Or not… In any case, yesterday late in the evening, I did something I hadn’t seen myself doing… I bought a little plot of land to host a whole store of mine.
That came a surprise to me as well. Although I had been pondering the idea and browsing a little among the current sales to see what it was like, all these horror stories about land barons, as well as some insanities I had seen on the road (a 512mÂ² plot for 20000L$… yeeeees), had kept me away from it so far. Yet the idea had been lingering in my head, for different reasons. Maybe because I’m already finding myself too limitated in my little Kafiri plot – heck, I couldn’t even rezz the katana Hiro gave me, because I didn’t have enough room left! -, maybe because it was a bit weird to sell my stuff in my “house”, maybe because I could afford it after all… maybe also because several times already, I’ve been asked if I have a place of mine that people can put a landmark on, instead of searching for my stuff in malls and other huge places (which I can understand: apart from the Red Dragon and Silk Water market, I myself more and more don’t feel like my Japanese clothing really belongs to a “mall” type of place…).
I cannot thank Hiro Pendragon enough, once again, for his valuable help regarding this, notably the advice he gave me on prices and “decent” land. Of course, one never exactly knows what can happen in a place… for instance, a sim can seem nice, but what if someone buys half the land six weeks after to build a huge mall? That was a chance to take… and the fact that once I did the conversion in my little Euro currency, it appeared that I could afford a 1024mÂ² plot (not more, but 1024 is already way nicer than what I had!), also helped a lot, I admit.
In the end, past midnight (perhaps it played a role in making me acting that hastily, when usually it’s not really like me…), I finally found a nice plot in Ebisu (10,218). Decent enough sim, from what Hiro said, not much more futher from a telehub than some of the markets I often visit, near the water, and currently quiet enough. I’m hoping it will stay this way. Ironically enough, it’s just a hundred meters from the Events center, so it’s not like I don’t know the place. And, silly cherry on top, I like the name (it’s pretty nifty to sell Japanese clothes in a place named “Ebisu”, isn’t it). Yes, I know, I did say it was silly after all, and certainly not the reason that motivated me first, but it’s a nice feeling no matter what!
What now… not sure yet about where exactly this is going to lead me. It’s not more expensive than many other things I’ve done in games so far… if I don’t like it, I can give it up after a while and sell the land again… and I’ve just finished building this second place of mine (see image on the left), which gave me much fun and made me all glad. I know, the style is very similar to the one I used for my house in Anshin, but I like it, and even found a nice shoji door texture to use with it. So far it’s not very full, but at some later point, I plan on dividing it differently. Perhaps by putting my “modern” clothes – the ones I do to change my mind – on the second floor. Time will tell.
Second cherry on top… I also now have a little bit of water to park my black ‘thopter. Yes, I do have simple pleasures, in my second as well as in my first life.