The simulations in Second Life reach almost 5,000 meters. Since the SL viewer has a maximum draw distance of 512 meters, that gives makers the option to create skyplatforms. Last year, the Lab added the ability to change the environmental settings at different elevations. For the project, that meant that we were able to create new planets at different elevations, or new locations to our characters’ homeworld of planet NeoVictoria.
Below are the current platforms and a little about each location. All are 360-degree panorama (equirectangular) snapshots were taken using SL Viewer 188.8.131.523579 – Second Life Project 360 Capture.
The pictures are currently hosted on the Flickr platform because it has the ability to support the 360-degree effect. Click the photo to open a new tab that allows an interactive engagement.
The Visitor Center and Skymall
Here are the first places players visit when they teleport to the estate. It’s out-of-character (OOC) and offers information on what folks need to begin roleplaying with us.
The Port City of NeoLondon [the landlevel]
This is the main roleplay area. We have made a lot of additions to create the effect of a port city surrounded by rolling hills. On this planet, the light is cast by the moon. It is a twilight world. The NeoVictoria SIM has free character rentals and the Machinima SIM has pay-for rentals.
NeoLondon Junkyard and Skyship Port
This is the shipyard, Skyport, and junkyard for NeoLondon.
NeoLondon Fairgrounds and Forest
A favorite place to celebrate the solstices, this location also has extensive forests, secret caves, and sacred trees.
Letwick, Planet NeoEdinburgh
Colonized by people from the highlands of Scotland on Old Earth, NeoEdinburgh is an ocean world with few large landmasses, but thousands of tiny islands.
Strand War Memorial, Planet Greenwell
This planet was almost completely destroyed at the end of the Strand War. This sector of the city has been left as it was at the end of the war and now acts as a museum and memorial to the struggle.
Time: 21 April 2018 from 3 to 5 PM Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana] Organized By: MadMechaMessah
Players: MadMechaMessiah as Leander Hatfield; Paisley Dawes as Idalia Weed; melonnyvix as Melonny; and Hmmmph Stevaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.
Wherein the Undertaker and the Widow depart from NeoLondon to visit the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling Mister Hatfield’s impressive collection of funeralia. They discover the people of the fairelands have unique customs of their own …urns used for stew …urns used for pets …at least the Undertaker made a bulk sale for one customer’s personal pet cemetery! As for Miss Black and her strange ailment? The Healer and the Auditor remained sequestered with the poor female. Let us hope Mister Hatfield’s services won’t be needed too soon!
Time: 20 April 2018 from 6 to 8:30 PM Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana] Organized By: Asil Ares
Players: Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; MadMechaMessiah as Haskell Faustus; Snowjob as Ramu Suzuka; LadyLyndon as Jane Black; Asil Ares as Asil Clockwerk; melonnyvix as Melonny and Hmmmph Stenvaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.
Wherein the Healer from NeoLondon visits the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling her Sleepytime Jam, only to discover one of their members may have been infected by a dark shadow. Will the Auditor be able to find lore in the Library that will aid Miss Black, or will the shadow devour her? Can Hmmmph and Melonny start a friendship based only on drink and weapons? Is the mysterious Ramu Suzuka really blind, or is it an elaborate con? Join us and find out!
Fun Fact: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Good Emporiums are known throughout the Sidhe Empire; they have stores on all the Sidhe worlds, as well as several of the fairelands.
A dull thud on the doorstep in the early morning announces the newspaper delivery automaton making his rounds. Its reed-and-brass voice box calls out in the pre-dawn silence, echoing down the cobblestone streets. “Wake up to the News in the Times! Advertisements and Entertainment, too!”
…a Steampunk adventure in machinima and dark roleplay