Back in May 2020 I wrote about a SciFi roleplay region called Helix, followed very shortly after by the news of it’s closure. This wasn’t however the end of my story, it was just the start of a storyline that’s run across multiple locations in SL on and off for the year and a half since then.
Now the former owners of Helix have returned with a new location called World of Helix. This isn’t a city this time though, its more an outpost town with cilivans as well as military personnel that they describe as an adult sci-fi Western.
You arrive in the woods outside the town, which is behind you with the wilderness in front of you.
After a brief glance at the nearby structures (more on that later) I headed into town to see what it has to offer. Immediately at the gates you get the tone of the place with guards posted outside.
I entered cautiously taking a glance each direction before heading left to walk a circuit of the town.
All seemed fairly regular civillian establishments, including the requisite pink neon entertainment. As I approached the place where I’ve decided my character will set up shop, I’m reminded of the military presence by way of a dark green truck next door.
Heading in that direction through a gateway there’s a few landing pads then the rest of the area contains Military personnel and installations.
Passing all this brings me almost full circle back to the entrance gate of the town. However coming from this direction I noticed something I’d missed before.
Given my characters history of transporting weapons I had to have a quick peek. I was surprised there would be such a shop with the military around they might have wanted to restrict civillian weapon ownership. But what better way to control weapons than by controlling the shop?
Since I’d completed a circuit of the town it was time to have a look out into the wildnerness. Out here there’s a wide selection of buildings and terrain to be seen.
(Please bear in mind some of these are rental homes and may well be inhabitated by the time you visit, so don’t just walk in uninvited.)
Looking at the map on the website it’s quite evident I’ve only shown a fraction of this great new roleplay build, so I’d recommend any Sci-Fi fan come check it out and join in the RP if they wish. I would definitely suggest reading the story setting on the website before engaging in roleplay.
World of Helix is planned for public opening on 15th January 2021, so do drop by and take a look!
Photos were taken on 29th December 2021, so things may look slightly different by the time the 15th January 2022 comes aroud, but not much.
Arrival point: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Day%20One/131/132/21
For my Outfit credits see my previous post : AMZ Roleplay Character Refresh
This post was featured on the SecondLife Community Blog on 14th January 2022.