The Bay of Space Pigs. Previously known as the Sea of Omidyar?
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Da Boom was the first sim. The very first. It was named after De Boom Street in San Francisco. Sadly, for such a historic sim, it's also quite cluttered and ugly. I did find a great geographic museum which showed the growth of Second Life over time through a series of maps.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Whenever I see a mountain I just have to climb it. The nicely-landscaped peak in Varney is 129m high. I won't give you a landmark for the summit, you'll have to climb it yourself! While you're here, check out The Vorago, a free-for-all combat area. This is the first combat area I've noticed. There's some nice art in Tradewinds in the sim southwest as well.
Varney is another San Franciscan sim, named for Varney Place.
De Haro seems to be a public camping area - you can even purchase tents and huts from a Linden-owned supply store! De Haro it turns out, is one of the oldest sims in Second Life, opening on 13 May 2003!
The earliest sims were named after streets in San Francisco close to Linden Labs!