I was so much hoping to have a jubilant I AM BACK post, complete with photos of a brand new build and some fashion shots.
(You can imagine them if you like).
But, you lucky readers you, here is another whiny rant.
I have no idea why (and once again I have changed NOTHING), I appeared to have stopped crashing on Sunday, having sent in a detailed ticket on Saturday.
Optimism reigned. I even changed clothes. I considered cancelling the ticket but thought OK, let's wait and see.
I went up to my building platform and started just pootling around with a build and was SO SO HAPPY.
Then came yesterday.
Logon took forever. Then one of those 'moved into nearby region' messages where people were showing up one after the other.
I was halfway through typing 'is anyone else having login issues' when I crashed.
Checked grid status - nothing.
Logged in crashed logged in crashed logged in crashed (while checking to see if there was a response to my ticket... of course not).
Saw an SL friend on MSN and said 'is Graces down?' Mind, this seemed unlikely because in the brief moments I was logged in, I got a purchase message from Vent du Sud.
Nope. He logged in to his home location, and crashed. Then got to Graces, and crashed.
He is not in the same country but nothing was working for him on his very smart, very fast machine either.
Meanwhile I logged in, found myself in a sort of underwater environment, attempted to TP and... crashed.
And all this while watching connection speeds (fine), frame rates (fine) and fan / heat levels (fine). And after Yet Another Clear Cache.
So I went and cooked a meal and drank perhaps one too many glasses of wine.
Later on in the evening I managed to log in normally. Nothing on the grid status about earlier, but hey, it worked and the fact that all hell seemed to be let loose in the UK and France was not worthy of a message.
I walked around. Went up to my building platform and... all was fine.
But, dammit... I am just so behind that every time I do log and disappear and reappear, I get friends checking up on how it's going (badly), the odd client wondering if I'm still in business (believe me, I'm trying), and a group owner grumbling because I'd forgotten to put the inviter up (justifiably: it's now up).
And then... I was so weary of the whole thing I simply... crashed out. In front of the television. Grouchy and miserable and wondering what else to try, or wondering if by some mystery it will clear up, after well over two weeks now.
I am at the point where I am just so sick and tired of all this I feel like screaming. I have studied every possible reason for the crashes / net failures on SL, meaning hours and hours and hours of reading stuff, trying stuff, and... nothing works.
The worst thing is that I am even finding myself reluctant to log on simply because of the sheer and utter frustration of crashing, Net going down, rinse and repeat.
Bah. I really want my toys back, LL.