History: Hotel Silicon
Silicon started life as Open Beta Hallway,
a world that was used to test the capabilities of
Dreamscape and Worldsaway Version 2. This world was
free, but it was very small. There werent many locales,
items or staff members there, but it was to be the
start of a great virtual chat room.
Hallway Beta world was an unfriendly, troublesome
world with beggars, thieves and all round nasty people
(there were some good people too, though!) There were
many (bad) clans and groups in the world that tried
to make the experience as unenjoyable as possible.
The worlds administrator, Whitewolf did put
a stop to these, however and made the Hotel a great
place to hang out. Where else would a punished avatar
go straight to the void, or be given a permanently
GLUED on, fat head bearing the name punished avatar?
Only in Hallway.
When Hallway opened, Whitewolf did promise that the
world would one day be shut down... and it was. This
day was called "Black Friday" where everything and
everyone was painted black. All the avies were also
given guide powers to have fun with!
The Last Week Of Open beta - Party Schedule
Monday - Dressed to Kill (New
paint and accessories will be provided)
Tuesday - Dance till you drop
(MIDI music with Netscape/Explorer if it can
Wednesday - Pirate's Treasure
Hunt (Solve the puzzles and collect the rare
Thursday - Every Single Avatar
will be an Acolyte (Amulets will be hidden
all over the place and those who find them,
will have Acolyte powers for the day)
Friday - The End ..... or the
Beta was closed... but it reopened one week later
as the reformed Hallway World. This world was still
free, but it was no longer a beta test... meaning
the world was here to stay! Or was it...
Open Beta opened, new locales were added and new staff
members were introduced in the form of Concierges
(Caretakers) and Valets (Acolytes/Guides).
World had a few different rules, one of which being
that only human avatar heads could be used, animals
or objects were not allowed. Secondly, Whitewolf,
the friendly administrator was moved from the Hotel
project to make way for Concierge Antoinette, Concierge
Jean Pierre and Concierge Jean-Paul! These new staff
members changed the "world help" from acolyte to valet
and employed a new group of staff.
small, the simplicity of the world got more and more
people interested. Late 1997, a 'duping bug' hit the
hallway, allowing members to duplicate items and tokens
using a glitched table which had been placed in the
vendo. This was corrected within a month, but by then
the problem had already gotten out of hand and Hallway's
(and Hotel's) token economy had been changed forever.
The duping bug in action. Members used to fight to
unghost in this locale so they could create more tokens.
In a town meeting, it was announced that billing was
to be introduced. Many people left Hallway because
of this news, which was upsetting for those who had
friends. Hallway World was renamed to Hotel Silicon
once the change took place, and everyone converted
their avatars to the new accounts. The staffing changed
over time, as Concierge Claudette, Concierge Gisele
and Concierge Robert became the new trio in charge
of running Hotel Silicon.
Tito, Concierge Gisele and
Silicon was far more civilized and a proper community
grew inside the four walls. Many more events were
introduced and new items were put into the vendos.
The Hotel Silicon community was small, but nearly
everyone inworld knew each other. It was like a soap
opera every day!
were some funny avatars, the moaning avatars, the
jerks... Hotel had them all (yes I could name names,
but I wont <g>).
once Club Connect opened up its gates things did not
seem good for the Hotel. Cracks started to appear
in the walls and messages such as "Very soon,
you wont have to go far to get in to Club Connect"
began to show.
Around November 1998, the Worldsaway Manager
called a town meeting and it was announced that Hotel
Silicon was to be closed down, remodeled and relocated
to Silicon Valley, a city in an upcoming world "New
Radio World" (the 'evolution' of Club Connect).
we knew it, this plan was put into effect and everyone
was evicted... only to remmerge in New radio World
(or as we know it... VZ Connections).
Hotel Silicon server was later used for First Frontiers
and is now used for Seducity.