..I think I know, because it’s happened to me.
I didn’t log in-world as much as I’d planned over the holidays, because I was spending the majority of my time doing my best beached whale impressions upon the sofa while watching Doctor Who and munching on chocolates. If you thought Moby Dick was the great white whale, then you’re sorely mistaken.
But joking aside something has happened that’s really got my goose in a gander, in fact I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m having a bit of a panic.
My inventory is buggered. Seriously.
..and it looks as though I’ve lost all my critical items from over THREE years of Second Life. For me, critical stuff counts as beautiful clothes ( think the ENTIRE Last Call collection for starters, totally irreplaceable) and designer items from the very best names in Second Life fashion..so much stuff that I cannot possibly list it all here. But that’s not even the half of it. I’ve lost ALL my hair from TRUTH ( I own most of that store and I’m devastated) Magika, ETD and Calla to name but a few. And then there’s the singularly most expensive investment an avatar can make..the skins. My Curio/Gala Phoenix skins aren’t there..(I teared up at the point I must confess) nor are my Redgrave skins, as well as Laqroki..to name but a few. I could go on but to be honest listing everything here is breaking my non-existent balls..I’m not even going to estimate how much money in SL OR RL has been spent on the items I’m missing, because if I start thinking about it I’ll hyperventilate into next year, but like many serious SL aficionados the majority of my leisure money is spent in world…let’s just leave it there. The blog almost serves as a catalogue of all my wares; OK I’ve not featured everything that I won BUT if you were to review it over the past two years of existence it demonstrates just what a wide array of objects have been stowed away in my inventory until I needed them again.
When I discovered all this last night I raised a ticket straight away with Linden Lab support, but so far no-one has got back to me. I’m at the point where I can’t even log in at the moment because I’m so upset..yes, I know Kitty, get a grip..this isn’t real life BUT the fact remains that I’ve invested time, money and above all LOVE into building my inventory and to see it so decimated is just heart breaking.
I estimate that I’ve lost around 10000-15000 items.
IF Linden Lab come back to me and tell me my losses are irretrievable, well I just don’t know what I’ll do..so please readers, cross everything for me, and I’ll keep you posted on the situation…I’m off for a cup of tea and a lie down..sob…