Avatarland’s position on this is to not take sides. We won’t post arguments from either side, but this is how we feel about it:
We have nothing against child avatars, but we acknowledge the right a grid has to set their own TOS.
We don’t like how the admins of OsGrid are handling the situation, for instance banning accounts with no prior warnings and not allowing any discussions about their decisions. These are not signs of a healthy community. On the other hand, they are only hurting themselves and I really hope they’ll understand that before it’s too late.
Also: We don’t like how OsGrid are handling their official info. It’s not a good idea to use word of mouth.
After stating that, we don’t want to exclude anyone. If you are part of OsGrid, feel free to drop by. If you are part of another grid, please do the same.
We have removed our region Avatarland from OsGrid because of the word of mouth policy OsGrid has about official decisions. If you don’t know the rules how can you be sure that you aren’t breaking any? Our decision of removing our region was taken long before these recent events.
For the time being we are happy to host our own Hypergrid enabled world. We can go wherever we like in the Metaverse and the residents of other worlds can visit Avatarland. Since our world is still under construction we haven’t listed it yet, but it’s already open for visitors.by admin
After playing in Second Life, Inworldz and OSGrid and a few other less active worlds, we decided it was time to get our own sim. In SL and in InWorldz, that costs “Real money”, and anyway, it will never be your own sim.
We had heard about the open simulator project and thought it sounded interesting, but after trying and failing a couple of times, we decided on a compromise. In OSGrid, you can have your own sim for free, as long as you host it on your own computer. That was a little easier. The software had been adapted, slightly, to OSGrid and was easier to work with. Also, the support forum was extremely nice and helpful.
After only a day or two, we had our own sim up and running. It will take quite a lot of work to make it look nice, but it’s already a complete island with avatars and imported objects, that we’ve created in other worlds.by admin