Legacies 1891 is an intruiging RP sim combining the Victorian age and, well, vampires. To quote from the notecard,
Legacies is a beautiful dark universe for the demented and twisted....Mature, extremely dark and cold[,] no mercy is found here....Set in the Old Victorian/Gothic time period, that of the late 1880s [and] early 1900s of London, England. The time of beautiful gowns, intricate hair, lavish masquerades and smoke-filled brothels.
The build is quite intricate and very atmospheric. The initial landing spot is high above the surface and contains information about the role-playing and various locations on the surface, and a number of shopping kiosks. There one can also join the Legacies group and receive a meter (required for participating in the RP). One small annoyance: the managers of the sim request that visitors wear an OOC tag, which is fine, but to get one requires joining the Lagcies OOC group, which apparently doubles as the chat forum for OOC comments by role players as well as group announcements. Yes, it's easy to both join and leave the group, but those at the group limit who want to explore as a visitor must either drop an existing group or ignore the request to wear a visitor's tag.
I started at the docks:
Downstairs at the burlesque theater:
Crossing the graveyard didn't seem wise, but I did it anyway. Was that a ghost flitting by?
I was more than a little nervous about the performances at the Theater of the Back Alley. Fortunately, the place was dark when I visited.
When I visit RP sims, I try very hard to avoid people there, who may be trying to engage in role play and for whom a visitor is something of an annoyance. (Unlike, say, Caledon, where a visitor is at the very least given directions to a clothing shop and/or a pub, and may be invited in for a cup of tea.) My impression was that only a handful of role players were in the sim, and in such small groups that it would have been hard for any overarching story line to be played out. As a "hard" RP sim, I suspect Legacies will suffer from the same problems as other such sims (e.g., Rivet Town): difficulty creating and sustaining a critical mass of players who have the time, energy, and inclination to commit to a full-time RP environment.
The building exteriors are masterfully done, but the interiors were almost bare. I don't know whether that was because the owners had yet to get around to interior decorating, or whether the sim's prim allowance was spent on the exteriors.
Despite the "1891" in the name of the area, Victorian-era clothing was little in evidence. One or two women wore period gowns, but the rest had the standard goth/vampire outfits, showing a great deal of skin. The shops at the landing point were all vampire-themed, where one could buy clothing or accessories for the modern vampire (which apparently means a lot of latex - what would Count Dracula think?), but nothing remotely Victorian that I could find. Buy your bustle elsewhere.
Still, this looks promising. I'll have to revisit it in a few months to see how they're getting along...
[A tip o' the bonnet to Miss Orr for her mention of the sim.]