Wednesday, February 10, 2016

History Of The Secondlife Troll Video (From Esteban Winsmore To DanielFromSL)

By "troll video" I mean, specifically videos of Secondlife Residents reacting (or over-reacting) to someone intentionally trying to get a reaction out of them.

Notable Exception
(The Beginning 2008)
Man Vs Secondlife
Sean Krueger Uploaded on Dec 3, 2008

Technically not a "troll video", I include this because it was the first Secondlife comedy video uploaded to Youtube

Esteban Winsmore
Esteban Winsmore began trolling secondlife in 2009 as charliezzz.

Second Life: Chargglez Strikes FROM THE OCEAN
charliezzz Uploaded on May 3, 2009

Charliezzz originally used a ghetto voice but soon invented the nondescript asian character known as Esteban Winsmore Character

Second Life: The Story of Esteban Winsmore (Episode One)
charliezzz Uploaded on Jul 14, 2010

Appearances Outside Of Secondlife Or Youube: Charliezzz Esteban Winsmore Character became so popular he even earned his own Know Your Meme Page and appeared on Comedy Central

General Minus
 (2011) Subscribers 82,161
The first youtuber to imitate the success of Esteban Winsmore was GeneralMinus (who already had a successful youtube channel).

Second Life Griefing - EXTREME ANGRY RAGER!!! Hilarious Trolling
GeneralMinus  Uploaded on Oct 26, 2011

Nimh on this video developed a following of his own and even earned a page on KnowYourMeme

(2011) Subscribers 754
Soon to emulate the popularity of GeneralMinus was Harrison Digfoot with his Russel Coba Show Videos.  Started as a "troll channel" the Russell Coba show soon became a vehicle for Harrison to grasp at revenge on the many people who made fun of him.

Russell Coba in his element
tHE RUSSELL COBA SHOW  Uploaded on Oct 31, 2011

 (2011)  Subscribers: 225,308
Combining the ideas of the Esteban Winsmore show with the idea of Ralph Pootawn (not invented by Britbongreturns), Vinesauce made their own videos introducing Ralph Bluetawn

[Vinesauce] Vinny - Second Life Alpha Guy(with Dre4m Goodfellow)
Exinthevatican: Vinesauce Joel Published on Oct 15, 2011

(2013) Subscribers 473
How To Play Second Life Basics: Part 1 Making Friends
Cyberdaddy Published on Nov 3, 2013

(2013) Subscribers 36,377
Wanting to copy the success of Esteban Winsmore, Britbongreturns started making videos using the same formula.  Also the first time Britbong tried to claim he was Ralph Pootawn (first seen in 2010)

Second life: Swashbuckling Adventures (Trolling)
BritbongReturns Published on Nov 28, 2013

Oliver Sargent
(2014) Subscribers 1,461
SecondLife | FAK OAFF
Oliver Sargent Published on Mar 3, 2014

(2014) Subscribers 6,202
Second Life: Ted Life "Horse Auction"
Scandinavian Prince Published on Aug 4, 2014

When Britbongreturns was banned from twitch, he initially blamed Ted but later retracted it when TheZombiUnicorn admitted she was responsible for getting Britbongreturns banned for harassing her.

(2014) Subscribers 93
Beast Lions Published on May 9, 2014

(2014) Subscribers 63,086
Virtual purchasings
DanielFromSL  Published on Nov 8, 2014

Of the youtubers who got their start in Secondlife, DanielfromSL has (by far) the most subcribers and the highest views-per-video rate.  As Daniel's success on youtube and twitch grew, Britbongreturns and some of his friends (pixskull) and craufo mostly) began a campagin of harrasment which Daniels seems fairly amused by.

Trouble by the waterside
Daniel's Most Popular Secondlife Video Yet

Top Performers
Technically not a Secondlife video, Daniel's BowMaster Video was the first video by a Secondlife youtuber to earn over a million views (not including "Why I'm Afraid Of Furries" by Ninetales666 which was removed from Youtube when Ninetales was banned for making vomit videos.  Before being removed "Why I'm Afraid of Furries" had over 3 million views making it the most successful Youtube Video by a Secondlife user ever.

BowMaster Daniels
The Most Successful Video By A Secondlife Youtuber

2009 Esteban Winsmore Subscribers Unknown
2011 General Minus  Subscribers 82,161
2011 tHE RUSSELL COBA SHOW   Subscribers 754
2011 Vinesauce    Subscribers: 225,308
2013 BritbongReturns Subscribers 36,377
2014 Oliver Sargent  Subscribers 1,461
2014 6Ted9 (2014) Subscribers 6,202
2014 DanielfromSL  Subscribers 63,086


  1. Missing the game changing Cyberdaddy, who's videos are true art and non just mean spirited like Britbong and 6Ted9. They have heart.


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