So I've hit a point in my RP where I'm frustrated, but it also makes sense in her story for her to visit other cities.
Next up, Port Thassa!
You TP in to a very small market. Nice. I'm pretty sick of the huge markets you have to walk through to get to a TP. I was sick of it 8 years ago. That hasn't changed.
There was a sign up for a slave dance competition that made me kind of :/ but I admit, that might be just me.
I made a drinking game out of it last time. Anytime a slave mentioned orbs, pink glistening petals of desire, or ended with La Kajira! I drank. I think I passed out around the third dancer. I can't remember. Anyway!
When you TP down, you get a dock. Not bad. It didn't WOW me, but not bad. It looks seedy, like nasty things happen there. Nice that it sets the mood.
You follow it along and then get to a flat textured white wall. It's such a huge startling contrast to the mostly mesh build and textures, it just... it really looks terrible. I admit I'm a visual snob, but it doesn't get me into the mood. When someone can't plan out a sim build, and it looks rushed to be put together, I begin to have doubts and wonder what else was thrown together last minute.
Next you run into a sign proclaiming a "slave school" - and I'll admit, I nearly ported out right then. Slave. School.
Once you pass the badly textured wall, you run into some badly textured and badly designed buildings that are presumably houses. Don't let it fool you. They're just square boxes where the prims don't line up. That gap right there by the door? I can peek in and watch you fap. You've been warned.
You keep going and see some slightly better textured boxes that are supposed to pass for houses, and by this time, I'm wondering if I stepped into the wrong sim. Where are all the RP buildings? Were the 3 on the docks, it? I pause and cam, and realize that if I walk all the way up the hill past even more boxes-that-are-houses there is a little sign for a bakery. Ok, cool. Except I cam out. The bakery is larger than all the RP buildings on the docks, combined.
This doesn't give me much confidence in my slave character being able to let her slut flag fly free.
Next to it is a Garden Club.
....................................................A visual representation of my face, IRL upon seeing this.
If you keep following the road, you finally find the tavern. I sighed with relief, my character humped it swiftly, and then I cammed.
I am 900% sure that it is the same exact tavern build that was in Turia in 2005/2006. This is not an exaggeration.
Compared to the bakery the size of Alaska, it's pitiful, and right away, I know I'm going to hate RP there.
Now that might sound a bit elitist, but here's my reasoning:
The people don't have the space to RP it. The sim is not designed in a way that lends itself to public scenes, or even to most slave oriented RP. 90% of it is housing, poorly made, and poorly put together. It isn't a roleplay environment.
I'll try to make myself come back and find RP, but my hopes aren't up. If anyone does, I'd love to hear about your experiences here.