Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meanies & Liars.

Hi. *sighs*

Ok this meanie you see above is one of the things I've been working on this week. See I was trying to improve the quality of my pumpkins for Fae Faire (which I did by the way), I just thought they could be better. Anyway, after I finished and replaced all of them on both sims, I started to mess with the new pumpkins and came up with this adorably cute meanie! So it got me thinking... See, Halloween will be here before you know it, so there's no sense in me trying to sell this cute little bugger. So I decided to make it an Epic Subscribe-o-matic gift. An EXCLUSIVE gift. Not sold at the store, EVER. I then decided that every month randomly I will make a wonderfully cute item that only those subscribers AT THAT TIME will be able to get. You know, make it really special, so my customers can be happy and feel like they are part of a special group. I want people like my sign-up sign says to have fun, get gifts, and updates of course, but I don't want it to just be about new releases. :p So that explains the meanie so now let's talk about the liar.

So I'm working at my house on some new accessories, just tinkering about, while doing so, my subscribe-o-matic sends me messages about who joins. I have it set up to tell when who joins and leaves my group, if I'm online it sends me an e-mail. Oh and I have a gift sold out sign near the store entrance too. So people know what they are getting in just signing up. Anyway so, let's call this person: "Super Really Not Cool Mean Person".. As I was saying... I'm working on stuff and my subscribe-o-matic controller messages me saying: "Super Really Not Cool Mean Person" has just subscribed to my Epic Subscribe-o-matic. A minute later "Super Really Not Cool Mean Person" IMs me saying oh I accidentally declined your gift earlier today, so I didn't get it, can you send it to me again? I think it was called meanie something. For a minute there it caught me off guard I actually thought they declined it but then I looked at the name and it looked so familiar. Yeah. Of course it did, I just literally saw the name a minute ago join my group. LIAR. I hate liars, especially online. (But that's a story for another day lol.), I was very calm, but I was so seething inside! I told them sorry it's sold out and you just joined the group and it was for members at that time. They couldn't really say anything, they just said thanks anyways. But I'm still angry and this was like 2 hours ago. Well all I can say is when I make an exclusive gift I mean EXCLUSIVE. I'm sorry you didn't find my store in time to join my group. And I'm happy you found it now, but I meant what I said, if it's exclusive, it's not fair to short change my members already. On a side note, do you know people actually go around to subscribe-o-matic groups to join up in hope of getting free crap? What I mean is, it's the default setting on the account website to have your members be able to pull stuff from the archive. Well I have that shit turned off, PLUS I took the gift out of the controller once it was sent to all my users. How is it fair they get all the old gifts from the archive? I make my stuff special and I will treat it as such like my members in my group. :p Don't worry though, that will not be the last of the cute gifts I make for my members. So if you missed it, it's not the end of the world! Rest assured there will always be another special gift coming your way. I promise! Each will be special and heart felt in it's own right. So please don't lie, just sign up and be patient! Ok I feel a bit better, I've been ranting to Ara and even called my best friend, to be honest that situation made me log for the night, I need a break. lol I'll be back tomorrow though. Ok before I go one more thing... I may be sweet and cute, to some even online that comes across as a push over, but I'm not stupid. I've been running my SL businesses since 2006. I'm an artist and a business woman. So this whole rant stems from the fact that when I get things like that, it means people forget that, and that makes me angry. Very angry. I love creating content for SL, it's my passion. But after it's done and it's time to put it out there, I have to put on the business woman hat. If I didn't, I wouldn't be where I am today. That's all. And my friends may joke how we (Ravyn and I) have become commercial, but what we do isn't free. Every texture, every sound, every animation costs us as the designers money. And most people only see the end result and don't really think about how much time, love and yes, lindens goes into creating something nice and special for SL. It gets me down sometimes how people only troll for the freebies. =/ Ok that's really it I'm done now lol. :p

I'm out. :p

Posted by Jade at 9:32 PM

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