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  1. Gadget Portal

    Is there virtue in being a Second Life troll?

    "Let's just get rid of all the laws in that case!" is always the bad response I hear whenever it's suggested that we take steps to protect ourselves. Nobody ever wants to take any responsibility for themselves or their own well being. "Just make more laws, that'll make it so I don't have to open my eyes and look both ways before I cross the street!"
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    Is there virtue in being a Second Life troll?

    This is incorrect. This is correct. Trolls don't "steal happiness". Trolls are only effective when you're giving them the reaction they want. They don't "steal" anything- they rely on you giving it to them. I shouldn't have to lock my door when I leave my house, but I do it. Because how things are and how they should be will virtually never line up as long as humans have free will. There's always going to be bad people in the world, and we're always going to have to take a few extra steps to protect ourselves. One of these things is not like the others.
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    10 million people watch a DJ in Fortnite

    "Other games are doing things SL is known for, and doing it better every time. Again. Still. News at 11."
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    How did SL gain its "bad" reputation?

    You're* Stuff like this could be why SL has a bad reputation.
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    How did SL gain its "bad" reputation?

    I'd like to buy a paragraph break, Alex.
  6. This is incorrect. The 45 FPS SL cap you're referencing is server physics FPS. It's unrelated to client side FPS, which is capped by your monitor. My monitor supports 144. Higher than that would be superfluous.
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    Loot Boxes Revisited

    Incorrect. Lootboxes are almost always purchased with virtual currency. Usually you have to pay for said currency with real money (just like SL) but often you can earn that currency in-game at a drastically reduced rate... Just like SL.
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    Loot Boxes Revisited

    Lootbox: Pay in virtual currency for a chance to win an item from a pre-defined list where some items are lower chance than others. Usually these items are cosmetic, like clothes. Gacha: Pay in virtual currency for a chance to win an item from a pre-defined list where some items are lower chance than others. Usually these items are cosmetic, like clothes. Yeah, those I can see how someone would think those are two completely different things.
  9. Running an i7-7700, overclocked GTX970, with the cache on an M.2 drive, I can see FPS as high as 120 even on the mainland. If you can afford it, just use pure horsepower to overcome SL's crappy content. Build the computer yourself, buy parts on sale or when the next gen is being released. You can get great hardware cheap if you take the time. If you're running a laptop with any series mobile card, you're simply not going to have a whole lot of fun in SL without LL making drastic changes to content limitations.
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    Loot Boxes Revisited

    Of course gacha isn't gambling. That's why the advice that constantly comes up, including in this thread, is to just make an MP store and sell all the items you get that you don't want. It's not gambling if you can sell all the losses you got when you gambled on trying to get the item you wanted! Wait, what?
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    Groups In SL

    "Good news. We've increased the amount of allowed groups to 200! Now that said, any sim you teleport to will instantly crash and kick you and everyone offline, but we've seen the laggy crap you all wear, so we know you don't care about consequences. Enjoy your new groups!"
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    Animesh and LI sky rocketing

    The only reason a high LI cost seems so crazy is because LL has been too stupid to put other, much needed restrictions on other things in SL.
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    Somebody loves me...

    I gotta jump in just to back Bradford a little, things are too skewed in here. I grew up with the concept that you'd pick someone to "be my Valentine". It made 'em feel special for a day. You give that recognition to everybody, suddenly it's not so special.
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    Conversion starters

    "Hi." "Hello." "Hi there." "You said that already." "Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" We're now dating.
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    Somebody loves me...

    Group gifts don't get sent over the marketplace, or without clicking a vendor. Usually. Sending group stuff out randomly is generally an advertising ploy of some kind, to try to get you in to buy more. I'd bet $L that someone out there has a crush.
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