As I continue my whirlwind expedition to new places out in the vast expanse of the grid (or is it the Grid, like the Earth?), I’m reminded of my expeditions in the past. One thing seems constant, there are rarely any people at these great places. Yes, there are places that always seem to have people, Infohubs or popular clubs like Junkyard Blues, that kind of thing. But in general, if you wander onto the average sim or even an amazing sim, your odds of finding a group of people are slim. And this lack of avs usually has nothing to do with sim policy. Often, I see welcome signs of one form or another.
If you consider that there are over 30,000 sims in SL, and lately on any afternoon (SLT) you are lucky to find 60,000 peeps online, then you start to get a sense of just how few people there are to go around. I’m sure someone with greater intellectual powers than I, has analyzed this issue. But you don’t need to be a genius to see that there are just too few people and too much land. At this point it would be easy to begin a rant about SL’s Lost Years, but that’s not what this post is about, so please don’t shell me with troublesome facts.
I explore because I have some wanderin’ bones somewhere inside me and I enjoy shooting photos. In a way, sometimes my blog is a travelogue about my discoveries. As you know, when I discover some amazing place I can’t stop writing about it or posting photos. What I don’t comment about is, most places don’t have any people. Every once in awhile, I’ll actually meet someone in my travels, like my new friend Sin or Spot. (/me waves to Sin and Spot.) But that is rare, mostly it’s just empty sims or maybe one or two avs in the distance.
This post is about bringing life to those cool places out there in the vast SL universe.
Ok, ok, ok, kkkkkkk. hehe
Here’s my idea, I’m going to continue on my merry way, searching the lands for cool places. When I find a place that beckons exploring or just hanging out, I’ll send out a message to friends to come explore with me (like, I’ll type “ROADTRIP” on a landmark). Obviously, I’m going to have to recruit friends and let them know what my cryptic message means, but even then I think the real challenge finding friends who can break away. So, I’ll just have to learn from experience, but if this does work then I’ll form a group. So, stay tuned.