Watchtower is a sim which can change to suit the seasons. Right now, given the time of year, it has a winter / seasonal feel to it, with snow heavy on the ground and lights strung among the trees, making it an ideal stopping-off point for those seeking quiet seasonal scenes.A full region, Watchtower is largely open to the public and offers plenty of opportunities for exploration – although there are private homes in the sky, and visitors are asked to respect privacy aloft.
The region is home to the Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe, which offers paths to follow, a bonfire by which you can warm your hands, boats to take out on the water and a “library grotto” where you can cosy up in the warm.
Water is very much a part of this region at the moment – another reason why I’m drawn back to it right now – with waterways separating several of the parcels, making the boats available at the landing near the cafe a worthwhile trip.
Across one stretch of water from the cafe is a watermill, marking the location of Yasyn Azemus’ store (1200 metres overhead). Yasyn built the cafe and is often landscaping the region. He makes a wide range of products which are sold through his store, including hair, shapes, skyboxes – so a visit while exploring the region is well worth the trip up there as well. For those feeling stressed there is also a game of whack-a-mole for tension relief.
Also across the water sits Nykio’s Home – the house is open to the public, who are welcome to make themselves at home, but again, please respect her privacy when it comes to her house in the sky.
There is a windlight for the region, but with the auorae lighting the sky to the north and south, I like wandering through it with a night setting on my viewer; to me this enhances the atmosphere of the region and, right now with all the snow on the ground, gives it a very romantic feel – ideal if you are exploring with a close friend or loved one.
Follow the path away from the cafe and you’ll eventually find your way down to the library grotto – a wonderful retreat to snuggle, chat and to watch the world go by. South facing, this currently has its very own aurora in the sky for those inside – or sitting out by the bonfire – to enjoy.
Not all the land in the region is developed, but all of the parcels are open to wandering, so there are lots of opportunities to roam and take snaps and simply enjoy your surroundings. The Cafe itself is a great place for meeting people; such is the ambience of the region that many pop-in for a sit down when they’re on-line, so you can generally be sure of meeting someone while sitting and admiring the view. It’s also a great place to walk back to once you’ve finished your meanderings as well; you can always be sure the expresso machine is on and a reviving shot of rich black coffee is just a touch away.
So why not sit awhile and enjoy a cup with friends – and help yourself to a slice of Cheeky Tiramisu?