First of all, we would like
to apologise to those people who fell for
our little joke <g> but please remember
that is was just a mere prank and we did not
mean anything by it.
This is what
We set up a turf in VZConnections painted
completely dark and with objects scattered
all over the locale. Next, we changed the
room name to "Find the Secret Passageway"
and ghosted while an anonymous avatar advertised
this in the lobby:
to turf: - - - - - - and find the secret
passageway. If you succeed, you shall find
the secret room filled with rare goodies.
Max: 3 Event Items per avatar.
to enter and immediately got puzzled by what
Avies were frustratingly
clicking around the locale for a good 20 minutes
when they started to lose interest and think
the whole thing was a set-up (derr). So we
knew we had to do something to save it <g>
This time, we
pretended that some people actually found
the secret passageway. We got some assistants
who happened to be in the turf to walk to
any brick in the room. When they faced the
brick, we booted them (simulating what it
looks like to walk through a door). Then the
avatar reappears in the turf with something
very rare in their hands.
With this new reason to keep searching, we
attracted more avatars to keep searching for
the hidden treasure.
2 hours (yes you read correctly) people actually
started to leave so we needed another reason
for them to stay. A greedy avatar that plans
on keeping all the items for himself? Sure,
that will work.
One of our volunteers pretended to try and
remove ppl from the turf by saying that he
wants all the items for himself. The other
avies immediately get angry and call him selfish,
So when our volunteer asks if they give up...
the crowd says "NEVER!"
The prank lasted
a full THREE AND A HALF HOURS.
Eventually, we had to tell everyone the secret
and boot them out <g> Only that some
people wouldnt believe it wasa joke and kept
returning for one last look.
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Now didnt that sound like fun