Pretty much done now. Overall I’m really please with how it came out. Building in a sim with such a large crater and steep walls was a challenge. There’s a few spots on the left of the forest (against the sim’s east edge) that’s thinner than I’d like but given my space limitations, it works ok. Most of it is designed to keep your eye focused ahead (south) or to your right (going in to the woods, southwest) thanks to the narrow border space I had to work with.
Here’s the view from the bridge on the west side of the sim so you can see how it has changed the sim’s look and made it why more interesting.
Next, it was a cold foggy morning, the wind rattled through the trees and brought a sense of foreboding to your spine…
The trail meanders through the woods and eventually you come across a peaceful pond.
Further in we come across an odd structure. Is it a hill? Ruins? Who knows but it awaits you in the very heart of the depths of THE FOREST! dun dun DUN!
Well, I had a lot of suggestions for trees to do my forest with. Saw many lovely trees to select from. The challenge was to find copy/mod at a decent price. The big and most important challenge was to find trees that worked on the rather steep slops of the meteor lake. I picked out a set I liked. Bought a couple companion pieces, a pond and a tree tunnel. I’ve not placed the tunnel yet and I need to take a break and then go back in on what I have done and clean it up some. Remove scripts, maybe thing a few trees out. Only time will tell if I do need to prune.
So yeah, bit the bullet and managed to get LL to sell me the remaining abandoned land in Foyle Gully. I already had over half the sim but was using an alt for some of it thanks to the pricing of LL. Half a sim = 125. Go even 1sq m over that limit and pow 195. Use an alt for land also and had about 8K sq m which is 40. So 125 + 40 was cheaper than making it all mine. Well now I’m about 5100 sq m from owning the entire sim. I don’t mind. One neighbour has a tiny 512 nestled beside the other neighbour’s shop. My old friend Wyn still has the 512 in the lake with the island on it.
The hardest part of Foyle is decorating. We do have a LL road running through it which is not a big headache at all unless AMO’s vehicles are falling off the bridge (happens quite often) or they run off road and get stuck. As you can see, we do have a lake. Actually it is an ancient meteor crater that has filled up with water. The slopes make it a bit of a pain to put houses in unless you do stilts/platforms/or hug the sim edges. The meteor lake has been there since day one. I am keeping it there. I just need to put a few things in the water to restore it back the way it was.