Not exactly the right place to put this thread, but the forum has changed too.
So, I came off (err) in November after a month of feeling disappointed (compared to the better times when I used to be on a couple of years back and thereafter off and on). And with the World editor I thought its worth checking in again - see how things are.
Honestly, last night I was really happy to see peoples creations that must take them days upon days to build - and it really is appreciated! I had a lot of fun just exploring and finding any little hidden areas. In no way a comparison, but its like a simple version of Second Life now, with the only draw back that you can't fly (and it takes f**king ages to get across some rooms on 3DXchat).
However, and I know I am opening myself up to the meanies, but I've found myself reaching for the "ignore" option for the first time ever, and on more than one occasion within the first few hours of being back on. These wonderfully created rooms seem to have (some select few) very 'precious' people who have really destroyed my respect for their imaginative rooms by being really rude.
I've had "Hey don't go up there, thats private!" when I accidentally went into an area of a room (or user space I guess I should say now?), oblivious that the public room had private areas. Honest error, I apologised, and said how I got up there in case they wanted to block it off as it was a way unknown to the space creator (was just trying to help) and I got a hell of a lot of BS thrown at me. I questioned their mental age, laughed and left but ....wtf.
Earlier on I had a visit to a nice space I had already been to last night, nice a friendly. When I got there "Hi, great room" I say, and the space creator immediately goes off on one about "blocking the channel" and "this is a place of peace and rest" and so on and so forth, so after that long rant I said sorry, I thought this was a 'site' for socialising and chat (didn't even mention the whole massive SEX part) and left never to return.
So sure, I am evidently just to ugly for some people, or to friendly, but to me there is a difference somehow since the world editor (which I think is excellent and a most welcome addition) but the social side of things I feel like its elevated an attitude in some players, making me feel almost scared to say hi and compliment them on their room/space in case I get hit by a strange kind of unwarranted rage fueled unfriendly sermon, and I am not exaggerating either, which is really saddening.
Bit like "hey stranger, come into my home, have some snacks" says the resident "oh great,sure, thank you!" and before I get through the front door. "Get the F**K out my house!"... .....never had that before the world editor, and I kind of wish now for a "take a dump on their lawn" option
Seriously though, I am really pleased about this addition - possibly at the cost of all those poses and options we've been hankering for over the past 5 years (wink wink ). It has really added a vital missing element to the game (hah, well for those that see it as a game and not a mental war zone). But I am so disappointed in the odd few who have tasked themselves with opening rooms to the public, and ripping the s**t out of people coming into it (its only a minority of course). All I want to do is have fun, laugh, and relax in the way the game was designed for.
So Big up the Dev's! But boo to the inhospitable stealers of joy
PS) If anyone has any nice welcoming rooms (user spaces) or know of any, please let me know. Thanks