(Port Babbage) - Surprisingly enough, the vote was in favor of further expansion of Caledon – go figure! The results of the survey "Is Caledon Too Big"?…
Yes, its too big: 33.3%
It’s just the right size, not too big, not to small: 16.7%
No, it needs to be bigger: 8.3%
Manifest Destiny – Unbridled growth ahead: 41.7%
[Combination of the "Bigger" party = 58.4%]
It would seem that that the desire for Caledon to grow is insatiable! As voting began, the "Manifest Destiny" crowd seemed to be dominating the vote. However, near the end to the selection period, the "Too Big" group made a dramatic upsurge in its voice. Not quite a dead heat, but an interesting divide between the two groups. The "Stay Pat" group was in the minority, and never made any significant gains (my selection – lol)!
However, few items of note:
1) I feel that I need to be a bit less flippant offering future choices – the combination of "No, it needs to be bigger" and "Manifest Destiny" are essentially the same, with only slight grade of grey. As such, I will combine those for statistical analysis purposes, and be clearer with choices in the future.
2) As I understand it, the expansion of Caledon will end with the remaining four planned sims. Please do not quote me on this, as I cannot attribute this to a specific source. If there is word to the contrary, please let me know!
3) Also, I have understood that Steelhead will be expanding in the near future. Steelhead Harborside is filling out quite smartly, and from what I have seen, it is my opinion (*editorial alert*) that Steelhead will prove to be an excellent destination, especially with its cohesive theme.
4) Additionally, New Babbage is expected to expand in the first part of this year, and Antiquity, well… they have recently opened Antiquity Township East, a second urban Victorian sim, growing dramatically since its opening in early August of last year.
Growing Victorian-era sims (Steelhead, Antiquity, New Babbage), more sims joining with Caledon (Winterfell, Brythony Isle), and new sims (Solarya) all point to the growing interest of Victorian and Steampunk themes in Second Life, it would seem. Question is – well, that may be another poll!