Second Life A Virtual World ?


As a Disabled American Veteran, who suffers from sixty percent disability due to spinal injuries, that occurred while in service I get bored, And the easiest thing for many in my shape or shapes worse than that, is the internet with its access to chat programs and games and so much more. I speak of Second Life the Virtual World for a reason, it is made by Linden Labs. on the West Coast of America and maintained and operated on servers they hold control of at all times. While it is entertaining to create to create your own world and your own character and looks and more in, it is also a money drainer for many people with its gambling sims.

The Gambling Sims surround a game they call Greedy, which also holds individual games called solos too, which are created by members who pay special fees to operate them on certain sims. IT is all a part of the entertainment or draw for the Second Life Platform and is used to pay for its operation. To show what I mean, as to the cost or expense a disabled person escaping the real world into second life’s virtual world, I will use Greedy as an example.

Second Life uses an exchange rate for dollars or cash or credit of money, to exchange them for lindens in the virtual world. Each Linden is worth a certain amount in the game world that Second Life promotes and operates. Yes, Linden Labs, and their Second Life program is making money hand over hand with these gambling games that attract so many. The game is set up with twenty-four boards in a square set up each board contains six blocks with avatars of dice on them that rotate when you click a button. The object is to match certain numbers in certain ways so you get higher points. .You win if you go over ten thousand points, and beat everyone else in the game to the finish. If you go out at ten thousand points and win, you get an option to roll for more points, and if you can then reach twelve thousand five hundred points you win bonus linden and gather more points toward a tournament each Sunday. Now to understand why I saw Linden Labs and it’s Gambling Sim Owners are taking people for money, I will show you how they do it, and how the program works in favor of the Sims owner who gets a percentage in the game.

Yes, Linden Labs is charging these Sim Owners who run these games, for licenses to run them, and the game owner also takes a percentage per game played. For Example, once the fees are paid to make the game legal in Linden Labs Cooperate ways, they get their money up front or you don’t run the game sims. Second, the Game owner takes a percentage of the profit of each board played. Each player must pay one hundred lindens to participate. Now 100 lindens are not worth too much in real money, but at the rate of approximately 20 minutes per game, the money can go fast and furious and I am talking about the cheapest one they run. Yet you must buy or earn these lindens in Second Life as I have said, many put their credit cards into the game to make these linden purchases on a regular basis just to keep playing the games. These are lonely people who are without real life partners or ones with partners they don’t like or are escaping from reality and the real world, ok! They come here spending days at a time hiding, from their real life as much as they can to handle the loneliness of their real lives.  In the end, just like in real life they get angry when you call them on anything that disturbs their games, how much they make from them or anything else. The anger is from their frustration with you when you realize how you are being used, and taken for money in this so called Virtual World.

Many of the Second Life Members believe it is their life, and they act as if it is a real part of their lives when it is virtual folks. The reason they get so caught up in the virtual world is simple, Second Life, Creators Linden Labs made it an addicting experience and they take advantage of the disabled, lonely and unhappy so they can make money Period. The sad part is this for those who have just enough money to enter this Virtual World and who are capable of doing nothing more, they are being drained by a company and platform that is taking full advantage of it all to full their pockets only. For Approximately 8.37 cents American, you get 2000 Lindens, do the math now and you will get the exchange rate and see what I mean, the Lindens go fast at 100 lindens per greedy game.  Now The Owner of the Sims and the Game Creators in Second Life have a deal of 100 lindens per game to play, say they get 8 players at the table at a time. That’s 8 hundred lindens sitting in a pot, but they only pay out a part of that part, they keep the rest making a decent cut for sure percentage wise. Every 300 they get playing they pay out only 195 to the winner, do the math ok, they are eating profits at the expense of disabled, ill, or lonely individuals and taking advantage of those less fortunate in the world. In truth, it is all a profit scheme for Second Life, The Gaming Sim owners and the game creators. Sad huh!

 

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