Oh those lovely pacifists above all other Avatars in SL. They successfully hounded combat aviation in it’s spot in the Blake (RIP Blake Combat Zone), obstructed even civilian fliers and sailors who didn’t give a shit, and forced everyone to play by their rules. A lack of leadership and a divided aviation community didn’t help.
So all the combat aviators and sailors were shipped off to the Jugeot where guess what, more trolls and griefers show up to disrupt their enjoyment of Second Life… many of whom who have paid top dollar in order to be a part of what could have been a growing community there.
So combat pilots and sailors are left sitting on the sidelines waiting for the skies and waters to clear. I know Joe’s been trying to get things up and running and fun for people using the Jugeot, but the issues are mounting.
You got VICE adherents who are saying “over my dead body” to MCE, some of that propagated by some slick propaganda by some enemies of Aeon, you got Joe’s own combat system, and you got builders fighting each other through proxies slinging slander and libel at each other as such digital mud.
At one time I was a part of that crowd. I was convinced that Aeon was the devil incarnate and would brick everyone’s MCE builds on his whim. It retarded development of the MCE system, and it caused a string of failed VICE sims that were either destroyed by certain individuals who wish to win at all costs, and outright cheater builders who backed by certain sim owners would crush out everyone from their sims…. who promptly sell out to the Brazilian Air Force RPers who promptly clean out all the trash, but keep their sims to themselves.
But that’s beside the point… I’m rambling.
The current griefer issues in the Jugeot could be tied into two camps.
The “I did it for the lulz” crowd, who have forgotten it’s 2015, and the whole walking penii gag is getting old, and the “Peace at all costs” camp who obstruct to stop warfare in their precious little hugbox.
For the first crowd… they’re always there, there’s simple ways to handle them and move on.
The other crowd is far, far more difficult to dislodge. Trust me I’ve been in aviation groups with militant pacifists and any mention of even when I was in the SLCG would hit a trigger that wouldn’t end for hours. And the SLCG isn’t even a military group… they’re primarily SAR. I’ve not seen any bootleggers or modern pirates about.
But outside of that the issue with the pacifists is they’re willing to burn SL down and make things miserable for everyone in SL… it’s a vociferous minority looking to get their way and they’ll throw the mother of all temper-tantrums to do so. Sadly with a community as divided and fractured as the Aviation community, there isn’t any real push-back. Heck, some aviation groups harbor several pacifists.
The sailors get what they want through their unity. Heck, the racecar drivers and SAR communities are far more united than the Aviation community. Where is it going wrong for us? To be honest there’s two sources of the problem, and the griefers are the terminal symptom.
Could we stop it? If we were a united front, hell yeah. Thing is there is a cabal of individuals who would rather keep the “US vs Them” mentality at all cost. If you’re even talking with Aeon, or Tig, or THI, or whoever, you’re a enemy and should be shunned at all cost. Thing is that stuff was propagated on Slander and Libel.
There is just a lack of leadership, and no one wants to lead, and no one would like who gets picked.
So, you get what you deserve. In the drink and no rescue in sight.
BTW, before people start screeching I’m a Tig shill, realize that I like her products, that and she is a good friend of mine. I count among my friends people that I can trust, and trust their word. I’m starting to think though some of my “friends” aren’t really friends. Tig’s one of the “trust implicitly” types. There’s some I won’t trust. There will be a culling soon. And the salt will be glorious.
I still remember a time when the skies were blue, the possibilities were endless, the pilots were brave, and there was a place we all could go. We had a leader once… and he left long ago. We could use a ZAtzai again.