Hypergrid Adventurers Club

Interested in exploring Opensim and interconnected Virtual Worlds?

The Hypergrid Adventurers Club is a group of explorers interested in discussing and exploring virtual worlds on the Hypergrid.

For a great summary of the history of the Hypergrid and how it is evolving, read “Towards HG 2.0″ by Diva Canto (the inventor of the Hypergrid protocol).

It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to virtual worlds and the Hypergrid or if you’re a seasoned veteran.  We all learn and help each other together.

The first half of each meeting is a roundtable discussion about current developments in Opensim, as well as an opportunity for everyone to share information about their own projects and discoveries.  The rest of each meeting is a group tour of exciting new virtual worlds on the Hypergrid.  Records of our tours can be found on this blog.

When are the meetings and where are they held?

We have no predefined meeting schedule or a fixed starting point, but we’ll always announce all the details of a meeting on our HGAC Google Group Mailing List.  So be sure to subscribe to our Google Group and keep an eye out for upcoming adventures. 

What virtual world viewer software should I be using?

I highly recommend the Singularity viewer.  It works on Mac/PC/Linux, and allows you to access Second Life as well as any OpenSim-based grid.

Where can I find a simple overview of how to make Hypergrid jumps and a list of some places to visit?

Check out the Hypergrid Landmarks page.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me at john.e.lester@gmail.com. You also can often find me on Pathlandia.

And if you have recommendations for interesting places you think our group should explore on the Hypergrid, please post them in the comments.

We look forward to you joining us as we travel the Frontier of the Metaverse.  The future will be connected, so lets explore together!

Photo by Thirza Ember

-John “Pathfinder” Lester

134 Responses to Hypergrid Adventurers Club

  1. catkins_in_nz says:

    Wonderful idea John! I shall try to join you although 7pm is 7am Sunday morning for us here in NZ (and 5am in AUs I think!). Perhaps we can have the occasional antipodean friendly meet :) as I know of others who would love to participate in this. Looking forward to meeting you in JokaydiaGrid sometime soon. Arwenna Stardust from Goodstar, Jokaydia.

    • Pathfinder says:

      Oh boy, given the huge community of folks from NZ and AU on jokaydiaGRID, this will not do.

      OK, I’ve rescheduled the time and updated the blog and google calendar. It’s now 10pm-11pm GMT on Sundays. That should give folks in AU and NZ a bit more time for breakfast, and still be friendly to as many other timezones as possible. That sound good?

  2. Clare says:

    Wow – that sounds great!! I’ll definitely be there now and should even be awake! Seriously – I think that will make it much more possible for many. I will be encouraging them from my end! Thank you so much.

  3. Ai Austin says:

    Great idea. Hope to join up with you all.

  4. Owen Kelly says:

    Hi,

    Sounds great, but I agree with catkins and clare in reverse, as it were.

    10pm Sunday is midnight for me (and numbers of others in Europe as opposed to the UK). Would it be possible to have some (every other one?) twelve hours earlier, at mid-day my time?

    That should get most people into one or other of the meetings and, once in a while, we could get up early/stay up late and visit the “other” meeting :)

    Cheers
    Owen

    • Ai austin says:

      No need to all be synchronous, the adventurers club should be 365/24. We need a way to do in world “GPS” to show where the “green dots”, as we could call ourselves, are:-)

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  7. Azzura says:

    Great job Pathfinder! I heard nothing but good things from people that attended. And here you were worried about turnout! Glad the hypergrid was kind to you.

  8. Ener Hax says:

    funny on the photo – i used the pioneer analogy as well when i first started in OpenSim, i have since refined that last august to clarify the difference of being a pioneer “of” and a pioneer “in”

    Justin CC, Crista Lopes, Adam Frisby, James Stallings II, plus many others, are the pioneers and i simply follow along the trail they have created, blazed, and paved. i’d like to think i am a pioneer – it’s a romantic notion – but i am simply a user of it =)

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  10. I missed your maiden voyage across the Metaverse by a few minutes. Tried to catch up with your romp to no avail. See you next time! Heard cool things about it.

  11. Do you have a Facebook page up for the group, with event calendar? Facebook is nice because it lets you easily invite friends — and get reminders for events.

    - Maria

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  15. Niko Donburi says:

    What a great idea; I’ve been ignoring the webinar I’m attending at the moment and have been reading your blog and signing up for an account. I’ve been waiting to make the jump from SL and your post (and now this club!) have been a great prompt. While I missed the first meeting, I’ll be scheduling for the next!

  16. Hi Pathfinder. FYI the #HGAC hashtag link is still going to the #HAC search results.

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  18. Annabelle says:

    Long time ago, we used to have “Road Rallies” in which we would drive point to point cross country all afternoon, to see who could arrive at the final destination with goods in hand, and in the shortest time. What about a Hyperspace rally?

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  39. Giant Maelstrom says:

    Would love to tag along sometime, but I have barely been able to Hypergrid teleport with Imprudence, I am always getting “failed to authenticate” or some other error. I was even on Jokaydia Grid earlier and couldn’t reach Pathlandia from Scooter for some reason.

    • Pathfinder says:

      Aha. The most common reason for the “Failed to Authenticate” error when trying to hypergrid jump is because you probably have not set your “Home” location.

      Before doing any Hypergrid jumps, be sure you have set your Home location and have relogged since you first set it. If you don’t, Hypergrid jumps will not work. This is a known a bug.

  40. mimi muircastle says:

    Great trip today to Franco Grid. Visited Kareltje Krasker’s build afterwards and learned about the fascinating use for science education that he is making on his sim. He has linked electricity usage and water levels to objects on his sim so that the objects change when the usage changes.

    This would be a great science education hypergrid adventure!

    Thanks again for leading the way around the world via these grids:)

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  42. Bill Windwalker says:

    To think it all started befor second life and then it got bigger with second life now not only hasit been set free to grow in ways we still have yet to see but it may help so many around the world in ways we still yet do not know.
    great job please keep it up.
    and may be all our dreams will come true.

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  45. Dharma Galaxy says:

    I keep finding out that you’ve been somewhere; which I then might try to go see. How about a 15 minute warnging that you are going and then I might actually make it on one of the adventures.

    Also, Jibe doesn’t quite work with Firefox 4.0 Beta 7. I might have time to find out more than simply “it doesn’t work,” but I’d want to touch base with the developers first to make sure I was doing something useful.

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  89. Jamie Wright says:

    Hey Pathfinder,

    I think I just missed you all this week due to a crazy morning on Wednesday but I’m going to try and join you all next week. The two times on the calendar are going to run through the summer? I’ve posted the info on another site with interested folks and made a group to share the info. I hope that’s cool. the site can be found here:

    http://www.opensimlife.com/

    Cheers,
    Jamie Wright

    • Pathfinder says:

      Hi Jamie,

      Sounds good. The scheduled times are more or less fixed, but sometimes I do have to cancel things because of travel and other obligations. So best thing is to just point people to my Google Calendar and tell them to watch it for the latest info.

  90. felipe says:

    Hi, i founded, tnks

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  94. Oh, I love this idea. I was visiting HypergridBusiness’ vendor list and I think it was OpenSimSpot or one but the site had a header image of a sign from the Hypergrid Adventurers Club and its message. I really loved the whole concept. Whoever founded it, excellent use of your time! ;-)

    Unable to join full fledged just yet but would love to as soon as its feasible (RL biz in the way)…but it’s definitely a philosophy I can get behind and would probably have done on my own just out of good will. For now, I’ve bookmarked the site/blog and will keep up with it all.

    Kudos to you guys…awesome idea!

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