Monday, September 15, 2008

Starting Point

Something a bit different than our usual posts! My friend Tymmerie and her husband Jerremy have built a beginners dorm so that new SL players can have a place to live! So if you are under 90 days old, or if you know someone that is, and looking for a place then Starting Point is for you!

Here have a look at the notecard she sent me for rules and details:

The Starting Point New Resident Dormitory is a free living space for residents under 90 days old. 

Residents can live in their own private room for up to 8 weeks rent free.  There are ten rooms, each furnished with a bed, pose stand, couch and chairs. Each resident may use up to 50 prims to personalize their space. 

Please note that Starting Point is owned by private citizens and is not connected to Linden Labs.  We pay the tier for this land.  Additionally, members of the Starting Point Helper group are participating on a volunteer basis. We have all decided to do this as a way to give back to the greater Second Life community.
We do have some guidelines that residents must follow in order to live in the community: 
* All residents are expected to abide by the Second Life Community Standards. They can be found here:  
* We expect that all residents will treat each other and their neighbors in the sim with respect.  * We reserve the right to ban anyone for mistreatment of fellow SL residents, begging, sexual activity or nudity in a common area, spamming the group, or non-compliance with the Community Standards.  
* No business or individual may advertise or sell items on any Starting Point land without our approval.

Starting Point has a variety of common areas where residents can mingle and invite guests, including a pool, outdoor fireplace, TV area, various seating areas and Moodle Arena, which we hope to use for educational and entertainment purposes.  On Starting Point Island residents will find a tent, hammock and camp fire.  The Starting Point Dock will allow residents to rez an air or water craft so that they may explore the surrounding sims.  The dock is situated on open Linden waterways.  Moodle Freebie Hill has a small selection of free objects that residents may find of use. 
All common areas are open to the general Second Life population.  
Residents of Starting Point will be a members of the Starting Point Group. They may IM the group to ask questions and get help and assistance. (SPAM will not be tolerated.)  However, the timeliness of an answer will depend on which group members are online and their availability to answer.   
At the end of 90 days, residents in good standing may move into a vacant Darwin Condo (our rental properties) and receive half-off the first month's rent. (Note: We cannot guarantee that there will be a vacancy at any particular time.)

IM us anytime with questions or to refer potential residents!
Jerremy Darwin & Tymmerie Thorne

There you have it! If you are interested IM either Tymm or Jerremy in world! I took pictures of the place, it's really nice here have a look!

One of the rooms

Even if you are above 90 days old keep the name in mind if you ever help a newbie to find a place in SL :)

A big thanks and congrats to Tymm and Jerremy for this!


Tymmerie Thorne said...

Thank you so much for blogging this for us!!!

Sisou said...

Wow! great idea... almost wish I was new * giggle*

Jerremy Darwin said...

I also want to thank you for blogging about this! We are starting to get a steady steam of applicants :-)

One important thing however, each person can stay up to 8 weeks not 13. We must have a typo somewhere.