Seductive Microcontinent

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IMPORTANT! IN JANUARY 2014 THIS GRID STRUCTURE HAS 31 SIMS, SO IT BECAME A CONTINENT

Seductive Continent

A029 (Seductive) was a Microcontinent, found at Coordinates 629-634/1215-1221, inside Grid Sector F12, North - West Ocean. A029 is a temporary name given by the Second Life Geography team and it means that it is the 29th structure discovered on the map. In January 2014, it was reported to have 31 sims, so it upgraded to Continent status. Then, in January 20th 2013, it had only 30 sims (lost one sim). This means that Seductive can become a Microcontinent again if it loses one more sim.

It was placed West to Eden continent, a beautiful tropical paradise too. In February -March 2014, it moved to a new location. This movement is similar to what hapened to Wild West continent. This movement placed it closer to the large Linden-owned continents. On April 1st 2014, it has 32 sims. This allows it to be ranked like continent, but still close to the limit where it can become again a microcontinent.

Structure

It had sims in autumn 2013. Since 30 sims is the number required for a structure to become a Continent, Seductive was very close to that limit. So, it is was close candidate for a future continent. The sims that form this continent share the common name Seductive. They form a large square with an empty center.

Geography

Altitude map
Seductive Waterways

Seductive is a tropical beach paradise. This means that Water is present in all sims. There are two sims compleatly flooded, while all the other sims have both water and dryland. Water covers nearly 50% of surface. Sometimes it is represented by channels made to separate parcels, sometimes it forms rivers, lakes and larger oceanic structures. In larger places, surfable waves exist. Aquatic vegetation exists, represented by algae and ground vegetation. In some places, whater is not deep and swamp vegetation exists. The ocean is populated with fish, including non-aggresive sharks.

Dryland is present in nearly all sims. Unlike other tropical beach paradises, Seductive is a much more green place. Ground texture is not made only of sand, there iare green spots even below sea level. There still are limited sand parcels, but also there are complete green ones. Vegetation shows a high biodiversity, from grass, flowers, to tropical palm trees and temperate trees. Not only this, but in some places also animals are present.

With little exceptions, there is always daytime. There are only a few places with different day settings. And there is one sim (Seductive Dreams) with purple sea water.

A high number of skyboxes exist, sometimes with the size of a sim. They create a paralell invisible world.

Altitude tests show that there are no places higher then 40 meters. And it is true, the highest peak is 39 meters high. There are mountains on this continent, but they are sculpted structures, with many waterfalls. The sculpted mountains are set 'phantom', so you can walk through them. They are usually made to separate parcels.

Transportation

There are ne roads (except small beach roads). An airport exists in center. In past, land was highly divided by parcel lines. Today, some protected sailing routes exist. So, Waterway Efficiency Index is now 7.002.

Position And Statistics

Currently, Seductive is placed in Northern Ocean, Grid Sector J12, at Coordinates 1088-1093/1200-1208. This means that the nearest continent is Gaeta 1, while Wild West is not too far.

Seductive has no sim without water and has 2 complete flooded sims (from a total of 32). It has no infrastructure, no roads, no parks and no institution. Water is most often used to separate parcels, not to form navigation channels.

Land status

Land is private-owned and looks like a single estate is owning the land. Many parcels allow residents to rezz here. Land With Restricted Access exist, but are very rare and only in some places. More then this, many sims have restrictions for visibility, that means avatars from one percel cannot see avatars on other parcels. All sims are ranked Adult.

Except for small separation waters and mountains, made to isolate parcels, there is no Protected Land. entire continent is made of small parcels. Access is allowed almost anywhere, but it is not a place to walk in all directions.

See Also

Second Life Geography

List Of Microcontinents And Sim Clusters

List Of Continents