Strawberry Singh, is a well known Second Life blogger. Strawberry does challenges for bloggers on a regular basis. The most recent one is about dating in Second Life.Those challenges basically consist in answering certain questions about a topic she has chosen (great way to build links actually).
I like this one. Here the questions and my answers.
Do you remember my post about “sailing the blake sea”? It was the first part of a planned trip around the entire mainland. I have not followed up on the story as suit as I should have. That is because I was very busy at the club. Today I finally can give you a little update.
The last time, I arrived at an Island in the very North-West part of the Blake Sea called Ibiza. That is were I did set sail for Nautilus again. Nautilus is the closest Second Life continent to the Blake Sea. You will reach it sailing straight west wards from most parts of the western Blake Sea, as it is a rather large continent, famous for its water ways but unfortunately infamous for having the most ban-lines of all continents.
For those of you knew to Second Life, I should explain this stuff about continents a bit at this point. You know that Second Life is comprised by many different regions, also referred to as SIMS. We actually differentiate between two types of regions. For one there are the “private estates”. You have most likely visited many of them when you went to clubs or other social venues which are typically located on stand alone private estates. Those estates are owned by a Second Life resident and are usually not attached to other regions, unless the resident owns several regions. The only way to get to or leave a private estate is via teleporting.
The other type of region are the mainland regions. Those are of the same size, but form attached to each other the individual 9 continent of the so-called mainland. Just to give you an Idea about the size of one continent: Nautilus is formed of of 864 regions and together with its neighbor Satori and several subcontinents (such as the blake sea) we are talking about a super-continent with something in the region of 2.000 regions attached to each other forming a huge landmass.
Many noobs, if not all, do not realize for a long time, that such “mainland” actually does exist in Second Life and instead hop from one private estate to the next by teleporting, thinking this is how the entire Second Life grid is actually build. For those visiting the mainland for the first time it might be an overwhelming experience, simply it is something they did not expect.
I show you what the mainland is all about by trying to sail the entire mainland and take pictures of its special places and sometime breathtaking landscapes.
Back to the trip
I had passengers actually, when I headed west towards Nautilus. I met him when I just logged in elsewhere and he appeared right in front of me. The guy actually logged into Second Life the first time after years in absence. I found that quite funny that the first thing he sees after “sleeping” for a long time, is sexy me in my work outfit.
He was quite impressed how different Second Life looks today compared to when he got his avatar to sleep for more than a year. So I decided to take him with me on my sailing trip. I change to a more appropriate outfit and off we went via TP to my last sailing location in the Blake Sea.
Unfortunately he did not see much of it, as shortly after leaving the docks of Ibiza he apparently went AFK for some reason for the entire route. Felt like having a zombie on board.
Anyway, a short while after I reached the East coast of Nautilus. From where I started to the coast I only had to cross no more than 4 regions (nothing for Nautilus standards). The coast held a bit of a surprise for me. I knew the Southern Shores of Nautilus form before, as I used to have a region there which hosted an art gallery I used to have. That was before Caroline was born, in another Second Life so to speak.
But I never knew how popular sailing actually is in the is region. This part of its coast is full of privately owned parcels all with luxury houses and yachting moors for one or more boats. It looks everybody who owns a parcel here is into sailing or yachting.
I did set course North, heading towards the Corsica continent. I passed at least 15 to 20 regions. Every parcel sold and occupied , I must have passed thousands of boats and moors. Always a stead wind from behind I developed quite some speed there, especial in open waters. I can tell you it was great fun, despite of the zombie sitting on the boat staring at my ass all the time. I wondered if he would bit!
Finally I reached a region were rezing appeared to be allowed. I lowered sails and went engine on slow speed, slowly to the coast and realized: Its a public marina. There I moored and jumped on land to have a look around.
To me huge surprise there was one moor actually available for rent. All other Moors were actually occupied. Other than this moor-parcel, there was a small parcel of land right next to it available for rent at the price of 3.500 LD per week, for only about 2.000 Square meters. A lot of money for such a small parcel. But hey, it has access to Blake Sea!
The price was incredibly low: just 100 LD per week including a 50 prim allowance. This is a bargain for the this part of the mainland. I did not have to think very long about this, I took the place for the next 10 weeks. Now I have a base for exploring Nautilus in depth before I will continue further North to the next continent called Corsica.
The nice thing about it is, that I have a permanent home location for my boat. Feels cool to have a boat as my home in Second Life. It has everything a small home would have as well, but I can move with it wherever and whenever I want. In addition all tenants of the marina can use free of charge their party club location in the sky and a sky airport. What else would you want as a base for 100 LD per week.
My Zombie woke up: “Sorry phone call, what happened?”
It started in one of those extreme adult sims. The one I wrote about some time ago here. My intention was to promote the Magic Dream Angels Club. So I slipped in my „work uniform“, a set of very sexy lingerie called “black lace” and was basically standing around in that place in a crowd of guys and girls looking for a fuck. But sorry guys, this will not be a report of yet another sex adventure as things went in a different direction – literally.
Suddenly a totally naked girl called Ana, who was standing around there too, IM-ed me: „Hey I know you from your blog“. We started talking a bit and apparently she is a fan of my writings. She seemed pretty excited to meet me in person. Ana told me, when she first saw me she thought: „Hey, that girl looks like Caroline Resident“, then she saw my name and her jaw hit the floor. I felt a bit like a celebrity when she told me this. Am I already famous?
I invited her over to the club and we continued our conversation at the Tiki bar. She was a bit embarrassed that I met her naked at a sex club and she assured me , she just wanted to „goof around with noobs“, whatever that exactly is. She dressed up at the bar, to show me the “usual” Ana:
I suggested to her working with us at the club and she seemed to like the idea. Lest see if I found a new team member for us. She definitely has the looks for it, don’t you think so? A face with personality, a nice figure and especially her hands caught my attention, so slick and elegant. I am sure Rebecca will go wild when she meets Ana.
After a while Abi (Abraham Windstorm, an old friend of mine) joined us at the bar. Suddenly I had a spontaneous idea: “Why don´t we go on a little sailing trip?”. Both liked the idea and off we went to the St. Martin region in the very South-East of the Blake Sea. In fact this area of the Blake Sea is the very South-East of the Second Life mainland. The end of the world so to speak.
I rezed the Looneta, the sailing yacht I bought recently and off we went. We had good wind conditions and at times we really went quite fast at about 10kts.. This was when I realized, what a great boat the Looneta is. The movements on the water, the sounds, the waves the boat makes when moving through the sea, all of it extremely realistic. If you have a little bit of imagination, the immersion can be that good, you can almost feel the wind and water.
After crossing at least 20 very beautiful tropical SIMs we sailed past a girl who had a bit trouble with her own boat and we invited her to join us. She was a pretty little girl from Spain called Anne. This was when I gave Abi the control of the boat. He is far more experienced with sailing and I wanted to be able to focus on the conversation rather than on wind and waves.
Every mans dream, a sailing trip with three beautiful women in bikini, isn’t it?
There was one moment when me and Ana came a bit closer, caressing each other a little, not much and almost casual but it did feel nice and sensual. Lets see to what this might lead eventually!
A little later Pit, a guy I know from the Club, also joined us. Unfortunately he could not speak English, hence it proved to be a bit difficult to include him into the conversation going on. Despite we all had a lot of fun on the little boat. Ana even said: “I should have been gone to RL life an hour ago, but this is too exciting”.
When we reached the open waters of Blake Sea, were the winds are strong and the waves high, everybody was excited about crossing a huge part of the mainland by boat instead of the usual teleport system. We must have crossed at least 50 SIMs when we reached the Ibiza region in the very North-West of the Blake Sea.
Here we docked the boat and finished our sailing trip. From this location I will start my trip around the mainland which I had been planing for some time.
I finally bought myself a yacht. Its called the Looneta. I bought it for a specific purpose: It is my intention to actually sail around the entire mainland, a trip around the entire Second Life World so to speak. Not in one go of course. I will sail from one interesting port or location to the next, until coming back to Blake Sea which is my starting point. Which is in itself a challenge as every time I need to find a location which allows rezing, otherwise I can not continue the trip from the location I last logged out.
Yes, I financed this great yacht from the money I made with escorting and I even have about 5.000 L$ travel money left. A juicy back-story isn’t it? How lame is using a credit card compared to this?!
I am not sure if what I plan is actually possible to achieve. There are many possible obstacles, such as ban-lines for example. I don’t even know if there are sail-able regions or open waters around each and every continent of Second Life.
I will start the trip in the Blake Sea region, going West to the Nautilus continent and then sailing its coast line as far North as possible, hoping to find a port or region were I can rez my boat to be able to continue the trip from there.
I am asking myself whether or not I will be able to go around Corsica reaching Tomuli´s restaurant on its North coast, one of my favorite places in Second Life. Will I ever reach Bay City, Second Life´s nonofficial capital? For my readers this will actually be an excellent lesson in Second Life geography. I will try to get maps of the grid to show you the different locations I visit on this trip.
By the way, if anybody fancies to join me for a part of the route, simply leave a comment under this post, telling me a bit about yourself (interests and what you normally do in Second Life), indicating your online times and user name. I will take passengers with me, for sailing and exploring that is, not for sex. For the later I am looking forward to see you at the club 🙂
Note to clients & potential clients of Magic Dream Angels:
The fact that I am traveling around the grid will obviously result in me spending less time at the club. However, I will still be available for guests, both new and regulars. If you come for some sexy fun and you don´t see me at the club, simply look at the ad-board to see if I am online. In that case you can always send me a message to find out if I am available.
Today I went back to the beach, were i got raped twice within no time. But this time I switched to SL Viewer with no RLV enabled. It was discovery time. I noticed the last time, that there is much more to this region than the beach hence I decided to have a closer look.
I was amazed by what I discovered. The region is meter enabled for role-play and features more than 150 different sex animated beds and other stuff. But the best thing was this ridable and metered dragon.
This will become one of my favourite sims, have a look why:
You probably remember Toni. Toni is the protagonist in previous posts such as „lessons in love“ or the „the final exam“. Ever since he immersed quite a lot into Second Life. He bought himself a plane after I introduced him to the fun of aviation in Second Life, he discovered the virtual amazon and I understand, he also had his fair share of erotic adventures in Second Life with other girls too.
The other day, he suggested something else: Scuba diving in Second Life. Yes, you can simulate scuba diving in Second life. In fact there are plenty of underwater worlds to discover. So off I went and bought scuba diving simulation equipment on marketplace. He took me to a place called Fruit Islands first.
What we discovered there is best explained with pictures, have a look:
In the end he had to return to Real Life and after he left, I started discovering the area a bit. I found and interesting little private parcel, close to the location where we dived with very pretty little beach house. There was a security orb or ban lines. Anyone can enter the parcel and use the facilities. The owner even allows strangers to rez stuff, which is rather unusual in Second Life.
Suddenly I had a very naughty idea
Isn’t it exciting to do it, at somebody else`s place? It has a certain arousal and excitement, when you could get caught any minute by the owner, or a friend of the owner, whilst in the middle of having sex. ´What would you do? Maybe apologizing, taking your cloth and get the fuck out of the embarrassing situation as quick as possible? What would I do? I probably would say sorry and offer to participate as some kind of compensation! Now, that would be a fun! Anyway Next time I saw Toni online, I invited him over to the place. I told him that I discovered this cute little place in the diving region. He was pleasantly surprised, when without much beating around the bush, I opened his jeans and went straight into action.
What followed was probably our best sex so far, even though that we did actually not get caught:
Some guys are really strange. I was standing at a pet shop in Second Life looking at ride-able horses, when this guy rezzed in the shop almost right in front of me. I asked him: „Hey looking for a pet too?“ He went: „No, its you I am looking for, I tracked you on the BD-Sassy tracker“. For those who don´t know: that is a tracking system for a capture and rape role play system.
OK, here we go again, I thought. Now I will get captured, brought somewhere and fucked. But that did not happen. The guy started a normal conversation like those you might have in a club or on a beach. Such as were I come from and other small talk. However he did not have a very good command of the English language (being Turkish) which made communication a bit difficult. But we managed.
„You want horse free?“
I still was a bit skeptical what he is into, but I agreed to TP to another place. That’s were a horse seller offers a free demo of one of his horses. The way it works is, you get a demo version which self-deletes itself after 5 times using it. Most of the time those horses are wearable, so no need for rezing permissions.
Then he TP-ed me to another place. So I ended up somewhere on the Sansara continent riding a virtual horse through those huge winter landscapes in a Sansara night. Well, that was on my to do list anyway. Originally the plan was discovering it by plane but a horse does the job too.
In continuation we actually went skiing too:
until he suddenly said:
I knew this was not an order but sounded like one merely due to his very limited command of the English language. I asked : “You take me to a beach now?”
“Is surprise, you wear Bikini”
OK, surely he takes me now to a adult place to have his way with me. Boy was I wrong. He actually TP-ed on a cliff on a beautiful nature sim.
Said and done. He gave me a little push and I fell of the cliff. I had just about enough time to switch on my swimming hud and then found myself swimming between ride-able orcas. Not a super exciting activity, but nice enough scenery for this shot:
Then he left saying: “Need go real life, meet again?”
I added him to the friends list. Maybe I should get an English – Turkish translater?
You know what? I suspect he doesn’t actually know what that tracker is made for. Maybe he thinks its some kind of friend-finder!
Today I bought a plane. A seaplane to be exact. The main reason for this acquisition is my infamous lack of talent to land a regular plane the way it should be done. My long time readers certainly remember my first attempts in Second Life aviation, which can be described with a single word: fail!
Here is my new little bird:
The price I paid was very reasonable: 980 Linden Dollar. What caught my attention in the advert on marketplace was the claim that it has some kind of script in it, which makes sim crossing more smooth and less dangerous. Hey, that is exactly what I need, if true.
So of I went to my favorite airport Hollywood Airport on Blake Sea, rezed the plane and jumped in. Slowly , carefully I followed the taxi way (I know buy now what that is) and thought to myself: “Hey, this is cool, I have a new look, a new plane and my name tag is switched off. Nobody of all those people I caused nightmares in the past will recognize me”.
I reached the runway ready to take off:
Someone hits my IM: “ATC calling Caroline Resident, welcome back Carol but wait with take off until that helicopter crossing from south west is cleared, wait for go”. How did he know it was me?
Anyway, who cares! I had a perfect take off. I realized that this plane needs a bit more throttle to take off than the little Debonaire I was flying before. I guess this is simulating the weight off the plane but could also have to do with the smaller wheels built into the skis. Once up in the air I realized this plane fly far smoother than the Debonair and region crossing was indeed very easy with hardly any turbulence. It is still recommended to avoid region corners however.
Next was the need for practicing landing and take off on waters. I did choose a wide open ocean area, to make sure nothing is in my way. This is actually the risky part when landing somewhere. As opposed to an airport, you actually never know what you are going to encounter when landing on water. I also experienced that it takes even more power and flap during a seaplane take off because during a seaplane take-off, hydrodynamic or water drag becomes the major part of the forces resisting acceleration.
After a bit of practice and a bit of diving into the ocean, I became quite confident in landing and take off, in fact its much easier than with my Debonair, mainly due to no restrictions of a short runway and to much better engines (or engine simulation in Second Life) of that particular plane.
Ready to explore. So off I went flying West direction Nautilus continent. Shortly after I noticed some green spots on the radar (indicating people on the grid) on a an island a little bigger than the island in the region. My curiosity awoke and I prepared for landing. My first kinda official landing on blake sea waters. Considering my records in Second Life aviation anything could happen such as crashing into boats, or otherwise not getting it right.
It went absolutely perfect
I got the plane into this position. An amazing view isn’t it? I parked the plane and went on land.
There I met one of the co-owners off the parcel.
The place is a sailing club operated by Germans. They offer free rezzing of boats and planes and the free use in the blake sea of all boats in the little harbor. The best is: they also offer classes for noobs and organize regular events such as regattas and racing. I found out, that is actually one of the oldest sailing clubs in the blake sea and a very popular place too. It must have cost them a lot of money in terms of Second Life prices, to build this place. Land on blake sea is amongst the most expensive in Second Life.
They even have a website announcing their races and other sportive events. Those are also announced via group messages. I like this place and I am looking forward to attend some of their events in the future.
Some people love pets, dogs for example. Others love them that much, that they need to breed dogs (or other animals) in Second Life. Yesterday I was shown a place that could easlily be classified as a virtual dog breeding center.
The person who showed me this (his) place, calls himself „Schweini Spitteler“, short: Spitte. I actually met him about two weeks ago on a role play sim (I will write about that in a separate blog post). I guess you imagine now some kind of nerdy avatar, maybe a bit like Sheldon Cooper in „the big bang theory“. I cant blame you. Hey, we are talking about breeding virtual animals here.
Wrong! He is actually very good looking and nowhere near to what one would consider nerdy or otherwise strange and just in case you are wondering (I know you do): no, I did not have sex with him (yet).
Spitte explained me how this works. Basically you buy certain strater-raced pixel-dogs, which have some kind of a meter attached to them. The meter shows the different attributes of the dog, its state of mind, gender and a lot of other things. They actually just stand around, unless you activate them by clicking on them which basically makes them walk around (hurray!).
If a female dog gets a 100% on the heat meter (this is not a joke) you bring the bitch to a male pixel-dog so they can breed. I know what you are thinking now, but no, that doesn’t happen. The dogs are actually well behaved. No matter how high their heat is and no matter how much they would love to hump each other, they wait until you log out. Its then when it happens. This is probabably to protect them against abuse from perverts being into zoophilia or robotophilia or both. Maybe its just to make breeding pets a G-rated activity in Second Life.
Next time you come in-world: tataaaaa the bitch is pregnant. For pregnancy there is also a meter and when the pregnancy meter gets to 100% she gives birth to a puppy. No, of course not. Come on, these are virtual dogs. Virtual dogs don’t give birth to puppies, they give birth to little boxes called „kennels“.
Once you have this box, you right click it and choose „birth“ and by the magic of virtual space a little dog appears. Now you have to feed the little puppy and make sure it breads within the next 120 days. After this time frame the dog looses its capability to reproduce.
I asked Spitte, what the point is. Basically its the fun of seeing what comes out when you cross certain races with certain attributes and such. Spitte seams to be particularly proud on those white ones here:
So let me sum this up: You spend money to buy pixel-robo-dogs which can reproduce themselves automatically. You need to wait and wait until such happens and the outcome is yet another pixel-robo-dog.
Honestly? I still don’t get it. Whats the fun in this. Why do people do this? If anyone can shade some light on this, please leave a comment!
Groups are a great thing when you are new to something. I joined a group at the Hollywood airport, which is a group for pilots and people interested in aviation in Second Life. I posted in the group chat a message, stating that I would love to experience an air combat also referred to as “dogfight”. I have no idea why its called “DOG-fight”. I can assure you there are no dogs on this airport. Anyway that’s how its called.
It did not take long and Brad did send me a message and TP. He offered me to fly with him in his F15 Jet. Two other friends of his were there too Fortnight and Emily. One of which played the “bad Russian” in MIG and the other was there for rescue.
Rescue? I asked! Yeah rescue, because when you get shot down you are using a parachute do glide down on the grid. As most fighting happens over the sea, you also wear a life vest, which you inflate once you touch the sea. How funny is that!
Ok, up we went and I must say. It is amazing, despite of me spending more time in the water than in the air. Best experience is when you go into mouse view. It gives you the feel of actually sitting in a jet cockpit.
To fly these jets and engage in combat requires quite a bit of skills, it looks actually very difficult. Everything happens very fast and you see yourself more than once upside down or other strange positions.
If you are interested in such experience, fly with somebody who has experience first. Then you might decide if this is for you or not. I think every noob should try this at least once! It’s a cool action packed in-world game and certainly worth trying.
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