I visited the new Phoenix Firestorm Support island yesterday. I am impressed! I am reminded of the old Welcome Island from 2006; there is a path from the landing point with signs and a few playful challenges. There’s no beach ball but there is a fence to jump over and a kind of a tunnel to fly through.
The central island has a live helper. Several existing help groups will be assisting Phoenix/Firestorm support personnel.
They are still finishing things up and are open to suggestions so of course I had a couple of minor nits to pick 🙂 – – Say “region” or “region (sim)” not just “sim”. Just because we get lazy and use the wrong word is no excuse for not teaching newbies the right way. – – We can no longer say “everything is built in world” mesh and most sculpties are made outside SL.
It looked to me like it would work for someone on the LL default viewer and if it serves as a gentle promotion for Firestorm so much the better.
This is a big step in the right direction. I will be sending newbies there. You should visit, add your 2 cents worth before they finish. Take a moment and talk to the Phoenix then stop at the center island with some encouraging words.
I hope they soon have a standard notecard and LM giver that we can put out pointing newbies there when we are off line.
May you live in interesting times.