Really. In this case, I think they would have f*cked up their marriage anyway. Do I have proof? No, of course not, but if it was not Second Life, it would have been World of Warcraft, and if not World of Warcraft, probably even Tetris would have gotten the job done. Just to set the record straight, this is certainly not the ‘world’s first virtual divorce’ - divorce in Second Life is easy, and only costs you 25L$, not sure if both partners need to agree on that though, never tried it - and probably it isn’t the first relationship screwed up by playing ‘that game’. BBC doc linkage on that here, they did an ‘in depth’ documentary on virtual infidelity. But when Second Life, the internets, and so forth, can ruin your marriage, don’t you think that would have been just as easily done by that other bloke or lady in the pub - if those people were to actually leave their house - or one of Britain’s popular dating sites? Isn’t there something already ‘wrong’ with a marriage, if Second Life can pull this off? I really wonder what their SLex ratios would be. :D
Before you look at the pictures - kindly supplied by the Daily Mail - I wish to note that this is not the average Second Life ‘gamer’ and that most of us even have a degree (and no leggings). Ktyvmbye. ;)
Oh, and for those worrying about the lady, she’s now happily living together with what’s rumoured to be a World of Warcraft Orc. Benefit of the Virtual World? If one platform fails at getting you what you want, you can always try another one? :D
What’s that? I’m making just as much fun of them as those RL err… quality papers? You bet! We do our best to show the world there are good uses for Second Life, that it has possibilities to connect people (not in that way), get them to cooperate (not in that way) and that it’s not all about cybering and pixel boom boom. And people like this really feel the need to - no pun intended - fuck that up. Will someone please take their computers away from them?
Hat tip for pointing me to the pwetty picturez: Mr. Rob Danton.