It’s just like the good old days!
Griefers managed to annoy thousands of people in Second Life today by rezzing rather ugly spirals that make noise and cause a hell of a lag, making life in these sims practically impossible.
According to unconfirmed reports a huge part of the grid has been taken over by these spirals, LL knows who is behind them, I won’t name them or their group here, because they would probably like it, but it is also all unconfirmed.
It seems the guilty party has not yet been banned from SL, or at least they still appear online.
One of the (many) sims to suffer is the well known Caledon sim collective, thanks to SLGo I managed to visit, fly around and even take a picture before lag became too bad.
With my regular viewer I doubt I would have been able to even take a single step.
When your sim is under attack there generally isn’t much you can do, but here are a few tips;
- Alert Linden Lab (if live chat support happens to be online…)
- Go to a place in your sim that is HIGH up, most attacks don’t reach very high and with your draw distance set to very low, lag might be a lot less at high altitude, from here you can take further steps without drowning in lag porridge.
It is a good idea to create a landmark for this spot so you can teleport here from outside the sim.
- In the region/estate window turn off ‘Allow Public Access’, this will remove all visitors and keep new people from arriving, giving you some peace but also keeps the griefers from returning.
- In the debug tab disable everything, this may bring down lag as well and may stop the griefers toys from working.
- Return the griefers objects.
- Restart the region(s).
In most cases this will help, but of course it depends on the situation and the type of attack.
Let’s hope this one is sorted soon.
If you have any other tips, ideas, suggestions or just want to share your griefer attack story, please do so in the comments.
Marianne McCann said:
And here I expected this to be a blog entry about the AnnMarie OToole cars. 😉
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Lol, Marianne, they never got back, as far as i notice on my reg rides on mainland, AnnMarie Otoole cars, tanks and so on, never made it back, sadly for me, cause they gave life to the roads if used properly (the ice cream van was stunning, when it passed near our homes).
What i noticed and was called to act, was some harassing on a public sandbox, several already did abuse reports and i fill one as well, but so far not action or reply from LL about that avatar.
And to compliment, LL can not be protecting those grifers unless they are also in fact LL employers making stress tests.
And for sure, in mainland, your advice:
In the region/estate window turn off ‘Allow Public Access’, this will remove all visitors and keep new people from arriving, giving you some peace but also keeps the griefers from returning.
is only good as long as it will be done only for stopping the attack, cause if all start to close their regions to public access, or making them group access only, it will kill all the real purpose of mainland, a place free for all to travel , explore and enjoy the beauties of Sl travelling without teleport, some i do think, one that only uses a private closed sim, will never be able to understand im afraid.
The legacy of Second Life is its mainland history, not the private regions one!
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Shug Maitland said:
I will be saving that quote (“The legacy of Second Life is its mainland history, not the private regions one!”). I have always lived on the Mainland and while I understand the attraction of private islands I actually enjoy the give and take of living in a rather anarchistic community, frustrating as that can be at times.
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Good tips and thanks for the info! I’m always watching my neighbors’ land to see who is vulnerable to griefers. Often a friendly word or two about basic settings in About Land – turning on Auto Return setting at 2 minutes or less for non-group members, for example – that discourage griefers really helps. More than once I’ve had avatars with evil intent arrive at my home and try to grief only to be thwarted by those settings while I watched.
For those griefs that use Pushing, just right-click on your avatar and choose Sit or sit on a prim (like furniture or a wall). Surprisingly, not many folks think of that. Then you have plenty of time to set up an Abuse Report.
I flew around the usual suspects and didn’t’ see anything…hopefully that’s a good sign (either ppl are clamping down land settings or LL took care of the problem already).
Zauber Paracelsus said:
Looks like that attack was using tortured torus prims. Torii are the most complex primitive shape for physics simulations, more so when tortured or twisted. So, that griefer attack was designed to cause *extra* physics lag on top of the usual lag.
Oh AnnMarie is back – I have to return 4 or 5 of her vehicles a week from my land. One day last week there was a 4 car pile up. 🙂
Huuups, being sailing only on latest weeks, so didn’t noticed her return.
I would hope by now she had tweaked them to be less intrusive (i love the ice cream bus but i do hate the tanks).
It is a rather diff story with the ipod’s tours, those are some of the most amazing creations in second life.
AnnMarie idea was great, its implementation can be terrible for some that has land on a spot where the vehicles risk to get stacked (im luck on that:)).
But i had thought that LL had resolved to not allow its use anymore.
Pajobra Zessinthal said:
Well NCI was hit tonight hard by a group wonder if it was the same. One of our sims went down for an hour and a half. Interesting.