Hypergrid Adventurers Club – Meeting #1

The Hypergrid Adventurers Club had its first meeting today.

For more info about the club and how you can join us, please see our homepage.

Onward to Adventure!

The first half of the meeting was spent introducing ourselves to each other and discussing everyone’s various virtual world projects as well as the current state of the Hypergrid.

For the second half of the meeting we went on a group tour of the Hypergrid, making jumps to 3 different grids.

It was a wonderful group of pioneers, all very friendly and all doing amazing things in virtual worlds.  The tour was a real adventure, too.  I really felt like we were exploring the universe using the Map in the movie Time Bandits.

Read on for a full transcript and pics of our adventure.  You’ll learn more about how the Hypergrid works, hear about cool new projects underway in Opensim, and I think you’ll agree that our final tour destination is one of the most beautiful regions you’ve ever seen on any grid.  There’s even a mermaid prize at the end!

You can also follow our club’s tweets at #HGAC.

24 people attended our meeting.  Two of them (Carn and Trevor) were Hypergrid visitors from other grids.

  • Arwenna Stardust
  • Dianna Muircastle
  • Isa Goodman
  • Sean FitzGerald
  • Eraldo Carlucci
  • Mimi Muircastle
  • Talvin Muircastle
  • Carn.Iggle @marlokir.selfip.net:9000
  • Spiral Theas
  • Trevor.Meister @reactiongrid.com:8008
  • Ai Austin
  • Jokay Wollongong
  • Cider Jack
  • Cora Rourke
  • Oronoque Westland
  • Chimera Cosmos
  • Pioneer Genesis
  • Rob Merchi
  • Radiant Ember
  • Maria Korolov
  • Marty Snowpaw
  • Delia Lake
  • Mel Blauvelt
  • Pathfinder Lester

We begin on the island of Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

Pathfinder Lester: how’s everyone doing today?
Pioneer Genesis keeps an eye on sim dilation times
Cider Jack: Hallo hallo!
Talvin Muircastle: There’s Dianna.
Ai Austin: Pathfinder, do you want to use #HAC or #HGAC as suggested on Twitter?
Pathfinder Lester: i put out a few more chairs
Cider Jack: chairs from nowhere!
Oronoque Westland: cows eating the corn
Pathfinder Lester: yeah, those cows are always getting into my cornfield
Isa Goodman: He all
Talvin Muircastle: Wait…this place has the Cornfield, too?
Pathfinder Lester: hi Isa
Isa Goodman: *hey
Pathfinder Lester: Talvin, a mini one, yes.
Cider Jack waves to Isa
Talvin Muircastle: Jokay wouldn’t DO that to us!
Dianna Muircastle: You sure?
Arwenna Stardust: Hi Isa 🙂
Arwenna Stardust: Hi CJ
Dianna Muircastle: She may save it for the students.
Talvin Muircastle: Yeah, we could hyper out. 😛
Talvin Muircastle: Children of the Corn?
Cider Jack: ‘allo Arwenna
Dianna Muircastle: LL!
Dianna Muircastle: OL even
Sean FitzGerald: Hi all
Rob Merchi: oh – back
Rob Merchi: hi everyone
Rob Merchi: multitasking with real life
Oronoque Westland: looks in the corn for the boy from Krypton
Ai Austin: It will help to have the twitter tag agreed before everyone gets here? #HAC or #HGAC or something else pathfinder?
Isa Goodman: hiya Rob
Rob Merchi: its 9am monday morning here
Pathfinder Lester: FYI, Talvin made a really handy clock that always displays the current time in GMT. I put it over the kiosk so it’s easier for folks to figure out the converstion between GMT and their own local time.
Dianna Muircastle will BRB.
Pathfinder Lester: Ai, let’s use #HGAC
Ai Austin: Okay..
Pathfinder Lester: that way there will be no confusion.
Pathfinder Lester: I updated my blog page to reflect that, too.
Talvin Muircastle: It should be copyable.
Pathfinder Lester: hi Mimi
Ai Austin: #HGAC it is.. and I altered the right hand feed on this at http://openvce.net/hypergrid-adventurers-club
Pathfinder Lester: that’s great. thanks Ai.
Pathfinder Lester: hi Carn!
Mimi Muircastle: Hi Path and all of you!
Carn Iggle: Hello everybody
Eraldo Carlucci: Hi All
Isa Goodman: heya
Pioneer Genesis: hello Carn
Carn Iggle: Looks like a load test here 😉
Sean FitzGerald: load test indeed
Pathfinder Lester: HEHE
Talvin Muircastle: No kidding!
Sean FitzGerald: let’s crash the sim! 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: hi Spiral
Pioneer Genesis: amazing though how well the sim is performing, couldn’t even tell there were people on it 🙂
Arwenna Stardust: lol Sean
Trevor Meister: Did anybody talk to Kyle…from RG….could put a burst on resources for this sim
Talvin Muircastle: I am going to get a screenshot for Jokay.
Mimi Muircastle: hi Spiral 🙂
Spiral Theas: HI Mimi!
Spiral Theas: How are you?
Mimi Muircastle: great! good to see you!
Mimi Muircastle: hi Chimera 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: nice. 16 people here.
Mimi Muircastle: hi Oronoque:)
Oronoque Westland: hello Mimi
Oronoque Westland: 18 now
Sean FitzGerald: Hi Isa… it’s been a while
Sean FitzGerald: and Chimara too! Hi
Isa Goodman: It has Sean… good to cu
Carn Iggle: Am I the only actual hypernaut here? I thought there might be more
Pathfinder Lester: it looks like Trevor is coming in from ReactionGrid
Carn Iggle: Oh, there’s Trevor 🙂
Ai Austin: I had to come “inm person” as this grid is 0.6.9
Talvin Muircastle: There, that should do it.
Pathfinder Lester: so that makes two hypernauts 🙂
Carn Iggle: I had to start up my old 0.6.9 standalone for this 🙂
Ai Austin: 0.7.1 works great on HG1.5 folks
Pathfinder Lester: thanks for making the trip from your home grid here, Carn
Pathfinder Lester: ok, I’ll kick things off. thank you all for coming today. I’m very excited about this club.
Carn.Iggle @marlokir.selfip.net:9000 smiles “Makes me realize how much better HG 1.5 actually works”
Pathfinder Lester: I’ve been just beginning to explore the hypergrid, and I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring different grids.
Ai Austin: The 4096,4096 jump limit in viewers is a real pain to manage though
Pathfinder Lester: I thought it would be fun to get a group together to share experiences and tips with each other. Together, we can help each other learn a lot.
Ai Austin: Great idea… and folks are very friendly and helpful as we travel…
Eraldo Carlucci: Thanks for taking on the job
Talvin Muircastle: Clan Muircastle over here. Amusing.
Cider Jack: I want a window seat!
Mimi Muircastle: very – cousins 🙂
Ai Austin: golden days before we get teh disruptive types in I would say
Pathfinder Lester: To start off this group, I thought it would be good to go around the circle and briefly introduce ourselfs to the group. Why don’t we move clockwise from me. Rob, want to introduce yourself?
Talvin Muircastle: Well, Dianna and I are married, so I guess you are my cousin.
Mimi Muircastle: 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: Rob must be afk. Cider, want to introduce yourself?
Cider Jack: I”m me, not sure what there is to add to that lol
Cider Jack: came in with Arwenna & Isa on Goodstar
Cider Jack: now Arwenna & I have a sim as well, Applewood
Pathfinder Lester: that’s a great name for a region. “Applewood.” 🙂
Cider Jack: just enjoy buidlind, have been in SL 3 years and glad to get out 🙂
Arwenna Stardust: specially if you are called Cider Jack 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: Hi All! 😉 woot great to see you here.. sorry im a bit late…. events in SL and jokaydiagrid today for us… phew! 😉
Cider Jack: thanks Arwenna for the name 😉
Pioneer Genesis: sounds delicious
Pathfinder Lester: welcome Jokay 🙂
Arwenna Stardust: Hi Jokay 🙂
Oronoque Westland: hi Jokay
Ai Austin: He Jokay, thx for hosting us
Spiral Theas: Hi JOkay.
Jokay Wollongong: awww thanks all! 😉 and its my pleasure AI 😉
Cora Rourke: Hi
Mimi Muircastle: hi jokay 🙂
Isa Goodman: hiyas
Pathfinder Lester: Pioneer, you’re up.
Jokay Wollongong: woot… *has to take a picture of this auspicious moment*.. lolz
Talvin Muircastle: Jokay: grabbed a few shots for you already.
Chimera Cosmos: Hi Jokay and all…
Pathfinder Lester: Jokay, 19 avs here. 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: Yaaaay! 😉
Jokay Wollongong: and *pats grid* 😉
Trevor Meister: 20 I think…
Arwenna Stardust: yep I saw 20
Chimera Cosmos: Spiral and I are doing a meeting on skype to talk about our other “several” projects so kick me if I miss my turn!
Pathfinder Lester: you’re right. 20!
Pioneer Genesis: Hi everyone, I came here to jokaydia about 1½ week ago to investigate if this would be a good place for our university presence, but I ended up getting a sim for myself which is Pioneer Island
Ai Austin: + cows
Jokay Wollongong: hehe.. i think we should count the cows too.. lolz
Spiral Theas: mooooo!
Pioneer Genesis: there I’m working on effects of global warming and the impact of it on Antarctica
Jokay Wollongong: And woot Pioneer. its so great to have you here.. love your build already 😉
Pioneer Genesis: thanks jokay 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: Pioneer, yeah, your arctic region is really coming along nicely.
Ai Austin: Where are we on intros?
Mimi Muircastle: Mimi here – just started an account last night – happy to be here – thinking I need a whole sim! soon! or maybe 2 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: Dianna is next
Mimi Muircastle: oops – sorry:)
Pathfinder Lester: no worries Mimi.
Dianna Muircastle: I’m Dianna. I’ve ben here for a couple weeks now. I’m totally blind.
Jokay Wollongong: and yay Mimi… thanks for coming to play with us!
Mimi Muircastle: 🙂
Dianna Muircastle: Having a lot of fun, too. Been in sL a bit longer.
Pathfinder Lester: Great to have you here, Diana.
Jokay Wollongong: *cheers for dianna and talvin.. who are teaching us lots about how to make jokaydiagrid more accessible for everyone*
Talvin Muircastle: I am here to do constructive work, since there are no people named “Linden” for me to argue with. I specialize in scripting, making tools that are useful to educators and accessible to people with disabilities, and when finances straighten out, we’re going to open Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon here.
Mimi Muircastle: yay for cousins:)
Pioneer Genesis: awesome
Cider Jack: woo! a music venue perhaps? 😉
Talvin Muircastle: Cider: Possibly. based on the novels of the same name. 🙂
Talvin Muircastle: But not an RP area.
Cider Jack will have to look up those novels….
Jokay Wollongong: Talvin has been hard at work up on the sandboxes.. go check it ot
Talvin Muircastle passes the speaking stick left
Isa Goodman: 21 woohoo… *wraps the sim in duct tape
Maria Korolov: hi all!
Mimi Muircastle: welcome Maria 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: *prays to opensim gods*.. lolz
Trevor Meister: Hi Maria…
Carn.Iggle @marlokir.selfip.net:9000 waves
Jokay Wollongong: Hey Maria! great to have you here 😉
Oronoque Westland: hey Maria
Jokay Wollongong: and Carn too! welcome 😉
Carn Iggle: Thanks, Jokay
Trevor Meister: so Cora… or Eraldo…are you up next?
Talvin Muircastle: Now I am convinced this is not SL. We have over 20 people in here and chat is not lagging.
Eraldo Carlucci: Have spent most of my time in SL but starting to explore other options in Open Sim for rmy business
Jokay Wollongong: ooo and welcome miss radiant too 😉
Maria Korolov: lots of default avatars here tonight 🙂
Maria Korolov: i just created mine fresh 20 sec ago… 🙂
Isa Goodman: : )
Jokay Wollongong: hehe.. yes its great to see lotsa new explorers! yaaay! 😉
Maria Korolov: i’ve always teleported here before
Chimera Cosmos: I’m from Washington U in St. Louis. I’ve been in SL since Nov 2006 and doing edu stuff since 2007. Spiral and I are partners in crime since 2008.
Yes, we are going to do some weird stuff on Sagacity. Been on Jokaydiagrid for a few months? Whenever it started…
Maria Korolov: but with the newupgrades, all the hypergrdi addresses have changed…
Maria Korolov: it will be a nightmare updating 300+ hyperica listings over the next few days…
Pathfinder Lester: in the interest of time, why don’t we all just type in a brief introduction of ourselves. easy to lose track of where we are in the circle.
Radiant Ember: marty 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: Wow maria… that’s huge
Chimera Cosmos: yeah, I noticed that Path
Isa Goodman: Well… Isa Goodman… been around SL since May 2006, working in educational areas mostly but with a penchant for being an elf at times. Lead developer for the SLENZ builds if any of you know of those… been here a week and currently porting those builds out of SL and into the Goodstar sim here. Also have a sim on the NZVWG (New Zealand Ed Grid) which lies idle atm but will be working there as well shortly
Spiral Theas: Hi everyone. I’m Spiral Theas. Chimera Cosmos and I are collaborators (and friends). I’ve just arrived here on JokaydiaGRID this week. We are the owners of “Sagacity” and look forward to collaborating with you all.
Arwenna Stardust: I teach in SL with Isa – we ve been working on NZVWG too – but have two sims here now that I am working on, Goodstar for teaching and Applewood for play 🙂
Chimera Cosmos: already went rogue…
Ai Austin: Hello, I am Ai Austin from home grid “openvue” – part of the Virtual University of Edinburgh at http://vue.ed.ac.uk. Also in SL since 2006. I also coordinate the OpenVCE.net Open Virtual Collaboration Environment. My interests are in Artificial Intelligence for intelligent collaborative systems especially for emergency response teams, using I-Rooms Intelligent Spaces for Virtual Interaction http://openvce.net/iroom
Radiant Ember: Waves to familiar faces
Radiant Ember: Chimera, Jokay, Path and Oronoque
Radiant Ember: This is Jenaia Morane 🙂
Cora Rourke: Hi, I’m just exploring, haven’t been on any worlds lately, I’m from New York : )
Radiant Ember: Decided to be radiant here
Oronoque Westland: I teach at Hunter College, City University of New York – Caribbean and soon Women’s Studies… building an immersive environment here
Maria Korolov: ok pathfinder. I’m editor of Hypergrid Business. been a business journalist for decades. covering opensim now for year and half.  http://www.hypergridbusiness.com and directory is at http://www.hyperica.com (though instantly became out-of-date last week!)
Mel Blauvelt: Mel, philosopher on the meat side of things, interested in communities, psychology and learning (for the time being)
Radiant Ember: Waves to Mmi
Carn Iggle: I started to experiment with OpenSim mid of last year. I am by no means a good builder, but I like to script and I am interested in the technical aspects of OpenSim. When 0.7 came out I immediately started on the new hypergrid. That’s where I also met Ai Austin 🙂
Mimi Muircastle: hi Radiant – love you new name:)
Marty Snowpaw: Hi all….here from Startled Cat
Maria Korolov: if anyone ever wants to contact me with questions, or to suggest stories, I’m at maria@hypergridbusiness.com Work: 413-323-4356. Cell: 413-559-9055
Radiant Ember: smiles
Radiant Ember: and feels bright 😉
Radiant Ember: thanks <o,o
Pathfinder Lester: i love it 🙂
Ai Austin: Hypergrid locations need auto update and reporting mechanisms.
Radiant Ember: hehe
Chimera Cosmos: thx Radiant/Jenaia 😉
Radiant Ember: yes 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: Wow.. its so cool to have ALL of you here 😉
Sean FitzGerald: Hi all. I’m Sean McDunnough in SL. I’m interested in the role of technology in the evolution of individual and collective consciousness, especially virtual worlds of course…
Arwenna Stardust: *gives thanks for a chat log 🙂 so much good info here!
Trevor Meister: I am a former teacher from Edmonton Canada, now working as a developer, SL for 4 years on Reactiongrid for 2. Also interested in educational tools…ie imported Scratch4SL into Opensim and working on modding it to have inworld interface..
Sean FitzGerald: I did a lot of work with jokay on education in SL a few years back… been out of the loop since then… Opensim really seems to have matured in my absence, so I’m back again, excited with a pioneering spirit.
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll post a full chatlog on my blog after the meeting
Ai Austin: permission to log chat given
Maria Korolov: ai: we’ll probably see something google-style come out soon enough to spider the hypergrid. until then, i’m afraid, it’s all a LOT of manual labor
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll do that for all the meetings, too
Isa Goodman: thx Path
Radiant Ember: ty Oronooque
Spiral Theas: thanks, Path. That way I can absorb it all 😉
Ai Austin: not spider. I think auto report from scripted objects. I like the HyperGate approach that kidd peko is doing…
Jokay Wollongong: THanks Maria with a big Woot for all the hard work you do to make the hypergrid useful to all of us!
Pathfinder Lester: wow, what a great group of folks. I’m especially excited that Maria is with us. Her websites are the best place to learn everything you need to know about the hypergrid.
Pathfinder Lester gives a big hand to Maria for all her work
Ai Austin: We do same for our I-Rooms with scripted seats and wearable tags for avatars which report in to a web site
Pathfinder Lester claps
Sean FitzGerald: indeed… Maria is the best opensim promoter!
Pioneer Genesis: couldn’t agree more *applause*
Maria Korolov: thanks, guys
Ai Austin: claps
Arwenna Stardust: agrees with that
Mimi Muircastle: *clap*
Ai Austin: 23 + ONE COW
Pathfinder Lester: Ai, lol
Talvin Muircastle: And a horse.
Arwenna Stardust: and a few ducks?
Pathfinder Lester: welcome Delia
Ai Austin: LOTS OF RABBOTS TOO i SEE
Pathfinder Lester: we were just introducing ourselves to the group. would you like to introduce yourself?
Maria Korolov: jokay: this is running super fast. nice job with the grid! a lot of grids are slowing to a crawl these days because of new traffic. 🙂
Ai Austin: including in the balloon
Pathfinder Lester: and anyone else who just arrived. please just introduce yourself in open chat.
Arwenna Stardust: oh and don’t forget the mermaid!
Arwenna Stardust: 🙂
Talvin Muircastle: Pathfinder, you may need a bigger meeting area for this. 🙂
Isa Goodman: 23!!! grits teeth and hangs on tight
Carn Iggle: Plants are also alive! 🙂
Maria Korolov: trevor: I see you were able to hypergrid over here from RG — I couldn’t get it to work. where did you jump from?
Pathfinder Lester: Talvin, so far so good. but i’ll need more chairs that’s for sure.
Pioneer Genesis: I was in another world (not technically osgrid) and it was horrible how laggy it was there, couldn’t move at all
Trevor Meister: Core 1 to agile dimension
Trevor Meister: then tp here
Delia Lake: hi everyone. I’m Delia Lake. this is my first visit to jokaydia. I’ve been in SL for over 4 yrs though.
Radiant Ember: Hi Delia
Jokay Wollongong: Woot Delia.. im so glad you made it 😉
Pathfinder Lester: Trevor brings up an important thing. When jumping around the hypergrid, you cannot always go directly to your final destination.
Delia Lake: and nice to see some friends I recognize here 🙂
Radiant Ember: has experienced that
Pathfinder Lester: You often have to make temporary hops.
Maria Korolov: trevor: huh, ok. i tried coming direct, then from HG Gateway 1… handshake wouldn’t go through… gave up and created new avatar
Oronoque Westland: hi Delia
Radiant Ember: and gotten lost several tiems
Chimera Cosmos: well, we are leaving to tour anyhow, right? heheh
Trevor Meister: @Maria I couldn’t get to the main jokaydia hyper point either
Delia Lake: waves at Oronoque
Carn Iggle: Yes, it is not always easy to get around on the hypergrid. Each address should also have it’s region location attached to it in order to know if one needs to use intermediate stops to get around the 4096 region bug
Chimera Cosmos: wonders what other grids we can crash…
Pathfinder Lester: Maria, that’s because of the way the grids are laid out, right? Could you explain it briefly why that’s the case?
Maria Korolov: yeah, LOTS of ways hypergrid can go wrong. it feels a lot like very early Internet, when pages often failed to load.
Maria Korolov: yes, i can explain
Isa Goodman: what is the 4096 region bug?
Arwenna Stardust: please do Maria
Jokay Wollongong: I agree Maria.. you def need your persistance tshirt on 😉
Maria Korolov: first, destination and origin regions have to be running similar versions of opensim. too far apart, and the teleports don’t connect
Maria Korolov: second, regions have to belocated within 4096 coorindates of each other — a bug left over from Secnod Life. to jump from RG center to OSGrid center requires three hops
Ai Austin: HG 1.0 and HG 1.5 are incompatible due to higher security in HG1.5
Maria Korolov: ai: lots of versions of opensim are incompatible with each other, or work in only one direction!
Ai Austin: 0.7 grid are all HG1.5
Oronoque Westland: good thing Pathfinder has some wabbits here for the hopping
Maria Korolov: third, you can’t jump from one region to another if they have the same coordinates. jump to another region first
Arwenna Stardust: lol Oro!
Maria Korolov: fourth: you need to have your home region set. otherwise, won’t go through
Pathfinder Lester: I’m going to pass out a notecard while Maria talks.

Contents of Notecard:
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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/

Hypergrid Address: jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com:9000:scooter
(then TP to the region Pathlandia)
Grid Location: jokaydiaGRID (Lower)
*** this is the home location of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club ***

Jump #1
Hypergrid Address: jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com:9010
Grid Location: ReactionGrid (Lower)

Jump #2
Hypergrid Address:173.14.32.59:9000:Imagine Metaverse Core
Grid Location:MetaverseNexus (Middle)

Jump #3
Hypergrid Address: andres-seite.de:9010:%2APuckys%20Land%2A/161/112/25Grid
Location: FunGrid (Middle)
Once you’re on FunGrid, open the world map and tp to the region “*Aqualand*”  That is our final destination.  There’s a freebie mermaid hidden in the region.  Everyone can pick up a copy as a souvenir of our first tour!

Note:
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.
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Carn Iggle: Yes, the separation of the hypergrid introduced with HG 1.5 doesn’t make things easier either
Maria Korolov: fifth: the fates have to align. a jump that doesn’t work now might work five minutes later. lol
Cider Jack: I’m just going to pass out
Pioneer Genesis: some great info there, awesome
Cora Rourke: so we need to set a home point?
Ai Austin: to get back
Maria Korolov: the reason for the lack of backward compatibility is they’re trying to roll out as many faeatures as possible before it takes off
Trevor Meister: Thats probably why core 1 on RG won’t link to Scooter here…both have 1000,1000 as coordinates…
Ai Austin: or remember a chatable link you can type in map or click on
Maria Korolov: backwards compatibility takes time and effort — so they’re doing as much roll outs as they can before they hit 1.0 and have to start worrying about that
Maria Korolov: until then, there are RELATIVELY few HG travellers, and HG destinations — so they’re taking the hit now
Ai Austin: thats a REAL pain… the same coordinmate issue!
Radiant Ember: thanks Path
Maria Korolov: ai: it’s a bug. again, left over from Seccond Life
Ai Austin: if you ho more vthan 4096,4096 it woerks actually
Maria Korolov: a viewer issue — the oopensim developers can’t do anything about it!
Ai Austin: but you sort of float on a flat single coloured plane
Pathfinder Lester: I think i got everyone. if you didn’t get a notecard from me, please IM me.
Maria Korolov: and developers can’t look at both OpenSim code AND viewer code — incompatible licenses! so it delays the fixes 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: thanks pathfinder.. great stuff 😉
Pioneer Genesis: thank you Pathfinder
Ai Austin: I though one viewer purported to have fixed it? But I thought that odd. anmyone know?
Oronoque Westland: thanks Pathfinder
Maria Korolov: they’ll get to it — progress is super fast — but it’s far down the list of priorities, unfortunately 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: For now, exploring hypergrid feels a lot like using the Map in the movie Time Bandits. 😉
Isa Goodman: : ))
Isa Goodman: cool
Arwenna Stardust: 🙂
Mimi Muircastle: set home, have to relog – brb 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: personally, i find it kind of fun trying to discover routes.
Ai Austin: A little snap of us here… http://openvce.net/node/960
Jokay Wollongong: agrees with pathfinder… its an adventure! 😉
Pathfinder Lester: someday it will be a lot easier. but for now, we’ll manage. and hopefully have fun while we do.
Radiant Ember: looks at Path
Maria Korolov: i’ll relog. brb
Arwenna Stardust: and then we will reminisce about the good old days!
Pathfinder Lester: in the notecard I gave you I’ve mapped out a little tour and some other info.
Radiant Ember: riiiiight adventure usually means a challenge
Radiant Ember: hehe
Ai Austin: is the plan to go to those locations now Pathfinder?
Pathfinder Lester: Ai, not right now.
Carn Iggle: If you are exploring, finding paths is nice, but when you want to reach a particular destination, it can be a hassle 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: first, everyone needs to make sure they have a home location set. and that they’ve relogged since they set their location.
Ai Austin: Ah, I was nearly there 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: so let’s wait a bit while ppl relog
Ai Austin: Are they all 0.6.9 HG1.0 locatiosn?
Pathfinder Lester: Ai, I’m not sure.
Maria Korolov: ok, back 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: but i’ve tested this tour myself
Maria Korolov: this new imprudence is super fast 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: i think so Ai.. but we’ll soon find out 😉
Ai Austin: they will notwork from here if they are HG1.5
Radiant Ember: okay so we are setting our home to here?
Maria Korolov: i like it.
Ai Austin: yes 😉
Radiant Ember: and then relogging is that right?
Maria Korolov: radiant: set home to here and relog
Ai Austin: lost in hyperspace!
Pathfinder Lester: and the final location. Aqualand. is really really beautiful. and everyone can find a freebie mermaid there as a tour souveneir. 🙂
Mimi Muircastle: I am ready to ‘hop:)
Jokay Wollongong whispers: also for anyone who gets stuck… my skype is joannamkay – you are welcome to send an SOS 😉
Radiant Ember: Now log out?
Ai Austin: Tweet on #HGAC if you get stuck or have questions
Pathfinder Lester: yes, if you get lost, don’t worry
Radiant Ember: ok be right back
Oronoque Westland: so if I already had home set I am ready?
Pathfinder Lester: don’t worry, we won’t start until everyone is back here
Pathfinder Lester: Oro, I believe so.
Trevor Meister: This sim is hypergrid enabled?
Maria Korolov: remember — to HG tp, pull up map and type or paste the HG address into search
Carn Iggle: I don’t think that I am able to set my home location in this grid
Radiant Ember: I think we need to relog after set the home position here
Jokay Wollongong: you’ll be fine oronoque.. you have home set to your sim right? 😉
Oronoque Westland: yes Jokay
Maria Korolov: the search box is your address like — like at the top of your Internet browser
Jokay Wollongong: Oh Carn.. you’ll be fine… you’re already hypergridding 😉
Pathfinder Lester: but if you want to be super safe, just set your home region for Pathlandia for now.
Ai Austin: I think te home locatyion set issue is only to let you get back isn’t it maria?
Isa Goodman: k Maria
Maria Korolov: ai: no, you cannot teleport AT ALL unless you have a home location set
Ai Austin: And the locatiosnn MUST be within 4096,4096. Did you design the tour that way pathfinder?
Delia Lake: can I set my home sim to here? i don’t have a home in this or any other open sim grid
Maria Korolov: ai: i know, it makes no sense. one of those weird bugs!
Isa Goodman: oh here?
Maria Korolov: you can set home to here
Trevor Meister: of course it is….there is a star gate over there…
Mimi Muircastle: could someone repeat the HGAC please and thanks 🙂
Isa Goodman: of here?
Arwenna Stardust: yes Delia you can
Jokay Wollongong whispers: yes that’s fine delia 😉
Pathfinder Lester: Ai, i just designed the tour so it worked. I’ve tested it jumping from here.
Ai Austin: Must eb a 0.6.9 thing? I think that is fixed on 0.7.1/HG1.5
Ai Austin: needs testign though like much else
Ai Austin: good. well done, and thanks for that
Pioneer Genesis: can we get the stargate thingies with full permissions from somewhere?
Delia Lake: and when i relog it’s best to come in through imprudence?
Maria Korolov: ai: all ReactionGrid-based grids — including this one — are running 0.6.9 and HG 1.0
Pathfinder Lester: As Maria said, the easiest way to jump is to open the world map and type the hypergrid address into the search box to the left of the search button.
Ai Austin: great. thanks… good to know 🙂
Maria Korolov: ai: they’re waiting to upgrade before OSGrid and other grids do a through check and get all the bugs out
Pathfinder Lester: then click the search button
Isa Goodman: ok
Pathfinder Lester: and you’ll see the map move to the locatoin.
Ai Austin: if you type it here as a sceonflife://gridname:port:regioneveryone can just click on it?
Pathfinder Lester: once the map stops moving, then click the teleport button at the bottom of the screen
Maria Korolov: so you CANNOT currently HG TP from here to OSGrid, GermanGrid, AlphaTowne, or most of the big open commercial grids. But you can HG TP to all the ReactionGrid-operated grids (over 100 of them)
Isa Goodman: ok
Pathfinder Lester: Ai, i don’t know.
Pathfinder Lester: I only know it works the way I outlined. 😉
Jokay Wollongong: Yes that’s right maria.. and we’ll see an upgrade to 0.7 in the not too distance future 😉
Maria Korolov: ai: yes, you can also click on secondlife URLs in local chat
Pathfinder Lester: And remember, you inventory will always be with you as you travel.
Trevor Meister: Are we go to launch?
Ai Austin: Okay let ME test once… secondlife://jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com:9010
Pathfinder Lester: is everyone good to go?
Radiant Ember: yes!
Ai Austin: needs a / on end
Carn Iggle: Add a trailing slash, Ai
Jokay Wollongong: Good luck adventurers! 😉
Maria Korolov: cut and paste this part: jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com:9010
Pathfinder Lester: the first address we’ll go to is jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com:9010
Ai Austin: secondlife://jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com:9010/
Jokay Wollongong: I”ll be here at jgrid to field any support needs..
Maria Korolov: or click on the live link above
Pioneer Genesis: yay
Jokay Wollongong: ping hme if you need me 😉
Pathfinder Lester: so type “jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com:9010” in that box next to the search button on the world map, click search, wait for map to stop moving, then click Teleport at bottom of map page.
Isa Goodman: so we off then *smiles
Ai Austin: forget that.. it fgailed to accept teelpiort by that mechanism.. use the map as pathfinder suggested.
Maria Korolov: or just click on the live link above and hit teleport
Pathfinder Lester: maria, even better 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: see you all hopefully on Aqualand!
Jokay Wollongong: Woot.. i can see arrivals over at RG 😉

The group hypergrid jumps from jokaydiaGRID and arrives on ReactionGrid


Spiral Theas: woooooot! I made it!
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Radiant Ember: Woot Path made it
Sean FitzGerald: good to hear Cam
Pathfinder Lester: my computer had windoze problems 😛
Pathfinder Lester: wow,look at all the people
Radiant Ember: Nice Trevor
Carn Iggle: I also had to re-login. Pathlandia was stalled for me
Pioneer Genesis: I have that problem too
Pathfinder Lester: this is Jokay’s region on ReactionGrid
Sean FitzGerald: ah
Pathfinder Lester: Carn, yeah, it think Pathlandia had a hiccup
Pioneer Genesis: pathfinder, that birdbath sculpt of yours still won’t rez 😀
Pathfinder Lester: i see the birdbath!
Pioneer Genesis: tiny lil’ ball to me
Pathfinder Lester: so for those of you new to hypergrid jumps, your inventory comes with you wherever you go
Maria Korolov: i see a metal sphere with a transparent top
Pathfinder Lester: which means you can take stuff out of it to rez on other grids. or collect things from other grids that you buy or that are freebies.
Pioneer Genesis: same here Maria
Cora Rourke: here’s the clock
Pathfinder Lester: and you’ll notice that the tag over your avatar has “@jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com” in it. that shows your home grid location. where your account and inventory live.
Pioneer Genesis: how about for instance G$ currency, would that transfer over between HG jumps?
Pathfinder Lester: Pioneer, i don’t know how that works yet
Maria Korolov: technically, your stuff actually stays on the home grid — it only actually is transferred over when you rezz it. but you have access to it when you hypergrid
Pathfinder Lester: each grid seems to be different
Isa Goodman: woohoo… made it
Maria Korolov: pioneer: the way that the g$ currency works is that it’s linked to your avatar name
Pioneer Genesis: yay Isa
Carn Iggle: Depends on the currency use. There are some systems that are cross-grid
Arwenna Stardust: welcome Isa 🙂
Maria Korolov: pioneer: you can access it — and the OMC currency — regardless of how far you travel
Pathfinder Lester: Maria, thanks. Good to get that clarification.
Chimera Cosmos: ok now I see 🙂
Chimera Cosmos: we are on the other Jokay grid
Chimera Cosmos: in Reaction Grid
Pioneer Genesis: maria, so theoretically you would have it with you if you are using the same name in different grids?
Chimera Cosmos: heh
Isa Goodman: and if u dont have that over your head?
Pioneer Genesis: you don’t see your own Isa
Trevor Meister: oops….one of my spiders got loose…
Sean FitzGerald: hmmm… I on’t sem to be able to rez things here
Maria Korolov: pioneer: no, the same AVATAR. you register a particular avatar with it. then, wheenever you’re, say, on an OMC-enabled region, your OMC balance will show up in the top right corner — it’s integrated with viewers
Carn Iggle: Uuh, there’s a huge spider running above our heads…
Isa Goodman: ah ok
Isa Goodman: : ))
Pathfinder Lester: cool spider, Trevor!
Pioneer Genesis: ah, ok thanks for the clarification
Maria Korolov: but if you create a new account and log in with that, you’ll have to re-register it. OMC and G$ are design for hypergrid teleprots
Maria Korolov: to avoid people creating an account with the same name on a different grid and stealing your money
Arwenna Stardust: Profile info seems to have been lost
Cider Jack: nobody has any profiles
Cider Jack: jinx!
Arwenna Stardust: 🙂
Pioneer Genesis: yes of course, makes perfect sense
Maria Korolov: G$ doesn’t show up in the viewer, but otherwise works the same. it’s liked to the FULL avatar name — grid and all — not jus your local name
Pathfinder Lester: if folks are ready for our next jump, we’ll be going here next: 173.14.32.59:9000:Imagine Metaverse Core
Radiant Ember: ok
Pathfinder Lester: please fasten your seatbelts and I’ll need to collect any unfinished drinks, too
Radiant Ember: just do the same thing huh?
Maria Korolov : secondlife://173.14.32.59:9000:Imagine Metaverse Core
Pathfinder Lester: Radiant, yep!
Isa Goodman takes a deep breath
Spiral Theas: Wait, let me get my dramamine.
Radiant Ember: Thanks Path
Cider Jack finishes his drink rather quickly *burp*
Maria Korolov: drat, the second life URL didn’t go blue… i can never get the hang of that!
Maria Korolov: that’s why i use map-search…
Maria Korolov: 🙂
Sean FitzGerald: didn’t work for me either Maria
Isa Goodman: hehe
Isa Goodman: sweet
Carn Iggle: It’s easy to forget the trailing slash with secondlife:// urls 🙂
Sean FitzGerald: secondlife://173.14.32.59:9000:Imagine Metaverse Core/
Pioneer Genesis: this is so awesome

The group hypergrid jumps from ReactionGrid and arrives on MetaverseNexus


Pathfinder Lester: woohoo!
Pathfinder Lester: HERE WE GO
Radiant Ember: ooh never mind I made it
Sean FitzGerald: region doesn’t exist
Maria Korolov: pioneer: what i like most about it is that it’s so scalable. you can have an infinite number of grids
Radiant Ember: why does it do that
Sean FitzGerald: damned dodgy metaverse! LOL
Oronoque Westland: here I am (I think)
Maria Korolov: radiant: does what?
Pioneer Genesis: absolutely Maria, that gives us endless possibilties
Sean FitzGerald: hmm… I’ll keep trying
Carn Iggle: Yay, it worled on first try for me
Radiant Ember: I got an error messages saying I couldn’t teleprot
Pioneer Genesis: I’ve been here before, but I didn’t realise it was a hypergrid teleport
Pathfinder Lester: the last hypergrid jump to make is to here: andres-seite.de:9010:%2APuckys%20Land%2A/161/112/25
Isa Goodman takes one last breath, holds nose and…
Sean FitzGerald: grrr!
Ai Austin: Phew … got through.
Arwenna Stardust: yes Maria – sooo exciting
Pathfinder Lester: once we go to that grid, open the world map and try teleporting normally to a region called “Aqualand”
Pioneer Genesis: Starting tomorrow, I am going to set up a cluster of sims at our university and see if I can get hypergrids going
Ai Austin: had to reset my home more than once anf relog again.. Martia was right the hoe setting is critical on the old HG
Radiant Ember: question
Maria Korolov: so we’re off to see the mermaids now? 🙂
Radiant Ember: how do we get home?
Maria Korolov: it’s taking it s time coming up… 🙂
Sean FitzGerald: I’m screwed
Radiant Ember: Just hit home?
Maria Korolov: radiant: type in the address of the first grid — jokay.metaverseworld.com:8002
Carn Iggle: Select “Teleport Home” from the World menu
Spiral Theas: this is pretty darned col.
Spiral Theas: *cool
Mimi Muircastle: I haven’t moved yet – still need a better addrss
Pathfinder Lester: chat seems lagged a bit
Pathfinder Lester: our final jump is to andres-seite.de:9010:%2APuckys%20Land%2A/161/112/25
Pathfinder Lester: go there and then open the world map, and tp normally to the region “Aqualand”
Sean FitzGerald: hurrah!
Radiant Ember: okay
Maria Korolov: radiant — the “home” button doesn’t yet work on the hypergrid, as far as i know — if imprudence has fixed though, that woudl be WAY cool
Sean FitzGerald: hmmm… chat lag
Sean FitzGerald: well, where not in Kansas anymore
Carn Iggle: I can usually go home by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+H
Ai Austin: no. we are not.. okay now.
Pathfinder Lester: if things get really weird, just quit and start over with the jumps.
Pathfinder Lester: i can’t seem to make the 3rd jump from here right now
Pathfinder Lester: so I’m going to try relogging quick and hopping again 🙂
Eraldo Carlucci: This works suprisingly well
Carn Iggle: Everybody is able to open their own little virtual world to the public

The group hypergrid jumps from MetaverseNexus and arrives on FunGrid


Maria Korolov: pathfinder: we’re having trouble finding Aqualand
Ai Austin: Trouble is from heer we have no idea what xloc,yloc we are on to jump backsensible other than reversing the path
Pioneer Genesis: imagine universities and companies wanting their own sims, but not being connected to a wide grid all the time, only during training
Pathfinder Lester: Look on the world map in the lower left corner. That’s Aqualand
Ai Austin: the 4K issue sia serious impediment – as well as the coincident region x, location issue Maria mentioned.. thats a real pain
Maria Korolov: pathfinder: it’s coming up for you ok?
Pathfinder Lester: i see green dots there, so folks must have found it
Pathfinder Lester: Maria, yes
Pioneer Genesis: I ordered a new sim last week in SL but I am going to try and withdraw that seeing what possibilities we have here
Carn Iggle: If you know about these issues, you can cope with them, Ai
Ai Austin: but it needs to be easier Carn
Ai Austin: lower left pathfinmder?
Carn Iggle: I agree
Pathfinder Lester: Ai, yes
Pathfinder Lester: zoom out in the world map
Maria Korolov: i’ll try jumping to andres-seite.de:9060 first, another region on this same grid, see if i can get out that way…
Pathfinder Lester: you should see 12 regions in a grid
Carn Iggle: But HG at least works already. It is not perfect, but it works 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: i mean 15 regions
Pathfinder Lester: ina 5×3 grid
Ai Austin: got it. 2 regions to S of us
Ai Austin: off there now
Maria Korolov: ahhh — there’s an * in the name!
Spiral Theas: Just looking for Aqualand….is that where we’re going next?
Pathfinder Lester: oh duh
Maria.Korolov: *Aqualand*
Ai Austin: to look for mermaids ::-)
Pathfinder Lester: i forgot the * in the name
Pathfinder Lester: my mistake!
Maria Korolov: copy and paste WITH the asterisks, folks!
Pathfinder Lester: my bad, my bad
Pathfinder Lester: see you there

The group does a regular local grid teleport to *Aqualand*

Pathfinder Lester shouts: I AM STANDING NEXT TO THE MERMAID 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: /shout follow my voice
Pathfinder Lester: yay!
Oronoque Westland: heehee
Pathfinder Lester: Oro, you made it. 🙂
Oronoque Westland: I was stuck in the rocks
Pathfinder Lester: me too!
Pathfinder Lester: i was underground
Pathfinder Lester: we are next to the mermaid
Pathfinder Lester: follow the annoying sound of my voice ;P
Pathfinder Lester: the mermaid is behind me
Pathfinder Lester: she is a freebie.
Ai Austin: ah.. a real mermaid eh pathfinder!
Pathfinder Lester: yes!
Pathfinder Lester: you can take a copy of her. just be sure to feed her.
Oronoque Westland: mermaids have lured many a man to his death
Pathfinder Lester: i see lots of dots in the middle of the island
Pathfinder Lester: maybe we should try to find them
Pathfinder Lester: i’m going to go find them.. then bring them back here to get the mermaid prize 🙂

Pathfinder ventures out alone to find the rest of the group.  They have discovered a hidden nightclub and are all dancing.

Cider Jack: get out on that dance floor!
Jokay Wollongong: Love it
Pathfinder Lester: you found the club!
Pathfinder Lester2: woohooo!
Cider Jack: THROW YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR, Y’ALL!
Isa Goodman: of course lol
Jokay Wollongong: *round of applause* pathfinder 😉
Isa Goodman: I reckon
Isa Goodman: this is sweet
Pioneer Genesis: wooohoo!!
Maria Korolov: cool!
Pioneer Genesis: so amazing!
Isa Goodman: Look out Stargate
Jokay Wollongong: hehehe
Carn Iggle: Nice selection of destinations, Pathfinder
Chimera Cosmos: where is everyone! heheh
Arwenna.Stardust: awesome Pathfinder – nothing like a party on a Monday morning!
Pathfinder.Lester: well whaddya know. the tour worked. 😉
Arwenna Stardust: lol!
Chimera Cosmos: and how do we go back to Jokaydiagrid?
Isa Goodman: hehe
Trevor Meister: definitely going to flip the switch on at least one of my sims and hypergrid enable it
Pathfinder Lester: Chimera, well, is your visa up to date? cause you won’t pass customs if it isn’t.
Chimera Cosmos: no!
Maria Korolov: pathfinder: congrats on finding a route that worked reproducibly for a large group of people!
Chimera Cosmos: oh dear!
Arwenna Stardust: woohoo Trevor yes
Jokay Wollongong: I agree maria… steller work path!
Pathfinder Lester: ty Maria
Chimera Cosmos: my passport is def expired or not renewed or some such
Chimera Cosmos: hah
Spiral Theas: Bye all – this was a blast 🙂
Pioneer Genesis: I have problems with my students sometimes only TP:ing inside SL 😀
Chimera Cosmos: bye Spiral
Isa Goodman: cu Spiral
Arwenna Stardust: yes Pioneer me too!
Chimera Cosmos: now you are stuck in Aqualand forever heheh
Jokay Wollongong: the future will absolutely most positively definitely be connected.. hehe
Pioneer Genesis: imagine all of this….on a mobile device……
Arwenna Stardust: yep Jo for sure
Pathfinder Lester: i found this region last week. so beatuiful. i wanted to share it with folks.
Pathfinder Lester: oh, and let me show you all where the freebie mermaid is
Isa Goodman: is a great find
Maria Korolov: pathfinder: you mentioned mermaid outfits?
Arwenna Stardust: great find Pathfinder 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: so you can all have a souveneir
Isa Goodman: so can it be LM’d?
Jokay Wollongong: yeah.. this is one of my fav opensim builds too pathfinder.. its gorgeous
Maria Korolov: thx!
Pioneer Genesis: a universe in your pocket
Pathfinder Lester: pls folls me. it’s in the NE corner of the region

The group heads back to the mermaid on the pier.

Pathfinder Lester: folks found the danceclub. lol
Pathfinder Lester: i found them all dancing
Oronoque Westland: ah
Oronoque Westland: can copy the pirate too
Pathfinder Lester: ya, she’s a freebie too
Maria Korolov: this is a really GORGEOUS sim
Maria Korolov: thanks, pathfinder!
Pathfinder Lester: but I thought the quest would be more “mystical” if we were seeking an elusive mermaid 😉
Pathfinder Lester: you’re welcome Maria
Ai Austin: great fun Pathfinder…. and everyone else… good event
Pathfinder Lester: your tutorials and info on your websites were invaluable in helping me figure this all out
Pathfinder Lester: and that’s the conclusion of our meeting. only 10 min over time. 🙂
Oronoque Westland: @Maria, I warned Pathfinder that mermaids have lured many a man to his death
Pathfinder Lester: Oro, lol
Pathfinder Lester: hi Jokay
Pathfinder Lester: and Trevor
Oronoque Westland: hello Jokay
Jokay Wollongong: hey all 😉
Pathfinder Lester: here’s the mermaid prize 🙂
Ai Austin: I did two snaps withourt avatars names at start when we met and one here…
Jokay Wollongong: sorry im a bit distracted.. we have a class of kids on jgrid too.. and an event going on in SL…phew! 😉
Oronoque Westland: imagine when you can use group chat and hypergrid
Jokay Wollongong: But this is SOOO cool to see 😉
Jokay Wollongong: Woot Pathfinder!
Ai Austin: at bottom of this page http://openvce.net/hypergrid-adventurers-club click on it to get larger version of image
Maria Korolov: oro: crista lopes is working on hypergrdi-enabling groups, IMs, everything
Ai Austin: and voice
Pathfinder Lester: Jokay, thank you so much for all your work on jokaydiaGRID. your work made this whole club possible.
Trevor Meister: Just great…..now I feel like going back and spending the next 3 days sprucing up my sims…this sets the bar high…
Maria Korolov: 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: Aww it is a pleasure Pathfinder.. we’re loving every minute of it 😉
Maria Korolov: and STILL no lag
Maria Korolov: very nice!
Pioneer Genesis: Very impressive, to say the least
Maria Korolov: it really makes a difference when you put adequate hardware behind opensim and run the latest versions of the software
Isa Goodman: yes
Pathfinder Lester: the folks who own this region are from germany
Arwenna Stardust: I am sooo impressed
Maria Korolov: i feel sorry for the grids that are stuck on a few versions back and can’t upgraded because they customized too much
Arwenna Stardust: love the water effect
Pioneer Genesis: sim FPS here is over 55, how often would you see that in SL?
Pathfinder Lester: and the person who built all this on *Aqualand* is KenWooD Kish
Maria Korolov: so is anyone here new to OpenSim?
Arwenna Stardust: I never see that in SL!
Arwenna Stardust: not me
Pioneer Genesis: I’ve been doing local things in OpenSim, but rather new to HG
Arwenna Stardust: but I am still amazed at what has been done here
Isa Goodman: well sort of… gotta say yes really : )
Jokay Wollongong: awww.. i just noticed the moon up there.. too cute!
Pathfinder Lester: this whole region is just amazing. i spent a couple hours just exploring it last week. all kinds of little
walkways and amazing organic things everywhere.
Pathfinder Lester: i even got to chat with its creator, KenWooD Kish
Maria Korolov: if anyone is interested in renting land, i’ve got a full list of opensim hosting providers and their prices here: http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/opensim-hosting-providers/ — jokaydiagrid is listed 🙂
Isa Goodman: lots of sculpting
Jokay Wollongong: ooo too cool
Pioneer Genesis: wow, there is an area below it all, the mermaid shrine, it looks AMAZING!
Pathfinder Lester: well, not really chat much. he only speaks german, and my german is bad.
Jokay Wollongong: Thanks for including us Maria!! 🙂
Trevor Meister: just about everything here is a sculptie….
Maria Korolov: jokay: trying to be as complete as possible… 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: you are doing a fabulous job! 😉
Maria Korolov: jokay: i can move it into the “recommended” list if it’s around for a while, and i talk to several customers who are happy with service, etc…
Trevor Meister: Only 2500 prims used….
Pioneer Genesis: hard to imagine that this is one sim
Jokay Wollongong: aww thanks… just to be listed at all is fab maria.. we are a baby grid.. have some reputation building to do.. hehe
Pathfinder Lester: lots of really amazing sculpty work here
Maria Korolov: pioneer: there are some sim on OpenSim that have 200,000-plus prims on them
Arwenna Stardust: Maria – I amTOTally happy with the service from Jokay
Isa Goodman: yes Path
Pathfinder Lester: can you imagine what KenWooD Kish will make once mesh comes to Opensim?
Jokay Wollongong: @pathfinder.. droools! 😉
Maria Korolov: pathfinder: mesh is already here, in the latest release
Carn Iggle: Mesh IS already in OpenSim. At least the basiscs
Maria Korolov: pathfinder: grid managers can already roll it out, if they want
Trevor Meister: no sleep for me for the next few weeks….had forgotten how beautiful a sim could be…
Maria Korolov: pathfinder: but folks will have to use SL’s experimental viewer to see it — which is still a little wonky
Jokay Wollongong: they can indeed.. wont be too long till we see mesh lots more
Cider Jack: wow, turn on transparancies, and everything turns red lol
Pathfinder Lester: the other local I met on this grid was Conni Voyager. she’s also german, and her english is perfect. she
helped translate between KenWooD and myself.
Jokay Wollongong: Oh Conni is so lovely..i met her at franco gird
Jokay Wollongong : grid1
Carn Iggle : I am also German, but I can#t build like this 😉
Pioneer Genesis: lol
Pathfinder Lester: yes, she took me on a tour. she’s wonderful.
Pathfinder Lester: Carn, lol
Pathfinder Lester: so do you folks like the format of these meetings? I have 2 of them scheduled each week at recurring days/times.
Pathfinder Lester: 30 min for discussion, 30 min for exploring
Pathfinder.Lester: ?
Carn Iggle: I like this idea of yours, Pathfinder
Isa Goodman: worked well here Pathfinder
Pioneer Genesis: this is the result of loving what you do, and best of all…it’s all theirs to make backups of
Jokay Wollongong: I think thats a great plan pathfinder
Pathfinder Lester: cool. i’ll stick to that format for now then.
Pioneer Genesis: yes, very nice to talk then get to see what things there are to explore
Isa Goodman: yes in the end thats a big part of my mootivation… to have what I build wherever I am
Trevor Meister: After a while might want to do a session where small groups go out on recon and report back.
Pathfinder Lester: and if anyone has similar multi-jump tours that are reliable, we can share them as a group and do different ones each meeting
Pathfinder Lester: Trevor, that’s a great idea.
Carn Iggle: And especially now with the transition to OpenSim 0.7 and HG 1.5 there are a lot of exciting things to talk about
Pioneer Genesis: Money isn’t everything, things like this is possible without spending a dollar
Maria Korolov: pathfinder: i use google translate when i travel to foreign grids
Pathfinder Lester: Maria, yeah, i need to start using that too
Pioneer Genesis: yes google works well
Maria Korolov: i love talking to region owners in foreign countries… amazing how good google translation is these days
Maria Korolov: there are translation hubs available, or you can just cut-and-paste…
Maria Korolov: and i believe it’s being built into imprudence…
Pathfinder Lester: really?
Oronoque Westland: this is the first time I have hypergridded on purpose, done it twice by accident lol
Pathfinder Lester: oh wow, that would be perfect.
Arwenna.Stardust: that would be cool
Pioneer Genesis: viewer 2 got it integrated,so the code bits are there
Carn Iggle: Yes, the 1.4 Experimental releases have a built-in translation that uses Google
Arwenna Stardust: I want to be able to chat to students in China
Pioneer Genesis: yay!
Jokay Wollongong: translation tools in the experimental version of imprudence i think
Jokay Wollongong: snap Carn! 😉
Pathfinder Lester: wow
Arwenna Stardust: will check that out
Ai Austin: great ideas. Is the other even Sednwesday ealier planned for Euro folks, that might e a better time for me.. its late here in UK now
Isa Goodman: so is imprudence recommended over Hippo… using Hippo and it worked fine
Ai Austin: *Wednesday
Jokay Wollongong : really depends on the user Isa.. but hippo and imprudence seem to be the most widely used
Pathfinder Lester: Ai, ihave the recurring Wed meeting scheduled at 2pm GMT
Isa Goodman: kk
Pioneer Genesis: late for me too here, 2:30 in a bit 🙂
Carn Iggle: Both Hippo and Imprudence are recommended for OpenSim
Maria Korolov: imprudence seems to have the fastest development cycle
Arwenna Stardust: I have really liked imprudence so far
Isa Goodman: ok
Maria Korolov: but its all open source — the features tend to merge over time
Maria Korolov: hippo is more stable on some grids
Isa Goodman: better load it up and try it out : ))
Isa Goodman: ok
Arwenna Stardust: 🙂
Trevor Meister: After spending hours aligning parts of a complex build,….thinking of trying Imprudence again…
Maria Korolov: i’m using imprudence now and am liking it very much
Ai Austin: thats great. hope to lnk up with you then – but I will the be hypergrid travelling in real life for some time 🙂
Isa Goodman: suck it and see time anyway isnt it *grins
Pathfinder Lester: Ai, excellent.
Ai Austin: Must go. thanks again so much pathfinder and everyoen else. great fun
Carn Iggle: Half the people here currently do use Imprudence 🙂
Maria Korolov: and latest version of imprudence has Qarl’s new prim alignment tool!
Ai Austin: bye for now
Maria Korolov: i can’t wait to try it out
Pathfinder Lester: take care Ai
Ai Austin: u2
Maria Korolov: bye ai!
Jokay Wollongong: ciao Ai 😉
Isa Goodman: cu
Carn Iggle: Bye Ai
Pathfinder.Lester: and ty for putting up that page and all your tweets!
Ai Austin: bye maria.. thanks
Isa Goodman: oh now a question
Isa Goodman : getting back home
Trevor Meister: Now to plot a path back home…..
Isa Goodman: do we just reverse the jumps?
Pathfinder Lester: Isa, you can’t. you have to appy for a green card here in Aqualand
Ai Austin: NP, I am a believer in linking a web site and VW for collab
Pioneer Genesis: how about instant messages by the way, does that work across HG?
Trevor Meister: wonder if teleport home will work from here…
Isa Goodman: hahah Path
Carn Iggle: Depending on how far we are from where we started, you might be able to simply use the “Go Home” feature in the viewer
Maria Korolov: type in the original address: jokay.metaverseworlds.com
Isa Goodman: kk
Pathfinder Lester: jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com:9000:scooter ?
Isa.Goodman: and whoopie?
Maria.Korolov: nope, that wasn’t it… right, 9000
Maria Korolov: ah, it’s too far…
Arwenna Stardust: 8002?
Pathfinder Lester: i’m going to try going home now
Maria Korolov: we’ll need to jump to intermediary region first…
Isa Goodman: this has been a blast… thx Pathfinder and all of you merry hpergridders
Maria Korolov: so retrace our route the way we came
Pathfinder Lester: hmm
Maria Korolov: try 173.14.32.59:9000:Imagine Metaverse Core
Pathfinder Lester: i actually need to walk the dogs again
Pioneer Genesis: did not find region 0-1564591 🙂
Trevor Meister: have to retrace….home to far away
Isa Goodman: k
Arwenna Stardust: thanks all 🙂
Jokay Wollongong: Kk guys.. i better go back and see if our Tasmanian boys have crashed their sim yet.. hehe…this has been awesome… and pathfinder.. thankyou!! you are a star 😉
Pathfinder Lester: so i’m going to log out. take care everyone, and I hope this was fun. looking forward to doing it again soon!
Carn Iggle: If all else fails, then log out and back in into your home grid
Pioneer Genesis: or log out then choose “home location” would work
Oronoque Westland: thanks Pathfinder
Pioneer Genesis: thanks a lot Pathfinder, was really entertaining
Oronoque Westland: see you back home
Arwenna Stardust: ty Path 🙂
Pathfinder Lester: until the next Hypergrid Adventurers Club, may your hypergrid jumps be clean and your inventory dry.
Oronoque.Westland: good night all, until the next time
Arwenna Stardust: see you all later – nice to meet you Maria 🙂
Pioneer Genesis: LOL
Pathfinder Lester waves

So ends the first excursion of the Hypergrid Adventure Club!

-John “Pathfinder” Lester


ADDENDUM: Chimera Cosmos took some great pictures of the tour.  And Robin Heyden wrote a nice summary of the meeting on her blog.

8 thoughts on “Hypergrid Adventurers Club – Meeting #1

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  2. This was fantastic – and encouraging reading. Many thanks. It is nearly impossible for me to join you, but this transcript and associated images are the next-best thing. Hope to try some Hypergrid jumps soon! Perhaps I may meet some of you then? Special thanks to Pathfinder.

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  4. Unfortunately i couldnt be a part of this journey, but i was able to reproduce it thanks to the script! Worked like a charm (once you set your home 😉 )… I also met Pathfinder (what a fitting name, btw…) on his island and we had a short but great conversation. Hoping to be part of the adventurers club soon!

  5. So sorry that I was unable to attend the first Club meeting. It looked like a fun learning experience. Thanks for the transcript and summaries… great reading the comments during the adventure!!!

    The Hypergrid Adventurers Club is an awesome idea! Hope to be at the next meeting.

    SarVana Cherry
    @CherNetiva

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