Getting Back To Norbal
June 14, 2013

One of the things that added to my stress levels over the last while is discovering that my database is corrupted.

Or was. I guess I kinda lost it and wiped the whole thing. Yes, I have past copies of the Station, but I choose to begin from scratch. Take the opportunity to fix some things, make it bigger, better.

I haven't really done anything beyond that until yesterday. Hell, it was the first time rezzed a prim in months. And now I am at something of a loss. I don’t have a clear idea of what I want it to be.

Oh, it will still be loosely sci-fi themed. But beyond that … I don’t know.

So, I am going to set myself some ground work here, some foundations.

It is still using AuroraSim, though there are some problems with that. Mostly due to changes in how it is configured, changes to console commands and a lack of documentation. Excelsior Station will be 8,192m by 8,192m in size. That is the same area as 1,024 OpenSim regions.

It won’t have a Freebie Centre. Instead, those will be incorporated into the Inventory’s Library, or Station Warehouse as I have renamed it. This doesn’t mean that freebies won’t be allowed. They will be. Some space will be set aside at the Welcome Centre for a small building where future residents can place a few, but otherwise, people can provide them at their own locations.

But, beyond that, I am at a bit of a loss. I have a landing spot build, but nothing beyond that. Its a bit daunting the thought of having 1,024 regions to build in. I know its going to be a couple of years to build something I will be happy to share with everyone. I will be moving some of the builds from my previous version to this, but that version is only 16 regions large.

I do have a few goals for Excelsior Station, goals which have not changed. One is purely mercenary. I want it to earn a profit of $1,000 a month. When you consider that I live on $800 a month, such a profit would mean that I can get off this government medical pension and tell them to kiss my ass. I will say that this is not a primary goal. I do live within my means, though with some help from community resources. But achieving this would sure be nice.

I want to feature people’s builds. Their large ones. Buildings. Ships, both wet and space. Installations. Factories. Anything and everything I can put my hands on. Roleplay, of course, including ship-to-ship combat. Driving, sailing, flying. Music and entertainment.

Come to think of it, I can wrap all that into one goal. To build a city. Not one that is only a setting or backdrop, but a place where people live. That is the primary goal. A place where people live.

As I said, I am at a bit of a loss. I know I will get it built, its just a matter of having the ideas begin. And I am also inviting all of you to join me on this. I know, you can’t login as Excelsior Station is not yet online. But if you have things you would like to see included, please let me know. Point me to where you have things for download. Comment here, tweet me, post on G+ with ideas. Give me links to pictures and drawings of things that would be cool to include.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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