One of the strangest things about something like secondlife which is an international entity is you can come in and say "Hey, everythings going ok right now, lag is at a minimum, asset server is actually giving me my notecards when requested, all is honky dory in the land of prims".
But unbeknownst to another person in a different time zone, earlier in the day people were singing another tune "Its all not working, I open inventory...oh let me rephrase, I press the button that opens inventory and would have got more response from an unconscious brick.
A drop down menu notice arrived inworld which was as welcomed as a tooth fairy hungry for enamel.
"We will be performing *scheduled maintenance Monday April 30, 2012* beginning at 6:00am until approximately 9:00am. Please save all builds and refrain from rezzing no copy objects or making inworld L$ transactions. Some residents may experience delays logging inworld. Please follow this blog for any updated information."
The translation in world goes like this.
Resident 1 "Ahhh, now I know why my inventory doesn't work".
Resident 2 "what happened to my no copy object, Its just disappeared, can't find it in inventory anywhere"
Resident 1 "because its dead Jim, it never made it, it cease to be, gone, floating around in some server in the sky"
Resident 3 "Ok maybe if I go to another sim it will all sort it self out....." <teleports out>
Resident 1 "He didn't just teleport out during Maintenance, did he!!!"
Resident 2 "I think so".
Resident 3 has logged off (stuck between sims and now is throwing things at his PC screen)
Resident 1 "Both him and the prim are both dead"
Resident 4 "Hey, people are saying no one can get in, its reported login's have been suspended".
Resident 2 "what does that mean?".
Resident 4 "Means what I said, login's have been suspended, didn't they teach you anything in Orientation Island"
Resident 1 "Basically, no one can get logged into Secondlife right now and we can't leave the sim we are in, we are stuck here until they sort that out".
Resident 2 "Just heard from a friend on the net using a system that functions"
Resident 1 "what do they call that system, everything else?"
Resident 2 "They call it the internet, anyway, he's saying the website is down too".
Resident 1 "This is now serious, we may have to consider getting up out of our chairs and leaving the keyboard".
Resident 4 "How long will the repairs take"
Resident 1 "The time it takes the engineer to come back from his coffee break probably".
Resident 4 "And what happens if I just Teleport out to some other sim"
Resident 1 "Same thing which happened to Resident 3 and his prim, the virtual equivalent of a deer trying to out stare a monster truck on a highway".
|Trying to access Secondlife.com earlier|