mind who is behind the bans and do not buy their products or visit their sims.
[12:08] Pazuzu Nakim: Why put your hard earned money into the pockets of people who want to try and bully other builders?
[12:09] Pazuzu Nakim: Or the people who choose to fly an aircraft that they do not agree with?
[12:09] Pazuzu Nakim: stop buying the haters products or supporting their sims until they dry up and blow away

Which is a good thing too since:

[05:45] DA Admiral: thank christ you products are not allowed on DOR, Aeon is an Angel compared to you,.

[08:41] DA Admiral: simpkle my sims my rules end of story
[08:42] Malcious Vuckovic: So you just want to ban Joe’s products “Becuase you say so”
[08:42] DA Admiral: they are banned
[ 08:42] DA Admiral: I can if I want
[08:43] DA Admiral: yes they wont be promoted sold or allowed to enter in competitions at DOR
[08:43] Malcious Vuckovic: Why?
[08:43] DA Admiral: tell him to go get cuddles from anmok

[08:45]  DA Admiral: hes a turncoat who forgot who the hell he is and attacked shana so fuck joe sparrow

[08:45]  DA Admiral: i will not allow you to compete with shana

You can go ahead and add “Hypocritical” to his list of Bullshit if you want.

Today the threat is the secret Monopoly trying to be installed by the likes of Joe Sparrow and Tank Kwaszes by banning Dani products from two Airports, yesterday it was MCE and like leaflets from a Doomsday Cult hundreds of notecards depicting MCE as some cruel and unusual Punishment filled the skies and minds of anyone who would listen. Prior to that it was mesh and DOR played host to the first “anti-mesh” sim and protest group who’s existence seemed to consist of glaring angrily at Aeon Voom whenever he was around. Before that it was Flying Tigers, New Bastogne and other ‘combat communities’ that would tear this community apart with their win-at-all-costs elitism, before that it was Aeon Voom himself, before that is was player poaching and well, you get the idea.

MCE aside, which we’ll talk about a different day, The problem with any of these “threats” is there are all Hypothetical. When Princess Da warns the Community about the secret attempts by non-Shana companies to Monopolise the Aviation Market, he doesn’t have any proof, he has anecdotal evidence at best by which I mean he can tell a convincing story but offers only guesswork as to why Joe, Aeon or Tank specifically want to ban Dani planes even though they don’t compete with him on any level, specially Joe who’s already made clear he has no plans to expand his range of one plane, Tank who really doesn’t care and Aeon who has expressed no interest in building Airliners to compete with Dani and even went so far as to state he was more interested in stopping the increasing number of people hanging round Honah Lee trying to sell Plane models game-ripped from Warthunder like back-alley traders selling guns and drugs from a brown trench coat.

All of this has had an effect on DOR. In it’s Golden Age of 2012 DOR was the biggest aviation group that has been and probably will ever be on SL with near enough 600 members. It commanded the respect of nearly every other Aviation group and even a number of builders with both Joe Sparrow and Aeon Voom happy to provide free aircraft for it’s members (All since replaced by Shana Aircraft of course). Now it was only earlier this year it celebrated it’s 100th member and today stands at a rather glum 128 people, which also includes the various landowners, invited builders and dignitaries from other communities, a vast number of Alts and anyone who buys a Shana plane (though buying a Shana may no longer get you an automatic invite to DOR, couldn’t find anyone to check for me).

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Only known photo of the rare Astral-Tek A4 Phantom, built as a freebie jet for DOR to Princess Da’s exact specifications. Was never finished.

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A DOR F-16 with the pre-Mutley DOR logo showing the Kiwi Bird, the national animal of new Zealand.

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We had fun with Aeon’s B1 Crash physics, in the background you can just make out the Squadron A-4 Skyhawk Aeon had donated.

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The Inevitable replacement. Two planes from a different builder were put among this display to show DOR isn’t “all shana” see if you can spot them.

Princess Da, I feel almost sorry to say, is a shadow of the friend I one had. His notices became increasingly erratic and incredibly self-indulgent as we finally entered the month of August 2015 where the shit hit the fan. On the first day we were subject to this notice

Sat, Aug 01 2015 10:06:54 AM PDT

Irish has mentioned SLE may be talking to some of you.
I would be most grateful if none of you discuss DOR business with any SL publication ,./
Fell free top discuss your own activities not DOR ones
Don

And at this point my journalist senses tingle. Screaming “Do no talk to the press” is basically an invitation for me to start prodding things with a stick and scream back “Why what are you hiding?”. SLE or the Second Life Enquirer is one of SL’s oldest Newspapers though it’s hardly known for it’s hard hitting journalism, instead opting to talk about fashion, new shops that are opening and tasteless “state the obvious” opinion pieces full of random poetry and countless selfies. I had planned to investigate a little further into the matter with a little joke on DOR’s expense being that I asked SLE what they wanted to talk to DOR about and found in his Paranoia Princess Da had only denied himself some free publicity.

but then this happened.

After careful consideration and our Discusions with Gin Beamish Don and I are sadly announcing we are in no position right now to continue our DOR Sims at Seychelles.
I have attached a notecard with what is happening described. Gin will be furnishing 4 sims for our group. Our officers will take over the day to day running of DOR. Please continue to donate to Gin to help her keep us going until we recover from our present health problems. A complete list of officers will be announced.
Please read the note.
Officers not to Contact Until Don and I are healthy again

Fair enough I thought, DOR’s ran out of money again, wouldn’t be for the first time. But this was followed by post after post after post of Self-congratulate bullcrap proclaiming that DOR was the best and urging everyone to donate.

I want to personally thank all those that answered the call to keep DOR and Seychelles Isles Battle Sims alive for another month. I am very impressed with the level of dedication and commitment you folks have. This is rare in SL and I honored to have you with us. Those that contributed to saving the sims have asked me to keep their names private so for the private few, we are grateful.

Also, I want to wish both Don and Trinka a speedy recovery. We all care for you hope to see you back soon.

Irish

Woof Bloody Woof!
Re Irish’s post about the support given by DOR over this trying time.
He is so right about DOR, we are a very special collection of people and its great to see that recognised. Thanks for the Post Irish.
Trinka and I will be back in the swing of things again as soon as we are able.
In the meantime “keep the home fires burning team” you are the best of the best.
Don

Hi Folks,
This is just a note to thank all of you who have aready helped securing the sims for this month. We have a great family here. Many of you who wish to donate to help us further may do so at the LM given. We would like to place things on an even more secure footing with folks who might be able to donate a monthly amount. Any wishing to help us should contact Gin (starylight) or myself.
I’m truly amazed at how our family has pulled together in this time of difficulty.

On and on it went. I heard stories that DOR users had managed to raise over 125k lindens to keep DOR alive, according to the donation boxes and I was impressed, I genuinely was but for some reason it wasn’t enough.

Hi Folks,

There has been a lot of things happening in these last few weeks. The end of the month will be the end of Dor’s sims in the Seychelles area. We tried and were not successful at raising the funds needed to maintain those sims in Seychelles. In order to keep our family together, we’ve taken a standalone homestead sim which is open for combat, flying, sailing, airplane soccer, and relaxing in. The base sim is ready for you all to use, but some tweaking still remains.

Special thanks are due to Don, Trinka and Gin for their hard work in Seychelles as well as countless restarts at all hours of the day for for our events. With everything going on in DOR lately, I’d like to reassure you that our family is stronger than ever.

See you at the dogfight!

Now wait a moment I said. 125k and they can’t even keep a few of the sims open? I became suspicious and I made enquires. According to the people I spoke with at Seychelles DOR was already three months behind on it’s rent and despite a number of plans proposed by IrishGent to save DOR by consolidating down sims, co-operating with Luke and the Flying Tigers to pull in resources and even and offer to wave off part of DOR’s debt but Princess Da would have none of it and choose himself ,this is according to the Seychelles isles estate manager I spoke to, to shut down DOR.

So I asked the question “what happened to the Money?” and apparently I wasn’t the only one. A lot of people got suspicious and finally about a week ago this happened.

I have just found out that for some reason Don Received a E mail today that his account was removed from Second Life. No Explanation was given and we are trying to find out what is going on.
For the time being he will be on AviWorld and has the equivalent of 200 sl regions there.
Please do not leave group as i will keep you posted on what is going on with his account.

Thanks

Trinka

Now an account removal is different to a suspension. In the case of a suspension you are simply prevent from logging in, you receive a warning notice and an email telling you the reason for your suspension and when you can log back in. A removal is done without warning, you are immediately logged off and your account is deleted which is exactly what happened. There are very few reasons why LL would do this as this is normally a punishment left to greifers, hackers, Age players and those subject to a lawsuit. However there is one other reason and that is Fraud.

Now this is my opinion and I need to remind you it is JUST a guess. But claiming you have no money, asking for donations and then when you get those donations keeping the money for yourself and refusing to use it for it’s intended purpose, even when other help is offered, is probably considered quite serious fraud.

This would collaborate to previous “questionable” statements made by Princess Da for example the claim to be the Father of former SL Aviation Legend Toni Silverweb, who planned to use the Millions he had made in the Storage and Haulage industry to build the Legacy she was trying to hard to achieve. Yet those “millions” vanish every few months when Don finds himself rushed off to hospital to have his leg amputated for the 6th time and only through your kind donations can DOR be saved.

Both Trinka and I still are dealing with RL medical issues, so support of the regions through use and donations at this time are important. Once Again Team Thanks for the great support, it makes us so proud to be part of your team.

Pinky & DOG.

As most of you know Don and I have struggled with Health Problems over the past year. Even with that we have tried to have sims available for you to fly during this period. Don entered the hospital today and we just cannot be sure how much time and how many operations it is going to take fo fix his legs. We have closed most of our dor sims with the exception of a few on the mainland. We are keeping the group and we like always will fight our way back with new sims when things are better. Remember we need your donations now more than ever. Every little bit helps

Trinka

Or help pay his “medical” bills

As you know Don is going through a lot of dangerious opperations to fix his legs. He is carrying the cost of these sims on his own shoulders and now has to find extra money for his hospital bills. We do not ever ask you pay to be part of Dor so Donation thermometer have been placed and it is greatly appreciated.
Thanks to those who continue to support us so generously.

[00:00:54] <Redacted>: the few remaining DOR sims all have donation meters asking for you to pledge your support to help pay Don’s medical bills
[00:01:14] <Redacted>: Don lives in new Zealand which has free medical care
[00:01:23] <Redacted>: he is the lowest of the low#

Princess Da is back in SL under his new account name OscarMonster and despite having no money to pay for SL’s rent he was bought the equivalent of 200 sims in a Second Life rival grid call AviNation (he’s not lying they are there, go check) and has heavily hinted that this will be the future home of DOR. AviNations doesn’t have a good physics engine and no aircraft builders so exactly what DOR intends to fly once it gets there is unknown to me.

Though something else to consider here too. Between all the nonsense, behind every attempt Princess Da has made to weaponize the patrons of DOR against whatever new thing was grabbing his attention, DOR itself continued on, often oblivious to what it’s Supreme Leader was up to. It’s officers and more dedicated patrons organised events, made prizes, ran groups, encouraged each other and essentially did nothing more than a group of friends just having a good time. With all that it has shown in it’s willingness to keep the group afloat through donations DOR could decide right here and now that it doesn’t need Princess Da and all of the bullcrap mentioned above and rather than re-form under his tainted banner; instead become the group DOR was supposed to be. a group of well-to-do Aviators who’s Philosophy is Fun. Not much caring about Drama or SL Aviation in general. What they want is to get into the air and have a good time fucking about in Planes doing whatever, Dogfights, Hanger Hockey, Pylon races, Ground Target contests etc etc Essentially everything I’m always bitching that the rest of Aviation should be.

That Can’t be too much to ask.

[1] Aside from write the rules, the DOR code and mission statement, organise several events, handle their admin training, solve an exceptional number of disputes between members and get them the support of Joe Sparrow from Astral-Tek who created and donated a vast horde of freebie’s including provide fighter jets.

[2] Shana Day was a one and-never-repeated (as far as I’m aware) day where all Shana products were placed at 25% off to all DOR members, Shana flags were hung and specific Shana-only events were organised. It was kinda like a slightly shit Christmas as I recall.

[3] If or not Trinka (Princess Da’s SL Wife) was aware of just how many of the Dor Angels were invited up to P’Da’s personal love shack I’ll never know.

[4] Alright there was some Drama concerning sim called New Ravenloft and a Pirate Hooker sim Princess Da slapped on next to it but if I were to explain all this things he “gone did” we’d be here all day.

[5] Trinka apologised for him because of his behaviour here and he was catechized for it.

[6] Back when we were friends a select number of the DOR admins had my number for “emergencies”. Now you know who my restraining order was against, and you thought you could stop me with a few nasty comments, Ha!

TL;DR

[16:39] DA Admiral: Stopped crying yet?

Fastronnix: The Final Insult

Tronnix Tairov the owner of the store Fastronnix, as well as a bunch of other people in the self-congratulatory SL AVIATION GROUP promised me that my days in Second life were numbered as the accusation I made, actually no, the accusation someone else made I merely mentioned, was considered Slander under US Law thus making me liable for lawsuit.

Tronnix Tairov demanded a full apology from your truly and fully expected to see me in court after the Lindens ‘ban my ass’ and like the dirty little troll pixie I am I challenged him to do so.

It has now been a week.

Now defamation of character is a serious thing and I’ve had to use Linden Labs AR system to report this issue several times. In fact I actually have two Virtual World restraining orders placed against people because of this (see if you can guess who they are). Suffice to say I know the process and how long it takes, you get a response within hours, I was going to wait two but after a week it’s pretty certain that Tronnix is full of shit.There is no Slanderous intent because it was factual information. Fastronnix DOES have a DMCA placed upon them by Bohemia Interactive and have since removed the offending item from the Marketplace, from its vendors in world and it may be removed from the Asset Server completely[1].

Essentially Tronnix lied, he lied to me, he lied to you, he lied to me, he lied to everybody, he lied to me, he lied to Linden Labs when he signed the Mesh Upload agreement and worst of all He Lied to Me and had the balls to pro-claim that I was spreading lies while his little supporters (who now seem to be considerably less in number) leaned around from behind his back, shook their fists and proclaim “yeah!”.

The next step in Tronnix’s little temper tantrum against me is to skip Linden Labs Abuse report system and go straight to court and since “I’m Liable for Slander” he should have no trouble finding a decent lawyer to represent his case. But of course that won’t happen. To do that Tronnix would actually have to pay a lawyer to contact Linden Labs legal team in order to obtain my real life contact details and that will NEVER happen because at that point Tronnix actually starts to occur some fucking risk. Much easier to throw insults from across a keyboard safely behind the curtain of anonymity.

Now the last thing I want to do is turn this blog into a platform to throw insults at people so let me just make it clear. *I* never fucked over Fastronnix, Fastronnix fucked Fastronnix when he attempted to censor me and the streisand effect kicked in, I got over 800 hits on that article alone, it even got put Reddit. I never made this personal Tronnix Tairov made it personal when he called me a bullshitting liar.

So I will be expecting an Apology from you Mr Tronnix.

You fuck.

[1] A process which takes 30 days minimum.

td;dr Tronnix done fucked