For weeks there have been rumors and some confirmations of bannings and sim shutdowns. The subject came up in a recent interview with Ebbe Altberg, Linden CEO. We didn’t learn much as the Lab doesn’t talk about bans or ToS violations.
Honour McMillan has more photos of Insilico here.
What Ebbe pointed out is that a person banned can say almost anything about the process. We have no way to fact check their claims because the other side, the Lab, is muted. Saying anything creates legal liability for the Lab, so…
Yesterday rumors started circulating that Skills Hak, Insilico creator, was banned again, the second time in a couple of months, and the Insilico regions made ‘no access’. The Poop region (I’ve never heard of it) was wiped off the grid.
It is hard to confirm a region ever existed after it is gone. But, traces do linger. (Try this) The screen snip is what I found today.
This morning at 9:30 AM SLT/PDT I can’t TP into any of the 4 Insilico regions.
At SLUniverse Ash Qin says he was in contact with the Lab via SL concierge service (presumably a text file copy of support chat). Ash reports being told Skills Hak is banned and the regions closed. See: So let’s talk about this other purge that’s apparently going on. This is an older thread that is being added to. The link leads to Ash’s post.
It appears Skills is banned and the regions closed.
Insilico is an amazing region. A combination of cyber-style design and optical illusion made the regions a favorite promotional location for Second Life. I was never into the role play of the region. But, for a time they had some awesome stuff in the regions.
On my last visit there the place was feeling neglected. But, that was just my perception.
Whatever, I’ll miss the place if the Skills ban sticks. I’m curious if Insilico is too big for the Lab to let go of or to remain silent on. Only time will tell.