Wizard.Gynoid @hypergrid.org:8002: this is starting to look obscene
|Cherry Manga's new Alice build on Francogrid|
|L'Hiver makes you shiver|
Tobogganing on a Bullet sim. Now that's fun. Cluster tobogganing may look obscene to Wizard, but it's a blast! Well, until you crash.
|Rezzing on ice!|
DS Tobogan Mesh-T-04: snowbody.Cortes @hypergrid.org riding toboggan!
Nara.Nook: Oh this is cool! love having a driver
snowbody.Cortes: I'm a crazy driver
Kelso.Uxlay: I never though it could be multi sit.
Nara.Nook: what is yeehaw in Italian?
Jessica.Pixel: I'm sitting on Wizzy's lap lol
The teleporting within Var regions turned out to be challenging. Ending up at the bottom of the bay without your bits was par for the course, as Truelie Telling found out more than once! That might have been because there were 15 of us though. Some couldn't make the jump at all; going to your home world and trying again will often help with that, it seems. Although it's all voodoo.
|Ferd shows us how it's done|
|Stuck at the Safari clubhouse on Francogrid? Check out the freebies including Jessica's new opensim tanktop!|
Here's a piece of bizarreness; there were three people stuck on Francogrid. The Map address wouldn't work for them, nor would the LMs from the dispenser. When I passed them a 'fresh' yet identical version of the main LM, two of the three were immediately able to jump.
Later, Scottius Polke joined us, he couldn't jump from Francogrid, couldn't jump from the *Startregion* of his home grid of Metropolis, even after relogging... then from a nearby sandbox on Metropolis, poof, the Landmark worked.
|Outworldz Welcome Hub. That's a small door!|
Worth all the hard work? Yes. Not just because the Phaze team have made an outstanding build yet again, but because... grid jumping is a bit like a new cell phone. You have to tough through the ineptitude/enemy interface bit, then it gets easier and you can stop looking for a phone booth. If you HG Jump enough it becomes easier. I swear. What does that easiness mean? That you can, with confidence, go to new places without having to find a tp gate. That you reach out and spark new alliances and inspiration, and gain perspective about your own builds and the world in general. That you find ways in which you can make the community stronger. That you're no longer tied to gates, that you don't get caught in the same-old same-old. That you take a leap.
|When the game's fully up and running, you'll be able to customize your dragon with a million permutations|
Speaking of leaps, a dragon wonderland! This quest is all about - will be all about, it's not finished yet - having your own personal, personalized, dragon. After years of volunteering and creating and giving in SL, Ferd Fredrix has finally closed his sim there, to focus 100% on his work in open sim. This is not the only quest you can visit on Outworldz, but it is perhaps the most ambitious so far, with two tribes of NPC's (so much great mesh by Debbie Edwards!), a village, a castle, tunnels, lava and - of course - a lot of pesky sheep.
|Ferd's heavy Book of Magic may be affecting his posture|
|Check mate. Like this build? Show your appreciation by making something free for OpenSim!|
Last up the Wonderland par excellence, another preview but oh what a sight, Cherry Manga's new Alice in Wonderland. It's is her way of paying back to the community, and in particular, to her sim provider, gill beaumont. Francogrid is a not-for-profit grid, and if ever there was an example of how virtual worlds can escape the boring confines of mere money exchanges, this is it.
gill beaumont: mon cadeau de cherry....
gill beaumont: c'est magnifique pour moi...
gill beaumont: desolé pour le lag, faut optimiser la regions.. mais ce soir c est un bon test niveau server
gill beaumont: merci a vous!
|Visitors from four different grids: Dabici, Serene, Patti and Jessica take in the sights|
Serene.Jewell: It's so pretty at this spot.
Thirza Ember: this is just a preview
PatriciaAnne.Daviau: it is awesome so far!!
Serene.Jewell: I love it.
Dabici.Straulino: it so beautiful, well crafted and imaginative
Fuschia.Nightfire: don't eat the cake, james had his feet in it
PatriciaAnne.Daviau: ewhewww gross
James.Atlloud: very cooling after all the walking
Fuschia.Nightfire: this is usually the time of evening when Thirza dances on the table
Not this time. It was all Fuschia, in the lingerie costume that wouldn't cooperate for the Hedonism party last week. Pretty in pink... and what a dance!
This week's URI collection:
L'Hiver du Grand Nord hg.creanovale.ca:8052:CREA
Elves and Dragons outworldz.com:9000:Phaze-Dragons
Alice in Wonderland hg.francogrid.org:80:aliceinwonderland