Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #24+25: A Christmas Adventure on FrancoGrid

This past Sunday we made two excursions to a very special Christmas Festival on FrancoGrid.

The creative force behind the festival was Nani Ferguson, who also created the amazing Pandora region we visited in a previous tour.

This festival features a beautiful Christmas Village, free winter clothes, skiiing, ice skating, and a challenging Christmas Hunt full of freebies.

The festival will be open until Jan 19th, so be sure to check it out before it closes!

There are 3 full regions to explore (Winter, Pole Nord, and Noel), including a hidden underground chocolate maze full of surprises.

Read on for many photos and a full transcript of our discussions.

For more information about the Hypergrid Adventurers Club and how you can join us, please see our homepage.  You can also follow our club’s tweets at #HGAC.

Meeting #24
12/19/2010 : 5pm GMT

15 Hypernauts in attendance:

Ange Menges
Bau Ur
Oronoque Westland
Mel Blauvelt
Aloe Cortex
Eraldo Carlucci
Jadyn Firehawk
Neo Cortex
Mal Burns
Marmottina Taurog
Graham Mills
Mimi Muircastle
Vanish Seriath
El Sliven
Pathfinder Lester

We begin on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.


Pathfinder Lester: Welcome to the Hypergrid Adventurers Club! Thank you all for joining us today.
Pathfinder Lester: The first 30 min of each meeting is spent on introductions and an open discussion.
Pathfinder Lester: And for the second 30 min of each meeting, we will make some Hypergrid jumps to visit and explore an interesting location on the Hypergrid.
Pathfinder Lester: To start, everyone please jump in and say a few words about yourself and your projects/interests in open chat. This is always a good opportunity for networking. :)
Ange Menges: hello and bonjour à tous :-)
Pathfinder Lester: I post a full report and transcript of each meeting’s open chat on my blog, so this is also a chance for you to share information with everyone who reads the blog.
Pathfinder Lester: And if you say anything in open chat that you would NOT like to be posted on my blog, please just say so in chat and I will redact your comments.
Pathfinder Lester: I’m Pathfinder Lester, John Lester in real life. I used to work at Linden Lab from 2005-2010. Now I work at ReactionGrid Inc. as Director of Community Development. I started the Hypergrid Adventurers Club back in October of 20101. My blog is at http://becunningandfulloftricks.com
Pathfinder Lester: today, we’re going to tour the region Winter on FrancoGrid
Pathfinder Lester: i was just there. it’s a beautiful winter festival!
Pathfinder Lester: created by Nani Ferguson
Pathfinder Lester: and Ange :)
Neo Cortex: cool… the one with the winter quest?
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, yes
Pathfinder Lester: many freebies to find in a hunt game :)
Pathfinder Lester: and skiiing and ice skating too
Mimi Muircastle: (mimi loves freebies!)
Oronoque Westland: Good day all…multitasking
Neo Cortex: np… we just started…
Mel Blauvelt: Hi Bau and Oro
Mimi Muircastle: hi oro
Mimi Muircastle: and Bau:)
Ange Menges: To give you an idea, my friend Tao hunt the whole night and found 85 gifts
Pathfinder Lester: hello V!
Vanish Seriath: Good evening.
Mimi Muircastle: how long is the *whole night*!!!!
Ange Menges: 35 missing lol
Neo Cortex: Hey Vanish!
Ange Menges: 12 hours
Pathfinder Lester: i love a challenge, Ange :)
Mimi Muircastle: ouch!
Eraldo Carlucci: My eyes would be twitching
Mimi Muircastle: I think I love sleep more:)
Pathfinder Lester: so you all may notice the map behind me
Pathfinder Lester: i made that yesterday
Neo Cortex: are there any newcomers today?
Bau Ur: :)
Mimi Muircastle: love the map – already stole a copy!
Pathfinder Lester: please take a copy if you wish, tooo
Aloe Cortex: hello, vanish. nice to see you again
Vanish Seriath: Hehe, that looks great.
Ange Menges: Remenber Nani is a master for this kind of game. She use all the tricks
Bau Ur: Neo Cortex. What an excellent name.
Pathfinder Lester: it is a simple map that shows all the regions we have toured and how we have jumped between the grids
Aloe Cortex: it helps me to think about hypergridding
Pathfinder Lester: i was inspired by the maps that V made on his blog
Pathfinder Lester: :)
Vanish Seriath: Aww, thanks.
Neo Cortex: Well… i love the Matrix and i hope to have a little bit cortex ^^
Pathfinder Lester: i did not include all the hypergrid addresses and coordinates
Vanish Seriath: The point of them was to show the diversity of hypergrid a little.
Vanish Seriath: Even though I didn’t exactly write about that.
Pathfinder Lester: because I wanted my map to be more of a conceptual map
Aloe Cortex: hehe, neo
Bau Ur: Cool. Thanks for doing that.
Pathfinder Lester: so we could see quickly all the places we have been, and how we got there.
Eraldo Carlucci: That’s a big help
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll update it over time. i’d like to put together an atlas with many pages in it over time.

Here’s a link to my blog post about the map.

Neo Cortex: we will have to make two more like this…
Aloe Cortex: yes, a very big help
Aloe Cortex: good idea, neo
Mimi Muircastle: love the atlas idea as a record of this group’s travels
Bau Ur: Delightful idea.
El Sliven: Hi guys…sorry I#m late
Neo Cortex: there will be one for each hg version
Aloe Cortex: that would really help me to “see” the big picture
Pathfinder Lester: if anyone else creates map pages, perhaps we could all collaborate and put together an atlas together!
Mimi Muircastle: me too – love visuals
Neo Cortex: Path: did you take a look at the page i sent you?
Mimi Muircastle: we need a 3D representation of our travels!
Pathfinder Lester: Neo,did you email me?. i haven’t checked email yet today
Pathfinder Lester: oh, one more new thing I’ve done
Neo Cortex: yep… i set up a starter page for the new project we were about to announce ;-)
Bau Ur suddenly notices the snow man in the sky and laughs
Vanish Seriath: It would need to be a non-static map, I guess.
Pathfinder Lester: i have updated all my Blamgates so they have hovertext over them that says “Click Me to learn how I work.” and when you click ont he gate, it gives you a notecard explaining how blamgates work.
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, oh cool!
Pathfinder Lester: that’s great!
Pathfinder Lester: want to tell folks now what you’re working on?
Neo Cortex: yep
Pathfinder Lester: i will pass out today’s notecard while you speak
Neo Cortex: the earlier they know about the more they all can contribute
Bau Ur: afk…will read chat and follow wherever the trip goes if I can, in a few minutes.

— Contents of Notecard —-
Before doing any Hypergrid jumps, be sure you have set your Home location and have relogged since you set it.  If you don’t, Hypergrid jumps will not work.  This appears to be a bug.

Many people find the Imprudence viewer to be very good for using with both SL and other grids.  You can find it here: http://imprudenceviewer.org/

*** How to make Manual Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps ***
1) Open your World Map.
2) In the text box next to the Search button, enter the Hypergrid Address.
3) Click the Search button and wait for the map to move to the jump region.
4) Click the Teleport button.

*** Our Starting Location ***
Hypergrid Address: 66.240.233.81:9001:pathlandia
Region Name: “Pathlandia”
Grid Location: jokaydiaGRID (Lower)
Grid Website: http://jokadiagrid.com
************************

Hypergrid Jump #1
Hypergrid Address: hypergrid.reactiongrid.com:9009
Region Name: “HG Gateway 1″
Grid Location: ReactionGrid (Middle)
Grid Website: http://reactiongrid.com

We’ll be making this jump using one of the instant Hypergates on Pathlandia.  It’s the stone archway next to the Tardis..   Just walk up to the archway and walk through it.  You will automatically make a Hypergrid jump to “HG Gateway 1.”

For more information on how these instant Hypergates work, see:
http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/10/29/the-metaphor-of-portals/

“HG Gateway 1″ is a handy jump point in the “middle” of the Hypergrid.

Hypergrid Jump #2
Hypergrid Address:178.63.103.67:9022:Winter
Region Name: “Winter”
Grid Location: FrancoGrid (Upper)
Grid Website: http://francogrid.org

We’ll make this jump the manual way (see above “How to make Manual Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps.”)

“Winter” is a special Christmas region on FrancoGrid created by Nani Ferguson.  Nani is a very talented creator, and we toured her beautiful “Pandora” island at a previous HGAC meeting (http://bit.ly/bjWVvD).  “Winter” features a fun holiday scavenger hunt as well as Christmas village and many beautiful scenic places.  Let’s celebrate the holidays!   http://twitpic.com/3gnouf

***
jokaydiaGRID has a Newbie Dome for folks to pick up freebies that can help them get started.  If you find any good freebies in your Hypergrid travels that you’d like to share, you can put them in the Newbie Dome.   There’s currently a lack of many good outfits and items for male avatars, so it would be great if we could find more items like that to share.
— End of Notecard —

Ange Menges: Path do you always miss men skins ? I saw that once
Oronoque Westland: thanks
Neo Cortex: Okies… we talked about the current split in the hypergrid before
Neo Cortex: so i offered to set up a hg1.5 base for us to start
Neo Cortex: it seems this is becoming a bit more then i originally expected…
Pathfinder Lester: Ange, I am always looking for good new skins for me. I only have a couple.
Neo Cortex: so: i have set up a sim… Vanish here gave me some wonderful things to set up there…
Neo Cortex: plus i opened a blog: http://hbase42.blogspot.com/
Pathfinder Lester: awesome
Mimi Muircastle: love the sound of that —> hyperbase
Neo Cortex: the intention behind that all is to give us all a place to gather on the newer hg grigs, plus to collect all info around hypergridding
Mimi Muircastle: sounds very intergalactic!
Pathfinder Lester: i love it
Mimi Muircastle: perfect idea Neo!
Pathfinder Lester: thank you Neo and V for working on it!
Neo Cortex: meanwhile i have contacted Kidd Piko (the creator of the hypergates) and we will work together on a new teleport / hypergrid panel
Vanish Seriath: You’re most welcome.
Neo Cortex: i am thinking about something like the tp wall on scooter, but automagically updated via Kidd’s database
Pathfinder Lester: oh cool
Neo Cortex: this all might sound a bit much, but if one or the other might jump on the train and give a hand…
Pathfinder Lester: :)
Pathfinder Lester: i will happily help out however I can
Pathfinder Lester: i think this is a great idea, neo
Mimi Muircastle: (beyond my present skill set :(
Vanish Seriath: Well, it’s not like it needs to be finished tomorrow, even if that would be nice.
Neo Cortex: No Mimi… there are things you can do
Mimi Muircastle: like what! I just build snowmen :)
Neo Cortex: e.g. i would love to update the hypergate database with some kind of rating
Neo Cortex: like if you visit a region, you could add your rating to the map entry
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, maybe you could write a blog entry about specific things you need help with? ask for volunteers for specific parts of the project?
Vanish Seriath: Yes, I second that.
Pathfinder Lester: and folks could “sign up” on the blog
Neo Cortex: this way we could gather a lot of useful info
Pathfinder Lester: and you could also remind ppl here at our meetings :)
Mimi Muircastle: (may have to leave – huge storm just hit)
Pathfinder Lester: oooh, a rating system would be nice
Pathfinder Lester: Mimi, oh no. hope you are ok!
Neo Cortex: and i hope many folks can provide input to the blog too
Neo Cortex: good luck Mimi!
Mimi Muircastle: so far so good – the calm screen view is well…calming
Vanish Seriath: Good luck, mimi.
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Pathfinder Lester: i really like the rating idea, Neo
Pathfinder Lester: i know that http://hyperica.com has a rating system, but I don’t think many folks use it
Vanish Seriath: Doesn’t hyperica have ratings?
Vanish Seriath: Aw.
Pathfinder Lester: and you can’t tell exactly how many ppl have rated. i think that’s a key thing
Pathfinder Lester: # of ratings
Neo Cortex: okies… ‘nough pimping my little project… please contact me if you have any questions or ideas for improvements
Vanish Seriath: I don’t even know how many people use or are aware of these directories anyway.
Pathfinder Lester: and maybe also a way for folks to leave comments next to their rating
Pathfinder Lester: like how Amazon works
Pathfinder Lester: so you can also share info on what you found on the region or grid with other ppl.
Neo Cortex: thats the point… i feel there is all the info and tools out there
Neo Cortex: we just need to collect and publish that info
Eraldo Carlucci: I’ll follow your blog and help where I can Neo
Pathfinder Lester: perhaps some kind of HUD system….
Pathfinder Lester: so you could carry it all with you as you travel from grid to grid
Neo Cortex: I am sure Maria Korolov will be happy if we support the rating system
Pathfinder Lester: have the HUD communicate with an external database on the web somewhere
Neo Cortex: i dont intend to reinvent the wheel
Neo Cortex: just find 4 of them and build a car
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, i think what you’re doing…trying to pull things together…is the way to go.
Neo Cortex: we shall see… it all depends on all of us, not just me
Pathfinder Lester: community effort :)
Ange Menges: Neo I think someone in francogrid would be very interested to participate
Mimi Muircastle: I love the idea that all of us could contribute in some way
Ange Menges: if you accept
Neo Cortex: as long as i dont have to learn french ;-)
Ange Menges: lol no
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Mimi Muircastle: (tried to learn french once :)
Neo Cortex: i learned latin at school… but thats hidden below a huge pile of junk meanwhile
Pathfinder Lester: hello Mal!
Mal Burns: Hi all
Mal Burns: Ciao a tutti
Vanish Seriath: I believe latin IS the pile of junk.
Vanish Seriath: Hi Mal.
Mel Blauvelt: Hi Mal
Neo Cortex: lol… but at least it helps to interpret some roman based languages
Pathfinder Lester: Mal, feel free to take a copy of the map i made behind me
Mimi Muircastle: I loved latin!
Pathfinder Lester: it’s a map of allt he grids and regions the HGAC has visited, and the routes we’ve taken between them all.
Mal Burns: Oh – thanks Path
Mal Burns: Oh – Path grazie
Aloe Cortex: i tried to learn french too, mimi…no luck, lol
Mimi Muircastle: :)
Marmottina Taurog: Hi sorry I’m late !
Mimi Muircastle: hi Marmottina
Marmottina Taurog accepted your inventory offer.
Pathfinder Lester: no worries
Pathfinder Lester: feel free to take a copy of the map i made behind me
Pathfinder Lester: it’s a map of all the grids and regions the HGAC has visited, and the routes we’ve taken between them all.
Marmottina Taurog: Looks good !
Pathfinder Lester: so now you know where you’ve been :)
Marmottina Taurog: :-)
Pathfinder Lester: and Mal and Marmottina…
Pathfinder Lester: check the chatlog from earlier once I post it. Neo announced a very cool project. :)
Pathfinder Lester: but for now, I think it’s time we headed to our destination today.
Pathfinder Lester: Winter on FrancoGrid
Mimi Muircastle: beware flying maps!
Pathfinder Lester: they have a beautiful winter festival going on right now
Ange Menges: ok I leave. See you there
Pathfinder Lester: everyone here is already a hypernaut
Pathfinder Lester: so you know the drill :)
Pathfinder Lester: we use this blamgate first
Mimi Muircastle: (I am living in the middle of a winter festival)
Pathfinder Lester: Mimi, lol
Pathfinder Lester: queueing up!
Mimi Muircastle: we know our places:)

Our group walks through an Instant Hypergate (aka a “Blamgate) on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

And we arrive on the region HG Gateway 1 on ReactionGrid.

Then we all make a Manual Hypergrid Jump to the region Winter on FrancoGrid.

fabrice parisi: welcome on Noel party
Graham Mills: Hi Fabrice :)
Mal Burns: Hi Fabrice
fabrice parisi: hi mal – hi path
fabrice parisi: hi graham & vanish
nani ferguson: welcome back Path
Pathfinder Lester: hi nani! :)
nani ferguson: :)
Pathfinder Lester: i am taking pictures for my blog :)
Graham Mills: I’m going to relog — graphics not rendering fully
fabrice parisi: come on skate park
Aloe Cortex: hi, tao
nani ferguson: yes follow me please
Pathfinder Lester: ah, teleport to thevillage
Pathfinder Lester: we can get clothes there and skis
Aloe Cortex: perfect!
nani ferguson: you have some clothes here
El Sliven: GREAT!
El Sliven: Thanks nani!
nani ferguson: and a rezzing place outside
Pathfinder Lester: this is wonderful, nani
Pathfinder Lester: so much work you have done here.
nani ferguson: you have some others clothes in the chalet

Marmottina Taurog: I feel warmer now !
nani ferguson: it’s in the other one
Pathfinder Lester: Marmottina, lol
Pathfinder Lester: i am getting my skis ready :D
Tao Vacano: control r before skiing
Pathfinder Lester: this is great!
Pathfinder Lester: need to reset the scripts in the Right ski before they work
Pathfinder Lester: then when you run, you ski!!


Tao Vacano: follow me i show you the mountain restaurant
Tao Vacano: here
Tao Vacano: there is a jacuzzi
Pathfinder Lester: line dance!
Pathfinder Lester: i love it

Pathfinder Lester: i found the skate park!

Pathfinder Lester: i love how the christmas hunt is a giant present!

Pathfinder Lester: my time is up, so i must leave. but I’ll be back to explore the hunt!

Neo Cortex: thank you for this great tour!

That’s the end of our first tour of the day.  Read on for our second visit to Winter!

Meeting #25
12/19/2010 : 10pm GMT

15 Hypernauts in attendance:

Neo Cortex
Jeff Kelley
Aaron Duffy
Vonni Cisse
Arwenna Stardust
Chimera Cosmos
Jokay Wollongong
Cider Jack
Pim Peccable
Mimi Muircastle
Graham Mills
Jenny Oliver
Peter Miller
Orchid Jameson
Pathfinder Lester

We begin on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

Pathfinder Lester: i’ll make the intro remarks now.
Pathfinder Lester: Welcome to the Hypergrid Adventurers Club! Thank you all for joining us today.
Pathfinder Lester: The first 30 min of each meeting is spent on introductions and an open discussion.
Pathfinder Lester: And for the second 30 min of each meeting, we will make some Hypergrid jumps to visit and explore an interesting location on the Hypergrid.
Pathfinder Lester: To start, if you wish, feel free to jump in and say a few words about yourself and your projects/interests in open chat. This is always a good opportunity for networking. :)
Pathfinder Lester: I post a full report and transcript of each meeting’s open chat on my blog, so this is also a chance for you to share information with everyone who reads the blog.
Pathfinder Lester: And if you say anything in open chat that you would NOT like to be posted on my blog, please just say so in chat and I will redact your comments.
Pathfinder Lester: I’m Pathfinder Lester, John Lester in real life. I used to work at Linden Lab from 2005-2010. Now I work at ReactionGrid Inc. as Director of Community Development. I started the Hypergrid Adventurers Club back in October of 2010. My blog is at http://becunningandfulloftricks.com
Cider Jack: I’m part owner/builder of the Applewood sim here on Jokaydiagrid along with Arwenna Stardust. After spending over three great years in SL I’m glad to find an OS grid to call my new home. :) I’m here because I enjoy building, and welcome inspiration from all sources
Cider Jack: and I have an overly long intro ;)
Pathfinder Lester: good for the chatlog, Cider!
Jeff Kelley: Well, thanks to guest me and pardon my approximative english, i’m Jeff kelley here and in SL, interested in Opensim, running a sim at home soon hyper-enabled
Cider Jack: in the intereset of chatlog health…
Pathfinder Lester: great to have you, Jeff. welcome!
Chimera Cosmos: y’all are typing much faster than the Shapespearians are speaking LOL
Mimi Muircastle: Mimi/Charlotte – usually on the early grid hopping – rained out – love this club – and my land on Joykaydia:)
Arwenna Stardust: this works
Aaron Duffy: I’m a grad student using opensim-based plant population simulations in my research and developing science inquiry activities for middle school students
Arwenna Stardust: Hi all!
Jokay Wollongong: i think its ok now.. i’ve managed some TPS arond the grid without disappearing anywhere ;)
Pim Peccable: I am a customer s3ervice worker who loves virtual worlds and helping people. Been in since Jan 07
Pim Peccable: Sono un lavoratore s3ervice cliente che ama i mondi virtuali e aiutare le persone. Lì dal 7 gennaio
Cider Jack: and then forgetting to rebember?
Jokay Wollongong: hehe Oh Chim.. i need to send out reminders and havnet got to it… keep an eye on your inbox ;)
Chimera Cosmos: indeed Cider
Graham Mills: Hi Path — and everyone else :)
Chimera Cosmos: story of my life
Cider Jack: haha! yes, know that one…
Arwenna Stardust: woohoo love the map of the hypergrid here Path
Pathfinder Lester: Arewnna, oh yes
Pathfinder Lester: i made the map behind me
Arwenna Stardust: studying it now
Pathfinder Lester: it is copyable, so feel free to take one
Arwenna Stardust: will do – ty
Pathfinder Lester: it’s a map of all the grids and regions we visited, and the routes we took between them
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll keep updating it over time
Pathfinder Lester: i wanted to make something that kind of summed up our trips so far
Chimera Cosmos: I’m Chimera in most VWs and Liz Dorland outside – college chem prof, interested in visualization and edtech for many years, VW fan since 2006 and now more interested in professional networking via VWs and social media + visualization still of course
Arwenna Stardust: this is really helpful
Cider Jack: took the words right out of my mouth!
Pathfinder Lester: i’m glad you like it. thanks!
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, did you want to mention your new project?
Neo Cortex: errmmm… sure
Chimera Cosmos: can you give us the texture to make one in other grids Path?
Chimera Cosmos: the map that is?
Pathfinder Lester: i just want to make sure folks know about it :) and maybe you’ll get some more volunteer help!
Pathfinder Lester: Chimera, oh sure
Chimera Cosmos: cool
Neo Cortex: i was just thinking how i could mix that into the description of what i am or do… ^^
Chimera Cosmos: and for ppt ;-)
Chimera Cosmos: publicity
Pathfinder Lester: actually, let me modify the map….
Chimera Cosmos: be sure to put your name on it
Chimera Cosmos: and link
Pathfinder Lester: there
Cider Jack: don’t want much do you Chimera ;)
Pathfinder Lester: the map behind me now has inside it a copy of the texture. fullperm
Neo Cortex: since we recently spoke about the current slippting of the hypergrid (three versions, all incompatible)
Graham Mills: Reminds me I want to go back to a few places too
Cider Jack: awesom, thanks Pathfinder
Chimera Cosmos: thx! I see that the texture is inside
Neo Cortex: i offered to set up a hg1.5 based region to start further explorations from
Pathfinder Lester: you’re welcome
Chimera Cosmos: cmon cider!
Chimera Cosmos: It’s for the greater VW Good!
Neo Cortex: http://hbase42.blogspot.com/
Neo Cortex: this gives a very quick intro to what i have in mind
Pathfinder Lester: very cool, Neo
Cider Jack: I know Chim, I’m just here to give people a hard time ;)
Pim Peccable: So you are hard cider!
Pim Peccable: Così si è sidro forte!
Neo Cortex: i would like to invite you all to visit / share your knowlwdge and contribute to the growth of the hyperverse
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll pass out today’s notecard while you all chat now

— Contents of Notecard —-
Before doing any Hypergrid jumps, be sure you have set your Home location and have relogged since you set it.  If you don’t, Hypergrid jumps will not work.  This appears to be a bug.

Many people find the Imprudence viewer to be very good for using with both SL and other grids.  You can find it here: http://imprudenceviewer.org/

*** How to make Manual Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps ***
1) Open your World Map.
2) In the text box next to the Search button, enter the Hypergrid Address.
3) Click the Search button and wait for the map to move to the jump region.
4) Click the Teleport button.

*** Our Starting Location ***
Hypergrid Address: 66.240.233.81:9001:pathlandia
Region Name: “Pathlandia”
Grid Location: jokaydiaGRID (Lower)
Grid Website: http://jokadiagrid.com
************************

Hypergrid Jump #1
Hypergrid Address: hypergrid.reactiongrid.com:9009
Region Name: “HG Gateway 1″
Grid Location: ReactionGrid (Middle)
Grid Website: http://reactiongrid.com

We’ll be making this jump using one of the instant Hypergates on Pathlandia.  It’s the stone archway next to the Tardis..   Just walk up to the archway and walk through it.  You will automatically make a Hypergrid jump to “HG Gateway 1.”

For more information on how these instant Hypergates work, see:
http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/10/29/the-metaphor-of-portals/

“HG Gateway 1″ is a handy jump point in the “middle” of the Hypergrid.

Hypergrid Jump #2
Hypergrid Address:178.63.103.67:9022:Winter
Region Name: “Winter”
Grid Location: FrancoGrid (Upper)
Grid Website: http://francogrid.org

We’ll make this jump the manual way (see above “How to make Manual Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps.”)

“Winter” is a special Christmas region on FrancoGrid created by Nani Ferguson.  Nani is a very talented creator, and we toured her beautiful “Pandora” island at a previous HGAC meeting (http://bit.ly/bjWVvD).  “Winter” features a fun holiday scavenger hunt as well as Christmas village and many beautiful scenic places.  Let’s celebrate the holidays!   http://twitpic.com/3gnouf

***
jokaydiaGRID has a Newbie Dome for folks to pick up freebies that can help them get started.  If you find any good freebies in your Hypergrid travels that you’d like to share, you can put them in the Newbie Dome.   There’s currently a lack of many good outfits and items for male avatars, so it would be great if we could find more items like that to share.
— End of Notecard —

Vonni Cisse: ty, Path……… great site, Neo
Neo Cortex: i hope it wont be too long until the hypergrid protocols come back together… but until then we might have to use different bases to start from
Chimera Cosmos: any idea when v7 reaches RG?
Jokay Wollongong: and when did the HGAC start its own microbrewery… very impressive pathfinder.. lolz
Pathfinder Lester: good to see you again V
Arwenna Stardust: ty Neo – will have a proper read later – looks like a great idea
Vanish Seriath: Hi everyone.
Neo Cortex: this is nothing to be done in a hurry
Chimera Cosmos: a brewski would be nice about now…
Arwenna Stardust: Hi V :)
Pathfinder Lester: FYI, i modified the map behind me once more. now it contains both a fullperm copy of the map texture, but also a fullperm copy of the blank burnt paper texture, if you want to make your own map using the same paper. :)
Vanish Seriath: Thanks Path.
Arwenna Stardust: thanks Path!
Neo Cortex: if any of you has a cool idea or can provide info… just add an answer to the blog
Pathfinder Lester: sure thing
Pathfinder Lester: thanks Neo. it will be really fun to see how the project grows.
Pathfinder Lester: so today, we’re going to visit the region Winter on FrancoGrid
Arwenna Stardust: shivers…..
Pathfinder Lester: Nani Ferguson of FrancoGrid created it
Arwenna Stardust: glad I am not in the UK!
Cider Jack: that would explain the ski outfit…
Pathfinder Lester: and it’s also full of freebies. and a freebie HUNT
Pathfinder Lester: there’s like 100 different freebies hidden in the region next to Winter
Pathfinder Lester: and we can get freebie winter clothes and skis (like I’m wearing)
Pathfinder Lester: so you won’t freeze ;()
Graham Mills: :)
Vonni Cisse: wow, and Francogrid has a terrific and very stable sandbox for importing
Cider Jack: no avsicles on this trip
Jokay Wollongong: heh… we’re freezing irl.. in Wollongong its Winter too! ;)
Pathfinder Lester: you many know of Nani’s work already. she created the region Pandora on FrancoGrid that we toured a few weeks ago.
Arwenna Stardust: I love those earrings Neo – ty :)
Pathfinder Lester: so i think you’ll be impressed by her work with Winter
Jokay Wollongong: hehe.. thanks Neo ;)
Neo Cortex: someone here asked me to make them ;-)
Pathfinder Lester: yes, Neo, i wear the earring you made all the time now!
Mimi Muircastle: got mine this morning – cool and ty
Pathfinder Lester: crop circle earring. i just hope aliens don’t try to land in my ear now.
Pathfinder Lester: why don’t we start heading over to Winter now
Pathfinder Lester: there’s so much to see there. you’ll probably want to go back when you all have more time.
Pathfinder Lester: and the route instructions are in the notecard i passed out.
Pathfinder Lester: you all know the drill :)
Jokay Wollongong: I’ll hang out here till peeps make it out to Winter.. lemme know if you need helps ;)
Pathfinder Lester: we walk thru this gate first

Our group walks through an Instant Hypergate (aka a “Blamgate) on the regionPathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

And we arrive on the region HG Gateway 1 on ReactionGrid.

Then we all make a Manual Hypergrid Jump to the region Winter on FrancoGrid.

Pathfinder Lester: made it
nani ferguson: welcome back Path
Pathfinder Lester: hi nani!
nani ferguson: Hiya Jeff
Pathfinder Lester: good to see you again
Peter Miller: Hi Jeff
nani ferguson: good to see yu too
nani ferguson: hiya Peter
nani ferguson: welcome in Winter
Peter Miller: Bon soir nani :)

A group of us decide to try racing on our skis down the mountain!

Pathfinder Lester: that was so much fun!
Tao Vacano: ouiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
fabrice parisi: Yiffi !!!
fabrice parisi: who is last
fabrice parisi: last pay beer
fabrice parisi: at FG club
fabrice parisi: :-)
Vonni Cisse: lol
Tao Vacano: last must dance naked at fg club :D
fabrice parisi: FG pub club

Finally, I explored the Christmas Village and the Christmas Hunt region (the giant present).  I managed to discover the hidden underground chocolate maze, too!

And so ends another day of exploring with the Hypergrid Adventurers Club.

-John “Pathfinder” Lester

About John Lester (Pathfinder)

John Lester is an expert in Multiuser 3D Virtual Worlds, Immersive Learning, Knowledge Management and Community Development. His background is in neuroscience research and medical education, and he previously worked at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Linden Lab. John is currently the Chief Learning Officer at ReactionGrid Inc., helping clients develop new systems for immersive learning using web and mobile-based virtual world platforms. For more contact info please see http://about.me/pathfinder
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