02 April 2011

Nemo Catastrophe

I'm going to say this because Sextan Shepherd is too much of a gentleman to say it. Like lots of people, I was thrilled to hear that Sextan was rebuilding Nemo, his underwater steampunk city, for the Fantasy Faire. With a few subtle tweaks here and there, it's pretty close to the same thing as the original. But ... what's this outside the window? Well, until a couple days ago, just as Sextan finished his build, it was a nice sandy underwater look, perfectly appropriate to the build. But whoever runs this sim for the Fantasy Faire decided to change the ground texture to make it look "more steampunk" from what I understand, with the result that it visually destroys Sextan's entire work. So if you go, you're going to have to hold your nose as you look out the windows. It's absolutely hideous, and it's a shame that the integrity of an artist's creation has been so destroyed without any consideration. Plus, the organizers asked Sextan if he wanted a store to market his creations, and when he said yes he was informed he'd have to pay for it. So: shame on you, Fantasy Faire people, for being so arrogant as to take advantage of a well known SL artist and then to destroy his work by changing the setting after it was completed. My recommendation—don't visit Nemo Revisited if you have any inclination to hold on to your memories of the original build. This is a disaster.

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