Well this sucks: Steelhead City, a cluster of five beautifully designed steampunk-themed sims, are closing at the end of this month, with the owner citing some pretty harsh real life difficulties that make it difficult to support such an expensive sim tier:
It's been a financial burden of over $400/month. I have thought of downsizing but I have been... well been a bit told that if I do that people would leave, people will be upset over it... Like I said, I spend a lot of my own money to keep it maintained. My car is dead and I am looking to purchase a house. It's not an easy choice. Sincerely this is not. But I can't maintain it, my health, my family's health, my finances, and for myself.
This despite the fact that Steelhead tier was helped supported by over two dozen renters:
"I can think of about 30 who were renting one or more lots in Steelhead, homes, businesses, and dance venues," community member Fuzzball Ortega (yes, that's his name) tells me, "And an additional dozen or so regular Friday night visitors during our Friday night dances."
There's some slightly good news to add: "The Citizens of Steelhead City group will remain active, and we'll still be active in Relay for Life of SL. There's more to Steelhead than just the sims," says Ortega.
So be sure to see the sims of Steelhead, Steelhead Boomtown, Steelhead St. Helens, Steelhead Harborside, and Steelhead Nevermoor soon.
Please share this post: