UPDATE: Lindens just announcedthat they will be paying part of the USS tier fees the creation of ‘the Blake Sea’ on Linden-owned mainland to the east of Nautilus: “This is the first time that we’ve allowed estates to connect to the Mainland in this way, and it is testimony to both the great community the USS has built up, and our desire to work with Resident groups to improve the Mainland experience in different and innovative ways.” And more: “For all Residents, as well as the USS, this offers unprecedented open water to sail through, hang out in or just explore. There will be islands for viewing the regular USS race events and scripted boats or planes to ferry our intrepid residents safely across the Sea from Nautilus. If you haven’t tried sailing inworld, it might soon be time to give it a whirl!” Isn’t this just ‘bailing out’ one SL community? Never underestimate the powers of the FIC! ;)
Why is the ‘revised openspace’ or the ‘homestead’ not a solution for them? Well, sailing regattas on average have 10 to 20 participating boats, which of course, need to start on the same sim. Add to that the judges and the crowd… . More at ‘Linden Policy Change Threatens SLSailing’ on SLsailing.com. But at least you can use those ‘revised openspaces’ for Second Life Golf, right? ‘We’re not going pay 75USD/month to go back to Linden Trees.’ Yeah, ok, that definitely makes sense! ;)
At the end of his interview (which you should really watch) MarkTwain shares with us this words spoken by Mitch Kapor at SLCC 2006: “You are the pioneers and the founders of this new world, and you have unbelievable great opportunities to put your stamp, to leave a legacy, to create things that will endure and have value. That opportunity to participate in the creation of the new world is a really rare one and I hope you cherish it.” MarkTwain feels cheated, and points out that the 13000 voids are being used for exactly that, participate in the creation of a new world. And that a 67% tier increase is not the best way to show you appreciate that.
Machinima shot by Mr White at the Openspace Protest Sailing Regatta, quite spooky with all those black sails stating ‘You ruin my home. You ruin my business.’
Maybe the RCAF can use a fleet? ,) No, actually, Mr White mentions that OpenSim land was already purchased, and they were looking forward to new possibilities there.