On Saturday, I decided to have a “big day” of exploring. I wish I had a better perspective of where this expedition thing is headed, because I might want to approach it with more of a methodology. I mean, if I actually succeed in exploring every sim on every continent then I might want to have some type of — pardon me for returning to my former world of managerial thinking — valuable final product. I might want to have a list of each sim with ratings for such things as theme and creativity, etc. Perhaps I should just continue as I’ve been doing, wandering around observing and enjoying, but a lifetime of goal orientation is hard to unlearn.
Anyway, I tp’d to Ritch and crashed almost at once. After I rebooted, I began the expedition in the SW quadrant and headed further south into Immaculate. This move, deeper south, makes sense when you look at the map and notice that the sim sort of dips into a region surrounded by water, kind of peninsula, kind of. Right away, I encountered the Medieval Crusade castle, a nicely built but empty and solitary structure, and I crashed once again. Rebooting and returning, and travelling south and I noticed more of the Medieval theme. I crashed again, then found a giant M&M eating dragon, and crashed again. At the southern border I turned east and discovered a radio station…. and crashed again. I decided that this sim must be either poorly maintained or otherwise unstable, and I abandoned my exploration of this sim at that point.
I abandoned the day’s exploration, but my curiosity was piqued. I decided to determine whether the problem with crashing was systemic, localized or perhaps an issue with my av itself. I went Sailors Cove, a sim and region I believed to be well maintained and stable, to see if the problem persisted… and I crashed again. On returning to my home in New Key West… I crashed again. So, I left SL around noon with the thought of returning later to see if the problem had been fixed.