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365 days of SL, day 101

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Jun. 23rd, 2012 | 01:02 pm

365 days of SL, day 101:

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Also known as the hangover edition... no, actually, it wasn't that bad. :) We visited a fairly large estate comprised of 70 sims, known as the Costa Rica estate; the sims we went through at least were more or less entirely empty, though — who can afford to pay for 70 sims and then leave them empty? We joked that it must be the state of Costa Rica; it's probably called Costa RICA for a reason. ;) (Although with LL's sim rental fees, it'll be Costa Pobre soon.)

In reality, it seems that it's actually a commercial estate, and the sims we encountered presumably just aren't developed yet. Which isn't to say there's absolutely nothing on them; we did arrive at the above waterfall, which was really nice and impressive, not to mention big.

In fact, it was bigger than the above screenshot makes it seem, so have another one:

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You can see our little group there if you look closely. :) Because it's a spontaneous shot, it doesn't have light/shadows enabled (that usually drags down my framerate too much), though, so it's not quite as pretty.

We did go exploring afterwards, too, and crossed about three or four sims in total, but they all looked like this:

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Grass, trees, and a road running down the middle. Maybe I'll continue exploring today; surely there must come a point where you'll see more than this. o/~ We're on a road to nowhere... o/~

Location: Vara Blanca (110, 144, 21)

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from: porsupah
date: Jun. 23rd, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)

Coo! That does look like a venue worth visiting. And there are seventy in the estate? Egad! I've known of tourism-related sims before, but never on this sort of scale. Get people to adopt a tiny av on entry, and you could probably map the entire region on that many. =:)

I presume the water's just the usual textured stuff? Ah, how I'd love to see real, flowing water in SL, so you could have something like a fountain on a small hill, and have the water guided away in sculpted channels. ^_^

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from: schnee
date: Jun. 23rd, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)

Yeah, if I didn't miscount, there's indeed seventy. :) I was surprised, too; I've never seen any estate this size.

It's not actually tourism-related, though, as far as I know. :) The whole thing about Costa Rica was just a joke — most likely it's a commercial estate that merely happens to be named after Costa Rica.

But yeah, I think it's just textures, not actual flowy water. Does SL even support that?

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