Wednesday, October 15, 2008

When things go from bad to worse...

Don't you hate it when you know you've got a limited time left at a place and then you've got to move? Well, dear reader, as I posted below a day ago, Parkade is moving because the sim it's on is being sold, or at least the owner is attempting to sell it. Now, it was all set as one huge parcel, but since Parkade moved there, we separated it into it's own little parcel for TP purposes and to prevent audio bleed. The parcel owners were the same, so prims were shared etc. Well, since the news that everyone is bailing from the sim and that it's up for sale, the landowner has reallocated the main parcel.

I'd imagine you can see where this is going...?

Well, as there wasn't enough group land to support Parkade, most of it was returned to me, for the second time in a week. I arranged a sim rollback last time, but I really am fighting a losing battle this time as it seems that despite me paying rent on my parcel, the landowner doesn't seem to have a grasp on how parcels, prim allocations and stuff works. I simply removed what was left of the club and vented my anger at her for her actions.

So, this is spurring me on to get everything sorted for the re-opening, however work won't be continuing until the weekend at the earliest. Should be enough time to get it all sorted for BootieSL though, hopefully. It does mean that Saturday's rave has been cancelled for the moment, but I will organise something once the club is back up and running again.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm at it again...

Yup, I am moving Parkade (again). It seems that since Pontiac left SL back in December 2007, I've had a bit of a rocky ride with the place and it's location. First, it had a home at the Motorability Island complex, but due to me leaving there, I took the club with me. So, I then set up on Kara Zor Isle, but now thats all going tilt, due to the major landowner there not being able to afford the place. Fukmi's already moved her flagship store to the Third Life area and Luscious Latex is also moving all of their stuff out too. So, even though I'm paid up until the end of the month, I've had to sort out a contingency plan. ...and I have ;)

I'm not going to say what I'm doing at the moment, but it is definitely happening and also will provide some much needed security for the club. There will be a few changes to one or two aspects of the Parkade build, however the now trademark club building itself is not being changed one little bit. It's iconic and you don't mess with that sort of stuff.

On the subject of Motorability Island, I also learned that it has been broken up, with 3 sims being bought by one of the old Pontiac Motorati Island tenants and only one United Spinal Association sim remains. Frankly, I'm not surprised as the place has never even broken even since day one. I know it was never designed to make a profit, it was always a charity complex, but the aim was to make money from land rentals, so that the sims could be self sufficient, but sadly it was way off and although it's a shame to see the majority of the sims either close or pass hands, it's nice that one United Spinal sim remains.

Anyway, I'm hoping that I'll be up and running with the latest incarnation of Parkade pretty soon. Theres still a bit of work to be done, like a whole new area to build, oh and other new stuff and some more bits to drop from the inventory, but it won't take too long hopefully, so I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe I can have it open for the second BootieSL of the month. I'm also hoping that I can at least keep the club in it's current location long enough to open the new one, before the sim is pulled out from under me.

Oh and we're having an underground rave on Kara Zor Isle this weekend ;) Starts at 4pm PDT.