UPDATE10/16 : I've also had some help from the community with donations of computer parts and will have a video out by next week, I lowered the goal from $5000 to 2500, since I only really need to get my index and full body tracking back to start working on Mo-Cap and VR dev again! I love you guys, every share and donation means the world. I'm doing everything I can to stay above float financially. <3
My name is Hunter a.k.a. SuuKool and all I’ve ever wanted to do in life was help people through innovation and in the past 2+ years, I’ve met so many wonderful people in the VR and Gaming communities. I’ve been producing music since I was 14, and have been working as a Graphic Designer as well as a Producer / Manager across multiple industries. It pains me to do this but I’m left with no other option. I’m asking all of you, I NEED YOUR HELP.
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On October 3rd. I rented an AirBnb to go have a business meeting with someone I met online by the name of ӃƗȶȶʏӃǞƦȶƐʟ#8392 NOW ӃƗȶȶʏӃǞƦȶƐʟ
#0001 on Discord & “ӃƗȶȶʏӃǞƦȶƐʟ” on VRChat who was making a 3D model in VRChat for me, we were talking about my clothing company https://1337.fashion/ and how he wanted to start something similar so we decided to make a day to meet up and discuss a business partnership.
However, my car's transmission broke down the day before the meeting so he offered to pick me up and take me to the AirBnB. So I loaded up my Laptop, My Computer Tower, My TV, Monitors, My sound equipment, Full Body tracking, Trackstrap Plusses, my hard drives full of data I’ll never get back, 1000$ of dollars of sound packs for music production. My backup drives were also in the backpack I had my Laptop in so there’s no way to even restore my Data if I raise the money for the equipment. On our way there we stopped at Walmart to grab a list of things like snacks and such. Once I was at checkout he disappeared from the store, blocked me, and left with my stuff in his friend's car, I filed a police report but they can’t do much and I don’t have homeowners insurance or my things covered. If you want more information about the police report here is the Roseville Police Department's case #: 2020-60946
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List of Stolen goods:
Dell G7 Laptop - 2000$
Valve Index - 1700$ (Paid for it on eBay due to 10week waiting period)
CyberPower PC - 1700$
GTX 1070 Founders
32GB Ram - Ryzen 3600
TrackStrap + : 150$
Computer Accessories: 500$
Intellectual property: 5000$ worth of programs, files, data, and much more :/
I would be happy just to be back on my feet and able to work on VR projects again, it's my life purpose and passion and without your help I can't do much about it right now!
I don't want this happening to anyone else, and being banned from the gaming and VR community is NOT enough but its a start.
Screenshots of the Discord communication between me and KittyKartel:
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VR & Music is my therapy and my life source. For the past three years, I've undergone a very trying, and difficult evolution into finding a way that this medium could be my source of survival and income. I've worked as a Lyft/DoorDash Driver, saving money and investing my minimal funds into tools that would make it possible to actualize the vision of bringing music to as many people as possible.
The hardest part about this ordeal, not only has COVID-19 shut down my ability to make money in the real world, car breaking down has shut down my main source of income as a Gig Worker, and now I have no equipment possible to do work in the VR or Design space. This is my only hope.
I know that I was made to use VR to create experiences, entertainment, and bring people together. These are not a random assortment of items, these are a very diligent and calculated collection of things I knew that I would need to execute my mission.
Ultimately, I want this chapter of my life to be one of evil being diminished in the face of what makes human beings human: compassion, love, and music. If you are unable to donate financially, please consider sharing this to as many people as possible, or contacting me at DatBoi#1337 on Discord if you have any unused computer parts to build a new tower.
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