The following is a public service announcement, brought to you by the Dio Kuhr Department of Useful Things and Stuff You Should Know.
Please study the image below:
Have you studied the illustration?
Does anyone in the illustration remind you of YOU?
If so, then please continue reading.
I have been asked by content makers in Second Life to convey this useful bit of knowledge:
If you are someone who does roleplaying in Second Life -- oh, say, someone like The Royal Personage of Great Self-appointed Hoohah-ness and Mighty Bling, or maybe the evil Herr Oberslchonger von Grossestuckuppenderarsche -- when you contact a vendor or content-maker to discuss a customer service issue, do not...repeat, DO NOT try to stay "in character" while doing so.
What will happen is that the vendor or content maker will get very, very irritated with you (see above illustration, again). They may not actually slap you, but they will want to do so very, very much. And that which we do in our hearts, we have done in reality, yes?
Furthermore, (and this is just a hunch), you may also find that you get better customer service if you DO NOT try to stay in character while seeking to sort out whatever the problem is with whatever you bought from them.
Yes, yes...we know you are a person of Power and Influence within a certain make-believe context. Yet there obviously are vendors and content makers who don't give a rat's left testicle that you are a person of Power and Influence within that certain make-believe context.
Does this lead you to conclude that said vendors and content makers are mean people?
Well, yes...more than likely, they are. But many of them got mean because of having to deal with mud-eating knuckledraggers like you.
So it all kind of evens out, doesn't it?
Look...just do us all a big favor and simply talk to the vendor like a normal person when you want to let them know that the screaming snake-hair multi-color fatpack you bought from them didn't get delivered.
TRUST ME...THINGS WILL WORK OUT MUCH BETTER.
Thanks for listening...
...and have a nice fucking day.