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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Parts of Kensington Disappear as London (lite) Includes Other London Based Sims


You might rub your eyes in disbelief this morning, SL plays tricks and things don’t rez, but as you stand there you realise that some really beautiful objects have disappeared from the Kensington sim today, and it seems like they are really gone. Master builder TD Reinard has decided to remove some of the stunning things he created like the Kensington building and the Greyhound pub. Also the wonderful park at the back of the church has disappeared. I guess the phrase ‘be careful who you annoy’ comes to mind, as I would imagine that these objects are in TD’s name and therefore he owns them, if they weren’t signed over. Therefore, Virtual London may not be able to use any copies they have. TD is one of SL’s best builders, if not THE BEST, creating works of art, his skill has always amazed me and he will be greatly missed in London. If you are reading this TD perhaps you would like to comment and let us know the story behind your removing the items that gave us so much joy.

While we are on the subject of change, Virtually London (lite) are expanding, we will be reporting on other sims based on London themes as well, so any of you people out there who have London type sims, either modern or period, you may be getting a visit from us intrepid reporters!
Janey Bracken

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

No wonder TD left place is a dump now.

Lumpy S said...

I hear he got banned form london for picking his own stuff up some people should never have powers

Anonymous said...

bring back the original london, whats happened, used to be such a friendly community, such a waste, bring back the fun staff where ever they may be

TD Reinard said...

I decide to remove the builds that were in my name to completely cut ties with SL London. The sim Av has a copy of the builds so they can be replaced. The reason behind all this is simple, London has lost it's Heart, it's Spirit and most importantly it's Family. Brie, Seany and other members of the London Team have been treated poorly and forced to move on. London is dead. It will never recover from this.

Anonymous said...

I agree with TD. I used to be a builder too and a greeter. But the Lonodn I hav knew is not anymore.

Most people were forced to give up there jb, other were "friendly" asked not to come back anymore, And some were banned without reason.

Anonymous said...

what's going on? what happened?

Janey Bracken said...

Hello everyone, thank you for your comments, if you read the latest post it gives an insight into what has happened.

Janey Bracken said...

Hi TD,

Thank you for telling us what happened. I am shocked and saddened to hear that you have been banned, you did so much to make virtual London what it is today, your builds are a work of art. I would like you to know that I, along with all the other residents, greatly appreciated all the hard work that you put in to make our London experience the very best.


Janey x

Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that the owner is unable or unwilling to put in a thousand pounds a month to support the sims and that the people in charge of making the tier are not looking for profit, just looking to break-even if at all possible. I hear that kensington raised only 70 dollars this month and only 50 dollars last month and that the rental of the sim is 300 dollars plus other expenses. I guess their hand has been forced. Clearly it cannot be run at such an astonishing loss each month with just the sim owner paying for us all to party. I think they had to bring in a team who could sell what they have in order that london can survive.
Sure, its always been a great party, but the moment the lady in charge can't or won't pay for it, it would close.
I am open minded about change. I know it is scarey for some. Give the new guys a chance I say.

TD Reinard said...

Let me be perfectly clear. All the venue events, concerts and contests have been supported by the venue tips or directly out of the pockets of Brie, Seany, or another member of the London Team. Debs Regent has not dropped one pound to support any part of the so called "party".

And yes their hand has been forced. The so called "New Team" otherwise known as Torric's team have been reluctant to work with Brie and Seany. They said they would but heads and why should I help them out if I'm not making any money from it. Make no mistake Torric is an excellent sales person. He will do whatever it takes it make the sale and fill the sim. He'll even plant members of his own team to act as an interested party to force a sale with someone who is hesitant to rent. He's been banned from many sims for carding it's members. Something that London also bans for. Torric is interested in one thing and one thing only and that's Torric.

As for the buildings in Kensington. All of the buildings in Kensington except for the fire station, Natwest building, the DMGT have been created by me for free. I stopped receiving payment for any build because I enjoyed what I did. I love to build. I love to create spaces that allow other to fulfill a dream, to fantasies or just enjoy. That has been my payment. I get so much out of positive reaction from people. When people tell me how much Kensington looks like the real place. When I see people actually using St. Mary Abbots to pray. When I can see that what I've created adds the the sense of community I feel good about the countless hours and personal funds that I've poured into London.

But now things have changed, It's all about profit. It's original vision of recreating RL London is gone as you can see in Westminster. It's just a bunch of poorly textured boxes on a grid. There was no love or thought used there. Only the growing obsession with profit and ego.

So now I've been banned for removing objects that I could not transfer over. And for removing buildings that were in my name so they could replace them with the Sim AV's copy.

Thank you Janey for allowing me to finally get a few things off my chest.

Anonymous said...

Will anybody, who ever has been building in the London Sims and has not to leave or is not banned, raise his/hers hand. :-)

Anonymous said...

Almost in the same way i got banned too. Because of my autism i got panicked and emptied my freebie stores and made a grave on the place where my boathouse used to be. I took one building away from Mayfair of which i was the owner (and gave Menolly a copy of it to put it back)

I've upset Torric coz i emptied the shops. And i have upset Menolly coz of the graveyard.

I was only banned from Mayfair and had still had all my rights in the other parts of London exept Hyde Park. When i discovered that i still had access to my stores i started to fill my shops again which was the reason for Menolly to gave me an estate ban.

I have asked Debs twice in the last half year to unban me but for some reason she dont respond. My opion is that it isnt hers anymore and that someone else says what should be done.

- Auti Coba

Anonymous said...

TD there a flipn bunch of
bubble head have ther ehead in there
ass we love brie seanie
they can fob off

seany said...

in response to this and we who all no who posted this lol

It is my understanding that the owner is unable or unwilling to put in a thousand pounds a month to support the sims and that the people in charge of making the tier are not looking for profit, just looking to break-even if at all possible. I hear that kensington raised only 70 dollars this month and only 50 dollars last month and that the rental of the sim is 300 dollars plus other expenses. I guess their hand has been forced. Clearly it cannot be run at such an astonishing loss each month with just the sim owner paying for us all to party. I think they had to bring in a team who could sell what they have in order that london can survive.
Sure, its always been a great party, but the moment the lady in charge can't or won't pay for it, it would close.
I am open minded about change. I know it is scarey for some. Give the new guys a chance I say.

theres one good reason why the rest of london is failing due to the fact you cant move in the park without being pointed to mayfair flashing signs on the boarder everthing in there is aimed to mayfair/westminster all the london notices are about the number 1 sim mayfair so kensington being so far out of london never stood a chance i loved the people of london but i hate what its becoming

Anonymous said...

"Will anybody, who ever has been building in the London Sims and has not to leave or is not banned, raise his/hers hand. :-)"

Debs goes through builders like Tiger Woods goes through mistresses! OoooOOooo!!

lumpy s said...

Im sorry but i agree with seany on this one but in my eye's torric had thie planned from the day he got mayfair.
Over time he has pulled more and more people out of the rest of london into mayfair like greeters and such like i mean the mark should be renamed mayfair park.
So with torrics little plan was to bleed the other sims dry even taking shops from the other sims so they would fail and he would like the winner but what he forgot is everyone see's him for what he really is and i hope billy wakes up to it very soon.

OneWhoKnows said...

I find it amusing that these people, the ones who left London on their own, are now kicking up such a fuss. Speaks to the character of a person don't you think?

I also find it amusing that the same person keeps posting here as anonymous. There can't be that many people in Second Life who don't use punctuation and run one sentence into the next...you know who you are so I won't name names.

As for dragging Torric's partner into the mud slinging, he is an adult and capable of seeing the truth for what it is. And while I'm on that subject...so does the vast majority of SL London.

All you alts coming in and posting nasty comments are only showing yourselves for who you really are.

seany1235 Blinker said...

lmao at OneWhoKnows another person who thinks there clever and i don't need to keep putting posts in here i know your pointing the finger at me i dont need to coment in here i know the truth.
Some people are way above them selfs i know for a fact brie was given know choice put to go i hurd it myself.
Im glad im getting out of london i dont want to be a part of that anymore i feel sorry for the people left behind and you dont seem to have put your real name down how odd chicken ?

Anonymous said...

cretin

seany1235 said...

he sure is

TD Reinard said...

Let's just stick a fork in this one and call it done. It's obvious that there is a difference of opinion when it comes to the management style of SL London. Neither of them is correct. One is more business oriented and one is more family oriented. Together it would have been something wonderful.

Here's to the future. May the direction you choose bring you true happiness.

CHEERS!

Auti Coba said...

Walking through Westminster I noticed that some words are true. U cant find orginal London buildings there. Even the Picadilly Arcade is copied from Mayfair.

But if u click my name and see my blogs (I just uploaded some pictures of real London buildings) u can see that my buildings skills are improved with the new Virtual London regions.