Firstly, thank you all for your kind words of welcome. It has been an unexpected delight to receive goodwill messages from so many Residents. I also appreciate the many thoughtful comments on BK Linden’s blog post announcing my appointment. I have read them and will be addressing some of your questions as soon as I’m a bit more settled in.
One of my highest priorities, over the last few weeks, was spending as much time as possible exploring inworld (with an alt and now Rodvik Linden) to better understand the product experience, your needs, and the culture of Second Life. I have discovered so much. I am amazed on a daily basis by what you have created. Over the holidays, I enjoyed many winter landscapes and seasonal activities. And, more recently, I have been playing around with vehicles and animals.
On the creation front, I am slowly learning how to build by playing around with the land tool and the building environment. I love trees and plants, so I probably overdid it a bit there
Next, I wanted to see how the scripting system worked. So, I made myself a “mail post” that emailed me. I was very impressed by how easy it was to get up and running.
Having no shelter on my island seemed a bit odd. So, I built myself a shack. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s home.
Finally, I like the water so I built myself a simple raft to cruise around in. (OK, it’s very simple. But it works!)
Getting immersed in Second Life is the fun part of the job and I can see why you love the world that you’ve created.
I’m in the process of getting up to speed and working with the team to finalize our plans for 2011. I hope to start sharing more in coming weeks.
Until then, thank you again for such a warm welcome and please follow me on Twitter @rodvik. I look forward to serving you–our customers–in the times ahead.
Rod Humble / Rodvik Linden