Well, as it says in the title, this is my first world build, so please go easy on me with the criticisms - I can handle the truth - I just can't handle the embarrassment - lol!
Before I go any further, I would like to thank the following people for helping me with builds for my world and for testing said world. They are:-
Glenkarri - link to her Studio http://www.thesims3.com/userExchange.html?selectedAsstType=all&persona=Glenkarri
Harley2 - link to her Studio http://www.thesims3.com/userExchange.html?selectedAsstType=all&persona=HARLEY2
Nicarus - link to his Studio http://www.thesims3.com/userExchange.html?selectedAsstType=all&persona=Nicarus
Without the generosity and help of these three lovely people, my world would probably be languishing somewhere on a memory stick because I get so bored, so quickly with building homes!
Glenkarri spent many, many, many hours helping me test this world for playability and routing issues - which, fingers crossed, there appears to be none - and she also provided me with some wonderfully imaginative names to choose from when it came time to actually give my world a name! So Torcroft Island is Torcroft Island because of my bestest simming buddy Glenkarri - MWAAAH!!
Okay, on to some pics:-
Torcroft Island contains no CC - however, I did use some terrain paints created by HturnerP and Martine.
I built this medium sized island world after a reading a book by Simon Winchester called "Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire
". In it he tells the story of an island called Tristan da Cunha - and reading it, I felt transported. This was the type of island I would love to live on - happily ever after - as a recluse! This is not a tropical paradise oasis - but a harsh land, with a monster at its heart - a relatively new 2000 foot high volcano, rising close to the township's capital, Edinburgh. The islanders (known as Tristanians) make their living - and a handsome one at that - by catching and selling crawfish to the Americans.
Anyway, enough with the geography and history - MY version of this island actually looks nothing like the original - aaahhh - the glory and wonder of an over-active imagination! But the premise of the island is the same - a small fishing village - not too many occupants - not too much to do but fish and wile away the hours listening to a radio or joining your friends and neighbours for a drink at the local pub!
I hope those of you who decide to download Torcroft Island, enjoy her as much as I did making her! Please don't forget to leave a recommendation - they're always greatly appreciated
The link to download Torcroft is here:- http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=6548521