Raiden Gold CasinoJanuary 23, 2007
Onder Skall reports from Raiden Gold Casino, Raiden Gold (165, 93, 29)
I had a big scare the other day: I had too much L$! We all go through this now and again, but usually we can count on Tier fees to bring us back to a happy state of bankruptcy. Unfortunately that wasn’t going to cover it and I was going to end up with a spare few hundred L$. What was I going to do?
Now, I could just go and buy some stuff from native builders or designers and then delete the items from my inventory and my troubles would be over. Unfortunately I would then be burdening these innocent people with spare L$ of their own and the cycle would just continue. No, if I really was going to obliterate this cash completely, I had to find a pit of despair from which no L$ would ever return.
A quick search of the Classifieds later and I had my answer. Raiden Gold Casino was dumping hundreds of thousands of L$ every single month into advertising. You couldn’t avoid their ads even if you tried (believe me, I’ve tried…). They must be a L$ eating machine. Perfect!
When I arrived at the casino I knew right away I was in the right place. I think we’re all tired of stumbling across brilliantly intricate and gorgeous builds. Thank goodness we have none of that nonsense here. The exterior was completely devoid of any artistic touch. Factories have more character. Its bland facade screamed: “shut up and get in here so we can take your money.” My God, they were efficient!
It gets better…
Upon entering I was comforted once again that they really had their priorities straight. They used ugly carpet designs in order to avoid burdening any designer with too much unwanted L$, and didn’t even bother with a roof from which they may have been tempted to hang a decorative item. Even the games were the same ones we’ve all seen in every casino on the planet, thus assuring us that the odds were against us and that we would lose our money in due time.
Oddly, the one Roulette table was acting up. While it was still paying out to the poor, unfortunate souls that occasionally “won” at it, it wasn’t reporting anything in chat. Looking around for a staff member to report this to revealed yet another point of brilliance in the Raiden Gold design: there was no staff on hand! Hiring staff would have meant more SL residents stuck with unwanted L$ for “working” in this wonderland. Well done Raiden Gold Casino!
I tied my business up quickly at the Blackjack tables by fast-clicking on “Hit” over and over, and then tried to think of how I could pay the casino back for providing such a crucial service to the community. I wanted to thank the owner, JK Warrior, but he turned me down for an interview. I understand that of course, as he must have been busy finding brilliant ways to make all of the L$ he was gathering vanish. Disturbing him was a terrible faux pas on my part, but what can I say: my adoration got the better of me.
Next time you have a few spare L$, please don’t force them on some poor unsuspecting newbie. Don’t go buying things from independent designers who exist purely for art and could care less about your stupid money. Don’t donate it, or invest it, or make any silly moves like “creating something” with it. Bring it to Raiden Gold, and flush it down the toilet. The pain will be over before you know it.
Either that or just give it to me. I’m good like that.