Awhile back I mulled the idea of putting together a list of the most beautiful sim groups I’ve discovered in Second Life. It may sound a bit pretentious for me to think that I have the ability to do this, but I have a track record as an explorer and I believe this is a doable project. In fact, I’ve already identified several sim groups that could be placed into my candidates list, and I’m even playing around with a title. Still, the big problem is I have not seen all of the sim groups in SL. So this will be a long term project.
Before I get started in earnest, I am establishing a few guidelines for selecting groups to include in my list: 1) Sim groups must be a minimum of four sims (altho I’ll fudge on this if I discover something truly extraordinary); 2) Sims groups must be open to the public; 3) Sims must be extraordinary and current in their terraforming and construction; 4) Sims can be any theme. 5) Sims may change but not significantly or continually (afterall, the point of the list is to identify places that represent something that has achieved an exceptional state). I may need to refine the list as I go forward.
The reason this topic came up again is while visiting with Dahlia Jayaram yesterday, I was given an LM to a place so exceptional and so extraordinary that it set a new standard of amazement for me. This got my “Wanderin’ Bones” itching and I had a feeling that there were many more places to discover in Second Life. I’ll be creating a blog post about that place later today.
So for now, my candidates list will be called Yordie’s Wonders of Second Life and I’ll start a new Label to collect posts that present my candidates to anyone who may be interested. Also, I’ll add a list box on the right with SLURLs to the candidate locations. I could go back and relabel posts about my initial candidates, but I want to go back to those places and with the point of view of objectively evaluating those regions. Nonetheless, my first two candidates are Junkyard Blues and Hosoi Ichiba. And I expect to add the Celadon region after I finish exploring it.
If any reader has any suggestions for sim groups you’d like me to explore, please either post a comment or send me an email. And stay tuned.