|Kelsea tries to help rescue me from the originally poorly designed CC Key|
(UPDATED- ~CC~ MAKING HUGE CHANGES- READ REPLIES AFTER)
For those who may read this, that are not clockwork persons, you should know- there are many kinds of key, and each has a specific place and purpose.
Some keys don't even turn! But they look pretty, jeweled or shiny, and in places that forbid scripts, they are good choices. Some turn but have no other functions; In crowds, clubs or teaching classrooms, these are great; low ARC, ( doen't help make Lag), no sudden surprises as someone winds you, decides to shut you down, and no spamming updates- "Wendy-Doll has 5 minutes before she winds down", or more intimate phrases that some possess.
Of course the fun ones emote, have sounds and animations, particles, rezz other items, and offer the restraints and disabilities and disadvantages that us clockworks live with daily.
HOWEVER, in the end, they are worn by us, not those that play with us- not our owners, not dollmakers, etc. Us. We have to put them on, make sure they sit right, reset the scripts when we badly cross sims or enter a no script zone, etc. That's why, though it may be fun or "realistic" to make a key that forbids dolls to touch or affect the key, it is just freaky silly to make one that does not have it as an option.
Let us decide.
Case in point is the CC Key, which not only was made to start with 0 minutes, it starts in "untouchable" mode! This means the moment you put it on, you flop over, out of time. You also are unable to wind yourself, and neither can anyone else! If this item automatically locked onto you upon wear, it would qualify as a griefing item and we could get it removed from Second Life. Since it doesn't, and it is worn on the spine slot, simply wearing your pearl necklace or whatever attaches there, will replace it and free you.
This item is in MY inventory, not some domme or owner who can just plunge it into my spinning thoracic gearbox package whenever they wish- and remove it and fix issues with it, etc. So guess where all those Lindens (dollars) went? FLUSHHH!!!
Please understand, I love being what I am, and am not saying there should be no disadvantages or restrictions / restraints on us clockworks, it's part of being a doll. What I am saying to designers is, design your items with the purchaser in mind- give us the option to turn on and off self winding, sound, emoting, let us be able to change its color or texture- beds have 500 different textures of comforter, keys have 1? And lastly, PLEASE dollmakers, most Lolita and doll outfits have cute bows and skirts and such that attach to the spine, chest, pelvis, stomach slots. not to mention Sensations and Xcite bodyparts. If I have to choose between your key, or my new 800$ Linden dress and some other key that comes ready to attach to all those slots plus left and right pec,,, see my point? I know Lustbaby and Mecha, Rygel Ryba and A.I Tech already have pec attaching keys, AND they come with 30 minutes of wind, in the "touchable" position. I hope this helps my coin and key operated brothers and sisters to become more informed, so we can live fuller lives, making people happy!