Mont Saint Michel still in Second Life

Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint Michel

Update: November 21st: and Mont Saint Michel is once again back on the grid, same SLurl.

Update: October 10th, 2016: almost a year after it had first been indicated the region was closing, Mont St Michel has now gone from Second Life. Tyche Shepherd noted its depature during her August end-of-month survey of the grid.

Reader Petr Hastings-Vanbeeck contacted me on Monday, November 2nd concerning Mont Saint Michel in Second Life, and passed me some – for the time being, at least – good news.

In September, and following Ciaran Laval’s lead, I reported the region would apparently be closing at the start of October, the news of the closure having been given by Moeka Kohime via her Flickr stream.

“I just discovered that Mont Saint Michel is still open,” Petr informed me. “I am standing at the cathedral on the hill.”

And indeed, a quick hop across to the region reveals that it is indeed all intact, complete with Moeka’s *Edwelweiss* next to the landing point.  So what has happened? Has Moeka decided to keep the region operating following the outpouring of support which followed the closure announcement, or is this just a temporary reprieve?

Mont Saint Michel
Mont Saint Michel

Answering these questions isn’t easy; Moeka doesn’t reply to IMs, and her Flickr stream hasn’t been updated since the announcement was posted. However, questions have been left in the comments in the hope she will reply.

In the meantime, if you’re keen for a further (or first) visit to this marvellous reproduction of the famous French historical landmark, now might be a good idea, just in case it may still be scheduled to vanish.

My thanks to Petr for contacting me about the region’s continuance.

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Mont Saint Michel (Rated: Moderate)

5 thoughts on “Mont Saint Michel still in Second Life

  1. One of the first sims I came across that had my jaw drop and one of the few that are still like they were in all its charm and stunning architecture. I can only recommend to visit, and share the landmark with each and everyone !


  2. At the moment Second Life is running empty as wel speak. It is all very disturbing to see this and Linden Lab just stands on the sidelines wondering what on earth is happening.

    When I look in world where the people are, I see concentrations mostly on adult sims.

    As for this sim Linden will most likely have told her she could stop paying tier on it.


    1. “At the moment Second Life is running empty as wel speak”

      I’ve been in Second Life for a total of 9 years. Every single year of that time I’ve heard that phrase or phrases like it. Yet Second Life is still here, despite all the claims of its imminent demise, and despite the slow decline in active users and the shrinking landmass.

      As it is, even the current rates of decline suggest SL is likely to be around for a good few years yet.


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