Well, it’s a quiet evening in our beloved city and I still think about some things of the townhall meeting yesterday.
There’s a trend in Second Life that changes much. Many shop owners move their business to the market place and close their inworld shops. The situation hits some places hard that live from the shop rent (some clubs for example or malls) but you can see this in babbage too.
While this is a hard thing for clubs and malls, it doesn’t need to be a bad thing for babbage.
Babbage is much more than a shopping place, it’s a place to live in, to get a great community, to make roleplay, to learn, to survive adventures and to have fun.
So the two big questions are, how can we get more people to babbage and how can we make them stay?
I still remember the time, when Loki’s adventure was running and there were many peole in the town.
So I think more activity in the city would make people to visit us more often and integrate in city events and maybe rent a room in a hotel or buy some land for their own home.
So what is the state of the militia reform? I like the idea of the new officer position, it could really help to increase action in town. But I see no officers in the groups, is really no one interested in this?I think someone just need to do the first step.
What about a police unit? No, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want some sheriffs that make shootings in the streets or ban other people. I would love to see the old english bobbies walking through the streets, armed with nothing more than a club and a whistle, saying Hello to the people they meet, chasing some naughty urchins or become victims of the jokes of the urchins. They could also find victims of crime and call Holmes and Watson for help for example. This bobbies should also have some notecards and landmarks to help tourists in our city. This police unit can be an independent unit, but maybe it can be new job of the militia?
Events are an important part of our community. I think many people in our town have an idea for an event like a party or a contest or a race, but they are too shy or don’t know how to put it on the new babbage page or need some ideas how to organize it. We are a great and strong community, so maybe some people can enlist to help others organizing an event?
I think there are many more ideas, that could help our city, so don’t be shy and write them!