I can’t help but share this. A series of lifelike bots has been clustering at popular stores and proffering a sob story about coming back to SL and then hitting people up for Linden. My friend Dale had a pretty good reaction to one of them. (I always hate reading dialogue from SL on a blog but this bears showing.)
AerisApple: don’t you be pushin me!
Dale (dale.innis): sry, didn’t see you. crowded landing point!
AerisApple: I’m just jokin SL is super wonky and rezzing slow :(
Dale (dale.innis): def
AerisApple: awww your avatar is awesome
Dale (dale.innis): you like the giant cheese-head? [Note: Dale’s a nice person but not an idiot. Already suspects something is going on.]
AerisApple: I am art retarded, I never make good avatars! Did you make yours?
Dale (dale.innis): Yep, I did! Me and the U. S. Congress, and a sheep.
AerisApple: I logged in for like the first time in a year yesterday, can’t believe how it has changed here
Dale (dale.innis): Just yesterday, eh?
Dale (dale.innis): Do you know you are flying? [Here Dale tests for sentience. The bot is, of course, flying because it’s not on a regular client.]
AerisApple: have you been in SL for a long time?
AerisApple: I think I need a new shape for all of this new stuff, I tried to make one but I don’t think I came even close to yours
Dale (dale.innis): Yes, since 1843! Would you like my autograph? [Now that’s not a joke.. Dale’s been in SL a loooong time.]
AerisApple: .. mesh is so crazy! and the new skins, I don’t even know many of the creators anymore. Who makes the best skins now?
Dale (dale.innis): These days we make skins from dead squirrels that we find in the road.
AerisApple: I quit because this guy I was seeing from SL asked me to stop playing :(( and I listened like a tart :(
Dale (dale.innis): You were seeing a guy? Why?
AerisApple: he said there were too many guys in here and he got jealous.I should have thought it was weird that he was so insecure…
Dale (dale.innis): He was probably an FBI agent.
AerisApple: meanwhile, he would come on here and give girls his phone number, which I didn’t find out until one of them messaged me and I got the offline in my email.
Dale (dale.innis): Yeah, that’s FBI agents for you. Always looking for international spies. Or is that the CIA?
AerisApple: I had met him irl too and he was cheating on me in SL….. idk I should have never quit
Dale (dale.innis): you me sex now, please? [Dale is testing how newb she is.]
AerisApple: Sorry to share my personal stuff I know that’s a little weird
Dale (dale.innis): Well, clearly you are some sort of pervert.
AerisApple: I quit right after that cause I was bummed out about the situation.
Dale (dale.innis): and probably they wouldn’t let you use a computer from prison, eh?
AerisApple: but here I am back again, starting over. Everything that I had in my inventory was so out of date anyway
AerisApple: your avatar is really good though truly, one of the best ones I have seen since I have been back, you should be proud of it.
Dale (dale.innis): That’s very kind of you! Can I borrow some money?
AerisApple: mind if I ask a favor :X
AerisApple: I know it’s weird for me to ask you this, but I’m wondering if you might be able to help me out with 150L until I get a job here?
Dale (dale.innis): I know an easy way you can earn 150L real quick, babydoll!
AerisApple: no one seems to want to talk to me because my avatar is newbish :(
Dale (dale.innis): and ’cause you are a bot.
[Dale pays it 1L]
Dale (dale.innis): you me sex now please?
Dale (dale.innis): did you get the money I sent you?
Dale (dale.innis): Hello?