Tolya Ugajin Posted February 21, 2020 Share Posted February 21, 2020 A few months ago, my partner and I decided to check out SL Gor. For those of you unfamiliar with this phenomenon, it would take too long to explain - use Google. So, I dusted off my old library section on Gor (about 800 notecards worth, NOT counting the notecarded novels. I'm a barrel of fun at parties), read up, and away we went. I figured it might be interesting or entertaining for others if I shared our experiences and gave others a chance to comment on this critically important part of SL. Gor is not nearly as misogynistic as seems to be commonly believed. Certainly male dominated, and women are in effect second class citizens, but it's not all slave girls being ravished on every street corner and every woman in chains. Actually, where we hung out, there were more Free Women than slave girls (and a couple slave boys as well). And, lest we forget, it's all consensual - nobody is forced to go there. Gor is exceptionally vacant. We hung out in a "city" that covered 4 sims. Lots of empty real estate. On a good night, 15-20 people combined on the 4 sims. Usually less than 10. Gor seems to be especially dull for slave girls. If you have rape fantasies, there are much better places to hang out. Most of the time, the slaves were little more than animated furniture. Free Person want paga. Slave emote getting paga and use cut and paste emote handing Free Person goblet (yes, I'm intentionally not conjugating verbs correctly, etc). Free Person drink, maybe compliment slave (but no real Master would thank the slave, and the Free Women would be even less likely) on nice serve. My girl finally decided she'd had enough of being bored (granted, we kept ourselves monogamous, so no rape and pillage for her). The girls also seem to not be interested in being friends with other girls - maybe because the ravishing was so limited they didn't want to make friends with the competition, I dunno. The RP is rather dull. I saw a duel that involved one comment from each combatant, an animated sword fight, one emote of bandaging the defeated guy's wounds, and one "I'm outta here" emote. Where's the pathos? The action? We would go to an inn where a regular would come in and, in IM, my girl and I would do an over/under bet on how many times the guy would speak. Three was the normal over/under. What are all these people doing with their Castes? What are the Scribes scribing? Who are the Physicians healing? What are the Builders building? Nothing that I can see. Speaking of Builders, has mesh made it to Gor? Every place looks like it's 2009 again. Most of the furniture, etc. is up to date, but, hey, how about some nice mesh walls and homes? Honestly, I'd be embarrassed to have half those builds on my sim. Gor "BTB" (by the book) - isn't, really. First off, the author himself put the percentage of enslaved females at 2% of the total female population. Depending on where you go in SL Gor (and every sim claims to be BTB as far as I've seen) 50%+ of the female avatars are slaves, and a good percentage of the Free Woman population is actively courting (following BTB rules) being force-collared. "Black wine" (ie. coffee) is drunk in places where, BTB, it would never have been available - similar with many other beverages and animals. People can't be bothered to even RP closing gates - hey just walk into our city and carry off our women, I have to get to the bar and have some paga. Slaves sure seem idle, and dressed rather nicely in most cases. Nobody is at war, but every anthill of a city has an Ubar. Don't get me wrong - I met a few interesting people in Gor, and had some fun. But, like much of the BDSM community, and SL in general, it would benefit from a lot of the places being put out of their misery, forcing people who WANT to be in Gor to congregate in fewer (and therefore more busy) places, thereby making those places better, if for no other reason than the remaining cities can be more choosy about who gets to be a citizen, etc. But, yeah, unless you're a diehard Gor fan, it's a pretty silly place. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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