Anybody else notice how Victor1st Mornington ranted libelously (last I checked he did not correct this aspect of his blog post from earlier in the year) how Whovian Ebak claimed exclusivity in hosting Big Finish audio dramas (which of course Ebak did not), yet did that very thing at their presentation by claiming he and his buddies were the exclusive go-to's for Dr Who fans in Second Life?
The dirty pot calls the shiny kettle black.
I don't feel so sorry for him like I did at first, but I feel sorry for anyone associating with him who unwittingly supports his agenda. Because good people wouldn't knowingly feed a lie at the cost of others. That's why there's a backfire that's building up. The bigger they are the harder they fall.
I know people who use New London's TARDIS system and are very happy with it and with the level of support offered. They're good people over there and understand retention. If it weren't for their honesty I wouldn't be using a Hands of Omega, which suits my needs. There's enough difference in their function to accommodate different people and not pose any more of a problem than would Novatech to either of them, ditto the other systems out there. And yes, I see Sen Pixie as a probable "unwitting supporter," because spreading lies about competition is a very bad business practice.
It's a precedent set by FoxNews and the like, who rely on masses of people taking sides without doing their checking. Just trickle down behavior. Remember that Rupert Murdoch owns FoxNews. Nuff said there.
A recent accusation of a resident's stealing builds from Katrina's Dalekanium products (the term "copybot" was used) may be a lot of fluff. The accused in question is still in Second Life. If this were a legitimate claim and pursued via the proper channels their objects would be off the grid as would they. But nothing's changed. It's probably bullshit propaganda made to look like an exposé. I haven't yet seen anything outside Victor1st's claims which bear any credibility. (there are details of this incident in comments)
Meanwhile the folks in New London work hard maintaining their place to keep the Who fans who come there happy with events, contests, freebies. They support civilians like Ebak to hold more events. In spite of Victor's efforts people find New London anyway and see that there's a true community, thanks to a highly identifiable sim name: TARDIS. Possibly the best publicity they have going for them given the tide of antipathy - and why in the end they won't be losing to liars. Kudos to them for taking the high road and just doing what they do best.
And we know from Victor1st's blog that he follows a pattern of "guilt by association" by associating Ebak with the managers of New London. He also told me "Have fun in New London" when he found out about my original blog post. Well yes, I often do. But not always. Can't please everyone all of the time you know. I'm a Dr Who afficionado who finds entertainment there more often than not, but if there's something not to my liking I don't stick around for it. I just give credit where due.
As for Victor1st? I think by now we both know how we feel about eachother: Mutually insignificant. Also not everyone is enchanted by someone just because they have an accent. That might work with the females in Katrina and New Babbage, but it won't work on a Hologram from the 24th century ;) As for agendas and allegiances, there's an influx of sim funding involved:
"Almira Gulch, just because you own half the county doesn't mean you have the power to run the rest of us"
And about New Babbage: I don't rent from him in Clockhaven and that suits me just fine. New Babbage is a big place and I've been meeting some really marvelous souls there. Very little of what I now do crosses what he does. That's sort of like Second Life itself in a way...