Blue Bird Photo Studio – Botany Bay Submissions

Would you like another opportunity to feature your group / ship / crew or character so others can join in on your RP?  Check out this new opportunity:

Many photos have been taken of the Botany Bay SIM that can be viewed at the Blue Bird Studio and Gallery.


The purpose of this request to add more content for the As The Blue Bird Flies Botany Bay Edition, and to collect more content to be added to the book. Also to help represent the SIM well and tell some of the story behind those that have chosen Botany Bay for their Role play story.

Lily Huang (BoraHaneul) is a second life photographer and owner of Blue Bird Photo Studio. She wandered into the sim a few weeks ago and loved what she saw, and has offered to feature us in her first Photo book.

Blue Bird Photo Studio can be found at:

If you would like to be included in the Blue Bird Photo Studio: Botany Bay Edition please provide the information  in the following linked form:

Blue Bird Photo Studio – Botany Bay Submissions

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As a Player, how can I help?

There are many times we’re asked, ” Love the sim, what can I do to help?”  There are many simple ways you can help support the sim and keep the game fresh and fun. Wither a new player to the sim, on a grizzled veteran of Second Life, we’ve outlined a few ways you can contribute to the sim/game health:

1. Put Botany Bay in your Pics on your Second Life Profile:   This very simple thing helps people you already play and interact elsewhere in Second Life, find us. There is a normal turn over of players and by helping new people find the sim/game, your making things more active and fun for yourself as well.  So if you have an empty ‘pic’ then stop by the sim and make a new one (doing so puts the TP link to the sim right in your pics).

2. Pulls some ‘door duty’: Its likely when you arrived at Botany Bay, if one of us was online, you were greeted at the Star Gate landing point, both in IM oocly, and In Character in main chat.  Making people feel welcome at the sim, is one of the most important ways we can stand out from other places.  People spend a lot of time TPing around the grid looking for a place to play, let them know they found one. Pulling some door duty, is good for you too, as it gives you a reason to speak to people and get involved. Remember, your here to play too, and that sometimes means meeting new people.  If you need some info, to get started, then just let one of us know and we can help.

3. Dwell On Sim: Empty sims, stay empty, sims with people on them, get more people to visit. That is just one of the realities of Second Life. So, if your on the gird and your just hanging out, maybe in IM, or Sorting Inventory, consider doing so at Botany Bay. You may just run into someone else while your there as well. Your time could be put to good use, if you use it with us.

4. Take an IC job: Not sure what to do when your on sim? Consider working at one of the establishments, the bar, the diner, anywhere in the market. Maybe the medbay is calling your name? What ever you have in mind, let us know, but having a “job” it gives you something to start small talk with other visitors, and that leads to better RP.

5. Contribute to the Wiki or blog. The online – offgrid media is a way to share information with new players, and get old players up to speed on things they may have missed. It takes a good amount of effort to keep these assets up to date. If you have some time, we are always looking for help.

6.  Last, but not least, Play! It doesn’t matter how, but come down, and play in the public parts of the sim! Remember your here to have fun and meet new people, so come on down and do so !

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5 Years and going Strong: Botany Bay RPG Turns 5

Who would have thought, back in 2009 that we’d still be around five years, six builds,  and countless stories later?

Thank You to all the players, and renters and supporters who have made the Game successful for the last five years! And we look forward to seeing where we’ll go in the next five!  Stick around and find out!BotnayBayRPG5Years

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Did You Know? – Support for Group Events – Announcements

So you have an event you would like to run on sim?

Want to open it to the public?

Not sure how to get the word out?

We have your solution!

Did you know what we encourage and support players who want to run events on the sim? We’ll be happy to Announce and Promote your event for you. In Sim billboards near the landing area, group messages and note cards, and a post on the blog, its all available to get people involved in YOUR idea and event.

How do you get us to help you? Easy contact Jubilynn (Casidhe) or one of the other moderators and we’ll get you hooked up. We’ll be looking for a note card with some basic info about your event, a date time, and a contact person. A photo relating to the event always helps. We’ll take your info, tweak it a bit, and send it out via the aforementioned outlets.

Its best to give us the info a week out if available, and we’ll time the messages based on our experience and best judgment. Too early or too often, and people forget or get overloaded. Too late, and they don’t have time to plan to attend! Don’t worry, we’ll take care of all that for you! For examples of prior event announcements, check out the IC blog!  So what are you waiting for, get you event planned today! 


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New Player Resource


So this is our third blog in the Botany Bay family, if you count my OOC personal blog. I hope to use this to pass on more game info, not in an IC format. Rules discussions, and story development information. Hopefully it will become a resource to enhance the gaming experience for us all.

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