Tuesday, December 15, 2015

2016 BIZ: HOBBY: NEW: Themed grid: Vehicle lover's paradise. 10 miles of roadway on one sim.

Themed grid: Vehicle lover's paradise.  
10 miles of roads  on one big sim. 
A place for vehicles to roam.  OpenSim allows varregions--regions much larger than standard  This one is 7 old style sims on a side.   So the side is not 256 meters, but 1792 meters.  That is 1.792 kilometers, or a little over 1 mile on a side.  Pangea.
  • A themed grid: Pangea.  This one for people who love vehicles.
  • A themed grid can be tuned to fit the theme.
  • For sailing, driving, flying (could be railroading, too).
  • Sailing will need lots of water and maybe marked courses.
  • Driving needs lots of roads with lots of variety. 
  • Racing needs marked courses and timers.
  • All of them need plenty of CPU time.  
  • So you don't want lots of scripted objects using CPU time. 
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  • Go there on the hypergrid.   
  • HG Address:  login.digiworldz.com:8002:pangea 
  • Put the HG address in the world Map, next to Find.  Click FindTP
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  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?
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Middle Lines Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 12/15, 7pm SLT 


This week the Short Poetry Workshop has a different kind of challenge. We’ll supply the first line of a poem, and the last line of a poem and you write the Middle lines. No more struggling to think of how to start or end a poem, because we’ve done that for you

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        Metaverse beginner help

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        Boats and ships ready for sailing
        • I did not see how to buy them, rent them, or get them free.
        • But that may be TBD
        Roads in a cityscape
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        Balloon ride
        • Sit in the balloon gondola.
        • Pangea is not really an independent grid. 
        • It is part of the DigiWorldz grid.
        • But the marketing treats it like a grid.
        • Once you log in, you will go straight to Pangea.
        • This may be a good marketing strategy.  
        • Don't try to sell virtual worlds, sell something people already like.
        • Sailing. Virtual sailing.  All-weather, low cost, right in your house.  
        • That's themed marketing
        • You market your place on your own web site.
        • You market to people interested in that theme
        • You talk to them in language fitting that theme.  
        • You rent them products needed for that theme.
        • You don't spend your time running a grid.
        • You spend your time in marketing and service.
        • Somebody else does the tech work. 

        You need vehicles
        Here are some
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        Small and fast
        • I don't know what to call them
        Sailing and fishing
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        Larger and slower
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        From sail to helicopter
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        And a fire-breathing dragon
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        For this luxury liner
        We're going to need a bigger ocean

        Entry Planning 

        • Needed skills:  Basic avatar management
        • Skills to learn: Vehicle management 
        • The entry point could focus on specific skills
        • HG Welcome Center. HGProjects. Possible content and presentation
        • Google+ Community: Hypergrid welcome center
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        News and Notes

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          The Hypergrid WIP Show

          The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. 

          Previous Articles from the WIP show 

              Entertainment on the Hypergrid

              HG links-- depending on your interests

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