Friday, July 24, 2009
Beek Haven is Gone
Today I have been reminded of how temporary things can be in SL. I wanted to check the Speculaas' shop so I tp'ed to Beek Haven. Upon arrival I found myself in a Hobo area. I tried again and it was the same. I searched the map and there was no Beek Haven. Wondering what had happened, I IM'ed Dutch Hoorenbeeck and I asked him what happened. He kindly replied immediately, even if he was not in world, and explained that the region was sold, cleared and moved to a different position on the grid.
This is a sad moment. Beek Haven was one of the major pirate areas in SL, a place where one could have a lot of fun roleplaying and fighting naval battles and it was greatly designed.
I did not spend a lot of time there but when I went it was always great. I had many times considered to get a docking space for one of my tall ships and now I am sorry I never did. Dutch created a lovely region and I took some great pictures there. At Beek Haven I learned to sail ships bigger and more difficult to drive, than the tako and went into my first naval battle.
I am going to miss this wonderful region.