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Friday, January 25, 2013


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A shame, that. For the better part of a year, I RPed there as a crazed and monster-haunted bookseller. Try to do *that* in a violence-focused "game."

Sorry to see Armada go. My rent was good too, at "the white ship." I love China Mieville's fiction, and it was fun to RP in a community of fellow China-heads.


Out of curiosity, I went to the sim because I've never heard of it. I'm going to guesstimate that the sim hasn't changed since 2009. Dated textures, dated sculpts, the flames are just old looking, it looked like 2009. Could be a reason?


As a huge Mieville fan I was at Armada once, and only once. I expected spectacular builds and distressed dark textures, a recommended skysetting by the admins, much smoke, an altogether lifely and vibrant community of fellow Chinaheads. Freaks, mutations, sick avies.

Nothing of that was to be found during the half hour I spent rummaging thru the various ships. The whole sim seemed very sterile and I was just bored with nothing to do. Didn't even feel inspired to snap some photos.

I guess this general lack of atmosphere turned away many visitors and in the end is responsible for Armada Breakaway's downfall.

CronoCloud Creeggan

This is the only region in the past few weeks of the sim deathwatch posts that I'd heard of, and visited once or twice.

It's not really my cup of tea, me not being into heavy roleplay but I thought it was interesting.

Personally I think what hurt Armada most is what I call the "consolidation" in the steamlands in the past couple of years.

When times were somewhat better, many steamlanders owned parcels in several steampunk estates, as an example one might own a parcel in Steelhead, Caledon, Babbage, Winterfell AND Armada. But when times get tough people concentrate and downsized their holdings to their favorite region, which usually wasn't Armada.

I'm saddened to see it go.

ZZ Bottom

Roleplying sims make much more sense on open sims grids.
And sim onweers and players already found that!

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