Due to some maintenance works of their server, ‘motherland SL’ wasn’t accessible for a couple of days last week (http://status.secondlifegrid.net/).
Disregarding the most serious side effect of it (not having access to my second life), I focused on the annoying consequences this caused to our job, that is to say, as you all probably know, that we couldn’t host the RMB City Code event scheduled for last Thursday.
To some extent I thought this SL need for ‘regeneration’ and maintenance was almost the equivalent of the recent volcano eruption in the real world.
The ‘organism’ needed to be rebalanced.
It showed its omnipotence over the petty occurrences of everyday life.
And, last but not least, it managed to mess up daily routines and work.
After a while, though, I started to realize that, despite work inconveniences, this problem had provoked a much scarier incident: I, BETTER SAY MY AVATAR, WASN’T ALIVE…well, at least she wasn’t there, in the usual Second world where she used to live.
Did she get stuck in a grey zone?
Was she in a momentary virtual coma?
Would she ever come back to life again?
I was petrified and I followed the course of events with my heart in my mouth….’till I finally LOGGED IN and ‘we’ could sigh with relief.