Chapter 8. Designing Your Empire

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In this chapter, you’ll find the most advanced design techniques and strategies, building on the scenarios discussed in Chapters 6 and 7 (no pun intended). We’ll talk about urban planning and design as it relates to Second Life and SL residents’ expectations, conscious or otherwise. We’ll cover large-scale landscaping and construction of a whole community with a central shared village space, not just a single house with outbuildings. We’ll delve into the specialized and tricky world of building smoke, fire, and steam. We’ll also explore basic terraforming—the art of customizing the actual land into mountains, islands, ...

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