Anyone who has ever ‘owned’ land in Second Life has probably experienced a terraforming accident at some time or another. You know how it is. You want to raise or lower your land, do something clumsy, and find yourself either living on a very tall mountain, or at the bottom of the sea.
This morning it happened to me. The entire sim went under water.
And I have no idea why.
I would love to show you some pictures of Furillen-under-the-sea, but I was too busy panicking to worry about taking pictures.
With the help of my good friend Dooozy, it took around an hour to get the land looking as it should. However, because I am on a less than fast connection and experiencing lag, I can’t fine tune the land until the weekend. So if you see things floating, or see water where it shouldn’t be, please let me know as gently as you can …
And yes, I do realise that I can ask Linden Labs to do a roll back. But we all know what that would mean.
I got into this mess because I was removing the last remnants of Furillen’s ferry terminal. Yes. The ship has gone, along with the intriguing – and slightly spooky – terminal building.
There have been some wonderful pictures of this part of the sim. But it was never a permanent fixture. As I explained in a previous blog post, I put the boat there because I won it in a hunt, and liked it.
The Ferris Wheel will go too, in due course, as will the hot air balloon.
As I’ve said many times, I don’t think a sim should be set in stone, frozen in time. Furillen has changed as its visitors change, as the seasons change, and as I change.
On this particular occasion, the boat has gone because it will be replaced by Bar Cafe Fabriken.
And so begins another chapter in the life of a sim that has never stopped surprising me. Like much else that has happened at Furillen, this is a collaborative effort, and I have no idea where it will lead … or whether the place will get hit by another flash flood.