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Is there any kind of group or club for those of us from the UK, or Europe, who despite the move to New Babbage, are suffering steam-lag and still running on GMT, or something close?

I’m not trying to be a Jingo or prejudiced against forengners and your filthy foriegn ways, indeed I’m quite used to your shreiking and arm waving, and the muck you call food…  it’s just that it would be agreeable to flock with birds of a feather and discuss the weather over a pint of warm beer.

Thank you,

P.S. Does anybody know where I can purchace a pot of Vegitable Yeast Extract Paste in New Babbage? I have looked all over and can’t find any, couldn’t get any on my recent trip to Denmark either!

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  1. Lady Chronometria Cogshine Lady Chronometria Cogshine May 28, 2011

    I am uk based, so i sympathise!

    *Offers UK hug*

    • Enoch Harris Enoch Harris May 28, 2011

      Thanks M’Lady, I remembered you were!

      (btw, I sent you a friends request on here a few days ago).

  2. Elina Koskinen Elina Koskinen May 28, 2011

    Dr. Watson (Elilka Sieyes) and myself are from Europe (UK and Finland), but I don’t know if there is a gorup for us…at least I haven’t heard.

    I myself would be interested in meeting people of New Babbage who are not native English speakers :) I feel many times it is taken for granted people are either from the US, UK or Australia.

  3. Vinter Tempest Vinter Tempest May 28, 2011

    As a swedish person based in England I can definitly say that some things around our time would be good also to bring possible more people that havent gotten into the beauty of New Babbage.

    If they could see that we are a mutli cutural and not ONLY US based communite would really help us get more friends!

    And ultimatly more people to New Babbage is not a bad thing now is it?


    P.s I personally HATE Marmite…….D.s 

    • Elina Koskinen Elina Koskinen May 28, 2011

      If they could see that we are a mutli cutural and not ONLY US based communite would really help us get more friends!


      I agree with this :) ^

      But I also understood NB is somewhere around the latitudes of Poland and is a mix of builds in reality and fantasy, so it would be easy to go forward from that already.

  4. Fono Heninga Fono Heninga May 28, 2011

    With regards to Vegetable Yeast Extract Paste, I am afraid I can be of no help. However, might I direct you to young Master Teppic? I believe he has access to convincing substitute of his own manufacture.

    • Vinter Tempest Vinter Tempest May 29, 2011

      Would you be in Europe my dear?


    • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin May 30, 2011

      errrr…. fraid i had to give up making the paste…. last lot ate the tin, stomped the fire out and nipped into the cracks in the Palisade Wall….. Sill, can’t do any harm there, i guess…

      Oh.. there is a party Sat 4th June starting at 2pm sl time, at Wheatstone, so come along and enjoy!

  5. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse May 29, 2011

    At the risk of coming off sounding too sarcastic, have you tried organising events at a UK time? As someone who is on neither North American nor European time I understand perfectly about timezone difficulties. If I organised my events during my evening, I’d be the only one there.

    With the exception of the Breakfast in Babbage events I don’t schedule things for UK evenings because that’s OMG in the morning for me. I know some events are scheduled around midday SLT to cater to both North American and European types. Victor does sometimes (though his sleep patterns are… odd), Mr. Hammer does when he does events.

    But rightly or wrongly, most of the people in Babbage have typists in North America. So it take precedence. Hire a DJ willing to play in Euro-evenings (or who is in Euro-evenings). Start a building comp. Organise a story night. There’s plenty of possiblilities out there.

    If you wait for someone else to do it you may be waiting a while.

  6. Enoch Harris Enoch Harris May 29, 2011

    “At the risk of coming off sounding too sarcastic, have you tried organising events at a UK time?”

    I haven’t tried organizing events for any time as yet. And when I am in NB I tend to be at high altitude. So I don’t bump into as many people as I could.

    I am a man of few words, and chit-chat doesn’t come natural to me. I don’t mind admitting that I find it very difficult to meet people… this might be even more of a problem as I’m in a character who is rather surly.

    I just thought that if I established here on the forum, who is near my time zone, and who I’m likely to bump inot more often, I would know who to make a special effort to say hello to. I’d also know who to read up on, learn character information on so I don’t totally ruin their RP.

    Did I also mention that I’m terrible with names and get people mixed up? Yep, I’m probably the only person in SL who actually writes in the notes section of people’s profiles.

    So, the purpose of this thread wasn’t really to organize a group or event, I just really wanted a show of hands and a quick hello.


    • Edward Pearse Edward Pearse May 29, 2011


      Green dot hunting can be a worthwhile pasttime. Bring up the map and see where there might be a collection of green dots and head over. If there’s RP going on you may want to hang back before jumping in the middle of it, but if there’s people just there having a chat like several of us were this evening then join in.

      The RP argument is as old as Babbage (probably older) so I tend to be “themed” rather than roleplay. That means I will often go from talking about Edward’s fictional background to discussing texturing issues within a sentence or two and without using brackets!

      But you get used to it :-)

  7. Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington May 29, 2011

    Hello Vinter :)

    Timing an event in New Babbage to hit peak UK/EU time is hard.  First thing about a UK/EU timed event is the small window to do it in.  You have between 6pm till 12 midnight to do it (unless its the weekend).  Most of the EU is one or two hours infront so if you decide to start the event at 8pm its already 10pm in some parts of the EU.

    I’ve tried UK timed events, hardly anyone shows up to them, in my eyes hosting an event BEFORE 2pm Second Life Time is difficult.  It might be when the EU and UK are in peak time’s but it doesnt mean to say that the UK/EU folks will show up…

    Im in the UK and ive started hoting my events starting at 3pm or 4pm SLT, its too early in the afternoon for some US folks, but not others.  Its also roughly 11pm GMT so the late nightowls in the UK and EU can attend.

    • Enoch Harris Enoch Harris May 29, 2011


       “It might be when the EU and UK are in peak time’s but it doesnt mean to say that the UK/EU folks will show up…”

      Thats sounds like a good reason that we should get all the EU folks talking to each other and nice and friendlies.

      I think that Vinter has some OOC get-togethers in mind. Some competions, games, and just general fun, maybe one night a week, every week. She’s pretty good at making friends, so if nothing else she will be able to pull in a few folks from outside Babbage, so there is bound to be a nice little cluster of green dots.

      However, at the current time we don’t seem to be able to connect to the internet for long enough to go in to SL.

  8. Lady Chronometria Cogshine Lady Chronometria Cogshine May 30, 2011

    First i would like to thank Victor Mornington for his dance event. When he spoke i was pleasantly surprised to hear an accent that was close to home and that made a real impression on me. Also, he is kindly organising a weekly meet up and music event at a fair time for European residents, which is fantastic.

    I`m not good at organising events, but i can certainly support them, if that means donations or helping publicise. So i suggest we start by ralling round Victor and perhaps Vinter if she is planning an event, and then doing our best to help them, both financially and through time, or just by turning up.

    One thing it is possible to do is to make freebies, if people have building skills. I dont mind giving out some things i`ve made, though my selection to do so is a bit limited. I`m sure there are other things people can do that let their own skills be a benefit to our little community, even if its giving tips or a kind word to the hosts.

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