Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ali & The Search For The Corn Field - Part 1

As I mentioned yesterday, there is a new virtual prison in Second Life called The Corn Field. If you're a bad boy or girl, but not bad enough to be tossed out of SL altogether, you get sent to the field, where there is nothing to do but ride a tractor and you can't build or teleport out or I think even IM people!

Naturally, I got very curious about this place. Not curious enough to do anything bad to end up there, but I did want to see it.

First, I opened up my map. Sometimes when I'm bored, I just throw words into there to see if there are any silly named sims. I found the field!

The Corn Field

I figured I could just teleport over to the corner of the Aleph sim and cam over. dice. I don't have access to that destination. Boo!

The sim to the southeast is Orientation Island 1. Well good! I can just teleport myself over there, take a look, and maybe help a newbie.



But...but... I never have been there in the first place! I came through CSI:NY. I've never been to Orientation Island 1!

Then I thought maybe I'd just try my luck at teleporting directly into the field. Definitely no luck there.

You know what this means, right?

I'm going to have to go undercover.


CeN said...

Oh dear, I can see it now, you are going to end up visiting that cornfield alright.

MeganK Draper said...

Hey, be careful in your undercover adventures! This place isn't actually new, Nimrod was sent there quite some time ago. Anyway, the point is, they can link griefers by ip so make sure it's nothing too crazy that you do to get sent there! lol

Alicia Chenaux said...

Oh no no, I don't want to actually be SENT there. I just want to look at it myself, which I am more than willing to do from a neighboring sim.

Terri Zhangsun said...

Set up an alt and do something and then report on it. Could be an intersting undercover type of news reporting. You could interview people as to why they are there what is their life like there? Something like that.LOL!

Sai Pennell said...

*wonders about creating an alt to go to orientation island and camming over to the corn field*


This is a very strange concept to me - I really want to see it ! O.o;;;

CeN said...

Since when can't you get back to Orientation Island? We've been back there remember Ali? I've also been back there by boat touring around open water.

Sehra Kauffman said...

lol, secret camming. i love it!

Meara Deschanel said...

I wonder if I can ask my Linden friend to send us all there for like an hour or so...

Calista Janick said...

LOL setting up an alt and doing interviews would be a great idea!

and there is an orientation island and a public orientation island, im not sure if they're exactly the same but the first one i know you cant go back to, i dont think anyway lol, I've been proven wrong before :p

Be careful not to get too close Ali you might get sucked in and we'll lose you forever! (or however long they keep you there....)

Quaintly Tuqiri said...

Ali that article was posted Jan 2006, it's not a new virtual prison, I wonder if it's still there though :P Two years is a long time in SL time! Good luck on the Corn Field Quest! hehe

Bettye Dugan said...

NO no nonono! Do NOT do something to get yourself in there...believe me. They will block your email, paypal everything...and the inventory of linked alts too. Holy crow.


*straightens her skirt and exits, stage left, quickly*