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Blizzard’s Bullsh*tting and My Second Life…

BLIZZARD’S BULLSH*TTING and MY SECOND LIFE…

WARNING!!  I DO LEAK JUST A FEW LITTLE SPOILERS IN HERE ABOUT LEGION! AVOID THIS PAGE IF YOU DO NOT WANT THE SPOILERS!!!

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7.19.2016 The so-called “pre-patch” has come and as of today, 7.30.16, we still don’t have demon invasions, demon hunters, or any of the stuff Blizzard promised! It’s gonna be a bullsh*t launch already for “Legion”, it just seems like.

So what does one do while waiting to see if Blizzard can “Make WoW great again?”

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Screenshots and selfies! I better get this one at the Peak of Serenity before Blizzard blows the place up! I don’t need to use their stupid “selfie camera” to do what the “print screen” button will do already!

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I bettah take me monk in to get a shot wit’ me boy Vol’jin, mon, before Blizzard kill him off, mon! In fact get your screenshots in with Vol’jin and King Varian Wrynn while you can because they disappear forever on 8.30.2016

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I had to get me hunter wit’ de Warchief as well before he dies! I have other toons I will have to get my last screenshots with.

But honestly, other than the new transmog system to play with, and the ability prunes, patch 7.0 is a complete frigging joke so far. And the ability prune sucks! But the usual Blizzard “white knights” will defend to the death, every boneheaded decisions the Blizzard Devs make like the puppets they are.

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SERIOUSLY BLIZZARD?!

FUCK OFF WITH THIS SHIT!

Taking an epic raid zone like Karazhan and turning it into a girly bullshit goofy ass Hearthstone deck shitpile? Seriously?

This is exactly why World of Warcraft has been taking a shit for the last 2 years- the focus on shit games like Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch, which is why I personally BOYCOTT all Blizzard/Activision games that are not World of Warcraft. Yes- everything not WoW. I can live with it just fine. I play stuff on Steam, I play Second Life. and otherwise I just find other stuff to do. I can read books, write, draw- just find other ways to occupy my time or keep myself busy. Blizzard you can take this Hearthstone FUCKING SHIT and shove it right up your candy asses!

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Check out this self-abosorbed shitsack, Alex Afrasiabi, with a shit-eating grin on his face, taking selfies. They haven’t given us flight yet when he’s doing this but yet he’s announcing a new xpac with no flight for an unpredictable future- probably months before the expansion, and World of Warcraft itself, comes to an end. (They’ve killed off a bunch of people right at the beginning- Thrall, Vol’jin, Varian Wrynn, Tirion Fordring, etc. so I expect by Legion’s end most key characters of the Horde and Alliance will be dead, Azeroth will be devastated, the Horde and Alliance depleted- there won’t be anything for Blizzard to work with to make an expansion out of. So you can bet Legion will be the end.)

 

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We do have some good news from World of Warcraft however – it turns out Jaina Proudmore is NOT a Dreadlord. Jaina Proudmore is actually the Dread Pirate Roberts. So all rumors about her being a Dreadlord can be quickly and completely ceased and immediately put to rest.

Meanwhile I’ve been on Second Life outside of WoW- and for the first time ever. It’s old as dirt but it’s new for me. Unlike WoW where the developers decide everything you get to do, much of Second Life is probably 95% user-created content. So with that being the case, if you can build it, you can have it.

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Meanwhile, Welcome to my “Second Life”– this is “Agent 51” – you never saw him, he doesn’t exist. You might just “disappear” if you ask too many questions. Is he from “The Matrix”? or “Area 51”? Or that “Intelligence agency no one ever talks about?” – get every tin foil hat-wearing person you know to try to figure this guy out!

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Be sure to read the rules of the inn, because you know, these are just the sort of things travelers have to encounter when staying at a Days Inn or a Motel 6!

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Oh, no! It’s the Borg! Everyone is toast!

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A virtual sign on a virtual subway. Made me laugh. 🙂

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One of my first spaceships I built in what’s called a “sandbox”- where users build all sorts of things. I had another user help me with this and help me get it to fly.

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Here I am flying around in my ship. And while BLIZZARD is taking away MAX CAMERA DISTANCE in World of Warcraft, I can use it in Second Life to get me some really nice shots of my ship. (F**k you, Blizzard!)

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Wait! It looks like we have the wrong Emperor for the wrong Empire! (Doh!)

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Another ship I’ve built, the S.S. Milwaukee, one of my more recent ones after learning some skills- this one is named for my hometown of Milwaukee, WI– looks like a beer bottle and dispenses little beer and soda bottles I made the character can “drink”.

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A full shot of the S.S. Milwaukee spaceship I built. The inside has windows you can see out even though it looks like opaque brown on the outside.

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The name plate on the right wing of the S.S. Milwaukee as I built it. I made up the “Intergalactic Brewing Co.” just for the ship.

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Two more ships I built- like shuttlecrafts. Kind of based on Star Trek. One of them is like a “Space Police Car”. And I had a little fun with it. I also made little “donuts” that it dispenses as well.

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What’cha gonna do when they come for you?

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The DONUT PATROL is here! It was a a lot of fun to make this ship. I’m trying to think of what I want to make next.

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Of course there’s good and bad in Second Life like anything else. This is a bullsh*t “Star Trek” group I tried to join. They are so strict on their rules and take themselves seriously- they’re called Starfleet Alpha (SFA). The owner literally is addressed as “Admiral” and the people who run it are “Personnel” and the group “departmentalizes” itself like it’s really a real “Starfleet”.

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Members of its roleplay cult are expected to dress “in uniform” at all times while on “the grounds”. You get a “mentor” if you join. They seem to forget William Shatner saying “it’s just a TV show” on Saturday Night Live in 1986. I actually had to fill out a web application to join this group. Seriously?! This group won’t allow me to use my desired avatar or race. But one of their “mentors” plays a “mouse person” character and that’s OK. (Seriously! I got screenshots!)

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In this shot this “mouse person” is telling me my “wood elf” can’t be a race in their “Star Trek” group and I have to create something more “Trek Like” – (what the f**k are they smoking? When the hell is a MOUSE character “Trek”-like? But I guess it’s their group, their rules! They can have it and choke on it too!) This person was supposed to be a “mentor” in the group and “tell me how it is”. I guess they’re a bunch of crack babies is how it is? It’s just like players in WoW who tried to tell me what class I can play– they can tell me what class I can play when they are swiping their credit card to pay for my game time. And that goes for Second Life- when they are paying for my avatar items.

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Tall claims! But all lies! “No matter the species they portray” but I was not only not allowed to use my desired “species”, because my particular character avatar was incompatible with their uniforms (old outdated prim uniforms vs newer mesh- and I have the mesh) they won’t allow me to use my avatar either. But again, they allowed the mouse avatar person. So they pick and choose, they fly by the seat of their pants, make it up as they go along. Who cares?! I’m going to go where it’s fun. These guys remind me of the people in the movie “Trekkies”- at least I can feel more like a normal person.

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This text was what got me interested to join. “No matter who they are behind the avatar, no matter the species they portray” and when I first saw the mouse player I thought I would have no trouble introducing my character as a “new species”. I even took the time, and spent a good hour or two of my time, at their request, to fill out their “species request form” but despite this I was to come up with a new “identity” for my character “Nyrva” that I had been using for nearly two decades. Meanwhile I have other RP groups I have joined that have allowed me to work in my story group into their RP.

But I should have followed my initial instincts about any group that requires an online internet application to join, that refers to its recruiting members as “personnel” and who’s key members are nameless, faceless, people who make decisions that you never get to talk to, see, or have direct interactions with- the decisions are made subjectively behind closed doors without any question or input and then they send one of their lackeys to tell you their “decision”.

Which, just to be fair – applications to join a group in and of themselves doesn’t mean a group is bad. I’ve joined some very good groups who have applications that simply ask about your interest in the subject matter and it just helps them to understand who you are and where you fit within the scope of their group. That’s not a bad thing. And people who are really interested will take the 5 minutes (or whatever) to fill out the app and provide decent answers. People who don’t want to take the time- that kind of “weeds” them out, so I get it. I might use this kind of application in my own group.  But I think it’s easy enough to know the difference between that and the application of a bad group.

But in this group, they simply laid down “the law” and it was to be accepted without question or challenge. No discussion, no dialogue, no questions. Any disagreement or “rebuttal” is immediately deemed as “drama” and “being uncooperative” and their half-ass attempts to “answer” your questions are often labeled by them as “bending over backwards to help you” and when you still don’t go along with them, they boot you. But this was a cult-like mentality, bottom line.

So groups like this is best to be avoided at all costs. But some people who don’t have any personal pride or individuality will still join and submit to the “machine” because they’d rather wear the cool uniforms on their character and so-called “be” someone. It’s sad.

Suffice to say it’s best when you encounter groups where you don’t have to jump through all these crazy hoops to be a member. When you do that should be a red flag.

I don’t normally spend time to publish about bad groups and this is all my opinion about this group. I won’t publish about every group I encounter- I usually just quit and move on. But this is an example of a group who makes claims of acceptance, so long as you conform to whatever mold they want to fit into. Except they allowed some person playing a “mouse furry” to be a “race” in their “Star Trek” group but my “Elf” can’t be one? Seriously? I guess they’re into furry/anthro action aboard the starship? Who knows.

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Despite the fact that my uniform on my character is based on Star Trek TNG, and is very similar to their custom-made uniforms. (Which, for that matter my uniform was more like an actual “Star Trek” uniform or what you would actually see in “Star Trek” — their uniforms were their own custom design they were associating with “Star Trek”.) They were not willing to even allow me to use my character avatar (that I paid money for to create so I could have a character in Second Life that I like) in their group. They wanted me to not only change my character’s identity, but change to a standard Second Life avatar (which is outdated prim technology, along with their uniforms- the newer technology is the MESH that my avatar is made from in Second Life and where Second Life is going) – just so their uniform will work. There was a claim of “bending over backwards” to help me but no willingness to compromise. I could have even bought a jumpsuit outfit and overlaid the texture patterns of their uniforms onto it with a paint program but that’s something else. They were more interested in conformity. They’re just a bunch of robots and not human.

It should be a clue any time a group’s members are extending their RP roles outside of the actual roleplay. (i.e. when one is expected to address a member as “captain” or “admiral” outside the roleplay and act as if they really are a captain or an admiral instead of just a fellow player and hobby enthusiast merely portraying a character in a roleplay simulation.

 

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They’re so strict on rules but they made an outside “dance club”, with big beat boom box speakers, dance floor, etc. they know how to do that bullsh*t for sure.

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You know they had these kind of “ghetto blasters” in Ten Forward on “Next Generation” all the time!

I am no longer part of this group. I was actually bounced before I could quit but I was going to quit anyways so it’s all the same to me. But next time I see a web application to join a group with as heavy an emphasis on structure as this group, I’ll know to steer clear. I’m actually glad – they probably are too and I doubt they ever had any intention of working with me. Most people with a cult-like mentality are often inclined on having new initiates conform to the group norm rather than allow group members to set their own styles or work with them. So be it. Good riddance. Everything I’ve said about this group is merely my own opinion. What others think of it is their own business.

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I you see this sign when going to a Star Trek group- run! Unless you want to join a group that will tell you what your “Trek” experience can be like.

For the record also – I have found some Star Trek and Sci-Fi groups that are accepting of other characters. Just not Starfleet Alpha (SFA) – In my opinion, they are worth avoiding at all costs on Second Life. Because I think SFA plays at being a “purest” Trek group when they really just pick and choose what they like and will accept and what they don’t. But there’s other groups that will accept people who want to branch out into some other ideas.

Future blogs I’ll talk more about the positive experiences and things I enjoy. That is more my desired focus. But sometimes it’s necessary to point out that groups who are not desirable will come up and you have to be on your guard. It’s just like World of Warcraft guilds who have huge applications and turn what should be a game for fun into a job to the point it becomes no fun. That’s why I won’t join hardcore raiding guilds, not interested! I can see a short application that focuses on interest in the game and what the guild offers, ask a FEW questions- or for an RP group so that they can get to know a player and honestly interested people can take the time to fill it out. But rigidly structured groups are definitely a big “red flag” on my list- this one should have been from outset and I should have followed my instincts.

I found a second TNG-based sim that was the same- rigid, unimaginative, type of group etc. Most of the time it’s best to find general interest groups made up of people who have eclectic tastes rather than being hung up on one type of a medium or idiom. People who don’t mind blending Star Trek with Star Wars, Doctor Who, Fantasy, etc. as opposed to just being about ONE thing or another.

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Outside a place in Second Life selling cool sci-fi and fantasy outfits for characters that I like to go to- pretty neat.

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My player house — 100% custom- either stuff I built or bought. The house I built myself, pretty simple and low key to avoid using too many “prims” for the space I have. I imported my “Brew City Horde” logo for the wall. I also have a second property I will be using for RP purposes.

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An aerial view of my house. The land was in the water so I put it on a giant “prim” to provide a base.

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World of Warcraft comes to Second Life! I love it!

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Wait, Garrosh! You’re dead!

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Not a good thing to “die” in the middle of a “capture/release RP” sim. Luckily no one was around to “capture” my little elf character. So when her 30-second “death” wore off I was able to carry on without any problems. (Death was from fall damage in this particular sim).

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You have to learn somewhere. I was trying to figure out how to build- so I was trying to build a house. I have since learned better techniques for building in Second Life which would not only allow me to build something better but easier, more efficient and with less prims/land impact within the world. But I’m still new so I guess that’s my excuse. 🙂

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This is within the last week or so- cutting and shaping pieces to build a large spaceship that will fly and have a boarding hatch from the ground. It’s being built in the style of a Klingon ship, but not exactly.

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This was after I “snapped” the pieces in the above picture into place to form what I wanted for the rear hull section.

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Oh, noes! Someone has captured my poor Wood Elf and put her into a stasis unit. Curious creature from a non-warp society falls headlong when she stumbles into a universe dominated by tech.

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By the time I saw this “Trek” group I was so cynical about how Trek groups are in Second Life I figure they would disallow my character just the same as the rest of them. I never did try this one but I found others that allowed it.

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This was my first player house in Second Life when I got my premium membership. I figure for a “Wood Elf” this kind of fantasy house is suited. But I since got the equivalent of private land and now have ocean-front property where I built my own home.

That’s another thing…

Second Life

Final Fantasy XIV

Skyrim

Wildstar

Star Wars: The Old Republic

all these games and sims have one thing in common that World of Warcraft’s developers are just too damn arrogant and thick-headed to provide- and when they did they made it so ridiculous it caused everyone to reject it:

PLAYER HOUSING

People in WoW did not want Garrisons, they wanted a damn HOUSE for their characters, you idiots at Blizzard!

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Some places are happy to have visitors- and they’ll even show your profile picture when you come through the door. This is a cool sci-fi gadget place but their stuff is pricey. 🙂

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Meanwhile, it’s 10:49am Central Time here in Milwaukee, WI as I quickly insert this image. I have Legion. I have 9 level 100 characters on account. Today is Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – and I still cannot create a damn Demon Hunter. Blizzard fails again!

Failed patch release, failed execution! Legion will be a FAIL EXPANSION! My prediction.

That’s all I have for now. I’ll be saving up more screenshots for the next posts. And if I got more stuff about WoW or Skyrim or whatever I feel like writing about I’ll post that too.

Until next time! God bless!

Jade Draggon


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