Second Life Destination Guide, monitored and managed by the good folks at Linden Labs. The Destination Guide is helpfully divided into a large number of different categories, depending on what you might think is fun. Almost at random, I selected "Castles & Ruins" and, from the nine entries there, picked Enscharys. (Here's the SLURL.) I picked it because the description sounds a bit intriguing:
This white castle stretches far above the clouds and towers over an elaborate landscape. Can you unlock the clues to discover an ancient elven secret?
Sounded to me like that might be some sort of game. I like what they used to call "adventure games", so ... off to Enscharys. Well, I arrived and -- it's certainly pretty, but for the life of me I can't figure out if this is indeed a game at all, let alone how to play or even get the slightest clue of what might be going on. Whatever that "ancient elven secret" is, it's still a secret as far as I'm concerned.
to go further than Enscharys to find the correct furniture; sort of a mixture of Art Nouveau and ... well, there's no such thing as "elven", but we have good reference material in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, etc. It might not be obvious, mind you. If you were plunked in there and asked to identify the architectural and decorative style, I think
Now, when I was considering this as a potential adventure game -- well, the way you play traditional adventure games is, when you enter a room, you run your cursor over everything in sight and if you get the idea that there is something here
subsequent rooms, and soon gave up. There were two reasons. One is that I didn't find a single thing that I could push, take, or open; the other is that every single piece of furniture, every
I will be honest and say I had a mixture of disappointment and understanding about this. I was disappointed because although I hadn't actually been promised
However -- as you can see from the pictures -- this really is a scenic beauty spot. Every location is a great place to
There are definitely some good photo
I have to say that most of the disappointment I felt here was my own fault, but this was a learning experience and I have definitely learned something. Primarily, the information you get from
I hope you like the rest of the pictures. The ground level of the sim also contains a few buildings from other design schools, Japanese/Chinese historical