Thursday, September 12, 2013

Final decision - I have closed my SL business

In my opinion it makes no longer sense to continue a business in SL. Since LL has changed their ToS I considered back and forth and my decision is final, sad but I don't want be "exploited" by LL. I paid for my sim and now they force ppl to agree to the ToS and say it's a contract?! Pardon but it's not a contract because I have had NO CHOICE to decline nor I had the chance to read an announcement about the changes, sorry but that's a touch too much! First you have to pay for the uploads and then they'll expropriating/mugging/robbing you as content creator?! It is nonserious, simply said fraud! It means not that I will stop to be creative but I don't have to be in SL.

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I haven't used products from this website and I really don't understand the running discussion about textures BECAUSE the biggest business in SL actually are 3D models. And the argument that there are a lot of websites who offer textures & models like deviantart or free3d.architexture doesn't counts, because do you have to pay for uploading your stuff there? NO! Anyway the reputation of Second Life is going to the worst....
These postings about the whole LL crap explains the SL disaster very well. Another thought jumped in my mind.... WHY the heck had LL implemented the 3D model feature and changed then their ToS N O W? I can't find another logical explanation as they needed the 3D models and textures from SL for their new projects, it's just an assumption....but the biggest business in virtual developments are 3d models!

Bye bye LL you world makers with ripped contents, you have lost another paying user who got tired and sick of your nonserious business!

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