Inara Pey has written up a very detailed summary of last Friday’s in-world product meetups. I was unable to attend these meetings so I’m glad that Inara posted this!
Once again a merry band of avatars gathered at 114 Harvest at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time/Sansar Time to embark on another Atlas Hopping adventure hosted by Draxtor Despres and Strawberry Singh. The three experiences we visited were:
- Studio Club – Karaoke & Hang-Out, by Sin
- Sancrafter, by JackTheRipper
- The dungeon levels in the Garden of Dreams, by Kayle Matzerath
Here’s Drax’s live stream of the event:
(Note: Drax is wrong, it’s actually Episode 4.)
And here’s Strawberry’s live stream:
This picture of Sansar Studios’ popular Zen Garden experience, called simply “Sansar Flight”, was taken by Jamisson Burnstein and posted to the Sansar Flickr group. If you time it right, you can catch the red air taxi as it lands and takes off from the edge of the platform next to the swimming pool, and go for a spin around Zen Garden!
I have blogged about this experience often; it is the starting point for our Atlas Hopping adventures every weekend. But I have not yet chosen 114 Harvest as my Pick of the Day! I am rectifying that situation now.
When you arrive at Draxtor Despres’ and Ria’s Sansar experience, you find yourself in a California suburban neighbourhood. Head for the house at the end of the street, with the red car parked in the driveway.
Enter the house, turn left, and head down the stairs to the basement. There’s a comfortable rec room with a TV and a German board game, Mensch ärgere Dich nicht (“Don’t Get Angry”) spread out on the coffee table. If you have an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset you can actually pick up the individual pieces and play a game of Mensch ärgere Dich nicht!
In a corner of the basement is Drax’s recording studio.
There’s still the remains of Drax’s birthday party on a table next to the fridge!
Ria has done a wonderful job making the items that make up this experience. It’s become a favourite gathering spot for many avatars in Sansar. Drax has written about the goal of 114 Harvest:
When we embarked on this journey a couple months back, all we wanted to prove is that social VR can work if there is engaging “place-making” going on. What started as a tiny little basement grew conceptually, and (this is what we hope!) will grow even more now that you can write the story of this place together with us.