Alysha's Second Life

Where Fashion Is Too Good To Be An Obsession

If It’s Always Broke, Why Try To Fix It?

Yes, I’m complaining again.  What do you expect when updates seem to break more than they fix?

Not even that, my account flipped out the night before the update.  Attempted to relog to find I could not – no matter my best efforts – get back in.  Supposedly, I could not connect to the simulator.

All of a sudden, I’m in flashback hell, to when I purchased and attempted to try on an elven outfit and skin, and wound up a grey nightmare that I couldn’t see but everyone else could.  It was then that I discovered there are only about 2-3 Lindens who know what they are talking about.  Because after 6 (count them – 6) attempts to explain to each one that: yes, I read through the FAQs; yes, I’ve read the help guide; yes, I’ve cleared my cache; no, it’s not my wireless connection; yes, I’ve gone through the knowledge base; no, I can’t take off what I’m wearing because it’s not in my inventory — I finally found an intelligent Linden that didn’t talk to me like I was a stupid newbie.

Anyway, there I was, dripping salty tears over my laptop.  My girlie girl took pity on me and hopped on MSN Messenger to keep me company as I continued to scream profanities at SL.  She also connected me with my baby so that I could cry on his shoulder for a while.  After he left me for his bed, I updated MSN and we started playing Uno (love it!) and some trivia.  I finally gave in to slumber, crossing my fingers that I could be back to normal in the morning.

My happy ending?  I logged on in the morning….and happily found myself in my SL home.  Yay for the little things……

 ~*~ Aly ~*~

June 14, 2007 Posted by | Second Life Woes | Leave a comment

Life After An Update & The Glory of Zyngo

So yet another update for SL residents to recover from.  Update….recover….  Those two words really shouldn’t be in the same breath.

But yet as I logged in for my nightly addiction, my friend list which usually shows around 15-20 people on at that time……showed only 5.  And yes, I checked….it wasn’t me.  I then proceeded to watch my online/offline indicators get a wonderful workout as my friends desperately tried to sign in for their addictions.

After chatting with my awesome, wonderful friend about our adoring love for updates, we decided to get some gaming in.  We headed down to Myths to play some Texas Hold Em Poker.  And we were actually doing quite well for a while.  We were both up about 1K at the 20/10 table.  But then, as the inevitable occurs, someone with the skin of a noob and the skills of that guy on Bravo that teaches you how to play, starting sucking out our chips.  We both left (after some IM commentary that shall not be posted here) down in chips.  But still, any gaming time is just more practice and sharpening of skills.

After that minor butt whooping, we decided to head to The Cadillac for some Zyngo fun.  We each headed to our own machines and played for a while.  Then I started roaming while she went to play blackjack.  I found myself in the Devil May Care Slingo room. 

To explain this simply for those who are not familiar with it, this is a large room with floating chairs and a big scoreboard.  Each participant gets their own card.  DmC (as it is commonly referred to as) plays like Zyngo but has a few more embellishments (more bonuses).  In this room, everyone plays for the top score in that particular game.  Donations to the pot (minimum of L$10) allows you to play and adds to the main pot overall.

So, among the endless gesturing (yeah, I added my own noise to the crew), I played about two go arounds, my friend joining me just in time for us both to get addicted to yet something else.  We then went back to play some more Zyngo (and eventually, torture her boyfriend as I beat his score on one of the machines!!).

And my happily ever after for this nightmare of an update day?

I took home 10K off of the Zyngo machines……

Shopping stores of SL, beware!!!  :o)

Cheat Sheet of Places Mentioned:

Myths:  location – Mythland I – IV; can be found by typing “Mythland” in either the map or in the Classifieds tab in the Search.

The Cadillac:  location – Gioia; can be found by typing “Cadillac” in the Classifieds tab in the Search.

 (coming soon – I will make sure to copy SLurls for easy locating)

~*~ Aly ~*~

May 24, 2007 Posted by | Places to Go, Second Life Woes, Where to Play | 2 Comments