Rising from the Dead
I've been fascinated by the Uru story since I first encountered the Uru diaspora back in There, shortly after the Uru Live beta was halted. A tight-knit group of mysterious people landed in There and began making, as best they could, a partial replica of their lost world. I don't remember how I first came across them, but they had a vocabulary of strange words and an air about them that made it obvious they had shared an important experience. I had to sleuth to figure out who they were - when I did I was impressed by how much they loved Uru and how connected they felt to Uru and to each other. My interest has always been as an observer - a Margaret Mead in cyberspace.
And now... the force of that love has caused the world to rise anew - I'm heartened. I'd like to go there as I've heard so much about it and because SL is sometrimes down and ATITD, There, Entropia Universe, etc. are not all that interesting (in the case of ATITD not at all interesting to me). Uru seems to combine the visual interest of Entropia without the sociopaths (works for me). I've signed up for the beta and will be excited if I am accepted. I well remember the lament of one of those ejected from Uru: "It was SO beautiful -- I wish you could've seen it."
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