View of Socorro from town light house
|Contributors||76x RPS_DA_BEAR ScarClaw72 EastDakota Ted1246 snakyman|
|Road link?||Yes (Route 69)|
Socorro was founded when KingServal and snakyman were building Route 69. Originally planned to be a rest stop, KingServal realized the area could be a town. With EastDakota, King constructed the town's first structure, the town hall. Soon, East constructed his building in the town square. The next day, King invited RPS_DA_BEAR and ScarClaw72. RPS built the Grapevine publishing HQ, while Scar constructed a house. Days later, King expanded the town and invited players. Meanwhile, EastDakota, unhappy with Socorro's management, left. Later, KingServal appointed 76x as vice mayor, until he got banned. The seat was left incumbent until KingServal appointed jriver_15 to the office in 2020.
Following a busy April that saw much development, progress slowed. KingServal played less, 76x became inactive and eventually banned. Progress on the Lucky 38 halted, and few players joined. Socorro seemed doomed to become a ghost town; a small, forgotten mark on Freedonia. It remained that way for months, with its mayor KingServal working on other projects until March of 2020, when he finally decided to get things rolling.
As KingServal became more active, he recognised the faded town's potential. Due to the popularity of other towns such as New Eden, Socorro as of recent has had a very rough time finding staff and members. The inability to find members due to New Eden caused a few other town owners to create Soviet Eden, which ended up with a loss of snakyman, a valuable asset. Most people have begun to live in tiny, prebuilt apartments, opposed to actually building, which Socorro has begun to adapt to in order to keep up.
Socorro is based on the American West, both modern and 19th century, as reflected in the buildings. Town Square, the location of city hall and other buildings, like a saloon, publishing company, and houses, is the main centre of town. Upcoming builds are a museum, and The Lucky 38.
Directions to Socorro
Socorro is easy to enter. There are 4 main transportation methods and they are: Nexus, walking, a railway, and boats. Below are all of the ways to enter Socorro, whichever seems nicest to you is what you should do. It should be noted that the Nexus is the fastest way in and out, though.
1. Take Nexus Northwest (Purple) 3
3. At the right end it will say Socorro!
1. Go to Forrrest using /warp Forrrest
2. Turn around and head to the Numington Town tunnel.
3. When you emerge go right, to the Icekansen (Remember to bring food)
Railroad to Socorro:
Socorro has one main railway connecting it to the mainland of Freedonia, which goes through the Phoenix Isles. Socorro is one of the farthest-reaching areas in the entire railroad network. (Credit to Inspector_Foix for working very hard and helping with the rail connection, thank you.)
1. At Phoenix Isles, go onto all Westbound trains until you reach the end of the city metro line. There should be a sign saying Socorro, stay on that line.
2. Enjoy the ride! It is mostly underground so unfortunately there aren't many good views, but that is set to change.
1. Go on a boat and steer it until you reach the shores of Socorro. (Not recommended before the server update.)
Includes people who've built a house, building, own/owned an apartment, have sethomed, or have had a plot at one point.