Tropicana Adult

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Emerelda Greenwood
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10 months ago
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Tropicana was born out of an idea to create an adult community with the emphasis on freedom, regardless of their gender, age, sex, race, class, religion, ethnicity, ability, language, sexual orientation. It was never designed to compete with the LBSA Plaza or any other "Welcome" area and yet it rapidly rose up the ranks to hold second place in the OSW ratings for a period of time.

Thanks to the efforts of our team and all our regular community members that did, and still do support the project, we managed to create quite a community. Unfortunately, as with all things it is only a matter of time before the reality of the situation becomes clear. Opensim is primarily a builders haven. An alternative to Second Life, and a place for those creative spirits that want to build, it is unlikely to become a social centre with an interactive base of users in the way that other virtual worlds have managed to achieve.

Opensim has been around for a long time. It is still in an alpha development and his still not entered the beta phase. Claims that Opensim is growing rapidly and will overtake Second Life have been banded around for years. This is nothing more than a pipe dream. At Tropicana we have seen a large influx of migrants from Second Life. We provided ready to go avatars and immediate access to land and home rentals. We encouraged people to interact and get to know each other. We organised low cost region rentals for people that wanted to contribute to our growing community. Grid closures, avatar issues and asset server problems took their toll on new migrants who promptly decided this was not for them and who subsequently left.

All we asked in return is that people participate and interact with others. Join us at parties and use the Welcome area to land in when you first logon and get to know others within the growing community. Sadly, for the most part regions were snapped up because they were cheap rather than as a means of benefitting the community. Housing and land was taken purely because it was there on offer rather than for the benefit of the wider community. We grew too fast and created a lot of work for ourselves.

A new migrant to Opensim will initially be very enthusiastic. Everything is free! What a wonderful place to be. They will obtain land, set up home, explore and then look for a place to meet others. This is where the problem starts and the rot sets in. They very quickly realise that there is more land than there are people. Apart from the main LBSA Plaza in the OSgrid there is no focal point where people can meet others as you can in Second Life.

Almost every welcome centre on any grid is devoid of any life or interactive content. Within a short space of time the new migrants pack up and head back home to Second Life, disgruntled with Opensim and the fact that there is no one to talk to and few like minded people to interact with. This cycle continues to repeat itself year after year after year.

No one is to blame?. The answer is obvious. Create busy centres where people can meet when they join opensim. Social interaction and a sense of belonging will help with retention. However, this in itself is very difficult to achieve. People are fickle and expect everything to be laid on a plate for them. With minimum effort on their part they expect to land at busy Welcome areas and have people ready and waiting to entertain them. Sorry but it doesn't work like that. Unless people contribute and participate rather than demand and expect, the uninhabited lands of opensim with its half empty clubs and less than a dozen people at the busiest landing areas in opensim ( of which half will be AFK ), will never change.

We will continue to maintain Tropicana and extend our thanks to all those that have taken an active part in its development. We urge you to support your local communities and engage with others. For the grid owners who have the thankless task of providing all that they do for little incentive or reward we salute you. Your dedication to the Opensim project is truly amazing.


Radio Tropicana:

Features: Docks, Party Boat, Photo Studio, Open houses, poolside, Welcome Area, Sailing, Clifftop bar, windsurfing and beaches.

The Tropican Photo Studio is designed with friends in mind. While there are plenty of excellent photo studios available in the Metaverse, and they have plenty of features, this studio is unique in its social design. All controls are available to be used by everyone. This is by design! Have a photo party with friends - chat and take photos of your latest outfits. Included are over 45 poses, over 100 stunning backdrops, and true photo-style lighting. 3 switchable pose stands allow friends to pose together. Also included is a custom controller for controlling the lighting and backdrops.

Located on the Tropicana Region. Use the local teleporter post to find it easily.

Relax by the poolside. Working floats, a bar and a public house nearby. Treat the place like home. You have every right to be here :-)

The landing point at Tropicana. Use the teleport boards to land at our other regions or the teleport post to travel around the region you are in. Rez a vehicle and take it for a spin around the island.
The old ruins by the pond with its hidden cave. Take a walk around the interior of this region and climb the hill for a view of the spectacular scenery below.
As with all our properties, they are furnished and ready for your use. Nothing is private on this region so feel free to invite your friends and make use of any of the accommodation. You have temporary rezz rights here too for unpacking your clothing. If you need a larger rezz area then try our sandbox.

Our beach goes the whole way around the island. There are some nice spots to relax and chill. Escape to Tropicana and explore.

Our restaurant in a ship has a small party deck where you can dance with friends. On the quayside below you have windsurfers and canoes which you can sail around the region. Unlike sailing boats they will struggle with crossing the sim but they are great to use inside the region that you are in. Available on the larger var regions too.

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Kubwa People who trust the childgate are stupid. Avatar size is no indicator for adult or child. You CANNOT detect childavatars by script. I won't recomment visiting this region when you dont want to risk being kicked out automatically because your avatar is not 6 meters tall. What if i wear a 4 meters ta...
FunnyFarm my av's 5'2 and got kicked by that child thing lmao, this means Salma Hayek is a 55 year old child!
Cataplexia Numbers Congratulations on a beautiful grid! I visited a few regions during my visit and found it to be not only perfectly landscaped but i also did feel that sense of a more laid-back beachy lifestyle that I felt when i lived in Florida years ago. Kudos to your builders and decorators! Was also nice to see...

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SheaButter 2 months ago
OS and the OSGrid with which you chose, has countless places to meet and socialize. It may not be as busy as SL. Personally have never been there. Virtual world, is what you make it. We like it just the way it is. Most of us have our own grids, to do as we please. We don't care, that there is not tons of people there. We have our fun, even if only 4 people there. Your forgetting that, most everything is free here. So, like the rest of us, just enjoy! Forget the competitive attitude. Were all here for our own reasons. Just have fun and enjoy, what you have.
Emerelda Greenwood 2 months ago
I agree with you which is why my partner is still here and thoroughly enjoys it. You would need to take a look at SL though in order to draw any comparisons. Whilst similar they do have fundemental differences. This is merely an observation of what we have experienced. Everyone comes here for different reasons but many go back because they find it is empty. If it works for you that is amazing. I am not forgetting that it is free and neither are all the people who came and went. They prefer to pay for a better service in a populated world. Its just a choice issue. There is no competitiveness here. This is just an observation and trying to encourage people to use LBSA Plaza or other Welcome points at their worlds so that visitors can see that there are more than 4 people online when they come in. If we didn't enjoy it we wouldn't be here so that goes without saying. Thanks for your comments.
Whippin 3 months ago
At the Osgrid sandbox and this LM put in map....says none found.
Emerelda Greenwood 2 months ago
This is a common issue in OSgrid and other grids. It is nothing to do with us. It happens. Most people manage to get here without any trouble at all.
Jack Sail 5 months ago
A truly wonderful place. Very cool free ocean side rentals with a beautiful huge sea for sailing. They even give you a high end sailboat. BRAVO
Emerelda Greenwood 2 months ago
Thank you Jack
Copper 8 months ago
this is correct.. GPDR is private data colection protection from EU...and has nothing to do with virtual worlds visitors (except the collected IP etc when visiting a sim). Pagane throws stones onto sparrows..I can only suggest to read that article / law! Or..consult a lawyer before posting such things without any knowledge: this here is just nonsense. What has a personal data protection to do with avatar height...oh Lord
Emerelda Greenwood 8 months ago
I think some people just like to throw their toys out of the pram from time to time. Thank you for your reply. The reason we installed !Childgate is due to the fact we had some problems with child avatars acting in an improper way in an adult region. Since then we have had no trouble.
Emerelda Greenwood 8 months ago
Hi Pagane. Childgate is to prevent child avatars. The height restriction is 1.4 metres not 2m which would be ridiculous. Also, if you can write a better script then we would love to take a look at it since you must be more competent than the incompetent script writers that wrote childgate right? Finally, as for being illegal under GDPR you are actually talking nonsense. No one here at Tropicana actually knows your identity or holds any data on you at all. This is merely a child prevention script in a virtual world but then you would also squeal GDPR rules if you got kicked out of a real life club for any reason I guess. GDPR does not apply at all - period!!
sharanncousine 4 months ago
I love the childgate!
alexa maurer osw 8 months ago
sadly didnt get the chance to visit this place because your "childgate" thinks im child and sends me home but i wont change my 167cm avatar. its ok for me if only 2m ppl are allowed
sharanncousine 4 months ago
love childgate, seen way too much abuse of folks pushing the envelope and if height restriction only way to control, then so be it
JonSun 9 months ago
Amazing builds, relaxing vibes, sailing with room to sail for miles, and plenty of great stops, some with fun for all adults, regardless of your preferences and kinks. Be prepared to spend MANY hours here!