So I decided to return to the faux Baker’s Island, as I’m calling it in part, to investigate the grounds further. My recent research of this particular sim via google search highlighted its special nature. Although, again, I won’t go into detail here or specifics, save to say that it really does seem to be the closest thing SL has to the forest of Baker’s Island, albeit only a small fraction thereof. As I also said before, it’d take 32 of these “empty” sims to cover Baker’s Island. Let me add that up. Even subtracting any upfront costs, like you would have w/ regular SL islands, that’s still $9400 of land fees every month ($295 per sim). Bet humble Bill Baker, RL owner of Baker’s I./Henry I., doesn’t pay that much a month on his low interest loan used to buy his island! Back to the investigation.
Found these 3 translucent cubes in the south-center of the sim, and couldn’t resist the temptation to sit on ’em. Creator’s name is Torley Linden of SL video tutorial fame. So that didn’t seem so mysterious since this is Gov. Linden land after all.
Here’s something I ran into early on in my investigation of this sim but had a hard time re-finding, perhaps because of all the trees surrounding it. We’ll say that anyway. Eventually I did spot it again several days later (or several hrs. later, SL time), and discovered it to be the creation of another Linden, Ben this time, who claimed it to be a tree planter, 1.1 version. But all of the trees of this forest seem to be the spawn of yet another Linden, Eric this time, who I later learned had long left Linden Labs but remains famous inworld for his many notable creations thoughout the metaverse, including terrain and landscape work. Again, this didn’t seem very mysterious, but I still wasn’t sure.
He ho, what’s this? Two pieces of vegetation that weren’t trees — the first I had found of this kind. I quickly scanned for creator/s, and found both to be the product of a non-Linden simply called “Chance”, with the objects titled “Pointy Bush, High” and “Pointy Bush, Low.”
Here was my next lead!