Take a look at this pearl of a new idea from Linden “we have suddenly been lobotomised” Labs…
A bit TL;DR for ya? Ok, let me break it down for you. Back in the old days, when Mr Tenk smiled, when Mr. Underby ran around hugging cute puppies and when Ceejay didnt have an absinthe problem…there was InfoHubs, Help Island and Orientation Island. When a new resident first appeared on this wonderfull grid they usually got dumped in Help Island (where there was no help) or Orientation Island (where they got greifed).
So…that system didnt work. The new system that was brought in a couple of years ago was the “Community Gateway” system. A span of regions based off of a real life city, or populated with volunteers as a means to help new resident. Caledon Oxbridge is an example of this. New Residents would bypass the old Help Island and Orientation Island mess and go straight to these new gateways if they went through the entire registration process. This system weeded out the idiots and kept the good ones.
Today…its being scrapped.
Whats being put in its place? The Destination Guide.
What does this mean? It means any sim on that showcase or destination guide will be randomly picked as a new user enters this world. Guess what folks…New Babbage is on that showcase and Destination Guide.
What will happen? After Augst 19th the new system will come into effect. After August 19th you will see a rise of 0 day old noobies with torches attached to their ass and boxes attached to their heads running around asking for sex.
Thank you Linden Labs…thank you very much…