Blogging – it’s a tough nut to crack! Many times I’ve sat down at my computer to Blog, looked at the white space reserved expressly for my very own thoughts to be shared with the metaverse and then my mind goes blank! Before I sat down a 100 subjects bounced around in my brain, but the second I sat, nothing! Nothing seemed interesting enough to blog about. Out of 101 days, I only blogged 11. I feel so contrite.
I remember the first day I blogged, I had such high hopes of blogging ‘daily’. I felt so passionate about my first blog it just rolled out from the keyboard popping on to the white space as fast as my fingers could fly. I felt so right standing up for the community of InWorldz that was being misled by a fake death asking for money, to me this was pure and simple internet fraud. I was shocked and amazed when the founders didn’t see it that way. My mate had exposed the fraud with supporting facts and public links given each citizen the information to decide for themselves if a wrong had been done.
It seems most of my life when I have stood up for others (and in my mind, for a good cause) I am the one punished for my good intentions. Once, in Junior High, an arrogant teacher was harassing and intimidating a shy quiet student in my class and I stood up for her. Things did not go well for me then either. Although eventually this teacher was caught on numerous occasions and finally was stopped from ever teaching again. So in the end truth and justice won out.
I’ve heard from many friends that still play in InWorldz things have gone from bad to worse and the founders’ trigger happy ‘banning’ finger has once again pointed at a prominent honest caring citizen of this VW. Poof, you’re gone! Once again the founders of InWorldz did not look at all sides of the situation, they just immediately took their ‘friends’ side of the story and wielded their evil power, to hell with what’s right or wrong. They say its like a dark cloud hangs over the InWorldz kingdom.
In most VW grids the founders DO NOT get involved with citizens squabbles. Things happen so some VW have set up ‘grievance committees’ where the ‘drama’ is resolved by VW peers. A majority vote, after receiving and discussing as much information as is available from all sides, will determine which side is credible and the committee will offer solutions. I don’t see any reason to ever ban an avatar from a VW (unless child pornography or other crimes, perhaps fraud, is discovered). As more and more VW are becoming more and more stable I hope players will gravitate to the Virtual Worlds where having ‘FUN’ is still the number #1 goal. Words like greed and power should never be the goal, just like in real life. Virtual Worlds and Real Life really aren’t that much different, people are people even if they pretend to be a dragon or a fae or a tiny, the same feelings come out as you play with others. So Play NICE and have some FUN!
(Well… once I got going it’s wasn’t so hard afterall lol)