Don’t they see that they are amidst the biggest PR desaster in years? That they, like, totally fuckered it this time? Or are they aware of it? Is that maybe the reason why they are sending out another Premium Gift for the angry premium SLers?
I don’t know what to think of it. Will this gift be strong enough to buy my goodwill and get me on their side again? Or is it just a sucky, unworthy freebie shit, brought to us by the masters of unworthy?
Let’s find out, shall we?
First a look at the too looooong notecard:
Congratulations! You are the proud owner of not one but TWO drivable Glytch Buses!
What is a Glytch Bus? The Glytch Bus is from the new game Tyrah and the Curse of the Magical Glytches. In the game, one of the ways magical creatures known as ‘glytches’ escape from residents attempting to capture them is by casting a spell. One of those spells causes a bus full of glytches to appear and run the player over. Well, this winter, you can drive yourself and up to 6 of your friends across the grid in your very own Glytch Bus!
The Glytch Bus comes in two versions. One is the basic version as seen in the game, and the other is a winter version decked out in holiday style with lights, a pair of antlers and a shiny red nose. Simply drag the one you want onto the ground from your inventory and you are ready to roll!
Driving the Glytch Bus is easy. It has a highly sophisticated one speed gearbox, which means no shifting gears is required! Pressing the M key after you are seated allows you to drive from a first person view. This is handy for looking out the windows at the scenery as you drive by or turning around to make sure your passengers haven’t fallen out as you bump along in vintage transport style.
The directional controls are as follows:
Use the WASD or ←↑↓→ keys to drive.
Use C or [PgDn] to brake.
Use E or [PgUp] to hop over small obstacles.
Things to keep in mind:
-Only the owner of the Glytch Bus may drive the Glytch Bus.
-Passengers should board the Glytch Bus AFTER the driver is seated.
-Boarding the Glytch Bus is done by simply clicking or sitting anywhere on the Glytch Bus.
-Passengers can choose their seat by moving their camera view inside the bus and sitting on the seat they wish to occupy.
-If you drive your Glytch Bus in a manner that it should become inverted or falls over, pressing the C or [PgDn] key will cause it to right itself.
-The Glytch Bus is a 7 Passenger vehicle. Seating more than 7 occupants is not recommended.
-Animations and sit targets are designed for standard sized avatars.
-Motion sickness pills are not included.
For more information on Tyrah and the Curse of the Magical Glytches: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:TCMG
To play Tyrah and the Curse of the Magical Glytches:
Pheeew, so much to read just for driving a bus?
Are they aware that only, dunno, maybe 10 – 12 avies are playing their silly Glytches game and the rest of us is only looking for a partybus, a people mover, for us and our 6 bestest buddies? Guess not. Else they would’ve made something better than this:
I gotta say this is after a long while a rather nice Premium Gift the Lindens came up with. The Glytch Bus looks rather wonky but drives nicely and wouldn’t have had any problems if my passengers wouldn’t have been all alts and hosted on one and the same PC. I guess sharing the load between two machines would’ve been better. Not all four of my fleet tho since that, would just overburden my weak-ish African connection.