Posts tagged ‘travel’

October 9, 2013

The Long and Winding Road

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The long and winding road led me to him. Pathfinder aka John Lester *_* My heroe in Virtual worlds and founder of The Hypergrid Adventurers Club. An idol for a grid hopper like me :O)

Pathfinder is a former Second Life employee and icon: “From 2005-2010, John worked at Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life. At Linden Lab he led the development of the education and healthcare markets while evangelizing the innovative use of virtual worlds in research, training and distance education.” Read more: http://about.me/pathfinder

But now he has his own grid Pathlandia and I visited it the other day, jumping from OsGrid, and had a nice chat with John at his cosy campfire. The region is full of nice freebies and I got a box full of wonderful mesh flowers. Thanks John for your warm welcome and I will certainly try to attend next Hypergid adventure  <3

If you want to visit Pathlandia (of course you do!) HG adress is: pathlandia.dlinkddns.com:9000:Pathlandia

Read more: http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2012/01/09/my-diva-standalone-opensim-grid-pathlandia/

Follow his blog if you are (or want to be) cunning and full of tricks: http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/

The Long and Winding Road to John from Mera, his most persistent stalker:

“The long and winding road that leads to your door
Will never disappear
I’ve seen that road before it always leads me here
Leads me to your door” 

:):)

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August 19, 2013

The wonders of OpenSim

Metropolis

I was supposed to work from home this weekend, too much work irl,  but I had to take a break and log in to OsGrid. I have no home in OsGrid so I live in a sandbox. Im rebuilding my RL home so its a mess and my main computer is in a box somewhere.

I felt restless so I decided to Hypergrid jump. Cool grid End of the Metaverse didnt respond (tho i succeeded to enter it later) so i started with Metropolis instead . The receptionist Bertha was asleep, standing sleeping as a horse, when I showed up. Middle of the day…Piles of paper all over the place.  Metropolis seems to have hard conditions for their staff. Iv never heard she have had vacation, ever, poor thing.

Extra special about Metropolis is that it has a web chat function you can use when you cant be logged in to a viewer. I wish all worlds had that. Link: http://chat.hypergrid.org/

I miss my region in OsGrid, maybee its time to start again, some day… tho im not sure I can wake up my old server again. Sven always helped me before, when i got stuck :´( If I get started again I will dedicate a place for him on my region, as it was because of him I discovered the wonders of OpenSim.

OsGrid: http://www.osgrid.org/

HG links;

Metropolis: http://hypergrid.org:8002/ *metropolis*

End of the Metaverse: endofthemetaverse.us:9120:Street

How to Hypergrid: http://www.hyperica.com/how-to-travel/

August 8, 2012

Happy inWorldz Rez day Leanna and Anna!!

We all met this monday to celebrate Anna Loom and Leanna Caerndow at Annas sim Alinja in the small grid inWorldz. The performance was excellent even though it was 30 people on the sim the whole time i was present. Big congrats Anna and Leanna, 2 years inWorldz!!

March 20, 2012

Amazonian adventure in Second Life

So the next premium membership gift was an adventure! No more stuff to fill our already full inventories, no this is a different turn from Linden Lab. It´s a premium destination. I will try it out as soon as I find time. Read on: Amazonian Adventure

Different destinations to the Wilderness

There seem to be some new exciting features added;
“Note to creators: Our teams used many of the new pathfinding tools to create activities and bring life to the Wilderness area. We will start rolling out these new pathfinding tools at the end of March.

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November 1, 2011

My favourite things…


Listen to this awesome tune while you read the post. I love this version! =)

What did I miss most from Second Life when I was inWorldz mostly? Some friends of course, no question about that. But my real friends I have been in touch with regularly when i moved to inWorldz anyway.

But there are some other things that are personal to me.You may think they are a bit strange but I will count some of them up here.

Sailing virtually into the sunset! This is so relaxing and sooths me even irl when im stressed out. Expecially when theres no wind…. ;) Sailing boat from Coldred Telling (big thanks!).

I missed my VKC dog Lexus. Not just because he is a lot of fun but also because he represented a dead dog friend irl for me. Its strange how much you can miss a pixel dog. As I have dogs irl, I dont really understand it… But I guess it was cos he was linked to a RL dog.

I missed mainland and all kontinents in SL. When i bought my first sim inWorldz I choosed a sim on mainland. But it was not the same as mainland in Second life. No criticism here, it was just different. I missed the infrastructure from SLs mainland in InWorldz. There are no roads or protected water between the sims inWorldz. Ok there has been no physics yet but still..

Although its a fact that crossing sim borders is a lot easier inWorldz than in SL

Some ppl says connected sims lags more and that might be the reason some grids avoid mainland/kontinents. I dont know. But I like it and I want it. My experience is that mainland doesnt lag more than standalones if you look at statistics.

I love to travel between sims, by car, boat or balloon or whatever. Especially together with nice friends.

Or participate in Snailrace to support Relay for life (supports cancer reserach). That is a way to find exciting places. Last time i got lost with my snail and started to explore instead. Thats how i found a nice home =)) Try it sometimes, im sure you will find it refreshing compared to just TP around.

Linden has a lot of cars, trains and such on the roads and protected water one can use to explore the continents. And dont be surpriced if you meet a tank while you are out driving… *why I love virtual worlds* =))

You can start your journey at Explorers Info Center at Zindra; http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soobit/216/50/30  its one of my favourite places. You can see all continents and roads and take copies of the maps. (UPDATE: Sorry this place seems to be gone now)

I think one of the problems for new grids is to find something for visitors to do. Creators and simowners has always something to do. This is where physics and infrastructue comes in. And of course if there is enough hunts, music and art events etc.  Only stand alone sims can be boring if you are a visitor. It doesnt give me the same feeling as mainland anyhoo. If guests dont find anything to do, the grid may become a small niche world for creators only. But that may be good enough! Creators are also customers :)

I also miss the strange feeling of meeting a school bus when im out in my rowing boat…some Linden has really weird humour….

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