|As you all probably know, I'm a thoroughly addicted builder
here in AW. I
don't build particularly fancy or grand sites, nor do I build very
ones. I have only one site that ppl may consider fairly large but I
help of four other good builder friends to fill it.
I always thought that owning a World was something for the really talented
prolific among us. But recently I think I've discovered a secret (not
one I'm sure) to choosing the world ownership path here in AW. The
it has occurred to me, is cultivating good & close friendships
with other builders.
Ever since I started working with friends in my town (it sat empty
with just ground
cover for over a month), I've been building in there like crazy! I
builders prefer to build mostly on their own and that's what I did
until I was
invited to help a friend with her place a few months back. I found
really liked someone there with me to discuss details of the project
and to be
another mind to observe problems. And another great part of partnering?
someone to immediately rejoice with when something wonderful takes
shape! : )
My learning really accelerated after taking that step. That's when I
to invite her & others I've cultivated builder friendships with
to go wild in
my town. The result was far better than I ever expected! We look at
now & just shake our little VR heads and say: "Did we REALLY do
So one day recently we were gabbing about what we could try to do next.
"Let's enter the contest!" one of us said. "Let's work some more on
another said but I kept thinking about what could be the next step
building a town in Alpha. The contest prizes were a world from aw.
world...hhmmm... I didn't mention it at the time because it still seemed
such an enormous leap from public world building to owning & running
world. I decided to sleep on it for a night or two. My dreams those
were very telling to me. It's difficult to describe dreams to others
rational way so let's just say that in them, I did a lot of building
open spaces : ) I decided to email my partners as opposed to chatting
them in real time about getting world. I didn't want to miss anything
chat discussion just because I'm such a slow typist. I think I was
little apprehensive about whether they thought they were ready to take
entire world so I sent an email so they could take their time in thinking
I should have known better. The responses from them were very
encouraging. In a nutshell they were: Let's go to the Next Level.