Thursday, April 19, 2007

SL doesn't backup your inventory, apparently.

For those of you playing at home, Moo Money, one of SL’s foremost machinimists, and having been in-world for something like 4 years now, has had her inventory eaten by LL.

This isn’t a temporary thing. It’s really gone.

That’s insane.People have put years, millions of dollars, and billions of man-hours making stuff to put in our inventory, and we have also spent millions (if not billions) buying it!

And yet, because LL didn’t think to back stuff up, it’s gone. Forever.

This is indefensible. Doubly so because we have no way to save our intellectual property.

When I make a house there is no realistic way I can select it and go “save as”. SL has no prim export feature. It’s been something they’ve been “looking into” for about 3 years now.

Well, now’s about the time to get the Love Machine rolling, because there’s really little incentive to keep plugging away in this little metaverse thing until I can, you know, save my shit from a database wipe.

So yeah. Nothing LL can do. So you might as well take a good long look at your inventory (all 100,000 items of it) and wistfully kiss it goodbye.



Blogger Aleister Kronos said...

That is appalling.
And yet all of this is forewarned in the LL ToS - which is, frankly, umm... "Toss".

People who bang on about virtual citizenry, virtual economies etc (and that includes me) had best read the ToS first. Then take up the cudgels to have this series of "get out of jail" cards overturned. SL is too big and serious now for such escape clauses to be sustainable.

Until that's done, then in many respects, it remains "just a game."

[flamesuit on]

Thursday, April 19, 2007 4:44:00 PM  
Blogger Aleister Kronos said...

According to LL they do have backups (and crap systems governance) and are restoring[?]

Thursday, April 19, 2007 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger VeeJay Burns said...

I'm not familiar with the ToS, so could you enlighten me? I'd say this is part of the ToL (Tao of Linden), which of course is taking its toll

(to keep the pun rolling)

Thursday, April 19, 2007 7:20:00 PM  
Blogger Aleister Kronos said...

Here you go... a right riveting read:

Stick with it... there's some interesting(?) things in there!

Thursday, April 19, 2007 10:12:00 PM  

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