Sunday, March 6, 2016

2018 HG: PEOPLE: Exploring the Hypergrid: tours, destinations, addresses, communication.

Exploring the hypergrid:   
tours, destinations, addresses, communication
Updated 9/11/2018
What you need to know to explore the Hypergrid: Community tours, how to find and use addresses, how to communicate with people on other grids
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Hypergridding has changed the face of OpenSim. It has opened doors and forged friendships across grids. As much as it's still a work in progress, the possibility to visit 'foreign countries' is one of the most intriguing, challenging, and fascinating aspects of OpenSim. ... OpenSim has blossomed into a cross pollination of creativity, and created in many a sense of belonging to the whole hyperverse, rather than just one niche.-- Pings from the afterlife


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HG addresses: Instructions for Firestorm

HG travel has a bothersome number of fault modes.  To be a happy hypergridder, you need a fair amount of Fault Tolerance.  The good side is that Fault Tolerance is a useful life skill. Here is your chance to practice it. 

Standard forms of HG address

  • Put the HG address into your world map, next to Find.  Click FindTP
  • grid.kitely.com:8002 (Takes you to the grid default entry region.)
  • At the grid default region you can use the world map to find your destination.
  • You can also use a Firestorm hop on the destination grid: 
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/125/356/22
  • The Firestorm Hop takes you to the coordinates of your destination
  • Unicode can cause problems in HG addresses and maybe elsewhere
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  • A second HG address form will work on many grids: 
  • grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II
  • This address will take you directly to the Cookie II region on Kitely.
  • Many regions have walkin TPs or other TPs to let you select your final destination.

Communication on the Hypergrid

  • IMs and voice work as you would expect
  • Hypergridderers often use email and Skype because they work without a logon. 
  • IMs generally work across grids.
  • Get people on your friends list if you want to contact them
  • Otherwise you will have to go to their grid to find them in search.
  • Google+ communities are widely used for communication across the HG
  • You can use your Avatar name in Google communities.
  • You can read and post on laptops, tablets, and smart phones.

G+ Communities of the Hypergrid

Hypergrid Tours

Destinations

Events


Google communities of the Hypergrid

Choosing a grid to be your home base


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