If you ever decided to join Second Life and you wanted to build things or buy things or you wanted a place to open up some boxes or learn how to take a photograph or you just wanted a nice sim filled with friendly people to sit at for awhile and you were to ask me what is the one place I would go to or the one group I would join….I would immediately, without hesitation point you in the direction of The Builder’s Brewery.
I know I have mentioned them before in posts, but I thought I should actually dedicate a WHOLE post to this group and this Sim because it is so darn WORTHY. And yes, I realise that the majority of my posts gush about the great things I find in Second Life, but honestly…it IS that great. (and if you are getting all judgey and snarky because you want me to be a biatch and point out crappy things, what the heck is WRONG with YOU???????) OK…so now we have that out of the way, BUILDER’S BREWERY!!!!!
Since I first stepped into this world, this group has been an incredible source of information about anything from how to deal with griefers and trolls (report, block, evict and ban by the way….or if you are quick, drop a box over their head!) to Scripting and Blender. No question has ever been too stupid or asked too many times. No wonder they were voted….
I pop into the brewery almost daily and can quite often be found building in a sandbox there. Even though I probably have enough prim allowance and space at my own place now, I still prefer to build at the Brewery for a few reasons…1. There are ALWAYS other builders there making stuff and it can be really fun, inspirational and educational just to watch them. 2. I have met some really lovely people at the Brewery, ones that just wandered up to see what I was making or building, and as a result, we got to talking. 3. The brewery not only has a ground platform on which you can rezz things or build things, but they have MULTIPLE sky platforms as well which are really useful if you have a big build or just want a bit of space to tinker and think.
When I was new and had no place of my own, I used to use their free and private dressing rooms all of which are beautifully appointed and have everything you need. You can stay in these for up to 3 hours at a time and set who is allowed to enter while you are in there. They have pose stands and lots of space so you can cam all around your avatar to check out how fabulous you look from any angle and in different poses.
The Brewery holds classes in their classrooms regularly, The calendar can be found on their website or on the boards located all over the Brewery. The classes can be on anything from in game photography to making mesh. They use both text and voice and they are highly practical in that you will be making something as you are being taught. The classes also cater for a wide variety of levels from beginners right through to advanced, some classes are one offs and others are part of a series. It’s a really good way to learn.
Located on the grounds is also a whole village of shops selling high quality items that are mostly full permissions. You can find textures, scripts, furniture, building components and so much more at really reasonable prices.
Yeah…I can go on ALL day about this place and this group. So I will stop and post some pretty pictures for you after I say this last thing…
In the big world that is Second Life, this group and this place is a haven for creators that are and creators that would be. It is a place of respect, where ideas are shared freely with good humour and boundless patience. I have never heard an unkind word be spoken or a request for help unanswered.
So, my friend, if you are looking for me in world, you know where you will find me. Hop in the group, or take the SLurl down below to Builder’s Brewery and let me show you around and introduce you to some people.
Builder’s Brewery Website
Builder’s Brewery SLurl