Friday, March 16, 2012
Written 15 March, 2012
Abbott's Aerodrome is on the Way Out
The other day I took myself to Salazar Jack's seaside village near the Forest of Kahruvel to get some photos for a blogpost. Afterward I flew to the adjacent sim to visit Abbott's Aerodrome, one of Second Life's legendary builds (it dates from 2004). Abbott's is where one went to buy parachutes airplanes, and lighter-than air craft. There were helipads and skydiving platforms on side, and, on the ground, a runway for aircraft.
I say went, because although the structure was still there, the merchandise was gone. Abbott's was eerily empty.
The airport was virtually empty as well.
I checked the Second Life Marketplace and some of Cubey Terra's builds were for sale, but only a fraction of his inventory was represented.
I hung around for a while talking about old times with a couple of other other ca 2006 avatars, but we only succeeded in making ourselves depressed.
It's sad to see another great old Second Life feature about to (presumably) disappear.
Posted by Cheyenne Palisades at 11:42 PM