I have the oportunity to take some pics to a griefer attack and the griefer itself. This is something you can see sometimes in SL, Griefers. For those who don’t know what it is a griefer then here are some definitions taken from different websites:
Griefers by Wikipedia : “A griefer is a player who does things in a game to deliberately cause annoyance (“grief” in the sense of “giving someone grief”) for the griefer’s own enjoyment. Such a player is a particular nuisance in online gaming communities, since griefers often cannot be deterred by penalties related to in-game goals”.
Griefers by Linden Labs:”It’s a person who wants to upset your enjoyment of SL. “Griefing” is harassment, bothering, shooting in a safe or non RP-related zone, verbal abuse and other types of violations of the Terms of Service or Comunity Standards. Griefing is willful and likely some teenaged boy who shouldn`t be here anyway, and their motivations are simple they get their kicks out of irritatiting and dominating you.”
There is another cool definiton by Minecraft :
“Grifeing is the act of angering people in video games through the use of destruction, construction, or social engineering. Griefing has become a serious problem for server administrators who wish to foster building and protect average builder”.
And some pics of the grief attack and the griefer:
This is one of the things sometimes you can see in Second Life, Griefing in this case it was a spamming, usually it has bad words or it could be very offensive.
It says “Grief Spam”, this is a spam attack to the public chat so everybody in the sim can get the message, some residents can get annoy of this but other just don’t care so much about this kind of griefing.
As you can see this small and nice floating ship was doing the spamming and the grief spam, usually a greifer doesn’t have a common look in the metaverse they use the default outfit or even make a “wacky look”. Most of the griefers are recognized not how they look but for they weird and strange names.
In the second part of this post, I will add other pics I took to another place with another griefer. I will put the nice speaking I had with this greifer. If one of this days you meet this kind of residents, just don’t deal with them. Ignore and teleport yourself to another place, it is a waste of time to deal with griefers, their only enjoy is to make you anger.