“What is well done is done soon enough.” — Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas
We’re going to have some kind of poll or voting process very soon to let Residents choose the first set of new roads being built. There will be maps to show the roads in the public wiki. The “Highway Moles” have been working on systems of bridges, roadway, signage, etc. to make these new routes extra nifty!
The Department of Public Works is ready to open Bay City to public inspection pretty soon — probably next week! The connection from the Nova Albion regions is being massaged by skilled Linden Lab engineers even now.
Here’s a picture of the entrance sign:
Bay City currently has 12 Regions with auctionable land (plus some adjacent voids); the city regions each have about 32 – 35 parcels available for the auctions. Parcels vary from about 512 square meters to a bit over 1024 square meters; parcel joining and division will be turned off, “double prims” will be turned on. Linden-owned content varies from 1500 to 1800 prims per Region.
The “combat sandbox” regions (Rausch and its neighbors) have been given a quick re-theming. We want to update them every so often; questions arise such as:
— how often?
— performance vs. beauty?
— rough and rugged terrain with cover, or smooth and simple map?
— flying vs. not?
— always have water?
— committees, submissions and juries, vs. the sudden product of one artist?
— how many people know about the Red and Blue teams, and use them?
— built-in content? Just a couple of flags, or a detailed recreation of Stalingrad circa December 1943?
— autoreturn is now 60 minutes; it’s been suggested that a 5 – 15 minute autoreturn might help with griefing and clutter cleanup
The “Korean channel” of 32 voids has been up for a few weeks, with a burbling volcanic island in its midst. Check out the long stretch of water — about two miles!
We’re reading through the applications for Mole contractors (making content for Linden Lab), including those from the first round. You might be the insectivore for us!