Hard Alley is coming to an end, forever, on Nov 16.
Hard Alley, one of SL's longest running sites, and the first, original dirty urban sex roleplay sim, is over after over 8 years. There is no future for Hard Alley.
But it DOES have a PAST!
We are pleased to announce Hard Alley's RETROVILLE, a beautiful, modern city set in the 1950s. This is Hard Alley before it BECAME Hard Alley. Before all the corruption and decay set in. There will be many familiar landmarks, although they will be mesh and look 100 times better than the old prim-based buildings. Lynden Labs now stands towering above the entire city, offering hope of a fabulous future of scientific wonders! The Hard Alley Social Club is a classy, upscale establishment for the cream of society, and not the sleazy strip club we all know today. Retroville College is a modern seat of academia, and not the run-down Reform School of present day Hard Alley.
There are also many new places in Retroville, giving players plenty of opportunities to explore, play, and find a place to fit in. There's a new bank, police station, museum, casino, and much, much more!
Yes, Retroville is a gleaming example of a city full of hopes and dreams!
But we know what happens... we know what the future holds for Retroville. Underneath all the chrome and neon, a darkness is growing. Behind the picture perfect suburban lawns and the nicely tailored suits of the offices lies a city of greed and lust and deceit.
This is where YOU come in.
Retroville offers a fun, new, and different roleplaying opportunity. You've roleplayed pimps and hookers and sleazy bikers at Hard Alley and other sims, but can you roleplay a suburban housewife who's secretly cheating on her husband with the Chief of Police? Can you roleplay the busy executive who's staying late at the office for some board room fun with his secretary? Will you be the waitress at the diner who's just trying to make ends meet by offering "special service" out back?
It's up to you to make Retroville work. It won't matter how pretty and well built the sim is if no one is there to enjoy it. Start thinking of your roles now!
Future blog articles will cover each of the four main districts in Retroville, and much more.
Retroville begins construction Nov 17, and will open to the public sometime in December. The Hard Core Strip Club WILL REMAIN OPEN during the build.
We could have just rebuilt Hard Alley in mesh and called it a day. It would have been fast and easy to plop down a bunch of cookie-cutter buildings off marketplace and said, "here's the new sim".
But that's not who we are. We wanted to be different, and give you something better. Two extremely talented builders, Jaimy Hancroft of Death Row Designs, and Tito DeVinna of Rule 34, have volunteered to build it for you from scratch, and it will be about 80% all-new, original mesh. What they've done so far is amazing.
It's new. It's different. It's yours. It's called Retroville, and we hope you will enjoy it.