Monday, January 18, 2016

2016 HG: P2P: Tips for tour travel on the Hypergrid

Tips for tour travel on the Hypergrid 
Tours are one way for newcomers to get acquainted with the HG.  Here are some things to know about that may make your trip easier.

Hypergrid Tours

At the start

  • Friend the others so you can IM them on the trip
  • Set prefs for doubleclick TP so you can TP to any place you click on.
  • Start  IM with tour leader, 
  • Get LMs for destinations
  • Find you suitcase in your inventory
  • Be sure you know how to use the people button to find nearby people
  • Know how to use the Firestorm Hop.
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          Metaverse beginner help

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          Friend the others.

          • Right click on the avatar.
          • Click friend
          • If friend is not available, the person is already on your friends list.

          Set prefs for doubleclick TP.

          • Avatar--Preferences--Move and View--Movement--Doubleclick on land--TP to clicked point

          Set up IM with tour leader.

          • Right click on the avatar.
          • Click IM
          • Type greeting or questions in IM bar that opens.

          Get LMs for destinations.

          • Tour leader may give them to you.
          • Tour leader may give you notecard with embedded LMs.
          • When you get embedded LMs, immediately click on them to activate then.
          • Embeddded things may not be recoverable except in the grid where they were embedded.
          • Destination addresses and travel instructions may be posted in tour community.

          Find you suitcase.

          • Look in your inventory under My Suitcase.
          • Things you get on the HG will go there.
          • Look there for LMs and notecards given to you on HG
          • Not all home grids will give you a suitcase.  
          • If you don't have a suitcase, new things (LMs and Notecards) probably go into your inventory.

          Be sure you know how to use the people tab to find nearby people

          • Firestorm instructions: The people button is two heads together.
          • It is probably on your viewer screen unless you removed it.
          • If you don't see it, right click on any button on your viewer screen, then click Toolbar  buttons.
          • As the tour people assemble, click the people button.  
          • Under the Nearby tab you will see a list of people nearby.
          • Names in caps are already friends.  
          • Double click on a name to put your camera on that avatar.
          • Double click on the ground or floor near the avatar and you will TP there.
          • Now you won't get lost.

          Know how to use the Firestorm Hop.

          • The Firestorm Hop is useful for getting someone to exact coordinates.
          • To get it, go to the place in Firestorm.  Click on the Nav Bar.
          • The Nav Bar is above the viewer screen. 
          • Clicking on it will change its contents to the Firestorm Hop.
          • The Firestorm Hop is text-able, so you can copy-paste it into IM's 
          • or notecards, emails, blogs, etc.
          • People use Hop by pasting it into the Nav bar of the Firestorm viewer.

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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. 

            Next WIP show 

            • Next WIP show: Sun. Jan 24, Noon SLT
            • Location: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
            • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
            • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22
            • Narasnook  location
            • world.narasnook.com:8900
            • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
            • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
            • Cookie II location
            • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
            • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
            • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
            • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

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