September 21, 2007 8:16 am
I wonder when exactly it happened but secondlife.com does no longer show the ‘promises graphic’. Promises graphic? I figured it was as it said:
- Second Life is a 3D online digital world imaged, created, & owned by it’s residents.
- Own virtual land.
I’ve looked all over the site for a replacement. Something that says I’m still able to own land. To create. To imagine. Though luck. The best replacement graphics I could find say:
- Buy/sell Linden Dollars.
- Second Life is a 3D online digital world imaged and created by it’s residents. <-Where did ‘owned’ go?!!
- Get virtual land.
- And the famous tagline ‘your world, your imagination’.
If people now ask me what is Second Life about, do I now tell them ‘well, it used to be a 3D online virtual world imaged, created, and owned by it’s residents’? Although ‘your world’ still implies some ownership of it I assume it’s a mistake and they forgot to take that one down. But I do am curious. If you signed up to Second Life before the change of the site, with the promises graphic still there, do you still own your land? They said you did. And all those residents, that ‘imagined, created, & owned’ before Linden Labs took away ‘owned’ from it’s Second Life promotion sentence, do those still own their inventories? The rights to the content they have created? The stories and sims they have imagined? Or were those - just as the graphic - all replaced by the rights to buy/sell Linden Dollars and to ‘get’ land? Did with changing their front page, Linden Labs confiscate all we ever owned in this crazy virtual world called Second Life?
I know I should have read the updated ToS more carefully before clicking ‘ok’. Although, if I did not click OK, I could not play. *sobs* I know what I’ll be hugging today… It’s hard to let it go. :(