Adjective: Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority.
I just read the following on NWN, about Rod and Hamlet hanging out together in Real Life (as real mates?), where…”we talked about many things, such as the future of virtual worlds (which he wants to discuss in another interview) and the recalcitrance of SL’s existing userbase to change.”
Now, if this isn’t the Phrase to Launch a Thousand Blogs, then I don’t know what is….
I had not thought of myself as recalcitrant, in fact I wouldn’t think that anyone who is competent enough to establish a life in virtual worlds, to create, shop, deal with the Boys, have price changes, changing ToS and other obstacles thrown at them on a near weekly basis, could really be called recalcitrant to change.
It would be interesting to get a list of changes that he, either Hamlet (who obviously agrees) or Rodvik, think we have resisted in an irrational or obstinate manner….
a)…. does he mean Viewer 2, the worst designed viewer to hit SL in the last 6 years?
b) the increase in tier for Non Profits?
c) taking away voting rights on JIRAs?
d) the confusion arising from people now having two names online instead of one..?
e) the astounding RedZone?
or does he mean that we objected to the Boys breaking Search and Marketplace?
I suggested in Hamlets comments that this is a psychological flaw, namely the pot calling the kettle black, or, to be accurate, projection. Projection is the habit of blaming your short comings on the Other. Let’s look, for example, at the Lab….
Megas…. the attitude of the Lab towards megas hasn’t changed… ever. Every other grid that now opens has megas. Resisting change even if it costs them…. and the same applies to all the tools I have previously discussed on these pages.
Avatars per sim, sim crossings, the alpha bug, well, as we know the list goes on and on of things they refuse to change in spite of the vocal citizens wanting this sort of improvement.
They have seen what other grids are offering but have not thought to change to stay competitive…
Who is recalcitrant?
Well all those that get their butts in gear and buzz off to other grids certainly aren’t resisting change …. and, Rod, you might find that we are more capable of change than you ever feared if that really is your opinion and not one of Hamlets out-of-touch comments.