Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Caledon Project, Day 7: Caledon Cavendish

Journal Entry, Day 7, Caledon Cavendish
Caledon Cavendish is owned by Her Grace Eleanor Anderton. There is a very lovely manor home and stable. I believe I might start categorizing some of these duchies as truly "private estate" duchies--not much to see there and not necessarily "public-friendly" places. No different than a large estate on Caledon's "regular" sims, but with it being a duchy...what do you do? For instance, there is a beautiful quiet spot there...but is the public able to sit there? As I mentioned in my last journal entry, these are the kinds of questions I've been wrestling with so far. If anything, I believe that the AV limits on these sims have severely limited the public's ability to interact on these sims as the owners are unable to hold large-scale events as they were able to in the past. Lots to think about...

4 comments:

Rhianon Jameson said...

As respectful as I try to be of an individual's privacy, I can't see a duchy in Caledon as being truly private. Private sims elsewhere are different, because there is generally no greater community that the sim is part of. But I don't see the point of a part of Caledon that is not accessible.

Again, I don't mean a private residence, and I don't mean that one can't or shouldn't have a private gathering (particularly in a world with binding limits on the number of people that can occupy an openspace sim at any time), and I certainly understand the feeling that one sometimes gets on duchies of invading someone's backyard...but that feeling goes away quickly. :)

Eladrienne Laval said...

I know that you explore as I do, and I absolutely agree. To me, there is no way that the duchies can be truly private estates in the normal SL sim sense of the word. As I am sure that you have found out just from a recent wandering of your own, as an explorer you often feel like "Am I alright here?" and some folks do not think so.

Duchies, however, have to be open to all in the community by default. I think a lot of that "invasion" feeling often has to do with what is there. A duchy with a public offering such as a castle ruin has a very different feel from a duchy that is all a manor home. But you're right, it's a feeling that goes away.

Michael L. Foley said...

I thought Des was opposed to people having their lots set as private.

Eladrienne Laval said...

Hello there Puck. Lots are not set as private. My commentary is on how some duchies feel like private estates and how one can feel almost a bit intrusive being there despite its being a part of the Caledon community.